Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

Control access to Web pages

Posted on 2004-10-29
4
Medium Priority
?
155 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I have a box in Win 98SE with IE 6.0

I need to have a log of the pages visited the last 30 days and if possible send an e-mail with that log to a pre-defined address. Also users shouldn´t be able to clean/delete that log

Can this be achieved and if so how?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:moose25
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
WerewolfTA earned 1200 total points
ID: 12448012
moose25,

Yes and no.  What you're looking for is spyware.  Parental control software, by another name.  If you're using this at home, go for it.  You can do that to your kids, although they may resent you for it.  If you're trying to do it at work, you need to look into it first.  Monitoring users' activity can be illegal depending on where you live, especially if they're unaware that they're being monitored (ie. there's no policy stating that activity can be monitored, that there's no expectation of privacy, etc.).

Do a google search on activity monitoring or parental control and take your pick.  As to the yes and no, yes you can monitor that activity.  Many of the packages can email reports.  They're designed to run hidden.  However, in 98, everyone essentially has admin privileges and can delete what you've done, if they know where to look and are knowledgable enough.  Even if you poledit them, they can reboot and get to a DOS prompt (unless you run the reg hack that disables the F8 key during bootup and you password protect the BIOS and set it to boot from the C drive first) and kill things from there.  So, no you can't absolutely ensure that they can't mess with your logs or program; you can just make it difficult for them.

Good Luck!
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:graemeboro
ID: 12449389
How is this machine connecting to the Internet?  Is it going by a proxy server, or a modem straight to the web.  An excellent product for stand alone i.e not using proxy is Cyber Patrol.  And it is very difficult to remove.

If your using a proxy server a couple of good products are Websense and Content Keeper.  Both work very well.

Hope this helps
0
 

Author Comment

by:moose25
ID: 12503942
The machine is accessing the Web through a router on a network using a ADSL connection.

Any other product besides Cyber Patrol ?

TIA
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:WerewolfTA
ID: 12524666
<quote>Any other products besides Cyber Patrol?</quote>  Yes.  As I said, do a google search.

http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&q=parental%20control%20activity%20monitoring
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The term "Bad USB" is a buzz word that is usually used when talking about attacks on computer systems that involve USB devices. In this article, I will show what possibilities modern windows systems (win8.x and win10) offer to fight these attacks wi…
Our Group Policy work started with Small Business Server in 2000. Microsoft gave us an excellent OU and GPO model in subsequent SBS editions that utilized WMI filters, OU linking, and VBS scripts. These are some of experiences plus our spending a lo…
When cloud platforms entered the scene, users and companies jumped on board to take advantage of the many benefits, like the ability to work and connect with company information from various locations. What many didn't foresee was the increased risk…
With just a little bit of  SQL and VBA, many doors open to cool things like synchronize a list box to display data relevant to other information on a form.  If you have never written code or looked at an SQL statement before, no problem! ...  give i…

581 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question