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#1 Sly_Foxy_Lady

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 12:59 AM

Hi everyone my first post.

My son arrives next week on holiday, and no doubt he will be on my puter checking for updates virus stuff etc.etc.etc. I do not want to appear paranoid in front of him by saying he can't use puter as in the past he has always checked things out for me.

My first concern is that he will be able to read emails I have sent even though I have deleted them from outlook.

My second concern is that he will find out what passwords I use for internet banking.

Is this possible?

Thanks for your help.

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#2 fozzie

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 04:44 AM

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My first concern is that he will be able to read emails I have sent even though I have deleted them from outlook

If you have deleted them from your inbox he can not read it on your computer, after you have emptied the trashcan in outlook express. If you are using webmail like Gmail or Hotmail you habe to delete all the messages you want and empty the trashcan there.

My second concern is that he will find out what passwords I use for internet banking.
That depends how you have set your browser.

Do this ( after making a record for of your bankingdata)


Download ATF Cleaner by Atribune:
http://www.atribune.org/ccount/click.php?id=1

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Click 'Select All' found at the bottom of the list.
Click the 'Empty Selected' button.

If you use Firefox browser, do this also:
Click Firefox at the top and choose 'Select All' from the list.
Click the 'Empty Selected' button.
NOTE:
If you would like to keep your saved passwords,please click 'No' at the prompt.

If you use Opera browser,do this also:
Click Opera at the top and choose 'Select All' from the list.
Click the 'Empty Selected' button.
NOTE:
If you would like to keep your saved passwords,please click 'No' at the prompt.

Click 'Exit' on the Main menu to close the program.

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 10:13 PM

Create a limited "User account" for him to use.

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 09:51 AM

I agree with quietman7. Why let someone, even family into your private stuff.
A user account will give limited access.
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