How to Monitor a Remote Computer

How to Monitor a Remote ComputerSometimes, it becomes necessary for us to monitor a remote computer in oder to keep track of the ongoing activities on it. This may be for several reasons such as to monitor an employee, catch a cheating partner or for the parents to monitor the activities of their children during their absence.

To do this, all you need is a powerful monitoring software installed on your computer. However, the story doesn’t end-up here itself because there exists tons of such monitoring software programs out there on the market each having different features and prices. Many of them are no more than a crap, some are overpriced while only a few are really worth buying.

In this post, I will give you a detailed information on how to monitor a remote computer and also tell you about which monitoring software to go for, how it works, how to install and use it, their pros and cons and many more.

Which Monitoring Software to Choose?

In my experience of over 10 years in the field of information security, I have tried and tested a number of monitoring programs for my clients and personal use. Realtime-Spy was the only program that grabbed my attention. The following review shows why I was really impressed by Realtime-Spy:

Realtime-Spy: A Detailed Review

Realtime-Spy is a cutting-edge Remote Spying Solution from Spytech Software and Design, Inc. that comes with a Remote-Install feature! That means, you can now install this software even on a remote computer without the need to have physical access to it. Currently, only a few monitoring programs on the market support this feature and Realtime-Spy is the best among them.

This is the only monitoring software on the market with a real-time activity viewer. You can remotely view everything your child, employee or spouse do on their computer.

Easily Monitor Remote Computer

Realtime-Spy Software Features:

  • Supports Remote Install and Remote Monitoring – No physical access to the target computer is required! Can also be installed and used on a local computer.

  • 100% Undetectable! Operates in a total stealth mode.

  • Completely Bypasses any firewall, even the Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 firewalls!

With Realtime-Spy, you can monitor all the activities of the remote computer:

  • Actual Screenshots: Captures a full-sized screenshot of the target computer.

  • Websites Visited: Capture a complete log of URLs visited from any browser including IE, Firefox, Chrome and others.

  • Keystrokes in Many Languages: You can capture every keystroke of the target computer including passwords, IM/chat logs etc. not only in English, but also in several other languages.

  • Full Chat Conversations: Records both sides of chats / IMs in Google Talk, Yahoo IM, Windows Live and more.

Watch the Screen LIVE like a TV and perform the following actions:

  • Reboot/Shutdown/Logoff: You have the option to remotely issue a shutdown/reboot or logoff command.

  • Remote Uninstall: You also have the option to remotely uninstall the software at anytime from your own computer.

How it Works?

How the Monitoring Process Works?


How to Install and Monitor the Remote Computer?

The software can be installed by sending an email attachment which contains the installation module. When the target user opens the attachment, the software gets silently installed and the monitoring process will begin.

Deployment is not normally a problem because the small (81kb) module file can be renamed to anything you want and dropped inside a Word, Image or Zip file and sent through many regular email services. This makes the remote installation very easy and stealth. However, if you need to install it on your local computer, you can do so normally just like you install any other program.

When you want to view the screen or browse the logged results, simply log in to the “Secure Online Control Panel” (from any browser – IE, Firefox, Chrome etc.) and enter your username and password. This panel allows you to view the screen, perform commands, search the logs or uninstall the software.

You will get a complete step-by-step instruction and technical support after you purchase the software.


Supported Operating Systems:

Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (32 and 64-bit).  Also supports Mac.


FAQs about Realtime-Spy:

1. Will Realtime-Spy collect any personal information about me?

No, Realtime-Spy is completely safe. It neither collects any information about you nor try to contact you in any way.

2. Will Realtime-Spy be detected by virus scanners?

No, Realtime-Spy is intelligently designed to escape from the modern antivirus software. Even if it is found to be detected, an immediate update is released so as to solve this problem. You will also get technical support on all the 7 days to help solve your problems if any.

Download Realtime-Spy – for Windows

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  1. RVM
    February 22, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    You didn’t explain about the usage procedure.pls explain the usage any one of the monitoring softwares u have mentioned in detail.

  2. RVM
    February 22, 2009 at 5:30 PM

    How can one control others computer using these softwares.Can U explain in detail?

  3. liezl
    February 22, 2009 at 8:27 PM

    When installing Remote PC monitoring. Do I need access to the PC I want to monitor. Or will I be able to install it from my own pc? I have the IP address of the other pc i want to monitor

  4. Srikanth
    February 23, 2009 at 9:28 PM

    I have given the installation procedure for most of the monitoring softwares. You can refer them….

  5. BloodshedHero
    March 6, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    Interesting and informative article. I think the computers at my current job have monitoring software enabled.

    It would be very useful if you could explain ways to finding out if a computer has this software enabled on it. Also any ways to disable, gain access to, or bypass this type of software.



  6. akiles
    April 10, 2009 at 9:47 AM

    i just want to say if u hack another Pc will their anti virus or internet security find the hacker or tell the user if it is being hacked

  7. Guru
    May 2, 2009 at 10:03 PM

    If someone monitors my computer remotely, how can i avoid it?

  8. rod
    May 25, 2009 at 11:01 AM

    I have successfully installed the win spy keylogger to my computer, Please help me how to use the remote pc or monitor other pc..I tried to follow instruction but i doesnt seem to work, I just need some help on how to use remote pc feature. Would appreciate any help, thank you

  9. rod
    May 25, 2009 at 11:54 AM

    Sir Srikanth, What is that software to be attached and send to the victim’s email address, In order to monitor his or her computer, where I can find it?

  10. pooja
    June 4, 2009 at 12:53 AM

    hey i know one of my sister,s password as i went to the forgot password section and typed in the contact details and finally changed the password ….. before she recovers her account can something be done so that i can know the new password while she thinks secure feelin dat she has got a new password ??? ie. dats the next time i log in her account she should not feel dat her a/c has been hacked …

  11. satyam
    June 10, 2009 at 6:59 AM

    Hi Srikanth…very nice to see your post…You have done a hard work to achieve this level.can you please give me your mail address???

  12. sweety
    October 5, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    i am a new learner about can u pleez try to explain more detail how to hijack between two pc while they r chatting.
    it could be better if u can provide me the video of the tutorial..
    thank u