Thursday, March 20, 2014

Know If Someone Logged In MY Computer While I'm away - Create Your Own Computer Spy



recently I received an email from a friend who was curious that when he went to his office people actually logged in into his computer with his password. Since he can't change the password because some family are not comfortable with it.
All he want is to trace down the number of times and users logged in to his computer.
Some people also might wanna know that how many times there computer got boot up or how many users actually logged in the system while they are away.
There are so many software available on internet claiming to monitor the activities of the computer, however all they require is Internet, huge hard disk space or some more penny which is obviously not comfortable with Geeks like us.
So here I come up with a temporary and simple solution for this. I'll explain it later in the article, if required as its quite simple. Just follow the Steps:
Open Notepad. Copy the below script:
echo. >> logs.txt     
TIME /T >> logs.txt
DATE /T >> logs.txt
echo %USERNAME% >> logs.txt
Save it as spy.bat
Now simply copy this file to the Startup folder which is most probably located at:  start menu > Accessories and scroll down to get it. (if by simply copying this file wont work with you, then you probably need to copy the file in All Startup folder.) Alternatively, you can also create a shortcut to your file in Startup folder.
That's it. Now whenever your PC will reboot, the provided script will execute and create a logs.txt file with appropriate TIME,DATA and USERNAME who's responsible for the LOG IN. :)
Simple enough.
As this method is not much good for those users who wants to get the exact identity of the user OR want an image of the user. May be in the future I'll come up with something like that too. Till then it can be used as a good alternative.

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