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#1 redmashop

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 06:44 PM

I don't know much about computers.My son has been going on the computer on websites he shouldn't be on. He has found out he can delete the history now so I can't tell where he has been. Is there any way I can check what he has deleted? Or another way I can see where he has been? Thanks!

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#2 Stang777

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 11:53 PM

If he has not cleared the cookies you could take a look at those in Internet Options.

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 05:18 AM

A good way to keep a eye on your son is a programme called K9 web filter.It is highly configureable in the options to block.It can block pornography,social networking,it can even block some spyware,malware and what it calls suspicious content.

It is password protected so your son cannot bypass it as long as you use a strong password.i.e.a mix up of higher and lower case letters with numbers and symbols included.Make sure you keep a copy of the password though as if in the future you want to alter your settings or even delete it you will need the password.

It also shows up all the sites that have been visited.Even from the past.But when you delete them you cannot recover them.The idea of the password is if you decide to block a category he will not be able to bypass your settings without the password.

It is also free to home users.You can get it from.www.bluecoat.com

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 02:15 PM

hi,,,, when people use IE it leaves tracks in a folder called index.dat,,, no matter how many times you clear saved data it still remains in this file,,,, you can also get programs to help read these files in the index.dat folder,,, google for it and see what you get,,,,, of course you always have the option of denning pc access by password protecting it :thumbsup:
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Posted 09 December 2009 - 06:44 PM

No offense, but using web spying programs is a huge invasion of privacy. Let kids/teens be kids/teens, parents that restrict the internet like the poster above suggests, will be looked at as way overprotective and your son will quite easily find a way around the filter. People complain that they have spyware so people can track what they do, when using internet filters like K9, you are intentionally installing spyware, but its okay since its only to look at what your son does. Would you like someone constantly seeing what you are doing in your life?

But to answer your question, it IT possible to see the history. A google search reveals this article

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 03:21 AM

"My son has been going on the computer on websites he shouldn't be on."

hi xblindx, my post is based on what the op asked for,,,,, denying his sons pc access is the quickest and easiest way to stop what the parent thinks is wrong,,,, until an amicable conclusion is sorted out,,,, i have 3 teenage daughters ,,,, all 3 have there own pc's with full internet access,,,, i do not pry or spy on anything they do while on line as i have tried to make them aware of the pit falls of the internet,,,, whether it be scams,,, nasties like spyware and other types of virus,,,, or also the other type of nasties out there that teenage girls can fall foul off.
Unfortunately they still come across the types of crap i have mentioned above and know how to deal with it and always tell there mother or myself,,,,,
i believe my kids have a right to there privacy but i also have a right to be a parent, and the right to protect my kids,,,, even from them selves sometimes,,,,
the op asked for advice,,, i gave it,,,, i did not question his motives, as this is non of my business as i dont know him or his kids,,, but most off all i don't know there situation,, or what he believes in or not,,,,,,,
neither do you know mine,,,,,, so why do you assume,,,,

"parents that restrict the internet like the poster above suggests "
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Posted 10 December 2009 - 07:01 PM

I was referring to cod head by that statement xD, I was too lazy to scroll up and read the name lol, I'm sorry.

I answered the OP's question as well

But to answer your question, it IT possible to see the history. A google search reveals this article



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Posted 11 December 2009 - 03:42 AM

I was referring to cod head by that statement xD, I was too lazy to scroll up and read the name lol, I'm sorry.

I answered the OP's question as well

But to answer your question, it IT possible to see the history. A google search reveals this article


hi,,,, no worries,,, apologies for any miss-understandings :thumbsup:
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