SIW - Freeware Version

SIW - Freeware Version

Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2010.04.28
  • Total Downloads:
    21,761
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 28, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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1 stars

"Can't run EXE"

September 25, 2011  |  By Noko71

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

non at present

Cons

AVG will not let it run

Summary

AVG anti-virus will not let me run this application as it says there is a virus and malware attached to it, the reason i use c net for my free-ware downloads is because it's the only site i fully trust, i'm guessing this is an oversight on behalf of AVG Internet security but unfortunately there is no way i can successfully run this EXE while using AVG 2011, is there anything like this program i can run without my Internet security finding it as a virus or malware?

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5 stars

"Comprehensive"

September 25, 2011  |  By ejmfoley

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Tells you everything about your computer: hardware, software, network, peripherals. Need to know what brand of chipset you have, or how many files are in your Games folder, this thing will tell you.

Cons

None that I've seen and I've used this for years.

Summary

Blows Belarc Advisor out of the water. The best at summarizing your computer's hardware and software. Fast, too.
Regarding the remarks above about a possible virus, I did a little research. VirusTotal has 41 out of 44 vendors of anti-virus software giving this a clean bill of health. And there seem to be a lot of false positives involving win32.heur, especially with AVG. There is nothing wrong with this software. As a matter of fact, it's excellent.

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2 stars

"Good, But nothing to write home about or keep"

September 19, 2011  |  By RebelWIL

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

1) Gives easy to read and understand information for the experienced user - not recommended for the novice or basic computer users.
2) Was easy to download, install and remove

Cons

1) Tripped up my virus programs (Norton & Microsoft Security Essentials) on 2 different machines (Windows Vista & Windows 7) which I had to disable to install
2) No real "Help" files made some of the information useless and unable to understand.

Summary

I have downloaded and tried a good number of these "System Information" utility programs and while this program was good over all, it was lacking some system tools and I could not get it to replace the Windows Task Manager (a must have feature for me).

I basically got lost in all the information and would suggest to the programmers that they might want to also add a "basic & advanced" viewer which might help both the beginner and advanced computer users.

I still think the program "System Explorer" by Mister Group (available here (CNet Download.com) is a far superior system utility because it allows you to use it over the Windows Task Manager easily and has some other nice features.

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1 stars

"Am getting a Virus alert from AVG. Win32/Heur"

September 18, 2011  |  By redskinsdc

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Did not download because of Virus threat.

Cons

Win32/Heur

Summary

Did not download. I see some people say it`s great. Just can`t take a chance on the Virus. Also read where it talks about false positives. Any help out there. Thanks

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1 stars

"Hidden spyware in Cnet download"

September 12, 2011  |  By LokiAesir

 |  Version: SIW - Freeware Version 2011.07.07

Pros

non didn't install

Cons

hidden spyware

Summary

The file downloaded by the Cnet downloader required installation which this program shouldn't. It is supposed to be a stand alone exe with no installation. Also the Installer adds OpenCandy software to scan system and recommend addition software was well. Google the software SIW and publisher site should be 1st hit. Better off getting it directly from them.

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5 stars

"Tells you literally everything"

July 23, 2011  |  By Stinger15

 |  Version: SIW - Freeware Version 2010.07.14

Pros

-So much information I don't know what to do with.
-Executable so you don't have to install
-Quick and easy to navigate

Cons

None that I could come up with.

Summary

Such a great program. I would recommend this over any other informational program, like CPU-z. It has 3x as much info as CPUz does. If you are looking for any information about your computer, that it be hardware, software, ports, or even passwords, this is the program to use.

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5 stars

"Tells you all you want to know - and more!"

May 06, 2011  |  By ia3d

 |  Version: SIW - Freeware Version 2010.07.14

Pros

Excellent software. Takes up no room at all and tells you everything you'd ever want to know about your software, hardware and net.

Cons

None that I know of.

Summary

This software saves me having to open up cases to find out serial numbers, amount, model and speed of RAM, make, model and serial of hard and disc drives and anything else I'd like to know when servicing someone's PC. It's a real winner - and the price is right!

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5 stars

"Realy good"

April 25, 2011  |  By almagi

 |  Version: SIW - Freeware Version 2010.07.14

Pros

All features one might need

Cons

Can't see any.

Summary

Get it !

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5 stars

"fastest tempature read out and system summeay"

March 20, 2011  |  By wardenone

 |  Version: SIW - Freeware Version 2010.07.14

Pros

looks smooth and never fails to amaze me

Cons

needs a screen saver

Summary

When you want a great uitily this is it thanks so much for this.

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4 stars

"Comprehensive information"

February 18, 2011  |  By fred64ha

 |  Version: SIW - Freeware Version 2010.07.14

Pros

The app is portable, so you can execute it from a folder on a usb stick. This finds out the most information of any tool I use.

Cons

Installation program flagged as malware by MSE. MSE will not allow the install unless you turn off realtime. Why the heck does this portable app now need an installation? Never used to.

Summary

Getting around the anti virus is worth the effort.

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General
Publisher SIW
Publisher web site http://www.gtopala.com
Release Date April 28, 2010
Date Added April 28, 2010
Version 2010.04.28
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 21,761
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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