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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by chicoboss, Apr 9, 2009.

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  1. chicoboss

    chicoboss Thread Starter

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    is there a way to see all events that have been taken on my pc. Sometimes i leave my pc on and i forget to log off. and i think there is someone getting in and spying. i want to see what did they open and stuff like that.

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. PK-her0

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    look for third part app that does this...
     
  3. chicoboss

    chicoboss Thread Starter

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    well thank you.. i though maybe there was a xp appliaction or maybe a dos command where you can see these :p hahahah thnx niw
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Have you checked the Event Viewer? They should all be there. Use the "filter" function to remove the types you don't want so the list will be much shorter.

    PS. There hasn't been any DOS in Windows since Windows ME, or almost 10 years. I think you meant "command line" or "console command".
     
  5. chicoboss

    chicoboss Thread Starter

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    yes true true..that's what i ment.. lol what a noob! thnx for the help
     
  6. Elvandil

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    There are a large number of alternative readers for the Event Viewer if you want to try some other formats to make it easier to read. But if you get good using the built-in filters, the real viewer is pretty easy, too.

    Orion has an entire EventGnosis line of products that will centralize events from all the machines on a network. It has a free reader that works well for standalone machines.

    Do a search for "event readers" and you'll find a lot of reading and monitoring software, most for pay.

    This is a free alternative:

    My Event Viewer
     
  7. Blackmirror

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    set a screensaver
    i have mine to come on after 5 mins
    keep the kids off it

    right click properties and screen saver tab
     
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