Is there software that monitors PC usage?

By marinkvasina
Jun 17, 2011
Post New Reply
  1. Is there a software that monitors like when someone has turned on the pc and was using to for xxx hours and such?
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,476   +292

    There probably is. But you could also figure it out by looking at the Event Viewer in the Admin Tools control panel.
  3. marinkvasina

    marinkvasina TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 259   +9

    Tnx didn't know this, but if someone know a software please link it.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,346   +300

    the Eventvwr.msc has all the logon/logoff info in the Security Log but you need Admin Privs to even view that data. The Event Log Explorer can be installed and set to always use the Admin account and make access much easier.

    You find the Logon event and then the corresponding Logoff event.
    You do the math to get user session time.

    I would assume you to put the data into a spread sheet and get Excel to do that for you.
  5. mike1959

    mike1959 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,043   +15

  6. skipper86

    skipper86 Newcomer, in training Posts: 19

  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,476   +292

    Thats nifty, may have to get that just for fun.
  8. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,046   +37

    Boztech VENM if you are willing to pay the price. This software can do anything remotely (almost)
    AIDA64 will track boot times, also there is a remote capabilities with one of their versions... again if you are willing to pay the price.

    Otherwise, just open up the Task Manager and click on processes and then View at the top, then Select Columns... and check CPU Time. This will give you how long the computer has been up if you look at the right process... this may not work in Windows 7 or Vista. So good for XP, I do know that.
  9. Neil010

    Neil010 Newcomer, in training Posts: 57

    Why don't you just use Task Manager?
  10. WinXPert

    WinXPert TechSpot Booster Posts: 527



Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.