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by tonina8r / October 2, 2006 11:08 PM PDT

So I've got a problem...
To get around my net nanny I've been holding down Cmd+S while starting up and using that account to get around my net nanny. The other night, I checked for updates on Software Update and I accidentally downloaded them all. Now it will look to my Dad the next time he checks for updates (whic he always does) I have been screwing with the system and will get mad at me.
Here are the updates that I downloaded and installed;

ITUNES 7.0.1

Now what I want to know is if there is any way to get rid of the evidence that I updated these programs from Software Update of the ones that needed an admin password and I want to know how to "roll" these versions back to their prior ones like you can do on Windows. Can someone help me? Please!

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Oh what a tangled web we weave
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 3, 2006 2:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Software Updates

when first we practise to deceive.

You have been asking for ways around NetNanny for some time now. Now you have found one, it has come back to bite you in the butt! Logging on as Single User is a very dangerous thing to do. It gives you complete Root access without the need for any passwords and with your limited knowledge of Unix, you are a menace to the system.

Of course it will look like you have been screwing with the system, because you have.

While there may be a way to remove all the updates and go back to the previous versions, it is time consuming and you probably will not have time to complete all the necessary moves before Dad logs on.

Maybe your Dad needs to get a handle on Open Firmware passwords or just lock the machine in closet, you obviously can't be trusted with it.

Just my 10c


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Take it on the chin
by squirri / October 6, 2006 1:51 AM PDT

If my kids tried something like that they know they'll be locked out for whatever period I deemed to be appropriate.

Your father put that software on there for a reason and as you are obviously aware that it *is* there and still bypassed it then you deserve whatever sanctions he chooses to put in place. After all, it's probably his machine..

Of you hve a legitimate reason to access a site that is being blocked can I make what may be a novel suggestion?

Why don't you ask him to unblock it?

This episode may land you in it with your parents. If you carry on this way, you could end up getting fired)or worse) in later life

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