Storing visited websites in another place

By Darrenbilly
Apr 18, 2008
  1. My sisters boyfriend has been compromising my machine, he has been going onto these pronographic websites. I have no idea of how safe they are. He thinks i don't know that he has been going on them by clearing internet history, but by using ccleaner i manage to still see. I do not want this compromisation. What i want to do is store visited websites in another place, a folder for example, also i want him to not be able to clear it, i.e, disabling the internet explorer internet history deletion tool, so he thinks oh crap, i can't clear it, and they will see, so hopefully he will stop. Also is there anyway i can do something similar with my wireless network, i have a belkin wireless G router, with several laptops and computers on, is there any way i can block websites using this, so it is in affect for all computers and laptops on the network?
    Weird requests i know, but he is comprosmising my laptop, which houses thousands of photos, i still have to get these backed up of course, any suggestions on that? Is an external hardrive a good option?
    Thanks in advance.
  2. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,084

    If he visits the same sites regularly you can edit the Hosts file so that it reroutes him back to his computer, therefor he wont be able to visit them.

    jobeard might have a better idea about this, lets hope he sees it.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,160   +599

    First of all, make sure they only login to a newly created Limited User Account;
    this will help (but not guarantee) protect your system from infections.

    When you Create the LUA account, give it a trivial password (as this is not the point of the account)
    but be sure to click Make My Data Private. This will cause all of the files created
    (or downloaded) to be stored in that users profile area, eg
    \documents and settings\-new-lua-account-name-\ somewhere down from here -->
    When using this new account the following areas will be protected from being
    modified (or new files stored therein):
    • \windows
    • \Program Files
    • \Documents and settings\*all other login names*

    There are some actions to assist you further:
    1. install Firefox Browser(FF) and make it the default browser (this avoids many ActiveX infections)
    2. from the new account, remove access to Internet Exporer (details on this later)
    3. install Spywareblaster to block known trojan ActiveX components
    I don't know how to do this, in fact, browsers make it easy to do this and FF automates this with one check box.
    You really don't care re the history, you want protection of your assets.

    Actions that might discourage this user
    implement Disk Usage Quota and set it small to limit downloads​

    Take Ownership as your normal login, but give full control to the new LUA account.
    Now even though you made his area 'Private', you share administration of it and
    you can delete his files :)

    Lastly, if you can track URLs he is accessing, then there are techniques you can
    apply to cause those sites to become 'empty', ie, when he goes there, he gets an
    empty browser page without error messages (I'll defer the how-to for just now)
    This technique would be specific to a giving system
    (hum; all the above is system specific, ie actions needed on every system to which this person has access.)

    Some routers can block by keywords (My Netgear does thus) and you setup
    a keyword list, eg porn,xxx, (several porno terms I'll not use here)
    and then ANY url containing the keyword will be blocked, eg

    Get me the specific Belkin Model number and I'll check the features for you.
  4. Darrenbilly

    Darrenbilly TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 161


    Thanks, so far this information is extremely helpful.

    Any info on the backing up onto external hard drive?

    Belkin model # F5D7231-4p

    If my belkin does not allow such website keyword blocking, is there a free program that i can password protect and do the same.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,160   +599

    this is a generic question re backups; search this site for backup
    the partental guide is online
    this would / should be a feature of a firewall. MS does poorly in this area
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