Advice 1: How to see what programs are run

In the process of operation of the computer, you may need to know what programs are run, and track user actions in your absence. The reasons can be many – the desire to know how busy your child is, the need for production control over the actions of employees.
How to see what programs are run
You will need
  • A computer running the Windows operating system
One of the ways that does not require any additional configuration – using information from the Prefetch file located in the Windows system folder. Open any file Manager Windows folder, which is located most often on the C drive. Locate and open the folder Prefetch. This folder stores files with the extension *.pf. File is created by the operating system at the time of the last run of any application. When you restart the program the old file is overwritten and new one is created. The file name contains the name of the executable file to run the program. In order to see the startup time of the program, click "View" on the toolbar and select "table".
But keep in mind that you can only learn about the last run of the application. For more complete information, you must configure the "Local security settings". Click the "start" button, select "control Panel – administrative tools, and then double-click Local security policy.
To change the element "Audit Policy" click in the console tree the node "Local policies". Go to the item "audit Policy. In the details pane, which is located in the right part of the window, select the entry "Audit process tracking". This security setting determines whether to track and record successful or unsuccessful attempts to launch applications. The default value of "No auditing". Double-click this entry.
In the dialog box "Properties", set the switch to "Success" on the tab "local security Setting". Confirm the changes by pressing the OK button.
Now selecting from context menu My computer - Manage - event Viewer, and opening the Security log in the right part of the window, you can control all running processes on your computer.

Advice 2: How to know which files were opened

In life there are situations that require special attention, and even a trivial check. And if there is suspicion of unauthorized access to the personal computer - it is better to be able to check them. To know what files were opened in Your absence, is very simple.
How to know which files were opened
You will need
  • Access the selected user account or admin rights on the PC
Information must be protected. This must be taken care of in advance. If your computer have access to a few people, do not be lazy to create for himself a separate account with a strong password. But if you still suspect that the computer looked to someone else - should be able to test and track. To know what files were open the last simply.
The easiest way to know which files were opened under the force of each. Click "start" in the right column in the default settings, all items are displayed, opened in the computer for the last few days. If this section is missing - set the display. To do this go to control panel, click "Design screen" in the subsection "task Bar and start menu", then "customize start menu". In the opened window click the tab "start Menu" and place a tick in the checkbox "Store and display recently opened items".
Another way to see which files are open on your computer - sort them by date modified. To do this, go to menu "My computer" and make advanced search options: 'Search - Set parameters - Sort by date modified" and then select the desired day. After processing, the screen will display a list of all the files and folders that have been opened for a specified period of time.
It must be remembered that in this case, you will only see filesthat were opened and then re-saved. If, for example, the attacker simply copied the information to external media, search did not show.
The search results will display only those files that were opened in the required period of time.
Useful advice
Take care of the security of information - keep a separate account with a strong password.
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