1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Help with tracking computer activities

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by b4uv1, Sep 2, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. b4uv1

    b4uv1 Thread Starter

    May 1, 2003
    I am trying to keep track of my 15 y.o. daughters internet activities and her "boyfriend" has apparently shown her how to sign on via our home network but then apparently connects to something else and is "lost"
    from our network making it hard if not impossible to track. I don't know alot
    about computers and the internet and hope someone here is knowledgeable
    and willing to share what they know. I'll even be grateful for names of other websites or books where I can learn what I need to know. Thanx. :confused:
  2. mobo


    Feb 23, 2003
  3. bearone2

    bearone2 Banned

    Jun 4, 2004
    after they get off of the computer go into windows/temp internet files, scroll down and you can see where/what they did.

    if nothing shows in the temp internet files, the the bf is savvy and cleaning out the files as they leave, covering tracks and there might be other tracks you should be looking for too.

    remember when you were young, i have to, my youngest is 14. :cool:
  4. Steppinstone


    Aug 18, 2002
    Just wanted to add that a few instant message programs allow a user to save the log of thier conversations and believe it or not teenagers like to save copies. These are easy to find on your home computer.
  5. Rockn


    Jul 29, 2001
    There are quite a few good keylogger programs out there where you can read every keystroke entered on the PC as well as both sides of Instant Messaging conversations. There are software and hardware versions available as well.
  6. MsPCGenius


    Apr 24, 2000
    Well, this response comes from a mother who raised a teen... Your remediation should not involve software :p . If you've laid down the rules of what is and what is not acceptable use on the PC and, the rules have been broken, it is time to limit its usage. I suggest you only allow daughter to use the PC when you are available to oversee what she is doing. She won't like that but, after all, just WHOSE computer is it anyway? :) Secondly, use of the PC should not be allowed when BF is in the house. If they are still finding ways to get around the rules, you can invoke a power-on password. This will stop them dead in their tracks...

    Doncha just love parenthood :eek:
  7. Stephen47


    Oct 3, 2002
  8. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/269440

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice