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    Re: Win 98 Logging Internet Usage

    There are several logging programs on the 'net, but I think the biggest challenge you're going to encounter is the inherent insecurity in Windows 98. Whatever you install could be terminated by a savvy user.

    There is a restriction that can be enabled in Win98, which will disallow logging on without authentication - but I believe it requires a domain controller to make it work. And again, it can be circumvented by savvy users who know the architecture of Windows 98.

    Can you provide more details on the scenario? I'm thinking that some creative thought processes by the Loungers would help you narrow this down, but right now I can't think of an effective solution.
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    Win 98 Logging Internet Usage

    I have a computer running Win 98, that is being used improperly. I need to track who is logging on to the internet at unusual hours, but I don't know how. Anyone using the computer can simply escape out of the password window. Is there a 3rd party program that I can use, and then assign a code to each user, so I can track who is using the computer and when? This is a stand alone computer (no network). There are several people who use this computer. We are experiencing some late night usage of the internet that is completely inappropriate. I am trying to definitively prove who is using the computer in this manner.

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    Re: Win 98 Logging Internet Usage

    One option, although it's drastic, is to put a bootup password onto the BIOS. Wouldn't point directly to one person, but only those in "the know" could access the computer.
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    Re: Win 98 Logging Internet Usage

    Have you considered buying a "Hidden Camera" or motion activated webcam,to capture the culprit on tape?

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    Re: Win 98 Logging Internet Usage

    Not familiar with US legislation on this, but there would would be definite legal issues in the UK, if this is a workplace situation.
    We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

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    Re: Win 98 Logging Internet Usage

    I was thinking that it was a home use machine, ...

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    Re: Win 98 Logging Internet Usage

    Upgrade to XP and REQUIRE logging in, but the person(s) would then need to know the account name and password. This would stop it from happening without logging in, and if it is some one who has an account then you could check the internet temp files in each account in the D&S folder for a time stamp.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Win 98 Logging Internet Usage

    There's not much protection from civil rights abuses by family members, it's true.. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

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