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 Security InstallSpy v2.0 - track changes to your pc
This is a really nice utility for reporting changes to your Windows OS that are made during a program installation. It tracks file changes and registry entries and a whole lot more. I especially like the html reports it generates (see View a sample report below). I only wish the author had included a quick way to have this program reverse any changes it records. That's exactly what Total Uninstall does and why I just can't live without it. I like InstallSpy but I could live without it.
Website - Download - View a sample report - Quote from the website
This is not spyware, but a program to help you discover spyware! Track any and all changes to the registry and file system, and also record all shell notification events (e.g. media inserted), when a program is installed, uninstalled, or run. This can warn you of programs trying to install new services, programs that are set to run on reboot, changes to your home page, etc. It's a highly configurable program that allows you to catch any change to your system. Filtering lets you zoom down to the details that are most important to you.
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