LastActivityView – View the latest computer activity in Windows operating system

LastActivityView is a tool for Windows operating system that collects information from various sources on a running system, and displays a log of actions made by the user and events occurred on this computer.

The activity displayed by LastActivityView includes: Running .exe file, Opening open/save dialog-box, Opening file/folder from Explorer or other software, software installation, system shutdown/start, application or system crash, network connection/disconnection and more…

You can easily export this information into csv/tab-delimited/xml/html file or copy it to the clipboard and then paste into Excel or other software.

Download LastActivityView

Filename: lastactivityview.zip | Version 1.35

System Requirements

This utility works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows 2000 and up to Windows 10. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported.

Known Limitations

This tool gathers information from various sources, including the Registry, the events log of Windows, the Prefetch folder of Windows (C:\windows\Prefetch), the MiniDump folder of Windows (C:\Windows\Minidump), and more…

The accuracy and the availability of the information displayed by LastActivityView might be different from one system to another. For example, if the user or a software makes changes in the Registry, the action time displayed by LastActivityView might be wrong, because it’s based on the modified time of some Registry keys.

Also, for every type of action/event, there is some limitation according to the way that the information is saved in the system. For example, the ‘Select file in open/save dialog-box’ action is limited for one action of every file extension, so if the user opened 2 .doc files with the open/save dialog-box, only the last one will be displayed.

Start Using LastActivityView

  • LastActivityView doesn’t require any installation process or additional dll files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file – LastActivityView.exe
  • After you run LastActivityView, it scans your computer and displays all actions and events found on your system.
  • You can select one or more items and then save them into xml/html/csv/tab-delimited file (Ctrl+S) or copy them to the clipboard (Ctrl+C), and then paste the data to Excel or other software.

Actions/Events List

The following actions and events are currently supported by LastActivityView:

  • Run .EXE file: .EXE file run directly by the user, or by another software/service running in the background.
  • Select file in open/save dialog-box: The user selected the specified filename from the standard Save/Open dialog-box of Windows.
  • Open file or folder: The user opened the specified filename from Windows Explorer or from another software.
  • View Folder in Explorer: The user viewed the specified folder in Windows Explorer.
  • Software Installation: The specified software has been installed or updated.
  • System Started: The computer has been started.
  • System Shutdown: The system has been shut down, directly by the user, or by a software that initiated a reboot.
  • Sleep: The computer has been placed into sleep mode.
  • Resumed from sleep: The computer has been resumed from sleep mode.
  • Network Connected: Network connected, after previously disconnected.
  • Network Disconnected: Network has been disconnected
  • Software Crash: The specified software has been crashed.
  • Software stopped responding (hang): The specified software stopped responding.
  • Blue Screen: Blue screen event has been occurred on the system.
  • User Logon: The user logged on to the system.
  • User Logoff: The user logged off from the system. This even might caused by a software that initiated a reboot.
  • Restore Point Created: Restore point has been created by Windows operating system.
  • Windows Installer Started
  • Windows Installer Ended
  • Wireless Network Connected: Windows connected to a wireless network, the connection information is displayed in the ‘More Information’ column.
  • Wireless Network Disconnected: Windows disconnected from a wireless network, the connection information is displayed in the ‘More Information’ column.

If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to nirsofer@yahoo.com

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