Version Information Spy
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Version Information Spy displays the version information stored in an executable file (.exe, .dll etc.), or in 32 bit binary resource files.

Several ways of displaying version information are provided:

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The program requires Windows 98 or NT4 and later. It also requires Internet Explorer v5.5 or later. Version Information Spy has been tested on Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

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Installation & removal


Important Notes
  1. To install on a Windows NT/2000/XP system you need to be logged on with power user or administrator privileges.
  2. If you have any earlier version of Version Information Spy already installed on your system (i.e. any version below version 7.0) you must uninstall the old version before installing the new program.

The installation program for Version Information Spy is named vis7setup.exe. The install program may be distributed in a zip file. Double click vis7setup.exe to start the installation then follow the on-screen instructions.

The program makes the following changes to your system:


Important Notes

You should close down all Explorer Windows and Version Information Spy instances before attempting to uninstall the program.

The program can be uninstalled via Add/Remove Programs from the Control Panel or by choosing the Uninstall Version Information Spy from the program's start menu group.

The uninstaller may ask whether to uninstall the shared DLL, VIBinData.dll. It is usually safe to agree to this.

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Known Issues

There are no remaining reported bugs in release 7.

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Update History

Please see the file changelog.txt for details.

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License and Copyright

Mozilla Public License Version: MPL 1.1

This program is subject to the Mozilla Public License Version 1.1 (the "License"); you may not use this program except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" basis, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing rights and limitations under the License.

The Original Code is Version Information Spy.

The Initial Developer of the Original Code is Peter Johnson (

Portions created by the Initial Developer are Copyright © 1998-2005, Peter Johnson. All Rights Reserved.

Contributor(s): none

Copyright and license information is contained in the source code, embedded in the executable file and displayed in the help file and about box.

All relevant trademarks are acknowledged.

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Source Code

The source code for this program is available from the program's home page.

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About the Author

I'm Peter Johnson – a hobbyist programmer living in Ceredigion in West Wales, UK, writing write mainly in Delphi. My programs are available for download from:

I can be contacted via the website.

Please let me know if you have any comments about the components, if you have found a bug, or you want to suggest any updates.