Keyloggers: personal opinion
This evening I decided to have a mess about with a keylogger. The application freaked me out, to the point that within 30 minutes I had to uninstall it as too disturbing. I know that Love INT is where keyloggers are used by partners who suspect their girlfriend is cheating or having an affair. But seriously, this is sick stuff.
Triggers your Webcam to take pics.
You can select the webcam to take a photo every 2-3 minutes. The light does come on when the webcam is operational, but with a little tinkering, I’m certain that can be prevented.
It records the passwords and content of emails. It screenshots the email client so that you can see the inbox, just as your partner would.
You can set the keylogger to take screenshots every minute. Sick.
Microphone recording & Chat recording
You can set the microphone to record all audio conversations. It will record both sides of the chat session.
The application does not show up in task manager.
Off site logs
The logs are sorted into screenshots, audio, visual and text. The logs can be transferred via a LAN connection, to a USB or even to an email address.
Secret Uninstall on a set date.
You can set the keylogger to silently and secretly uninstall on a specific date.
I suppose this is so that the keylogger is active for the time that your girlfriend is on holiday, so that you can monitor if she has a holiday romance. You are playing with fire if you put a keylogger on her laptop and then sneakily uninstall it on the day she comes home.
I honestly cannot suggest that you use keyloggers as the jealous partner, or the concerned parent on your teenage children, as the breach of trust is so great.
There really is no way to forgive someone who uses a keylogger on their partner or child.