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  1. cdpaul

    cdpaul Thread Starter

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    My m8 has just had a row with his wife cos she has found on his pc that he went on some porno sites. But he insists he always goes to control panel and deletes cookies, temp internet files and history.

    Is there another way that she could have found out wot hes been looking at??

    Apparently she showed him a print out detailing the name of the sites and the dates he went on.

    Thanx
     
  2. bicycle bill

    bicycle bill Banned

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    I don't know how your friend is deleting the files but the usual way is in IE tools>options. Here you can delete all those files. Perhaps he should do this also. Tools>options>advanced and under security put a checkmark at "Empty tif folder when browser is closed" .

    Also he should do this.

    To clean up other temporary files on your computer in Windows 98 or higher:

    1) Click Start, Programs (or All Programs), Accessories, System Tools, Disk Cleanup
    2) Choose the correct drive usually C:\
    3) Check the boxes in the list and delete the files
     
  3. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Even though all the "files" are deleted, via IE, there are still INDEX.dat files that contain the URLs of all the sites that WERE in the \TIF or Cookie or History folder and were subsequently deleted.
     
  4. macdudenj

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    if she is a quick wit, she could have a key logger installed. it will show what keystrokes were done.
     
  5. ozrom1e

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    It depends on what program he was using like if he was using Limewire this program more than likely has it's own history and she probably figured out how to access it. A lot of programs have their own history caches.

    The best way not to ge caught is to not go there because if you use your credit card that is another way you get caught because the bill from the credit card company shows everything.
     
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    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    There are applications that "scrub" everything from the machine, but the data is basically hidden all over the place, even when you go and "delete" it.
     
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    I use the Sygate firewall on some computers. It keeps a separate log of all pages visited unless you configure its size to zero. Other than that I assign my internet cache to a RAM drive.
     
  8. cdpaul

    cdpaul Thread Starter

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    Dont key loggers show up in anti-virus software?
     
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    Maybe, maybe not. It definitely won't detect a hardware keylogger.
     
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