Windows screen recording software that runs without being detected

What are some Windows 10 screen recording software programs that runs without being detected?

I need to install this software on my own laptop before turning it over to someone who should only be setting something up for me.

This person needs to work under my user profile while I am away and I need to make sure this person doesn't look at anything he shouldn't be looking at.

What programs can do this?
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAsked:
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Your statement is flawed.

"I need to make sure this person doesn't look at anything he shouldn't be looking at." Installing monitoring software will NOT prevent someone from looking at things they shouldn't be looking at.  AT BEST, it will tell you they looked at things.

If you want to protect yourself, you need to be there.  Give the person remote access with you sitting in front of the machine at a time when you CAN be there the entire time.  Else, buy a dedicated machine for use of this software.  Or create a VM and give the person a VM to install the software on.  

You should keep in mind what Cliff Said in your NEARLY identical previous question:
The 10 Immutable Laws Of Security

Law #1: If a bad guy can persuade you to run his program on your computer, it's not solely your computer anymore.
Law #2: If a bad guy can alter the operating system on your computer, it's not your computer anymore.
Law #3: If a bad guy has unrestricted physical access to your computer, it's not your computer anymore.
Law #4: If you allow a bad guy to run active content in your website, it's not your website any more.
Law #5: Weak passwords trump strong security.
Law #6: A computer is only as secure as the administrator is trustworthy.
Law #7: Encrypted data is only as secure as its decryption key.
Law #8: An out-of-date antimalware scanner is only marginally better than no scanner at all.
Law #9: Absolute anonymity isn't practically achievable, online or offline.
Law #10: Technology is not a panacea.

Source: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh278941.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

Frankly, if I were this guy and really wanted to do something to your computer without you knowing, I'd probably copy the hard drive.  If you had it encrypted, I'd tell you I need to turn encryption off to install the software.  Then turn it off, remove the hard drive, copy it, and put it back.  You'd never know.  and your screen recording software would do you ZERO good.
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
I don't know your situation, but the whole idea behind Windows security is that nobody should have to share an account. Get them to sign in to create a new profile and then copy whenever is needed from your profile to theirs. Alternatively, put shortcuts on their desktop to the stuff on your profile and grant them access to the folder(s) required.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
See my previous answer to your Camtasia question.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Ahh. I see Lee beat me to it. But yes, that's the gist of both questions.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I give you the same advice as for your similar question about Camtasia.

Make a new user and password, member of Administrators so they can install software.

If that is all they are doing, your user profile contents will not be visible to them.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
I don't know of any screen recording program that runs without being detected. But I have a suggestion for you, namely, tell the person that you want to see everything that he does on the system. Tell him that screen recording software must be running the entire time that he is installing the software, with a date/time stamp automatically recorded on the video — so that there won't be any Rose Mary Woods gaps. :)  Tell him that you'll check the recording when he returns the system to you. If he's the kind of person that you should be trusting with your system, he won't object; if he does object, he's the wrong person for the job. No need for stealth recording, imo. Regards, Joe
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
If they just need to install something for you and that's all, could you do a screen share like gotomypc or teamviewer? Then the system never has to leave your hands.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
The instant you tell a curious person they can't be curious, you peak their curiosity.  Tell them they have to do anything and a smart person with a poor moral compass will find a way to look without you knowing.  As I said, copy the drive.  Heck, a screen recording program might miss things off screen.  I could do a bunch of things from the command prompt moved to the edge of a screen.  I'll repeat: If your data is valuable, you control it all times.  If you can't give them a separate computer with nothing of value on it.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
I agree with Lee 100% on this. Law 6 and 10. Everything else is just sidestepping those two truths.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Yes, Lee makes some really good points...and there's no stopping a bad guy...he could clone your drive when it's in his possession without your knowledge and then steal everything on it. One idea is to look over his shoulder the whole time, if possible. Regards, Joe

P.S. "peak" should be "pique"
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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Can someone just answer this question and let me know what Windows screen recording software I can install that runs without being detected?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Yes. No Such Thing. I have look over software and screen recording will be detected.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Can someone just answer this question and let me know what Windows screen recording software I can install that runs without being detected?
Here's one:
http://www.ematrixsoft.com/pc-screen-spy-monitor-software.php

Haven't used it myself, so you're on your own to evaluate it. The feature you want is usually known as "stealth mode", so if you Google "screen recorder stealth mode", you'll see other suggestions. Regards, Joe
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
We did answer the question - not with an answer you liked apparently, but with one based on KNOWLEDGE of IT security and common behaviors.
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
Suit yourself. I thought my idea of a remote session might be able to accomplish what you actually want without going to extra trouble.

As Lee said in the beginning, the two things you are asking for (record screen to prevent them from doing/looking at stuff) don't go together. So really the answer is the famous EE line "You can't do that".

FWIW: Key or screen recorders that try to hide themselves when executed will probably trip your anti-virus. So just be aware of that and make sure you test it out.
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
Knowledgeable - I'm sorry, based on your history on EE you are seem to be a good guy and now You've asked a question, how to hack someone else computer and in this moment with this community you will not get any advice.
You must to look for your answer on some hacking computers forum.

I'm sorry If I did disappointed you.
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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
I'm not looking to hack anyone's computer I'm simply looking how to monitor what is being done on my own laptop.
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
We don't know that.
Screen hunting/mirroring/recording software is very powerful think and can be used for good or for bad purpous
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
I need to install this software on my own laptop before turning it over to someone who should only be setting something up for me. Having physical access trumps security always. As suggested either shoulder surf while they are doing the setup OR use something like Teamviewer and watch them using another computer.  (again all previously suggested).  Otherwise the user could simply delete the recording and restart recording after they've done whatever you don't want them to do.  
Lets use the scenario that the screen recorder uploads to another location, simply unplugging the network cable defeats this.
Or as mentioned clone your hard drive, do the work being monitored and later at their leisure snoop around on the clone.
It all comes down to trust, do you trust or not trust this person? If the data is highly confidential then remove it before releasing physical control.
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