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

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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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Questiondoes it work on windows 7? Pin
Justin039-Apr-12 21:32
memberJustin039-Apr-12 21:32 
AnswerRe: does it work on windows 7? Pin
cyber_flash10-Apr-12 11:10
membercyber_flash10-Apr-12 11:10 
GeneralIE Spy online in Real Time! [modified] Pin
cyber_flash20-Aug-09 6:23
membercyber_flash20-Aug-09 6:23 
GeneralNew Download Url [modified] Pin
cyber_flash27-Apr-09 17:35
membercyber_flash27-Apr-09 17:35 
GeneralRe: New Download Url Pin
Randy Price19-Aug-09 8:22
memberRandy Price19-Aug-09 8:22 
GeneralRe: New Download Url Pin
cyber_flash19-Aug-09 17:59
membercyber_flash19-Aug-09 17:59 
GeneralGood script but a problem... Pin
andrea77714-Apr-09 22:24
memberandrea77714-Apr-09 22:24 
GeneralRe: Good script but a problem... Pin
kwood326-Aug-09 7:51
memberkwood326-Aug-09 7:51 
GeneralDownload FireFox/IE scripts for Windows XP/VISTA! Pin
cyber_flash12-Oct-07 18:59
membercyber_flash12-Oct-07 18:59 
GeneralPermission denied errors Pin
Eggibba6-Sep-07 11:39
memberEggibba6-Sep-07 11:39 
GeneralRe: Permission denied errors Pin
cyber_flash12-Oct-07 19:07
membercyber_flash12-Oct-07 19:07 
Generalprinting pages count Pin
ThangaDharma6-Oct-05 8:25
memberThangaDharma6-Oct-05 8:25 
Generalsmall problem Pin
Tibor Blazko26-Jul-05 0:47
memberTibor Blazko26-Jul-05 0:47 
Generalnonavhistory Pin
sal2125-Jul-05 23:59
membersal2125-Jul-05 23:59 
GeneralGood Script. Thanks Pin
Gautam Jain23-Jul-05 1:03
memberGautam Jain23-Jul-05 1:03 
GeneralRe: Good Script. Thanks Pin
cyber_flash23-Jul-05 2:23
membercyber_flash23-Jul-05 2:23 
General1/20/2005 Pin
Jianping Yan23-Jan-05 10:04
memberJianping Yan23-Jan-05 10:04 
GeneralRe: 1/20/2005 Pin
cyber_flash23-Jan-05 15:24
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GeneralRe: 1/20/2005 Pin
Jianping Yan23-Jan-05 15:46
memberJianping Yan23-Jan-05 15:46 
GeneralRe: 1/20/2005 Pin
cyber_flash24-Jan-05 3:22
membercyber_flash24-Jan-05 3:22 
GeneralFixed! 1/20/2005 Pin
cyber_flash9-Aug-05 15:18
membercyber_flash9-Aug-05 15:18 
GeneralExcellent Script ! Pin
Dusty202021-Jan-05 6:17
memberDusty202021-Jan-05 6:17 
GeneralRe: Excellent Script ! Pin
cyber_flash21-Jan-05 9:03
membercyber_flash21-Jan-05 9:03 
GeneralRe: Excellent Script ! Pin
Dusty202021-Jan-05 10:01
memberDusty202021-Jan-05 10:01 
Thanks for the script Blush | :O ) I have to do some playing around, get the script to access the network share and copy my updated file over. We use a combo of Win98 and XP machines so I have to do the following. No real need to use a user variable and text file because this is done at every logon regardless of the user.

IF %os%=="Windows_NT" then goto xp

attrib -r c:\windows\hosts
copy \\servername\share\hosts c:\windows /Y
attrib +r c:\windows\hosts
goto end

attrib -r c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
copy \\servername\share\hosts c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc /Y
attrib +r c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
goto end


GeneralDangerous ... Pin
goodmast3r13-Jan-05 22:20
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