Are there any programs that you would recommend that monitor access to your computer from the network? Windows XP Professional My "monitor" I mean log system access from he network. What folders and files are accessed, if any changes are made, etc...
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PA File Sight can log file and folder access. You'd want to be sure and add your user account and possibly a few system processes to the Ignore list so they don't get logged. Generally it's for server auditing, but it works on XP too.
If your problem is really "How do I stop people from accessing my file shares when they have no business doing so", the answer is really "Change the password, then give it only to the people who have any business accessing your shares". Or maybe the problem is that there is no password, in which case you need to set that up.
I also think that you can set up user accounts for file shares. Instead of one password for everyone, it's far more secure to create accounts with different passwords for each user. That way, when someone gives the password to someone they shouldn't, you'll know who it is that's handing out passwords.
This question probably belongs on superuser.com. Also, since this isn't a chatty kind of site, it's better to include as much information as possible when you first ask your question. State the problem in detail, so that people don't need to extract necessary details through lengthy back-and-forth troubleshooting.
I like using
tail -f |grep ssh myself.
Or the SSH daemon's log.
Define "monitor" and "access to your computer", and "computer" and "operating system" please.
IBM ISS (Site protector) - IDS sensor and also Proventia server, both are very good and can not only tell who logged in but also lots of information, like any changes and at the same time it can monitor application and network vulnerabilities and attacks
Instead of re-inventing the wheel, just go into your Local Security Settings control panel and enable Local Audit Policies.