Note: This review addresses v2008.10.28.0 of
Feeling out of touch with your PC? You can ask the SIW tool
anything about your PC–it’ll give you a list of regional settings
or scheduled tasks, or which DLLs are loaded and which are shared.
How about which video and audio codecs you have installed, or
details about your network or open ports? SIW has everything,
offering lists that you can easily access from toolbar shortcuts or
from a panel with a hierarchy list.
By the way, because this version of SIW is a stand-alone utility
that you don’t need to install, it’ll run directly from a USB flash
drive, a floppy (if you still have one), a burned rescue CD, or a
Be careful: Unless you uncheck the Add Crawler Toolbar to IE and
Firefox box during the installation, SIW will automatically install
that toolbar and make it your default search provider.