ActivTrak Agent Footprint, System Compatibility and Browser Requirements

Agent Footprint

The ActivTrak Agent is a lightweight and discreet app that will have little to no effect on up-to-date devices. There is no measurable performance change for the end user. 

Screenshots (only available with the Screen Details add-on) and logs that are collected by the Agent are only stored locally until the Agent can communicate back to the ActivTrak servers - keeping local storage to a bare minimum.

The actual amount of storage and bandwidth used by each Agent will depend on several factors including:

  • Number of monitors
  • Resolution
  • Number of Active Alarms
  • Computer hardware (CPU & Memory)


A test device with 4 GB of RAM and an Intel Core i7 @ 2.30GHz CPU, running the Agent for 8 hours continuously and capturing a single screenshot every 20 seconds rendered the following results:

  • Less than 85MB worth of data uploaded
  • Less than 3MB of data downloaded
  • Averaged 32 MB of memory used

In comparison, Slack, running on the same machine, averaged 91MB and Spotify averaged 102MB of memory used over the same period, respectively.

Minimum System Hardware Requirements

Component Requirement
Processor 2 core, 2Ghz processors, and better

Minimum System Network Requirements

Component Requirement
Download speed 4 Mbps
Upload speed 4 Mbps

Supported OS Versions

OS Requirement
macOS 10.14 (Mojave), 10.15 (Catalina), 11.X (Big Sur), 12.X (Monterey), 13.X (Ventura), 14.X (Sonoma)
Windows 8.1, 10, 11
Windows Server Windows Server 2012 and greater


Note: ActivTrak only provides support for Agents running on OS versions that are capable of receiving up-to-date security patches from their vendors. Learn more about Windows service lifecycle information here.

Supported Browsers

  • Google Chrome
  • Safari
  • Mozilla Firefox*
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Brave
  • Decentr
  • Avast Browser
  • Vivaldi Browser
  • Opera Browser
  • Island Browser
  • Arc Browser


  • Mozilla Firefox does not support website blocking. Therefore, sites blocked in ActivTrak are still accessible in the Firefox browser.
  • Are you using a Chromium Based Browser and the URLs are not displaying properly? Please send a support ticket to with your browser name and as much detail regarding where to find and download it in order to speed up the process of supporting a new browser.

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