SimpleActivityLogger

SimpleActivityLogger

Overview

SimpleActivityLogger is a Windows service that records the following events to the Windows Event Log:

  • System Startup & Shutdown
  • Power events (suspend, hibernate, resume)
  • User Logon & Logoff
  • User presence
  • Console Lock & Unlock
  • Screen Saver start & stop
  • Monitor Power on & off
  • Fast User Switch

There is also a small GUI application that allows the user to view the event log and append user events to it.

SimpleActivityLogger is most useful for people who need to track their computer usage during the course of a day, perhaps for billing / timesheet purposes.

It is also useful for tracking the usage of a shared computer. However, it is not a covert ‘spy’ program and makes no attempt to disguise itself.

 

Security

SimpleActivityLogger is not a snooping program. It is not intended to hide, or spy on a user, or to be in any way covert. If you’re looking for a program to secretly spy on users then look elsewhere.

Events are logged to the Windows Event Log, under a custom channel called ‘Activity Log’. Any user with sufficient privileges can view this log, and also delete its entries.

Logging is achieved using a Windows Service called ‘SimpleActivityLogger’. If you stop or disable this service, then logging will be disabled.

No other information is logged other than that which is explicitly declared in the documentation. Also, for the avoidance of any doubt, SimpleActivityLogger does not have a keylogger.

 

Compatibility

SimpleActivityLogger is compatible with Windows Vista onwards, and Windows Server 2008 onwards.

It has been explicitly tested with various versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10, including both 32-bit and 64-bit variants in the case of Win7 and Win10.

You will require local administrator privileges to install SimpleActivityLogger but thereafter it will work fine with Standard (a.k.a. Limited) User accounts.

SimpleActivityLogger is compiled as a 32-bit application for maximum compatibility.

 

Download

The current version is v3.0.0

Alternatively, click here to download from from CNET Download.com (NOTE: May not be the latest version)

To see the release notes, click here.
For the change history, and to download older versions, click here .

 

Documentation

You can view the documentation online here.