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Activ for Windows

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Key Details of Activ

  • Monitor your system processes.
  • Last updated on August 26, 2015
  • There have been 1 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff

This very helpful tool tracks select system activity, but is best left to experienced users. Activ lacks an interface. The app is a behind-the-scenes monitoring tool that outputs information to a debugger utility. Installation is easy enough for a novice user, but only those happy with editing the Registry will want to operate this app.

Activ monitors select Registry changes, process creation and deletions, image loading, file opening, creating, deleting, reading, writing, and renaming. Without a graphic interface, the only method to operate Activ is by changing Registry settings. The installation file adds seven Registry entries. To enable Activ to monitor an item you merely set the appropriate Registry entry to one. Entering zero will stop monitoring.

Setting Activ is the easy part of the app. It takes an experienced user to understand the information Activ sends to the debugger utility. An Activ user also must know how to start and stop processes. Any user with those skills and a need to monitor system activity will want to use this freeware tool.

What's new in version 1.2

Version 1.2 added user interface program ActivSetup.exe to ease Activ settings selection and Registry monitoring is re-engineered using Microsoft Registry filtering model.


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
June 20, 2008
Latest update
August 26, 2015
Version
1.2
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 10
Additional Requirements
Windows XP/2003 Server/Vista
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
1,576
Downloads Last Week
0

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User Reviews

4/5

1 User Votes


Developer's Description

Monitor your system processes.

Activ can monitor in real-time: processes start/stop, reporting process name, ID and command line. Loading of images (DLLs), reporting image name, process ID where this image is loaded into, image base address and size. Registry functions execution, reporting key and value names.

File open/create, read, write, rename reporting process ID (PID) that accessed a file, file name, desired access, share access, file attributes, options, buffer length and status of the executed operation. Version 1.2 added user interface program ActivSetup.exe to ease Activ settings selection and Registry monitoring is re-engineered using Microsoft Registry filtering model.