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Find out what your friends/co-workers have been doing on the Internet!

, 23 Jul 2005
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Internet Explorer: INDEX.DAT files keep a list of websites you have visited, cookies received and files opened/downloaded. As a result anyone can find out what you have been doing on the Internet!

What is an Index.dat file?

Index.dat are files hidden on your computer that contain many of the Web sites that you have visited. Every URL and Web page is listed there. This script is for you, if internet privacy is an issue or you're just curious to see what surfing habits people have on your PC or Network. In WinXP, here's where you'll usually find them:

C:\Documents and Settings\<Username>\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\index.dat

How do these scripts work?

IE.vbs and IE_Network.vbs allow you to find, scan, view and erase all local/remote history index.dat files. Also, records precise URL visit time stamps. Scans are very fast and index.dat file parsing is done using 100% VBScript. Results are logged locally to C:\spy.htm or C:\Machine-MM-DD-YYYY.htm. For example:

It's free!

Yep, feel free to modify this script for whatever nefarious activities you like. It's amazing to see so many websites charging $24.95/$39.95 for bloated programs which basically function the same way as this script! If you like this script and it runs correctly, please feel free to email me. It'll give me a better idea on how it's functioning on your systems. Of course, any bugs can be tracked below in the message board section. Thanks!

Enjoy! (-_-)

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GeneralRe: You should be ashamed! Pin
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GeneralJapanese Windows OS Pin
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GeneralSome XP Home Machines Report back, some don't Pin
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GeneralRe: Some XP Home Machines Report back, some don't Pin
cyber_flash15-Oct-04 5:04
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GeneralDate/Time Stamp - Same as IE Pin
cyber_flash5-Oct-04 8:55
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GeneralRe: Date/Time Stamp - Same as IE Pin
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GeneralRe: Date/Time Stamp - Same as IE Pin
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GeneralCross site scripting vulnerability Pin
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Generalntfs Pin
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Generalvery usefull script Pin
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QuestionBad Link? Pin
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AnswerRe: Bad Link? Pin
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Questionhow about if, tou don't want to know? Pin
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Generalinternational date/time Pin
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GeneralExcellent work, Great tool for Windows XP Pin
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GeneralExcellent! Pin
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QuestionNot working win 2000 ? Pin
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