Snooping is an art form. It is truly what the public calls “Hacking” in the raw.
So lets bring out a little Hacker in you.
This should not need to be said BUT……
Do not give your kids administrator accounts on the PC. User accounts are all they need and should have. This will give you control over what is viewed as well as installed, un-installed etc.
Ok I will hush. Now back to the snooping stuff lol.
First I suggest ImageCacheViewer. It’s free and a great way to snoop.
(Keep in mind your settings determine the size of the cache. If you have your cache set to clear on closing the browser you kill a snoop method.) Every time your browser loads a site, the images on the site are stored in the “cache” so they load faster on the next visit. Most cache folders contain at least a few weeks’ worth of images. The software looks for the cache files of EVERY browser installed on your computer and loads them into a list. Click on a address in the list to see the pictures they saw.
BUSTED !!! Someone viewed “Sally falls out of her bikini”! 65 times!
Find out more Here or download the software Here
Sweet now you have another tool to snoop.
Now let’s learn to block websites without buying silly software
Right-click on Notepad and select Run as administrator.
This option will open Notepad using your administrator privileges.
If you don’t open Notepad in administrator mode, you won’t be able to edit the file.
click file/open and paste
" C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts " in the open dialog.
You should now see something like this in notepad.
Scroll down to the bottom of the “hosts” file. You’ll see two “localhost” lines of text here.
Click below the very last line of text.
Be careful not to delete anything that is already in the hosts file.
Type in 127.0.0.1 and press Tab then Type the address of the site you want to block.
For example, if you wanted to block Yahoo, you would type 127.0.0.1 yahoo.com.
Add a new line with www prefix like this 127.0.0.1 www.yahoo.com.
(Computers are literal so yahoo.com is different than www.yahoo.com)
Be certain there are no spaces at the end of each new line or it will stop reading the file at the space.
When done Click file then save.
Voila! You just blocked that site from all browsers on the PC.
You can add as many sites as you want to block, one per line, using the same as before.
To unblock a site, simply open the hosts file again as above and delete the line you wish.
Open Spotlight . To do so, click the magnifying glass icon in the top-right side of your Mac’s screen.
Type terminal into Spotlight. This will prompt Terminal to appear at the top of the search results.
Double-click the Terminal icon.
Type the following code into Terminal:
sudo nano /etc/hosts
Edit the file as in windows above.
If you need or want anymore snooping help just give me a shout I will help if I can.
Hope this helps
Published: July 18, 2017