New utility that displays the result of WMI queries in a simple table

May 7th, 2015

SimpleWMIView is a new tool for Windows that displays the result of WMI queries in a simple table, and allows you to easily export the data to text/csv/tab-delimited/html/xml file, or to copy the selected items to the clipboard and then paste them to Excel or other spreadsheet application. With SimpleWMIView you can get extensive information about your system, like a list of running processes, services, drivers, user accounts, hardware, and so on...
SimpleWMIView works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows XP and up to Windows 10 and  both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported.

SimpleWMIView

SimpleWMIView

You can download this new tool from this Web page.

New utility that displays the AntiVirus/AntiSpyware/Firewall programs registered with the security center of Windows

April 27th, 2015

SecuritySoftView is a new tool for Windows that displays the AntiVirus, AntiSpyware, and Firewall programs that are currently installed on your system and registered with the security center of Windows operating system.  This tool works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows XP and up to Windows 10, and both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported. However, on Windows XP, SecuritySoftView displays less information than Windows Vista or later.

SecuritySoftView

SecuritySoftView

 

You can download this new tool from this Web page.

New utility that displays firmware tables

February 1st, 2015

FirmwareTablesView is a new tool for Windows that displays a list of firmware tables (ACPI, SMBIOS) stored on your system. You can view the content of these tables in Hex-dump format and export them to a binary file.

FirmwareTablesView

FirmwareTablesView

 

You can download this tool from this Web page.

New utility that shows general information and statistics about current wireless connection

January 18th, 2015

WirelessConnectionInfo is a simple tool for Windows Vista/7/8/2008 that displays general information and statistics about the active wifi connection, including the SSID, BSSID, PHY Type, Signal Quality, Receiving rate, Transmission Rate, Authentication Algorithm, Channel Number, Total number of transmitted/received frames, and more...

 

WirelessConnectionInfo

WirelessConnectionInfo

 

You can download this new tool from this Web page.

New utility that lists the programs you previously executed on your system

January 12th, 2015

ExecutedProgramsList is a new tool that displays a list of programs and batch files that you previously executed on your system. For every program, ExecutedProgramsList displays the .exe file, the created/modified time of the .exe file, and the current version information of the program (product name, product version, company name) if it's available. For some of the programs, the last time execution time of the program is also displayed.

ExecutedProgramsList

ExecutedProgramsList

 

You can download this new tool from this Web page.

 

New utility that displays the files you previously opened with the standard open/save dialog-box of Windows

October 4th, 2014

OpenSaveFilesView is a new tool that displays the list of files that you previously opened with the standard open/save dialog-box of Windows. For every file in the list, the following information is displayed: Filename, Extension, Order (The order that the files were opened for every file extension), Open Time (Available only for the last opened file of every file type), File Modified/Created Time, File Size, and File Attributes.
OpenSaveFilesView works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows 2000 and up to Windows 8.

OpenSaveFilesView

OpenSaveFilesView

 

You can download this new utility from this Web page.

 

 

Command-line options removed from the official release of my password-recovery tools

September 22nd, 2014

As you may already know, the password recovery tools provided by NirSoft are constantly detected by many Antivirus programs as malware/Trojan/Virus or as a security risk.
Usually, the detection is not done by mistake. The Antivirus companies deliberately add these utilities to their database, because in addition to their legitimate use of recovering passwords, these programs can also be used for malicious purposes, like stealing passwords from another person, and thus the Antivirus companies see them as a threat to the user.

In the past, the Virus alerts problem only affected users who have Antivirus program running in the background, but today... the problem is much more complicated.
It started 2 years ago, when Google acquired VirusTotal, a known Web site that scans files with all major Antivirus engines, and displays the result from all of them in one page.
It seems that now Google uses VirusTotal technology to decide whether a file is good or bad. If a file is detected by a lot of Antivirus engines, then it's considered as Malware by the Malware detection system of Google.

Chrome and Firefox, the 2 most popular Web browsers today, already use the Malware detection system of Google for every downloaded file, so if Google system detects the downloaded file as malware, the Web browser blocks the download and displays a warning saying that the file is malicious. Recently, I constantly get messages from people like "My Web browser blocks your software, please sent it to me by email", which is quite annoying. In additional to the password-recovery tools downloaded separately, NirLauncher package is also frequently blocked by Chrome and Firefox, simply because it contains the same password-recovery tools.

But this is not the only problem... In the last week, I had 3 days that my Web site was blocked for people who search my utilities  in Google, and "This site may harm your computer" message was displayed in the search result.  The automatic systems of Google falsely detected that I have multiple malwares on my Web site, and blocked the access to my Web site  from Google search results in order to protect the users from malwares that  didn't  really exist...
All files that Google detected as malwares were simply my password recovery tools, and Google detected them as malware simply because many Antivirus programs target them.

The command-line options of my password recovery tools are the major feature that allows hackers and Trojans to use these tools for bad purposes, because it's possible to export the passwords into a file and then optionally send them to a remote location (using another software) without displaying any user interface. Removing the command-line options from these tools will cause the Antivirus companies to see them as a lower security risk than before, and hopefully some of them will remove them from their virus detection database.  If a few Antivirus companies will remove the detection of my password-recovery tools from their system, the total number of VirusTotal detection will be lower,  and the chance of getting into troubles as described above will be lower too.

I know that some of you,  who are using the command-line options of my password-recovery tools for legal purposes, will be disappointed from this change, but in our ridiculous world where combination of Antivirus companies, VirusTotal service and Google may lead to blocking many users from accessing my Web site or from downloading software provided in it, I don't have other choice.

I'm still looking for a way to provide command-line version of these tools for users who need this feature for legal purposes, but it must be done in a separated Web site ,so NirSoft web site won't be affected from them.

New utility that displays the list of all Skype contacts stored in the local database file of Skype

August 24th, 2014

SkypeContactsView is a new tool that displays the list of all Skype contacts stored in the local database file of Skype.
For each contact, one or more of the following fields are displayed: Skype Name, Full Name, Display Name, Gender, ID, Birthday, Profile Time, Last Online Time, Last Used Time, Phone, Emails, and more...
SkypeContactsView also allows you to export the contacts list into text/tab-delimited/comma-delimited/xml/html file, or copy them to the clipboard and then paste them into Excel or other spreadsheet application.

SkypeContactsView

SkypeContactsView

You can download this new tool from this Web page.

 

New utility that updates the modified time of folders according the latest modified time of the files stored in it

July 21st, 2014

FolderTimeUpdate is a new tool for Windows that scans all files and folders under the base folder you choose, and updates the 'Modified Time' of every folder according the latest modified time of the files stored in it.
This tool might be useful if, for example, you backup a cluster of folders and then restore them into another disk, but the backup program doesn't restore the original modified time of the folders.

FolderTimeUpdate

FolderTimeUpdate

You can download this new tool from this Web page.

 

New utility that shows information about wireless access points and the wifi clients connected to them

June 1st, 2014

WifiChannelMonitor is a new tool for Windows Vista/7/8/2012 that captures wifi traffic on the channel you choose, using Microsoft Network Monitor capture driver in monitor mode, and displays extensive information about access points and the wifi clients connected to them. WifiChannelMonitor also allows you to view the information about wifi clients that are not connected to any access points, including the list of SSIDs (network names) that they are trying to connect.
For every access point, the following information is displayed: SSID, MAC Address, Device Manufacturer , PHY Type, Channel, RSSI, Security, Beacons Count, Probe Responses Count, Data Bytes, Retransmitted Data Bytes, and more...
For every client, the following information is displayed: MAC Address, Device Manufacturer, SSID list that the client tries to connect, Sent Data Bytes, Received Data Bytes, Probe Requests Count, and more...

WifiChannelMonitor

WifiChannelMonitor

You can get more information about this tool in the official page of WifiChannelMonitor.