MSN messenger on win xp message recording

Posted on 2006-05-01
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Hi expert, I want to record what is being typed in MSN messenger without having to click the options in the application itself. Is that possible? I want to keep an eye on what my teenage daughter is doing while chatting. She became smart now and unchecks the option while she is chatting. Is there a way to make this more secure??
Question by:sharscho

    Author Comment

    Before I checked the option to save session in a text file and I made the folder hidden so it is not seen. Now I need a trick to make the control also invisible...
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    Assisted Solution

    I haven't tested this out but you can try (WARNING: Modifying the registry can cause serious damage to your system. Proceed at your own risk):

    Make the setting to enable logging
    Start --> Run and type "regedt32" and click OK
    Browse to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\MSNMessenger\PerPassportSettings\<some number>
    Click on Edit --> Permissions
    Click Advanced
    Uncheck "Inherit Permissions" and select Copy
    Uncheck Full Control from your daughter's login name and select only "Read".

    This should not allow her to change the settings (theoretically).
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    Accepted Solution

    If the above do not meet your needs try:


    Good Luck

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