How To Monitor Your Computer For Free

Monitoring Computer

Is someone else using your computer when you are not around? If yes, this article is for you. Today I'm going to show you how to monitor your computer for free.

Before jumping into the how-to guide, take a look at some of the reasons to spy on your own computer:
  • Monitor kids' web activity.
  • Steal Facebook password of your brother/sister.
  • Catch cheating spouse.
I think, now you got a reason to monitor your own computer!


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In this article, I have included 11 free software tools that can help you to monitor your computer.

Enjoy!


#1.Verity Parental Control Software

Verity
Verity Parental Control is a simple monitoring tool that has the ability to record every program and website activities. This freeware doesn't have features such as keylogging and stealth mode. However, it is a good tool for parents to monitor and control kids' web activities.

Here is how to monitor your computer using Verity Parental Control Software:

1. Download Verity Parental Control Software (Official Link | MediaFire Link)

2. Double click on "veritysetup.exe", you will see a window as shown below:

setup admin account

3. Enter your email address and a password. Then click on the "Next" button.

set verity monitoring settings

4. Disable "Display warning popup on program startup", then click on the "Next" button. 

verity setup complete

5. Click on the "Finish" button. You will see the main menu:

Verity home

6. Now, click on the "Options" and then select "Run Verity automatically on system startup for all users". Then click OK.

run verity automatically on startup

7. Verity will log all the activities and store them in its private folder. Whenever you want to see the activities, go to http://127.0.0.1:130 (default address of web control panel). You will see a login form there:

local web login portal

8. Enter the Email address and the password on the login field and then click on the "login" button. You will see the dashboard:

Main Menu

9. Click on "View Activities",  you will see the "program activity" tab:

Program Activity

8. Select the user from the "User" drop down menu and then click on search button. It will display the recorded activities:

Recorded Activities

You can also select "website activity", "prohibited activity" and "security events" tabs to get a better understanding about the users' activities.

Moving onto the next freeware....



#2. Free-Key-Logger

keylogger free download
Keylogging (image credit: https://blog.kaspersky.com)
Free-Key-Logger is one of the best monitoring software out there. It can record keystrokes, web browsing activities, running applications and clipboard activities for free of cost. Unlike other monitoring software, this freeware operates in covert way. That means, it is hidden in Start menu, Task Manager and uninstall list. 

Here is how to monitor your computer using Free-Key-Logger:

1. Download Free-Key-Logger (Official Link | MediaFire Link)

2. Extract the file, then double click on "setup.exe". Install Free-Key-Logger on your computer.

3. Run the program, you will see an icon in the system tray (see the image below):

icon in the system tray

4. Click on the icon, you will see the main menu of Free-Key-Logger program:

Free Key Logger Main Menu

5. Enable "Hide in Start Menu", "Web browsing", "Running applications" options. Then click on "Apply & Spy" button. A dialog box will appear:

Spying Started

6. Click on "Yes" button. Free-Key-Logger will start to monitor every keystroke, browsing activities, and running applications.

Whenever you want to access the recorded activities, press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+U, the Free-Key-Logger will appear:

Reports
  • Click on "Keystrokes and Clipboard" to access detailed keylogs and clipboard activities.
  • Choose the "Used applications" to access logs of application activities.
  • Select "Visited websites" to access logs of visited websites.
Moving onto the next software.....


#3. Refog Keylogger

Download Refog Keylogger
Refog free keylogger is more than a keyboard spy. It has many premium features such as clean report delivery, screenshot capture, clipboard monitoring, system startup and shutdown monitoring, application activity monitoring and network resource monitoring.

Here is how to monitor your computer using Refog Keylogger:
1. Download Refog Free Keylogger. (Official Link | MediaFire Link)

2. Double click on "rkl-free.exe", you will see a window as shown below:

my own computer monitoring

3. Select "My own computer" and then disable "show refog free keylogger icon in windows tray". Then click on the "Next" button. You will see the license agreement:

refog license

4. Click on the "I Agree" button and then enter your windows account password on the next window:

Keylogger Needs Admin Privileges

5. Click on the "Install >" button. After installation, the Refog Free Keylogger will open itself:

Refog started

6. Close the application. Whenever you want to access keylogs, screenshots and other activity reports, press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+K  -- this hot key will open up the Refog Keylogger dashboard.

Let's move onto the next one....


#4. Crawler Parental Control

I'm watching you
I'm watching you (image credit: http://collider.com)
Crawler Parental Control is a user-friendly software that you can use to monitor user activities, control web browsing, set access rights to applications, hide particular content, set time limits and much more.

Here is how to monitor your computer using Crawler Parental Control:

1. Download Crawler Parental Control Software. (Official Link | MediaFire Link)

2.  Install it on your computer (a restart may require to complete installation).

3. Run the application, you will see a window like this:

admin password setup

4. Enter a password, and then click on the "Next" button.

email setting

5. Enable "I don't have an email address - display my user and master password on next screen" option. Then click on the "Finish" button. You will see your user password and master password on the next screen (Note them down).

6. Close it. You will see the Crawler Parental Control main menu:

Main Menu

7. Click on "Manage User Accounts", a will window appear:

Customizing Settings

8. Put it in the spy mode and then click on "Apply" button. Then go to "Application Settings" tab and then disable "Show parental control icon in system tray". Apply the settings and then click on "Quit" button.

Whenever you want to access the recorded activities, run the parental control application, you will be greeted with a password box:

Parental Control Password Box

Enter the password and then click on the "login" button. Then click on "View Reports". Select different "report types" to get more information about the user activities.

Now, let's take a look at an alternate software...


#5. KidLogger

Kidlogger free monitoring

KidLogger is an user friendly monitoring software that you can use to capture keystrokes, screens and USB device activities.

Here is how to use KidLogger:

1. Download KidLogger. (Official Link)

2. Extract the "Setup_Win.zip" file (password is 12345).

3. Then double click on "monitoring_agent.exe" to install KidLogger on your computer.

4. After the installation, run the application, you will see a window like this:

Monitoring kids

5. Click on the "Options" button. In the General tab, enable every options including the password protection:

using kidlogger

Don't forget to enter a password for the KidLogger application!

6. Click on the "OK" button. (If the KidLogger shows an error, close the application and then run it as administrator).

7. In the main menu, select the user you want monitor, and then click on "start" button. You will see a dialog box that says "KidLogger has been activated successfully":

Start monitoring

8. Close the KidLogger application.

Whenever you want to see the recorded activities, open KidLogger, and then enter the password. Then click on the "View current log" button.

Moving onto the next application....


#6. Free Keylogger Pro

keylogger software
Keylogger Software (image credit: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk)
Simple and the best! Free Keylogger Pro is an easy to use software that allows anyone to monitor their own computer for free of cost. It has everything a local keylogger must have!

Here is how to use Free Keylogger Pro:

1. Download and install the application on your computer. (Official Link)

2. Run the application, you will see a window like this:

Free Keylogger Pro

3.  Enable all the options and then click on "Start Logging" button.

Whenever you want to access the logs, press Shift+Ctrl+Alt+K. If you want to access the recorded keystrokes, click on the "View Keystrokes" button. 

If you want to view the clipboard history, use the "View Clipboard" button.

If you want to know about the visited websites, you can use the "View Visited Sites" button.

Moving onto the next one....


#7. CherryStaff

CherryStaff.com
CherryStaff is not like other services/softwares mentioned in this article. It is a productivity monitoring software for employee monitoring. It is simple and easy to use. The most interesting feature of CherryStaff is you can access the recorded activities from anywhere in the world.

Here is how to monitor your computer using CherryStaff:
1. Go to http://www.cherrystaff.com/signup/. You will see a signup form there:

cherrystaff signup form

2. Fill the form and then click on the "Submit" button.

3. Verify your email account. Then login to cherrystaff using the login credentials. You will see a page as shown below:

CherryStaff Dashboard

4. Click on "Monitor new computer", then download the Monitoring Agent.

5. Install "MonitoringAgent.msi" on your computer. After the installation, the Monitoring Agent will start to record every user activity and send the recorded data to CherryStaff.

Whenever you want see the recorded activities, go to http://app.cherrystaff.com/, then enter your login credentials and then click on the "Logon" button.

Select your PC name from the computer drop down menu and then click on Apply button. You will see all the recorded activities there.

Moving onto the next one....


#8. Key Logger Free

Key Logger Free
As you can see in the above image, Key Logger Free is a simple software that you can use to monitor keystrokes, web activities and applications. 

Here is how to use Key Logger Free:
1. Download and install Key Logger Free on your computer.  (Official Link)

2. Run the application:

Key Logger Free Software Installed

3. Click on "Hidden mode & Spy", then click on the "Yes" button.

4. Whenever you want to see the logs, press Shift+Alt+Ctrl+N (You can see the logs in the Key Log area).


#9. Danusoft Free Keylogger

Danusoft Free Keylogger Logo
Danusoft Free Keylogger is a simple keystroke capturing tool that supports running in stealth mode. It records keystrokes and then saves them to a text file that can later be opened with any text file editor for analysis.

How to monitor your computer using  Danusoft Free Keylogger:
1. Download and install Danusoft free keylogger on your computer. (Official Download)

2. Run it. A small window will appear:

Danusoft Free Keylogger Main Menu


3. Select the "startup settings" tab and then enable "system startup" and "stealth mode". After saving the current settings, go to "General Settings" tab and then click on "Stealth" button (Keylogger will start to monitor all keystrokes).

Whenever you want to analyse the recorded keystrokes, type "SHOWKEY" , then select the "Log File Settings" tab, then click on "Show Log File" button.


#10. Blackbox Security Monitor Express

Blackbox Express monitoring tool
Blackbox Security Monitor Express is a kind of software that allows you to keep a virtual eye on a user. It can monitor websites, keywords and text for free. This easy to use software can also notify you when a particular program is launched or when network traffic crosses a certain threshold.

Here is how to use Blackbox Express:
1. Download and install Blackbox Security Monitor Express on your computer. (Official Link MediaFire Link)

2. Run the application. A window will appear:

Setting up Blackbox Express

3.  Go to settings, then password protect the application:

Password Protecting App

4. Close the application (It will start to monitor all the activities).

Whenever you want to access the keystrokes, screenshots and other recorded activities, open Black box express, then select the monitored computer. You can see all the recorded activities on the right side:

Recorded Activities

Moving on to the next software...


#11. Spyrix Keylogger Free

Spyrix Keylogger Box


Spyrix Keylogger Free allows you to monitor all the activities of a user. It provides a better picture about the user activities by using recorded keystrokes and screenshots.

How to use Spyrix Free Keylogger:

1. Download and install Spyrix Keylogger Free. (Official Link)

2. Run the program, you will be greeted with a settings wizard:

Adjusting Main Settings

3. Click on the "Next" button. Then again click on the Next button. In the next screen, you will see something like this:

password for activating

4. Enter a password and then click on the "Next" button. Then again click on the Next button. In the next screen, you will see online monitoring settings:

Log Delivery

5. Enable online monitoring and then create an account. Then click on the "Done" button. You will see a password box:

password box

6. Enter the password and then click on the "OK" button. You will see the application dashboard:

Spyrix Free Keylogger

7.  Change the settings according to your needs and then click on the "Hide" button. Spyrix keylogger will start to record every user activities and send the recorded data to your Spyrix account.

Whenever you want to see the logs, press Ctrl+Alt+A, then enter the password to login. Then select the "Event Log" tab.

You can also access the logs via internet, just go to https://spyrix.com/dashboard and then login with your spyrix login credentials.

Note: The tools mentioned in this article might be detected as a virus, if you are running a Anti-Virus on your computer, you will have to add the program as an exception.

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2 comments :

  1. since your kids started using different devices, you should use it to monitor them and always be aware of their activity.
    E.g. highster mobile spy allows you to know all the time where is your kid

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