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RE: is this true?
At 11:32 PM 11/14/97 -0500, claribba wrote:
>I received the following message from Ben Leal at MS.com.
>Guess our emails are being monitored? Couldn't get the link to bring up
>anything on this subject, even checking the archives for 10/97.
>> If you want to see what is happening on you system check out
This links to a page with a utility called RegMon, written by
a couple of NT gurus, and featured by Win95 expert Brian Livingston in his
in Windows Sources magazine. You can also find this utility at their site
at http://www.ntinternals.com (choose Windows95 Utils on the main menu.)
However, as I posted before, this misses the point. Scanning for registry
will not detect the alleged MSN or MSIE misbehaviors.
(It would not even have detected the Registration Wizard (mis)behavior that
Schulman discovered, since that is a read only activity that does not
registry. RegMon is an excellent tool for what it was designed for: to help
IS professionals do application integration and solve support issues
system & registry settings by figuring out what the heck happens to the
registry when you change something. It is definitely worth having.)
However, you might use the tool FileMon, also available at
to monitor accesssing of files, if, for instance, you want to see what is
happening to the MSIE cache files, or what that "mysterious" whirling of
your disk is (usually fastfind importunely indexing).
In general, the NTInternals site is a great source of information about
many of the little or un- documented aspects of Win95 & NT. They have
even gotten in trouble a couple times with MS for publishing utilities
that are ..umm ..a little too internal; a sure sign they are doing a great
Randolph W. Thornton
President, The LAN Guide Company