Monitoring Installs

Discussion in 'FileChecker & ID-Blaster Forum' started by controler, Jun 23, 2003.

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  1. controler

    controler Guest

    Hi

    How well does File Checker monitor an install of new software?
    I mean will it detect which files have been added or changed during an
    install of some software in case you have a problem and are trying to troubleshoot it?

    Thank You

    con
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi controler,

    If you are monitoring those files you will be alerted to changes/deletes.
    Adding of files will go undetected I think.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Any modifications made to files you have in your FileChecker watchlist will be detected. :)

    FileChecker cannot currently detect the additions of new files - it is not an installation monitor. However one great free program that comes to mind is InCTRL 5 - I use it all the time for monitoring what changes spyware makes when it installs.

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
  4. controler

    controler Guest

    Thanks Javacool

    I have used InCTRL 5 before but I don't think it is suppose to work on XP.

    I am trying a program called InstallWatch Pro right now.

    The reason Is I am trying to figure out why after installing Kaspersky's
    Antihacker, I can no longer connect to the internet. I have set all the options to allow ect and I can never renew my dynamic IP.
    Working with Kaspersky now to se if we can figure it out. I am sure reformatting will work but I would like to figure it out without reformatting
     
  5. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    I haven't had any problems running InCTRL 5 here on Windows XP. :)

    Although I may have to give that InstallWatch Pro program a try - the interface certainly looks appealing.

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
  6. Tuulilapsi

    Tuulilapsi Registered Member

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    If anyone is wondering where to get it, I think this would be the right link for Install Watch Pro: http://www.epsilonsquared.com/ I've been meaning to test that thing ever since I first heard of it from Antdude, but I ... well, haven't yet done so. :D
     
  7. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Security Expert

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    No probs here either.
     
  8. controler

    controler Guest

    I like the saving options of Install watch Pro. I save to Web page
    easy to view.
    So far it doesn't miss anything..
    even watches the System Volume Information files.
    I like that. Watches the registry every good.

    I want to say I am sorry Javacool for this thread getting so long.

    I love and use your software :D
     
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