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I have a simple question, I have a computer at home, and I'm thinking someone from the family is doing things to it while I'm asleep (playing games, downloading stuff).

Now usually, I won't mind, but since it's done at 3am+ it seems suspicious.

Can I have a log of what happened on my own PC? i.e.

"Opened application xyz.exe" @ datetime
"Opened website """ @ datetime


Is there a program to do it?
I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

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Operating system? – Bob Apr 12 '12 at 7:40
@Bob: Added, my bad :P – Madara Uchiha Apr 12 '12 at 7:41
" I'm thinking someone from the family is doing things to it while I'm asleep" Password protect all the user accounts, don't give them the passwords, log off all account before bedtime, or shut down the PC. – Moab Apr 12 '12 at 15:21
Things is, it's is kinda the family's PC. I just want to know what's so damn interesting at 3AM that justifies going inside my room when I'm asleep and using it. (Nothing malicious, just curious) – Madara Uchiha Apr 12 '12 at 15:47
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You can also try a time monitoring program, like Manictime (which I personally use in its free edition) or others.

They will usually log all activity, which programs and websites are used, when, and for how long. Some of them can be hidden also, if you don't want an icon in the systray.

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Ohhh that's exactly what I was looking for! Thanks! – Madara Uchiha Apr 12 '12 at 10:16

To stop your mother playing games on your PC at 3 a.m. use Parental Control

After you've turned on Parental Controls for your child's parent's standard user account, you can adjust any of the following individual settings that you want to control:

Time limits. You can set time limits to control when children parents are allowed to log on to the computer. Time limits prevent children parents from logging on during the specified hours. You can set different logon hours for every day of the week. If they're logged on when their allotted time ends, they'll be automatically logged off.

In the Family summary window, click Edit settings for the user account or accounts for which you want to customize settings. You will then be able to:

  • Set the desired level of web filtering to determine what types of sites can be accessed.
  • Review the websites your child mother has visited, games played, and time spent on the computer.
  • Manage your child's mother's contacts in Windows Live Hotmail, Messenger, and Spaces
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+1 for the parental control for controlling the parents XD – Madara Uchiha Apr 12 '12 at 9:18

Right click on my computer/computer and then from the list you will see favourites desktop recent places click on recent places it will list on the recent folders and files opened in your pc to see the date and time of all activities right click anywhere on the blank space on recent places, go to view and select details

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This only gives me directories, it doesn't give me what programs they've opened. – Madara Uchiha Apr 12 '12 at 8:19

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