2 Methods To Find out if Someone Is Secretly using your PC

2 Methods To Find out if Someone Is Secretly using your PC

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I will show you 2 methods to find out if someone is secretly using your PC

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#1 of 2 Methods

Using Windows Event Viewer

👉Step 1: Go to Start and Run or press consecutively both Windows Keys+R. If you are running the latest version later than XP, you have to type the following in a smart search present in the start menu.

1) Open Run Dialogue

Run Dialogue Box

👉Step 2: In the search box, type ‘eventvwr.msc‘ and press Enter.

2) Event Viewer

Event Viewer

👉Step 3: The Event Viewer Screen will come up, but if you are using Windows Vista and UAC pops up, you must choose Continue.

👉Step 4: Open the System Log, i.e., a log that keeps the record of currently used data with dates and times. By this data, you can easily find out when your computer was last accessed.

#2 of 2 methods

Using Logon Auditing Policy On Windows 10

If you are using Windows 10 computer, then you can enable the Audit logon event polity to find out if someone is using your computer. Well, the features come built-in with Windows 10 operating system, and you need to enable it.

👉Step 1. First of all, press Windows Key + R on your keyboard, which will open up the RUN command box. There you need to type in gpedit.msc  and then click on ‘Ok.’

👉Step 2. It will open the Local Group Policy Editor. There you need to browse to the Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Audit Policy.

👉Step 3. On the right-hand side, double-click on the ‘Audit Logon’ events policy.

👉Step 4 In the next step, you need to enable the Success and Failure options and then click on Apply and then ‘OK.’

1) Gpedit.msc (Local Group Policy Editor)

Local Group Policy Editor

How To Find Out Who Logged In?

After configuring the Audit Logon Events, you can now use the feature to see who is accessing your computer and what already happened. For that, follow the simple steps listed below.

👉 Step 1.  First of all, open your Start Menu and then search the Event Viewer. Open the first result and then browse to the following patch Event Viewer > Windows Logs > Security.

👉 Step 2. Now you need to find and double-click on the even with the ID number 4624. This ID number indicates a successful sign-in event.

Event Id 4624

Event Id 4624

👉 Step 3. Now from there, you can find out all the details about the login. You can get the account name, Logon ID and much more

Event Properties – Event 4624, Microsoft Windows Security Auditing

Event Id Auditing


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Using these 2 methods you can find out who is secretly using your PC.

Thanks,

Kumar Bhanushali

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