standard Spector Pro – SpectorSoft – What Really Happened to SpectorPRO?

spector pro software and keyloggerAre you looking for Spector Pro software? If so you probably are having a hard time finding it. The reason is the company that makes it called SpectorSoft no longer makes the Spector Pro keylogger. Let’s take a look at what the software did and why it was so popular. At the end of the article I will show you a great Spector pro alternative called pcTattletale and why it is actually better than Spector pro.

What you need to know is SpectorSoft changed their name to Veriato back in 2015. They decided to focus solely on corporate solutions. They no longer sell the Spector Pro keylogger and now sell products aimed for large corporations.

So what can you do if you are family or small business? Well as you will see at the end of this article pcTattletale may be the perfect alternative for you.





Spector Pro Features

Spector Pro Software (Spector Professional) is an older computer monitoring software solution. It would record the following activities on any windows PC (or MAC):

  • Chat Conversations Transcripts
  • Emails sent/received
  • Websites Visited
  • Runs visibly or invisibly (Stealth)
  • Records keystrokes
  • Limited Website Blocking

Here are some screen shots of what Spector Pro looked like.  You can see there are different options and ways of viewing what it records:

spector pro screen shot


spectorpro software

The screen below shows how Spector Pro software was able to capture emails so you can read them.  It is email spying that you can do easily.:

Spector PRO

Most people want the Spector Pro Keylogger function. They want to get passwords to sites like Facebook, Email accounts, and more. Spector Pro did a great job of this.  You can learn more in my article How to spy on another computer. The only drawback is it is not a Remote keylogger.  They also made other apps like the Spectosoft Eblaster that had these features. This means you need to go back to their computer to see what was typed out.

Other Features That were Available

Help & Support

  • Email or Website Form
  • FAQs
  • Free Trial Download
  • Phone Support
  • Live Chat
  • Free Upgrade Period – 12 Months
  • Licenses Included: 1

Monitoring Activities

  • Visited Websites
  • Online Searches
  • Usernames & Passwords
  • Keystroke Logging
  • Screenshot Logging
  • Applications Launched
  • Chat/IM
  • Stealth Operation
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Document Tracking
  • Scheduled Monitoring
  • Scheduled Screenshots
  • Sent & Received Email
  • Web-based Email
  • Email Attachments


  • User Specific
  • Local Reporting
  • Built-in Reports
  • Video-style Playback
  • Searchable Reports
  • Keyword Logging

Blocking & Controls

  • Hot Key Access / Password Protection
  • Remote Access
  • Website Blocking
  • Mobile Access
  • Scheduled Internet Blocking
  • Application Blocking
  • Scheduled Access to Computer
  • Keyword Blocking

Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows XP,7,8,Vista
  • Mac OS

NOTE: Windows 10 is not support by Spector PRO.  If you want to know about the best keylogger for Windows 10 you might want to follow the previous link to learn how it is a little different.  Windows changed some things along the way.

Here is a good video of someone using the Spector Pro software so you can see how it worked:

Best Spector Pro Alternative is pcTattletale

So what is the best remote keylogger? PcTattletale is the best Spector Professional alternative for a lot of reasons. What you need to know is pcTattletale does everything Spector Pro did and more. Let’s look at how they accomplish the same goals.

PcTattletale makes YouTube like videos of everything they do on their computer. You can watch them to see how they go on sites like Facebook.

Notice in the screen shot above how you can see everything they are doing. We also capture their keystrokes and put them right in the video. That when they type out their Facebook password you can see it.

Right below the video is a click chart. It shows you how active they are on the computer. This is great for seeing things like lots of late night computer activity on a school night!

pcTattletale uses a “YouTube Like” video player to see your recordings.  The image below shows you how the video player works:

pcTattletale Video player controls



PcTattletale was designed from the ground up to be a remote spy app and keylogger. This means once you put pcTattletale on their computer you do not need to go back to it to see what was done. Instead just sign into the pcTattletale website  and see everything they did.

"PCTattletale is a remote keylogger and spy app unlike Spector Pro 
you do not need to sit in the front of their computer to view activity"

Spector Pro lists out websites visited and chat conversations. But what happens when there is a new chat client like SnapChat? Spector Pro simply can’t record from newer services like this. But with pcTattletale’s approach you will always see everything. Why? Because we capture everything they are seeing on their screen (even if it is in private browsing mode).

PcTattletale Free Trial

Another big difference between Spector Pro and pcTattletale is that we let you try it out first. This proves to you that it really works and that you can put it on their computer without any problems. Here is how to get started with the free trial:

  1. Make a Free pcTattletale account here
  2. Download the Windows App
  3. View everything they do from

Make a Free pcTattletale account

Just head on over to the pcTattletale free download page. Enter your email and make a password. You will need this account to install the software and view their activity.

Next just download the Windows App. You can pick from the menu inside of pcTattletale or just use this link:

The good news is pcTattletale installs just like any other software app. There is nothing fancy to do:

Installing pcTattletale

When it is setup just sign in to the account you made:


When you do this the software will disappear. They wont’ find it and you won’t either.

That’s it! PcTattletale is now recording every keystrokes and click.

To see everything they do just sign into the pcTattletlale website:

Click Here to Sign into your account


Viewing Recorded Activity

Once you sign into your pcTattletale account on our website just pick the computer you put pcTattletale on.  Keep in mind you can have many computers and cell phones listed in your dashboard:

After you pick their computer you will see a video of everything they do.  As I showed you above our video player works a lot like YouTube.  Just press the play button and you can see what they did:

Realtime Live Monitoring

One feature of pcTattletale that you are sure to like (and one Spector Pro never had) is that you can watch them live in real-time.  So let’s say your kids are laughing and hollering in their bedroom.  You know they are on the computer.  But you don’t want to walk in there because they will stop what they are doing.  Just open your cell phone and pcTattletale.  Then click the LIVE button (shown below) and you can see what they are doing RIGHT NOW:

pcTattletale Live Monitoring

View Activity Remotely From a PC or your Mobile Phone

Because you are looking at their activity from our secure pcTattletale website you can watch them from your own computer or mobile device.  The nice thing about watching them from your phone is you can pop in on them at anytime… even if you are work.

The image above shows you what pcTattletale looks like from your smart phone.  You still get the video to watch.  Turn your phone sideways and the screen adjusts so you can watch your recordings in full screen.



Monitor Android and iPhone Too

In this day and age everyone uses mobile devices. It is just not good enough to only monitor their PC. PCTattletale lets you monitor at least 3 devices.  You are not just limited to one device like Spector Pro. This lets you put it on their Android Phone and an iPad for example.  If you are worried if they will find it on their Android phone then make sure to read hidden spy apps for Android.  The software works similar for mobile devices too. You get them for free when you purchase pcTattletale.


Android and iPhone GPS Tracking

One nice thing that you get for free with pcTattletale is it records the GPS locations of Android and iPhone.  Now you can see where your kids (or spouse) is at all day long and you get this in addition to the powerful video recording capabilities of pcTattletale:


Get Started Today

The best place to start with pcTattletale is to download our no-risk free trial.  That way you can see how it works before purchasing.  There is no need to keep looking for Spector pro since it is no longer supported.  But you will find pcTattletale is superior alternative.