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The free Windows tools available from Sysinternals are indispensable. By far my two favorite tools are Process Explorer and Autoruns. With these two tools I can get rid of any persistent spyware/malware that may find its way through my defenses. Regmon is probably my next favorite tool.
Quotes from Sysinternals:
Find out what files, registry keys and other objects processes have open, which DLLs they have loaded, and more. This uniquely powerful utility will even show you who owns each process.
See what programs are configured to startup automatically when your system boots and you login. Autoruns also shows you the full list of Registry and file locations where applications can configure auto-start settings.
This monitoring tool lets you see all Registry activity in real-time.
most definetly must haves… industry standards.