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Employee Computer Tracking Solution: Monitor Employee Online Activities, Employee Computer Usage Tracking

June 23rd, 2010

Do your employees spend too much time surfing unrelated websites that have nothing to do with the working process? Do they send sensitive business information to your competitors? Are your employees not as productive as they should be because of Internet abuse? If you wish to get answers to all these questions, start employee computer usage tracking process as soon as possible. Take advantage of our powerful and full-featured employee computer tracking solution designed to help you monitor employee online activities in real-time and remotely, even when you’re out for a business trip.

Actually, Activity Monitor has become an industry-leading employee computer tracking solution for businesses as it allows to monitor employee online activities and computer usage with detailed records of everything an employee does on his office computer.

Indeed, our comprehensive employee computer tracking solution records all chat conversations, emails sent and received, websites visited, programs run, files downloaded and even keystrokes typed – actually everything that you can expect from employee computer usage tracking process. In addition, Activity Monitor takes desktop screenshots, so you can see the exact succession of everything your employees are doing, step by step.

This detailed information is automatically stored in one centralized location on the main computer, which allows you to use the results of employee computer tracking for further analysis and investigations to get all the evidence you need to prove guilt or innocence. Take advantage of Activity Monitor from SoftActivity to increase employee productivity and reduce PC and Internet usage abuse.

Home Computer Tracking Program, Control Children's Internet Use, Children's Online Safety

June 22nd, 2010

Do you, as a conscious parent, take all necessary steps to protect your children from all possible threats at home, school and, basically, from those that are waiting for them on the street? What about children’s online safety? As you probably know, Internet is a place which hides a lot of danger including online cheaters, inappropriate content, harmful materials, etc. But you shouldn’t panic, as SoftActivity is here to provide you with the powerful home computer tracking program allowing you to control children’s Internet use and ensure their online safety 24/7.

Recent research shows that kids are not saying anything that might happen online because of embarrassment or many other reasons. That’s why children’s online safety has become one of the most important issues for conscious parents nowadays. Our advanced home computer tracking program SoftActivity Keylogger can be your right hand in solving this important issue – you will be able to control your children’s Internet use and all computer activities in an absolutely secret mode, in real-time and from any computer with Internet access.

Because of hardly traceable keylogger, this home computer tracking program runs completely invisibly to your kids and secretly records all activity performed on the computer: Internet URLs visited, keystrokes typed, emails sent and received, chat conversations made, programs run, etc. not to mention the screenshots saving function. In other words, it will provide you with ultimate control over your children’s Internet use.

If children’s online safety is one of your top parental concerns, take advantage of our home computer tracking program SoftActivity Keylogger. Download a 15-day free trial version and try all its powerful features before initial purchase.

Setup Activity Monitor with Symantec Endpoint Protection 11/12

June 11th, 2010

If you have Symantec Endpoint Protection installed on your company computers, it may detect a threat/risk in Activity Monitor and Agent and delete it.  To avoid this you need to setup Exceptions in Symantec Endpoint. It will then ignore presence of Activity Monitor and allow monitoring of computers in your office network and will not notify users. Following steps below add these Centralized Exceptions  in Symantec Endpoint Protection:

  • Spyware.ActivMonAgent
  • Spyware.ActMon
  • Folder on monitored computers: C:\Windows\sysnchrb
  • Folder where Activity Monitor main console is installed: “C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftActivity\Activity Monitor” (on Windows 64-bit) or “C:\Program Files\SoftActivity\Activity Monitor” (on Windows 32-bit)

In case you use Symantec in Unmanaged Clients mode, you need to add these exceptions  on each workstation where you are going to install Agent and on the workstation or server where you install Activity Monitor. If you use Managed clients mode in Symantec you need to add exceptions only once in Endpoint Protections Manager on the server. This is preferred mode and makes adding exceptions to all client computers much easier.

You need to add exceptions on computers where you are planning to install Activity Monitor and Agent before the installation. If you add exclusions after installation, you may need to reinstall Activity Monitor again, as it could be already damaged by the antivirus. If Symantec detects a risk in Activity Monitor/Agent files it will ask user to choose an action. In this case you can right click it and click Exclude.

1. Open Symantec Endpoint Protection. Click Change Settings tab, then click Configure Settings button next to Centralized Exceptions:

Symantec Endpoint Protection settings window

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Setup Activity Monitor with Norton 360

June 11th, 2010

If you have Norton 360 installed, it may detect and delete Activity Monitor and Agent. To avoid this you need to setup exclusions in Norton 360. It will then ignore presence of Activity Monitor and allow monitoring of computers in your office network. Following steps below add these Signature Exclusions in Antivirus Settings in Norton 360:

  • Spyware.ActMon
  • Spyware.ActivMonAgent

You need to do it on computers where you are planning to install Activity Monitor and Agent before the installation. If you add exclusions after installation, you may need to reinstall Activity Monitor again, as it could be already damaged by the antivirus.

UPDATE (Sept 2012): Since version 7.0 of Activity Monitor exclude this folder on monitored computers: C:\Windows\sysnchrb

You may also need to create a Firewall Rule for Activity Monitor and Agent.

Antivirus exclusions for Activity Monitor and Agent in Norton 360

1.Open Norton 360 main window. Click Settings:

Norton 360 main window. Click Settings

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Setup Activity Monitor and Agent with Norton Antivirus 2010/2011

June 10th, 2010

Norton Antivirus will report presence and delete Activity Monitor software and Activity Monitor Agent . You can  still install Activity Monitor on your company’s computers to monitor employees if you are authorized to do so. You will  to add a few excludes in Norton Antivirus.

UPDATE (Sept 2012): Since version 7.0 of Activity Monitor exclude this folder on monitored computers: C:\Windows\sysnchrb

1. Open Norton Antivirus main window and click Settings in Computer panel:

Norton Antivirus 2010 – click Settings for Computer

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