Tracking browsing history can provide deep insight into the Internet life of any particular web user by showing his/her online behavior, most frequently visited websites and interests. Do you suspect that your employees abuse their Internet access at work by chatting with friends, doing shopping online, playing computer games, browsing social media like Facebook or Instagram during office hours? Then it’s high time to monitor their browsing history and find out all the truth.Read More
New video has been published – quick overview of Activity Monitor features.
Learn how to monitor employee computers in your organization. Protect your company from insider threats and improve employees’ performance.Read More
We’ve published a new demo video for Activity Monitor new version 11 with easy step-by-step instructions.
See how to quickly start monitoring computer users in your organization.
Changes in version 8.7
- new: if Activity Monitor password is set, it is used for connection to Agents by default. Set the same password in Activity Monitor Options – General tab and for Agents to avoid entering passwords multiple times
- improved: if Agent password is not set, Activity Monitor will not ask you for a password. Warning! It’s highly not recommended to install Agent without a password
- improved: now can record multiple events on Programs tabs at the same second, as time resolution increased from seconds to milliseconds
- fix: when updating Activity Monitor from version 6.5 or earlier, Agent password was lost
AVG Antivirus may detect Activity Monitor Agent on the monitored computer and Activity Monitor installation on the manager’s PC as
Win32:ActivityLogger-E [PUP] or
Potentially Unwanted Program(PUP) threat. In fact, there is no virus in Activity Monitor software. It only does what is declared in its features described on the website.
To prevent AVG Antivirus from detecting this threat you will need to exclude Activity Monitor installation folder from scans following instructions below.
Basically, you need to exclude on admin’s PC:
C:\Program Files\SoftActivity\Activity Monitor
on the monitored computers:
- new: View screenshots in sync with reports in Central Logs Database [screenshot]:
- select a program and view all screenshots for this program in Top Programs report [screenshot]
- select a website and view a history of screenshots taken during visits of this website in Top Websites report [screenshot]
- view screenshots at the bottom of the screen as you navigate through history of used programs, emails, chats, etc.
- double click a screenshot thumbnail in the bottom panel to view it full size
- zoom in/out screenshots, view as slide show [screenshot]
- recommended setting now is to take screenshots from active window only instead of full desktop. It is now default
- new: View History button added in every tab in the Monitoring window that opens Central Log Database for this computer and user
- new: screenshots from remote computers are now downloaded together with logs. Get Agent Screenshots command removed. Click Get Agent Log instead
- new: Options – Location tab: removed folders for screenshots and exports. Screenshots are now stored in the Central Log Database folder under SCR subfolder
- new: Improved compatibility with antivirus products. Now it’s easy to exclude Agent folder from scans in your antivirus to avoid any positive detection
with future updates of your antivirus product
- Fixes since version 6.5:
- fix: database conversion error on some computers: “error in statement near s”
- fix: Activity Monitor crashed on some computers when monitored PC’s IP address changes
- fix: Adobe Reader hanged on some computers with Agent installed resulting in user unable to open PDF files
- fix: compatibility issue with Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus caused extremely slow file downloads and copying
- fix: rare crashes when displaying some HTML email messages
- fix: on some monitored computers Administrator users could find recorded screenshots by searching for jpg files in Windows
- improved: support of more than 65K rows for export to Excel 2007 or newer
- fix: error message on computers with MS Outlook 2010 64-bit about no default email client
Technological change made almost any of modern businesses dependent on computer and Internet resources. However, some employees tend to abuse their computer use during working hours that results in overall decreased productivity and critical information leakage. That’s why, it’s highly important for business owners and managers to use LAN spy software solutions to monitor employee online activities and the whole computer usage.Read More