End user agreement for Stream Viewer
Stream Viewer Property Page Extension Utility
Stream Viewer can be installed on Windows NT4, 2000 and XP. It will add a new Properties window when a file is right-clicked and "Properties" is selected. The new window, named "Streams", provides access to view and/or delete Alternate Data Streams (ADS) associated with a file.
Alternate Data Streams are hidden files that can be permanently linked to visible files on NTFS file systems. As such, they present a potential security risk and may be used to restrict your control of your own computer, since ADS are not normally visible, editable, or deletable through Windows Explorer.
When the Streams tab in a file's Properties dialogue is selected, a list is displayed of any ADSs that file may have. Selecting an ADS in the list and clicking "View" will display the content of that stream. (If the stream is greater than 2 KB, only the first 2 KB will be displayed. If the display includes strange characters the stream may be a "binary" file - a non-text file such as a picture or executable.)
Click "Delete" to remove the selected stream from the file.
Any NT system installed to an NTFS file system partition is capable of saving ADSs. The Stream Viewer was created as a security aid for Windows NT systems. (NT4, 2000, XP) Also, with the release of Windows XP Service Pack 2, files downloaded from the Internet using Internet Explorer are permanently labelled with an ADS named "Zone.Identifier". The Zone.Identifier stream contains a record of the IE security zone that the file came from and may include the original source URL of the file. That may cause Windows XP to warn about the safety of the downloaded file every time it is opened! Stream Viewer can be used to remove these intrusive Zone.Identifier streams and stop the pointless security nags that are caused by them.
Stream Viewer is copyrighted software. Ownership is retained by JSWare. This software is free to use. It comes with no guarantees or product support. You use it at your own risk.
Uninstall through Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY:
The Stream Viewer software is provided as is, without warranty of any kind, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. The author further disclaims all warranties, including without limitation any implied warranties of merchant-ability, fitness for a particular purpose, and noninfringement. The entire risk arising out of the use or performance of the product and documentation remains with recipient to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.
In no event shall the author be liable for any consequential, incidental, direct, indirect, special, punitive, or other damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages from loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or other pecuniary loss) arising out of this agreement or the use of or inability to use the product, even if the author has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Copyright(c) 2005-2009 by
Joseph K. Priestley