Take the 2-minute tour ×
Information Security Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for Information security professionals. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Is there a program that can tell me which files have been transferred from my computer thru the web?

So if I have virus on my computer that transfer files I will know about it according to the files list that have been transferred.

share|improve this question
    
No, by the time a virus is running on your machine its probably too late. –  Rook Dec 29 '12 at 15:43
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 1 down vote accepted

Depending on what you want exactly, you can use an IDS, like Snort, to record and alert based on certain criteria. Wireshark or tcpdump can also be used with filters to log file transfers.

share|improve this answer
    
Any file-stealing virus worth it's salt would use an encrypted channel to transfer files. You could assume, based on the amount of data being uploaded, that a file is being transferred, but will likely be no way to know which file, from the network side. You could monitor and track file access locally, but if your machine is compromised with a virus, they likely would hide any forensic evidence. –  Don Simon Dec 28 '12 at 17:19
1  
@DonSimon True, but most malware is lowest-common-denominator, rather than "worth its salt". –  Polynomial Dec 28 '12 at 17:50
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.