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I need to check up on my 12 year old? I have his laptop - just need to know how to review the data.

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if he has it set it should save them to a file on the computer, easiest way to get them is log in and view conversation history.

i cant think of the exact route to get them though, i think its My computer>C drive>program files> yahoo messanger>im log. hope that helps.
 

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if he has it set it should save them to a file on the computer, easiest way to get them is log in and view conversation history.

i cant think of the exact route to get them though, i think its My computer>C drive>program files> yahoo messanger>im log. hope that helps.
I'll give that a shot.

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exotic toys if its logged in you can go in to his prefreances on yahoo messanger and change it to save conversations to a certain location on the computer not the default yahoo folder in the program files.

you can search his internet history also if you dont have a program like net nanny.
 
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I'm not sure if this will cure your problem, or whether or not it will work if he has the setting set to 'delete the files on exit.' I'm also not sure on the validity of the site;

http://unsakred.net/2007/03/01/yahoo-me ... iles-hack/

One of the responses says you can go to the help menu and click 'OK' to enable the logs. If you reset the settings, maybe he wouldn't notice. However, if he DOES notice, he'll know you had been poking around.
 

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I set the files to save. :wink: .. If he wants a laptop in his room those files will stay 'put'. Honestly, it's the girls. They're such little skeezers!!
 

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Ah, let the kid have some fun :wink: The girls are just on his computer, not in his room (like it used to be).

But if you insist, you need a insidious keystroke logger. Don't bother with trojans and such, you have physical access to the machine. Trojans are for remote "administration". Hopefully he's not running anti-keystroke logger programs.
 

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Ah, let the kid have some fun :wink: The girls are just on his computer, not in his room (like it used to be).

But if you insist, you need a insidious keystroke logger. Don't bother with trojans and such, you have physical access to the machine. Trojans are for remote "administration". Hopefully he's not running anti-keystroke logger programs.
Nah, the girls started PM'ing my youngest daughter since my son is on the road for a sail boat race. The discussion got very 'naughty' for a 9 year olds ears.
 

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I guess the real question is why does your 12 year old have his own laptop? Not that I'm questioning your parenting, but that seems a little more than a 12 year old really needs. Seems like they start younger and younger these days.
 

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Nah, the girls started PM'ing my youngest daughter since my son is on the road for a sail boat race. The discussion got very 'naughty' for a 9 year olds ears.
Yeah, so it wasn't the mags then :mrgreen: That is a tricky situ, good look on your investigations.
 

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I guess the real question is why does your 12 year old have his own laptop? Not that I'm questioning your parenting, but that seems a little more than a 12 year old really needs. Seems like they start younger and younger these days.
I grew up with computers - I'm 37 now. We feel it's important for the kids to have their own computers - research, school work - the things they are expected to do would blow your mind, communicating with friends & family.

I get a new laptop or desktop each year from work. So, we have a system for each person in my house - all networked. Never had a problem till tonight. I'm fairly certain we won't again. :wink:
 

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I gotta commend you for checking into it. Had a teen myself and I can tell you I got surprised a few times by what they do on the computer. Not to mention the few times I had to explain to the wife why I (or someone) had rented porn movies!

I checked and I still would check. I told my kid that nothing he does on that computer was private. What he did in the shower or in his room with the door closed, for the most part was.

Good on ya.
 

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I told my kid that nothing he does on that computer was private. What he did in the shower or in his room with the door closed, for the most part was.
That has always been our rule as well - also no closing the laptop when I walk into his room. New rule is no deleting log files. He has always been a pretty good kid..better than I was for sure! :lol:
 
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