Toolbox utilities and essentials

Get your PC tech problems solved here. Quick response time.

Moderator: The Mod Squad

Postby Black Wolf » Tue May 04, 2004 2:36 pm

Western Digital Hard Drive Diagnostic Utilities

http://support.wdc.com/download/index.asp#diagutils
Image
Black Wolf
Black Belt 5th Degree
Black Belt 5th Degree
 
Posts: 8955
Joined: Fri Aug 08, 2003 1:47 pm
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Postby ***** » Tue May 04, 2004 2:40 pm

Spyware Blaster 3.1 - prevents spyware from being installed onto your computer

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
*****
Brown Belt
Brown Belt
 
Posts: 291
Joined: Wed May 28, 2003 9:15 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby micknugget » Tue May 04, 2004 4:52 pm

Free and very highly rated firewall:

http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/c ... wnload.jsp
If it ain't broke, don't let me touch it!!

P4 Northwood 3.2 (oc'd 3.42)
MSI pt880 Neo mobo
512k (2x256) Geil Ultra Plat. DDR433
160gb WD hdd
Geforce 6200 256mb
Thermaltake Lanfire VM2000-A case
lots of lights and sparklies!!!
micknugget
Green Belt
Green Belt
 
Posts: 213
Joined: Wed Mar 31, 2004 10:47 am
Location: Detroit, MI

Postby Ryn » Tue May 04, 2004 6:26 pm

FreeRAM XP Pro is a freeware application designed to defragment and free up your system's RAM (Random Access Memory). As a result, system performance, response time, and stability increase. FreeRAM XP Pro uses a minimal amount of memory, system resources, and CPU time, thus making it fast and efficient. It also uses a very fast memory allocation algorithm, allowing it to work quickly with less intrusion on your productivity.

This also useful if your memory is 256MB or below

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download1670.html
Ryn
Black Belt 4th Degree
Black Belt 4th Degree
 
Posts: 4390
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2004 3:29 am
Location: Manila, Philippines

Postby Wookie8662 » Tue May 04, 2004 7:55 pm

EasyCleaner is a small program which searches Windows' registry for entries that are pointing nowhere. EasyCleaner also lets you delete all kinds of unnecessary files like temps, backups etc. You can search for duplicate files and you can view some intresting info about your disk space usage! You are also able to manage startup programs, invalid shortcuts and add/remove software list.

http://personal.inet.fi/business/toniarts/ecleane.htm


EBCD is a bootable CD, intended for system recovery in the case of software or hardware faults. It is able to create backup copies of normally working system and restore system to saved state. It contains the best system software ever created, properly compiled and configured for the maximum efficient use.

You may download image builder utility which creates image of bootable CD-ROM (.ISO file), plus basic set of system tools. When the image is ready, write it to CD-R or CD-RW, and then everytime you'll need convenient and powerful system tools they'll be just at hand.

It is easy to customize the disk for your needs. You can include to CD any program you like, or remake the structure of CD completely. All you need is to change a few lines in configuration XML files.

http://users.i.com.ua/~ebcd/website/
Image
Wookie8662
Black Belt 2nd Degree
Black Belt 2nd Degree
 
Posts: 2842
Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2001 1:01 am
Location: Downey, CA

Postby Mr T » Tue May 04, 2004 8:06 pm

Remove this if not deemed necessary, but it is important at the moment....

For users running winXP who end up with the Sasser worm do this:

When the shutdown box appears go to START, then RUN and type in shutdown -a This prevents the worm executing... Then go to here...

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/deta ... laylang=en

This is the XP prevention pack...

Then here to remove the virus from your system - disable system restore first, then run it in SAFE MODE....

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/av ... .tool.html

I know this can be like shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted, but using the stopped command does prevent the virus from executing and gives you time to patch and remove...
I have been programming on computers since the ZX81.
I am an apprentice trained Electronics Engineer with qualifications to back it up.
I have been repairing computers since 1996.
Yet to some people I still know nothing...
Mr T
Enlightened Master
Enlightened Master
 
Posts: 17092
Joined: Fri Jun 14, 2002 1:03 am
Location: England

Postby evasive » Mon May 10, 2004 10:47 am

PRCview for killing spyware/trojans before running your virus scanner

http://www.xmlsp.com/pview/prcview.htm
We hate rut, but we fear change.
********************************
System error, strike any user to continue...
evasive
Mobo-fu Master
Mobo-fu Master
 
Posts: 37389
Joined: Sun May 06, 2001 12:01 am
Location: Netherlands

Postby Sabrewings » Mon May 10, 2004 8:00 pm

BIOS Beep Code listing for all major BIOSes.

http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm
Sabrewings
Mobo-fu Master
Mobo-fu Master
 
Posts: 18948
Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2004 3:04 am
Location: Barksdale AFB, LA

Postby skydive » Thu May 13, 2004 12:41 am

I always run Knoppix on a fresh build once completed.

http://www.linuxiso.org/

I find it is the most hassle-free way of ensuring ALL components are working together. It is also very useful for when an HDD dies on you and you need to try to rescue files from it.

Knoppix and the aforementioned memtest are my most used tools when building systems.

Top marks to the MadOnion gear as well :D
Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe
AMD XP2800+ Barton
2x256 Corsair XMS @ 2,2,2,5
WD 1600 SATA
Hercules Rad 9800 Pro
SB Audigy 2 Platinum internal
Waterchill on CPU & NB
Tagan TG-480 U01
Lian-Li V2000
Creative DTT 3500 Digital rewired with Van Damme cable
skydive
Initiate
Initiate
 
Posts: 38
Joined: Tue Jun 17, 2003 12:21 pm
Location: Middlesbrough, UK

Postby snakebite66 » Thu May 13, 2004 8:12 am

Check this one:

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/kazaagone.html

Removes Kazaa spyware....some say Kazaa has no spyware but if you are like me I take no chances :!:
"Take counsel in wine, but resolve afterwards in water."
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
snakebite66
Black Belt 2nd Degree
Black Belt 2nd Degree
 
Posts: 2098
Joined: Mon Aug 19, 2002 5:18 pm
Location: West Midlands UK

PreviousNext

Return to Tech Support

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron