Configuring Logging

SpyAgent's logging settings can be configured by clicking on the LOGGING button on the SpyAgent interface. From there you can check what logging options you want enabled.

The following logging options can be configured

  • Keystrokes typed
    This logs all keystrokes typed by users of the machine - including 'special' keystrokes, like backspaces, shift, control, and more.

  • Windows viewed
    This allows you to log all window titles captured from the windows users interact with.

  • Applications executed
    This allows you to record all program activity performed by users.

  • Websites visited
    This allows you to log all website visits and online searches performed by users.

  • Website content
    This logs actual website content of websites visited by users. This is useful in capturing Webmail, MySpace activity, and more.

  • Webmail messages (via the Website Content Logging feature)

  • Internet Connections
    This logs all incoming and outgoing internet connections.

  • Email sent and received (SMTP and POP3)
    This logs all incoming and outgoing emails sent and received by users. Attachments are logged as well.

  • Chat Conversations
    This logs both sides of chat conversations performed by users.

  • Clipboard activity
    This logs all text data that users copy to the Window's clipboard.

  • Documents viewed (file paths)
    This logs all documents and files users open and work with.

  • File Usage Activity (creations, deletions, and modifications)
    This logs file system creations, modifications, and deletions.

  • Files Transferred (uploads and downloads)
    This logs files that are uploaded and downloaded by the user via email, FTP, and web-browsing.

  • Print Jobs
    This logs all print jobs executed by users.

  • Internet Traffic Data
    This logs ALL incoming and outgoing internet data transmitted and received by users. All email passwords, FTP passwords, website transmissions, etc, will be logged by this feature.

  • Mouse Clicks
    This logs all all mouse clicks performed by users.

  • Screenshots
    This logs visual screenshots of the user activities.

  • SoundSpy
    This logs incoming audio via your computer's microphone.

  • Total usage time of computer during monitoring sessions

  • Events Timeline (programs opened closed, websites visited, etc.)

Once you are done configuring your logging settings click "OK" to save them.

Idle Timeout

SpyAgent can be set to pause logging if the user is inactive (or idle) for a specific amount of time. When the user is once again active SpyAgent will automatically resume logging. This can be configured under the LOGGING tab as well.

Specific Programs Monitoring

SpyAgent can configured to monitor actions that occur only in specified programs - other actions that occur outside of the specified programs will not be recorded. To enable this feature, check the 'Only Monitor Specific Programs' option and add program names, program file paths, and window captions/titles to the Programs list, as desired.

For example, if you only wish to monitor activity in the 'Notepad' program you would add notepad.exe and/or Notepad to the Programs list. Adding a browser name or file path (such as iexplore.exe for Internet Explorer) would trigger logging for just Internet Explorer.

Screenshot Logging

Screenshot logging can be enabled and configured under the "ScreenSpy" tab, or by clicking on SCREENSPY on SpyAgent's interface. The ScreenSpy logging settings allow you to control where ScreenSpy stores its screenshots, how often it captures screenshots, and whether the entire desktop window (or just the active window) is captured in the screenshot. Screenshot capturing can be set to increase when specific keywords are found in window titles of windows users are interacting with so vital information is not missed.

SoundSpy Logging

Microphone audio logging can be enabled and configured under the "SoundSpy" tab after clicking on LOGGING on SpyAgent's interface. The SoundSpy logging settings allow you to control where SpyAgent stores its microphone logs, how long it records audio logs from your microphone when logging is triggered, and what volume levels trigger microphone logging. SoundSpy's volume threshold setting allows you to capture audio through your mic when subtle sounds are heard, or only when loud noises occur.

Clearing Logs

SpyAgent's logs can be manually cleared by using the 'Clear all Logs' menu under the LOG ACTIONS menu on the SpyAgent interface, or by using the 'Reset' button within each log viewer.

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