need program like FileChecker

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi
    i need a program like filechecker http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/filechecker.html


    a trusty program that calculate the checksum and when i need i can compare to know if some files are changed by a virus

    which is the best engine ? md5?


    but more easy with a better gui, is there one free?


    i use nod32

    thanks
     
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    There's no best. Each one has its pros and cons. For example FileCRC is a commandline program, Sentinel can be integrated with your AV, Tiny Watcher is highly configurable.
    I suggest you to try each one and see which you like most.
     
  5. mantra

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    thanks
    i need a high-quality on-demand hard drive integrity checking

    i don't need a real time checker , i would like to run sometime the checker to see if there are changes in my files
     
  6. mantra

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    is tiny watcher an on demand scanner or realtime scanner?
     
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    What do you mean by high quality? All of them are bug-free as far as I'm concerned.
    Tiny Watcher runs (once) at startup by default, you can disable that and do on-demand checkings. Sentinel can be programmed and runs at shutdown by default (IIRC). FileCRC can be automated through batch files.
     
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    It runs at every startup, does a "Quick Scan", then quits. You can use it on-demand too.
     
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    I understand, this is why I removed my post before you replied. :blink: But it seems you had already read it and replied.:oops:
     
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    No problems ;)
     
  11. mantra

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    thanks
    but tiny doesn't scan all files
    only the files in system32 or system
    i would like to scann every files(that could be changed)
    in C:\programs and other folders
     
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    Go to Start>Programs>Tiny Watcher>Options and click "More Options" to add custom Registry Keys and Directories/Files to the checking list.
     
  13. mantra

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    thanks
    only 2 questions

    1) where does tiny store the database ?

    2) how can i scann the all c: ?
    with programs(and subfolders) and documents & settings
     
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    1- \Application Data\minuscule\Watcher
    2- See here
    Why would you want to scan your whole C drive?
     
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    Here's another one.

    thanatos
     
  16. mantra

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    i have exe files not only in windows folders
     
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    Why would you bother checking the integrity of winamp.exe and winword.exe?
     
  18. mantra

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    yes why not
    a un-know virus could change the code of winamp
    seeing i run it so often
     
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    Well, that unknown virus will have to have a process and an autostart entry, both detected by Tiny Watcher. Also, probably a component in a system folder.
    When you detect an intrusion with TW, you restore a clean image and you're done.
     
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    thanks but 1. NISFileCheck is death i mean the link
     
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    ADinf32 looks really good. Sadly it's payware :( I haven't any chance to test NISFileCheck because I can't find it any where.
     
  24. mantra

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    adinf32 is very old
    i used a lot of time agon under windows98
    don't know if it work under vista or xp
     
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    Works with XP SP3 RC
     
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