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CNET Download.com 5 out of 5
"SpyBuddy offers a good array of features for monitoring PC activity in your absence. Like most software of its kind, SpyBuddy keeps records of keystrokes, Web sites visited, and applications used. The program offers you an easy method for configuring settings during launch, and the well-organized and modern interface makes it easy to keep tabs on everything."
"SpyBuddy can record all disk activities, printed documents, and clipboard contents, and you can regularly get reports via e-mail or FTP. Also, although you can schedule surveillance sessions, you can't change settings remotely. The utility also can lead users away from temptation by blocking Web sites or applications of your choosing. Finally, like any good surveillance program, SpyBuddy is tough for others to detect and uninstall."
"If you need to keep children away from adult content or just want peace of mind, SpyBuddy is an easy and virtually foolproof way to wiretap your system."
"No PC can escape the all-seeing eye of SpyBuddy, a surveillance program that allows you to record all Internet browsing habits and desktop activity, and review it whenever you wish. The software can log all chat conversations from the major platforms like AOL, ICQ, and MSN, and clue you in on what applications have been opened, which documents have been printed, even what keystrokes have been performed. True to its spy-themed moniker, anyone using the computer won't even know that the program is even running."
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SpyBuddy is recommended by Detective Mike Widner. Read entire transcript
Sounds like a job for key-logging software, which tracks Web sites a person visits, chat conversations, even keystrokes. A company called Exploreanywhere Software (exploreanywhere.com) sells several good key-logging programs, including SpyBuddy ($49.99), which can secretly monitor all your daughter's activity, and ChatBlocker ($39.99), which lets you set the times when she can chat -- and record logs of her chats. With the latter program, of course, she'll know what you're up to, and if she suspects you're key-logging her, she may be able to use an anti-spyware program to disable your monitoring program. Technology sure has complicated the parent-child relationship, hasn't it?
"The existence of such programs [SpyBuddy] gives me the shakes."
Before the Internet entered our homes, children's communication with the outside world existed only via the telephone, a knock at the door, and the occasional stone thrown at a bedroom window. These means of interaction invited and continue to invite occasional minor mayhem, but today it's a whole new ballgame. Parents now grapple with a much more complex medium that not only facilitates communication but also knowledge, fun, and, yes, trouble.