View Full Version : SpyPal, A Virus or Not?

2007-05-29, 23:00
I just came across a program, called SpyPal whilst surfing for a program to monitor other users on my computer, and i just wanted to know is SpyPal a virus or a form of malware, or just a very helpful program, i would appreciate any helpful advice and comments!

2007-06-01, 19:46

As far as I know, the program does not drop malware.

..... records keystrokes, websites visited, windows opened, applications run, MSN Messenger, ICQ, AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Messenger, Skype, MS Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape, AOL Explorer, Avant Browser, Maxthon, NetCaptor, SlimBrowser, clipboard activities, passwords typed, emails (MS Outlook 97/2000/XP/2003, Outlook Express), documents opened and even take screen snapshots at your set interval like a surveillance camera.

Speaking for myself, I don't like any kind of spyware, whatever one calls it. Parental controls being a separate issue.

Is it possible to have open dialogue with all the users?

2007-06-02, 00:42
That's the problem, if you remember i PMed you the first time, :red:, about the Spylocked problem, and i was able to sort that out myself, Thanks to Spyware Doctor (before it went all buggy on me) i was able to to find alot more problems, then spylocked, i found Dialer's, trojans, and the reason i want to use this program is that no one is owning up to this problem, everytime i go on this computer the history is wiped clean, so i have no idea of what is going on.......are you sure SpyPal is safe...?????

2007-06-02, 01:46
are you sure SpyPal is safe...?????

I did not say I was sure. :p:
As far as I know, the program does not drop malware.

2007-06-02, 15:08
....ok.....lol......would you know any other safe program which monitors other users on a computer...????? Any recommendations at all? :red:

2007-06-02, 21:14
Hi there,

What is the Operating System, how many users, and of those, who is running with Administrator account permissions? :)

2007-06-03, 03:07
It's Windows XP, there are 2 other users (siblings), and we all use the Administrator account, there is no other passwords or accounts on the computer....

2007-06-03, 06:09
and we all use the Administrator account

That's not a good thing, Administrators have unrestricted access to the computer and can Remove/Add just about anything.
With three Administrator accounts on one home machine, a malware magnet. :lip:

How the right user account can help your computer security:

Applying the Principle of Least Privilege to User Accounts on Windows XP:

The Importance of the Limited User, Revisited:

2007-06-04, 02:15
Once again, i'd like to say thanks for your help :red:, im gonna create 3 account's with less access then what it has on the Administrator account and assign them to me and my siblings, change the administrator account's password, and keep it for emergencies, or big changes.

Once again tashi thank you sooooooooo much for your help! :bighug:
(this is like the 3rd time you've helped me, lol :laugh:)

2007-06-04, 07:59
You are very welcome. :greeting:

2007-06-04, 22:46
Could you plz do me just one more favour, tashi?
Could you look at this: http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=13588 and give your diagnosis, i never got a reply to this question......:red: