List Of Useful Utilities.

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  1. anandk

    anandk Distinguished Member

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    here is a list of some small freeware utilities i have compiled, which do not require installation.
    just paste all these tinies in a separate folder.
    i have given a one-line detail with the links.
    i have found them to be quite useful at times :

    a2hijack
    allows u to view and edit configured autoruns, services, addons, processes, etc
    http://www.hijackfree.com/

    active ports
    lets u view, query and terminate ur active ports
    http://www.ntutility.com/?from=prog_aports

    adsspy
    searches for hidden ads streams on ur computer
    http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/

    gdata anti-worm
    xclnt worm removal tool
    http://www.gdata.pl/eng

    bootvis
    defrags ur bootfiles for faster startup.
    www.microsoft.com

    bugoff
    patches critical ie vulnerabilities
    http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html

    cwshredder
    searches for and fixes the dreade coolwebsearch spyware
    http://www.trendmicro.com/cwshredder/

    dcombob
    patches the windows dcom vilnerability
    http://grc.com/dcom

    dead pixel tester
    check ur monitor for deadpixels
    www.dps.uk.com

    delete doctor
    delete locked/sticky files
    www.diskcleaners.com

    dsktop renamer
    rename ur mycom, mydoc, my netwrkplaces, recyclebin, etc easily to anything
    www.iconico.com

    dial-a-fix
    fix some imp windows vulnerabilities
    http://djlizard.net/

    hijackthis
    a general browser hijacker and malware detector
    ww.tomcoyote.org

    index.dat scanner
    see whats inside ur index.dat file; be prepared for surprises.
    http://www.extramile.ro/

    keyfinder
    find and change ur xp/ofice keys
    http://www.magicaljellybean.com/

    power defragmenter
    fast defrager..really fast
    www.sysinternals.com

    registry guides
    xclnt guide to the windows registry
    www.winguides.com

    shoot the messenger
    manage windows spam facilitating messenger service
    http://grc.com/mail.htm

    startbtn renamer
    rename ur start button
    www.startbtn.main-page.com

    start renamer
    rename ur start button
    http://members.fortunecity.com/rbnwares1/index.html

    sysrestorepoint
    create system restore point in one-click
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srscripts.html

    universal plug and play
    manage UPnP easily
    http://grc.com/mail.htm

    unstoppable cd copier
    copies corrupted cd files or parts therof
    www.roadkil.net

    update hosts
    manage ur hosts file
    http://www.aldostools.com/

    winaudit
    audit and getinfo about ur entire pc
    http://www.pxserver.com/

    remove xphotfix
    remove the unrequired file of ur win hotfixes/patches
    http://www.dougknox.com/

    xpy
    xclnt tool to fix widows security issues. MUST HAVE !
    http://xpy.whyeye.org/

    zonedout
    add to and manage ur restricted internet zone
    http://www.funkytoad.com/

    i hope u find this list useful.
    if u have any additions; pls do so.
    it will help make the list comprehensive and useful to us, in future searches.
    i have restricted to small, installation-free, freeware, general utilities only
     
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    rahul_becks23 New Member

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    thats ok,but do ya think that we can install n use all of these programs
     
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    enigmatic.manas New Member

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    hey man anand u rock dude...................very helpful information............keep it up................awesome
     
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    jamyang312 New Member

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    man, that's a long list!
    people shud appreciate such attempts to showcase some useful freewares!
     
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    Big myth here that I have to bust: BootVis doesn't optimize your system, it traces the amount of time a system boot takes. It incidentally forces ProcessIdleTasks() (so that all boot traces/timings are accurate). ProcessIdleTasks() may or may not contain a deferred MFT defrag/layout optimization. Notice that you can't directly download BootVis from Microsoft.com any longer - that's because Microsoft wants the perpetuated myth to stop as well. So many tweaker kiddies were downloading it for almost no reason.

    ProcessIdleTasks() runs no more than one time every 3 days, during idle periods. You can use the aforementioned Dial-a-fix to force PITs yourself (it's in the Tools dialog), or simply launch the command via Start > Run:

    rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks
     
  6. Vyasram

    Vyasram The pWnster

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    That is no myth, that was made a myth by Microsoft so that ppl wd think abt shifting to vista when itz available (some say vista has better boot times. And MS want that to remain true, the best way is to get rid of Bootvis for winxp, or else winxp wd beat vista in boot times) So they even threw it out of their servers

    Bootvis does optimize ur system.Also it traces. There is a option called optimize in it, use it and see the difference.

    Get bootvis off a p2p or here
    http://www.soft32.com/download/63-72264/bootvis.msi
    http://www.soft32.com/Download/Free/BootVis/4-19687-1.html

    BTW, the keyfinder is detected as "not-a-virus:pSWTool.Win32.RAS" by Kaspersky latest definitions.
     
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    Where did you get this bull**** about BootVis being discontinued because Microsoft feared people could make their XP systems boot faster than Vista? That's the most retarded thing I've ever heard. It's especially funny, since BootVis came out before Longhorn development even started, and was discontinued shortly after SP2 was released.

    Microsoft's old BootVis download page stated that it was removed for exactly the reasons I specified - people were downloading it just for the feature that is already built into SP2 (that you can run yourself) - ProcessIdleTasks (which is what the Optimize command does).
     
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    Vyasram The pWnster

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    bootvis does a lot more than that and i too use sp2, after downloading and optimizing my system using it my startup time reduced to abt 2 mins from 3:30 mins.

    Thatz no bs. and dat was my own opinion and i strongly blive dat ms did that for that.
     
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    ms discontinued support for bootvis...that apart...
    i use bootvis and i find that it makes a positive difference !
     
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    great collection dude... you rock man...
     
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    Nice List and Very useful. Wiil try startbutton renamer and some others.......
     
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    MysticHalo Your Maker.

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    nice list .....i will try power defragmente
     
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    in this page http://3d2f.com/tags/list/ there's all kind of s/w, (freeware/shareware), some are interesting, like baby names (not free ware) useful for just married people:rolleyes:
     
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    here is a nice freeware utility for converting word files into pdf documents

    PDF ReDirect v 2.0
    click http://www.exp-systems.com/

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    Eraser is a nice secure data removal tool, which allows you to remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it with carefully selected patterns.

    http://www.tolvanen.com/eraser/
     
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    satyamy Alive Again...

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    Great
    Thanks a lot
     
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    thanx man...did a gr8 job

    Cheers~!
     
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    sysfilez Welcome To The Jungle

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    tnx anandk, lots of useful tools.
     
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    pra_2006 A S S E M B L E

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    hi anyone can pls tell me is there any English to Hindi or Hindi to English dictionary software available?
     
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