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PCFerret 3.0.0.1044  Pick    

Size:   10.83MB

License:   FREEWARE

Publisher:  Visit Website | More Programs

Release Date:   2016-08-17

Submit Date:   2016-08-17

OS:  Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (32-Bit/64-Bit)

Downloads:   12979

Popularity:   Popularity:0/10


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Many people do not know how to manually get all important details about their computers. Fortunately, PCFerret makes it easy for anyone with basic computer skills to get a summary of a computer, including all connected pieces of hardware. The system information viewer does more than provide a comprehensive system summary. You can also use it to perform various functions, such as scheduling tasks and analyzing files.

Features at a Glance

  • Provides comprehensive system report
  • Generates complex passwords
  • Detects Alternate Data Streams
  • Analyzes files
  • Provides fast file search
  • Provides report about reboot operations

Using PCFerret

The software is especially designed with new users in mind, but it includes powerful features that advanced users will appreciate. Its tabbed graphic interface is so user-friendly and intuitive that novices won't need to worry about digging deep into the program to access required features.

In addition to the conventional File Menu, the program features a toolbar on the top part of its window, which has three buttons for analyzing files, generating passwords and closing the program. Below these are four tabs for welcome, system details, reboot operations and Alternate Data Streams.

It extracted and displayed detailed information about our computer, which could become especially handy for troubleshooting purposes. We got details about the operating system, installed .NET versions, monitors, computer, motherboard, BIOS, CPU, RAM, USB controllers, printers, sound devices, video adapters, network adapters and antivirus.

It is becoming increasingly important to have strong passwords that hackers cannot guess, but creating them can be challenging. Thanks to the Password Generator, we easily produced complex passwords that we customized to suit our preferences. If you do not want to bother with many options, you can simply select 'Make all characters unique' and then click the 'Generate New Password' button to come up with the strongest password.

Microsoft added Alternate Data Streams to the NTFS file system to make it more compatible with the Macintosh File System. They are mostly used as metadata of the main file. However, ADS may contain executable programs that can affect computers. Thankfully, PCFerret allowed us to view their content. Even if you cannot differentiate the things listed, the program detects and provides information about anything odd with the ADS. It marks executable ADS in red.

Besides the ADS, PCFerret let us analyze other files that we wanted to get more information about. In addition, this is an ideal program if you want to search for files based on their contents. This can be useful in different situations. For example, someone may deliberately change the suffix of a file to hide its content or inadvertently specify a wrong suffix. While performing a file search based on the suffix will mislead the searcher, PCFerret makes it possible to find the right file irrespective of its suffix.

Conclusion

PCFerret is a powerful system information viewer that allows you to get details about hidden data in addition to performing other tasks.

Software Product Description

PCFerret is a technical support, discovery and analysis tool. It is free of charge and has no ads or nag screens. The installer only installs PCFerret (no so-called extras).

The website is secured with SSL and the software is digitally signed. The website is verified as virus free by SiteLock.

Features include: Strong Password Generator, Reboot Operations Report, Alternate Data Stream (ADS) Analysis, File Analysis Module, Find File By Type (Content), integrated context-sensitive help, free for home and commercial use, constantly updated with new modules.

Requires: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.

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