Given the number of processes that run quietly in the background, it is understandable why some users have a hard time keeping track of what is being written, deleted or modified on their computers. Monitoring file activity is not only useful for safeguarding from potential viruses, but it can also let you know what others have modified in your files, in the event you are sharing your PC with other users.
EaseFilter File Protector
is a small application that enables you to monitor and control all file activity on file system level and makes sure no operation occurs without your authorization.
In spite of the fact that it does not come with a very appealing interface, the GUI is appropriate for an application in this category. The idea behind the program is to provide you with a clean and organized environment where you can keep an eye out for any events that happened on your computer, the time and date they occurred and the user who accessed the file.
The other parameters that you can monitor via the console include process name and ID, ThreadID, I/O request, file name, size and attributes, last write time, the return status and a description of the I/O request. In other words, there would be no doubt about who deleted or renamed a file, in case you are confronting yourself with this situation.
It is worth mentioning that the utility allows you to define the types of operations and request you want it to watch. Consequentially, you can rest assured that you can set the app to display what you are interested in and avoid browsing through obsolete information in the console.
The application enables you to add and edit filter rules that allow certain operations from being carried out, such as modifying a database that you have been working on for quite some time, for instance. In addition, you can configure the app to prevent certain processes from being terminated, exclude the ones that you do not want to manage and display only certain file events, like deletion, creation, change or renaming, for example.
if you are sharing your computer with other users and you want to make sure that they are unable to create, delete, edit or move your files without your consent, then EaseFilter File Protector might come in handy.