Internet Cafe Monitoring Software

Martin Brinkmann
Aug 20, 2009
Updated • May 29, 2018
Software, Windows software

The Internet cafe monitoring software MC3 Cyber Cafe Software has been primarily been designed to record and monitor activity on computer systems in Internet cafes. The monitoring software can also be installed and setup in different environments where computer monitoring is needed including home networks, schools or offices.

Update: The original software program was renamed to PenyuLAN Ganu Edition, a free and commercial software program that can be best described as an updated version of the original Cyber Cafe Software. Note that the developer stopped development of the application and that the developer website is no longer available. The program is compatible with all recent versions of Windows, however.

The free version has a limit of 4 PCs that you can manage using the program; since the developer website is no longer available, it appears that it is no longer possible to purchase the commercial version of the software to remove the four PC limit. You can download the program from third-party websites such as Softpedia.

Alternatives that you may want to try:

  • Cyber Cafe Pro -- Free software without limitations. Supports employee control features, pricing customizations, e.g. discount management, groups, point of sale feature, and more.
  • Handy Cafe -- Another free program that supports client monitoring, remote management, reporting, tracking, and more.


The software program comes as a client and server version. The server version needs to be installed on the system administrator's computer system while the clients need to be deployed on all computer systems that need to be monitored.

The system administrator can monitor and record activity on all client computer systems. The default username and password are mouse and tikus. New user accounts with distinct rights can be created in the software program easily.

The admin interface itself is divided into different sections that include Internet, Printing and Reports among other sections. The Internet section opens the Internet monitoring system that displays the status of every computer system the client version of the monitoring software is running on.

A click on a system will display the current status (vacant or occupied), the IP address of the PC and additional information like the work duration on the system.

The Internet cafe monitoring software comes with basic remote PC commands. It is for example possible to send messages to one or several of the client PCs and to logoff, reboot or shutdown the client PCs.

Closing words

MC3 Cyber Cafe Software is an easy to use monitoring software program that is best suited for Internet cafes. The administrator might need some time to get used to working with the software program as it offers functionality that goes beyond Internet connection monitoring.

The Home version, which can monitor four client computers, is free to use. Other versions are available for a price that can monitor more client systems.

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  1. Shannana said on May 29, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Thanks for updating this article Martin! This was a topic I was interested in several years ago when there was a market in my city for such still, but no more. But now I’m considering opening a Internet Cafe in another country where there is demand, or other ideas, all involving games.

    Also, I’ve been likewise looking at Open Source solutions that libraries use (a free access business model), to fully automatized kiosks that accept cash and cards, to no special tracking software at all — as there are mechanical solutions.

  2. Frank Musyoka said on May 29, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Thank you for the information. How can I get it?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on May 29, 2018 at 4:37 pm

      Hi Frank, I have updated the article. The original developer stopped development some time ago. You can download the software from third-party websites, or use one of the alternatives that I added to the article that are still maintained actively.

  3. Anonymous said on July 4, 2012 at 7:58 am

    an overview ofinternet cafe monitoring system

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