seen this Spyware Monitor?

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  1. iceni60

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    It sounds handy, I downloaded it and will give it a try a little later. I scanned the file with everything I have and it came up clean.
     
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    Trying it out just now on XP Home, thanks for the link. It detected an exe file placed in the Windows directory. The pop up alert was immediate. Uses nothing in terms of resources.

    A similar freeware programme called SilentNight Inspector also monitors the Windows folder in real time http://www.silentnight2004.com/Download.html This not only detects exe and dll files but basically every new file or folder created or deleted. Again, uses nothing in terms of resources but it will tell you everything that is going on even to the extent of prefetch files being created, or deleted after an idle period. (Edit: Plays a sound rather than an alert with a pop up window, but you can then open the programme window to see what's what.)

    There is also Watcher, again freeware, which can be run on Startup or on demand http://www.h5.dion.ne.jp/~legoland/minuscule/watcher/index.html A "Quick" scan takes a few seconds and a "Deep" scan not much longer.

    "Watcher creates a snapshot for several sensitive areas of your system:
    running processes (anytime)
    running processes at logon time
    startup registry keys
    services registry keys
    other sensitive registry keys
    sensitive directories (c:\, Windows directory, "system32" directory, etc.)
    other sensitive files
    scheduled tasks."
     
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    Seems a lot like Prevx - but "after-the-fact" detection (i.e. changes are already made).

    I have to give kudos to the developer(s) for the description and explanations on the homepage. At least it lets users know what may happen and how to handle the situations. It isn't that difficult, so why don't other developers do the same thing?

    Rich
     
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    This Spy-The-Spy tool looks quite cool, might come in handy. But I haven´t got a clue about the way it works, is it a poller? It does not seem to be using any CPU time, but it also does not seem to install a hook or driver. Btw, pardon me if this is a stupid question, but I´m not an expert. :blink:

    I have also discovered a couple of other file-system monitoring tools in another thread (see second link), I will also check them out. I do know that All Seeing Eye can also monitor folder for changes, but I do not like the polling, plus it can take quite a long time to start up when monitoring folders with a lot of files.

    And what do you all think about an app like DirMonitor? Useful security tool or not?

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Keylogger-Monitoring/DirMonitor.shtml
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=91241&highlight=spy-the-spy
     
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