Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Gecko Monitor - Computer Monitoring Software Review

Imagine this: your fantastic hubby has asked you out for a date night to a romantic dinner and maybe a movie afterward. You want to jump at the chance, but you're uncomfortable. Maybe your teens or tweens have just been busted looking at inappropriate things on the internet. Or, maybe they haven't, but you know the possibility of them finding horrid stuff while you're away is pretty high.

What do you do? Say no and guard the computer like a security officer?

I didn't want to either so I thought I would give Gecko Monitor a try.

Gecko Monitoring

About Gecko Monitor:
Computer Monitoring Software

Gecko Monitor is the complete solution to monitoring everything that happens on your
computer while you’re away. Perfect for parents who want to monitor their childs
computer or bosses who want to monitor their employees computers - Gecko Monitor
has everything you’ll need to give you peace of mind!

Combining powerful monitoring tools and stealth, Gecko Monitor has a number of great
features including the ability to monitor every website visited, every program used and
every keystroke pressed - as well as taking screenshots of everything that happens on screen.

The more advanced features of Gecko Monitor make this software the most advanced, all
in one, computer monitoring solution on the market, why not download our free trial and
see for yourself?

My Thoughts:
As always, you can trust that I'm going to be honest, so please bear with me for a moment. When I first received the offer to review the Gecko Monitor, I was leery. I nearly passed it up. I didn't know the system, I didn't know the developers, I didn't know much of anything except what they told me. So I did some research before I said yes. First, I read their website - see above - and I was intrigued. I have teenagers in my house, and being a particularly picky parent (say that fast ten times, I dare you!) there are things they're not allowed to look at or be on while on the internet. Duh, right? Next, I researched the reviews, and again, I was hooked. Things were looking better and better. After I read the glowing reviews, I decided to take the plunge.

The program loaded easily enough and I started monitoring right away, but I was still nervous. I waited for it to crash my operating system, I waited for all kinds of ugly things to happen, but none did. Another plus.

I like so many things about this program, it's difficult to find a starting point.
  • incredibly easy to use
  • self explanatory
  • hasn't crashed yet
  • you can change the settings to how they would best suit you and your family
  • you can go through and view the screenshots of websites visited, and delete them when you're finished
  • there is a desktop icon that you can remove with ease so you can monitor with stealth
  • doesn't like to turn back on once turned off. I've had to restart my computer to get it to turn back on. Not sure if that's a software issue, or if it's in my settings, so take this one with a grain of salt. (Just in case you didn't know, you can access the program by hitting CTRL+ALT+k all at the same time.)
I would highly suggest that you write your Gecko Monitor password somewhere because you will need it when you want to access the program.One more thing. Take the time to print off the handy how to use file that comes with the program and read it. READ it. Trust me. It helps a ton.

Now that you've heard my thoughts on the program, you have a chance to #win your very own. Gecko Monitor has graciously offered 10 licenses as promotion for their product. If you would like to try this for free, enter below! Giveaway ends September 18th.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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