SniperSpy – The Full Review!

WE NO LONGER RECOMMEND SniperSpy.

It will now notify anyone using the computer that it is being monitored, with no option to remove. Please check out KeyProwler for a better alternative.

 

SniperSpy Spy SoftwareCatching your spouse or monitoring someone is by far the hottest topic on my blog. When people ask me what the best PC spy software is, I almost always recommend SniperSpy. I used it successfully 6 months ago and it is amazingly effective for stealthy remote monitoring. Many people have asked me specific questions about SniperSpy in which I wasn’t entirely sure, so I decided I should do a complete review! I will run down exactly how to use it to catch a cheater and whether it is the right choice for you.

SniperSpy has some very unique features that give it huge appeal to curious investigators like yourself. One of these features is that it installs silently, hides itself from being detected, and shows no indication that the computer is being monitored. This makes it the most stealthy spy software of any I have seen.

Stealthier.. how?

In the US, computer monitoring laws are gradually putting pressure on spy software companies to make it harder to to monitor a person without their permission. Many other spy software have been forced to add alerts and messages that indicate the computer is being monitored, but not SniperSpy. They want their software to be as useful and functional as it should be, and leave it up to the customer to not misuse it. Computer monitoring law is still very unclear on subjects like whether you can monitor a computer you own without the person’s consent, but if you’re going into divorce court and you have proof of cheating because of SniperSpy, the judge is not interested in whether the information was obtained within the law – it is concrete evidence of infidelity. My point is most spy software companies have bowed under the pressure, but SniperSpy has simply moved their company overseas and kept their software stealthy.

How it works

SniperSpy creates a program they call a “module” that, when ran on a computer, will monitor that computer and upload the information to SniperSpy’s website for your viewing. Deployment is an essential step and basically involves getting the person to run the module on their computer. The most common way this is done is via email or sent via instant message from you along with a convincing reason to run the file on their computer, for example “this will make your computer faster” or “there is a new virus out and the program will prevent it”, etc. As soon as the module is executed on a computer, it immediately begins logging and uploading information. You can then simply login to your SniperSpy account from anywhere in the world to view the activity. SniperSpy even has a “live control” feature that will allow you to view the computer’s files, shutdown the computer, and other cool features.

The module is super fast to create and takes about 1 minute. I made a slideshow of that process below!

 

Effectiveness

Ok, so how effective is SniperSpy? Once you’ve got the module executed on the target machine, it begins logging keystrokes, websites visited, internet searches, file changes,  instant message chats, and taking screenshots of computer activity. I decided to install the module locally on my laptop which my girlfriend often uses. After monitoring the computer for a few days, I logged into the control panel to see what activity had occured. The first thing I noticed was that the control panel was very sluggish, taking around 10 seconds everytime I wanted to look at something different. While this was annoying, it really didn’t affect the information that had been logged. A number of websites had been visited such as myspace.com, tmz.com, hotmail.com, and I could see every key that was pressed while on those sites (including passwords entered). I then browsed over to the screenshot logs. A screenshot had been taken every 5 minutes (300 seconds), but none of the screenshots had a screenshot of her logged into myspace. I realized that every 5 minutes is too long of a time to capture myspace messages or emails that get read and then deleted, so I changed the capture interval to 10 seconds. In a single day, this maxed out the 100 screenshot limit, so you will either need to upgrade your screenshot limit or do what I did – look at the screenshot logs soon after she had checked her email/myspace. After that, there was nothing I couldn’t find out.

After a week of testing, I only noticed a few problems.

-Sometimes the keyboard input will “lag” producing a 1 second delay in the action desired from your keyboard. Basically, gaming sessions or typing long essays can be slightly annoying to the person being monitored. I tested this on two different computers and same problem – it is probably just a bug that will be fixed later. (fixed in latest version 7.0)
-The online control panel website was pretty slow when I tested, taking up to a minute to communicate with the monitored computer for some operations. Annoying, but probably because they have so many logs on the server. (fixed… extremely fast now)
-Module is detected by some virus scanners, but not the big names Norton and McAfee used by 90% of users. I also had no problem emailing it via Hotmail, Yahoo, and Gmail as an attachment. Here are the results of the virus scan 4/24 (16% detection rate):

Virus Scan of SniperSpy Module

If you are trying to convince someone to run the module and their computer has a virus scanner or firewall, you might want to give them a reason to turn those off and then run the module you sent them. Just say it’s an important windows patch for your computer ;).

Overall, SniperSpy is a very usefull product and absolutely perfect for monitoring a computer you don’t have physical access to. The online control panel makes it ultra portable requiring no install, extremely stealthy, and at $79 it’s a steal.

Grade: A-

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59 Responses to “SniperSpy – The Full Review!”

  1. kim says:

    They now require you sign and agreement that you wont track anyone but child or employees and will start notifying the user of monitored computer that they are being monitored! They gave a notice by email yesterday and gave 24 hours to uninstall and reinstall for it to change. If you log in the site you have to click accept or you don’t get on the site to check records!! They will NOT give any refunds! This is not what I purchased anymore!!

  2. Mike says:

    Just realizing that it all relies on them trusting you to download something they have no clue about. And honestly they would delete it almost immediately after they are convinced it isn’t doing shit. The major flaw in your sell is that we are here because of distrust and the ones we are hacking wouldn’t trust us when we convince them to download some random link. I am not convinced by this program and I sure as hell am not gunna pay $80 dollars just to have it deleted/not working the next day.

  3. Dave says:

    So what your saying is that if the module is opened
    remotely on a ipad it will not install?

  4. Dave69 says:

    Google chrome warns that a program is about to be installed and gives the option of stopping it, no matter what I do. I have not been able to send via email as a zipped file, because gmail, hotmail, etc, detect the exe file and fail to send it. I put the file on a web site with a convincing reason to open it, but again, google chrome intervenes, whether zipped or not. Any suggestions?

  5. john says:

    yes, i had that problem too.. also.. i just could check his work for one day. and then it is not working. disappointed.. :((

  6. john says:

    Hi, i bought this is check on my under aged kid (bcos he had a suicidal issue ) who lives in another country. but i did what exactly you have mentioned, and it worked well , but it only worked one day. second day, i didnt get any logs, and never again. do u know any reason for that?

    can it be becaos of a virus cleanup???

  7. David 68 says:

    Will sniperspy work on the user account if you install it via a guest account on the remote computer, or will it only be able to track the guest account?

  8. JH Dreisdale says:

    Interesting that all of the most important issues raised in the questions above remain unanswered….

  9. deepak says:

    plz help me why my gf becoing online for a long time on fb..i want to know is she cheating me.plz help me to know her password as soon as possible

  10. lisa says:

    Hey!

    I have a boyfriend who currently lives in asia, and he uses his own laptop and theres no way i could rech that.. any other possibilities to hack his email password?

  11. Franklin says:

    No there is no way to get past the anit-virus programs. You can not disguise this module without the extensions “EXE” being present. The extension “EXE” will trigger their anit-virus program to warn the remote computer user immediately that the module is ‘malicious’. The module will automatically be blocked by their anti-virus software program and rendered useless and thus wasting the money that you paid to Sniperspy.

    • @Franklin:

      This is incorrect. While I don’t get into it in my articles, there ARE ways to change the extension (to extensions such as .pif, .bat, etc.) and make the module FUD (fully undetectable) using software called Cryptors which are very commonly used by the hacking and virus spreading community. I do not have a detailed article about how to use a crypter on your module because it’s hard to find a free crypter that is undetected, so my advice would be to get on a hacking forum or a freelancer site like freelancer.com and pay someone to FUD your module – they usually charge 5 or 10 bucks.

  12. Sneha says:

    Pls tel how to haked fb account another person

  13. saad says:

    That is nicely explained . am buying it ASAP

  14. danny says:

    Will this work on the Google Chrome notebook as the target computer. Also, how far back can I see chat history? Is it just for that particular day? If a zipped file disguised as a picture is sent, is there anyway the receiver can tell that it is really a module?

  15. Ana says:

    Isn’t this illegal? Is it worth getting arrested to find out information that you can’t really use anywhere. No court of law is going to allow information you got from this program to be used in litigation. So what is the purpose except to find out if your lover is cheating? If you think that they are then what are you doing with them anyway? Just my 2 cents.

    • It’s legal to monitor a computer you own, or if you have permission from the owner – that’s about it. But actually, divorce courts very often allow illegally obtained information from software such as this.

  16. Thoams says:

    How do i by pass anti-virus..I need to Install on a computer in Asia without the knowledge of the user,i have been told that using rar and zip will allow this to by-pass.I need a second opinion..Thanx .. :-)

  17. FuzzyBuns says:

    Isn’t spying on someone through webcam illegal?

  18. DIANE says:

    how do you get acopy of his cell phone records.

  19. Timmy says:

    Will it work on smart phones?

    Do you know anyone who will do it for you for$

  20. Sally says:

    I found that you can upload it from USB. Do you know how to get past windows defender and avast to download the module creator onto my computer ? I’m having a difficult time with downloading the program to create it because of windows defender and avast.
    Help asap would be wonderful and appricated!

  21. Sally says:

    Am I able to put this program on a USB drive, and then upload it from that onto his computer ?

  22. Jake says:

    ok well what if some one checks the email i send on there phone and if the also use this to log on to their facebook but its not a smart phone what happens

  23. karma says:

    is there another way to send and have file loaded other than saying it’s an an update or patch. not getting the whole binder thing. sounds like something they have to actually do and my person will not open or load anything, not even from me, arbitrarally. is there another way to load?

  24. rocky says:

    after installing if we send a mail to some others mail if didnt open the mail means
    is it possible to hack that account?

  25. siavosh salami says:

    Hi

    I purchased this software. can I use the module for 2 or 3 computers to spy on them simultaneously?

  26. Guillermo says:

    Does sniperspy work on an I-Pad?

  27. John says:

    How do I file bind sniperspy were I can send it without coming up as an exe file. And can it be sent thru aol,yahoo?

  28. Hmartin0000 says:

    So if i buy the software and get on their computer and install it is that the same as sending it as a file that everyone is talking about? is it really worth the pay? i need something that will NOT show any flaws bc this could back fire and cause major problems. He is dumb and smart so i need to make sure that this is complete sufficient and something that he wont pick up on at all…. where is a good place to hide the file? and how do you do a binder?

  29. Nishant says:

    what if we want to stop monitoring that person…….if we hv sent a module by email and afterwards i want that it should be removed from his/her system without physical presence so hw it is possible……and where we can see the log on our system or on the web…if it is on the web than someone else could also know about it by spying my system….and whats the security that the site is not seeing my details?

    • The module they run communicates with the SniperSpy website and you view the logs from the web yes. They give you an account you login to view the details so it’s just as secure as any other account online. I don’t know if they encrypt the logs or whatever, but if you’re worried about someone that works at the company reading your logs.. that’s a bit paranoid (and who cares if they did).

  30. Alex says:

    Hello,
    Could please explain me how to disguise the module into a picture, so my ex would open it without beeing suspected?

  31. Kary says:

    So as I am readingthis…. in order to have this upload on the “victim” ‘s computer you need to send it through email and save it in their computer? how is that possible if the Techi significant other sees or detects that newly added folder? is there another way to just upload it and not sae it?

    • No folder gets created just the file you send them, but when it runs it does nothing (visibly). The trick is to bind it with another file (using a binder) or tell them it’s some update to protect their computer and when it does nothing they’ll assume it didn’t work and that’s all.

  32. Koki says:

    My concern is about the safety of my personal info. If I install it on my laptop which me and my gf use, how safe would be my personal info such as online banking details and stuff. Would anyone be able to access them on the server where the log files are stored?

  33. John says:

    What if you have a mac but want to send it to a regular PC with windows. Is that possible?

    • @John

      Yes, there is both a Windows and a Mac version. You need to choose the one for the computer you want to spy. It doesn’t matter what computer you have as you only need internet and a webbrowser to access the data from sniperspy’s online control panel.

  34. Thomas Pinter says:

    when deployed remotely, is there someway to get past the anti virus, anti malware, programs?

  35. Alan says:

    I have the same question as John down below: I use a PC and the target is a Mac. Would the module I create work on that system?

  36. Curiious says:

    I would like to know if i can activate the web cam like the other leading products offer.

    • No, webcam monitoring is not available. I am unaware of any “leading” products similar to SniperSpy that offer webcam spying, so maybe you could enlighten me to what product you are referring to? The problem with webcam spying is that there is often a light indicator on webcams that turns on when the webcam is being used, which obviously doesn’t work well for spying, and also webcams are very bandwidth intensive (for realtime streams) – they would probably have to raise prices to accommodate this feature as it is a technically demanding one.

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  38. foysal ambia says:

    I think I have recently had this software deployed in my computer, can you tell me if there is anyway for me to check if I have this and if so how do I get rid of it or find out who set it to me ?

  39. zoombaby says:

    Just email it to yourself, then ask to use their computer to check your email, viola! Open the attachment on their computer and it’s loaded. I noticed that it seemed to take a few days before it really started working well, but within a week I had all passwords, was seeing live activity and can check up on everything. Just beware, if you dig for trash, your hands will get dirty! I am a slave to this thing and check it constantly, I have found out many disturbing things, and it has hurt me alot! Be prepared for that. Just imagine if it was loaded on your pc, scary huh…

  40. john says:

    my x uses a mac, and i no longer live w/her..i use a pc shes a mac.. would this program still work??

  41. Wanda Aviles says:

    My bfriend uses his job laptop. He doesn’t have privileges to install software. Can the module be deployed without the system asking for administration privileges?

  42. jen says:

    What if I don’t have my boyfriends e-mail adress? I only have a facebook and myspace for him, can I hide the module in a facebook message and still have it work?

  43. melinda says:

    my ex is seein a new girl who he met two weeks ago and she is already posting pics of my son on her my space page, once i asked her to take them off she blocked her pics but not her p-age….how do i hack into her pics to see if she removed them?

  44. admin says:

    If you have a techsavvy boyfriend it’s not impossible. Don’t forget that the module can be deployed many ways.. you could just check your email on his computer and execute the module yourself.

    You cannot rename the module to look like a picture, but you can put it in a .zip using a file compression tool such as WinZip or 7-zip.

  45. Mighty Mackinac says:

    Im sry, but if your bf is tech-savvy at all, then you are going to have a hard time getting them to open it…

    Try sending the email and then distract him (wink ;) wink) and upload it yourself…

  46. Amelia says:

    I second Lizzy’s Question. What if your boyfriend’s a techi and hardly accepts fishy attachments? He’s usually the one telling me what to download to upgrade my harddrive. Can we send this file as a zipped file disguised as pictures?

  47. madeline says:

    Often times, it takes verry long to view the files that have been “fetched” from the target computer, the lag is quite annoying…

  48. Lizzy says:

    What if my boyfriend/baby daddy is a tech and works well with computers? How can i get him to run the Module without him thinking anything of it?

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