New version of Spector Pro supports Windows 8!
- Grouping of the intercepted information into categories
- Great stealthiness level
- Both sides interception in messengers
- Pleasant to look at, user friendly interface
- Emails sent/received monitoring
- Good file-activity monitoring
- System-inactivity time recording
- Good visual surveillance
- Not enough URL interception level
- A bulk of steps to follow during the pre-installation
- No clipboard interception
Today we are reviewing another non-shareware monitoring product on our website — Spector Pro.
The process of installation is similar to the one we followed in eBlaster: we agree to inform the user that he is being monitored, read and accept EULA, put in product serial number and e-mail address for registration, choose the type of installation ("Standard" or "Viewer Only"), choose hotkey combination, password and the type of installation ("Visible" or "Stealth"). After the product is installed we are asked whether we want to remove Spector Pro installation file or not, we choose "Yes" and allow the program to restart PC on the next screen.
Information in Spector Pro menu is grouped into 11 categories: Screen Snapshots, Chat/IM Activity, Online Searches, Web Sites Visited, Email Activity, Files Transferred, Keystrokes Typed, Program Activity, User Activity, Document Tracking and Keywords Detection, each of which views the corresponding information. It is also possible to see Top 10 of Chat/IM Activity, Online Search, Web Sites Visited, Email Activity, Program Activity and Keywords Detected. All this, in addition to a great number of filters, makes viewing of intercepted information very comfortable.
The functionality of the program is on a very high level: the program is capable to intercept both sides of chat conversations, all the file activities except opening of the files (it logs all the applications run though), both incoming and outgoing messages, record user logging on and off and its inactivity time. Spector Pro also receives points for implementing of all the functions related to snapshot capturing, except "Desktop or window shot option".
As for other sections, Spector Pro also shows great results — the program is hidden greatly, blocks both applications and websites, and implements all the features of "Other" section, except availability of the program in languages, different from English.
As for the weaknesses of Spector Pro, they are almost the same as in its sister-program eBlaster, i.e.: inability to log clipboard content, logon password, mouse clicks and, as stated previously, only one language available. In addition to this Spector Pro cannot be uninstalled automatically on a pre-specified date and has no log transferring options. The weaknesses are not essential, but they cost points, the lack of which moves Spector Pro lower in our chart.
Summing up we can say that Spector Pro is one of the most powerful keyloggers in our comparison table that is confirmed by its high position in our ranking. The product will come in handy for absolutely all of the users except those, who want to view their log-files remotely.