New utility that collects wireless networks information and their location for… Android !?

April 21st, 2014

As you may know, NirSoft is always the place to find utilities for Windows operating system, so this new utility , or more accurately  - this new application... is really different from all others, because it's an application for Android...

Before you go to download and install it, let me lower your expectations. The utilities that I create for Windows are a result of many years of experience in Windows programming and very deep knowledge of Windows operating system.  As opposed to Windows, I have very little knowledge in Android programming , and this new application is actually the first app for Android that I ever created.  Moreover, Android is a quite limited operating system (unless you have a rooted device), so many things that I do in Windows cannot be done in Android.

So ... the application presented below will get the job done , but it's not powerful, small, and effective  like my Windows utilities.

Wifi Collector is an application for Android that collects information about wireless networks and their location while you're walking on the streets or driving your car. For every wireless network, the following information is collected: network name (SSID), MAC address of the access point, company that manufactured the access point, signal level, channel frequency, channel number, security (WEP/WPA/WPA2), WPS support (Yes/No), Date/Time that the network was detected, and the location of the wireless network (Longitude and Latitude) taken from the GPS. After collecting the wireless networks information, you can export it into csv file, tab-delimited file, HTML file, or .kml file of Google Earth, which allows to view the location of all collected networks on a map of Google Earth.

As opposed to my  Windows counterpart tools (WifiInfoView and WirelessNetView ), this application doesn't display all collected networks information on the main screen. Instead, it only displays general statistics about number of collected networks.  Also, due to limitation of  Android API, some of  the wireless networks information displayed by my Windows tools is not available in the Wifi Collector application.

The Wifi Collector application is available to install from Google Play.

You can also download and install it directly from NirSoft Web site on the official Web page of Wifi Collector.

 

 

New utility that lists all device drivers that are currently installed on your system

April 12th, 2014

InstalledDriversList is a new utility for Windows that lists all device drivers that are currently installed on your system. For every device driver, the following information is displayed: Driver Name, Display Name, Description, Startup Type, Driver type, Driver Group, Filename, File Size, Modified/Created Time of the driver file, and version information of the driver file.
If the driver is currently running on Windows kernel, the following information is also displayed: Base Memory Address, End Address, Memory Size, and Load Count.

InstalledDriversList

InstalledDriversList

You can download this new utility from this Web page.

 

 

New utility that displays images stored in the cache of your Web browser

March 1st, 2014

ImageCacheViewer is a new utility that scans the cache of your Web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome), and lists the images displayed in the Web sites that you recently visited.
For every cached image file, the following information is displayed: URL of the image, Web browser that was used to visit the page, image type, date/time of the image, browsing time, and file size.
When selecting a cache item in the upper pane of ImageCacheViewer, the image is displayed in the lower pane, and you can copy the image to the clipboard by pressing Ctrl+M.

ImageCacheViewer

ImageCacheViewer

You can download this new tool from this Web page.

 

New utility that displays all major debugging events of attached program

January 28th, 2014

SimpleProgramDebugger is a simple debugging tool for Windows that attaches to existing running program or starts a new program in debugging mode, and then displays all major debugging events occurs while the program is running, including Exception, Create Thread, Create Process, Exit Thread, Exit Process, Load DLL, Unload Dll, and Debug String.
After the debugging events are accumulated, you can easily export them into comma-delimited/tab-delimited/xml/html file or copy them to the clipboard and then paste them into Excel or any other spreadsheet application.

SimpleProgramDebugger

SimpleProgramDebugger

 

You can download SimpleProgramDebugger utility from this Web page.

 

New utility that shows the Facebook images stored in the cache of your Web browser

December 15th, 2013

FBCacheView is a new utility that scans the cache of your Web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome), and lists all images displayed in Facebook pages that you previously visited, including profile pictures, images uploaded to Facebook, and images taken from other Web sites. For every Facebook image, the following information is displayed: URL of the image, Web browser that was used to visit the page, image type, date/time of the image, visit time, image file size, and external URL (For images taken from another Web site).

FBCacheView

FBCacheView

You can download this new tool  from this Web page.

 

New utility that shows EXIF information of .jpg images stored in the cache of your Web browser

November 28th, 2013

WebCacheImageInfo is a new utility  that searches for JPEG images with EXIF information stored inside the cache of your Web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome), and then it displays the list of all images found in the cache with the interesting information stored in them, like the software that was used to create the image, the camera model that was used to photograph the image, and the date/time that the image was created.

WebCacheImageInfo

WebCacheImageInfo

You can download this new tool from this Web page.

 

 

New utility that lists computers and devices connected to your network

November 13th, 2013

WhoIsConnectedSniffer is a new utility that listens to network packets on your network adapter using a capture driver (WinpCap or MS network monitor) and accumulates a list of computer and devices currently connected to your network. WhoIsConnectedSniffer uses various protocols to detect the computers connected to your network, including ARP, UDP, DHCP, mDNS, and BROWSER.
For every detected computer or device, the following information is displayed: (Some of the fields might be empty if the information cannot be found inside the packets) IP Address, MAC Address, name of the device/computer, description, Operating System, Network Adapter Company, IPv6 Address.

After collecting the connected computers/devices information, you can easily export the list to tab-delimited/comma-delimited/xml/html file.

WhoIsConnectedSniffer

WhoIsConnectedSniffer

 

You can download this new utility from this Web page.

 

New utility to quickly set the DNS servers of your Internet connection

October 29th, 2013

QuickSetDNS is a new tool that allows you to easily change the DNS servers that are used for your Internet connection. You can set the desired DNS servers from the user interface, by choosing from a list of DNS servers that you defined, or from command-line, without displaying any user interface.

This utility works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows 2000 and up to Windows 8. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported.

QuickSetDNS

QuickSetDNS

You can download QuickSetDNS from this Web page.

 

New utility that creates a log of connected/disconnected computers on your network

September 25th, 2013

NetworkConnectLog is a new utility that repeatedly scans your local area network (Using ARP and Netbios protocols) and add a new log line every time that a new computer or device connects to your network, and when a computer or device disconnects from your network.
After the connect/disconnect log lines are accumulated, you can easily export the log lines to comma-delimited/tab-delimited/html/xml file.

NetworkConnectLog

NetworkConnectLog

You can download this new utility from this Web page.

 

 

New utility to control the sound volume on Windows Vista/7/8/2008

September 10th, 2013

SoundVolumeView is a new tool for Windows Vista/7/8/2008 that displays general information and current volume level for all active sound components on your system, and allows you to mute and unmute them instantly.
SoundVolumeView also allows you to save a sound profile into a file, containing the current volume level and the mute/unmute state of all sound components, as well as the default sound devices, and then later, load the same file to restore exactly the same volume levels and settings.
There is also extensive command-line support, which allows you to save/load profiles, change current volume of every sound component, and mute/unmute every sound component, without displaying any user interface.

SoundVolumeView

SoundVolumeView

You can download this new tool from this Web page.