Archive for February, 2020

Starting from version 1.20 of AdvancedRun tool, you can easily run a program as TrustedInstaller. In order to do it, simply select ‘TrustedInstaller’ in the ‘Run As’ Combo-Box and then press the Run button.
You can also run a program as TrustedInstaller from command-line, by specifying /RunAs 8 in the run command. For example, the following command will execute RegEdit of Windows as  TrustedInstaller:

AdvancedRun.exe /EXEFilename “c:\windows\regedit.exe” /RunAs 8 /Run

Run a program as TrustedInstaller

You can download the new version of AdvancedRun tool from this Web page.

Starting from version 80 of Chrome and other Chromium-based web browsers, the cookies and Web site passwords stored by the Web browser are encrypted in completely different way.
In previous versions,  the cookies and passwords were encrypted by using the DPAPI encryption system of Windows.
In the new version of Chrome/Chromium, cookies and passwords are encrypted using the AES256-GCM algorithm, and the AES encryption key is encrypted with the DPAPI encryption system, and the encrypted key is  stored inside the ‘Local State’ file.

This change caused all NirSoft tools related to passwords and cookies of Chromium-based web browsers to stop working properly, and update of these tools is needed in order to extract the cookies and passwords stored with the new encryption.

2 of these tools, ChromePass and ChromeCookiesView are already updated to decrypt the new encryption of Chrome. Other tools will also be updated in the near future.


PropertySystemView is a new tool that allows you view and modify the properties of a file from GUI and command-line, using the property system of Windows operating system.
For example, you can use this tool to modify the ‘Media Created’ timestamp stored in .mp4 and .mov  files , ‘Date Taken’ stored inside .jpg files,  ‘Content Created’ and ‘Date Last Saved’ values stored in Microsoft Office files (Word and Excel), Title, Authors, Comments, Tags, ‘Last Saved By’, and many other properties…
PropertySystemView also allows you to set properties of Windows. For example, you can set the System.AppUserModel.ID property of a window in order to disable the taskbar grouping of the specified window.

Property System Viewer - docx file

You can download this new tool from this Web page.


The new version of AdvancedRun tool (version 1.15)  allows you to easily launch a program with the desired run options directly from Windows Explorer.
In order to activate this option, run the AdvancedRun tool and then click the ‘Add Explorer Menu’ button:

AdvancedRun - Add Explorer menu

After activating this option, every time that you right-click on .exe file or on a shortcut to .exe file, you’ll see the ‘Advanced Run’ menu item:

Advanced Run Explorer Context Menu

If you choose the ‘Advanced Run’ menu item, the AdvancedRun window is opened with the selected .exe file inside the ‘Program to Run’ field and then you can choose to run the program with the desired option, like running the program as SYSTEM user, running the program without elevation, running the program with the specified user name and password,  running the program with the specified environment variables, and so on…
In the example below – after selecting regedit.exe and choosing the ‘Advanced Run’ menu item, the window of AdvancedRun  is opened with regedit.exe as the program to run. In the ‘Run As’ field the ‘SYSTEM user’ option is  selected,  and the when clicking the Run button – RegEdit will be executed as SYSTEM user.

Advanced Run RegEdit As System User

Finally, if you don’t want the ‘Advanced Run’ menu item anymore, simply click the ‘Remove Explorer Menu’ button and this menu item will be removed.