Analyze Your Files With FileAlyzer
After the development of Spybot-Search & Destroy, Safer Computing has developed FileAlyzer, which is a file analysis tool. The tool helps you check for unknown executables for signs of malware. The name FileAlyzer was a typo to the name FileAnalyzer and they decided to keep the name. The program has a user-friendly interface. Once the program launches, open an EXE file and FileAlyzer opens a report window with no less than 21 tabs. This can be a little bit intimidating, but with careful focus, it is a breeze when handling the application. You can easily find out general file information for example location, size, and version, date of creation, last write and last access.
Different tabs do different things for the program here are just a few. When you click the “PE Header” tab, you will see many things, but notably you will see whether this is a 32 or 64-bit executable, a GUI or console program. The “PE Resources” tab list the resources that the file contains for example the icons and bitmaps. Left click on a resource to view it and right click to copy it to the clipboard or simply so save it to a file.
The “HEX” tab is particularly useful especially if you are trying to find out what exactly an executable does. It opens well and allows you to go through the file. Right-click and select “search for strings”, the FileAlyzer lists the text strings your file contains, any Registry keys, URLs, file names and GUIDs. The “Virus Total” tab allows you to submit the file for analysis. FileAlyzer also lists your file NTFS streams. Its function is to import, export, and PE sections. You can export key file details as a text, HTML or XML report.