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Giveaway of the day — 1AVMonitor

Remotely monitor your webcam, desktop, microphone, or phone-line, and secure your home, office, kids, and your privacy, with this powerful all-in-one surveillance tool.
$59.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 240 (30%) 568 (70%) 36 comments

1AVMonitor was available as a giveaway on October 17, 2010!

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1AVMonitor allows you to remotely monitor your office, your home, and your children. 1AVMonitor publishes a password protected website where users can access live video, photos, and recorded activity, all behind 128-bit encrypted security.
The program can completely hide itself on the user PC: 1AVMonitor can hide itself from the Windows Task Manager, the Start Menu, the Desktop, and the Control Panel Add/Remove Programs menu. 1AVMonitor supports all video and audio sources. Users can monitor the PC screen, webcam, DV cameras, or the microphone.

System Requirements:

Windows 7 (x32/x64)/ Vista (x32/x64)/ 2008/ 2003/ XP/ 2000/ Me/ 98

Publisher:

PCWinSoft

Homepage:

http://www.pc-windows-software.com/1AVMonitor/index.asp

File Size:

4.95 MB

Price:

$59.95

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#36

I would like to know who certified their 128-bit encryption claim?
Furthermore, if it is hidden behind the operating system, then they can control your system and see everything you type or do.
This is major turn off for this software. Stay away and if installed please remove it at once before your identity and bank accounts are stolen.

Reply   |   Comment by BobR  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#35

I installed it had no problems. when you are doing the install it gives you an option to put in your add/remove so it was no problem uninstalling the program. I am going to be using it in one of my computer classes so the class can play with it.

Reply   |   Comment by nivek  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#34

I wonder if you can use this in combination with Wake-On-LAN, so you would not have to leave the PC on while away, just peep in when it suits you.

Reply   |   Comment by cornjaco  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#33

downloaded on vista and ran fine..but can access program from another computer...any suggestions?

Reply   |   Comment by damon  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#32

This software can also be downloaded on CNET and Softpedia, so it is no dubious vendor. As @19 says, only download this if you really need it, if not, just skip it.

Reply   |   Comment by cornjaco  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#31

Alone soul : il creates uninstall link in start menu, and the uninstall prog is in the program directory. It is hidden only if you REALLY want to, basically it is just a good screen / webcam video and still images capture program.

Reply   |   Comment by NYB  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#30

#10: "No passwords or encryption keys are suggested or described in any menu or sub-menu. Has anyone found the areas where encryption is enforced? I want to understand the risks of a hacker monitoring me or my family via the files this software creates or via the live video stream."

Passwords are in global settings for when you want to autostart in stealth mode & when you want to publish your video &/or audio streams to the web page it creates. As far as security the best thing I'm aware of is to read up on that stuff, as it isn't always an easy answer & so much is relative... e.g. running a router with NAT, it's easy to set Windows up so your PC/laptop is in effect invisible to anyone on-line. Opening up to serve your live stream you obviously can't be as invisible, so if you were invisible before & aren't now, that's a step down, a reduction in security. OTOH the required ports may already be open, you may not be behind a router with NAT, & adding a live stream from 1AVMonitor may not make your security any better or worse.

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#13: "... Anyone who has installed the software, please tell me how can i uninstall it"

IMHO the best way to uninstall 1AVMonitor is to restore a backup, or 2nd best in Vista/7 use a restore point. An actually very close 3rd would be to simply delete the Start Menu shortcuts & the program's main folder [by default under Common Files], & optionally search for & delete any registry keys for "PCWinSoft". RE: the files it puts in the system folder & registers -- several may be used by other apps you've installed, & those that are just for PCWinSoft apps are tiny, so probably easiest/safest to leave them all alone, in both the system folder & registry.

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#15: "... Make sure to select a folder for storage where 1AVMonitor will be given rights to save files on the disk” Problem is, it doesn’t even load for me to change any settings!..."

When an app doesn't have permission to write to a disk, folder, the registry etc., those permissions are set in Windows itself. This is more an issue with 7. Using Regedit to open the registry, or Windows Explorer to access folders, right click & go to permissions or security, & you'll see what access groups have -- set permissions so software &/or users have the needed access as necessary, remembering that there are security reasons some (not all) areas are off limits to start with.

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#16: "... "...1AVMonitor will be automatically registered to you and you won’t have to type in registration codes or anything else.” So what else is happening behind the scenes?"

Registration of the GOTD version AFAIK is different from the regular download, & stored in a special GOTD referenced registry key. There are 3 files put into the temp folder that normally would handle that, & then be deleted. That said, if you're worried about an app phoning home, restrict its on-line access. If the app you're worried about has to connect, then you either trust it or don't, use it or don't. Personally I'd be more concerned with the default way it publishes its viewing site on your PC, advising you to open a couple of ports & set port forwarding if you run a router with NAT, but that's [paranoid] me. ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#29

Activated and then installed quickly and easily on WIN-7_x64, however would not allow any streaming of Video. Retried several times, but program kept crashing. Website states program is for Win 7 32x/64x, among others. A thumbs down from me. Thanks for the offer GAOTD. I would have liked, and need a program like this.

Reply   |   Comment by Bennie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#28

I have found that this software is available on two reputable websites for download. I'm thinking that the encryption is via Windows Media share settings through the authenticated users from what I've read about the program and it's setup. If I'm wrong, will someone more knowledgeable please let me know. I'm a "progressing" newb.

Reply   |   Comment by gadl253  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

First open 1AVMonitor and choise:Monitor webcam and automatically capture activity with the motion detector.Next appear some question and say :yes.Next enter in Tools>Monitor wizard in: http://my.jetscreenshot.com/demo/20101017-qjgd-73kb
http://my.jetscreenshot.com/demo/20101017-gcao-67kb
after i click on connect.Example for Avid.

Reply   |   Comment by Do Do Re  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#26

1AVMonitor is a video capture app that can publish captured video on a web page it creates & makes available on your PC/laptop. Using TV Tuner/capture hardware, the video can be TV channels, a camera feed you've plugged into the tuner device, or it can use a webcam or just do screen capture. It has a sensitivity setting so hopefully you'll only record activity, & if your hardware supports it, can record audio only or simultaneously with video. 1AVMonitor has provisions for email & FTP, saves audio &/or video to your hard drive(s), & has settings to prevent totally filling up a hard drive(s). It also has a stealth mode that can disguise the running app in Task Mgr. Using VB [Visual Basic] & some older video technology, it may or may not work well on your system depending on what you have installed. It requires a display set to 32 bit color or install will abort, & requires that video hardware like tuners have compatible Direct X drivers. The help menu includes links to a couple of added downloads, & while there is a help file it is a bit outdated.

As far as putting video from your PC/laptop on-line 1AVMonitor is a bit dated, & rather than connecting securely to an on-line server, your system becomes the server -- that may cause issues &/or security concerns. As far as stealth aspects go, regardless how well the running app is hidden, you can't really hide that a PC/laptop is struggling under a high load, & many (most?) users would want to find out why it's working so hard -- higher powered hardware, more efficient software, &/or more modest frame sizes, fps, & quality all can help, or just get a camera equipped with networking to begin with, or a stand-a-lone security recorder & camera bundle etc.

Potential video issues are divided into 3 categories... Active X files are added & registered that may conflict with what you already have installed. There may be compatibility issues with web cams & tuner hardware since newer hardware, together with Vista & 7 use a different sort of driver than that common to win98, 98 SE, ME, & XP, when some of the code 1AVMonitor uses & depends on was written. And 3rd, the later versions of .NET brought video related enhancements, like new ways of rendering video on-screen, that together with video software you have installed may cause problems with today's GOTD. Much of any potential for problems isn't unique to 1AVMonitor [I don't want to give that impression], but stuff you [too often] run into working with video in Windows, especially with older apps or apps using older code.

Installing 1AVMonitor adds/registers 14 files in Windows' system folder -- mostly older .ax, .ocx, & VB runtime files. Because registering those files means a lot of entries, & because .NET may also get involved, you can be looking at a lot of registry additions/changes, though mileage will vary -- e.g. if you've already installed the VB6 runtime file ["msvbvm60.dll"], re-registering it isn't going to make much if any changes, & the same goes for the other, added files. The app itself is put in a program folder hidden (?) in Program Files [or Program Files (x86)] \ Common Files [70 files, 3 folders, ~4 MB].

Bearing in mind that I have no idea what the state-of-the-art is in spyware, there are better screen capture apps, & loads of IMHO better video streaming alternatives to get your video on-line, & many of them I think provide better security.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#25

For Avid:a device attached to the sistem is not functioning.This is because you must to enter in settings and to choise who is yours device(web camera) and who is your sound card(from your computer) and other settings.

Reply   |   Comment by Do Do Re  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#24

comment for alone soul to uninstall:
Open the Start Menu in Windows taskbar
Open All Programs
Open 1AVMonitor
Select Uninstall 1AVMonitor
Continue uninstall procedure
Once the uninstall procedure has been completed, 1AVMonitor will have been successfully removed from your computer.
The files you crate and import with 1AVMonitor will not be removed. If you intend for their removal you will have to do it manually.

Reply   |   Comment by vista64  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

to Alone Soul: GET REVO Uninstaller - it's free and great, and has a hunt mode to find files that don't register in add/remove.

Reply   |   Comment by promytius  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#22

Installed fine on windows xp and windows Vista Home with out problems but when installed on computer running windows 7 Home premium got a windows Error: Access violation at 0x76E6BA16 (tried to read from 0x00000001), program terminated. error and the program crashes. any idea on a fix

Reply   |   Comment by Joe K.  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#21

p.s. I'm sure GOTD does all it can to screen out malicious software before it offers it, so don't be so paranoid.

Reply   |   Comment by Shalbatana  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#20

Anyone wanting to know the details of how to run the program (including uninstall), etc. can find the user manual HERE

The best advice when pre-evaluating software from this site is this:
1) decide if you really need it. If you install simply everything you're gonna be overrun quick.

2) know that if you ever need to re-install, you'll probably end up paying.

3) Immediately do a search for "review of [software title]" and decide for yourself. Many times you'll have a hard time finding uber trustable reviews (like cnet or pcmagazine), and many times reviews on shareware sites are written by the program authors, but somewhere along the line you'll learn things you'll want to know.

4) read the comments here, take them for what they're worth, then decide for youself.

Hope this helps you all.

Reply   |   Comment by Shalbatana  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#19

Back on 9-26-2010, GAOTD gave away 1AVCenter. If you have that program, you won't need this one since 1AVCenter IS this and more.

Reply   |   Comment by magiccrpet  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#18

Tried to install on Windows 98 Second Edition (says 98 meets their requirements, not only here but also on their webpage) but not a surprise, it will not install. I get an error of, and I quote,

"Error Starting Program

SETUP.EXE file expects a newer version of Windows. Upgrade your Windows version."

Followed by a second error:

"Setup.exe

A device attached to the system is not functioning."

Why include it in the system requirements if 98SE is not supported? I just don't understand these companies...

Oh, and yes,

#1. I did the activate first before attempting to install the program.

And #2. I've already updated Windows at Microsoft's Windows Update site to the max... There are no more updates I can do, aside from moving up to ME or higher, which I'm not doing as I'm happy with 98SE... :)

But a BIG thumbs up to Giveaway of the Day and the companies for the excellent freebies we receive every day! =) Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Avid Gamer  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#17

Interesting.....
From the author's website on how the app gets registered -

"Registration Codes
1AVMonitor uses automatic activation. In minutes after you finish the purchase, 1AVMonitor will be automatically registered to you and you won't have to type in registration codes or anything else."

So what else is happening behind the scenes?

Reply   |   Comment by bigbop  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#16

There is a disconnect between what is being offered to the GOTD users and what is offered in the for purchase product. With the GOTD version, users cannot use any of the video/webcam functions at all. GOTD users are restricted to the following three functions only:
1) Monitor PC screen and automatically caputre images of desktop activity.
2) Monitor microphone and automatically record audio with the sound detector
3) Capture screenshots in JPG format.
Everything else is greyed out.

Here is what is offered in the for purchase product.
1)Monitor webcam and automatically capture activity with the motion detector.
2)Monitor PC screen and automatically capture images of desktop activity
3)Monitor microphone and automatically record audio with the sound detector
4) Capture webcam snapshots in JPG format
5) Capture screenshots in JPG format

When the application first launches, you have the option to "Watch video tutorials to learn how to use 1AVMonitor". That is where you will see the difference between what the program actually does and what they are allowing GOTD users to use the program for. Essentially, the shell version they're offering GOTD users is kind of pointless, unless your interest is in monitoring activity on your computer monitor. The option to monitor your home using the webcam is greyed out. The options to do anything with your webcam is greyed out. The product description on the GOTD page is extremely misleading, even deceptive.

Also, my first run with trying to monitor audio was not successful. I may need to play with it more to find out why it's not working, but I really have little motivation as what attracted me to this product was the integrated use of the webcam in monitoring activities, which apparently is not available for us.

If the product developers would like to chime in, maybe they can shed light on these problems.

Reply   |   Comment by JMc  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)
#15

Gave out an error.
"Error reading INI files
Reinstall to solve the problem.
Make sure to select a folder for storage where 1AVMonitor will be given rights to save files on the disk"

Problem is, it doesn't even load for me to change any settings!
>.>

Uninstalled.. Might have been a good program.. But.. Too bad..

for the record..
Windows XP Service Pack 3

Reply   |   Comment by Lucifer  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#14

The concept is great, unsure of the execution. However my bigger concern is that this software is tasked with something very confidential, hence is the software upto the mark and is the website also secure?

This brings into question, if the company that developed this software is of good repute, if not, we'll be leaving wide open, our doors to intruders (both physical intrusion and virtual intrusion possible).

Reply   |   Comment by Binoy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#13

I have not installed the software after reading that i cant see it in Add/Remove program menu. Anyone who has installed the software, please tell me how can i uninstall it if i would not like it...?
Anyone have checked the possibility of this program starting automatically without our permission and start recording and uploading on the site..?
I feel this software is dangerous..Please suggest who has installed it..

Reply   |   Comment by Alone Soul  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#12

Did anyone check to see what the WOT disparaged sites were,or why WOT gave them a bad rating?I've been finding tons of websites I know to be reputable are starting to have bad WOT ratings.PC world,Maximum PC,Netflix and C NET to name a few,have orange or red links depending on the site from which you try to link to them.I dont know why and I'm beginning not to care,I have a few other site advisor utilities,and I can open them safely,or I just type the link in my search bar and go at it that way.More times than not,when I do it that way,the same WOT"red" site comes up green.BTW this is not a comment on the product,because I'm still checking it out,I'm just saying a bad WOT rating on a site may not be the best way to judge these things.Give them a chance, and try doing the end-run on the links too,you may be surprised at the outcome-I have been-more times than I care to count now.Peace and love,Peace and love-GEOD

Reply   |   Comment by geod  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#11

I'm using Win 7X64 and it installed alright, but would not let me stream any video. It crashed each time I tried it, so to the bin it went. Thanks anyway GGOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by ohara89  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#10

The initial description above states "...all behind 128-bit encrypted security." I cannot see any explanation at their web site or in the embedded Help sections that describes or even suggests 128-bit encryption of any part of the system. No passwords or encryption keys are suggested or described in any menu or sub-menu. Has anyone found the areas where encryption is enforced? I want to understand the risks of a hacker monitoring me or my family via the files this software creates or via the live video stream.

Reply   |   Comment by Elliot  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)
#9

For Sjon.~30 seconds.Maybe I will disable some toolbar.

Reply   |   Comment by Do Do Re  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#8

Can I use this with a wifi camera if not is there a software similar that can?

Reply   |   Comment by JimB  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)
#7

it installed properly on my XP SP3..but on trying to run activate.exe it open a dialogue box saying "fatal error: wrong key " :( :(

Reply   |   Comment by abhishek  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#6

To all of you using WOT, if WOT says that Google or a Google product / service is not good, you immediately stop using it because WOT told you so?
I would not go for what WOT says.
You are supposed to say what you did like and what you did not like about any GAOTD software.
If you like or if you think you need it, you install it. If not, what is the use of making so much case on a software you did not even try?

Reply   |   Comment by Not a WOT fan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

First off check out the website first (properly) before commenting on it! WOT is untrustworthy itself, they seriously need to review their users comments. Checked PCWinSoft site and the awards are real not fake. Although some are for SuperLauncher which is one of their other products so no big deal.
1AVMonitor does what they claim. I don't have a real need for it now, but I have a daughter who is five so maybe I'll see it here again in say 7 - 10 years. Thanks PCWinSoft and of course GOTD for the offer.

Reply   |   Comment by rodken  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+46)
#4

@ #3
Wow, all those toolbars in IE, no space left to display the actual website :P
Doesn't that make IE superslow?

Reply   |   Comment by Sjon  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)
#3

http://my.jetscreenshot.com/demo/20101017-mbfh-199kb
Is working but is not so easy.You must to make some settings before.Thank.

Reply   |   Comment by Do Do Re  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-30)
#2

I don't feel like I will trust the editor : because of its website poor design, I decided to check the Award links of the Product Awards page : What a surprise : 60% of their so called excellence awards lead to bad reputation websites (WOT ratings) and the last 40% are fake since they lead to trustworthy websites BUT to pages which have nothing to do with 1avmonitor software !

Reply   |   Comment by Bapegual  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+167)
#1

Do all it says, easy, clean.
Some may not like the idea of beeing watched by this kind of programs. But for a stealth recorder, it is very good, and does not deserves so many bad ratings.

Reply   |   Comment by NYB  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
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