MJ Registry Watcher v1.2.8.2

Checker on 2 Mar 2014
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

MJ Registry Watcher is a system tray program that monitors and alerts you to changes to any registry keys files or folders. The default set of keys and files should ensure that nothing gets run at startup without your knowledge and important boot up files don't get changed behind your back, but you can configure it to suit your own needs. The program can also keep a full history of alerts in a log file.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegWatcher.exe.
What's new?
  • There is now a new option on the "Customisations" menu called "Always Add Exempted Items to Customisation Files". If this is checked when an alert occurs and you decide to exempt the key, value or filespec that causes the alert, the exemption is written to the relevant customisation file instead of the relevant exemption file. Customisation files are never overwritten by an update to MJ RegWatcher, whereas exemption files are occasionally updated. This setting is saved in the configuration file so that it is remembered between sessions.
  • Engine uses even less CPU resource.
  • Added some exemptions for Adobe Flash Player update, new IE stuff and some others. If you have your own exemptions that you'd like to preserve, please transfer them to your customisation files before updating.

6 comments on MJ Registry Watcher  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

dot 2007-01-27 06:28

Have been using RegistryProt for years instead (from the producers of acclaimed ProcessGuard). It's only about 116 KB on the HDD and uses extremely little resources (about 130 K only!). Has to be installed, I think, though Uniextract might work to, so it will start up with Windows (can also be set in the tiny interface) and do reliably its job ALL of the time. Detected repeatedly trojans here that wanted to install themselves. Doesn't even sit in the system tray and is so unobtrusive you mostly forget about it, unless you do a major install. I'm so satisfied with this smart, little program that I won't even consider trying 1 MB sized (unextracted) MJ Registry Watcher. I bet MJ can't outdo Registry Prot in usage of low resources either. Just as a hint. (Just checked the screenshot. MJ seems to be a bit more versatile and configurable, with a good interface, but I still prefer completely unobtrusive RegistryProt with virtually no interface at all)

Maybe someone who hasn't installed it yet can check whether RegProt can be considered portable (I think it is).

http://www.diamondcs.com.au/index.php?page=products

Aserone 2007-03-05 06:06

For anyone interested in DiamondCS products I think you should be aware of possible problems with the company.


DiamondCS Support Forums closed:

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=909266

"We do advise those having paid for software but never received keys, serial numbers, etc. to contact the appropriate channel(s) in order to get a refund.

The DCS softwares are allowed to be discussed in other appropriate forums over on this board. Keep in mind though, there's no official backup anymore from company representatives and therefore, don't expect official company responses."

hojtsy 2007-06-10 08:52

Comparing MJ Registry Watcher with DCS RegProt can not be complete with only considering resource usage and obstrusiveness. As you want them to provide protection you should also consider the level of protection they provide. As you might know DCS RegProt only protects 5 of the registry locations used to set applications for autostart. In comparison MJ RegWatch protects more than 100 different locations in registry. Most of these locations are already exploited by some malwares to autostart themselfs. In this light the protection provided by DCS RegProt can be considered inadequate.

DJKarmaD 2008-04-02 22:47

Wow, it's back to being freeware again!
The best, lightest registry monitor of it's kind around.

Kerfeu 2011-03-18 16:44

I cannot download MJ Registry Watcher 1.2.7.2. Avast blocks it saying that it's a malware... arwwdwin.exe in the zip seems to be the culprit.
Any idea about this problem?

V1.2.7.2

dany 2011-06-26 20:10

arwwdwin.exe is a watchdog program that makes sure that RegWatcher can't be terminated by malicious software without you knowing it. It's not harmful in this case, but these kind of programs do often trigger false positives. That's a good thing, but it's up to you to decide if the program is legit or not.
You can always check out the RegWatcher forums or scan the file at http://virusscan.jotti.org/ if you're not sure.
Version 1.2.7.3 is completely clean on jotti.org

V1.2.7.3

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