SpyAgent has been designed to be extremely easy to use and configure.
Setting up SpyAgent 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 SpyAgent ready.
How SpyAgent works...
SpyAgent 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. SpyAgent constantly monitors and records
what a user does, depending on how you have configured it to work.
SpyAgent can also act as a content filtering manager by disabling
certain chat clients, applications, and websites.
For SpyAgent to work it must be running - if you close SpyAgent
it will not be able to continue monitoring your computer. SpyAgent
can be manually started at anytime by double clicking its icon in
SpyAgent's installation process is straight-forward and typically only takes
a few minutes. Click here for SpyAgent's comprehensive installation instructions.
Running SpyAgent for the first time
When you first launch SpyAgent after installation you will be prompted
to set your SpyAgent password. You can change this password at
anytime from the 'Program Options' menu in the SpyAgent interface
(see tour below).
Once you have your password set you will be presented with the
easy configuration wizard, as shown here:
This wizard will allow you to quickly select the basic
feature-set for SpyAgent to use - from logging options, to remote
log delivery. Once you finish with the wizard you will be presented
with SpyAgent's user interface. SpyAgent can now be further configured
in more detail from SpyAgent's interface. Continue below to take
a quick tour of SpyAgent's interface.
The SpyAgent Graphical User Interface
SpyAgent 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 SpyAgent's interface.
The highlighted area above signifies where you view
SpyAgent's activity logs. To view logs, simply click on any specific
category to launch SpyAgent's built in log viewer for that activity
log. If you wanted to view Programs that were ran, for example,
you would click on 'Programs Executed'. Within each log viewer you
can export and save logs, clear them, and even perform powerful
filtering and cross-referencing actions that allow you to correlate
all your log data based around related events.
The highlighted area above signifies where you configure
SpyAgent's features. Clicking on any of the areas in this section
will launch various configuration screens to further adjust and
customize SpyAgent's operations. For example, to change SpyAgent's
logging options you would click on 'Logging'. For further information
on customizing SpyAgent's logging options please see the configuring
The highlighted area above signifies where you start/stop
The highlighted area above signifies where you access more SpyAgent features. The 'Program
Options' menu will allow you to access all of SpyAgent's options,
change your SpyAgent password, Import/Export settings, access Quick
Settings changes, and more. The 'Log Actions' menu allows you to
create activity reports, clear logs, filter logs, search logs, and
archive logs. The ' Help' menu allows you to view help documentation
and support information for SpyAgent.
Activating and Deactivating Monitoring
Now that SpyAgent has its password set and logging features enabled,
you can start monitoring. To do so click the 'Start Monitoring'
button. If you have SpyAgent 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 SpyAgent prompt.
To restart monitoring click on 'Start Monitoring'
Now that SpyAgent has collected some data you can view logs. As
shown in the tour above, click on any of the log viewer sections
to bring up the built-in log viewers that house SpyAgent's logged
For further information on viewing and managing SpyAgent's logs
please see the viewing logs
If you are finished using SpyAgent simply click the 'X' in the
top right of its user interface, or select 'Exit' from the 'SpyAgent
Help' menu. This will NOT restart monitoring, and you will not
be able to access SpyAgent with your hotkeys unless you click 'Start
Monitoring' instead of closing SpyAgent.