Spy Agent Review
If you are in search of a reliable computer monitoring application that can monitor and track your kids’ activities online, your search probably ends here. Spy Agent is one of the best parental control and computer monitoring application available with us today, all thanks to the number of features that it has on offer.
As the name suggests, Spy Agent is an excellent spy software that tracks every activity on your computer. Thus, you no more need to worry as to what your kids do when you are away.
Without much ado, let’s have a look at what this parental control software has on offer. Let us take a look at how this software fairs in the market of parental control tools.
Reporting and Notification
Spy Agent reports the online activities of your kids and helps you access the stored logs. It comes with a range of in-built features like Summary Reports, Log Cross-Referencing, Top 10 Report Generator and so on.
Talking about the Top 10 Report Generator, it provides a summary of most popular activities of your kids such as emails sent and received, websites visited, online searches, applications used, files downloaded and so on.
In order to have a quick look at the report, you can also make a quick keyword search and the related items would be highlighted to you. Further, you can also configure the software such that you can receive the logs remotely either via FTP or email.
Filtering, Blocking, and Monitoring
Spy Agent is known for its comprehensive features which let you keep a close eye on your kids’ activities without actually letting them know. The software keeps a record of basically everything that you need to be documented.
All the documented data is well arranged along with time stamps, thus helping you to sort the documents better. From recording the words types to the games played, programs opened, emails sent, searches conducted and so on – Spy Agent monitors everything.
What’s more? Unlike other parental control software available in the market today, Spy Agent can even take snapshots of your child’s activity in between which are then played to you in the form of slideshow.
In addition to monitoring your kids’ activities online, it also helps you in filtering the content which you don’t want your kids to access. This way you can filter the websites unfit for your kids beforehand.
Not only websites, you can also filter certain applications and chat messengers. Further, whenever your kid makes an attempt to access the blocked website, a notification is issued instantly to you regarding the attempt.
All in all, there are 10 filter categories you can categorize the content into. Further, in or4der to block certain URLs, you can blacklist them.
Spy Agent also helps you track the time spent by your kids online while you were away. It tracks every detail regarding the number of hours your child was online, the number of hours the computer was on but not active and so on.
What’s more? The software would automatically turn off the internet access during times when your kid is expected to be at school, or studying, or sleeping.
The software works in a stealth mode, and so, your kid won’t even know if they are been detected. What’s the best part? The Spy Agent doesn’t even show up in the Task Manager as a running application.
Further, the software gives you the freedom to start monitoring only during a certain time period.
Spy Agent does not support mobile
Spy Agent provides a range of licenses at a very pocket-friendly price. The single computer license is priced at $69.95. You can buy the license for three computers starting from $89.95.
In addition lifetime insurance extension is available for $29.95 and extended download warranty for $9.95
Spy Agent: Pros and Cons
- Easy to use user interface
- Can work in a stealth mode
- Lacks amazing features that other parental control software come equipped with
- Lacks advanced reporting
- No mobile
Installation and Customer Support
It is easy to install and sue the software. However, interface could have been better when compared to other parental control software. It is bit tough to get a hang of the software, especially when you are using it for the first time.
However, it becomes easy enough once you have used it once. Rest, to download, you can download the software through their website.
Talking about the customer support, the software provides a fairly good support in the form of a technical support help desk, phone and a knowledge base that consists of installation guides, FAQs, product manuals and so on,
You can choose to contact the customer support via phone from Monday through Friday. However, you can communicate via help-desk throughout the week.
Final verdict for Spy Agent
If you are looking for an average parental control software with basic features, this software might be the right fit. However, if you are looking for something advanced, this software might not be the right fit.