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eBlaster 5.0

by Spectorsoft
Windows Me / XP / 95 / 98 / 2000 / NT
1.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Dependable, full-featured remote surveillance software
  • Receive copy of email seconds after it was received or sent
  • Records Internet and PC activity; comprehensive email reports
  • Easy for computer novices to install and use effectively
  • Robust and secure for the most demanding businesses

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows Me / XP / 95 / 98 / 2000 / NT
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B0001Q2588
  • Item model number: 12377-00002
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 6, 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 1.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,963 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Product Description

eBlaster lets you know EXACTLY what your spouse, children and employees are doing on the Internet by recording their emails, chats, instant messages, web sites visited, peer to peer files downloaded and keystrokes typed -- and then automatically sending this recorded information to your own email address in the form of an easy to read Actiivty Report. Reports can be sent as frequently as once per hour.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just OK February 24, 2006
I've been using eblaster 5.0 for about 2 weeks now and it's been helpful but it has holes.

The keystroke logger is limited to about 512 characters. I didn't know this when I bought it. This limitation is disclosed in the help files, but is not plainly disclosed in the advertisement of the product and I think it should be. So if your child/spouse types a long email message, you only get the first 512 characters or so.

Of course, captured keystrokes aren't important if eblaster 5.0 forwards you a copy of incoming and outgoing emails. But this points out another weakness: at least in my case, eEblaster 5.0 cannot grab any emails sent or received from an email server behind a corporate firewall. I use Citrix on my home PC to access my employer's email server. Eblaster 5.0 does not capture either the incoming or outgoing mails generated from that server. Keystrokes are captured, but it's only the first 512 characters, and keystrokes only pertain to the outgoing message, not the incoming message.

Another weakness is that eblaster 5.0 can only capture incoming emails that are opened. If a pedophile sends your child an email a day and your child deletes them without opening them, you'd never know. It's great that your kid didn't open them, but wouldn't you want a copy anyway?

I have no experience with the chat capture functionality so I won't comment on it.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
eBlaster gives you piece of mind by letting you know what your kids are doing on the Internet when you are not around. It even lets you know who they are talking to and the content of those chats, which is very important given some of the dangerous people on the Internet these days. eBlaster records Outlook emails, Hotmail, Yahoo and AOL email. It also records AOL chats, AOL IM, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Trillian and Yahoo Chats. It also records the web sites your kids are visiting and the keystrokes they type. Then, once an hour, it emails you the reports. So, you can still be at work, the kids can be home from school, and you will be able to know whether they are getting into danger online. This is also appropriate for employers who need to be away from the office and need to know that their employees are actually working and not spending a lot of time goofing off on the Internet. If you don't want to receive reports every hour, you can set eBlaster up to send reports less frequently, such as once every few hours, or just once a day. I have been using eBlaster for more than a year and have found the program to be quite solid and reliable and to perform as advertised. I have also found the company to be readily available to answer questions via email and via a toll-free telephone number and, according to their web site, they take phone calls 7 days a week and publish their toll-free number front and center on their home page. Highly recommended.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too easy to fool March 1, 2005
While this application sounds really good, it turns out to be very easy to fool both for chats and emails. If anyone even suspects that they are being monitored, it can easily be defeated. For example, it only works really well if the computer being monitored is using Outlook or Outlook Express. The application cannot forward attachments from any other mail applications, so just send your messages in a attachements; eBlaster will not even know who you forwarded the message to. GMail, Yahoo Mail, etc. are not handled very well. To fool the chat, all that you need to do is use something else besides the keyboard as input. I learned this from a user with XP Table PC. They just sketched all of their chats on MSN (which is set up to do this for all tablets) and none of the information came across eBlaster. Also, the whiteboard feature readly supports passing information around eBlaster's recording mechanism for those who just have a mouse. If it is not one of the popular chat application like MSN or Yahoo, eBlaster only gets the user's outgoing messages from the keystrokes that get captured; there are apparently too many chat applications for eBlaster to monitor and all incoming information is not recorded. Also, for chats, none of the advanced features of the chat applications are supported. So a normal conversation could be carried out over the keyboard, while the whiteboard or simple file swapping can be used without anything being captured by eBlaster. eBlaster is too explensive too expensive for what it does and how easily it can be duped.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars BUYER BEWARE! April 6, 2008
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BUYER BEWARE! When I tried to install this software, I had some problems getting it to work. I called the software support number and was told that there was an update and this version is no longer supported by the manufacturer. I was told that this version has a problem installing correctly if ant-virus software is also running. Turning off anti-virus software will allow for a proper install. Otherwise the software appears to be working well. I was also offered a discount to upgrade to the newer version and was told that the above mentioned problem had been fixed in the new version.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work November 23, 2010
By Susan
I purchased eBlaster to monitor my teens computer use and time on various web sites. Oddly, it kept reporting no use, even though I saw him on web sites. Turns out it can only monitor internet explorer, which the kids don't use any more. They use google chrome. Doesn't work with Google Chrome and I can't get a refund. Spectorsoft doesn't monitor other browsers either. So make sure you know what browsers are being used! Ask if the product can see that browser.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor
I tried to purchase a download of eBlaster and the download process was so terrible that I never received the program. Read more
Published on October 15, 2012 by W. Garrison
2.0 out of 5 stars No Facebook support/They want more money
As many of the other reviews are stating, they want more money. I purchased the program a little over a year ago, and I think they are now on an annual subscription plan or... Read more
Published on January 7, 2012 by Josh
1.0 out of 5 stars 24/7 support useless when they cant be bothered to check your account...
Lost email account and the key for continued use. Wrote to Spectorsoft outlining the problems and said I could answer questions regarding the account or purchase. Read more
Published on October 20, 2011 by RA
1.0 out of 5 stars Not a truthful and transparent company
1. This product does not support Google Chrome.
2. This product does not support web based e-mail like yahoo, gmail, etc.
3. Read more
Published on July 21, 2011 by fishin4wd
1.0 out of 5 stars Only 2 Years and then MORE MONEY
The product works well. The rub comes in that you need to purchase a new license in order to continue using product. They don't tell you that it'll only work for 2 years. Read more
Published on June 8, 2011 by CARame
2.0 out of 5 stars Program disables itself every few years
I first purchased the program for about 99.95 and then after about 2 years it stopped working. When I contacted them they said I needed to upgrade and I did at their discounted... Read more
Published on May 1, 2010 by B. Roa
1.0 out of 5 stars try another program
Eblaster is the worst program out there, besides that it has flaws and isn't reliable, they keep sucking money out of their customers. Read more
Published on August 31, 2009 by b
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