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dark2023
October 7th, 2009, 04:14 AM
I'm trying to install sector pro on my computer running ubuntu. This is a program that monitors anything done on the computer and it makes a screen shot of web pages. It can also restrict Internet access after a certain time. It's basically a type of parental controls. (more info http://www.spectorsoft.com/)

I have the version meant for windows, BUT I cannot install it, what should I do so that I can install it (also, this is a program that is SUPPOSED to run constalltly, or when ever the internet is opened)

I would like a way to install it or to get it to run on my computer

rreese6
October 7th, 2009, 05:40 AM
The program you are speaking about is only made to operate on Windows.

I would suggest that you look at "dansguardian"
http://dansguardian.org/

Also checkout Ubuntu Christian Edition it uses dansguardian:
http://ubuntuce.com/

This is a good read about parental controls for Linux.
http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/tutorials/6584/1/

LinLux451
October 7th, 2009, 06:24 AM
I found this post very interesting. SpectorPRO is actually the last straw that made me change over to ubu. One of the devs for the program gave it installed it on my computer, to see if I could crack through it. He left with the biggest smile on his face.
Two hours later I had it disabled and non-functional and was in the process of mopping up the useless files leftover. Spector runs off the registry in hidden mode.. so essentially what you have to do is disable the registry key which makes it start.. once you do that then the files lay dormant waiting... and waiting for the command which will never come.

Anyway, The next day I downloaded/Installed Ubu. That was over a year ago. Dan's Guardian is a much better program, and will not be so easy to crack.

Oh... did I mention they had to run a fake news story interviewing my dad so he could talk about how secure the program was, even though he knew I uninstalled it the night before? :lolflag:

earthpigg
October 7th, 2009, 08:16 AM
a windows parental control program has zero hope of functioning on Linux.

take a look here if you want to keep the kids from looking at naughty pictures:
http://www.opendns.com/

please report yourself here if you are attempting to spy on a friend or neighbor:
http://www.interpol.int/
or, if you are American:
http://www.fbi.gov/



if you are attempting to control your children's access to the computer:
1) this is only possible if you are smarter and learn faster than them. fact: children learn faster than adults. good luck.
2) local access is root access. google it. any solution you find will rely on the continued ignorance of your children. do you want ignorant children?

(i am in my late 20s now, but i am biased... i was banned from touching any school computer in middle school :D )