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Service "Windows Desktop Security"

by Silent_Thunder2 / July 17, 2008 2:17 AM PDT

I have a feeling that the Tech guy at my company has been "spying" on me while i am on the internet. I cannot figure how he does it and it has been aggravating me. I look in the services and i find a service called "Windows Desktop Security". I know for a fact that this service doesnt come with Windows XP out of the box. Can someone please tell me what it is and what it does? Thanks!!

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Two things
by Jimmy Greystone / July 17, 2008 3:35 AM PDT

Two things:

#1: Have you tried Google?

#2: It's a WORK system, so in pretty much every western world country, it's perfectly legal for them to "spy" on you. In just about every respect besides legal, it's a completely idiotic thing to do, but how many years has it been since logic, reason, and respect for your employees went on holiday in the corporate world?

Basic rule of thumb: ALWAYS assume that EVERYTHING you do on a work computer is being monitored. So don't do anything that you wouldn't want your boss finding out about.

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Why not ask the Tech Guy?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 17, 2008 4:29 AM PDT

If he is the one responsible for the security of your workstation as well as its maintenance and upkeep, then he is the one to ask.

You may also want to check your Company's policy on use of workstations for personal reasons, privacy, and unauthorised use of company equipment.

Sorry, but other than that we can't help here. It's between you and your employers. For that reason I am locking this thread.


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