Can you find out if someone else has been on your PC, has connected an external USB drive to it, and copied data from it to the drive? Tools like USBDeview tell you which USB devices have been connected in the past. The program even tells you when a device has been connected to a particular PC (local and remote are supported) the last time. But it ends there. You cannot see how many times a drive has been connected and for how long.
USBLogView has been designed to fill the gap. The new portable software monitors plug-in and unplug events of external USB devices for as long as it runs on the system.
Plug and unplug events are recorded along with other information about each particular event. This includes the date and time the event took place, the device name, description and type of device.
The program furthermore highlights drive letters, serial numbers and other information about each external USB device that got connected or disconnected while the application was running in the background.
If you run the program all the time you get a detailed list of all connections to the PC the software is running on. It needs to be noted that this is not a 100% safe way of finding out. Users with access to the PC could close the program and restart it to avoid detection. They would however need to either look for monitoring software or know that it is running to do so.
USBLogView comes with the usual options Nir Sofer adds to his software programs. It is possible to export connection data, create a HTML report, print data or copy and paste it directly.
The software is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Interested users can download it from the developer website.
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