Jump to content

Reading your computer's history


  • Please log in to reply
21 replies to this topic

#1 pefeli

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:17 AM

I am just after a bit of what do you think?

I came home after a weekend away and there was an email saying our computer usage was being slowed due to too many downloads. I asked my DH if he knew anything about it and he explained that a friend had been over with his daughter and the daughter had played on the computer(she is 10).

I thought that I would check out what she had been doing to use so much of our downlaods so clicked on the computer history button - please excuse my terminology I know very little about computers. Well the extra sites that had been visited were pornography. But they were visited on both nights that I was away and the little girl was only visiting one night.

My DH explains it by saying he did not visit those sites and that they must have been 'pop-ups' while he was playing games on the internet.

What do you think - do 'pop-ups' that appear while you are on the internet appear on the computers history or do the sites need to be visited before they appear?

On a side note - I would not have a problem with him visiting porn sites it is the fact that I think he is lying to me that I have worries about. Something like this happened once before where downloaded videos of porn on our photo files was found and he swears he never put them there. How I wish I understood computers!  sad.gif

#2 Gossipgirl

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:21 AM

No idea really but I would think pop ups wouldn't be classed as a page download.


#3 HerringToMarmalade

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:24 AM

I think the history depends on your computer. Mine sometimes doesn't register pages I've had open for awhile, but will sometimes register pop-ups. I'd be looking more at how many were listed and if it looked like they were different pages of one site. I wouldn't have thought he'd have encountered many pop-ups normally. Do you often get pop-ups? Most browsers block them.

#4 DK3000

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:27 AM

How much data was downloaded OP?

Just visiting a page, or having a page 'pop-up' doesnt usually use that much data, and even many hours of just reading pages doesn't use that much.

Watching videos usually uses the most data.

Go to the sites that were visited and see if they have a video watching facility.

You'll probably be able to work it out that way.

#5 amabanana

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:28 AM

QUOTE (pefeli @ 07/11/2012, 10:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But they were visited on both nights that I was away and the little girl was only visiting one night.


There is your answer right there.

QUOTE (pefeli @ 07/11/2012, 10:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
On a side note - I would not have a problem with him visiting porn sites it is the fact that I think he is lying to me that I have worries about. Something like this happened once before where downloaded videos of porn on our photo files was found and he swears he never put them there. How I wish I understood computers!  sad.gif


He's probably embarrassed/ashamed.  I would talk to him and tell him what you wrote here; that you don't have a problem with him visiting the site but you would if he was lying to you.


#6 *Lib*

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:30 AM

If I'd been caught looking at porn I'd probably lie too. Does it really matter? He's an adult. You said you'd have no problem with him looking at porn. Its like walking in on him mid w**k. Mortifying.

#7 Feraldadathome

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:33 AM

You away, porn sites visited at night only. I think you need to be st6raight up with your DH that you don't mind overly, but that he needs to be straight up about the porn. It's the only logical answer

#8 SeaPrincess

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:33 AM

QUOTE (amabanana @ 07/11/2012, 07:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He's probably embarrassed/ashamed.  I would talk to him and tell him what you wrote here; that you don't have a problem with him visiting the site but you would if he was lying to you.

Thereby accusing him of lying to you.

You cant win, so if you don't care, let it go. If you're concerned that children may have been exposed to porn, then stress to your DH the importance of the children being supervised when they are on the computer.  TBH, it doesn't sound like it was the children though.

R


#9 Awesome101

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:37 AM

Haha - Busted! Poor guy must be so embarrassed. If you go onto your internet account and login you can actually see what the exact usage history for each night is. (if you dont know how to do that, just ring your provider and they will tell you) Looking at webpages doesn't use a lot of data, watching videos and playing games does. Pop-ups should affect it much, if at all.

Just tell your hubby that your fine with him watching porn, but please try and do it at the end of your internet cycle so that you don't have to go through the month with slow browsing speed. Act like you know what your talking about and he'll know that he can't lie to you about it original.gif. I don't think it will need to be discussed further.




#10 opethmum

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:38 AM

I would consider him watching porn, pop ups rarely occurs when visiting genuine sites. He knows you are not good with technology and was hoping that you would stop asking after he told you it was pop ups. So he is lying to you one way or another and manipulating you.
I would take it up with him and not budge, you know what is going on and he is hoping that you will turn a blind eye and he will manipulate and turn it back on you and make it your fault somehow. You really do not want to go through the history list and look at the porn sites he is visiting the fact that he lied is a big enough issue.
I would take up the case in point of lying and manipulation, porn is porn and it is not really a grey area. Ask why he felt the need to look at it and lie to you. Tell him you are not a prude and would appreciate him being open and honest about it. Yes it does not make it ok he viewed porn but understanding why he did it and lying to you is another thing.
Good luck and I hope you can get to the truth and sort this out quickly.

#11 pefeli

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:43 AM

Thank you everyone for your thoughts.

I can't tell how much data was downloaded and can not visit porn during the day to check it out as my 3 year old is sitting next to me when I am on the computer.

shmach - I think you are right. I feel I can't win in a discussion with him about it. He denies that he has visited the sites even though I said last time as well I have no problem with it but don't want it in photo files that I access with our children.

Lib- I guess I am having a problem with how I feeel he is easily lying to me and confusing me with computer lingo when i ask questions about it so was trying to figure out if it could have happened how he said.

But as people have said it might be possible that the history is from pop ups I will just have to accept that it can happen and leave it there.

#12 InsertAwesomeHere

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:49 AM

Depending on the browser used you should be able to click to expand and see if more than one page on that site was listed.

For example if you visited google you'd see
www.google.com

If you then googled things you'd see
www.google.com
            kids clothes
            helping kids with homework
            something else creative

Also on that note if he googled the sites you'd see that under the google link as well.

Maybe download a separate browser and just tell him it's there so he can use that and the kids shouldn't have too much chance of opening it from the browser history.

Hope that makes sense.

#13 pefeli

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:49 AM

Opps, I am slow to respond with my little helper wanting me to play with her at the same time.

I will bring it up again and be able to use some of the computer talk here to sound like I know what I am saying and be confident about it so he will not lie again - if that is what he is doing....

I think if I am honest and open then maybe he will feel that he can be too.

Thank you for your help.

#14 Funwith3

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:22 AM

I think that if you download porno once, something in cyberspace remembers and you are then constantly sent pornographic pop ups and ads. Id say your DH did download pornographic images on an occasion, and now he's being haunted by them!!

#15 SuburbnJournalista

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:42 AM


He's lying. Pop-ups don't use up data allowance. (they do come up if you've been visiting dodgy sites!)

I would have a huge issue with the lying (which is probably like others have said, he's embarrassed)

If he doesn't fess up, I'd have him sit down with you while you ring the internet service provider to get to the bottom of it. I would not let it go until the truth comes out, otherwise he'll think he can lie to you easily.

To quickly see internet history CTRL + H

#16 amabanana

Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:01 PM

QUOTE (shmach @ 07/11/2012, 10:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thereby accusing him of lying to you.

You cant win, so if you don't care, let it go. If you're concerned that children may have been exposed to porn, then stress to your DH the importance of the children being supervised when they are on the computer.  TBH, it doesn't sound like it was the children though.

R


It's not about winning.  It's about lying and how that makes the OP feel.  Would we let our children 'get away with it' if they were lying to us?  It doesn't need to be an accusation, just a statement along the lines of, however the porn got there, if you were to look I would prefer if you told me when I asked.  Just a thought.

Someone needs to teach the OP's DH how to do private browsing.  unsure.gif  Not that I would know anything about that and would never use it.  unsure.gif

#17 Sweet like a lemon

Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:03 PM

Most browsers (Internet Explorer; Firefox; etc) have pop ups disabled by default but even if they aren't disabled they don't count toward your data usage. Video streaming and downloads would do that. Further more pop ups do not show in your history. The only URLs in your history are ones you've typed and / or clicked on.

How much is your limit? (500MB, 1GB, 500GB, etc.) YouTube videos could push you over quickly if your plan is under 20GB. Worth looking at as well as the Download history on your browser. If there is nothing incriminating in downloads and your plan is pathetically small then while your DH has surfed porn sites, he hasn't killed your allowance with porn vids.

Edited by ForsakenTruth, 07 November 2012 - 12:17 PM.


#18 steppy

Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:03 PM

He's obviously been downloading porn. You don't bust your data limit on two visits to a porn page. He's either downloading or watching streaming video.

#19 Guest_Maybelle_*

Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:10 PM

I would class this as a small, annoying lie.  Along the lines of a frustrating habit my husband has...I might say to him, "You need to clean the floors, they are filthy." and he will reply, "I did them twice this week".  I know he didn't...he hasn't been alone in the house at any point, but he just refuses to admit when he has been a bit slack.  Just pointless fibs to avoid discussions people don't want to have.

I would be more annoyed at using up our downloads.

#20 Feraldadathome

Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:16 PM

QUOTE (amabanana @ 07/11/2012, 01:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Someone needs to teach the OP's DH how to do private browsing.  unsure.gif  Not that I would know anything about that and would never use it.  unsure.gif
unsure.gif

Edited by dadathome, 07 November 2012 - 12:17 PM.


#21 Nofliesonme

Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:26 PM

Putting aside my house rules on porn, you cant use up downloads  on pop ups. They use stuff all. I'd Be clicking on the history and watching or looking at what he was watching etc.... Nextly I'd be calling him in his lying, any other opinions I have regarding porn in my house is unrelated but the lying about it is not on in any form in my opinion....

#22 Natalie26

Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:08 PM

I've caught my DH out before looking at questionable web sites.  He did a similar back peddle. I told him that I don't have an issue with him looking at porn as such - but more that our kids could have stumbled on it with a few wrong clicks.  He hadn't considered this!!  It is a bit like leaving Playboys in the top drawer under some stuff rather than hiding them in the cupboard.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How a baby can survive alone for days on end

The baby found abandoned in a Sydney drain may have been alone for up to six days without being fed, leaving many asking how he could have survived.

When it begins to look a lot like Christmas

A child's excitement at Christmas time is a beautiful thing, but one dad ponders whether his toddler daughter is getting into the festive mood a bit too soon.

Hospital lets dads the experience some of the pain of childbirth

A new experience is radically altering men's views of childbirth.

Italian doctors questioned over formula bribes

Italian police have placed 12 doctors under house arrest on suspicion of promoting baby milk formula over breastfeeding.

Heartwarming prank gives single mum the house she was hired to clean

Cara Simmons arrived at work to clean a large and beautiful house in time for a party planned for that evening. It was soon hers.

Those special moments of sibling bonding

Every now and then your child does or says something that is truly memorable.

Why we should stop telling new parents to 'enjoy every moment'

A few weeks ago, some dear friends of mine had their first baby. As the proud dad texted me a picture I had to fight the natural instinct to say “Enjoy every moment!”

Baby monitor footage posted online

Footage of Australian babies and children sleeping in their bedrooms are among the images on a Russian site showing live feeds from thousands of homes and businesses around the world.

Did this new dad really hit on his wife's midwife?

Was there really a man who was actually there by his wife’s side as she laboured and gave birth to his child, all while he was making what he perceived to be meaningful eye contact with a midwife?

Keep calm and ignore the Tantrum Trolls

Tantrum Trolls are a small but growing species of predatory bottom-feeders who delight in picking on parents at their most vulnerable.

It's okay to never 'get over' the death of a loved one

The death of children, siblings, and parents has long term impacts on the rest of our lives.

What Mark Latham needs to know about depression and motherhood

In a bizarre bid for relevancy, Former Opposition leader Mark Latham has deduced that because one female journalist had this week light-heartedly thanked antidepressants and caffeine for getting her through a medical degree while raising two small children, that ergo, all 'inner-city feminists' are selfish harridans who despise their offspring.

'We're just trying to keep our child alive': life with FPIES

We have a beautiful seven-month-old son, and his allergy rules our life.

Transgender dad breastfeeds his babies

A transgender man who breastfed his first baby - despite having his breasts removed as part of his transformation from female to male - has now had a second child.

Couple face $1 million medical bill and bankruptcy after babymoon birth

A Canadian couple were slammed with a million dollar medical bill after their daughter was prematurely during their babymoon.

Win one of 5 Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sport

Australia?s No 1 selling car is now available in a Sports model and we have 5 to give away to some lucky Essential Baby families.

Cigarettes, junk food dominate supermarket sales growth

One in every five dollars spent at supermarkets goes on cigarettes or junk food, according to industry data.

Teacher under fire for breastfeeding in class

There is no doubt mums have a right to continue breastfeeding after they have returned to work, but one teacher in the US has taken it to the extreme.

Video: Baby sniffs beardless dad to make sure it's him

She looks him up and down and then touches his chin, but baby Lindsey still isn't sure this clean-shaven man is her dad.

The tragedy of losing a favourite teddy bear

We were green and uninitiated, perhaps a little naïve when it came to the favourite toy responsibility.

It's possible to workout while pregnant

Medical experts say intense fitness routines can be done safely during pregnancy - if the mums-to-be follow some guidelines.

Baby for Asher Keddie and Vincent Fantauzzo

Fans followed every step of her on-screen pregnancy in Offspring, now Asher Keddie is going to be a mum in real life too.

What parents really want for their kids

Are our hopes, dreams and expectations for our children what they really need?

'I had a feeling something was seriously wrong': the fight for Kaden's diagnosis

Before even giving birth, Katie Myers' maternal instincts warned her something was wrong with her baby.

Win a family pass to Disney Live!

We have 4 family passes to give away to see Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales, touring Australia this December/January.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win one of 5 Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sport

Australia?s No 1 selling car is now available in a Sports model and we have 5 to give away to some lucky Essential Baby families.

Join PADDINGTON on the red carpet!

To celebrate the release of PADDINGTON, we are giving five lucky winners the chance to win a family pass to the exclusive Australian Premiere in Sydney on December 7!

When your pregnancy causes a relationship rift

Some dads-to-be don't miss a beat when their partner is pregnant; others struggle with a range of issues and can become withdrawn, right when their support is needed most.

Couple uses group photo trick to announce pregnancy to loved ones

Katharine and Kris Camilli devised a clever trick to immortalise their family and friends' reactions to their exciting pregnancy news.

Why Tracey Spicer has given up make-up

"After 30 years on television, I had become what I despised: a painted doll who spent an hour a day and close to $200 a week putting on a mask."

Knowing you are one of the lucky ones

I am secure, confident and strong, but the responsibility of protecting my children can almost bring me undone.

Why I am so emotional now I have kids?

There are so many ways in which parenthood changes us as women, but one of the most noticeable, for me, has been the changing state of my emotions.

Baby survives despite sharing womb with 'foreign body'

Baby Maia was conceived against the odds, only to find she was sharing a womb with an ominous "foreign body".

Video: Baby shows dog how to jump - or vice versa

They say dog is man's best friend, but this playful pooch seems to have chosen a jumping baby as her number one buddy.

10 ways to soothe a crying baby

New paernts can get frustrated when their newborn gets fussy and can't settle down. When you're feeling overwhelmed, try some of these simple tips to help soothe your baby.

20 baby names that are becoming more popular every year

The data-lovers at nameberry.com have been at it again – this time, they’ve discovered the names that are continually rising up the ranks, ready to take out some top spots in the next few years.

10 great meals to make for new parents

Ideally, you want to give food that isn’t expensive to make, isn't too difficult to create, and freezes well; stews, bakes, soups and pasta sauces are perfect.

'It's not you, it's me': Boston bombing survivor mum to have leg amputated

Rebekah DiMartino is going through a break-up. She even wrote a farewell love letter. But it's not to her husband.

What it's like to go through early menopause

In a cruel twist, Carla had been breastfeeding and perimenopausal at the same time. But she's far from the only one to go through menopause early.

Weird pregnancy products

Some pregnancy products come to market and are just awesome. Others just leave you scratching your head.

Restaurant served alcohol to two-year-old

Busy restaurants can be forgiven for getting food and drink orders mixed up from time to time, but not when the confusion leads to a two-year-old being served an alcoholic cocktail instead of the child-friendly beverage they ordered.

Julia Morris tells of miscarriage on a flight

Julia Morris has spoken about the devastation of suffering a miscarriage while on an international flight.

Woman's survival after birth 'a story of two miracles'

A US mother is home and tending to her new baby less than a month after surviving without a pulse for 45 minutes.

Best maternity swimwear and beach cover-ups

Thinking about a tropical babymoon but have nothing to wear? Here are some great swimwear and beach cover-up options for mums-to-be.

Duchess's letter to grieving mum

The Duchess of Cambridge has written to a grieving mum on a "very difficult" day.

 

How many weeks til Christmas?

On your To-Do list

Get the "Santa" shopping done without the kids in tow.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.