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#1 gurunot

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 09:10 PM

I am not a computer guru in the least, so I have come to this forum for the first time to ask a question. My sister-in-law was just visiting this afternoon with her kids and I needed to run out to the store, so she offered to watch my kids so that I could go. When I returned, I found her on our computer and she suddenly closed the internet explorer window that she had open. She acted suspiciously, then abruptly left with her kids. Afterwards, I looked to see that see was on my wifes logon which was very suspicious since mine was already open and the internet conneted. I noticed that she also deleted the browsing history which we have set to keep several weeks of browsing history. I am asking if there is any way to retrieve that browsing history or to see what she had looked at while on our computer. I believe that what she wanted to do was to look at my wifes browsing history and if she did I would like to be able to prove that she did. This is not the first time we have found her snooping around in our house! Any help would be appreciated.

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#2 TMacK

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 09:21 PM

Hi gurunot,

In short - probably not.
There are a couple of approaches that might work, if you're lucky, and perhaps desperate enough.
Have a look at this article: Can Internet Explorer's History be undeleted?
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Posted 13 January 2008 - 09:31 PM

You might try checking to see if any cookies were dropped during the time period that you were gone from the house. You can usually tell what sites they're from.

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 03:27 AM

one might ask if the computer is always on or did they have to turn it on?
also; if you have not already done so, suggest you run a few scans
spybot
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/mirrors/index.html
adaware2007
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/ad_aware_free.php

superantispyware; blue box free for home users
http://www.superantispyware.com/superantis...efreevspro.html

and possibly an on line scan from trend
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

the adaware program might well flag up some info for you


I looked to see that see was on my wifes logon

; presumably you have individual passworded access logins, so how did they access them ?

I would be EXTREMELY suspicious of what they were doing on the computer possibly to the extent of changing passwords etc on everything




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