I'm an admin on a Windows 8.1 computer and I want to know if I can see what another user is doing on Tor. Would I just use Microsoft Family Safety? I know that the government can spy on Tor, but can I see what other users are doing? I am either a parent or manager of a small company. Or both. Either way I need to see what my kids and/or employees are doing.

Note: I already asked this on Super User, but then I found a site specific to Tor. Please don't blame me for being redundant.

  • If you think you need this kind of surveillance, maybe your actual problem is not fixable by technical means, but rather by conversation and understanding.
    – Jobiwan
    Jul 1, 2015 at 16:08
  • Parent or company owner, the recommendation is the same: Don't let them install Tor. It's designed specifically to defend against what you're doing.
    – Lizbeth
    Jul 1, 2015 at 19:37
  • Installl a keylogger and or screenlogger.
    – balki
    Jul 8, 2015 at 21:44

2 Answers 2


You can tell that they use Tor, but not what they do on Tor. Not from sniffing the network alone.

If you own the machines they use, you could install software on it that tells you what they do, regardless of Tor. This is not something I would recommend you do without telling your kids/employees!

At the end of the day, Tor was designed against you.

  • What software would that be?
    – Leo Wilson
    Jul 2, 2015 at 17:19
  • I couldn't say.
    – Jobiwan
    Jul 2, 2015 at 21:30
  • Thanks anyway. I'll go block the torproject.org and delete the application.
    – Leo Wilson
    Jul 6, 2015 at 18:06

Yes you can see your user using Tor but you can't figure out what sites they visit.

  • Aren't you not supposed to restate what someone just said on Stack Exchange?
    – Leo Wilson
    Jul 2, 2015 at 17:25
  • @LeoWilson this was the 1st answer
    – Jobiwan
    Jul 8, 2015 at 15:39

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