Archive for the ‘Utilities Update’ Category

New utility that lists computers and devices connected to your network

Wednesday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Tuesday, 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.

 

New utility that shows the list of all event log sources installed on your system

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

EventLogSourcesView is a new tool that displays the list of all event log sources installed on your system.
For every event log source, the following information is displayed: Event Source Name, Event Type, DLL/EXE Files containing the event message strings, Registry Modified Time, and version information taken from the DLL/EXE file (Product Name, Company, File Description, File Version)
EventLogSourcesView also allows you to export the event log sources list into tab-delimited/comma-delimited/html/xml file.

EventLogSourcesView

EventLogSourcesView

You can download the EventLogSourcesView utility from this Web page.

 

 

New utility that calculates the network latency of every TCP connection

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

NetworkLatencyView is a new utility for Windows that listens to the TCP connections on your system and calculates the network latency (in milliseconds) for every new TCP connection detected on your system. For every IP address, NetworkLatencyView displays up to 10 network latency values, and their average. The latency value calculated by NetworkLatencyView is very similar to the result you get from pinging to the same IP address.
NetworkLatencyView also allows you to easily export the latency information to text/csv/tab-delimited/html/xml file, or copy the information to the clipboard and then paste it to Excel or other application.

In order to allow this tool to capture the TCP packets, you may need to install the WinPcap capture driver or Microsoft Network Monitor driver - version 3.4.

NetworkLatencyView

NetworkLatencyView

You can download this new utility from this Web page.

 

New utility for Windows Vista/7/8/2008 that displays the logon/logoff times

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

WinLogOnView is a new tool for Windows Vista/7/8/2008 that analyses the security event log of Windows operating system, and detects the exact date/time that users logged on and logged off. For every time that a user log on/log off to your system, the following information is displayed: Logon ID, User Name, Domain, Computer, Logon Time, Logoff Time, Duration, and network address.
WinLogOnView also allows you to easily export the logon sessions information to tab-delimited/comma-delimited/html/xml file.

WinLogOnView

WinLogOnView

You can download this new tool from this Web page.

New utility for Windows that shows the dates/times that the computer was turned on

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

TurnedOnTimesView is a new tool that analyses the event log of Windows operating system, and detects the time ranges that your computer was turned on. For every period of time that the computer was turned on, the following information is displayed: Startup Time, Shutdown Time, Duration, Shutdown Reason, Shutdown Type, Shutdown Process, and Shutdown Code.

TurnedOnTimesView allows you to get this information from your local computer, and from remote computer on your network if you have enough privilege to read the event log of Windows remotely.

TurnedOnTimesView

TurnedOnTimesView

You can download this new tool from this Web page.

 

New DNS Sniffer utility

Friday, May 24th, 2013

DNSQuerySniffer is a new network sniffer utility that shows the DNS queries sent on your system. For every DNS query, the following information is displayed: Host Name, Port Number, Query ID, Request Type (A, AAAA, NS, MX, and so on), Request Time, Response Time, Duration, Response Code, Number of records, and the content of the returned DNS records.
You can easily export the DNS queries information to csv/tab-delimited/xml/html file, or copy the DNS queries to the clipboard, and then paste them into Excel or other spreadsheet application.

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

DNSQuerySniffer

DNSQuerySniffer

You can download this new utility from this Web page.

WebBrowserPassView now extracts the passwords from Internet Explorer 10.0

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

The new version of WebBrowserPassView utility (v1.40) has the ability to extract the passwords stored by Internet Explorer 10.0
You might think that I added only one feature for this new release, but I actually added 2 features: one for supporting Internet Explorer 10.0 on Windows 8 and the other to support Internet Explorer 10.0 on Windows 7.

That's because IE10 stores the passwords in completely 2 different ways. On Windows 7, it still stores the passwords like the previous versions of IE, under the following Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\IntelliForms\Storage2
The passwords under this Registry key are encrypted with the URL string and thus  WebBrowserPassView needs to scan the browsing history of IE to decrypt these passwords. Due to the changes on IE10, WebBrowserPassView failed to read the IE history and thus it also failed to get the passwords. The new version of WebBrowserPassView reads the history of IE10 properly and thus the password decryption process also works properly.

On IE10 under Windows 8 it's a completely different story: The passwords are now stored inside the 'Windows Vault', located in the file system under C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Vault\4BF4C442-9B8A-41A0-B380-DD4A704DDB28
WebBrowserPassView extracts these passwords by using the undocumented Credential Vault Client Library  (vaultcli.dll)

The support for IE10 passwords is also added to the Password Security Scanner tool, and soon it'll also be added to the IE PassView utility.