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!

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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. 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…

  2. 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??

  3. 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?

  4. 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?

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  7. 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…

  8. 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?

  9. 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…

  10. 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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