You might be knowing about the Windows Firewall i.e an inbuilt Windows function or the software that helps to decide whether which things should come in and go out of your computer through your internet connection. And here you will be learning how to use it as an internet activity tracker.
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]indows Firewall keeps up the log of all those activities and hence keep up the charge of every related task but it is not configured in such a way that it gives out that data to the users which they can utilize. If you can set up the Firewall in such a way that it gives out the log of all the connection detailing then it is possible that internet activities can be easily tracked to much extent. But the case is that setting up the Firewall log for that isn’t very simple and you will have to go through many complicated processes, in this article we have cut down that processes to the simplest one’s and therefore you can apply it easily and then track up the internet activities. Just read the article to know about the method how you can set up the Window Firewall in such a way that it can be used to track up the
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How to Track Internet Activity for free Using Windows Firewall Log
The method is quite easy and you just need to follow some of the simple steps discussed below to proceed.
Steps To Track Internet Activity for free Using Windows Firewall Log:
1.First of all, Open the Control Panel on your Windows and then Click on the “Windows Defender” option from there. If you are in the list view of the Control Panel then you can go to that option by Clicking on the “System and Security” and then on the “Windows Firewall“. Now after reaching up to the Windows Firewall panel Click “Advance Settings” placed on the left bar.
2. Now to access the Log settings select the “Windows Firewall with Advance Security on Local Computer” option placed on the left box. After that Click on the properties from the bar on the right side. Make sure that you are going right as at this point you may get confused a bit because there are several tabs of exact definitions but carries different data.
3. You can see up the “Logging” option for all that tabs that you see but from these tabs, you will have to access the one particular on which you are working. For example:
Domain Profile: This is profile which you need to access if you are working on the connection that is Wifi network where the domain name is given by the Domain controller. You may not need to access this profile likely as it is not usually used in home networks.
Private Profile: This is the profile that you will require to access if you are working on any private network connection.
Public Profile: This is the profile that you will require to access if you are working on any private network connection. Depending on the type of the connection, you have just selected up the Log option for that tab only.
4. Now the time comes where you will; have to start the Logging process, to do that follow up the below steps:
#Just set up both of the drops down menus to “Yes” and then come out of the Panel by clicking the OK button.
5. After the above step is completed, the computer will start reading up the whole firewall activities, to view it on your device. Just go to the Advance Settings window, Click “Monitoring” option on the left and then under the “Logging Settings” Click the link by the File name. This file is the Log file and hence it will open on the device’s screen.
Just analyze this log file to find out some great information about the internet activities. This log file isn’t written in simple flowing text sentences but in complicated data version so you will have to learn to read the log file so as to get up the tracked data for the internet activities.
This was the way through which you can easily and most simply translate the Windows Firewall in such a way that the log from it can be used to track up the internet activities done through that particular Windows. Just get up the whole method and idea from the above article and then apply it to get up your Internet activities been tracked by the Windows Firewall. Go and try it on your own now!