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Windows 7: Looking for a "network access sentry" program

01 Jul 2010   #1
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 
Looking for a "network access sentry" program

I'd like to find a prog that would inform me when someone accesses or copies data on my computer from the LAN or WAN. Like a popup window that says "Computer X on your network is accessing files on your hard drive".

Exists in reality or dreamland?


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01 Jul 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
I'd like to find a prog that would inform me when someone accesses or copies data on my computer from the LAN or WAN. Like a popup window that says "Computer X on your network is accessing files on your hard drive".

Exists in reality or dreamland?

Um, software firewall? will tell you whenever, and prevent them unless you allow it
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02 Jul 2010   #3
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

What firewall software do you recommend that will do that?
Does it report activity visually and in real time, or just as a log?

XP has a monitoring graphic in it's network window, but it only counts packets coming in and going out. I saw that someone is working on an emulation of that for W7, but neither does what I was curious about.

There are so many add-ons and programs out there that do everything but brush your teeth. I'm just trolling to see if anyone knows of something like this, preferably a nice little freeware prog that works in the background like Speedfan.
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02 Jul 2010   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

See if Network Magic is what you're looking for .... trial:
|MG| Network Magic Basic 5.5.9195 Download

It does let you know if another computer has connected to your network.
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02 Jul 2010   #5
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Thanks Jacee, I'll check that out.
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