How can I tell if my internet browsing at work is being monitored?
December 19, 2003 6:22 AM Subscribe
I've always thought of myself as somewhat computer savvy, but apaprently I'm not, considering how clueless I am with the following question. Somewhat on the same vein as this previous thread
, short of raising any suspicions by directly asking our IT guys, how can i tell if my internet browsing on my work computer is being monitored? And if it is, are there any steps I can take to counter the software, so that I may continue to waste away unproductively, with confidence?
posted by lotsofno to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am on a Windows XP Pro machine, without Admin access (I can't install anything or overwrite important files.). Here is screen grab
of my task manager. From what I've looked up, VPTray.exe, Rtvscan.exe, and Defwatch.exe are all Norton Antivirus-related. IE 6 is the only browser installed on all of the machines, I think, though I may soon be using Firebird and Opera if I can get it approved when I start working on our site redesign. The company I work for is mid-sized with about 300 employees at our branch. We have 2 guys who work full time in our IT/support department.
Thanks in advance, for any advice or information.