Softpedia Editor's Review for Portable SIW Free 2010
Everything you want to know about your computer
Written by Elena Opris on April 15th, 2013
This is the portable version of SIW, a tool that can provide you with information about your computer system.
Since the software doesn't require installation, your Windows registry entries will remain unchanged. Plus, you can place SIW on an external device and run it on any computer.
The user interface of the program consists of a standard window in which you can view information about your software, hardware and network.
Thus, you can check out data about the operating system, system directories and files, installed programs, applications, security, licenses, accessibility, environment, regional settings, file associations, running processes, loaded DLLs, drivers, NT services and pipes and shared DLLs.
You can also find out information about ActiveX, passwords, motherboard, BIOS, CPU, memory, sensors, devices, PCI, system slots, network adapters, video sound device, open ports, shares, RAS connections, and more.
In addition, you can print or export a report file (in the HTML, CSV, TXT or XML format), copy a particular text fragment to clipboard, as well as use the "Undo" and "Redo" buttons.
Furthermore, you can use other tools, such as a password revealer and MAC address changer. Plus, you can perform an online broadband speed scan, view CPU and memory usage, shutdown or restart the computer, and more.
The program uses a low to moderate amount of system resources. However, it doesn't include a help file. Also, some areas take several seconds to load (e.g. "Shared DLLs").
We haven't come across any problems during our tests. Since SIW offers very detailed information about a computer, we mainly recommend it to experienced users.
Portable SIW Free 2010 description
Here are some key features of "Portable SIW Free 2010":
· Software Inventory: Operating System, Installed Software and Hotfixes, Processes, Services, Users, Open Files, System Uptime, Installed Codecs, Software Licenses (Product Keys / Serial Numbers / CD Key), Passwords Recovery.
· Hardware Inventory: Motherboard, Sensors, BIOS, CPU, chipset, PCI/AGP, USB and ISA/PnP Devices, Memory, Video Card, Monitor, Disk Drives, CD/DVD Devices, SCSI Devices, S.M.A.R.T., Ports, Printers.
· Network Information: Network Cards, Network Shares, currently active Network Connections, Open Ports.
· Network Tools: MAC Address Changer, Neighborhood Scan, Ping, Trace, Statistics
· Miscellaneous Tools: Eureka! (Reveal lost passwords hidden behind asterisks), Monitor Test, Shutdown / Restart.
· Real-time monitors: CPU, Memory, Page File usage and Network Traffic.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Updated Licenses (Adobe Acrobat 9, AutoCAD 2010, Autocad LT 2009, Corel VideoStudio 12 Pro, Techsmith Camtasia Studio 5/6, etc.).
· Updated devices database.
· Minor enhancements and compatibility fixes.
| ||Softpedia guarantees that Portable SIW Free 2010 Build 0714 is 100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors. [read more >] |