- VPN Watcher installation (OS Windows)
Download and run the VPN Watcher setup (VPNWatcher.msi).
Click "Next" on Welcome screen
Now the End User License Agreement would appear. You should accept the license agreement terms in order to proceed with the installation.
Select "I Agree" and then click "Next" button
The next window will prompt you to specify the destination folder. You can browse to the desired folder or leave this field with the default value.
Choose the destination path and click "Next" button
Now you should confirm the installation parameters, so installer program could start the process.
Click "Next" button
After that Windows Vista and Windows 7 users will be prompted to allow the installer program to apply changes to the computer (Give it the Administrator's privilegies. These right are required in order to proceed with the installation.
Finally, the "Complete" window will appear.
Click "Close" button
Installation proces completed
- VPN Watcher activation
Launch VPN Watcher and make sure, that it's not monitoring any connection (Don't press "Start" button). Please, notice, that program activation requires an active internet connection.
Click "Help -> Upgrade to full version"
Enter your VPN Watcher serial number into the appeared dialog box and then press "OK" button. To get the serial number you should buy the full version license.
Enter serial number and click "OK" button
Wait for a few seconds while activation is in progress.
Click "OK" button and restart VPN Watcher
Now the activation process is completed. Click "OK" button and restart VPN Watcher to get the full version features.
- What VPN providers are compatible with VPN Watcher
VPN Watcher is compatible with almost all VPN providers, who offer VPN services using PPTP or OpenVPN techniques.
Below is the list of VPN providers tested with VPN Watcher by our staff
- Configure VPN Watcher to use with your VPN provider
You should select proper network interface to be monitored by VPN Watcher depending on VPN connection type you use.
Most VPN providers offer PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN connection types.
Just select your VPN connection from "Connections" drop down list and the program will automatically start the monitoring process. You also may use the "Connect" button to enable/disable your VPN connection instead of using built-in OS interface.
If you use OpenVPN connection - you should select the network interface created during your VPN client installation process
- Suspend controlled application with VPN Watcher
Please notice, that this feature is available only in full program version.
Add a program to the controlled applications list. Then open parameters menu item.
Right click the controlled program and choose "Parameters"
In the dialog box check the "Suspend" option.
Check the "Suspend" option
Now VPN Watcher will try to suspend this application each time your VPN connection goes down. If this program doesn't support the "suspended" mode - it will be stopped.
Please notice, that suspended program "freezes" its windows and doesn't respond to the mouse and keyboard input.
- Connect to your remote partner
Launch RootCam and wait until it obtains your ID. (make sure that program's status bar displays text "Online" and "Your RootCam ID" field contains digits or alphanumeric ID)
The default connection type is a remote desktop connection (the display icon on toolbar is highlighted). To change the connection type to command prompt, files exchange or text chat just select a corresponding icon on the program toolbar
We used the "demo" ID in this example
Enter your partner's ID and press "Connect" button
The password prompt dialog box will appear if your partner is online at the moment.
Enter password provided by your partner and click "OK"
The Viewport window will appear.
You are connected. Wait for a second for the remote desktop image.
To close the connection just close the Viewport window with your partner's desktop image.
- Enter fullscreen mode
When connected to remote partner's desktop, just maximize the RootCam Viewport window to enter the fullscreen mode.
To leave the fullscreen mode press "Escape" key.
- How RootCam provides data protection
RootCam uses AES encryption to protect the transmitted data. The session encryption keys exchange is performed using 1024-bit RSA encryption.
The most important data like access passwords etc. is always protected with 256-bit AES encryption. While the rest of the data is encrypted with 128-bit AES keys by default. Which is known as well solution for the free version of the program which limits support session time by 15 minutes.
RootCam Personal offers additional option to encrypt the whole data using 256-bit AES encryption with a regular change of keys.