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  1. Web viewer and Telegram bot

    Telegram bot for notification.
    Web log viewer.

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  2. RegEx Patterns

    Support for regular expressions in include and exclude patterns

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  3. Check file type changes to help stop Ramsonware

    Trace file type change.
    This would help with Ramsonware.
    They change the file type from eg. Excel file type to something else due to encryption and they do it on several files within a short period of time.

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  4. Include a scheduler module to allow the scheduling of applications

    A sceduler to run applications would be useful

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  5. Monitor directory only during specific times

    Add an option to allow monitoring a directory only during specific times during the day (such as business hours). Outside of the configured range the monitor will be disabled and no events will be logged or acted upon.

    The range should cater for days of the week and times during that day. Would having a month option be useful (to monitor only in January for example)?

    23 votes
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  6. Monitor a folder for files that had been there for to long

    I have a system that import files from certain folders and the need to monitor so there not will be files standing in these folders.
    And have to be able to set certain time that the file may be in the folder

    72 votes
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    This should be possible now as a directory plugin. This will use the creation/modification date on the files to determine the age and possibly touch the dates when the file is detected. Periodic scans will take place to determine ages and and a new event called “Expired” will be created when old files are detected.

  7. Web View Plugin

    A plugin that allows Directory Monitor to publish events over HTTP or Web Sockets so that you can monitor activity over the internet.

    Using a technology such as SignalR (http://signalr.net/), real-time events from Directory Monitor could easily be consumed from a web page over the internet.

    You would configure an HTTP end-point that SignalR clients could connect to and listen for events on their configured directories. The end-point provided could be a completely custom site. An example monitoring page will be provided as well.

    46 votes
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  8. SMS Plugin

    A plugin that can send the event information as an SMS to configured mobile numbers.

    Could use a service like CardboardFish (http://www.cardboardfish.com/) to send the SMS. Are there any other services available like this?

    3 votes
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  9. Monitoring file SIZE changes

    Monitoring File size changes

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  10. Monitor Number of files in folder

    Be able to set a file number monitor for a folder.
    And alert when number of files are above or below that.

    E.g. If number of files exceeds 500 in a folder send alert.
    If number of files are below 17 in a folder send alert.

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  11. Cryptolocker / ransomware

    Hello there, I'm a very happer user of your product, I generally do not use it for anything else but trying to catch a cryptolocker / ransomware in the act.

    I believe I have configured it so it works very well,

    my biggest "issue" is that because I have the software looking at so many servers / pc's it takes forever to edit each job, Could it be possible if that you create a template, let's say a group. a group called "ransomware" and then inside the job under Main -> Filters instead of typing in each Include patterns that…

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  12. In-app help / documentation

    More information in the form of in-app help, i.e. install process, system minimum requirements for the main app and the config assistant, best practices (DNS names vs ip addresses)

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  13. Ability to post to social media triggered by various events

    I wish to post to social media (Facebook, Twitter) when a new video clip appears in a directory, with the option to include the clip.

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  14. Manually trigger action

    Add the possibility to manually start an action just in case the trigger did not work

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  15. Catch Ransomware in the act

    Monitor files for encryption to minimize effect of Ransomware

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    This is a very common use case for a lot of users. The actions that users take however varies quite a bit based on their own requirements. Some people configure firewall rules, some run removal tools, some shut-down the PC etc, in almost all cases and email is sent. For us to provide this configuration and necessary filters out -of-the-box would require a significant investment in continued research of crypto malware in order to keep monitoring effective.

    That being said, we may still pursue this because when configured correctly, Directory Monitor is very effective as an early detection system for crypto viruses and has already been successful in numerous live installations. With enough support for this idea we may take this on.

  16. 1st. Show us how-to on Growl; 2nd. Besides email alert, please add text so that DM can send text alert to cell phone

    1st. Show us how-to on Growl; 2nd. Besides email alert, please add text so that DM can send text alert to cell phone

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  17. Add FTP directory support

    It would be great to monitor files on a FTP server

    8 votes
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  18. Provide a self contained reporting website

    Have a website reporter that can report using database entries created by the application. Essentially, it would search the data based on a drop down of users, calendar dates, event types. Be nice if it could then export the results to excel and/or a pdf. This would be a simple self contained website you could drop to an IIS server.

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  19. Checksum or hash sum on files

    Add an option to collect a checksum on files (using MD5 or some other algorithm) if Directory Monitor detects a file change. This would allow for easier and more accurate tracking of files moving (from one folder to another), being edited, and renamed.

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  20. Ability to globally change directory settings

    Ability to change specific directory settings on multiple directories at once. A grid edit feature could also be useful.

    For example:
    check/uncheck monitor subdirectories for all directories

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