Skip to main content

Monitor folders for unwanted changes with Spy-The-Spy

If you think that you are protected because you use an up to date anti virus application and anti spywares and such security tools, you might be mistaken. There is no security software that can give you complete protection. Viruses often slip through anti virus programs and anti spywares often fail to detect applications that are being secretly installed into your computer. One way to strengthen your defenses against malwares is to know exactly what is being installed on your system.

Spy-The-Spy is small tool that simply monitors system folders for any new EXE or DLL files being added or renamed. You can specify which folders you want to monitor and can even keep eye on entire drives. This way you can find out instantly whenever any application tries to install itself on your computer. In other words, instead of relying on some foggy anti spyware applications you become the anti spyware! If Spy-The-Spy detects a new EXE file being created in your system or programs folder and you aren't installing any software yourself, you know something is going fishy.

spy-the-spy1 spy-the-spy2

Spy-The-Spy is just a file monitor. It can't distinguish between legitimate files and real spywares, nor does it prevent these files from being created and renamed. It will only notify you whenever changes are detected so you are bound to get lots of false positives. The program can however quarantine the files if you wish to do so. The idea is to just make you aware of the changes taking place on your system. Spy-The-Spy isn't intended to replace your anti-spyware but complement it.


Popular posts from this blog

How to Record CPU and Memory Usage Over Time in Windows?

Whenever the computer is lagging or some application is taking too long to respond, we usually fire up task manager and look under the Performance tab or under Processes to check on processor utilization or the amount of free memory available. The task manager is ideal for real-time analysis of CPU and memory utilization. It even displays a short history of CPU utilization in the form of a graph. You get a small time-window, about 30 seconds or so, depending on how large the viewing area is.

Diagram 101: Different Types of Diagrams and When To Use Them

Diagrams are a great way to visualize information and convey meaning. The problem is that there’s too many different types of diagrams, so it can be hard to know which ones you should use in any given situation. To help you out, we’ve created this diagram that lays out the 7 most common types of diagrams and when they’re best used:

How to Schedule Changes to Your Facebook Page Cover Photo

Facebook’s current layout, the so called Timeline, features a prominent, large cover photo that some people are using in a lot of different creative ways. Timeline is also available for Facebook Pages that people can use to promote their website or business or event. Although you can change the cover photo as often as you like, it’s meant to be static – something which you design and leave it for at least a few weeks or months like a redesigned website. However, there are times when you may want to change the cover photo frequently and periodically to match event dates or some special promotion that you are running or plan to run. So, here is how you can do that.