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Are there any FREE pc monitoring software that can send me a screenshot every so often of a computer's screen to see what they are doing?  I need a software that can tell me what programs are being used and what websites are accessed.
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I haven't run into any free ones over the years, at least that aren't caught by most anti-virus apps.

SpectorSoft does make a good one though that is around $100 that does everything you are looking for.

http://www.spectorsoft.com/products/SpectorPro_Windows/index.asp
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gotta be something that is free that logs key strokes or something like a screenshot emailed. I will look.
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE earned 500 total points
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I experimented with ActivTrak and it worked fine, although I never deployed it in production:
http://activtrak.com/

It records statistics on application use and websites visited. However, it is free for only three workstations.

Here's an article, Top 5 Best Free Employee Monitoring Software for Windows, that may help:
http://www.top5freeware.com/windows-employee-monitoring-software

I haven't tried the other four programs, but it's a good place to start your research.

A review of the non-free programs is here, in case you can't find a free one that you like:
http://employee-monitoring-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

Regards, Joe
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