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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
MindGems Folder size

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by vodomar on 12. November 2012 - 21:58  (102215)

Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/mbar/

by mark.n (not verified) on 13. November 2012 - 11:34  (102243)

is this a good programme havent tried it

by ako on 12. November 2012 - 23:12  (102217)

I added it, very interesting :)

by Trainkarr (not verified) on 10. November 2012 - 14:45  (102119)

Bad link: The windows sysinternals link takes you to a random page in a sysinternals forum, not a download site.

by ako on 10. November 2012 - 18:55  (102129)

Thanks! Removed.

by AnonymousD27 (not verified) on 5. November 2012 - 17:03  (101918)

I have noticed that PCtools has retired Pctools Firewall Plus and also threatfire now, It must be due to being owned by symantec. I'm using MSE as its simple and effective and I don't and haven't ever had any issues with it so no need to switch. My question is now that threatfire isn't available I was wondering what I could add or run along side MSE to replace Threatfire. I'm thinking about Immunet but I'm not sure if I do should I leave the ClamAV off and use it or should I use all engines provided by Immunet and adjust the exclusion list so they play nice. If there is something else that might run well with MSE I'm just interested in hearing a recommendation.

by Ako (the) (not verified) on 6. November 2012 - 6:07  (101938)

I use LUA, Sandboxie and Prevx free as a backup solution. See, the end of this list.

by dji (not verified) on 4. November 2012 - 14:55  (101875)

Crystal Security is not malware.
All this in Virus Total (4) are false positive.

by ako (the) (not verified) on 4. November 2012 - 16:35  (101881)

Thanks. That seems to be the case http://www.crystalsecurity.uk.to/index.html . But unfortunately I cannot edit the list (and who knows when the problem is corrected).

by vodomar on 4. November 2012 - 22:43  (101891)

CS removed from prisoners thx

by Paxmilitaris on 2. November 2012 - 19:12  (101761)

Sygate download does not work

by ako on 2. November 2012 - 23:38  (101770)

Thanks! Corrected.

by vodomar on 10. October 2012 - 11:13  (100577)

A white paper: Windows 8′s Security Features

http://blog.eset.com/2012/10/09/windows-8s-security-features

by vodomar on 10. October 2012 - 11:13  (100576)

Kingsoft Internet Security Software Integrates Avira Anti-Malware Engine

http://www.avira.com/en/press-details/nid/691/news/kingsoft-integrates-a...

by Kyle_Katarn on 6. October 2012 - 16:40  (100379)

SUMo has a portable version too (icon is missing :-)

http://www.kcsoftwares.com/?download ("Zip" icon)

by ako (the) (not verified) on 6. October 2012 - 19:26  (100387)

Thanks!

by vodomar on 4. October 2012 - 20:58  (100293)

Cookeyah - BETA
A password manager that you can access using your voice

http://cookeyah.com/

by vodomar on 4. October 2012 - 19:01  (100282)
by ako (the) (not verified) on 6. October 2012 - 19:27  (100388)

Vau! Very interesting pictures/videos/picturevideos/??

You seem to be interested in photographing?

by vodomar.off (not verified) on 7. October 2012 - 17:29  (100438)

not particularly.I'm more into new ways and perspectives :D

by vodomar on 2. October 2012 - 20:23  (100135)
by ako (the) (not verified) on 4. October 2012 - 9:29  (100240)

Any experience anyone?

by Anupam on 4. October 2012 - 9:55  (100243)

Don't think we should be considering this before the final release, because according to its page, it will go commercial once its out of beta.

by vodomar on 4. October 2012 - 11:56  (100245)

software has a good rating here
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2410274,00.asp

if it becomes trialware, we always have a symbol $ :D

by Anupam on 4. October 2012 - 12:09  (100247)

Many commercial software have a good rating. Ours being a freeware site, I think we should avoid such software. Anyways, it's a Best FREE Security List :D

by vodomar on 4. October 2012 - 13:14  (100254)

of course, but this software is more like an exception
"...Other users may want to hold off until the final release of this unusual approach to exploit protection." (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2410274,00.asp)
This list should be open to innovation, even when it is paid :) (e.g. s.10.3 and 10.4)

by Anupam on 4. October 2012 - 13:22  (100257)

Many such software can be made an exception. I think it would be better to ask in the Team Forum about its inclusion here.

Many times we have avoided such software, because they were free in beta, but turned commercial when their final version was released.

by vodomar on 4. October 2012 - 13:42  (100259)

Ako should decide about s.9,9.I think that this is a new kind of security software and currently there is no free alternative :)

by Anupam on 4. October 2012 - 14:06  (100262)

OK :). Let's see what MC has to say on this :).

by MidnightCowboy on 4. October 2012 - 14:55  (100269)

IMO discuss on an individual basis in the team forum. :)

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