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Giveaway of the day — PC Tattletale

PC Tattletale Helping to keep your kids safe online.
$49.99 EXPIRED
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PC Tattletale was available as a giveaway on March 3, 2012!

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Checks the health of your hard drives to protect you from sudden data loss.

PC Tattletale lets you monitor your child’s activities on your computer. Once the software is installed you will be able to see everything they do when you are not around. The software is invisible to your child.

They will not know it’s on the computer unless you tell them. Additionally it includes a key-logger that will record every key-stoke pressed. With this you can collect passwords to sites to like facebook, twitter, email accounts, and more. Start protecting your child today.

System Requirements:

Windows: XP/ 2003/ Vista; 300 Mhz or higher Intel or AMD processor; 512 MB RAM or higher - 56.k (or faster) connection; 60 MB free hard drive space

Publisher:

Parental Control Software LLC

Homepage:

http://www.pctattletale.com/

File Size:

9.53 MB

Price:

$49.99

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#91

WHAT IS THE CONTROL PANEL SHORTCUT KEY. AFTER INSTALL I AM UNABLE TO CHECK THE CONTROL PANEL, NO CONTROL PANEL COME WHEN PRESS CTRL+ALL+F5
IT BRING A NOTICE THAT THE PROGRAM IS WORKING, BUT MAIN CONTROL PANEL COME.HOW CAN I MAKE IT VISIBLE, DONT WANT IT HIDDEN.

Reply   |   Comment by ToNy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#90

"The registration number is not valid" appears when trying to register. Why?

Reply   |   Comment by ab  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#89

1. During installation it wanted to modify my host file.

2. After instantiation it my win patrol alerted me that WINLOAD32.EXE is trying to set a to auto start. When I checked the win patrol plus info on this this is what I saw below:
Virus Alert – WINLOAD32.EXE
Winload32.exe will appear in your Windows\System or SYstem32 folder. It installs with the W32.HLLW.Cult.M@mm worm. This mass-mailing worm uses its own SMTP engine to send itself to randomly generated email addresses. The worm also has IRC Trojan functionality that can allow a remote user to access your PC via Internet Relay Chat (IRC). This user could download, install, run or delete files. More information can be found at http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2004-021517-2143-99&tabid=2.

Reply   |   Comment by david  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#88

OMG some of the people on here leaving comments need to go back to school. They whole point of the program is so it CANNOT be detected. Pressing CTRL + ALT + F5 will get it to reopen. It is spyware seriously and that's because spyware is information to be gathered covertly about a person's Internet use, passwords, etc. That's the ENTIRE purpose.

For those of you who are afraid it will share your information, go back to the terms of use and read the small print. Don't just press accept, because anything can get your information.

This software does work all you have to do is click on the pictures. I mean yes it does not have tutorials BUT its self explanatory.

The program is good, and I give it a 5 star. the only people who are saying it is horrible are the same ones who don't know how to use it in the first place.

Reply   |   Comment by jstud weber  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#87

AVG reported it as a virus and deleted it.

Reply   |   Comment by Antonio Saverio  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#86

Thanks GAOTD for offering this program. Whether or not I install or use it will have NOTHING to do with how my children will react to my installing monitoring software or whether they will feel "betrayed" by my not "trusting" them. As someone already mentioned, "trust, but verify" will be my operational mode. I have absolutely no problem with my children being "upset" because I'm concerned about what they are doing on the internet (or what someone may be trying to do to them). I'm not interested in being their friend or confidante; I'm here to be their parent and to be sure they are doing things smartly (and since their brains will not be fully developed until their 20's, I have serious doubts that their abilities to do the proper thing are a "sure thing" as children. I'll risk them being "upset" at me, if this helps me keep them from doing something stupid or getting hurt; there's plenty of time once they are 18 to do all those wonderful things that their parents--and this software--will prevent them from doing before that time. Thanks for the program. I'm glad to have it as a tool to help me be a more responsible parent.

Reply   |   Comment by DaveA  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#85

Raising grandchildren now:
blocking facedbook , twitter etc doesnt work they open another under a different name or go in with other friends.Check your local schools wait till you find out how many arent filtered and kids sit online looking at porn and arent protected.They click on popups. They befriend anyone without checking. We parents are responsible for the children, Kids are smart they know very well how to decieve. parents protect your children and be nosey in the end it will pay off. If used for watching your spouses its a waste of time get a good lawyer and move on....

Reply   |   Comment by Tea  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

My friends have SSPRO on their computer for their child who tends to like to run away to see boys. This program has been very useful since they had access to passwords when she ran away and was able to find out where she was staying by logging onto her Facebook account. She tends to block everyone when she decides to disappear for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. We've told her that we can see the history in the Cookies and it's funny to watch her delete the cookies when she's done using the computer in the screenshots.

Reply   |   Comment by Istarttrbl  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

You only get one chance to raise your kids, and not each one responds the same to counsel regarding Internet use. Many parents have tried to 'reason' with their young children about the dangers of riding their bicycle in the street, but it only takes a momentary lapse in thinking for that child's life to be over. How many parents who have lost a child that way wish that they had done more to ensure their child's safety, perhaps a camera system to help them monitor their child's bike ride? But for them it's now too late.

The concerns regarding this company's reputation are justified; if the software collects personal data, what ensures that it won't be misused? And of course antivirus programs are going to report it as spyware. That's exactly what it is.
In my opinion, in my home, regarding my children, I don't feel guilty about second guessing how they use the Internet, including social networking and email. My wife and I have been able to give subtle counsel to my last of three children still living at home, customized to her needs that we have only become aware of because we spy on her using a different program costing twice as much. I call that a bargain for gaining the insight into how she thinks; a seventeen year old who is otherwise somewhat of a 'closed book' as to what's on her mind. (Numerous times we have had great conversations with her where she seemed to take counsel well, only to see what she emails to others, indicating she doesn't see the danger.)

That being said, I don't need this program because I purchased another one. My purpose in commenting is merely to show that some kids need attention in this area, while others do not. The easy way out for me would be to assume that she's using the Internet properly, that she's only talking to those who have a good influence on her, that 'all is well'. Instead, we see the need the give her more parental attention, even though it takes more work. (We have successfully raised her two older siblings who are now happily married to good spouses. We're shooting for three out of three.)

Reply   |   Comment by Not My Real Name  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#82

What a great feature to be able to get the passwords. I have an app to track my kid by texting his phone, but, he has to accept it. This way I can go into their stuff and set it. When he texts back to say he's down the street I will be able to see a map of exactly where he is. It's better than driving around going door to door when I can't find my 16 year old. My trust doesn't stop this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Kimberly Barnett  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

@28 and others: because it is a spyware program. The difference from malicious spywares is that in this instance you decide who shall receive the info it finds on the computer. The program logs keystrokes and sends it to you, as do malicious keyloggers, which sends it to the criminal who may collect the passwords you key in. So naturally the antivirus program has to find both of them.

Thank you for all the good advice and discussions about the use of a program like this in the upbringing of kids. As a father myself I find it very relevant in a comment thread like this.

Reply   |   Comment by Lars  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#80

Most people believe their children are trustworthy in almost every circumstance. After all, they are OUR children, right? We've raised them well. Only when they monitor them do they either confirm such beliefs, OR find out that trust they always felt was not altogether warranted. Its simply not a perfect world.

Famous last words often include: "I can't imagine him/her ever doing something like that. Where could I have gone so wrong? It makes no sense!"

Generally children want to do right, as do most adults. But they are also VERY influenced by their peers, their parents, and others. And parents have little control over those influences.

Spot-checking is a very wise thing to do, and often more than enlightening. Many of us don't do nearly enough of that nowadays. Instead we tend to assume all is well.

So something like this is very worthwhile, even if only used on occasion.

Reply   |   Comment by JackSprat  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#79

"Please comment only on the software here."

Software enables defined outcomes on hardware:

http://www.openprojects.org/software-definition.htm
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/software

I would suggest that a good 95% of us would not know (and I am one of the 95%)how most software is written and/or executed, therefore we comment on the outcomes, technically and suitability.
I cannot make technical remarks on this product as I find this product unsiutable morally, that is, arising from conscience or the sense of right and wrong. I would never install it in any computer of my four children and seven grandchildren, or wife of 43 years.

Moreover I was made aware of a similar program my brother installed on his sons computer last year, and it has directly destroyed their relationship of 17 years.

These types of programs question and challenge the relationship between ones self and the child, (this is not a Nanny Program) if it is needed in the relationship then I would suggest that it is already in jeopardy.

If the program is needed as a "parental tool" for your "loved ones" then tred carefully, you may not be prepared for what you are about to uncover, and the outcomes may alter your relationship for a very long time.

To summrise I believe that this is an adversarial program that can only worsen any relationship, and will not save or mend it.

Hire a detective, tap the home phone, install GPS in their phone, read their diary, bug their room, and install this program, you will surely develop positive trust and they will understand (not).

Reply   |   Comment by greg  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#78

Some interesting files on their server:
http://www.pctattletale.com/software/ChangeStartRun.exe - Changes the name of the executable to access the PCTT Control Panel.
http://www.pctattletale.com/software/resetpassword.exe - Resets the password to the control panel in case you forget it.
http://www.pctattletale.com/software/private/uninstallpctt.exe - Uninstalls PCTT without needing to know the password. Of course, it doesn't do as thorough of a job as mine.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#77

@ 42, go to ehow.com and type in how to remove internet filters hope this helps you

Reply   |   Comment by Mike ; Wash.  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#76

One more file to remove: C:\WINDOWS\system32\application.config, left behind by the uninstaller.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#75

It looks like the program leaves behind more than what I found above. Here's the full uninstallation instructions:

1. Unregister DLLs and OCXs - Run the following commands (this will get rid of some registry entries):
regsvr32 /u C:\WINDOWS\system32\explorer32\MonthView.ocx
regsvr32 /u C:\WINDOWS\system32\explorer32\IdleTime.ocx
regsvr32 /u "C:\Program Files\Common Files\secman.dll"
regsvr32 /u "C:\Program Files\Common Files\osmax.ocx"
2. Run the uninstaller
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UninstallPCTT.exe
or delete C:\WINDOWS\system32\explorer32 folder
3. Remove leftover files
C:\WINDOWS\system32\FreeImage.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Instructions.htm
C:\WINDOWS\system32\KbdMonitor.exp
C:\WINDOWS\system32\KbdMonitor.lib
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Unzip32.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\zip32.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UninstalPCTT.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\osmax.ocx
C:\Program Files\Common Files\secman.dll
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Outlook Security Manager

(Adjust paths as necessary)
4. Remove leftover registry entries (use regedit)
HKLM\Software\Explorer
HKLM\Software\CyberSamurai
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Window\CurrentVersion\Run\WinLoad
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Window\CurrentVersion\Run\Winload32
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Window\CurrentVersion\Welcome

If anyone need it I could make a cleanup tool to completely remove the junk.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#74

Kidswatch has been used in my household. I won't go into detail about the usefullness of this kind of program but when you "detect" a problem, you know it before it can get out of hand (like bullying). I can't wait till we can read our kids text messages. Having 4 teens, you can set at the kitchen table and listen to what they want to tell you, not what you really need to hear. Even the best of kids can slip. Doesn't hurt to be sure.

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#73

@Giovanni Signor

I agree free alternatives are available for paid software some or good some are equivalent.But in here GAOTD the software's offered are all paid s/w with full features,leave about some companies.

The free wares you mentioned like today's SEVEN SOFT freeware version not having all features of paid version.If the same offered at GAOTD it will have all features of paid version.I am not contradicting you as I am your Follower on many sites.But in the world there are 2 words commercial and free each having own significance like for nature to move how another 2 words are required male and female.

I am sorry if I crossed my limit I like you a lot.That is the reason I elaborated this.

vedika

Reply   |   Comment by vedika  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#72

It is not enough simply to monitor your children's or your spouse's computer use. If you really care about them, you also need a hidden video camera, perhaps one disguised as a clock or a wall plaque. There are many available from Internet stores. While it is illegal to tap phones in most states, you can and should get a remote listening device which can record all sounds being made by those you are concerned about in such a loving way.

You should also get GPS devices that can be secreted on/in your children's or spouse's cars, bicycles or skateboards, as you know they are bound to lie about where they are going, whom they are with or what they are doing. Finally, if you can afford it, you should hire a private investigator to keep tabs around the clock. If you cannot afford it, you need to get a better job or take on a 2nd or 3rd job.

Reply   |   Comment by B. Lark  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#71

Blegh. Here's their download page: http://www.pctattletale.com/download.htm. As you can see, fake Download.com badge (links to their own site), and a whole bunch of awards that does not link to a page. And you can only get to this page after you close their main site page, select to stay, insert your email, and who knows what else. I don't know how these people think. If they want you to try their software, they would have put up a straight link on their main site. But no, they want to scare you into paying first, and then letting you download the software. You'd be out $50 without knowing what you're getting first. That's what I call untrustworthy.

BTW, their activation server seems hacked. Avast gave me a warning when I tried to visit the server's main page.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#70

BTW, interesting to note that the company who made this program, CyberSamurai, most likely also made EXP Elite Email Marketing Software (there's a registry entry referring to it).

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#69

everyone gets tempted, and sometimes we can be led to do wrong. I would rather have the software and be able to help my child before something happens instead of just trusting him/her to always do right.
They are kids. Even the best kids mess up. I just add this along, and say something, like, "there are so many messed up people out there, We have to protect ourselves."
It's my house, and I am going to be the one held accountable if something happens to one of my kids. I don't trust anyone explicitly.

Reply   |   Comment by tu  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#68

Some research:
PC Tattletale is written mostly in Visual Basic (pre .NET). Its files are installed in C:\WINDOWS\system32\explorer32. PCTT.exe seems like merely a launcher for Netlogon.exe, the main UI for the program. The keylogger is WinSysMngr32.exe. mssecurity.exe is the screen capture program. Winload32.exe starts up the system when you start Windows. svchost.exe sends emails.

All logs are stored under C:\WINDOWS\system32\explorer32\Recycle, in plain text. You can feel free to delete all of the files in that folder except the *.htm(l) files. The program won't know that someone manually cleared the logs.

Through testing, it does in fact record all keystrokes. A side effect is that it also records the password to the PC Tattletale control panel. None of the web filtering options worked for me, and the email capturing only works on Outlook (which I'll guess kids don't use these days).

For some reason the program keeps a record of all its settings in application.config, along with those entries in registry.

To detect whether PC Tattletale is running on a PC, look for WinSysMngr32.exe in Task Manager. To disable the system, kill WinSysMngr32.exe, and also mssecurity.exe.

My rating:
Stealth - 4/10 (people who know what Windows files are will see right through the thing)
Functionality - 3/10 (It's mostly broken)
Privacy - 0/10 (Unencrypted logs, plus recording its own password means you're ripe to have your identity stolen)
Overall - Some noob tried to make a quick buck.

Uninstallation: Still leaves registry entries. Be sure to delete HKLM\Software\Explorer, HKLM\Software\CyberSamurai, HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Window\CurrentVersion\Run\WinLoad, and HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Window\CurrentVersion\Run\Winload32.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#67

Why spy? Too many downsides and who has the time and knowledge to do it? I use 'SocialShield' as it encourages parents to share with children on the basis that intelligent monitoring based on key-words is more private and much less obtrusive than key-logging, session logon records and such. SocialShield is not dependent on any specific computer. It monitors Facebook (and some other) social media for a child across multiple email addresses and machines.

Reply   |   Comment by Wayne Hewitt  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#66

My children have all grown & are out living their own lives.

I simply don't get people overall these days, so many are walking contradictions.

On the one hand they install spy programs on the home computers, but on the other, they give their children mobile cell phones/Ipads etc that can do pretty much the same things the computers do at home. It doesn't make sense in more ways than one, but that's just me.

Reply   |   Comment by geezer  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

Hi, I can see (again!) that the one and only "catch" of Programs such as this one, and appearing on GAOTD is.. it's PRICE! It is surely not offered for serious TESTING?

What indeed would such testing likely looked like..? - "Hey folks, guess what! It's working! Installed it on our PC and within first few hours CAUGHT my kids getting up to all kinds of suspicious things.." ???

Others who go for it point out that it is a "spywere", lol, but more serious point of it being a "spywere" not only but it's nature(!) is naturally not knowing for sure WHERE sensitive information might end up and HOW it might be used..

So much for technical side of it.

Moral issues using these types of "Spying" Programs (on Kids, Employees, Spouses, Partners..) as usual provoke a Debate here, and rightly so(!)

So I believe - People who are desperate to use these Programs should NOT be offered them for FREE on GAOTD, or these Programs will NOT be tested in true GAOTD sense?!

Please, GAOTD, less of so called "Agents Provocateurs":) here, unless.. for profound moral lessons!

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#64

Someone earlier said 'How do You know the keylogger is NOT sending the data off to third parties' and it's not if precious data is not falling into prey'ful hands ... You must be joking me right? You monitor your processes, Your full system www.systweak.com aso v3+ and use high security,watch what You share and download or what Your kids & their friends are doing downloads etc rotten sites etc... You don't allow the keylogger process to send out info's DUH that and have emails sent if when it ever does this, You need to gather some clues and the what IF's and maintain Your PC's a lot better than You do if Your worried about this keylogger sending out info's elsewhere into the wrong third party hands... encrypt Your whole friggin' Desktop with windows high encryption if You need to, then never ever lose the enc. key you need to restore any of the files or volumes...Yep.

Reply   |   Comment by concernedcitizen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#63

Short Story ... Few Years Ago There Was A Hacking Program Pretty Much Does The Same (I Can't Recall The Name) ... My Friend's Sister Wanted Me To Check Her PC As It Was Too Slow ... We Found Out That Her Teenage Son Installed The Program To Be Able To Get His Parent's Credit Info So He Can Prove That He Is Over 18 To Access Adult Websites :) ...
I Don't Have Children Of My Own (I'm An Aunt), I Believe That If A Child Wanna Do Something (He'll Propably Do It), So We Raise Them, Teach Them Right From Wrong, Protect Them, Befriend Them And Never Forget That We Are Parents ... Real FEARS Are From Drugs Not The Internet ... But I Have To Add (If My Child Crossed The Line ... Propably Monitoring All Their Activity With Such Program Is A Good Idea).

Reply   |   Comment by StarkyCat  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#62

What a big "IF"

4th March, 2012 YOUR LOCATION - A 11-year old kid got busted installing spyware on their family computer found on a well known giveaway site. The kid manage to obtain (or steal to be precise) all the information including his parent's Facebook account, business email and credit card particular and exploited them. The kid, known as "I-am-no-Stupid", has a shopping spree on Amazon, Steam and eBay without the knowledge of his parents.

When asked upon why did he do that, he replied - "Well I used it to help my mum to spy on my dad if he flirt with other women and what is so wrong about that? It is just so happened that I accidentally got my dad CC and without realizing and this is how I got to this point". "Well it don't mention that only parent could use that to spy on their kid but not vice-versa ain't it?"

Both the interviewer and his parent silent for a moment. They are speechless.

The end. Moral?

Reply   |   Comment by Cool  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

Don't knock the keyloggers. I have no need for this one at this time, but I have used one in the past due to "suspicious" activities of a boyfriend on my computer. Turned out he was lying to me from the very beginning and lying to everyone else he interacted with as well(can you say sociopath?). So instead of taking months and months on end to find out what was going on (like previous girlfriends of his that I later talked to), I was able to find out quickly and get him the h3ll out of my life before he could do any real damage. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.

Reply   |   Comment by Candace  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

lolz. Parents watching kids. Ok, let's call it that. But most people will be installing this to keep an eye on their mate.

Reply   |   Comment by paladin_  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#59

#6, if the software is being detected as spyware by Norton/Symantec (
Spyware.PCTattletale is a spyware program that monitors user activity, logs keystrokes, and takes screenshots), it's probably because that's what it is. The purpose of this software is to spy on children so it's spyware and there is no way around that. A person has to decide whether or not to trust this software to stick to monitoring and therefore, it's kind of a risky proposition. Parenting isn't a one size fits all deal because everyone's kids are different. I wasn't hoping to install this on my pc to satisfy my own curiosity but if it's going to be a struggle with Norton then I may have to abandon the idea. I personally wouldn't use this to spy on kids because website filtering, internet use time limits, and social media bans et al work for me. I set up the email accounts and I have the passwords and there's not twitter, Facebook and whatever else comes along until one is of the age to accept legal responsibility. Life isn't fair and we all have to live by rules.

Reply   |   Comment by Justine  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#58

I am a Forensic Computer Examiner, with a PhD in Computer Information Systems. Under the laws of my State, it is illegal to place any form or type of keylogger on any machine not owned outright by you. If a parent places a keylogger on their child's machine, they could go to jail. What I find interesting is the fact that Law Enforcement in this State will sit in online chat rooms and openly troll/bait for predators. I personally think a parent has the right and the duty to protect their child...and I applaud LE's efforts to clean-up the Net. I also cannot express how much damage has been done by a parent, well meaning or not, in several cases I am now involved in, who placed keyloggers on the family machine and the kids' school laptops...seems there needs to be a balance of trust and discretion - and keyloggers are not part of that equation.

Reply   |   Comment by DrLongBear  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#57

Great fun. Install on your gf's pc... lol. Been running for months... and she has no clue ... she thinks I'm clairvoyant, hehehehe 4stars

Reply   |   Comment by Flacadoo  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

Use OpenDNS to block all those sites that might endanger your PC and your child safety and well being.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim B  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#55

What a ghastly piece of software: Takes reading your child’s (or indeed anyone else’s) secret diary to a ridiculous level of potential immorality, eg use of exposed passwords. Makes Frapping look like kids stuff.

I'm surprised GOTD has offered this product. It only takes a moment of thought to see that it just panders to paranoid & probably over-controlling parents (or partners!?). If I found someone using it on me I would disown them - if not immediately (hard for an early-teen to be self-supporting), then following psychotherapy sessions which would no doubt be necessary at a later stage in life.

Reply   |   Comment by Alasdair  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#54

I really don't understand why there is so much negativity about this program. Of course it wouldn't install itself in plain site, because then the kids you were monitoring would know they are being monitored. And anti-virus software will let you know about any key logger program, even legitimate ones like this. I think most of the comments getting thumbs down are wrongfully being voted down. This comment is from a computer user of 30 years.

Reply   |   Comment by McSpocky  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#53

When keylogger/spy program has fake awards and iffy site, I consider that a bad sign.............
Who are you really sending your kids data to???

Reply   |   Comment by Kailey  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#52

What's need is a program to keep grownups safe "from" the kids. A kid is a baby "lamb" don't know how the name became popular for today's children, who are anything but. 92% of violent crimes in the USA are committed by "kids" aged 23 to 17. Perhaps software developer could come up with something aimed at the right target?

Reply   |   Comment by dog  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#51

Just block Facebook, keeps 95% of people away from using a Computer.
no Computer usage = no computer related problems

Reply   |   Comment by Bobby  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#50

#15:
Can you tell how you used "Windows 7′s own programs that show a clear, full-screen text with the words: 'This page is not permitted in the club.' ”

Giovanni: Always look forward to your comments, particularly alternatives, but do not agree with this comment "GAOTD team, please: select serious products only or programs whose features cannot be found elsewhere for FREE, otherwise your marvellous service risks to become useless!"
What is useless may be what someone else wants. Also, if they don't do it, how else are you going to tell us better alternatives!!

Reply   |   Comment by drvajra  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#49

I wish I had had this software 5 years ago, when I quit being a foster parent. We were advised by childrens services that the need to monitor internet activity of underage children is not just an issue of trust of your child, but can help parents spot pedophiles who prey on children through the use of the internet. And for that you need your child's password for any social media. Trust me, the kids may give you "the password", and then set up a second account for activity they know you would not approve of. My last foster child was 17, broke every rule in the book and could look you right in the face and steal the fillings out of your teeth. No way was that child going to be truthful about behaviors the child knew would not be tolerated. Thanks GOATD.

Reply   |   Comment by evelinelm  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#48

Well I trust my little Johnny (he's 13), would NOT be looking at porn or anything else that's not appropriate. I brought him up better then your average parent out there. If I as his parent don't trust him who WILL ? I could have used this for my ex-hubby though.

Reply   |   Comment by Jennifer Wilks  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-43)
#47

and you would think that if one is capable of creating software one would be capable of creating a better website to me the website reminds of of them generic scam ones very basic and repetitive not very professional at all

Reply   |   Comment by sam  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#46

At the bottom of this page, just below the tab "Leave a comment" you can read:
"Please comment only on the software here."

It seems to me that too many do not stick to such a clear rule.
Posting comments to tell others what they should do or not to do is not what this page was meant for.
How anyone will use a GOTD program is nobody's business.
I wish so to thank all those providing helpful information pertinent to the installation and the features of the offered program and comparable competitors.

Reply   |   Comment by El Coyote  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#45

so many are judging other people in these comments you are here to judge the software not the users/non-users so unless the comment is of any use and actually about the software and not the parents then there should be no comment at all

Reply   |   Comment by sam  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#44

It's clear from the thumbs down of the childless people here.

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#43

This program goes to great lengths to hide itself from being detected on your machine; I installed it using “Full Uninstall” but the trace did not show up in the installed files list, it did not give me a choice of where to install it and did not appear to make a special folder itself, certainly very well hidden up to now.
However one little problem, to check if it is installed all you have to do is type in PCTT in the run command (in XP) and you can tell it's on the computer.
Probably any parent who thinks they can stay ahead of their kids in computing are probably deluding themselves and this program will only give a false sense of security.
Maybe it's worth the parents while to seeif their kids are checking on them, before you install go to run and type in PCTT, you may be surprised ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by OldScotty  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#42

Hi All

Please could i bring your attention to the disclaimer on the developers website.

http://www.pctattletale.com/corp/disclaimer.htm

Quote::

"The PC TATTLETALE™ software (the “Software”) is designed and marketed to the public with the express and limited purpose of helping parents monitor their underage children and only those other persons who have expressly consented to being monitored through the use of the Software. Any other use of the Software is prohibited under the terms of our End User License Agreement (the “EULA”).

It is our official company policy that PC TATTLETALE™ is not to be used to monitor anyone over the age of 18, without that persons express consent.

Use of the Software to monitor adults, 18 years of age or older, without his/her express consent is considered illegal in many states, and is considered an improper use of the Software and a violation of the software EULA.

You may not install the Software on any PC that you do not own or that is not considered your personal property.

Prior to the installation of the Software you are asked to agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the EULA in order to begin the Software installation.

You may not download or install the Software unless you agree to abide by all the terms and conditions of the EULA.

Should you use the Software in an improper fashion or outside the scope of its intended purpose, you will void the Software refund policy.

Additionally, PC Tattletale will not provide technical support to anyone using the Software illicitly or in violation of the EULA, which includes but is not limited to use of the Software to monitor a spouse or an adult partner without their express consent".

It is Illegal in some countries to use software like this.

The above disclaimer seems only to apply to the US.

Chas

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