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Windows 7: FREE Great Programs for Windows 7 [2]

22 Jan 2014   #401
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

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PCI-Z ... PCI-Z is a freeware lightweight system utility designed to provide information about (unknown) PCI (PCI-E, PCI-X...) devices.


PCI-Z is designed for detecting unknown hardware on your Windows based PC. It will help you determine vendor, device and certain details about device even if you don't have drivers installed. Software uses The PCI ID Repository, a public repository of all known ID's used in PCI devices: ID's of vendors, devices, subsystems and device classes. It is used in various programs (e.g. The PCI Utilities) to display full human-readable names instead of cryptic numeric codes.



PCI-Z detect unknown PCI devices
Nice one Brian and so quick!!

I have been testing it out John seems to work really well


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25 Jan 2014   #402
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

I discovered yesterday about the best free donationware Audio Converter named TAudioConverter. It the best best free/shareware program for audio format conversion that I have used so far. It can be downloaded from TAudioConverter.
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29 Jan 2014   #403
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I believe SIW is not free anymore unless you have an older version.
So should be taken off the free program list.
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02 Feb 2014   #404
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

I have come across two programs that should help our investigative techniques.

The first one is a combination of Windows Sysinternals Suite and NirSoft Utilities called Windows System Control Center (WSCC)
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WSCC is a free, portable program that allows you to install, update, execute and organize the utilities from various system utility suites. WSCC can install and update the supported utilities automatically. Alternatively, WSCC can use the http protocol to download and run the programs. WSCC is portable, installation is not required.

Requirements:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/2012/8 32/64-bit) WSCC is free for personal and commercial use.

Source: KLS SOFT - WSCC - Windows System Control Center
If you scan this program for malware you should find that Sysinternals will not alert you to any positive alarms to malware, but Nirsoft will, please scroll down a bit to "False Positive Issues" on this page About NirSoft Freeware to see Nir Sofer's take on his programs.

This gentleman has been struggling for years (12) to show that his small, but very efficient programs are safe to use.


The second program is PeStudio:
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PeStudio is a free tool performing the static investigation of any Windows executable binary. A file being analyzed with PeStudio is never launched. Therefore you can evaluate unknown executable and even malware with no risk. PeStudio runs on any Windows Platform and is fully portable, no installation is required. PeStudio does not change the system or leaves anything behind.

Source: winitor | PeStudio
It shows:
  • Indicators.
  • Virus detection.
  • Imports.
  • Resources.
  • Certificates.
  • And a report to allow investigators to analyze unknown and suspicious executable files.
  • Finishing up with a prompt line depending on how it is started.
For this second program:
I'm not much of a white hat, meaning that I don't go looking for malware, but anything I d/l'd, I do check before I open it, and haven't found anything suspicious yet.
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03 Feb 2014   #405
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I've been using WSCC for a yrar now. Every time it updates Norton or Malwarebytes throws up false positives. It's a real nuisance.
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03 Feb 2014   #406
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

I need to test, but I'm curious, have you tried putting WSCC on Norton or Mbam's ignore lists?
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03 Feb 2014   #407
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I just put the programs on the whitelist when they are detected. I would be interested to hear the result of your test.
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03 Feb 2014   #408
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

And you have to do this every time WSCC updates? It has to be Nirsoft, I wonder what the change is every time or possibly a new program he's created?
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03 Feb 2014   #409
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

It is only if the individual program is updated.
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03 Feb 2014   #410
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

That, would be disconcerting.

I'm under the impression that if you tell a AV scanner to ignore a program it should honor that request no matter what changes are made to update the program.

I have three programs Browser history, pass and wirelessnet view's that I've placed on Mbams ignore list and Mbam remains quiet when I do a full scan.

I wonder if it has to do with the association to WSCC?
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