Program for monitoring changes

By thewolfe ยท 5 replies
Dec 2, 2002
  1. Program for monitoring changes

    I'm looking for a free program that will monitor the changes made to my computer after installing a new program, going on a web site, etc.
  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Umm good luck - It would have to scan just about the entire hard drive to find out ALL the changes the program/website/etc made to your pc. Thats a full scan for each and every page/picture/script that a web page has. The program(program alone) part maybe out there somewhere. Good luck ;)
  3. thewolfe

    thewolfe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 238

    I did find these two.

    FolderMon alerts you about file additions, deletions, and changes in the folders you specify.

    InCtrl5 monitors the changes made by install programs.

    The two of them will just about do the trick.

    What say you?
  4. conradguerrero

    conradguerrero TS Rookie Posts: 310

    Ad-watch will monitor your computer for known spyware, even while installing programs.
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    I think Norton CleanSweep can log app installations too.
  6. thewolfe

    thewolfe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 238

    Thanks for the info.
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