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Is there a free tool to baseline file inventory and periodically check your os ?

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Something to verify if files have been added since original install to check for malware or something undetected?  Thanks
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by:ofirpro
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try McAfee stinger, it is a free tool that allows you to scan files for common viruses and malware
http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

for just malware i use malwarebytes's anti spyware
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
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by:Sp0cky
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Thanks but what I am looking for is a utility that inventories your files when you initially install your operating system and checks for changes or compares differences like.. a month later.  I was told it was out there but dont remember the name.
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Tolomir earned 1000 total points
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Take a look at:

http://www.ossec.net/main/

OSSEC is an Open Source Host-based Intrusion Detection System. It  performs log analysis, file integrity checking, policy monitoring,  rootkit detection, real-time alerting and active response.

It comes with a windows agent. The central host is webbased.

http://www.ossec.net/doc/manual/supported-systems.html#supported-systems

Tolomir
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by:udaya kumar laligondla
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You can use http://www.tripwire.org/ if it is LINUX machine. else you may have to buy the commercial version from http://www.tripwire.com/

you can try http://www.ionx.co.uk/ also
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by:Sp0cky
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Sorry I did not respond to this earlier!
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