In this blog post I’m going to outline some of the features we have in Gecko Monitor, along with what they can do for you. Gecko Monitor is an application for monitoring your computer while you’re away. You can use it to monitor your kids computers, your employees computers or your personal computer.
Geckos feature set is powerful, stealthy and comprehensive. We offer an all in one solution for monitoring all aspects of activity and it’s all done in complete stealth. Once Gecko has been installed you can choose whether you monitor all users of the target computer, whether Gecko runs silently on start up and whether you want users to know they’re being monitored by adding an icon to the tray. These settings, along with a host of others are all configurable from the settings menu.
The first time you start Gecko you’ll be asked to provide a password. This password, along with a secret key combination (which can be altered if you wish) are used to re-open the user console at any time to view the reports. Alternatively, you can have the reports sent to you remotely via email. This, of course is done silently.
Once you’ve set up Gecko, you simply hit the ‘Start Monitoring’ button to begin monitoring in silent mode. When monitoring, the application will not be shown in the task manager or task bar/tray (unless you set it to be), or the add/remove programs list etc. The software is installed deep inside the Windows directory, making it almost impossible to find, even if you know what you’re looking for.
You can re-open Gecko to view the logs at any time and when you do, you’ll be presented with nine tabs running across the top of the interface. The first of which is the home tab, which shows you how long the application has been monitoring and what’s been logged. The second tab is the screenshots tab. This tab has thumbnail screenshots in chronological order which can be double clicked to enter full screen mode. The screenshots are labelled with the date and time they were taken and the active window at the time. You can move or print the screenshots if you need to.
The next tab is the keystrokes tab. You will see all keystrokes pressed, along with the date, time and the application they were typed in, all in an easy view drop down list. The next two tabs are the websites and applications tabs. All websites visited and applications used are listed here, along with the date and time of the visit/use.
The next three tabs all relate to file and document monitoring. The first is the printers tab, which monitors all printed documents, the printer they were sent to and the date and time. The next tab is the clipboard tab which monitors anything that’s been copied and pasted. The third is the files tab, which monitors all file and document use, including anything created, opened, saved, deleted or moved, along with the times and dates.
The final tab is the ‘Timeline’ tab. This innovate feature shows you a snapshot of everything that’s happened on a selected date. You can easily drag the timeline to see earlier or later and the window will show screenshots at the top and selective other data (applications used, keystrokes typed etc) below. You can click on any event to be taken to the corresponding tab and see a more detailed result.
All of the above can be customized as you need and once you’ve finished using the software you can quickly uninstall from inside the console to completely avoid detection. If you’re interested in seeing all these features first hand, you can download the free trial of Gecko by clicking here.