SoftActivity

Activity Monitor 7.0 released

August 2nd, 2012
  • 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

LAN Spy Software, Program for spying on LAN computers

July 19th, 2012

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

Network PC Monitoring, PC Activity Monitor

February 28th, 2012

There is no deny that the Internet provides us with plenty of opportunities to run a business, find any necessary information and communicate with partners and friends. However, the misuse of these opportunities may cause Internet addiction and, what is worse, complete disavowal of reality. Some people really can’t stop pointless Internet surfing all day long, even when they are at work. If you are a business owner and have a staff that gets unrestricted Internet access, you should be aware that any type of cyberslacking may affect your overall business productivity dramatically.Read More

Real-time LAN monitoring software

February 1st, 2011

Everyone knows that the Internet can be a wonderful source for useful information as well as an indispensable mean to communicate with friends, meet new people, play games, go shopping and perform other tasks that may have a rather negative effect when it comes to Internet usage during office or school hours.Read More

Internet Abuse at the Office, Monitor Staff Internet Usage

October 26th, 2010

Have you ever lost profits or confidential information due to Internet abuse? Do you have reasonable suspicion that some of your employees fail in their duties? Having total control over your local network is a good chance to know whether you are correct or not and eliminate Internet abuse at the office. With feature-rich staff Internet use monitoring software from SoftActivity, you can have your hand on the pulse of what is going on in your LAN that will allow you to know what your employees do when they are supposed to work.Read More

LAN monitoring tool: monitor computers in local network

September 27th, 2010

The Internet abuse in the workplace presents a significant risk for employers costing them hours of company’s productivity and important information leakage. Wouldn’t it be nice if you can monitor Internet usage in LAN and see what your employees are doing when they are supposed to work? SoftActivity is ready to offer you such a splendid opportunity! Take advantage of our powerful LAN monitoring tool and monitor office computers activity remotely from a single administrator’s PC.Read More

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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