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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List - System Monitoring

Last updated by ako on 20. March 2017 - 10:26

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System Monitoring

Versatile monitoring and maintenance tool:
System Nucleus

QuickMon

Marxio Timer

Windows Inspection Tool Set

Sysmon

System monitoring and diagnostic:
Best Free System Information Utility
System Explorer

System Information for Windows

What's Running

Change Analysis Diagnostic tool

EVEREST Home Edition

Fresh Diagnose

System Spec

Multimon
Hijack Hunter

System Monitor II

PowerGUI

SystemReport

RegistryReport

SimpleSysInfo

SYS Informer

Sys Information

Karen's Computer Profiler

Xyvos System Explorer

System Information Tool

SystemInfo

SysFile

Son of Snoop on Steroids

WMI-Explorer

Kiwi System Info

BgInfo

Hardware monitoring and diagnostics:
LookInMyPC

PC Wizard

HWMonitor

Sisoft Sandra lite
HWiNFO

SpeedFan

Speccy

CPU-Z

SF Diagnostic Tool

WinAudit

System Information Viewer

Novabench

Crystalmark

Hardware Freak

MiTeC System Information X

Quick Performance Monitor

Auslogics BenchTown

SharpSpecs

thilmera7

Hardware, network and software inventory:
Lansweeper

Spiceworks

Process/startup/etc scanners:
Best Free Process Viewer
Best Free Startup Manager
Autoruns
; ASEPMonitor
Process Explorer

Comodo Cleaning Essentials

DTaskManager

Glint

Process Hacker

OTL

Silent runners

Remote Process Viewer

Eusing Utilities

Startup control panel

WinPatrolToGo

Startup Guard

Autostart Explorer

Ez-PC-fix

Atool

Security Autorun

Starter

Startup Manager

Bill2's Process Manager

Ainvo Startup Manager

Auslogics Task Manager
Oolauncher

WhatInStartup

ProcessEye System Utilities

Task ForceQuit Pro

Startup Delayer

TaskManager.xls

System Tray Cleaner

DDS

Free Startup Manager

Puran Startup Manager

Task Manager DeLuxe

SterJo Task Manager

My Startup Delayer

SterJo Startup Patrol

Chameleon Task Manager Lite

Tizer

Kiwi application monitor

Listsp

Anvir task manager

StartupEye

StartupMonitor
Startup Sentinel

Registry Alert

Process/startup/etc scanners with analyzing help:
ESET SysInspector

OSAM Autorun manager

RSIT

Sreng

HiJackThis
; help
; portable

OLTPE

Emsisoft HiJackFree

FreeFixer

Hijack Hunter

Run Scanner

Runalyzer

Autorun Angel

x-ray PC

Soluto

StartUpLite

TaskPatrol

Startup Inspector

Universal Virus Sniffer: English version
; home
(translated to English); review

Quick Startup

Services:
Smart

Advanced Win Service Manager

ServicesSuite

Windows Service Monitor

Service Trigger Editor

Puran Service Manager

svchost.exe Lookup Tool

Easy service optimizer

Device & driver analyzing:
ServiWin

Pserv.cpl

DevManView

DriverView

Device Remover

GhostBuster
; review

How to Make a List of the Installed Drivers on a PC

Monitor DLLs:
RegDllView

InjectedDLL
Static Import Finder

Svchost Process Analyzer

FileMap by BB

ListDLLs

Realtime process monitoring:
Process monitor

ProcessActivityView

SpyMeTools

Top Process Monitor

Fileinspect Sidebar Gadget

Moo0 System Monitor

ExecutableTracker

El Jefe

Process Logger Service

File/folder (hard disk activity) monitoring:
Tiny Watcher

Glint

Directory Monitor

Watch 4 Folder

TheFolderSpy

File Watcher Utilities

What's my computer doing?
FileChecker

AFICK

SysTracer

DiskPulse

Moo0 File Monitor

FolderChangesView

NT Filemonitor

Spy-The-Spy

HDD-Profiler

FingerPrint

Notify

MoniDIR

Track Folder Changes

Windows Explorer Tracker

LastActivityView

Recent Files Scanner

Check5

unhide

Free Folder Monitor

Phrozen Windows File Monitor

Monitor with win7 group policy
Monitor registry and file changes:
MZWriteScanner

RegShot
; RegShot Unicode

TrackWinstall

SpyMeTools

RegFromApp

Windows System State Analyzer

WhatChanged

InstallSpy

SystemSherlock

RegMerge

DiffView

RegistryScanner

CRegistry Comparison

Searching files and processes:
file.net

SystemLookup

File Research Center

Process Library

Bit9 FileAdvisor

SANS Institute: Hash Database
ViCheck

Team Cymru

Is This File Safe?

Kaspersky Application Advisor

File type inspector:
TrID
; TRIDNet

MediaInfo

Monitor hard disk/SSD:
Best Free Hard Drive Health Monitoring and Diagnostic Programs
CrystalDiskInfo

HD Tune

HDDScan

PassMark DiskCheckup

Acronis Drive Monitor

DiskAlarm

Disk Alignment Test

EASIS Drive Check

SSD Life

Macrorit Disk Scanner

HDDExpert

Monitor memory:
RAMMap

MKN MemoryMonitor
PerfView
(also for CPU)
RAMExpert

Monitor CPU:
Process Lasso

Process Tamer

Monitor video card and GPU:
GPU-Z

GPU Caps Viewer

RivaTuner

GPU Shark

Monitor USB activity:
USBDeview

USBLogView

IntelliAdmin USB History Viewer

Group Policy settings:
How to See Which Group Policies are Applied to Your PC and User Account

Group Policy Settings Reference

Event/log viewers:
What information appears in event logs?

EventLog Inspector

MyEventViewer

Windows Event Log Viewer

EventSentry Light
SnakeTail

Advanced Log Viewer

Event Log Explorer

Checksum calculation:
Best Free Hash Utility
Hashtab

MultiHasher

FileVerifier++

HashMyFiles

Checksum Verify

IgorWare Hasher

HashSlash

HashGenerator

ExactFile

MD5 & SHA-1 Checksum Utility

Hashcalc

Karen's Hasher

md5deep and hashdeep

checksum

File Checksum Tool

Marxio File Checksum Verifier

Febooti Hash & CRC
Moo0 Hash Code

Quick Checksum Verifier

VSCryptoHash

QuickiHash

Md5summer

Download Hash Verifier

SDHash

Microsoft File Checksum Integrity Verifier

SFV.net

Hash'em all!

HashCheck

How cryptographic hashing functions work

Search utility:
Best Free Desktop Search Utility
UltraSearch

Everything

Copernic Desktop Search

Wise JetSearch

Locate32

Agent Ransack

DocFetcher

neoSearch
LAN Search Pro

InSight Desktop Search

Mo-Search

Ultra File Search

Miner Mole

VX Search

Quick Search

FileSearchEX

SearchMyFiles

Effective File Search

SwiftSearch

MasterSeeker

Mastering Windows Search using Advanced Query Syntax

RegScanner

AstroGrep

FileSearchy

grepWin

Dropout

Computer forensic tools:
Forensic Toolkit

Memoryze
; Audit Viewer
Mandiant Redline

OSForensics

Disk Investigator

DEFT Linux

CAINE

SIFT Workstation

analyzeMFT

Windows File Analyzer

TCHunt

Encrypted Disk Detector

Fedora Security Lab

Collection of free forensic tools: 1
;2

Integrity checking:
System File Checker tool (sfc /scannow
); Run System File Checker Offline

How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker

SFCList

Integrity Checker

Rizone File Checker

MicEnum

Digital certificates:
How To Check System Files For Digital Signatures
kSign

How to obtain a digital certificate for free

abylon SELFCERT

AnalyzePESig

ListModules

Monitor errors:
DebugView

WinDbg

WinCrashReport

WhatIsHang

Windows Journal Parser

Resource editor:
Resource Hacker

Dependency Walker

ResEdit

Manage drives:
Drive Manager

USB Manager

FCorp Drive-Thru

Monitor computer usage:
Blackbox Express
; review

Spyrix Personal Monitor

Spyrix Free Keylogger
Test system stability:
Heavyload

System Stability Tester

StressMyPC

Video Memory stress Test

Prime95

OCCT

GS Data Generator

CPU heater

FurMark

Other:
ObjMon

Handle Tracer

RequestTrace

RecentFilesView

ShellBagsView

Process Notifier

cFosBark

ProcessThreadsView

API Monitor

WinAPIOverride32

FileInfo
How to Manage Super-Hidden Windows System Files
Hyperball

MindGems Folder size
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