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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:44 PM

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When Windows goes wrong, try Kernel Mode Drivers Manager
By Mike Williams
2012-05-02

Whether your PC is slow, unstable, or perhaps infected by malware, checking your system?s kernel mode drivers is often a good place to begin diagnosing your problems. And you don?t have to install any third-party software to get started: just running MSINFO32 and browsing to Software Environment > System Drivers will give you a basic view of what?s currently installed.

If that?s a little too basic for your liking, though, you could try Kernel Mode Drivers Manager. It?s still very straightforward to use (you don?t have to be a geek to figure out what?s going on), but the program also provides a number of useful extras to help you get a better understanding of what?s happening on your system.

The program starts by displaying all the core details you need, of course: driver file name, publisher, description and so on. And it sensibly sorts this list by driver load order, so you can immediately get a feel for how important specific drivers might be.
You can remove Microsoft kernel mode drivers from the list, to help you concentrate on everything else (right-click the list, select Hide Microsoft Drivers).

The program can highlight suspect files, too (right-click, select Highlight Suspicious Modules). We wouldn?t place too much reliance on this, in our experience it raises a lot of false alarms, but if you think your system might be infected by malware then it could at least give you some files to check first.

More about:
http://betanews.com/...rivers-manager/

http://en.wikipedia....river_Framework
http://msdn.microsof...3(v=vs.85).aspx



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