ErikLaurence wrote:What do you need to do?
Well I have an idea that can benefit the members here or whoever uses this but I need help on the Windows end of it. I have a simple workaround that will work but I would prefer it was done right. I guess the complexity depends on how far someone is willing to take it. It could possibly be a very complex task if someone wanted to take it up... or I could just use a workaround but not quite as effective.
In a nutshell I'm using a "poor mans" version of anti theft device for computer. My home page is set to a specific page on my server which logs the IP and a timestamp and is then redirected to another page. If someone steals my computer and fails to reformat the drive or examine the browser settings before launching it they are done because I have will have captured the IP which I can then turn over to authorities.
It's not 100% and would certainly be better if it was hidden "spyware" type deal which is what I want someone else to write. But even a process that is not hidden would be better than what I have now, I want to make it so as soon as the computer connects to the internet it will silently connect to the address on my server. I'll take care of all the server side things.