Monitoring Computer Activities Remotely: What You Need to Know Tom September 3, 2019 Technology Whether you’re trying to monitor your employees or your child, monitoring computer activities might be on your radar. There are some things you need to know about remote computer monitoring before you get started, though. Keep in mind that some people might see computer monitoring as an invasion of privacy. Make sure you are using the following information in an ethical manner. Continue reading this article to learn everything you need to know when you want to monitor computer activity remotely. The 411 on Monitoring Computer Activities You may not be a very tech-savvy person, so you might need to see more information about getting help from an IT company. Many people can implement the following techniques or tools, though, so don’t let that scare you away. Using PC Monitoring Software If you want the easiest way to monitor someone’s computer activity, then buying a PC monitoring software is the best option. Below, we are going to talk about one of the easiest workarounds, but it does require some know-how. When you use PC monitoring software, you’ll be able to monitor all the most important Windows system activity. It doesn’t matter what the web browser is because high-quality software can track on any browser. You can even block websites or types of content on the computer of your choice. If you do this, the person using the computer is likely to notice you’re monitoring their computer and keeping them from accessing certain websites. As long as you don’t care, this can be a great feature for protecting kids if that’s what you’re looking for. Once you go through the setup steps on the monitoring software of your choice, you’ll be able to view all of the information neatly charted and available for printing. Don’t want to install software on a computer? Here’s a sneaky way to get some information so the person won’t know you’re checking up on them. Router Tracking If you don’t want to use PC monitoring software, you can use a router to log a user’s browser history. You can’t directly access someone’s search history, even if they are on your network, but router tracking will let you see their browser history without being detected. Before you can do this, you need to know your IP address. Once you have your IP address, go to your internet browser and type it in. You’ll need to enter your login information for your router to proceed. Each router brand is going to be a little different, but once you are logged in, look for a section that is called “Logs”. You’ll see all of the IP addresses that are connected to your router and each of these contains the browser history. You’re good to spy! Stay Up on the Latest Tech Now that you know more about monitoring computer activities, you may have developed a taste for learning about technology. We have many articles that can help you learn more about the most important technology of our day. Browse our site, find your favorite section, drop a bookmark, and come back soon for more great reads.