SIW Portable 2011.05.26 (system information for windows) Released

John T. Haller's picture
Submitted by John T. Haller on June 7, 2011 - 2:29pm

logoSIW Portable 2011.05.26 has been released. SIW is an advanced System Information for Windows tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings and displays it in an extremely comprehensible manner. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Suite. SIW is freeware for personal use.

SIW is packaged for portable use by the publisher, Topala Software Solutions.

Update automatically in the Platform 2.0 Beta 5 by clicking 'Check for Updates'.


ScreenshotThe system information is divided into few major categories:

  • Software Inventory: Operating System, Installed Software and Hotfixes, Processes, Services, Users, Open Files, System Uptime, Installed Codecs, Software Licenses (Product Keys / Serial Numbers / CD Key), Passwords Recovery.
  • Hardware Inventory: Motherboard, CPU, Sensors, BIOS, chipset, PCI/AGP, USB and ISA/PnP Devices, Memory, Video Card, Monitor, Disk Drives, CD/DVD Devices, SCSI Devices, S.M.A.R.T., Ports, Printers.
  • Network Information: Network Cards, Network Shares, currently active Network Connections, Open Ports.
  • Network Tools: MAC Address Changer, Neighborhood Scan, Ping, Trace, Statistics
  • Miscellaneous Tools: Eureka! (Reveal lost passwords hidden behind asterisks), Monitor Test, Shutdown / Restart.
  • Real-time monitors: CPU, Memory, Page File usage and Network Traffic.

Learn more about SIW... Installer / Format

SIW Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


SIW Portable is available for immediate download from the SIW Portable homepage. Get it today!

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John T. Haller's picture

It works fine for me. The server is the publisher's own server, so I'd suggest contacting them if you think the issue is theirs. As it works fine here, it may be an issue with your connection. Or it could be that the pause window is very short (poor dialup connections often experience pauses, some cloud hosts use very short windows in which to disconnect these connections, we used to have this issue with RackSpace Cloud downloads of our freeware).

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

When I plugged the portable drive after installed this SIW release my norton antivirus notified that the exe file is infected by Trojan.Gen.2

Luciano Brazil

I got this alert too. I'm guessing that Trojan.gen.2 just means Generic Trojan and has been picked up by heuristic scanning (i.e. this looks a bit like something else that was a Trojan) rather than a positive identification. I know some binaries get this just for being written in the same language as ones commonly used for malware (autoit?). You can notify the virus vendors but this might need doing for every major vendor every time the app is updated Sad

Gord Caswell's picture

This is a false positive. You should report it to Norton, or whichever antivirus you are using. The VirusTotal report on the file is here. Note that Symantec has listed it as clean.

I have reported to both AV's currently detecting according to VirusTotal. Please still report it to your AV provider.