ADinf32 version 4.19 - 08 Feb 2015

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  1. FanJ

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    ADinf32 version 4.19 has been released on 08 Feb 2015.

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    http://www.adinf.com/

    Some info about the latest changes:
    Some notes by me:

    It is a file-integrity-checker.

    About ten years ago I posted an overview/review: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/adinf32.72131/

    Argh, I wished that I had looked sooner at the site; my bad. (and I could have used the NewYear discount). Still using version 4.16 Pro on Win7 64-bit.
     
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    Hello,

    New version ADinf32 v4.20 has been released.
    Site: http://www.adinf.com/
    Currently there is a 25 % off sale.
     
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    Although 4.20 doesn't support XP, version 4.19 DOES support XP -- I'm using it right now. The changes in 4.20 don't amount to a pool of warm spit as far as XP is concerned.

    ADinf is a file integrity checker, having no need for the types of updates needed for Antivirus, or ever Firewalls.

    By the way, ADinf doesn't check the registry. For that, as pertains to XP, I highly recommend TinyWatcher -- it's free.
     
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    Hello,

    New version ADinf32 v5.00 has been released.
    Site: http://www.adinf.com/
     
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    Hello,

    New version ADinf32 v5.01 has been released.
    Site: http://www.adinf.com/
     
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    I had contact with Dmitry. He told me that analyzing file changes and preparing list of files for a scanner should be much faster now.
    Dmitry also added a new FAQ item about upgrading:
    http://www.adinf.com/en/faq/
    Item number 17 there. It tells that you can install a newer version over the top of an older one. Well, see that link.
     
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    Hello,

    New version ADinf32 v6.00 has been released.
    Site: http://www.adinf.com/
    http://www.adinf.com/en/download/
     
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    Thank you Kent !
     
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    Hello Jan,

    You are most welcome ;) !
     
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    Hi Kent,
    I forgot to thank you, sorry.
    PS: I have reported a strange issue to Dmitry about very big files, in particular backup-image files from Macrium Reflect. I have seen it happening sometimes for some time now. Anyways, I have excluded those files now. To exclude files in ADinf you have to use the Short File name of that file (I use now the very handy tool "Path Copy Copy" to get the Short Name of a file; I started a seperate thread about that tool).
     
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    Version 6.01 Build 0003 has been released on 23 April 2016

    http://www.adinf.com/

    BUT: At the moment I am NOT feeling very "comfortable" with this procedure, and for now I will NOT upgrade to this build until I know more from Dmitry.
     
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    Hello,

    New version ADinf32 v6.02 has been released.
    Site: http://www.adinf.com/
    http://www.adinf.com/en/download/

    Note: Reference to version 6.01 build 0003 has been removed along with recommendation to manually uninstall previous version, install the new one, delete and re-build diskinfotables.
     
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    Hi Kent,
    Thanks!

    I had contact with Dmitry.
    That version 6.01 build 0003 was an emergency fix. It is now indeed replaced with version 6.02, which installs in the usual convenient way. And version 6.02 gives more fixes. For example the issue that I reported with very big files, should have been fixed now.
    And Dmitry is working on version 7.00 with much more improvements, for example the file changes analysis speed will be much faster.

    I will upgrade to version 6.02.

    I noticed a new FAQ item, number 18
    http://www.adinf.com/en/faq/

     
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    Hello Jan,

    You are most welcome ;) my friend :thumb: !

    Thanks for the extra information from Dmitry. The ADinf32 website can be lacking detailed information at times as all that is posted is like "minor defects fixed" and "several defects fixed". It would be nice if a more detailed changelog would be posted...
     
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    Hey Kent, dear old friend,
    Thank you again!!

    Yes, you're right, sometimes the info on updates could be better.

    I'll try to make one or two posts more.
     
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    I can confirm that this issue that I reported, is fixed in version 6.02.
    I found it when I let ADinf check my Macrium Reflect image files.
    So, it is fixed. But I have decided for now to exclude those files again (it is just taken too long).

    To exclude files in ADinf you have to start ADinf, then:
    Options > Properties > Excluded files
    There you can add or remove files. It has to be done in the "Short File Name" format, 8 + 3
    And wildcards * and ? can be used.
    Here you see a screenshot of my current setting:

    2016-04-27_01.png

    As you see, I added the file mask *.MRI
    The extension .MRI is refencering to the "Short File Name" format to the extension .mrimg of the Macrium Reflect backup-image files.
    The wildcard * is telling ADinf that I want all those files to be excluded.
     
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    Hello,

    New version ADinf32 7.00 has been released.
    Site: http://www.adinf.com/
    Changelog: http://www.adinf.com/en/faq/changelog.php
    Download: http://www.adinf.com/en/download/
     
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    Thank you!

    I looked at the Release Candidate of version 7.

    As pointed out at the FAQ and Changelog: KB 2999226 is needed on your system for this version because the new version is ported to Microsoft Visual Studio 2015.
    That MS KB article gives info about that "Update for Universal C Runtime in Windows". Some users may have it already on Windows 10. Some users on older versions of Windows may have gotten it offered as an optional update and may have installed it.
    I don't get it offered as an optional update on my Win-7, for whatever reason. I did install KB 2999226 manually.

    If you don't have the Universal C Runtime installed on your system, in particular on older Windows versions than Win-10, you have to install KB 2999226 manually. Pick the right version for your Windows version on that MS site.
    Because if you don't have the Universal C Runtime, the installation of ADinf32 version may fail and things go wrong.

    My advice:
    Make a backup image before you try to install ADinf32 version 7. (always a good advice to make a backup image before installation and/or upgrading a program).
    If the installation of ADinf32 fails, restore your backup image, then install KB 2999226, and then install ADinf32 version 7. That worked for me on Win-7.
     
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    Check out their website and have a look at the May 01, 2016 changes.
    Can you spot the terrible mistake? I couldn't believe my eyes when I first read it. :eek:
     
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    Yes the spelling is a bit unfortunate :thumbd:

    Unusual these days to see cigarette links at the bottom of each page.
     
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    The entire website is very strange. :cautious:
     
  25. FanJ

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    Hi Hadron and stapp,

    Thanks for pointing to those "advertisements". I just noticed them too after your postings. I don't like them too and I am not happy at all with those advertisements!
    I will tell Dmitry about it, no doubt at all.

    As for spelling, I have Dmitry made aware of a few things not so long ago, and they were fixed. But I am not responsible for the site. And let us be aware that they are Russians, and spelling errors can happen. Just like I know that my English isn't that good at all (no, I am not Russian).

    Maybe I am a little bit more "familiar" with the site.

    As for ADinf32 in general:
    I like to know what file changes occured on my system. And it gives me that info. I use it together with the very old file integrity checker NIS File Check. Alas, that program is for a long time now no more maintained, it is no more available but it still works on my Win-7. Long ago we had a dedicated forum section for it here at Wilders; it is now deep buried in the Archived forums. NIS File Check gives other info compared to ADinf32: it gives for example info about file versions and checksum; ADinf32 doesn't do that. At the other hand, you can let ADinf32 tell you about all file changes.
    Will those on-demand file integrity checkers prevent you from any infection? No!

    PS: I was not happy with my posting # 21 in this thread. I have now edited it.
     
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