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I've added a question to the agenda for the next conference call about this.
They're bound to ask me what versions of everything you've got, so :
- You only have Parental Controls installed, correct?
- This is the only part of the McAfee installation you installed?
- And you got it through Sky?
What version of Parental Controls do you have?
(If you have McAfee Security Center, open it and look for 'About', top right).
The McAfee logs are all kept in one location as far as I know but to remove them you need to switch off Access Protection. And of course new files will created next time you use the program.
Thank you very much for your reply and your professional approach.
1) yes i only have Parental Controls installed
2) Yes this is the only part of the of the McAfee installation i have installed.
3) yes i got it from sky.com
The McAfee Internet Security Suite is also available from sky but i prefer the McAfee Parental Controls only as i find it to run very smoothly with windows firewall and microsoft security essentials.
here's the screen shots which i hope may help.
I checked this on my XP machine, which has the same version of Parental Controls and is set up with an Admin account and several restricted-privilege user accounts.
This is related to a known bug in Parental Controls which I found and reported in June (here). Non-Admin accounts have access to the password-setting/resetting page, which they shouldn't have, and it's from there that an ordinary user can view Activity Reports for all accounts on the PC. I take it that you're sharing a PC, with accounts set up for each person, and you're using Parental Controls to restrict access to the internet for the childrens' user accounts?
The best solution to your question is probably to remove your account(s) from Parental Controls, or else to change the settings so that your account/s have no restrictions or minimal restrictions placed on them. The logs will only show if you attempt to access a blocked site, and you can add sites that you want to visit to a whitelist so they won't show in the reports.
It is a bug, but as I see it you can arrange it so your account doesn't show up at all in Activity Reports. Otherwise you get the anomaly we''ve both seen. It's been reported, but apparently not fixed.
Edit 1 - The second screenshot below was taken in a restricted-access user account (set as a Child Account in Parental Controls). The first screenshot is the Main account setting blocked/allowed sites for itself. The user account should not have been able to access the Settings page - but it can.
Edit 2 - As for the logs, there's a large collection of them (look for a folder named mclogs) but I couldn't see one specifically for these reports.
Message was edited by: Hayton on 11/09/12 01:41:06 IST