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GhostBuster Setup (110700)

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Rating:        Based on 3 ratings
Reviewed:  3 reviews
Downloads: 37062
Change Set: 110700
Released: Dec 31, 2014
Updated: Dec 31, 2014 by wvd_vegt
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

Other Available Downloads

Application GhostBusterSetup.msi
application, 924K, uploaded Dec 31, 2014 - 3092 downloads
Application GhostbusterPortable.exe
application, 787K, uploaded Dec 31, 2014 - 7904 downloads

Release Notes

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Changelog (110700):

  • Updated code that shows a devices properties (context menu).
  • Added new code to release comport that are removed but still in use.
  • Note: it will not repair missing items in the comportdb (yet).
  • Added opening the registry for either the device or the services key (if present).
  • Made it possible to lift the services barrier and remove them too (IniFile). It will probably not remove the device's service that was detected and led to the labeling as service.
  • New Installer based on Wix/WixBuilder.
  • Version set to v1.0.5.0.

Changelog (106143):

  • Added a Portable Executable for Windows XP merged against .Net 4 Full Framework.
  • Fixed certificate.
  • Updated Paypal done button.
  • Added menuitem for click-once updates check.
  • Added menuitem to visit website.
  • Set automatic update check to application exit.
  • Set version to

Changelog (98926):

  • Improved System Restore Detection (search for rstrui.exe).
  • Flagged null guid device as system so it cannot be removed anymore.
  • Added <No device class specified> to devices with an empty deviceclass.
  • Set copyright to 2012.
  • Version set to v1.0.2.0

Changelog (91520):

  • Added WMI based RestorePoint support
  • Removed test code from program.cs
  • Improved counting.
  • Changed color of ghosted but unfiltered devices.
  • Changed HwEntries into an ObservableCollection.
  • Added Properties Form.
  • Added Properties MenuItem to Context Menu.
  • Added Hide Unfiltered Devices to Context Menu.

Reviews for this release

Great software!
by krovatka on Dec 14, 2015 at 7:41 AM
I used this for a long time, then migrated to an alternate product that did the same thing. I came back to GhostBuster because it was more useful - I got to know which of the hardware was ghosted and to which group it belonged. All in all, I found it more useful, more informative and less abrupt... I had time to review the hardware before I removed the ghosts. An excellent software indeed.
by olad on Sep 3, 2015 at 9:06 AM
A truly awesome utility, I use it regularly when I change hardware. It would get 5* from me if it flagged the entries that should not be removed in some way. It would also be good if it could deal with the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter [sic] fully; it currently removes the ghosted version, but I still get a # when I activate the adapter again (currently on #8).
by nigelmercier on Mar 7, 2015 at 12:33 PM
Hi It already flags some of these items (those are marked as service). regards wvdv
Reply by wvd_vegt (N/A) on May 13, 2015 at 2:32 PM