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Auto Auditing Software?

Discussion in 'Software' started by Mr.Cheeks, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    When im at work (whilst connected to the domain), everything seems to be running at a decent speed on my laptop, but when i log off, and log in locally, it seems to slow down somewhat...

    i posted a hijack this log on another forum, and they said everything is ok, but there are some business programs on there, i checked the processes against another site, and every process was fine, nothing dodgy there...

    this popped up in a convo with my mate, and he suggested that there is a tracking software embedded within the OS... i of course, said that's total boll0cks, how can you do something like that, and he gave an explanation, but it went way over my head, whether its true or not.... i just dont know...

    So what you guys think?

    Q: can a tracking software be built into the OS?

    Q: Is there an explanation for the slowness (other than paranormal)?

    XP Pro SP2 1gbRAM 1.6GHz Tos Tecra M2

    Cheers
     
  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Freddy's never around when you need him......
     
  3. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    now saying that, i mean details are not being sent to MS, but to the servers at work...
     
  4. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    We run some tracking software for auditing the pc's. It just sits in the background but doesn't monitor what you're doing. It doesn't care whether you are logged in locally either
     
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  5. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    would it show in process?
     
  6. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    NOt sure mate. I'll have a look on the machines and let you know.
     
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  7. hbroomhall

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    It does on ours. Not sure what is being tracked, but it doesn't seem very invasive.

    It is Centennial, and the process that appears in the process list is cagent32.exe

    Harry.
     
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  8. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    thats whats running on my one... so any idea's what might be tracked? :rolleyes:
     
  9. AJ

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    Looks like the same as ours, software/hardware inventory Centennial
     
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  10. Nelix
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    Oh......Centennial.

    I used this auditing tool in my last job, infact this was the bulk of my role. Centennial carries out full software and hardware audits, it will tell you every little thing that is no a machine, We used it to look for JPEGS and MP3's on the network, one guy had about 30 GB of each!! :eek:

    Depending on when the audit is scheduled to run, it has been known to slow a machine down as it gathers information, particularly if alot has changed. We had a user that called up everyday just after 12 to say that his machine had virtually ground to a halt, we discovered that when the audit ran at 12:00 (Lunch time) it slowed the machine right down, we reinstalled the client software and this resolved the problem.
     
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  11. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Thanks for that guys - might look into this...
     

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