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OnegaiNL
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 11:51 am    Post subject: Spy/Virus Less Monitoring programs Reply with quote

i am looking for a program where i can monitor my computer with... that doesn't contain spyware/virusses... because thanks to my brother alot of spyware is being installed... even d'oh i blocked lots of sites

so i'm trying to find out what sites he visits and block alot of them

anyone knows a program ?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can install IESPY ADS and MVPS Hosts. this will prevent alot of known maliscious sites from laoding.

Also try setting up a separate account for him, if your on XP, and limit his options via IE control panel. Like some of these IE Tweaks.

Hope that helps some.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HPGuru also has a big hosts file. You can also set the browser to keep a longer history, then add the sites he's using to the hosts file. I've been using Hosts Toggle to manage and edit the hosts file.
The "immunize" feature in SpyBot can help some with this too.
Are you using XP or something older?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for your replies but it doesnt answer my question ( i will use them d'oh)

because the sites he is on aren't in those lists lol... and i really need to know a monitoring program so i can see what he is doing on it... i am looking for one without roque things in it

i'm using Windows XP SP1 .. i won't update to SP2 yet (in 3 months i will) because lots of programs don't work yet on it.

anyways i use this

GIANT Anti-Spyware
Spybot Search & Destroy 1.3
Ad Aware SE 1.05
Spywareblaster
Webroot Spy Sweeper
Avast Anti-Virus
Bug Off!

but if i can find out what sites he goes i can block them and i will get lesser spyware.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can manually enter those sites he is on into hosts your self!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/security/fwaccessmonitoring.html

Tons of PC monitoring tools.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wawadave wrote:
you can manually enter those sites he is on into hosts your self!


i don't know the sites Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if he has not deleted history they should show up there.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wawadave wrote:
if he has not deleted history they should show up there.


the problem is ... he deletes it Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello
goto internet options cokies properties are the cookies intact?if so you,ll get the sites from those.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

check the cookies and TIFs too, unless he deletes everything.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

he deletes all =/
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If he's using Internet Explorer, the info is also contained in the index.dat files. They're not normally accessible in windows and require extra work to delete. This will open them, and you should be able to see the sites he's visiting.
http://www.it-mate.co.uk/support/idsuite.asp

Have U considered locking him out of the computer entirely?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a few other possibilities here too. If he has anything resembling a routine of when he's online, it might be possible to use the system scheduler, or even a separate one, to copy the contents of the history to another location before he deletes it. For instance, if he's usually online from 4pm til 7pm, set it up as a scheduled task to run at 6:30pm. A bit of a hassle to set up, but it is do-able.
I'm trying not to recommend a keylogger here as that is contrary to what we do.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

herbalist wrote:
If he's using Internet Explorer, the info is also contained in the index.dat files. They're not normally accessible in windows and require extra work to delete. This will open them, and you should be able to see the sites he's visiting.
http://www.it-mate.co.uk/support/idsuite.asp

Have U considered locking him out of the computer entirely?
Rick



lots of times... but if i do he would complain to my mother and i'd be locked out <_<
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe you should consult your mother, explain what is going on, educate her a bit about the damage that can result from spyware/adware/malware and recruit her help in finding out exactly what sites he's visiting.

I'm sure it was your parents' money that paid for the computer. Would be a shame if something happened to render it useless.

Have her to visit this forum and then she can see for herself what can happen to an computer and unsupervised surfing by a youngster.

That might be the best way to control his reckless surfing habits.

No telling where he's been! Shocked

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadameX wrote:
Maybe you should consult your mother, explain what is going on, educate her a bit about the damage that can result from spyware/adware/malware and recruit her help in finding out exactly what sites he's visiting.

I'm sure it was your parents' money that paid for the computer. Would be a shame if something happened to render it useless.

Have her to visit this forum and then she can see for herself what can happen to an computer and unsupervised surfing by a youngster.

That might be the best way to control his reckless surfing habits.

No telling where he's been! Shocked

Deb


tried that... but she wouldn't care less
and besides i can remove alot of the spyware/virusses he downloads ... but still it's annoying
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simple solution for you...if you want to monitor your brother movements then use cybersitter.......you can control it by using a password known only to you......cybersitter contains logs which will register all his web movements.

Hope that this helps

Obeah

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