If you ever get asked to fix the PC of a friend or colleague which has been having problems, the first thing you need to ascertain is what the friend or colleague has been doing on the PC recently. Equally, if you allow someone to use your computer, you might also monitor what they did with it.
Windows keeps all information about recent usage in it’s logs. However the issue is that these files are few and far between when spread across various log files within the system, so it can take a while to pull all the monitored information together.
This new application is called Last Activity View, which brings together the information in a single list. You can see what program was run, and when, and more information too. It’s a great tool for anyone who supports PCs or who is merely interested in monitoring what the current user is up to.
Last Activity View is a free download of less than half a megabyte. And according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust, it’s clean too. Head here for the download.
The best thing about this tool is that it is free!