Systinternals Process Monitor Utilization

Posted on 2012-09-04
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Last Modified: 2012-09-05

Using sysinternals process monitor is there a way to filter the log records so when a process e.g. 'asdf.exe' accesses a specific folder or file it captures just that data.

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Question by:Zack
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netballi earned 600 total points
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Below link explains how to use the sysinternals process monitor the area you should be looking is how to set filters.

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CSI-Windows_com earned 1040 total points
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First, you should be aware that procmon does not do *capture* filters - filters that capture only certain data.

It always captures all records and then allows *display* filters - you can configure a display filter before starting capture, but it is still only filtering what displays on the screen - the maximum data is still being captured as can be verified by the increasing record count in the lower left of the screen.

You will want to create a filter as follows:

Column = Path
Relation = Contains
Value = <path or subpath you wish to monitor>
Action = Include

One secret to procmon filters is that filter records that act on the same Column are ORed together and records that act on different columns are ANDed.

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Thanks you for your help.

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