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Windows 7: Any modern alternative for a monitoring tool?

30 Sep 2014   #1
camelia

Win Vista Home Premium x32, Win 7 Pro x64, Win 8.1 x32
 
 
Any modern alternative for a monitoring tool?

Hello!

Now I am searching for the best file and registry monitoring tool.

My main problem is that at office, I can only access certain websites

Requirements:
No Malware (Must)
Payware or Freeware (Optional)
Trial Version, Direct Download from the website (No Softopedia or Downloads.com) (Must)
Portable (Must/Optional)
No HTML listing as default (Must)
Output the list as text file, comma - or tab - delimited File or CSV file (Must)
Output the list in MS Access or Excel (Must)

Something "similar" to InCtrl5
-xttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InCtrl5

Cons InCtrl5:
Too old, slow for Win Vista, Win 7 and Win 8

A) I still use InCtrl5 under Vista, does InCtrl5 works under Win 7 or Win 8?

B) I don't understand why some user suggest uninstallers for this task. can someone please explain me?

Cons Regshot
Very hard for me to understand.

I am looking for a modern, stable, fast and easy to understand changes that are made in the system after a new software is installed and/or run for the first time. (Registry changes and Files changes and other changes if are applicable)

What software do you suggest me. that meet the requirements above?

Thanks

Camelia


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30 Sep 2014   #2
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Have you tried Process Monitor? It's a free, portable program by Sysinternals(Microsoft), so no malware! You can set filters and save the result as CSV. Then you can open that file in Excel and set delimiter as comma.

technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

To the right in the above page you'll find links to videos where they demonstrate how to use it.

A) Try and find out If any problems try right click the program and set a Compatibility mode for Vista

B) I don't understand that either. But maybe to get a list of all files and registry settings that was removed.
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30 Sep 2014   #3
camelia

Win Vista Home Premium x32, Win 7 Pro x64, Win 8.1 x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tookeri View Post
Have you tried Process Monitor? It's a free, portable program by Sysinternals(Microsoft), so no malware! You can set filters and save the result as CSV. Then you can open that file in Excel and set delimiter as comma.

technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

To the right in the above page you'll find links to videos where they demonstrate how to use it.

A) Try and find out If any problems try right click the program and set a Compatibility mode for Vista

B) I don't understand that either. But maybe to get a list of all files and registry settings that was removed.
Nop, I haven't tried Process Monitor, but I am going to give it a try
I am worried about The WOW-Effect. Can I run Process Monitor under Vista x64?

Camelia
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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01 Oct 2014   #4
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

"Process Monitor runs on Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2, Vista, 2003, 2008 and Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit" from How to use Sysinternals Process Monitor and Process Explorer to Troubleshoot SharePoint - Chad's Eclectic Tips and Tricks - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

If you should get problems anyway, there's some advice here: windows 7 - Process Monitor fails to start on a 64 bit computer - Server Fault
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01 Oct 2014   #5
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
File and registry monitoring

Well I use this for monitoring registry changes:

Mark Jacobs' Free 32-bit Windows Software

It doesn't output to.csv - it stores changes in a text file with the .log extension but you can import into a speadsheet and convert to .csv with a little effort. I'm not sure why this would be useful.

Log from my machine attached in .txt format:

MJRegWatchKeys.txt

For monitoring a whole lot more there's:

Fortego Security AB

However it will drive you crazy with alerts for a few days until it gets to learn from your responses.

DiffView can tell you which registry keys have changed during a given time period but it takes a while to produce the results.

DiffView download

It can deal with file changes also.

Acivity Indicator can log file system changes on multiple drives but it's not a utility that you'd want to leave running constantly.

Activity Indicator | SourceForge.net

Phrozen Windows File Monitor can also monitor all file changes.

Phrozen Windows File Monitor v1.0 | PhrozenBlog


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02 Oct 2014   #6
camelia

Win Vista Home Premium x32, Win 7 Pro x64, Win 8.1 x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Well I use this for monitoring registry changes:

Mark Jacobs' Free 32-bit Windows Software

It doesn't output to.csv - it stores changes in a text file with the .log extension but you can import into a speadsheet and convert to .csv with a little effort. I'm not sure why this would be useful.

Log from my machine attached in .txt format:

Attachment 335299

For monitoring a whole lot more there's:

Fortego Security AB

However it will drive you crazy with alerts for a few days until it gets to learn from your responses.

DiffView can tell you which registry keys have changed during a given time period but it takes a while to produce the results.

DiffView download

It can deal with file changes also.

Acivity Indicator can log file system changes on multiple drives but it's not a utility that you'd want to leave running constantly.

Activity Indicator | SourceForge.net

Phrozen Windows File Monitor can also monitor all file changes.

Phrozen Windows File Monitor v1.0 | PhrozenBlog
Hi,
All the software has a learning curve, I will try your suggestion once I finish with SysTracer

Since there is no Technical Support for Trial (free)
version users, I am ashamed to ask here

SysTracer

Pros: I love it <3 but...

Cons: Only export as PDF or HTML,
I can't work "only" with PDF or HTML, printing them is not
an option for me.

SysTracer will be perfect for me if the program could
export into other programs (MS Access, Word or Excel).

I know, The results are very large

I am not still understanding how SysTracer works, the main problem is I can't Diff the listing
outside this program, only If I export them to PDF or HTML

My questions:

1.- I would like to have the result list in a database,
could it be possible using SysTracer Or a Good program very similar to SysTracer?

2.- How To Diff a PDF with a program such as ExamDiff Pro?

3.- Where I can learn more about attributes?

---A--
-HSA--
-H-A--

I really need help, I am lost... PLEASE!

Office Pro 2003, Office Pro 2007, Office Pro 2010

Camelia
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