How To Discover who's been Using Your Windows PC.

Discover who’s been using your PC.

Most of us don’t mind someone using our PC if they ask nicely, but doing so without permission is another matter – what if they download malware, fiddle with your settings or nose through your private folders? 
If you suspect someone has logged into your PC behind your back, press the Windows key+R, type eventvwr, and press Enter to launch Event Viewer



Open the Windows Logs list on the left and click the Security log to see the times and dates of all logins and logoffs on your PC, along with the reboots and shutdowns, so you can spot any unauthorized activity. 




You should also check the Application tab to see when specific programs were run. Don’t be alarmed by any errors or warnings you see in Event Viewer logs – these are common in Windows and don’t mean there’s anything wrong with your PC. Indeed, phone scammers are known to use scary-looking Event Viewer errors to fool their victims. 



To ensure you don’t miss any future intrusions, try the following Registry tweak. Press the Windows key+R, type Regedit to open the Registry Editor and navigate to: 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Right-click it, choose New, DWORD Value and name the value DisplayLastLogonInfo. Double-click it and change its value data to ‘1’



Now, when you log into Windows, you’ll see details of the last time you signed in to your account and any failed attempts to gain access to your PC.

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