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9/18/02) - New features include an add folder option (REQUESTED FEATURE), a Check for Updates feature, further optimization of the scan engine, tons of bug fixes, and much more (scroll down the page to read about the purpose of FileChecker)

Would the average computer user want to check out FileChecker? Sure – FileChecker is a great companion to your anti-virus and firewall programs.

Do you find FileChecker useful? Donate to help support future development!
(see more at bottom of page)

General Features (1.6 and earlier):
-Lets you specify files to watch.
-Notifies (if you want) and logs if changes/modifications/deletions/tamperings occur to the files you have selected.
-Runs in the background - can be minimized to the system tray for convenience.
-Is very small, and takes up very little memory.
-Can save your watch list and scan time preferences.
-Can start up minimized to the system tray, and begin watching your files silently.
-Can compute cryptographic hashes of files (checksums)!
-Has new installer program that should install extraneous files that were missing on some users’ computers.
-Added configuarble pop-up notification options (you can select to have pop ups for all detected changes, just for checksums, just for file deletions, combinations of those, etc.)
-Log file format changed to add date and time for events.
-Log file can now be set up to export to a text file (it is recommended you configure the log file to be placed in a directory OTHER than your FileChecker install directory).
-Watch-list is now stored in ENCRYPTED format (you can also change your current watch-list to encrypted format with a click of a button).
-Other configuration information (such as location of log file) is stored in ENCRYPTED format.
-You can select only certain files on your watch-list to be checksummed.
-Help file added.
-Password Protection
-Optional installation as a Windows Service (adds to the security!)
-Logging to the NT Event Log
-Administrator Lock-Down Features
-Bug Fixes
-Optional tool-tips to help new users.
-Fixed a small number of bugs some users were experiencing.
-Fixed "run-time error 6" crash.
-SMTP ALERT ENGINE! (Send e-mail alerts for deletions, checksum changes, etc.)
-Donation page
-Tutorial for beginning users

Newest Update (1.7) Adds:

-NEW: Addition of "Add Folder" option (with many features). REQUESTED FEATURE
-NEW: Addition of a "Check for Updates" feature!
-NEW: Further optimization of the main scan engine.
-NEW: Bug fixes.
-NEW: Minor interface tweaks.
-NEW: Addition of bug reports/support section.

This is the most stable, fastest, and best release of FileChecker yet!



The Purpose of FileChecker:
-To watch important system files for changes, modifications, or tampering (by malicious programs).
-To watch Anti-Virus program files, Anti-Trojan program files, anti-spyware program files, firewall files, etc. for tampering by rogue programs, and to notify if such action takes place.
-Now, FileChecker can log these events to the NT event log, and can run as a Windows service (for greater security).
-You can also use SMTP (e-mail) alerting, to send important information on file changes and deletions to any e-mail address.

Notes on use: It is not recommended to specify files like Anti-Virus virus definitions files in the FileChecker database. Since these files are updated quite often (and even possibly auto-updated in the background) it could cause many warnings. However, it IS recommended to add the main executable of your anti-virus program (at a minimum) to the FileChecker database.

Feel free to post suggestions for features at the forum address below!

Feel free to download FileChecker v1.7 here.

Comments/suggestions/bug reports can always be posted on the Wilders Security Organization forums, where the official FileChecker forum is located: .

Note on Donations: FileChecker is provided as freeware, and as such, no money is made from you using the software. The author would like to ask, if you find the software useful, that you consider making a donation to help support the continued development of the software.

You can use your credit card, if you wish, or your PayPal account (if you have one) - Paypal does deduct a small percentage of your donation amount to cover the credit card processing fees. You can donate EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN THE US - Paypal is now available in many other countries.

Thank you for your support and consideration!

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