SIW - Tools


Eureka!

Reveal passwords hidden behind asterisks (bullets)

  • Show passwords behind a row of "****" asterisks (bullets).
  • Supports common password edit controls and Internet Explorer 6-7 password fields.
  • Show all passwords in an Internet Explorer 6-7 window at the same time.
  • It works fine with most Windows applications such as Outlook, WS_FTP, CuteFTP and ICQ.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Supports Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 2008, Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 200

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MAC Address Changer

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Notes:

  • See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAC_address#Address_details
  • There is an option to change the MAC address on some network cards under the Advanced tab in the network adapter's Properties menu.
  • On the Intel site there is this disclaimer:
    The Media Access Control (MAC) address is hard-coded on Intel® wireless adapters and cannot be changed.
    Some third-party software applications can "spoof" a MAC address to a different address, but for security reasons, Intel does not support this practice.
    Beginning with 12.x wireless driver package, the possibility of "spoofing" the MAC address was blocked to prevent this practice.
  • Some adapters/drivers allow you to change only the first octet from the built in value 00 to 02, 06, 0A or 0E.
  • It seems that some devices have issue with network adapters not having '00' as first octet of MAC address. See https://communities.cisco.com/thread/7911

Wake-On-LAN

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CPU and Memory Usage

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Microsoft Tools

  • Computer Management Console
  • Certificate Manager
  • Change Product Key
  • Component Services
  • Device Manager
  • Disk Cleanup
  • Disk Manager
  • Event Viewer
  • Group Policy
  • Enable/Disable Hibernation
  • Local Users and Groups Manager
  • Memory Diagnostic Tool
  • Microsoft System Configuration
  • Microsoft System Information
  • Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool
  • ODBC Administrator
  • On Screen Keyboard
  • Open GodMode Directory
  • Problem Steps Recorder
  • Performance Monitor
  • Reliability Monitor
  • Resource Monitor
  • Shared Folders
  • Service Control Manager
  • System File Checker
  • Task Manager
  • User Accounts
  • User Control
  • Verify WMI Repository
  • Welcome Center
  • WMI Management
  • WMI Repair


Shutdown / Restart Computer

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Monitor Test

The Monitor Test allows you to easily check for dead or defective pixels on LCD monitors.
You can use it to test a new LCD monitor before purchasing, or an already purchased monitor during the warranty period (you may get a replacement according to the manufacturer's dead pixel policy).
A defective (dead or stuck) pixel is a pixel that does not illuminate properly or does not display the correct color output. It usually looks like an annoying black, white or colored spot on your screen.
The Monitor Test fills the entire screen with one of the colors that make up a pixel, allowing you to inspect the screen for pixels that do not match the selected color.

The screen color is changed automatically every 4 seconds (automatic mode) or every time when you press the space bar (manual mode).

Other keyboard shortcuts:
  • a - automatic mode
  • r - red screen
  • g - green screen
  • b - blue screen
  • w - white screen
  • k - black screen
  • 1 to 9 - change speed (default 4)
  • Esc - end test

MUI Cache Viewer

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URL Explorer (Cookies, History and Internet Files)

Cookies

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History

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Internet Files

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Open Files

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Options

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SIW Viewer

SIW Viewer is used to show XML Reports created by SIW.

Download SIW Viewer
This file is © Sorinel Cristescu
Microsoft .NET Framework is required. You can download it from Microsoft.

SIW Viewer

How to create an XML Report using SIW

SIW - Save As XML

Download SIWViewer source code from Github.
You can compile it using Visual C# Express.


Control Panel Applet

John Tergen has created a Control Panel Applet for SIW, in order to start it.
Download the applet and save it in the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 directory (or C:\Windows\SysWOW64 if you have a 64-bit Windows).
The applet's configuration is stored in Registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\NKY Inc.\Siw).
If you want to know more about writing Control Panel Applets, here is The Book.
Download SIW_CPL source code from GitHub.