Find Out Who Used Your PC

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In our world today, where more and more powerful computer programs are being created to access our computers remotely, maintaining the protection of your PC has now become a difficult task. Hackers appear to be one step ahead of a typical system user(s), even those who are following the most effective security practices. However, securing your PC is crucial to protecting your privacy, reducing the danger of fraud, and preventing hackers from absorbing your PC.

The best PC security practices require you to adopt a multi-pronged approach. They involve protecting your sensitive data by preventing, detecting, and responding to attacks. A reliable protection system requires understanding of your system, the OS being utilized in it, and additional knowledge of network systems. However, today we are going to show you how you can check if someone has used your system; follow the instructions below:-

Image Source: Screenshot - An image of Windows Start menu
Image Source: Screenshot – An image of Windows Start menu

1 ) Click on the Start button and type in Run if it is Windows 7 or later. If it is Windows XP or any of the early editions, please press the Windows Key + R

 

Image Source: Screenshot - A Run window on display
Image Source: Screenshot – A Run window on display

2 ) After the Run window opens, type EVENTVWR.MSC and press OK or the ENTER key on your keyboard.

 

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Image Source: Screenshot – Event Viewer window on Windows 7

3 ) The Event Viewer window should pop up (if you are using Windows Vista or later, press okay for UVC pop up and press CONTINUE.)

 

Image Source: Screenshot - Altered view of the Event Viewer windows
Image Source: Screenshot – Altered view of the Event Viewer windows

4 ) Once the window opens, there is going to be three folders. Custom Views, Windows Logs & Applications and Service Logs. You need to click on Windows Logs, which will open further sub-menus; from there, click on System.

 

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Image Source: Screenshot – Altered image of the Event Viewer with red marking of the logs

5 ) The blurred section in the above image is the log where all the activity is monitored i.e. when your system was last accessed, when the internet was used, what programs were used, and so on & so forth. By reading it through, you are able to use the data to determine when your system was last used.


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6 COMMENTS

  1. Ok this is strange,I search on google and I found this: “is a cookie thing what help the gouverment to track you and see anything from your PC”.
    Is right what I found?

    Log Name: System
    Source: Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Client
    Date: 6/28/2015 9:47:48 PM
    Event ID: 1014
    Task Category: None
    Level: Warning
    Keywords:
    User: NETWORK SERVICE
    Computer: Ionut-PC
    Description:
    Name resolution for the name secure-us.imrworldwide.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.
    Event Xml:

    1014
    0
    3
    0
    0
    0x4000000000000000

    19990

    System
    Ionut-PC

    secure-us.imrworldwide.com
    16
    02000035C0A801010000000000000000

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