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April 29, 2016
9.2.2 version released
Changed: Computer Monitoring. Keyboard. Performance optimizations.
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September 22, 2015
9.2.1 version released
Added: Computer Monitoring. Internet: Sites. Support for Microsoft Edge browser Windows 10.
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August 4, 2015
9.2 version released
Added: Monitoring categories. Sort data on the column click.
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October 21, 2014
9.1 version released
Added: Computer Monitoring. Internet: Sites. Support for Opera (Blink). Versions 15, ... 24, 25, ...
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April 22, 2014
9.0.8 version released
Fixed: Computer Monitoring. Files. An error message may be displayed when you insert or remove CD disk or DVD disk in some cases.
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April 21, 2014
9.0.7 version released
Changed: Computer Monitoring. Processes. Performance optimization.
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February 27, 2014
9.0.6 version released
Changed: Tools. Every tool runs a single instance.
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December 11, 2013
9.0.5 version released
Fixed: Computer Monitoring. Processes. Optimized performance for multi-user mode and terminal servers.
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September 26, 2013
9.0.2 version released
Changed: Monitoring categories. Internet: Processes. Information on incoming and outgoing traffic is updated for the current TCP connections.
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August 30, 2013
9.0.1 version released
Added: Monitoring categories. Internet: Processes. Amount of bytes sent and received for each process (application). Supported Windows Vista, 7, 8 or later.
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April 23, 2013
9.0 version released
Added: Monitoring categories. Activity. New "Intensity" parameter. This parameter shows how intensively the user worked in periods of activity and can be a value from 1 to 10.
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November 14, 2012
8.7.6 version released
Added: Data export. Statistics. The ability to export statistics for all monitoring categories.
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October 29, 2012
8.7.5 version released
Changed: Monitoring categories. View data. The order of the columns changed. Columns, reflecting the main content of the operation moved to the first position.
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April 23, 2012
8.7 version released
Added: Tools. Statistics. Added new types of statistics for all monitoring categories.
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February 6, 2012
8.6 version released
Added: Tools. Reports. Database Name.
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November 30, 2011
8.5 version released
Added: Edit. Data Filter. Internet: Sites.
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Articles - Using Composite Groups for User Activity Control

Using Composite Groups in StatWin

While simple groups are great for merging various applications into a group and monitoring all of them at once as a result, composite groups provide another useful opportunity.

You surely need to know what types of applications were running on the computer, or what types of Internet or local network resources were opened, but you also may want to track user activity using some more flexible rules. Composite groups are exactly for this.

Let’s suppose we have standard groups (office applications, internet messengers, browsers, games and so on), but we also want to split all applications into those that are permitted to run (office applications, browser) and those that are not (games, social networks). Here is how we can do that by using composite groups.

Open the “Edit | Groups” menu and select “Processes”.

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The list of process groups appears.

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Now click the “Add” button:

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Type “Allowed” as the name, and switch the group type to “Composite”. Now you can add other groups to the composite group. In our case we want office, browsers and the monitoring group which we specially created for the StatWin itself.

Click OK to save changes, and see what we come up with:

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Now if you switch to the process display and select “Allowed” in the group drop-down box, you will see all processes that were running in the given period of time grouped. As you see, the “Process Name” column now displays the name of a group this process belongs to. This is quite handy if you just want to learn the trends in your computer work. And surely, you can see the exact name of the process by right-clicking the corresponding element in the list.

Composite groups can intersect, that is, different composite groups may contain the same groups. This allows you to section the total monitoring output by various signs: file path, window titles, opened documents, running applications, users logged in and so on.