Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




544 posts

Ultimate Geek


#57510 15-Feb-2010 22:46
Send private message

I need to bust a lazy staff member using the net while i'm out. Every time i goto use the internet the history has been deleted. I have disabled the options menu but in IE8 you can delete the history from the menu bar. BTW i'm using xp home so i cant use gpedit.msc to fix it. Any one know of another way?

Create new topic
4402 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #299352 15-Feb-2010 22:51
Send private message

You can try something like this, http://download.live.com/familysafety

IANAL but, you may have legal issues if you are tracking someones internet usage and you have not informed them that you have the right to check their usage, and install monitoring software.

BDFL - Memuneh
67450 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #299357 15-Feb-2010 22:57
Send private message

rscole86 has a point there... You should have an Internet Usage Policy that clearly states "Employees should [not use] | [use limited] Internet resources provided by the company for personal business. The company may from time to time monitor your usage of these resources."

You don't have this, then you might be in for a surprise if an employee is busted and goes on to complain...





 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure 


 
 
 
 




544 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #299358 15-Feb-2010 22:57
Send private message

Yea the internet is not needed for the job its there for email use only and that is in the contact. I don't think there will be any issues I just need to know if / how much time is wasted. Cheers for the link i will have a play with that.

4402 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #299359 15-Feb-2010 23:04
Send private message

Do you suspect them of looking at anything in particular? Are there sites that you do not want them to look at, and you are not interested in them either?

You could add a list of sites to the hosts file.

Also, some programs have their own history, which may not have a date/time but will name sites. Eg, In your application data folder have a look for macromedia/flash player. Within one of the folders should be a list of any sites that use flash players for their content. There will be a lot of legitimate sites, like news/tech etc etc aswell as porn sites. If that is what you are having problems with?

BDFL - Memuneh
67450 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #299360 15-Feb-2010 23:08
Send private message

Another thing to consider, if you want to block access to some sites is to either

a) get a router that does it for you or
b) install Windows Family Safety or
c) change DNS settings to opendns or dyndns, create an account and use their DNS servers - you can them block different types of sites based on content (porn, social networks, chat, etc).





 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure 




544 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #299362 15-Feb-2010 23:21
Send private message

would like to know why they are hiding the history that is all. I don't care if people use the web. I use it myself its just the deleting that i really not to keen on.

1819 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #299384 16-Feb-2010 01:54
Send private message
Create new topic





Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

National Institute for Health Innovation develops treatment app for gambling
Posted 6-Jul-2020 16:25


Nokia 2.3 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Jul-2020 12:30


Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56


Apple introduces new features for iPhone iOS14 and iPadOS 14
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:28


Apple announces Mac transition to Apple silicon
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:18



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.