- Blocking websites at work…
Due to a member of staff repeatedly surfing porn on the works PC* I have to install a filter. I have FoxFilter for Mozilla but need a list of, err, adult stars names as that is how he searches for them on Google Image Search (bypassing the normal p*rn / xxx blacklisted words) He is careful to delete his seach history while leaving the other sites visited that day.
So does anyone know where I can get such a text list of these names? I guess I could buy a copy of Nuts and do some left-handed surfing but I have better things to do!
I know I could block Google but its so damn useful for work.
*despite verbal and written warnings…Posted 9 years agowwaswasSubscriber
if someone wants to find pron, they will.
set his pc up for remote desktop and then just logon to it when you think he’s doign things he shouldn;t and type messages to him.
as has been suggested – if he won’t stop because he’s been told to stop then get rid of him – the company is in a dangerous position if anyone sees his ascreen with this stuff on it and makes a sex discrimation claim against the company for allowing it – might be a way to get the boss to deal with it if you suggest that?Posted 9 years agosofatesterMember
As long as it’s not kiddy/animal/violent porn whats the problem?
#puts on CBA and hides in a bunker#
On a (slightly) more serious note. I would just get a remote control of his desktop and take some screen dumps, then Email them to his wife/GF from his computer during his lunch break.
Problem solved, unless you happen to be in the pictures that is 😆Posted 9 years agouplinkMember
If you really want to go down the manual route – you could maybe use this to gererate some keywordsPosted 9 years ago
.txt file cut and pasted from a blogPosted 9 years agoOllyMember
If one wants to browse porn, one can. its easy to get round filters.
the thing that stops people (who swing that way, and are comfy looking at porn at work, weirdos) is the risk to thier jobs.
update your company policy, and get him fired.
or just fire him for wasting work time!
log when hes using the sites, and dont pay him for when they are open.
messing with peoples money usually gets through to them, and why should he get paid when hes not working?
there are plenty of people looking for work out there at the moment.Posted 9 years ago
should prevent it from happening again.
I can’t block his PC as its mine too, and all the other staff none of which abuse it!
I have blocked all the keywords I could think of and the names MrMW supplied plus a few from the history. Router is now logging all visits and all firewall filters turned on. Best I can do with the bargain basement, cobbled together EPoS we have here.
DezB, I wish it was, damn near quitting as the little s**t gets away with murder (well he chocked the chicken!) and every one else gets jumped on for silly small stuff.
SSPPosted 9 years agoChristowkidMember
Please can I have some advice about your rights as what/how an employer can ‘police’ someone’s pc?
My junior colleague based in another room often time wastes, spends time sending personal emails ( I mean lots, not just the odd quickie ) and frequently can’t shut her lap top down quick enough to prevent me seeing the latest freecell game she’s playing.
Definitely *not* in the above league, I’m certain no porn involved, but when you’ve got steam coming out your ears cos of not knowing which job to do next, go next door and stumble on yet another bl*ddy game of Freecell….it WINDS me up!!!
so as a line supervisor, what can I do?Posted 9 years ago
where do I look?
Zokes:Posted 9 years ago
Yes I did think about that! I suppose I’d have to uninstall it from both my colleagues pc’s, and mine. I’m just wondering in this polotically correct and fair world, whether you are allowed to do that?
Also our IT Dept has it screwed down so tight that only they have ‘Admin rights’, and asking might prove embarrassing.
….and are you allowed to ask to see someone’s email programme? cos I’m sure it’s full of non work emails.
Working for a local gov’t I suppose there are rules about such things. Perhaps I’ll try and delicately find out, as I don’t want to plod around too much.
Christowkid if you are her line manager, tell her it’s unacceptable. you don’t need evidence, tell her you have noticed what is going on and don’t want to have to go down the route of having her PC monitored but if she continues to waste company time you will be forced to do so. Also if you’re so snowed under, delegate some of your work load and give her strict deadlines for completion.Posted 9 years agoToo_Punk_To_FunkSubscriber
We use Italc at my school for monitoring the machines being used. It gives a nice thumbnail view of a selection of machines being monitored, with a really nice feature where you can grab a snapshot of the users desktop nicely timestamped.
Install it on his machine and just keep an eye on it for a few days until you have a nice selection of evidence.
Edit: Oh it’s free too 🙂Posted 9 years ago
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