Every time when we talk about spy software (always are called keylogger software), there are always someone exclaiming that it’ s spyware or it’ s virus. But not every one can distinguish between spyware and spy software. Actually, they are two totally different conception in working mode and purpose.
Spyware is typically bundled as a hidden component of freeware or shareware programs that can be downloaded from the Internet without users permission. Once installed, the spyware monitors users’ activities on the Internet and sends the information in the background to someone else. Spyware can also gather information about e-mail addresses and even passwords and credit card numbers. This information is then sold to a third-party. Some spyware probably kill the anti-virus or other security software to get more liberty for their activities.
But spy software never do such things. Spy software is used to monitor or record all activities occurring on a users’ computer. This software is downloaded and installed directly by the user wanting to perform the monitoring rather than hiding it on top of another software installation. Without user’ s allowance, the spy software is unable to monitor and record the computer activities. The logs infomation will never be sold to others and the software developers will never know the users’ information. Spy software is mostly used as parental control helping parents monitor and manage the Internet usage of their children. They are safe, useful, convenient and effective.
If you want to apply a keylogger software in your computer, you should be careful which one you buy. Because there are keyloggers and keyloggers in present market. For those who use Mac OS system, selecting a suitable keylogger software is much more difficult, as the choices are less than PC’ s and most of the keylogger software have not been evaluated as "safe and clean".
You can do some small research before you make a choice. Go to several great and famous downloading sites, search for the software and read the comments, especially the editor’ s. It would be better if the software gain some awards. Before purchase, you’d better download a trial to test if it is suitable for you. Live support is always important. Just suppose when you need some after-sale service but you can not find one person to help you, isn’t it annoying?
Actually, the things above are not only some advice on choosing spy software, but also on other software. In a word, try to dig out the details as much as you can before purchase.
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