Spyrix Free Keylogger is a powerful security software tool that allows you to monitor all the activities that takes place on a PC, either remotely or on the same PC. Judging by its name, you might think that the program just saves the keystrokes of a user but, in fact, it tracks and logs all his/her activities. It turns this tool ideal for business owners, company managers, parents and all kinds of users that, for legitimate reasons, need to monitor the activities of other users of a PC.
One of the biggest assets of Spyrix Free Keylogger is that it doesn't get interfered by your antivirus or other anti-malware tools you may have installed, which is a very common problem that usually comes up when you use system monitoring tools. Besides, you can create a "secure web account" to monitor the activities of your target PC from anywhere, using a PC connected to Internet. This means that, once the program is properly installed and configured, you can tracks its activities in real time, without even requiring physical access to it.
The program's user interface may seem complicated at first, however, once you analyze it you will find it's not that hard to understand. On the left side of the main window, you can select the category for which you want the logged events to be displayed, or click on a user name to see all his/her logged activities in a chronological order - the program can monitor the activities for all the target PC's users. On the central panel of the window, on the other hand, you will see the list of logged events with detailed information like the event type, exact date/time, the source executable, the program's title or description and the logged value which, in turn, may be the typed key sequences or a description of the action such as start, stop or window change. Among the available categories are Keyboard events, Screenshots, Webcam snapshots, Sound recording, Webcam video, Clipboard value, Visited web pages, Alerts, User activities and Programs activities. However, some of them are just advertising as they are only available in "Spyrix Personal Monitor", a tool that can be considered the paid edition of this program.
Finally, it comes with a wizard that assists you in configuring the main settings through four easy steps. Here you can set your email address, a keyboard shortcut and a customized run command to make the program's interface visible, password-protect the access to it, tell the program when to make automatic screenshots and its quality, and select the users to be monitored, among other options. From the program's main window you can easily start and stop the activities monitoring service as well.
In conclusion, Spyrix Free Keylogger is a really powerful tool that goes much beyond simple keystrokes recording. Unfortunately, many of the most interesting features are not really available in this free edition of the program, and are purely advertising. What is worst, the program's tray icon cannot be hidden in this free edition of the program, which rests much of its strength, although the access to its main window can be password-protected.