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Frosty3

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Is there software available to track the Internet locations visited on another computer?My son is connected to the net with a wireless connection from my p.c. Would like to track the activities of my teenage son and make sure he is not visiting sights he should not be in. He has already figured out how to clear the history on his p.c. Also, is there a way to block undesirable sights? Any suggestions?
 
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Frosty3 said:
Is there software available to track the Internet locations visited on another computer?My son is connected to the net with a wireless connection from my p.c. Would like to track the activities of my teenage son and make sure he is not visiting sights he should not be in. He has already figured out how to clear the history on his p.c. Also, is there a way to block undesirable sights? Any suggestions?
Hi Frosty3,

I would google for ("tracking software" & Internet), and also
("parental control" & software) both without parentheses to kick start some research into such tracking software. Then choose according to your goals and budget. Especially with teenagers defining the limits of behavior also entails open discussions in terms of trust in the relationship. The more you allow your son to participate in setting the limits (with verified behavior), the smoother things will go in terms of him being responsible. My advice is to engage him in researching tools in the following areas to help make family decisions (budget wize also) to keep the computer running smoothly - that way he can gain in responsibility, and the family will be more secure on the Internet.

We all need to become educated to the dangers of the Internet:
a) crackers
b) viruses
c) trojans
d) spyware
e) adware

and ways to provide security on a computer connected to the Internet:
a) anti-virus software (check out: http://www.av-comparatives.org )
b) anti-trojan software (TDS-3, Trojan Hunter, a2, Ewido)
c) anti-spyware software (spybot S&D, Ad-Aware SE, Spy Sweeper)
d) anti-adware software
e) firewalls (both hardware and software) (ZoneAlarm Free, Sygate Personal)
f) intrusion detection software (Snort)
g) intrusion prevention software
h) process protection software (Process Guard)
i) port protection software (Port Explorer)
j) anti-rootkit software (RootkitRevealer at http://www.sysinternals.com )

-- Tom
 

Frosty3

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Tom, Thanks for the advice. We have already had many discussions regarding his going to what I called unauthorized sites. However I have still managed to catch him there. He is only 13 and I think the temptation of porm...is still too great for him. That is why I need to find a way to block his access to same.

Frosty3
 

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Get a router. Alot of the new routers have logging and URL blocking. I am thinking that you could also block some of his Internet traffic if you put a firewall on your computer and setup some rules in the software..

Does he know about the Index.dat file. Even if he clears his history, IE still keeps track of things in the index.dat file.
 
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Frosty3 said:
Tom, Thanks for the advice. We have already had many discussions regarding his going to what I called unauthorized sites. However I have still managed to catch him there. He is only 13 and I think the temptation of porm...is still too great for him. That is why I need to find a way to block his access to same.

Frosty3
I use Net Nanny parental control software but there are many alternatives - you can easily find them by searching as lotuseclat79 (nice car, btw) said. With Net Nanny (and I assume other software) you can adjust settings to suit your needs to prevent access to various sites (and types of site, such as chat rooms etc). You password protect the control panel so the settings can't be changed without the password (so make it one your son can't easily guess :D ).

It can be a bit of a pain for 'adult' users, since you'll have to turn the parental control off to visit many sites, even if they seem fairly innocuous.
 
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I think Zone alarm pro has Web filtering controls.

Gotta say, 'the temptation of porm..'? :p
 

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I think Zone alarm pro has Web filtering controls.
It does - I know because I've been looking at the future as my daughter grows up. She's 12 and generally does not surf unless my wife or I are in close proximity. We have had some discussions on the subject of the web and some do's and don'ts, but when she has a friend over, they tend to go for sites with daft pictures, like animals sleeping in cups. Seems that the porn interest is more a male thing - isn't that the target audience anyway?

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Also noticed today when I was on his p.c. that he gets porn pop ups. Already loaded a bunch of anti spyware programs and ad adware, should'nt this stop that?
 
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Frosty3 said:
Also noticed today when I was on his p.c. that he gets porn pop ups. Already loaded a bunch of anti spyware programs and ad adware, should'nt this stop that?
Not if it is infected

SpywareBlaster 3.4 http://majorgeeks.com/download2859.html
SpyBot V1.4 http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2471.html * NEW *
AdAware SE 1.06 http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html - * NEW *
MS AntiSpy - http://download.microsoft.com/downl...-fca2f2c6f0cc/MicrosoftAntiSpywareInstall.exe (XP and W2K only)

DL them (they are free), install them, check each for their
definition updates
and then run AdAware and Spybot, fixing anything
they say.

In SpywareBlaster - Always enable all protection after updates
In SpyBot - After an update run immunize

Do these and reboot before the next step.

Then get HiJack This V1.99.1 http://thespykiller.co.uk/files/hijackthis_sfx.exe - double click the DL file and click unzip letting it extract to its default folder C:\Program FIles\HiJackThis, run it from there, DO NOT fix anything, post the log here.
 

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MFDnSC, Downloaded what you suggested. Waiting for Antispyware to finish scan and will post hyjack this log for you to look at. Many thanks!
 

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:02:49 PM, on 6/30/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb10.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy Client\sunasDTServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy Client\sunasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\Playlist.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\?ti2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\usro\asrw.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MOZILL~1\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Parental Filter\ParentalFilter.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\NDETECT.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.netscape.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Companion BHO - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\ycomp5_5_7_0.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: CNavExtBho Class - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\ycomp5_5_7_0.dll
O3 - Toolbar: AIM Search - {40D41A8B-D79B-43d7-99A7-9EE0F344C385} - C:\Program Files\AIM Toolbar\AIMBar.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioEngineUtility] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\System\EngUtil.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioDragToDisc] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc\DrgToDsc.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioAudioCentral] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxMon.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [bcmwltry] bcmwltry.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [removecpl] RemoveCpl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Component Manager] "C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb10.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sunasDTServ] C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy Client\sunasDTServ.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sunasServ] C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy Client\sunasServ.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [MSVBVM60.DLL] regsvr32.exe /s C:\WINDOWS\system32\MSVBVM60.DLL
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yemor] C:\WINDOWS\system32\?ti2evxx.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Elce] C:\Program Files\usro\asrw.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Search - http://bar.mywebsearch.com/menusearch.html?p=ZCxdm369YYUS
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Viewpoint Search - res://C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Toolbar\ViewBar.dll/CXTSEARCH.HTML
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service (iPodService) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Firewall Monitor Service (NPFMntor) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
O23 - Service: SAVScan - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
O23 - Service: ScriptBlocking Service (SBService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec SPBBCSvc (SPBBCSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe

Let me know what you think. Thanks! Frosty 3
 
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