SpyAnywhere has been designed to be extremely easy to use and
configure. Setting up SpyAnywhere will only take you a few moments
and then you will be ready to start monitoring! This quick guide
will walk you through setting up and getting SpyAnywhere ready.
How SpyAnywhere works...
SpyAnywhere 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. SpyAnywhere constantly
waits for you to connect to it via your web-browser from another
computer so it can perform the commands you issue to it.
For SpyAnywhere to work it must be running - if you close SpyAnywhere
it will not be able to continue monitoring your computer. SpyAnywhere
can be manually started at anytime by double clicking its icon
in its installation folder.
Running SpyAnywhere for the first time
When you first launch SpyAnywhere after installation you will be
prompted to set your SpyAnywhere password. You can change this
password at anytime from the 'Settings' menu in the SpyAnywhere
Activating and Deactivating Monitoring
Now that SpyAnywhere has its password set and logging features
enabled, you can start monitoring. To do so click the 'Start Server
button. If you have SpyAnywhere 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+R on your keyboard.
Now enter in your password at the SpyAnywhere prompt.
To restart monitoring click on 'Start Server'
Now that SpyAnywhere is running point your web-browser to http://ip-address,
where ip-address is replaced by the actual IP address of the computer
you have SpyAnywhere on. If you do not have SpyAnywhere set to
run in stealth you can click on 'View Computer' to view the SpyAnywhere
web interface as well.
For further information on viewing SpyAnywhere's web interface
please see the viewing section.
If you are finished using SpyAnywhere simply click the 'X' in the
top right of its user interface, or select 'Exit' from the 'Help'
menu once you bring it out of stealth mode (if you have it set
to run in stealth).