Solved

Control access to Web pages

Posted on 2004-10-29
148 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
Question by:moose25
    4 Comments
     
    LVL 4

    Accepted Solution

    by:
    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
    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
    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
    <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

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    What Security Threats Are You Missing?

    Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

    Recently, a new law in my state forced us to get a top-to-bottom analysis of all of our contract client's networks. While we have documentation, it was spotty at best for some - and in any event it needed to be checked against reality. That was m…
    Users of Windows 10 Professional can disable automatic reboots using the policy editor. This tool is not included in the Windows home edition. But don't worry! Follow the instructions below to install (a Win7) policy editor on your Windows 10 Home e…
    In this Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial, I'm going to show how small business owners who use Google Apps can save money by setting up what is called a catch-all email address in their Gmail accounts. By using the catch-all feature, small busin…
    This Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial shows how to tell Microsoft Office that a word is NOT spelled correctly. Microsoft Office has a built-in, main dictionary that is shared by Office apps, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. When …

    933 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

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    16 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now