File Checker v1.2 Beta released

Discussion in 'FileChecker & ID-Blaster Forum' started by Paul Wilders, Apr 27, 2002.

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  1. Paul Wilders

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    Newest version has:
    - the checksum protection added in,
    - has the new installer (as previously mentioned)
    - and a few more bug fixes and feature additions   and
     tweaks,  
    - A read-me file is also included in the installer for some  more information on how the checksum protection works (users can also see the in-program documentation, which is recommended).

    Info, specs and download from the dedicated page:

    www.wilderssecurity.com/filechecker.html

    regards.

    paul
     
  2. spy1

    spy1 Registered Member

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    Cool! D/l'ed installed and fired that puppy UP! Letting it do the checksum thing once an hour.

    Thanks, JC! Pete
     
  3. javacool

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    You're quite welcome - now I might note that the first checksum (which is used as a baseline for subsequent checksums, to detect changes) is taken after the first hour because you have scheduled it on the hour (just a small issue - not a big problem really, but will add a button to "force" the checksum "baseline" immediately).

    NOTE: If you have the FileChecker window opened or just minimized to the task bar (and not to the system tray icon) the name of the program will change to tell you when it is checksumming, since the checksum protection freezes the interface for a short period (although alerts are shown immediately, when changes are detected).

    I am also working on letting you select only certain files on your watch list for checksum protection (since you might just want to be alerted when certain files are deleted or changed in a non-stealth fashion, for example).

    If you have any more suggestions, feel free to let me know. :)

    -javacool
     
  4. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Also, just since some people might find this potentially useful:

    On my one test system (P4 1.7 Ghz, Win XP) I am able to have FileChecker, with about 35 files in its watch-list, run the checksum protection every 15 seconds with no observable system slow-down.

    Just a small note. (Obviously, the more files you have in your watch list, the greater the time interval you will want to specify for checksum protection - specifying it in minutes is useful if you have many files in your watch-list and want to keep your system very secure).

    -javacool
     
  5. TDS_Man

    TDS_Man Registered Member

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    Hey,javacool

    Can you tell me if i can use it if

    i am running RegRungold it looks

    like a good prog & i would like to

    give it a try keep up the hard work

    Good Luck
     
  6. javacool

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    To the best of my knowledge, you should be able to use it.

    FileChecker does store configuration options in the registry however (just a little note).

    -javacool
     
  7. Pretender

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    Does anyone have suggestions on what the main files to be added to the filechecker watch list are or should be? All *.exe files? *.bat?, *.dll?. And is there a way to load files in the watch list by using wild cards ie *.exe?
    Appreciate any input and appreciate the work of the people creating these programs. I think they're great.
     
  8. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    As of right now, you cannot just add all exe files by using a wild-card (although that IS a feature I may look into...)

    I would suggest, at a minimum, that you add files like the .exes of your AV program, dlls like "winsock.dll" (in your windows/system or windows/system32 directory) and any anti-trojan or firewall executables you have (along with their associated dll files - but adding their definition files, which usually update quite freqently, will give you frequent alerts).

    You may also want to try adding "explorer.exe" in your system directory, considering it is so important to the system, and some trojans try embedding themselves in it.

    As for the rest, it is really up to you.  :)

    -javacool
     
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