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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 vodomar on 30. May 2013 - 5:43  (108143)

AV-TEST Mar/Apr 2013: 26 home users and 9 corporate AV products tested on Windows XP

http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/windows-xp/marapr-2013/

by vodomar on 27. May 2013 - 6:40  (108059)

Seriously? USA to legalize rootkits, spyware, ransomware and trojans to combat piracy?

http://blog.emsisoft.com/2013/05/27/seriously-usa-to-legalize-rootkits-s...

by vodomar on 24. May 2013 - 15:52  (108015)

Symantec quietly retires PC Tools security product lines

http://www.virusbtn.com/blog/2013/05_24.xml

by MidnightCowboy on 24. May 2013 - 23:39  (108017)

Just like they did with Sygate. What a company. The true Borgs of the security software universe. :) MC - Site Manager.

by vodomar on 18. May 2013 - 10:21  (107830)

Is your Twitter password secure?

http://www.ismytwitterpasswordsecure.com/

by vodomar on 1. May 2013 - 12:10  (107407)

After Checking Your Bank Account, Remember To Log Out, Close The Web Browser, And Throw Your Computer Into The Ocean

http://www.theonion.com/articles/after-checking-your-bank-account-rememb...

by Home User on 23. April 2013 - 10:00  (107284)

Dear ako,

-My 1st suggestion is:

*Junkware Removal Tool*

A security utility that searches for and removes common Adware, Toolbars, and Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs).

http://thisisudax.org/

-My 2nd suggestion is:

*GE Geek's Tech Toolkit*

[Moderator's note: Link to direct download of file removed. Not allowed. Please read the rules.]

by ako on 23. April 2013 - 14:56  (107295)

Thanks! :-)

by vodomar on 22. April 2013 - 17:43  (107259)

Repair Disk for KB2823324 and KB2782476 (KB2840165)
(only 7 x32)

To help customers who are experiencing difficulties restarting their systems after installation of security update 2823324, Microsoft is making available a bootable media ISO image through the Microsoft Download Center (DLC)

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38435

by Home User on 21. April 2013 - 11:08  (107236)

My first suggestion is:

gegeek.com

which is -THE- List.

My second suggestion is:

lists.thedatalist.com/index.html

which is awesome, too.

by ako on 21. April 2013 - 17:34  (107241)

Reasonable lists indeed ;)

by mrfingerz on 19. April 2013 - 7:57  (107184)
by ako on 19. April 2013 - 12:28  (107196)

Thanks! See 14.29

by ChoiceVoice on 19. April 2013 - 6:49  (107180)

Missing one under:

10. Sandboxing / Virtualization

would like to see Spyshelter (has a restricted mode you can assign programs like browsers etc to run in. it can remove write access).

by ako on 19. April 2013 - 7:21  (107181)

Thanks!

it is under 7.5

It is sometimes difficult to categorize - the product may have simultaneously various elements. They say it is mainly a keylogger:

"SpyShelter is an antikeylogger which can protect you against attacks that happen even when you do ordinary computer tasks like: typing into your computer, getting screenshots, opening files, and visiting sites. The SpyShelter monitors vulnerable and weak spots in your computer system to ensure that even the most sophisticated keyloggers are shut down even before these can launch a single dangerous attack against your computer. It ensures that sensitive data you enter and store on your computer will not get stolen by criminals for their own use."

by vodomar on 16. April 2013 - 19:32  (107144)

How to protect your computer against dangerous Java Applets
(Microsoft Malware Protection Center)

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2013/04/16/how-to-protect-your-c...

by cinnamon toast ... on 16. April 2013 - 6:01  (107132)

cinnamon toast crunch is back..and long live emsisoft anti-malware. this product was not even listed before i gave my review in the old days here. just goes to show that even the basic little guy can make a difference. been useing emsisoft since it was asquared and i love it. if you get a chance use the emergency tool kit they have its portable.. just download, then delete if you want..nothing installs..i love there stuff.. long live gizmos and its userbase of regular everyday people.. wow i love this place!!! dont change please.

by vodomar on 11. April 2013 - 6:13  (106982)

Microsoft Windows Weak Demand Drives Worst PC Decline on Record

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-10/pc-shipments-shrink-14-in-first...

by vodomar on 8. April 2013 - 8:47  (106894)

Checklist To Prepare Yourself In Advance of a DDoS Attack

http://blog.whitehatsec.com/checklist-to-prepare-yourself-in-advance-of-...

by vodomar on 6. April 2013 - 18:02  (106858)

AV-TEST releases first Windows 8 anti-virus comparisons

http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/windows-8/janfeb-2013/

by vodomar on 27. March 2013 - 23:11  (106585)

Global internet slows after 'biggest attack in history'
(bbc)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21954636
.
.
.
When spammers go to war: Behind the Spamhaus DDoS
(arstechnica)

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/03/when-spammers-go-to-war-behind-t...

by twn on 10. March 2013 - 2:13  (106085)

"This site is a gallery of web tools, that tell you what exactly personal identity data may be leaked without any permissions when you surf the Internet."

https://www.browserleaks.com/

by vodomar on 11. March 2013 - 16:42  (106139)

thx added in s.23.17 :)

by vodomar on 2. March 2013 - 23:26  (105901)

VPN Services That Take Your Anonymity Seriously, 2013 Edition

http://torrentfreak.com/vpn-services-that-take-your-anonymity-seriously-...

by vodomar on 1. March 2013 - 9:35  (105859)
by vodomar on 26. February 2013 - 22:54  (105785)

facebook:
How Graph Search Works for Young People

https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-safety/how-graph-search-works-fo...

by vodomar on 26. February 2013 - 18:07  (105776)

Stuxnet 0.5: How It Evolved (Symantec)

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/stuxnet-05-how-it-evolved

Stuxnet 0.5: The Missing Link

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/stuxnet-05-missing-link

Stuxnet Missing Link Found, Resolves Some Mysteries Around the Cyberweapon

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/02/new-stuxnet-variant-found/

by vodomar on 26. February 2013 - 8:51  (105763)

'Copyright Alert System' rolls out to catch illegal downloaders

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57571237-83/copyright-alert-system-roll...

by vodomar on 26. February 2013 - 7:50  (105761)

Barcelona: The best of Mobile World Congress 2013
(The Verge)

http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/24/4025074/the-best-of-mwc-2013

by vodomar on 25. February 2013 - 7:30  (105731)

HitmanPro.Alert BETA

http://www.surfright.nl/en/alert

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