View Full Version : Screen Capture over a Network

20-05-2003, 12:12 AM
I am running a two computer network, and I wish to know if there are any good programs which will take a screan capture of the other computer. My daughter is on the other computer, and I just want to make sure she is doing her homework and not chating on msn.

20-05-2003, 12:38 AM

20-05-2003, 12:43 AM
Not very trusting are you?

There are different ways to do this but without invading privacy which I believe should be respected by teens, although I'm not going to tell you how to be a parent.

So here's what you are looking for, do a google search for snoopware. You'll need to read over what they can do. I'm sorry I can't give you a name of the ones I've tested as it was a long time ago, and I mainly used it for remote controlling PCs, but it does give you a view of their PC Desktop and what's on the screen, you can also take control of it, but it's noticable since the user it's used on can see the mouse move, there was one that didn't make it so obvious, but again I can't remember the name.

20-05-2003, 11:43 AM
All I want to do Is check if she is doing her homework and If she is, then I leave her alone!

20-05-2003, 12:57 PM
That's ok minchjp, install snoopware.

As for installing snoopware, it's a security risk so you'll need to take extra precaution in how you set it up or you'll be giving access to everyone on the net.

I do however believe there's other options which limits internet capabilities, maybe you could install some type of Program that block certain areas of the internet, including chat. Can run on a time period or whatever.

Search google for snoopware and you'll come across one that is what you ask for.

20-05-2003, 02:21 PM
I agree with the previous privacy comments, however - If you wish to go ahead with it, then try this:


Also look up RealVNC, and then there's KeyServ (Key Thief) as well.

Not a very trusting parent are you.

Perhaps it is a good time to sit your daughter down and have a little chat...

Susan B
20-05-2003, 04:04 PM
I won't tell you how to be a parent either but what are you going to do if you catch her chatting on MSN and she claims she is discussing her homework with her friends? ;-) :p

20-05-2003, 04:40 PM
Try Netnanny http://www.netnanny.com

20-05-2003, 05:34 PM
The fun part starts when Privacy and Security get mixed with parental rights. There have been many (not just with me) "discussions" over what is an invasion of privacy, and what are parents doing their job...
A good thread about this is: http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=28405&message=110598&q=kids+and+the+internet#110598 - not directly related, but a good read nonetheless


Susan B
20-05-2003, 05:49 PM
I think this (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=28405&message=110598) might be a better link, CC. :-)

22-05-2003, 12:02 AM
I give her her privacy, but one thing I can't stand from her is lyng. That's why I check.

22-05-2003, 02:59 AM
Perhaps a handy util you could use for monitoring her msn would be MsgPlus (addon for Msn). It has a feature, where if swearing/sexual/ or other words are used in a msn convo, it starts logging and records the chatlogs into a hidden directory that only you know.

You could use this to determine if her msn chats were "clean". That would be acceptable, but full logging of her chats would be invasion of privacy.


Has many other great features for msn, so she might see some benefits from it as well as you.

Iain Walmsley
22-05-2003, 10:02 AM
If your daughter knows anything at all about computers, it will only ever work once. If you have access to the network, then snoopware is pretty easy to foil... or so Im told ;-)