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007 Spy Sofware, from e-spy software, is a very good product. The user interface is very easy to use and very pleasant to look at. The installation is also very easy to use and setup.
The stealth mode worked well. You do have to be careful when hiding the application. If you close it with a close function the application shuts off and you have to restart it by either re-booting or going to Start>Run, then typing in "ssmon". Once in stealth mode, you can't even see the application running when you display the Windows Task Manager. It is easy to re-display the application with certain hotkey keystrokes that you can customize for easy remembering. During testing, it did crash twice while moving back and forth from stealth to non-stealth modes.
Even though the user interface is very good, it could be even better with a few alterations, like having a tab key work in the password maintenance area, or being able to double click on the logs to view the actual web page (currently it is a two single-click process). Making the application screen larger would make it much easier to read the file and user names. Having to adjust the columns to see all of the data was a little annoying.
Another nice feature that 007 Spy Software offered that most of the competitors didn't, was the recording of changes to files and folders on the system.
The installation is also very easy to use and setup
Overall, 007 Spy Software is a very good product for getting an understanding of your computer's activities. It is not as powerful as some of the other competitor's products, but it is still a good product.