eset sysinspector
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You may have noticed in the Daily Downloads today that I mentioned an application called ESET SysInspector that is currently in the Beta stage. From what I gather it’s not an incredibly new application (released late last year), but this was the first that I had heard about it. And ESET, the creators of the NOD32 antivirus software, is one of my favorite security companies so it’s only fitting that I spread the word about this new app.

ESET SysInspector is completely free and requires no installation to start using it. What’s really nice is that it brings up the interface seen above so that you can analyze the services, registry entries, and running processes on your computer. It’s a great tool for finding out details about your PC that you may not have otherwise known.

Using the Items Filtering slider along the top portion of the interface you can narrow down items on your computer according the the risk they pose. If you put the slider somewhere towards the middle it will show the items on your computer that the application is unfamiliar with. If you take the slider all the way over into the red only the “risky” items will be shown.

One thing that I want to point out is that this is a read-only application. By that I mean you can’t remove registry settings or delete files from within this interface, but you can right-click on an entry to open the file/registry location in an external program. Also from the right-click context menu you can perform an online Google search of a file or registry entry in your default browser.

This is definitely something you should throw on your USB drive for those times you have to clean up a PC from one of “those people.” Yeah, you know who I’m talking about. ;)

Download ESET SysInspector Beta