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I have a small office with 3 computers + my own laptop without any network between these computers.

I would like to see keyboard log of each worker computer from my laptop without disturbing my workers.

I should be able to see each keyboard log from my laptop (from GUI or e-mail message)

Also, is it possible to limit the logging?

For example I would not to see log of msn messenger, but I should see log of IE,Outlook etc...?

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I'm sorry, but this seems to me as a big invasion of their privacy. It is possible to do what you're asking, but I'm not sure about the bit about logging just some applications.

What good would it do to skip IM-messaging if you're still logging their web browser? What if one of your workers filled out personal health forms online, or corresponded personally using webmail? I for one would be deeply concerned with this type of monitoring in my workplace.

I'm also pretty sure you'll have to inform your workers that you are monitoring them, if it is actually legal at all. Since this is specific to your country, then I can't answer this question.

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Offcourse I will inform them.I'm a lawyer, I don't want to monitor any personal data but security of office data is important for me.So I want some limitations on software to limit the keylogger for personal programs. –  NT. Jan 14 '11 at 17:00
@NT - I'm not sure how KEYLOGGING is going to increase your security. Are you worried about employees divulging confidential information? If that's the case, there are easier methods. –  Shinrai Jan 14 '11 at 17:44
Offcourse I have some doubts that my employees give some info by using my office computers.I want to avoid these kind of things in my office.I also would like to see if they visit some illegal web sites from office computers. –  NT. Jan 14 '11 at 19:42
@NT - Then install a network traffic logger between them and the internet. And you should already be logging all emails in a searchable database ANYWAY. A keylogger is just too much overhead for this sort of thing. –  Shinrai Jan 17 '11 at 15:25
No keylogger can distinguish between keystrokes in one program to the next, keystroke loggers work at too low a level in the OS to do this, its all or nothing with a key logger. Unethical imho. –  Moab Apr 16 '11 at 2:09

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