ADinf32 3.03 released

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  1. FanJ

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    Very much to my surprise a new version of ADinf32 has been released recently (and the website has been redesigned too).

    In case you want to read more about it, here is my overview from over 4 years ago:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=72131

    Although I do consider it in some way as a security app, I post it here in the Software Forum section because LWM gave the link to that thread here in:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=53972

    The site:
    http://www.adinf.com/en/

    News about version 3.03:
    http://www.adinf.com/en/download/

    Yes, I am aware about what Vesselin Bontchev wrote years ago ;)

    Unfortunately I will not have the time to upgrade to the new version for about a week :doubt:
     
  2. SKA

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    Dear FanJ

    Thanks for this news !

    BTW, may I ask what you mean by :
    <Yes, I am aware about what Vesselin Bontchev wrote years ago>

    Was he appreciative or critical of ADINF32 ?

    As a longtime ADINF user , I appreciate your kind replies/ hints.

    SKA
     
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    Thanks for the post FanJ, having another look.

    Vesselin Bontchev - Attacks Against Integrity Programs And How To Prevent Them
     
  4. SKA

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    Meriadoc - thanks for your hint (googled it).

    SKA
     
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    Interesting program. Does it work if you don't have any AV on board?
     
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    Yes, it does. However, it is most beautifully superbly excellent when it works in concert with Dr. Web.

    Having said that, I must add that I now useTiny Watcher as my integrity checker. AdInf is far more granular, but Tiny Watcher is... umm... tinier (and faster).
     
  8. Peter2150

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    Well I gave it a whirl, and during the scan it told me I had a disk problem. Ran chkdsk and no problem. Oh well
     
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    Did you try chkdsk c: /f /r (/r for checking readability) ?
     
  10. Peter2150

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    Yes, I did. Thanks Merle
     
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    You are using Vista and the error occurs when calculating CRC ? I have the same problem on my Vista system since ... 5 minutes ago...
     
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    No using XP, and I went back an redid chkdsk. Took forever. Not a single error.
     
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    Agree.
     
  14. MerleOne

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    Could you try just analyzing your hdd with 1/ HDTune in fast mode 2/Perform an analysis with Windows Disk Defragmenter. Maybe 2 before 1, since I don't think hdtune will spot anything.

    Also, you could try using CDCheck to scan all your files with another tool, just to be sure.
     
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    It works for all partitions except system partition at least for vista 64.
     
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    CDCheck, indicates it's strictly for removeable media. HDtune results were just about where expected. Quick error scan showed no error's.

    Can't even find Windows Disk Defragger. Default, is set to Ultimate Defrag. I also use Perfect Disk for offline defrag, and if the disk has problems it balks. No issues there.
     
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    CDChecks works perfectly fine with files/folders on a HDD and even on a network drive. I am referring to this software :
    http://www.kvipu.com/CDCheck/

    For Windows Disk Defrag, there might be a command line, but you can always remove UD as being the default defragmenter, then go in to Management Console, Start/Programs/Accessories/SystemTools/Disk Defragmenter should launch the windows defragmenter.
     
  18. Peter2150

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    Ran CDCheck and no surprise. It listed as errors all the files that were in use. Also couldn't access the FDISR folders. Other then that no errors.

    Windows Defragger showed the disk didn't need defragging. No surprise there.
     
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    There is a last check to do, but I am not sure it is worth it : boot from a bartCD or equivalent, then you can access all of your files on your system disk and possibly run tools like CDCheck.

    An intermediate solution would be to boot into safe mode.

    Anyway, the possibility you have a damaged filesystem should be around 0.
     
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    Hi Merle

    I actually booted from a bartpe disk and ran chkdsk c: /f/r that way. I think the possiblity of a damaged file system at this point is pretty much 0. Like I said running PerfectDisk's boot defrag, will pretty much find error's also as it won't run.

    Pete
     
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    It is a bug I am pretty sure. I uninstalled it I have no use for a slow tool that can´t surveil the system partition.
     
  22. Peter2150

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    I suspect your right. Interesting tool, but not worth more time for my use.
     
  23. FanJ

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    Hi,

    First of all: Sorry that I haven't posted earlier, I didn't have the time. And in the coming days I will also not have the time to upgrade.

    Only quickly for now a few notes:

    If I remember me well, I am using ADinf32 Pro for about some 7 years; first at W98SE, now on XP home SP3). (I do also use NISFileCheck (not exactly a secret here at Wilders ;))). Each time after I have run ADinf32, I do check it's logfile (that is time-consuming but it is well worth the time spended). I do save each of it's logfiles (just like I do with regard to NISFileCheck).
    ADinf32 can be set up to run at each restart (but I don't use it that way (that is my own choice)). You can also set it up to keep track of changes during a certain amount of time. It's options are far more than I posted in my review years ago.

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    SKA:
    Thanks !

    Meriadoc:
    Thanks for posting the name of Vesselin's article !

    PROROOTECT:
    See note above (it can be set up to run at each restart).

    Peter2150:
    Most definitely it can be used when you don't have an AV installed.
    You can set it up to let your AV check the changes, but you don't have to use that option (once again: it is your choice).

    bellgamin:
    Thanks ! (I also do remember a very kind comment of you about the review; thanks again for that!).

    Peter2150:
    I wished that you would have been able to give more details and maybe a screenshot. (please note: I am not saying that I would have been able to solve the problem, but I am interested in that warning; please also note that I have not yet upgraded from version 3.02 to 3.03!).

    SystemJunkie:
    I am sorry to hear that !
    I only have XP home SP3, and I don't have that problem.
    Maybe the name ADinf32 gives an indication to your issue. Sorry, I really don't know at the moment.

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    PS:
    I am NOT saying that ADinf32 is the end of all !
    Maybe it is outdated. Maybe all the HIPS progs are more for todays world....
    But I was so surprised that after so many years a new version was released....
     
  24. Peter2150

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    Hi Fanj

    For me looking at it was curiosity. With Sandboxie, Online Armor and Malware Defender protecting the system, plus occasional use of ShadowDefender, monitoring system changes isn't a biggie.

    Plus my system changes a lot anyway. Altogether it was just hard to spend much time on it.

    Pete
     
  25. FanJ

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    Hi Pete,

    OK, I understand; sorry that it was hard to spend time on it.

    BTW:
    Are those apps you mentioned able to inform you about changes on every file?
     
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