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I have a computer in my office connected to .Net server of the work place. Plus the whole internet in the place also needed to be accessed by a valid user account. They use a technology called sophos ( Either personaldevice to use wifi or the place's computer.

My questions are: what exactly can they see? Do they see my computer as if the watch a TV or it is only text records of what I do? Do they also record websites I enter from personal devices? What can I do to avoid monitoring ? Knowing that no vpn app or proxy site is working

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Sophos will show what applications are installed/actively running on your computer, who is logged in, and a history of sites visited. Generally your computer can't be viewed live unless someone takes remote control, and you would know if that happened, you'll either be logged off, or receive a notification. What you type isn't being recorded. It's very unlikely that you're just being "watched", speaking as someone who has spent a long time in I.T., we generally only setup filters to stop people on corporate networks from viewing porn, beyond that we couldn't care less what people are looking at :P Usually the concern is more focused on mitigating viruses from entering the network, which is really what sophos excels at, it's not really a great "spy" tool, if you will.

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what exactly can they see? Do they see my computer as if the watch a TV or it is only text records of what I do?

The simple answer is: it's their PC, they can see, read, hear, trace, log, record, audit and modify anything and everything in any way they want. Whether they actually do that is something only they know. (And whether that is legal depends on your jurisdiction. In many jurisdictions, an employee has little privacy when using work devices or work networks.)

Do they also record websites I enter from personal devices?

As to your phone: they can't see anything on your phone (unless you installed some additional remote management software), but they can see all network traffic. Again, it's their network, they can do, see, read, log, monitor, audit, and record anything and everything.

Again, whether they actually do that, only they know.

What can I do to avoid monitoring ?

Don't use company property (devices or networks) for private stuff.

  • That is slightly contradictory to DivXZero answer. Are you sure they can see read and open the files you are opening? – Omar113 Nov 20 '17 at 17:31
  • They own the PC. They can do, read, see, install, run, log, record, modify, hear, and trace anything they want. – Jörg W Mittag Nov 20 '17 at 23:34

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