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Windows Gather Screen Spy

This module will incrementally take desktop screenshots from the host. This allows for screen spying which can be useful to determine if there is an active user on a machine, or to record the screen for later data extraction. Note: As of March, 2014, the VIEW_CMD option has been removed in favor of the Boolean VIEW_SCREENSHOTS option, which will control if (but not how) the collected screenshots will be viewed from the Metasploit interface.

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  • Adrian Kubok


  • windows



Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use post/windows/gather/screen_spy msf post(screen_spy) > sessions ...sessions... msf post(screen_spy) > set SESSION <session-id> msf post(screen_spy) > show options and set options... msf post(screen_spy) > run