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#1 polekat

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 06:12 PM

Hi. I have a problem. I have a relative staying with me at the moment and he uses my spare PC to surf the web. The PC has CCleaner (aka Crap Cleaner) installed and I know he uses this to erase his internet browsing activity. The problem is, I have reason to suspect that he may be accessing websites which are illegal here in the UK.

In view of the fact that he uses CCleaner to erase his internet history, is there anyway I can still find out which sites he has been viewing?

Any help greatly appreciated.

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 11:55 PM

Hello polekat,

I don't know for sure, but I doubt it. What you can do, however, is to prevent your guest from visiting those sites in the first place and keep your guest from using CCleaner.

Put your guest on a limited or guest account, change permissions for CCleaner so that only you, the administrator can run it. Enable content blocking, put the illegal sites in the restricted zone of the browser, use the firewall to prevent connection with those sites or a combination.

If your account isn't password protected, put a password on it now. If it is password protected, change the password. Also, put a password on the Administrator account that shows up in Safe Mode and create a bios or boot-level password. You can read how to do this here: http://www.malwarehelp.org/Malware-Prevent...-Security1.html This will keep your guest from bypassing the new restrictions.

Hope this helps,

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 08:43 AM

There are several different ways to do this, but most are (IMO) morally irresponsible (ie - spying).
I routinely check my router logs for suspicious traffic (both inbound and outgoing) and have, on occasion, seen this sort of behavior from my kids.
Needless to say, after repeated instances of this, they no longer have internet access.
If you have reason to suspect them, you have reason to restrict their PC usage.
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Posted 27 February 2008 - 09:03 AM

http://www.recuva.com/
Pronounced "recover", from the makers of Crap Cleaner.

That can get back any files deleted by CCleaner a short time, assuming the user isn't using the "Secure Deletion" mode of CCleaner. He/She is probably not using this, however, because that option is buried quite deep in CCleaner's menus, and takes a long time.

I can get the files back, but I have no idea what files you could look in, besides index.dat files, and I dont know where those are stored, anyone else?

And if you don't like the makers of Crap Cleaner, here are a few others you can try:
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html
http://www.officerecovery.com/freeundelete/
http://www.handyrecovery.com/

There are more, but I think 4 alternatives should suit you :thumbsup:

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