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#1 Scorpion4eva

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 06:21 PM

Okay, So i have an eMachines XP computer. My friends and family have been logining on my account for some while now. I am in need to know what they are loggining on because it is becoming really bothersome. I am unable to create seperate accounts because of family restrictions. So is there a program or a way that I am able to see what they are logging on? Please reply if you know of a way.

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 06:32 PM

Unusual setup you have there. There is one simple way and that is to increase the number of days to store history and lock down IE settings if you are the administrator.
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#3 Scorpion4eva

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 06:34 PM

Well the thing is I want to see what programs they have provoked not the websites they have visited.

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 09:12 PM

You can enable and use the Security log in the event viewer.

The security log records events such as valid and invalid logon attempts, as well as events related to resource use, such as the creating, opening, or deleting of files. For example, when logon auditing is enabled, an event is recorded in the security log each time a user attempts to log on to the computer.

You must be logged on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group in order to turn on, use, and specify which events are recorded in the security log.

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 02:25 PM

Where is the security log located?

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 02:44 PM

Actually I reread your post about "family restrictions", and cannot help you evade them.

Why don't you just explain to your parents about what is happening and let them establish separate accounts for each user?

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 03:18 PM

Isn't there any way that I can view which programs have been provoked or files for that matter?

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 06:07 PM

Isn't there any way that I can view which programs have been provoked or files for that matter?


There are plenty of ways you can spy on the activities of people who use your machine. However, if the machine is yours, why not just restrict them with a limited account or, better yet, just ask them not to run the programs you don't want them to run?

If, on the other hand, this machine isn't really yours, you obviously have no right to tell the actual owner what to do. I advise that you refrain from approaching the slippery-sloap that is keylogging or comp-spying... such things never end well.

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 07:48 PM

My father is the one who is using my computer. I have told them numerous time not to mess with my folders because I have much important information on there and they might do something to it. Last time I saw him going into my removable drive. That pisses me off.

Then he acts as if nothing is happening and starts clicking randomley trying to close the windows he is on when I enter the room.

I have tried limited accounts but he insists to keep using my accounts.

I was wondering if there is something for free that can spy on what he is doing on my account and on my computer. I was the one to pay for the computer btw...

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 09:57 PM

Your father may just be supervising you, which is not only his privilege as your father, but his obligation as a parent.

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 10:00 PM

I can take care of my own self...I am 22.

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 10:02 PM

Who bought the computer, you or your father? Also even if you bought it and using it in his house he has every right to do whatever he sees fit to do. JMHO as the father of 5

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#13 Scorpion4eva

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 10:06 PM

He is living in my apartment using my appliances. I think I deserve to know what he is doing in my account...

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 10:09 PM

If it is indeed yours, password it and then password your files.

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 10:12 PM

As I have already stated, I am unable to do that for personal reasons.




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