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Stream Detector v1.2

Stream Detector is a useful utility which finds all hidden Alternate Data Streams (ADS) on NTFS drives. After finding the alternate data streams, you can extract these streams, delete the file, delete unwanted streams, or export the list of found streams to a log file. This program can also list multiple hidden streams and can properly detect alternate data streams on an actual folder\directory.

For Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32\64-bit)

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Find Alternate Data Streams (ADS)

Stream Detector is a great tool for forensic analysis to discover hidden files (such as archives, images, videos, executables, databases, etc) within the alternate data streams. This tool can be used to find and delete hidden alternate data streams used by malware and rootkits, such as the infamous Backdoor.Rustock.A that used to hide its kernel-mode driver file into System32 folder as a stream.

Find ADS on NTFS

Detect all hidden Alternate Data Streams (ADS) on NTFS drives.

Extract Streams

You can extract the content of any Alternate Data Streams found.

Delete Streams

You can delete a stream and you can also delete the file that hosts it.

Forensic Analysis

Find hidden files (such as archives, images, videos, etc) within the ADS.

Streams on Folders

Properly detect Alternate Data Streams on a folder\directory.

Multiple Streams

This tool supports listing also of multiple Alternate Data Streams.

Ignore Safe Streams

You can ignore safe Alternate Data Streams (like Zone.Identifier and Win32App_1).

Create Streams

You can also create a custom file Alternate Data Stream.

Detailed Information

Show detailed information about all Alternate Data Streams found.

Export Report

You can easily export the list of all found streams on a text file.

No Spyware\Adware

The program is free from spyware, adware or other pests, nothing extra is installed.

Free to Use

This software is completely free to use for anyone, at home and at work.

Application Screenshots

Here there are some screenshots of the application.

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Product Details

Version 1.2
Last Updated January 16, 2018
Operating System For Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32\64-bit)
Category Forensic Analysis Tools
License Type Freeware
File Size 1.3 MB