How to Monitor Your Employee’s PCs without Going Too Far


Why should you monitor your employees PC? This is a major concern of the employers. Today almost all the work can be done with the help of computers such as from buying articles, making notes, sending and receiving emails and many more. In this case it is necessary to have complete information like internet uses and what they are doing in their computer. Employer should know everything about his team, what matters most is, what they are doing during the company time and on company resources. If they spent time on frivolous sites or objectionable sites, then it would hamper the company’s productivity and the business has to face some legal risks. So the employer can monitor their employee’s computer with the help of the third part software.

Monitoring an Employee is one facet of a larger discipline, it is known as endpoint security. This includes protection from malware to asset tracking and policy enforcement. For bigger business it requires comprehensive endpoint security system. To handle these functions server software has to be coupled with client monitoring tool for each machines of the user. These systems are complex and it requires an expertise like IT pro. For a small business, to achieve the end point security, you can install the monitoring tool that would combine the software on PC with the services to monitor or protect the PC and enforce compliance with company policies. With the help of PC monitoring Software, monitoring becomes easier. The most secured way to monitor the use of PC is by deploying the system that consists of appliance server or host along with the installed software.

This software is capable of logging anything from the user’s PC, such as like the files they print, programs they run, monitoring the keystrokes, internet conversation and connections, activities on webpage, email received and sent and many more. The entire log can be saved easily and can be exported for later use. It can monitor real time Desktop Viewing and control, Managing and viewing the application, managing and viewing the Windows, management of file system and its navigation, viewing document history and many more. It has an excellent security features like Stealth mode, encryption of log file, security setting, disabling spyware detector, scheduling the logging time and PC Lockdown and password protection.

To use this software it should have the following system requirements:

  1. Windows NT4, 200x, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, or 10. 32 and 64-bit supported.
  2. Pentium Class PC (133mhz or higher)
  3. 3MB Hard disk space
  4. IP Address of Remote Computer.

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User Guide:

Step 1: After downloading your copy of PC monitor navigate to where you downloaded Double click the PC monitor installer file to initiate the install.


Step 2: Select the installer until you come to this screen. Then choose the folder location for PC monitor’s install. Once you configure the Destination Directory, select the Next button.


Step 3: Select the installer until you come to this screen. Then choose the install type for PC monitor. If you want it to not appear in the start menu and install the bare minimum files then choose the Stealth installation.


Step 4: After configuring the install you would be asked whether you want to include an uninstaller. Choose NO.spyagent-userguide4

 Step 5: After your installation is complete you have to configure and run the software! Go to the START button on your desktop and click it once to bring up the Start menu. Choose the RUN… option to get the below window. spyagent-userguide5

Step 6: In the install directory you would see the PC monitor files below if you have chosen Stealth install. Highlight the sysdiag application file as shown below. spyagent-userguide6

Step 7: Right click on the sysdiag application file  and choose RENAME from the menu by clicking on it.  spyagent-userguide6

Step 8: Type a new name in for sysdiag. As you can see below we chose to name it “snmp”. Use the below name, or something of your making to conceal PC monitor’s identity. spyagent-userguide8

Step 9: Run it by double clicking the file you renamed. You would be prompted to configure your password – do so. Once inside PC monitor click on the ‘GENERAL’ button on the right side of the its window. The below window will appear – enable the options exactly as you see in the below window. spyagent-userguide9

Step 10: Click the Start Monitoring button that is highlighted below. You would be prompted for password – enter it, and click OK. You would receive a notification message on how to bring it out of stealth mode to later view logs.spyagent-userguide10