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  1. new2apple3018 macrumors newbie

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    I had a warning from safari stating that adult content and illegal web pages had been viewed from my computer. Through some reasearch I have found that there was A LOT of sights visited. I also have learned about private browser and how it works. However, is there ANY way to view information about the sights that were visited such as dates and times???

    THANK YOU!:confused:
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    My money is that it was a pop-up.

    Check your History and cookies.
     
  3. janey macrumors 603

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    How would safari know what was adult content or illegal?
     
  4. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a

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    In Safari, the History menu should have a record of the most recently visited sites, unless it has been cleared.

    Edit: As others have said, as far as I know there is no way for Safari to actually determine this and it was most likely a pop-up.
     
  5. new2apple3018 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    is it possible that they could have been viewed through the private browsing option?
     
  6. janey macrumors 603

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    Again, Safari has no way of determining what sites were illegal or contained adult material.

    Is there some reason why you are trying to determine when such pages, if at all, were viewed? If I remember correctly, Safari doesn't really store much about visited pages other than the day they were visited.
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    In private browsing your browsing history, cache, and cookies are deleted.

    It was a POP-UP. I'm sure my Mac needs to be virus scanned and have its hard drive defragged as well. I get tons of these Windows pop ups too.
     
  8. new2apple3018 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am concered about it because we have had a babysitter here with my kids. I wanted to check dates and times to see if it happened to be at the time of the sitter.
     
  9. janey macrumors 603

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    Sorry, the most you'll see is what day and which sites were visited. That's if they weren't deleted already, or if the person didn't use private browsing.

    Other than that, I might suggest looking at cookies that might have been left over, but they're not exactly reliable indicators of anything except that you got the cookie from that site.
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I wouldn't trust the cookies too much. Ad cookies have a nasty habit of littering a clean browsing history with URLs to sites you never really visited.
     
  11. new2apple3018 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry I am new... how do I do that on a MAC?? I have an imac?

    Thank you for all of your help
     
  12. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Safari -> Preferences -> Security -> Show Cookies

    History -> View All History
     
  13. janey macrumors 603

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    Okay, maybe I should have left it at:

    Either way, the OP is officially out of luck if they're planning on getting dates and such, so..
     
  14. Tommy Tallarico macrumors member

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    It just seems to me like this guy is suspicious of something and made up that initial post story to con people into giving him advice on how to view web history.
     
  15. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You haven't seen how many people have fallen for pop ups. :rolleyes:
     
  16. new2apple3018 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you! I was able to find that. Now it did not have the dates is there anyway to acess those or am i out of luck?
     
  17. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The History should be sorted by date by default.
     
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