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logging or watching installations

Posted on 2004-09-16
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Does anyone know if there is a program out there that can log or show a realtime log of where programs are being installed.

A prime example would be the stealth mode installation of spector pro 5.

Where does it go???  and what gets installed??

I think this would be helpful for also completely removing other programs and their associated dlls.

I just cant seem to find what I am looking for with the keywords I am searching with in google.  Any info would be a good thing.

Thanks people
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Thanx,, but just out curiosity, why a C?

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It doesnt quite work like I had expected.  Dont get me wrong.. it does work, but I was looking more for a program that will track the individual files which are installed.  In my question above, I was loking for a 'realtime' as it is happening kind of watcher.  That way you can watch or log the files that get installed with each application.  ie. when you install norton antivirus, where are all of the files that get installed?  I mean ALL of the files that the installer adds or changes.  Your suggestion does in fact show where some of the main exe files are located but what about the dll's which get put into the system32 folder or the kernel that gets modified or whatever else happens when norton gets installed.  I wanna know what they are putting on my machine and where they are sticking it.
So your answer is right but only part right.
Thanks though, at least you were kind enough to post.  Nobody else had any ideas.  Got any more?

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OK, thanx for the explanation.

For the moment, I don't have any other ideas, sorry.

Jvuz
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