Microsoft continues its efforts to deliver the best cyber-security solution for Windows 10 and 11 by using cloud-based AI and machine learning. Here is a short guideline on how Microsoft identifies potentially unwanted applications (link) in an automated way. Keylogging, invisible working mode, and hidden installation are one of the features that make software potentially dangerous and support malicious misuse of the application. StaffCounter team will continue to respond to these changes and adapt features to continue the development of privacy-compliant Time-tracking services.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic computer surveillance solutions start being used more widely and thus require more regulation to preserve privacy and safety for computer workers. StaffCounter will support the software compliance initiatives offered by Microsoft to regulate computer monitoring solutions. Today it is time to say goodbye to the “keylogger” feature. By June 2022 some of the privacy-related features in the StaffCounter service will be discontinued and removed from the control panel and Windows application.
The list of changes in the new StaffCounter application for Windows:
- Keylogger feature will be removed;
- The cam shot feature will be removed;
- The sound recording feature will be removed;
- The DLP features will be removed.
The new version of Staffcounter for Windows will not be recognized as potentially unwanted software. If you still need the removed features, you can use the old versions of the StaffCounter agent for Windows with StaffCounter Server edition.
Always active icon will be added to the notification area near the Windows clock.