WinAudit Freeware v3.1 from Parmavex Services

WinAudit is an inventory utility for Windows computers. It creates a comprehensive report on a machine's configuration, hardware and software. WinAudit is free, open source and can be used or distributed by anyone. IT experts in academia, government, industry as well as security conscious professionals in the armed services, defence contractors, electricity generators and police forces use WinAudit.

WinAudit is Free Open Source Software (FOSS) published under the European Union Public Licence (EUPL). This license is Free Software Foundation and Open Software Initiative certified as well as approved by the European Commission. It is available in 22 official languages of the European Union. The English version of the EUPL can be downloaded in PDF from The EUPL is compatible with GNU General Public License (GNU GPL) v. 2, Open Software License (OSL) v. 2.1, v. 3.0 and others.

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What's New

 Version 3.1

Change: Override default '.txt' extension in log file path (thanks aamjohns)
Bug Fix: Spurious operating system edition descriptions (thanks aamjohns)
Bug Fix: Windows 10 Access Database connection issue (thanks Joao C. & Marius D.)
Bug Fix: Double count of virtual volume storage (thanks Patrick R.)
Bug Fix: Incorrect processor package identifier (thanks Karol O.)
Bug Fix: Updated list of operating system editions (thanks Neil N.)
Bug Fix: Invalid Spanish database VIEW name (thanks Ismael G.)
Bug Fix: Windows 10 incorrectly reported as Vista (thanks Aaron J.)
Bug Fix: Incorrect Japanese (Shift-JIS) characters in comma separated output (thanks Josse Q.)
Bug Fix: Incorrect GMT difference when daylight saving in effect (thanks Chris G.)
Change: Re-work database export by using a locally stored GUID in WinAuditGuid.txt.
Bug Fix: Remove redundant string buffer overflow check on database export of Fully Qualified Domain Name (thanks Chris G.)
Change: Show a message if no Extended Display Identification Data is available.
Added: Detect Windows 10.
Added: Add file extension to path in Save File dialog box.
Added: Separator declaration to csv output for Excel usability (thanks Denis D.)
Bug Fix: Incorrect operating system build number on Windows 8 (thanks Denis D.)
Added: Save data in columnar comma separated output (csv2).
Change: Two computer identifiers used for database export.
Added: Detect "Delayed Start" services (thanks suggestion George N.)
Bug Fix: Redundant rich text escape sequences (thanks Thomas L.)

In Version 3.0.11

•  Bug fix:  Redundant rich text escape sequences (thanks Thomas L.)

 In Version 3.0.10

 •  Bug fix: Missing default strings when run from the command line (thanks Thomas L.)

 In Version 3.0.9

 •  Bug fix:  Incorrect Local Group comma separated list (thanks ZeeDee)

 In Version 3.0.8

•  Bug fix: Missing Automatic Updates in SQL report (thanks RedErik)

In Version 3.0

•  Bug fix: Monitor detection bug (thanks Jiri S.).

•  Bug fix: Missing Windows Product ID on some systems (thanks Jiri S.).

•  Bug fix:  ISO8601 conformat timestamps for SQL Server (thanks Miroslav P.).

•  Added: IP Routing table (thanks James R. for suggestion).

•  Dropped: Support for Windows version prior to XP.

•  Dropped: Printing.

•  Dropped: Export data to Oracle™ database.

•  Dropped: Save report in chm, pdf and formatted text and xml formats.

•  Dropped: The lengthy tasks of finding files and listing system files.

•  Changed: Command line options.

•  Added: OLE DB Drivers.

•  Added: Timestamps in the command line (thanks Aaron J. for suggestion and testing).

•  Added: Support for PostgreSQL (thanks Lukasz Dargiewicz for suggestion and testing).

•  Bug Fix: Missing manufacturer name in data posted to database (thanks Aaron J.)

•  Bug Fix: Output file path truncation at full stop (thanks Ken C.).

•  Added: Additional security related policies and settings.

•  Added: Detect software installed by the current user.


•  CNET: Editor reviewed - outstanding

•  BEW Global: Digital Forensics and Data Leakage Protection - Best Practices, 2011

•  e-fense: Included on Helix Live CD

•  Jones & Bartlett Learning: Laboratory Manual to Accompany System Forensics, vLab Solutions Staff

•  MajorGeeks: 5 star rating

•  Malware Forensics: Investigating and Analyzing Malicious Code, Page 85, Cameron et al.

•  Maximum PC: Annual softy award, 2007

•  Redmond Magazine: Productivity on the Go, 2006

•  Smart Computing: July 2008, Vol. 19 Issue 7, Page(s) 56-60 in print issue

•  Snapfiles: Must have freeware app

•  Softpedia: 100% clean of malware

•  Southern Illinois University: Recommend by their information security team

•  UBCD4Win: Included on Ultimate Boot CD for Windows

• Non-Traditional Uses of Forensics in Security Analysis, Kaplan and Bittner, 2013

•  Windows ITPro: Recommended by Douglas Toombs

Known Issues

•  Report creation can be very slow when right-to-left (Hebrew) characters are present

•  Emsisoft Anti-Malware may stop and/or quarantine WinAudit. This happens when WinAudit attempts to obtain a list of programmes running on the computer. You will need to set an exception rule in Emsisoft to allow WinAudit to run.

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