Probably the Best Free Security List in the World

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15. System monitoring

15.1. Versatile monitoring and maintenance tool:
System Nucleus
QuickMon
Marxio Timer
Windows Inspection Tool Set

15.2. System monitoring and diagnostic:
System Explorer
System info for Windows (SIW)
What's Running
Change Analysis Diagnostic tool
EVEREST Home Edition
Fresh Diagnose
System Spec
Multimon
Hijack Hunter
System Monitor II
PowerGUI
SystemReport
RegistryReport
SimpleSysInfo
SYS Informer
Sys Information
Karen's Computer Profiler
Xyvos System Explorer
System Information Tool
SystemInfo
SysFile 
Son of Snoop on Steroids
WMI-Explorer
Kiwi System Info
BgInfo 

15.3. Hardware monitoring and diagnostics:
LookInMyPC
PC Wizard
HWMonitor
Sisoft Sandra lite
HWiNFO/32/64 Tools
SpeedFan
Speccy
CPU-Z
SF Diagnostic Tool
WinAudit
System Information Viewer - SIV
Novabench
Crystalmark
Hardware Freak
MiTeC System Information X 
Quick Performance Monitor 
Auslogics BenchTown
SharpSpecs
thilmera7

15.4. Hardware, network and software inventory:
Lansweeper
Spiceworks

15.5. Process/startup/etc scanners:
Autoruns
Process Explorer
DTaskManager
Glint
Process Hacker
OTL
Silent runners
Remote Process Viewer
Eusing Utilities
Startup control panel
WinPatrolToGo
Startup Guard
Autostart Explorer
Ez-PC-fix
Atool
Security Autorun
Starter
Startup Manager
Bill2's Process Manager
Ainvo Startup Manager
Auslogics Task Manager
Oolauncher
WhatInStartup
ProcessEye System Utilities
Task ForceQuit Pro
Startup Delayer
TaskManager.xls  
System Tray Cleaner
DDS
Free Startup Manager 
Puran Startup Manager
Task Manager DeLuxe (TMX)
SterJo Task Manager
My Startup Delayer
SterJo Startup Patrol
Chameleon Task Manager Lite
Tizer
Kiwi application monitor
Listsp
Anvir task manager
StartupEye
StartupMonitor
Startup Sentinel 
Registry Alert

15.6. Process/startup/etc scanners with analyzing help:
ESET SysInspector
OSAM Autorun manager
RSIT
Sreng
HijackThis (help)
OLTPE
Emsisoft HiJackFree
FreeFixer
Hijack Hunter
Run Scanner
Runalyzer
Autorun Angel
x-ray PC
Soluto
StartUpLite
TaskPatrol
Startup Inspector
Quick Startup

15.7. Services:
Smart
Advanced Win Service Manager
ServicesSuite
Windows Service Monitor
Service Trigger Editor  
Puran Service Manager  
Tweaking.com - svchost.exe Lookup Tool

15.8. Device & driver analyzing:
ServiWin
Pserv.cpl
DevManView
DriverView
Device Remover
GhostBuster review 
How to Make a List of the Installed Drivers on a PC

15.9.Monitor DLLs:
RegDllView
InjectedDLL
Static Import Finder
Svchost Process Analyzer
FileMap by BB

15.10. Realtime process monitoring:
Process monitor
ProcessActivityView
SpyMeTools
Top Process Monitor
Fileinspect Sidebar Gadget
Moo0 System Monitor

15.11. File/Folder(hard disk activity) monitoring:
Tiny Watcher
Glint
Directory Monitor
Watch 4 Folder
TheFolderSpy
File Watcher Utilities
What's my computer doing?
FileChecker
AFICK
SysTracer
DiskPulse
Moo0 File Monitor
FolderChangesView
NT Filemonitor
Spy-The-Spy
HDD-Profiler 
FingerPrint
Notify 
MoniDIR
Track Folder Changes 
Windows Explorer Tracker
LastActivityView
Recent Files Scanner
Check5
unhide
Free Folder Monitor
Phrozen Windows File Monitor 
Monitor with win7 group policy

15.12. Monitor registry and file changes:
RegShot (Unicode )
TrackWinstall
SpyMeTools
RegFromApp
Windows System State Analyzer
WhatChanged  
InstallSpy
SystemSherlock
RegMerge  
DiffView

15.13. Searching files and processes:
file.net
SystemLookup
File Research Center
Process Library
Bit9 FileAdvisor
SANS Institute: Hash Database
ViCheck
Team Cymru
Emsisoft: Is This File Safe?    
Kaspersky Application Advisor

15.14. File Type Inspector:
TrID / TRIDNet
MediaInfo

15.15. Monitor hard disk/SSD:
CrystalDiskInfo
HD Tune
HDDScan
PassMark DiskCheckup
Acronis Drive Monitor
DiskAlarm
Disk Alignment Test
EASIS Drive Check
SSD Life
Macrorit Disk Scanner 
HDDExpert 

15.16. Monitor memory:
Memory usage analysis: RAMMap
MKN MemoryMonitor
PerfView (also for CPU)
RAMExpert 

15.17.Monitor CPU:
Process Lasso  
Process Tamer

15.18. Monitor video card and  GPU:
GPU-Z
GPU Caps Viewer
RivaTuner
GPU Shark

15.19. Monitor USB activity:
USBDeview
USBLogView
IntelliAdmin USB History Viever 

15.20. Group Policy settings:
How to See Which Group Policies are Applied to Your PC and User Account
Group Policy Settings Reference

15.21. Event/Log Viewers:
Microsoft: Event Viewer
EventLog Inspector
MyEventViewer
Windows Event Log Viewer
EventSentry Light 
SnakeTail
ALV - Advanced Log Viewer
Event Log Explorer

15.22. Checksum calculation:
Hashtab
MultiHasher
FileVerifier++
HashMyFiles
Checksum Verify
IgorWare Hasher
HashSlash
HashGenerator
ExactFile
MD5 & SHA-1 Checksum Utility
Hashcalc
Karen's Hasher
md5deep and hashdeep
checksum
File Checksum Tool
Marxio File Checksum Verifier
Febooti Hash & CRC
Moo0 Hash Code
Quick Checksum Verifier
VSCryptoHash (Calculator of Cryptographic Hash)
QuickiHash
Md5summer
Download Hash Verifier
SDHash
Microsoft File Checksum Integrity Verifier
SFV.net 
Hash'em all!
Hacker 10:How cryptographic hashing functions work

15.23. Search utility:
UltraSearch
Everything
Copernic Desktop Search
Wise JetSearch
Locate32
Agent Ransack
DocFetcher
neoSearch
LAN Search Pro
InSight Desktop Search
Mo-Search
Ultra File Search
Miner Mole
VX Search
Quick Search
FileSearchEX
SearchMyFiles
Effective File Search
SwiftSearch 
MasterSeeker 
Mastering Windows Search using Advanced Query Syntax   
RegScanner
AstroGrep 
FileSearchy
grepWin

15.24. Computer forensic tools: 
Forensic Toolkit
Memoryze Audit Viewer
Mandiant Redline
OSForensics
Disk Investigator
DEFT Linux
CAINE
SIFT Workstation
analyzeMFT
Windows File Analyzer 
TCHunt 
Encrypted Disk Detector
Fedora Security Lab 
Collection of free forensic tools : 1  2

15.25. Integrity checking:
System File Checker tool (sfc /scannow)   more
SFCList
Integrity Checker
Rizone File Checker

15.26. Digital certificates:
How To Check System Files For Digital Signatures
kSign
Hacker 10:How to obtain a digital certificate for free
abylon SELFCERT

15.27. Monitor errors:
Monitor debug output: DebugView
Debugger for Windows: WinDbg
WinCrashReport
WhatIsHang
Windows Journal Parser

15.28. Resource editor:
Resource Hacker
Dependency Walker
ResEdit

15.29. Manage drives:
Drive Manager
USB Manager
FCorp Drive-Thru

15.30. Monitor computer usage:
Blackbox Express review
Spyrix Personal Monitor
Spyrix Free Keylogger

15.31. Test system stability:
Heavyload
System Stability Tester
StressMyPC 
Video Memory stress Test
Prime95
OCCT
GS Data Generator
CPU heater
FurMark

15.32. Other:
Monitor kernel object activity: ObjMon
Handle Tracer
RequestTrace
RecentFilesView
ShellBagsView
Process Notifier
cFosBark
ProcessThreadsView
API Monitor
WinAPIOverride32
FileInfo
How to Manage Super-Hidden Windows System Files
Hyperball
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by Home User on 5. April 2014 - 13:22  (115518)

*Using SysInternals Tools Like a Pro*

[http://www.howtogeek.com/school/sysinternals-pro/]

for '22.16' Windows Sysinternals...?

by ako on 3. April 2014 - 21:26  (115474)

We have a new co-editor: MrBrian. Let's welcome him!

And of course we still have the long time hard worker J_L as another one :-)

by Home User on 8. February 2014 - 11:06  (114318)

For "13.10. Change DNS-settings easily:"

- ChrisPC DNS Switch -
[Link removed - this cannot be considered because the site has a poor WOT (Web Of Trust) rating]

Can you check it, please?

Thank you in advance!

by ako on 11. February 2014 - 20:00  (114411)

Thanks! It seems to me that this is ok.

Ako

http://dns-switch.chris-pc.com/

by Home User on 12. February 2014 - 17:41  (114429)

Yes, ako, it is O.K.

Two (2) other sites recommended it, too!

"ghacks" and "addictivetips":

[http://www.ghacks.net/2014/02/12/dns-switch-change-dns-servers-click-button/]

[http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/quickly-switch-between-over-30-popular-dns-servers-from-windows-system-tray/]

by biggerabalone on 24. January 2014 - 19:16  (113964)

12.7. Protection against flash embedded on web pages:

spywareblaster has flash blocker (ie) though i have never turned it on in settings.

http://www.brightfort.com/downloads.html

12.9. More safe downloading:

fireclam plugin for firefox uses clamav to scan downloads.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/fireclam/

"Use ClamAV to scan Firefox downloads for viruses. Every download will automatically be scanned in the background. An alert message is shown if a virus is found.
Works on Linux, MacOS X (requires ClamAV) and Windows (requires ClamWin)."

by J_L on 25. January 2014 - 1:22  (113966)

Thanks. SpywareBlaster fits better in its current place though. Fireclam I'll add next to Clamwin.

by biggerabalone on 24. January 2014 - 19:06  (113963)

link broken:

under: 12.2. Anti-phishing/malware browser plugins:

Norton Safeweb Lite (FF,IE)

by J_L on 25. January 2014 - 1:20  (113965)

Thanks.

by mkg_just4u on 10. January 2014 - 23:56  (113519)

It seems that the index "21. System Rescue" is newly added. I am very glad to see it. It is very helpful and useful. If you wish you can add more related links from http://pcsupport.about.com/ and specially from http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/u/fix_a_computer_problem.htm .....thanks

by ako on 11. January 2014 - 10:31  (113528)

Thanks!

by stefan555 on 8. January 2014 - 14:59  (113478)

Three data backup programs not yet on the list:

Ace Backup http://www.acebackup.com/
Iperius Backup Free, (x32/x64) http://www.iperiusbackup.com/index.aspx
Nero BackItUp Free, (x32/x64), on x64 OS it runs in x32 emulation mode http://www.nero.com/eng/products/nero-backitup/whats-new.php

by ako on 9. January 2014 - 21:07  (113500)

Thanks!

by mkg_just4u on 21. December 2013 - 0:53  (113083)

I think herdProtect should be listed under "Online Scanners". Because, it clearly states in its website that "herdProtect is a second line of defense malware scanning platform powered by 68 anti-malware engines in the cloud". So, please analyze and decide if it would be appropriate to do so. Thanks...

by J_L on 21. December 2013 - 6:05  (113089)

I think Multi-AV Scanners fit better just like for HitmanPro.

by mkg_just4u on 23. December 2013 - 23:39  (113148)

I did not mean to remove it from Multi-AV Scanners. I just suggested to keep it also in Online Scanners. It qualifies for both list. More technically, it should be kept under new heading something like "Multi-AV Online Scanner" or "Online Multi-AV Scanner", etc. as you wish...thanks

by J_L on 23. December 2013 - 23:53  (113149)

You'll have to ask ako about duplicate entries, but we've never done those and simply chose whichever fits best. I think it's to save space, work, and confusion (especially when modifying).

As for the new heading, I don't think there are enough products and need to justify that. It's not as if herdProtect doesn't fit anywhere on the list.

by mkg_just4u on 15. December 2013 - 0:41  (112950)

It almost seems that this page is Windows only security list. There are also large number of users of other operating systems like Mac OS, Linux, Android, iOS, etc. These operating systems also require security. So, I would like to suggest to create security list index for these operating systems as well. I already know that there are several links in your website that focus on the mentioned operating systems as well. But, I am suggesting to keep all of them under one page and regularly updated. I mean, this page can be made an all in one security list page. In this way, all device and OS users would be able to get right security guideline under one page. And, on the other hand, the number of readers of this page may also increase.
However, it depends on you, whether you consider my opinion or not. But, being a fan of this site, it is my responsibility to suggest for its improvement. Please, take a while to decide. Rest is in your hand.....Thanks !!!

by ako on 15. December 2013 - 19:07  (112961)

Good idea, but this requires specialists in those areas. I myself know something on Windows, but nothing on Mac OS, iOS, Linux or Anroid.

How about you?

by mkg_just4u on 15. December 2013 - 23:32  (112966)

I too have not so much knowledge in those areas. It was just my suggestion. But, some one expert in that field can do that. At least for now, contents from the following pages can be copied-

http://www.techsupportalert.com/long-list-nid.htm/5157
http://www.techsupportalert.com/long-list-nid.htm/2149
http://www.techsupportalert.com/long-list-nid.htm/2912
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-iphone-apps.htm
http://www.techsupportalert.com/long-list-nid.htm/3250

And, other resources from the web may also be helpful.

It can be maintained and updated with help of the concerned admins of those pages. And, the programs should be tabulated with separate columns for different OS in each index of this page. I hope it could be implemented very soon. Thanks !!!

by ako on 16. December 2013 - 8:29  (112970)

Could you please start this discussion on our forum? There yuo would see if our admins are interested :-)

by mkg_just4u on 28. November 2013 - 1:10  (112583)

I think "F-Secure Key" (http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/home_global/key) should be added in "Privacy" page index under "Password management", please have a look over it, thanks...

by J_L on 28. November 2013 - 4:47  (112588)

I should be thanking you instead, added. :)

by mkg_just4u on 23. November 2013 - 8:05  (112473)

Please add "Panda USB Vaccine" in "USB protection" under "System hardening-HIPS" AND "Bitdefender USB Immunizer" in "USB-autorun disabling" under "System hardening".....thanks

by ako on 24. November 2013 - 11:56  (112505)

To my eye they are in right places. Can you explain?

by J_L on 24. November 2013 - 5:35  (112500)

Any reasons for specifically those? Cause I don't really see why.

by mkg_just4u on 22. November 2013 - 23:44  (112467)

Please, have a look over "Ubuntu Privacy Remix" (www.privacy-cd.org) and "Fedora Security Lab" (spins.fedoraproject.org/security). Give them suitable places in this page....thanks

by J_L on 23. November 2013 - 4:05  (112469)

Thanks, although I'm not sure how suitable those places I've chosen are. You may recommend somewhere else for correction.

by ako on 16. November 2013 - 10:47  (112263)

by Shelduck on 16. November 2013 - 1:24 (112256)
LSN Password Safe and KeePass are the password-managers that I use and I particularly like their anti-keylogging features.
I just had to point out that the link given here for LSN Password Safe [link to non English site removed as per policy] has not been valid for some time. It is obvious that it has been discontinued, but it can still be downloaded from Softpedia
--------

Corrected!

by mkg_just4u on 15. November 2013 - 0:33  (112235)

I have used Panda Cloud Cleaner. It detects and removes the infections as well. But, in the online scanner list, there shows a red circle mark that means, it is detection tool only. Please, have a review and look again and remove the red circle mark. Thanks....

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