windows xp

  hunted 20:40 20 Dec 2005

Can you tell me how i can check on the system as to who has been browsing which topics on the net after it has been deleted from history

  GaT7 20:52 20 Dec 2005

BHV is good & works with IE, Firefox & Opera click here. G

  GaT7 20:55 20 Dec 2005

Note that if the users are wise enough, they can delete their Internet history before you have a chance to use BHV. G

  GaT7 21:22 20 Dec 2005

Btw, 'manual' deletion will not entirely delete/hide Internet history, but using something like CCleaner (click here) will do so. G

  GaT7 23:15 22 Dec 2005

From email - "Thanks for your advice regarding installing ccleaner. Is there nothing on the xp system that will allow a person to check net browsing without any outside installations? And also since i get to go on the pc in the evening i find the history all deleted."

No, there's nothing built into XP that'll allow one to do so. (Also, ignore BHV - I don't think it's meant for Windows!)

As already stated, unless someone has used a program like CCleaner, IE history is still retrieveable. Programs like IEHistoryView (IEHV) click here & Computer History Viewer (CHV) click here will reveal this 'hidden' info. Neither requires installation - just run the executable (IEHV's executable needs to be extracted first). They can also be run off a floppy/CD/USB memory stick/etc so won't be readily 'visible' to the other PCs users.

If you want something more fancy, try Index.dat Suite click here. This needs to be installed prior to use. G

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  GaT7 23:30 22 Dec 2005

If you use Firefox as your browser try the free Mozilla History Viewer click here (<--translated link), though it seems everything is in Austrian/German!?

All the programs suggested so far are completely free. I'm sure there are superior commercial tools out there if you're willing to pay. G

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