NetVizor has been designed to be extremely easy to use and configure.
Setting up NetVizor will only take you a few minutes and then you
will be ready to start monitoring! This quick guide will walk you
through setting up and getting NetVizor ready.
How NetVizor works...
NetVizor is a monitoring tool that runs in the background - meaning
it does not interfere or get in the way of anything you do while
working on your computer. If set to run in stealth, it runs in a
completely invisible fashion. NetVizor constantly monitors and records
what a user does, depending on how you have configured it to work.
NetVizor can also act as a content filtering manager by disabling
certain chat clients, applications, and websites.
NetVizor has TWO components - the viewer, and the client. The
viewer is what you install on a central computer on your network
to connect to other NetVizor clients with. The client is what does
all of the actual monitoring, and is installed on each computer
on the network.
For NetVizor to work it must be running - if you close NetVizor
it will not be able to continue monitoring your computer. NetVizor
can be manually started at anytime by double clicking its icon in
For a step-by-step installation guide, click here.
Running NetVizor for the first time
NetVizor has TWO components that need to be installed - the viewer
(NVViewerInstall.exe) and the client (NVClientInstall.exe). The viewer
can be installed on any computer on the network that you want to
view all other network computers from. The client has to be installed
on every computer you wish to monitor.
When you first run the NVClientInstall.exe file the client will
be installed and executed automatically preconfigured for optimal
stealth - no user interaction is required. This means that the
NetVizor client will be already monitoring your computer. You will
probably want to change your password and tweak a few settings,
though. To do that press CONTROL+ALT+SHIFT+M on your keyboard and
enter the default password 'spytech' (no quotes).
From there use the NetVizor user interface (described below)
to make additional configuration changes.
The NetVizor Graphical User Interface
NetVizor is powered by a sleek graphical user interface that ties
all its components and features into one easy to navigate system.
Below is a tour of NetVizor's interface.
The highlighted area above signifies where you can
configure NetVizor's main options. Activity Logging contains
all of NetVizor's logging and recording options. Security contains
all of NetVizor's security related settings. Content Filtering is
where you can configure NetVizor's application, website, and chat
filtering features. Finally, General Settings contains
all of NetVizor's basic settings (such as password configuration).
The highlighted area above signifies where you can
view NetVizor help documentation, run the easy setup wizard, view
connection information on how to remotely connect to the NetVizor
client, and view NetVizor's connection log.
The highlighted area above signifies where you start/stop
NetVizor's monitoring. Clicking on "View Activities" while NetVizor
is monitoring will bring up the web interface for the client. If
you run NetVizor in stealth mode you will not be able to use this
button, so you should either connect to the web interface with
the NetVizor viewer, or by pointing your browser to the "Connection
Point" given to you next to the "Start Monitoring" button.
Activating and Deactivating Monitoring
Now that NetVizor has its new password set and other features
re-configured as you need, you can start monitoring. To do so click
the 'Start Monitoring' button. If you have NetVizor set to run
in stealth mode already it will vanish from your desktop. Do not
be alarmed - you can easily stop monitoring by pressing CONTROL+ALT+SHIFT+M
on your keyboard. Now enter in your password at the NetVizor prompt.
To restart monitoring click on 'Start Monitoring'
Now that NetVizor has collected some data you can view logs. NetVizor's
logs can be viewed via the NetVizor web interface. To bring up
the web interface open the NetVizor VIEWER software, select your
computer from the list, and click "View Activities".
For further information on viewing and managing NetVizor's logs
please see the viewing logs
NOTE: You can always view logs locally from the computer being
monitored by pointing your browser to http://127.0.0.1 while NetVizor
is monitoring (if you are using an alternate port, add ":newport"
to the address).
If you are finished using NetVizor simply click the 'X' in the top
right of its user interface, or select 'Exit' from the 'NetVizor
Using the NetVizor Viewer
Now that you are familiar with the NetVizor client, here is a brief
tour of the NetVizor Viewer that you installed on the main computer
you want to be able to view all other computers from.
The viewer's main purpose is to view other computers on the network.
The main window of the viewer, shown above, contains a list of
computers you can view. You can have the viewer automatically enumerate
all machines on your network, or you can configure it to show only
the computers and users you want with the Add
Computer and Log
Storage Locations buttons.
To view a computer or user logged, click on it in the list then
click "View Activities".
To view what all of your computer users are doing in realtime
you can use the Realtime Activity Ticker - which shows you the
current user of each machine that is logged in, along with the
window title of the active window they are working in, or you can
use the Visual Network Overview. The overview will show you screenshots
of each monitored client, which you can click on to enlarge to
a full sized view.
For more detailed usage instructions about the viewer choose any
of the topics under the Viewer heading in the left pane.