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e-mail hoaxes

Post by mmmspam »

After strolling down memory lane in the "anyone remember these?" thread over in the general forum, I found this in my web addresses folder. It's symantecs hoaxes page. It lists hoax emails that are out there to try to strike fear into people for no reason. I remember when emails were going around saying elfbowl was a time release virus that would be released on Christmas day.
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Post by kltsin »

Toolbox and essentials is kind of broad.

Ill just list what I always want around or may be helpful that hasnt been listed


Jasons Toolbox, number ot tools to see whats running on a system from irc bots, open ports to a online check of your security settings and how to fix them. Also a test for email defenses and security

Free online virus scans, in case you think your is corrupted..
Im sure there are many more I missed

cool web shredder, used to remove coolweb that often blocks adware and spybot
merjin made hijackthis and has many other good downloads

hostfiles or registry entries to block malicious sites.
1 spyware guard or is it blaster, well the one that wasnt mentioned already, can be downloaded from the same site jaavacool

winsock fixes
fixes winsocks from bad bho's or removal of bho's

email security program; frontgate

free av programs missed

winrar, rar compression is better than zip files and win rar can handle all compressions while winzip cant.

hex editor, a must for anyone, free and a non programmer can use it to check files easily

driver cleaner
driver cleaner to remove left over installation files and registry entries from old installs, available from

DX remover
Although it doesnt sem to support newest dx versions verywell it can delete them so you can reinstall.

klcodec mega pack
This is a must, it covers any codec available for multimedia, uses old versions of media player to view real player and quicktime files with out the bs, it also includes dvd, xvid,divx etc, since its origin is unknown to me, do a google for klcodec

videolan media player, can play anything, uses dx technology, small dl,
can play dat files in p2p programs and broken avi programs with no worry of scripts.

PSP, jasc software , best image editor for the price

winamp 3.0 or lower, awesome for online radio stations using

TMPGENC, encoder for video editing

rename files in batches, great for mp3s (id tag editor) and images
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Post by poundu1 »

I endorse this
Giant Anti Spyware
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Post by SnyperX »

I will second the Giant Anti-Spyware, it really does do an excellent job. Have used the trial and decided to purchase it when the trial ran out
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I didn't search to see if anyone posted this one yet. Lots of goodies on there.
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Post by Copper »

free dvd player software
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carefull it has 180 solutions "search assistant" as part of the install agreement
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Post by BlueGTIguy »

Useful webpage for WinXP services configurations:

Currently down. Unknow when BV will have it back up if at all.
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Post by crackedsaint »

I didn't see anyone post this either:

excellent free anti-virus with real-time shielding.

Also, more of a network sniffer then hardware utility but:

Concerning key loggers: If you're worried about it on a public terminal, use XP's built in keyboard and set it to mouse hovering; 1second (some keyloggers takes a snap shot of the screen for every mouse click).... use for password entering (kind of a pain to type everything via on screen keyboard).

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Post by ~PJ~ »

Not precisely a utility, but a very useful resource;

Best one I've come across to date.

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