Useful utilities ...

Discussion in 'General Software Discussion' started by HardwareHeaven, Oct 8, 2002.

  1. goranpaa

    goranpaa New Member

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    Hi Randy P!

    Well, the lastest version of Registry mechanic ( v. 3. 0. 3.) is very good!
    Nowadays, you can even do a "Deepscan" with the unregistred software.
    It even helped a friend of mine recover his "lost" CD drive.

    I scanned today and had 97 faults according to R.M. This even though I scan almost every day.

    As for Firewall, you could try the free Zonealarm or Outpost.


  2. Randy P

    Randy P New Member

    Nov 13, 2004
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    Yeah, I miss the windoctor program. I would like to find a program that was like windoctor with system works. Do you know of anything like that?
  3. ChoGGi

    ChoGGi Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2002
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    free unless i mention otherwise, might be some dupes

    the descriptions are what i use them for

    Beyond Compare 2 (Shareware)
    compare two files / highlight changes between the two

    Bulk Rename Utility
    speaks for itself, better at wildcards then ren

    Dependency Walker
    check exes for missing/messed up dlls

    Directory Compare
    compare directorys (go figure) and backup them up

    Extract Text
    grab text strings from binary files

    MaSaIEditor (personal)
    edit msi files

    word replacement (grab the plugins)

    excel replacement (it's only the first release candidate be nice)

    notepad replacement

    sharpen shaky pictures

    Unknown Devices
    list pci devices/right click search google
    update PCIDEVS.TXT here
    you can grab extract it and use this command to output to a txt file
    (update PCIDEVS.TXT first)
    PCI32 >1.txt

    Enough is Enough!
    no this has nothing to do with the dangers of illegal Internet pornography and sexual predators.
    it's here to protect ie in case you dont use ie but other people try to or might try to

    SpywareBlaster (personal)
    prevents some spyware crap from installing

    closes some unneeded ports

    TCP/IP Stack Hardener
    couple of reg settings to toughen up win2k+ agaisnt dos

    weak your cable reg settings
    be careful and make backup eh

    Hotmail Popper
    get/send your hotmail though mail client, pretend pop3
    v2.1.0 is free, works fine. above that is shareware

    Miranda IM
    msn/yahoo/icq/aim/jabber/and others
    reminds me of the old icq
    lots of plugins, stable

    like gspot but different gui

    MusicBrainz Tagger
    download rename retag mp3's

    StripWav (shareware)
    changes newer wav files to legacy format?
    just got it yesterday not sure how well it works and all that

    media player with it's own codecs

    Console (search
    primped up console

    reassign your keyboard keys, no more need to popout your windows keys

    make sense of your partitions

    more weird partitions

    list and delete startups, be careful
    example: regjump HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
    flush all file system data to disk (thanks website)
    show pending file operations
    driver load order
    information about open handles for any process in the system (thanks website)
    defrag registry/pagefile at boot (doesnt take much time after the first go)

    disable universal plug and play

    better end task, for some things

    Directory Opus (shareware)
    explorer replacment

    Password Safe
    store passwords/generate passwords

    Private Disk
    encrypted disk image

    alternative shell

    same as private disk, open sourced

    AntiVir Personal (personal)

    save floppys with dead blocks (not the dead part)
    google for

    if your motherboard cant boot from cds

    tweak win settings

    XPLite (shareware)
    remove extra windows software you dont want

    easy way to unattended windows installs

    remove extra drivers (easy to make windows unbootable)
    i dont know how to install services yet, if anyone does please let me know

    about the same as autoruns but easy interface with a cpl

    Extensible Performance Counter List (from ms)
    mess with performance counters

    more preventative measures for windows
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2004
  4. Robert McClelland

    Robert McClelland I'm An Uncle for 2nd time Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2002
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  5. Chaos

    Chaos Number Nine

    May 9, 2002
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    there is an extensive thread related to handy utilities located here
  6. Nqstv

    Nqstv New Member

    Dec 6, 2002
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    I find it quite funny that you would reference the same thread that you are in. :D
  7. MarginWalker

    MarginWalker New Member

    Nov 30, 2004
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    Just found a renaming utility here

    called 1-4a Rename, and it allows you to batch change file names in a variety of ways and shows you what the output will be on all files before you do it. I removed a leading # and _ from over 400 MP3's in about 30 seconds. Seems to work very well.
  8. ChoGGi

    ChoGGi Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2002
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  9. e v o

    e v o New Member

    Dec 30, 2004
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    [font=&quot][/font][font=&quot][/font]Safely cleans junk out of the Windows XP/2000 System Registry, making it smaller and faster to access.

    All changes made to the Registry are fully restorable to it's original condition.

    You can make an exclusion list of Registry entries that RegScrubXP will not display as problems.

    You can sift through a list of File Extensions, Company Names, "Run Upon Startup" programs, Internet Explorer History, and Uninstall programs to delete what you think is junk.

    Tweak the Registry with the easy to use Tweaker! Additional help file with dozens of XP tweaks!

    A few of the other utilities have been mentioned here...
  10. Duranix

    Duranix New Member

    Jan 22, 2005
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    it basically fixs lots of problems, and cleans out ur pc. does lots of stuff

    i dont have a link, but im sure u can google it =)
  11. Calliers

    Calliers Administrator/Editor Staff Member

    Oct 12, 2004
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    About that Shutdown Machine app I posted earlier in this thread, it seems that the link to the download I posted at actually results in the download of a corrupted Shutdown Machine more often than not. So I thought I'd just post this for all the memebers that would like to shut their machines down after a preset period of time, but don't know how to.

    Click "Start" to bring the windows start menu up and then click on "Run". In the Run text box type the following

    shutdown -s -f -t 00

    Where 00 stands for the amount of time to shutdown in seconds, and can be set to anything from 00 (which will force the PC to shutdown immeadiately) to 99999 or whatever, just calculate how long you'd like it to take before it shuts down keeping in mind it's timed in seconds. Be sure to put a space between all parameters, or else it won't work, it'll just flash a DOS window quickly on and off.

    Be advised that the shutdown -will- be forced so don't be too surprised if it interupts an important procedure (eg scandisking or defragmenting or burning or something) if you miscalculate the time and spoils what you wanted to happen. So preferably make sure you've done the exercise before so you can estimate well to avoid messing up your windows installation, giving your hard disk bad sectors, etc.

    Actually posted this in the wrong thread at first. :oops:

    Oh yeah, and one more thing, if you wanna stop/cancel the shutdown, then just type

    shutdown -a

    and it won't shutdown.

    Edit: Or you can just download DH Shutdown :)
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2005
  12. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

    May 13, 2002
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    I've been using this one for a few months now and it's really good. I recommend it.

    Here's the link:
  13. PangingJr

    PangingJr Member

    Mar 14, 2003
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  14. thetaco123

    thetaco123 New Member

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    My useful utilities



    Tweak UI

  15. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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  16. mkk

    mkk Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2003
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    I'd like to recommend Ad Muncher, a very configurable adblocker. I've tried a lot of methods for blocking ads and this is the one I'd recommend. It's not free but no such alternative comes close in features, so I think it's worth the price of $25. 30 days of full featured trial and works with any browser.
  17. PangingJr

    PangingJr Member

    Mar 14, 2003
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    to me Ad Muncher is the second best (since the proxomitron) web browsers companions and filters software. it can block or allow just about everything of a web page.
  18. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

    Nov 29, 2002
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    Desktop Utils
    Bosskey: simple virtual desktop program (Robin Keir. Freeware)
    Count Characters: dump the contents of various combo, edit, list boxes, static, and button fields to the clipboard (Funduc Software. Freeware)
    HoverSnap: free handy snapshot tool with jpg, png, bmp and gif support.HoverSnap can take snapshots of the full screen, active window or a selected area (Hover Inc. Freeware)
    HSG Http Screen Grabber : HTTP server which serves a jpg showing the screen or the clipboard of the host machine. (Rejetto. Open Source)
    Lens: magnifies the selected area on your screen (Peter Stuer. Freeware)
    Pixie: colour picker that includes a mouse tracker. Run it, simply point to a colour and it will tell you the hex, RGB, HTML, CMYK and HSV values of that colour (Nattyware. Freeware)
    PureText: paste text from a web page, a word document, help , etc. as simple text into another application without getting all the formatting from the original source (Steve P. Miller. Freeware)
    ShoWin: displays useful information about windows by dragging a cursor over them (Foundstone. Freeware)
    Sizer: allows any window to be resized to predefined dimensions (Brian Apps. Freeware)
    SysExporter: grab the data stored in standard list-views, tree-views, list boxes, and combo boxes from almost any application running on your system, and export it to text, HTML or XML file (Nir Sofer. Non-commercial Freeware)

    File Analysis
    Access Enum: gives you a full view of your file system and Registry security settings in seconds, making it the ideal tool for helping you for security holes and lock down permissions where necessary. (Sysinternals. Freeware)
    BinText: small, very fast and powerful text extractor that will be of particular interest to programmers (Foundstone. Freeware)
    CDMage: performs different tasks with a common CD image files on your harddrive (TWoeMS. Freeware)
    DBF Viewer Plus: view DBF database files (Alex Nolan. Freeware)
    DefragNT: presents the user with many options for disk defragmenting (Andrei Gaceff. Freeware)
    Dependency Walker: scans any 32-bit or 64-bit Windows module (exe, dll, ocx, sys, etc.) and builds a hierarchical tree diagram of all dependent modules (Steve P. Miller)
    Disk Investigator: view and search raw directories, files, clusters, and system sectors. Verify the effectiveness of file and disk wiping programs. Undelete previously deleted files (Kevin Solway. Freeware)
    DiskView: shows you a graphical map of your disk, allowing you to determine where a file is located or, by clicking on a cluster, seeing which file occupies it (Sysinternals. Freeware)
    DupeLocater: find duplicate files (Midnight Blue Software. Freeware)
    E-Grabber: helps you to find e-mail addresses in files (Dominik Reichl. Open Source)
    ExamDiff: visual File Comparison Tool (Prestosoft. Freeware)
    Explore2FS: WIN32 explorer for Linux ext2fs partitions (John Newbigin. Open Source)
    File Analyser: lists your fixed disk after file types (Kurt Zimmermann. Freeware)
    File List Generator: collects the information about all files and subfolders located under your specified path and generates the list in various file formats (Piyo. Freeware)
    Folders Report: scans a drive or a base folder that you select, and displays essential information for each folder that it finds (Nir Sofer. Freeware)
    Gemulator Explorer: read Atari ST and Apple Macintosh formatted disks (Emulators Inc.)
    HashCalc: fast and easy-to-use calculator that allows to compute message digests, checksums and HMACs for files, as well as for text and hex strings (SlavaSoft. Freeware)
    Lister: file viewer (Christian Ghisler. Freeware)
    MDB View: view mdb files on systems without Microsoft Access installed (Mattia Campolese. Freeware)
    Media Checker: helps you check all your media or only a folder on these media and ensure that all your precious data that you store on them are safe and can be accessed successfully. (Noel Danjou)
    PEiD: executable files identifier (Jibz, Qwerton, snaker, xineohP. Freeware)
    Resource Hacker: utility to view, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32bit Windows executables and resource files (Angus Johnson. Freeware)
    Space Monger: tool for keeping track of the free space on your computer. Each file or folder on a given drive is displayed in a box in the main window whose size is a relative comparison to all the other files in your system (Sean Werkema. Freeware (v1.4))
    Tiny Hexer: hexeditor for binary files (Markus Stephany. Freeware)
    Virtual Floppy Driver: mount a floppy image file as a virtual floppy drive and directly access the contents (Kenji Kato. Open Source)
    WinInterrogate: file system and process enumeration/integrity tool (vacuum. Open Source)
    xTeq X-Find: find what you are looking for fast (Xteq Systems. Freeware)

    File Management
    1-4a Rename: very easy to use file renamer (1-4a Software. Freeware)
    A43: file management utility with lots of features (B. G. Miller. Freeware)
    CD2ISO: extract .iso images from your cd or dvd disk (Rene. Freeware)
    CdManipulator: read, burn, copy and master CD-ROMs (Y. Kanechika)
    DelOld: remove files matching a certain age and specification (Savilltech. Freeware)
    Disk Wipe: securely delete whole floppy disks or hard disks (Roadkil. Freeware)
    DrvCloner XP: clones disk partitions (Lexun Freeware. Freeware)
    DrvImager XP: creates and restores drive images of FAT32 and NTFS partitions (Lexun Freeware. Freeware)
    dsCrypt: AES/Rijndael file encryption software with simple, multi-file, drag-and-drop operations (Dariusz Stanislawek. Freeware)
    dsDel: a secure file deleter. It overwrites target files with a bit pattern before deleting them (Dariusz Stanislawek. Freeware)
    Easy ISO: create ISO images and burn data to your CDs (Dirk Paehl. Freeware)
    Express Burn: create and record audio or data CDs with any Windows PC with an installed CD recorder (NCH Swift Sound. Freeware)
    ntouch: modify timestamps of files and directories (Florian Balmer. Freeware)
    Pablo Commander: clone of Norton Commander with the look and feel of Windows Explorer. Includes an FTP client (Pablo Software Solutions. Non-commercial Freeware)
    PageDefrag: see how fragmented your paging files and Registry hives are, and to defragment them (Sysinternals. Freeware)
    RawWrite for Windows: copies an image of a floppy disk to/from a file (John Newbigin. Open Source)
    Replace in Files: quickly replaces strings matching your search string with the replacement you specify (Emurasoft. Freeware)
    Roadkil's Disk Image: copies an image of a disk to/from a file (Roadkil. Freeware)
    Small CD-Writer: small cd-burning program with nice GUI (russian version) (AV(T) Lab. Freeware)
    Splitter light: splits files or whole directories (Martin Stoeckli. Freeware)
    UUD32 Windows: extract binary files encoded in a variety of formats commonly used to send data through Email and the Internet (UUENCODE, XXENCODE, BINHEX4, MIME BASE-64, MIME Quoted-Printable, MIME Text/Plain, yEncode) (Mark Spankus. Freeware)
    WinTidy: finds backup, object & temporary files that might be candidates for deletion and allows the user to delete one or more of these files. Can be automated (David J. Taylor. Freeware)

    File Recovery
    Handy Recovery: restore files accidentally deleted from a hard disk or a diskette (SoftLogica. Freeware)
    PC Inspector: a data recovery program that supports the FAT 12/16/32 and NTFS file systems (Convar. Freeware)
    R-Linux: file recovery utility for the Ext2FS file system used in the Linux OS and several Unixes (R-tools Technology Inc.. Freeware)
    Restoration: an easy to use and straight forward tool to undelete files that were removed from the recycle bin or directly deleted from within Windows (Brian Kato. Freeware)
    Smart Recovery: the new data recovery program from CONVAR for Flash Card, Smart Media, SONY Memory Stick, IBM Micro Drive, Multimedia Card, Secure Digital Card or any other data carrier for digital cameras (Convar. Freeware)

    File Transfer
    BabyFTP: very small anonymous FTP server (Pablo Software Solutions. Non-commercial Freeware)
    BabyPOP3: very small POP3 server (Pablo Software Solutions. Non-commercial Freeware)
    BabyWeb: very small HTTP server (Pablo Software Solutions. Non-commercial Freeware)
    DropUpload: very light, simple, strong and usefull Upload spooler for FTP management (Zapman. Freeware)
    File Gateway: Peer to Peer file transfer tool, that is friendly with HTTP proxys/firewalls/routers/etc (SteelBytes. Freeware)
    Freeway FTP: both an FTP server as well as an FTP client (Larry Nezar. Freeware)
    HFS HTTP File Server: HTTP server designed for file transfer (Rejetto. Open Source)
    i.FTP: graphical FTP client (Memecode. Open Source)
    Nullsoft Copy: file copying without overloading the network traffic in order to avoid skipping (Stephen Loomis. Open Source)
    Simple Socket File Transfer: transfer a file between two computers using a TCP port of your choosing. Partially completed transfers can be resumed, and files are automatically checked with MD5 to ensure they were received error-free. (Whitsoft Development. Freeware)
    SMBDownloader: start, stop and resume downloads from Windows shares (Dirk Knop. Freeware)
    Synchronize It! V1.69: provides quick comparison and synchronization of files in different folders or drives (Igor Green. Freeware)
    TFTPD32: TFTP server and client, DHCP, SNTP and Syslog servers (Philippe Jounin. Freeware)
    ThirdDir: directory synchronizer which can optionally copy the newer files to the third directory defined by user (R. Vasicek. Freeware)
    Unstoppable Copier: copy files without giving up once an error is encountered (Roadkil. Freeware)
    Wackget: a download manager for Windows. It maintains a queue of files and downloads them (using wget) in the order you specify (Milweed. Open Source)
    WinSCP: connect to a SSH server with SFTP or SCP (Martin Prykryl. Open Source)

    Hardware Info
    AIDA32: system information utility (now Everest Professional by Lavalys Consulting Group) (Tamás Miklós. Freeware)
    Bart Stuff Test: long time heavily stress testing storage devices. Bst5 supports testing at file and device level (Bart Lagerweij. Freeware)
    CD-Bremse: set the reading speed of a CD-ROM drive (Joern Fiebelkorn. Freeware)
    Central Brain Identifier: AMD processor identification utility (Viktor Ishikeev. Freeware)
    Data LifeGuard Diagnostics for Windows: perform drive identification, diagnostics, and repairs on a Western Digital FireWire, EIDE, or USB drive. In addition, it can provide you with the drive's serial and model numbers (Western Digital. Freeware)
    DriverView: displays the list of all device drivers currently loaded on your system (Nir Sofer. Non-commercial Freeware)
    DTemp: HDD temperature meter (DaleSoft. Freeware)
    FreeSysInfo: uses WMI to discover system and network information on your local machine or network computer. (Nsasoft. Freeware)
    HD Tune: hard disk utility which can be used to measure the performance or to get important information from the hard disk such as the temperature, SMART parameters, firmware version, buffer size, etc (EFD Software)
    HD_Speed: measures both sustained and burst data transfer rates of your hard disks, cd/dvd-roms and floppy. Realtime graphical display (SteelBytes. Freeware)
    Monitor Test: displays test patterns for repairing computer monitors (Roadkil. Freeware)
    Nero CD/DVD-Speed: CD-ROM benchmark which can test the most important features of a CD-ROM drive (Erik Deppe. Freeware)
    Nero DriveSpeed: set the reading speed of a CD-ROM drive (Erik Deppe. Freeware)
    Nero InfoTool: (Erik Deppe. Freeware)
    ReSysInfo: system information viewer for Windows (Dominik Reichl. Freeware)
    SIV: general Windows utility for dumping lots of useful Windows and hardware info (Ray Hinchliffe. Freeware)
    SIW: read-only / display-only system information tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings (Gabriel Topala. Freeware)
    WinAAM: configures Automatic Acoustic Management (AAM) of disk drives (Heise. Freeware)
    WinAudit: performs an exhaustive audit of the hardware and software configuration of your computer (Parmavex Services. Freeware)

    Network Scanner
    Aire: WLAN scanner (Oscar Gallego Sendín)
    Attack Tool Kit: realize fast checks for dedicated security vulnerabilities (Marc Ruef)
    DDosPing: network admin utility for remotely detecting the most common DDoS programs (Foundstone. Freeware)
    DNSwalker: Lookup dns names by walking through ip ranges (jussi. Freeware)
    DSScan: remotely detecting LSASS vulnerability released in the MS04-011 bulletin (Sasser) (Foundstone. Freeware)
    GetAcct: sidesteps 'RestrictAnonymous=1' and acquires account information on Windows NT/2000 machines (SecurityFriday. Freeware)
    JJJExec: execute a command/program using the names of several computers, copy/delete files to a group of computers, generate a text file of computer names, or read/write/create registry entries for groups of computers (Jackass JoeJoe. Freeware)
    MyDoomScanner: GUI scanner tailored specifically to finding Microsoft Windows systems infected with the Mydoom worm (Foundstone. Freeware)
    NetBIOS Enumerator: NetBIOS enumerator, port scanner, SNMP walk (kingofc. Open Source)
    Netstumbler: detect Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) using 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g (Marius Milner. Freeware)
    RPCscan: enumerates the RPC endpoint-map elements for port 135 and the interface IDs of each TCP/UDP endpoint. (SecurityFriday. Freeware)
    RPCscan2: identify Microsoft operating systems that are vulnerable to the multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities released in the MS03-026 and MS03-039 bulletins (Blaster-Worm) (Foundstone. Freeware)
    ShareEnum: uses NetBIOS enumeration to scan all the computers within the domains accessible to it, showing file and print shares and their security settings (Sysinternals)
    Shed: very fast Windows shared resource scanner (Robin Keir. Freeware)
    Sid and User: SID and user names getting tool for Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 (nh. Freeware)
    SNScan: SNMP detection utility that can quickly and accurately identify SNMP enabled devices on a network (Foundstone. Freeware)
    SuperScan 4: Windows port scanning tool (Foundstone. Freeware)
  19. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    Network Sniffer
    Analyser: full configurable network analyzer program for Win32 environment (needs WinPcap) (Politecnico di Torino. Open Source)
    DNSeye: monitoring network traffic by capturing Domain Name System DNS packets in network and displays the host names resolve information. (Nsasoft. Freeware)
    IP Sniffer: packet sniffer using the new raw socket implementation of Windows2K (Erwan L. Freeware)
    NGSSniff: packet sniffing and analysis application that allows for packet captures using raw IP Windows sockets (NGS Software. Freeware)
    ShowTraf: monitors network traffic on the chosen network interface and displays it continuously (demosten. Open Source)
    SmartSniff: simple newtwork sniffer. View the TCP/IP conversations in Ascii mode (for text-based protocols, like HTTP, SMTP, POP3 and FTP.) or as hex dump (Nir Sofer. Non-commercial Freeware)
    Sniphere: network wiretapping program for Windows designed to be capture traffic on busy networks (needs WinPcap) (SpaceFox)

    Network Tools
    AdapterWatch: displays useful information about your network adapters (Nir Sofer. Non-commercial Freeware)
    CommTest: tests the speed of a network between two computers (Roadkil. Freeware)
    CurrPorts: will show you detailed listings of all TCP and UDP endpoints on your system, including the local and remote addresses and state of TCP connections (Nir Sofer. Non-commercial Freeware)
    Hey Joe!: simple messaging utility, designed to send messages over Windows local networks and intranets (Alberto Martinez Perez . Non-commercial Freeware)
    IP2: determine your IP addresses - both WAN and LAN (Robin Keir. Freeware)
    IPNetinfo: find all available information about an IP address (Whois): The owner of the IP address, the country/state name, IP addresses range, contact information (address, phone, fax, and email), and more (Nir Sofer. Non-commercial Freeware)
    Ldp: allows LDAP operations to be performed against Active Directory (Microsoft. on Win2k CD)
    Necrosoft Dig: TCP-based DNS client that supports most of the available options, including AXFR zone transfer (Necrosoft. Freeware)
    Net Send (NT ToolKit): an application with a graphical user interface that allows you to send a text message to a remote Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows XP computer that is running the Messenger service (Netikus. Freeware)
    POP3 Preview: delete SPAM messages and Viruses before you download them (Pablo Software Solutions. Freeware)
    Popcorn: lightweight e-mail client (Ultrafunk. Freeware)
    Quick Mailer: extremely small, fast program for sending E-mail (pyric interactive. Freeware)
    TCPView: displays the list of all currently opened TCP/IP and UDP ports on your local computer (Sysinternals. Freeware)
    Trout: traceroute and Whois program with GUI (Foundstone. Freeware)
    WhoisThisDomain: allows you to easily get information about a registered domain. It automatically connect to the right WHOIS server, according to the top-level domain name, and retrieve the WHOIS record of the domain (Nir Sofer. Freeware)
    WinARP Watch: arpwatch clone for Windows environment: monitors Windows ARP cache (Andreas Vernersson. Freeware)
    WinArpSpoof: can scan the computers including network devices and can spoof their ARP tables on local area network and can act as a router while pulling all packets on LAN (needs WinPcap) (NextSecurity. Freeware)

    Office Apps
    ASCIIvalues: displays the ASCII value of each key as you press it. It shows ASCII character codes for alphabetic, numeric, and symbolic characters (David de Groot. Freeware)
    Atlantis Nova: word processor with RTF support (Rising Sun Solutions. Freeware)
    Calendar: standard calendar window using the Windows Comctl32.dll (Horst Schaeffer. Freeware)
    Character Grid: displays the full character set of the selected font and the ASCII code of each character (in either Hexidecimal or Decimal format) (Angus Johnson. Freeware)
    DateStat: shows date difference (=age) in many ways (1-4a Software. Freeware)
    DBF Explorer: view and edit DBF files (dBase III) (Pablo Software Solutions. Non-commercial Freeware)
    DHB Workshop: fastly change between different number systems (Martin Seelhofer. Freeware)
    firstobject XML Editor: small, fast and simple XML editor (First Objective Software, Inc.. Freeware)
    Foxit PDF Reader: very small reader for PDF documents (Foxit Software. Freeware)
    Irfan View: very fast, small, compact and innovative graphic viewer (Irfan Skiljan. Non-commercial Freeware)
    MetaPad: small, fast text editor to replace Notepad (Alexander Davidson. Freeware)
    MiniAIM: tiny AOL instant messaging client (Jon Honeycutt. Freeware)
    Printserver: small HTML 3.2 frames enabled off-line browser to print and preview html documents and images (Jan Verhoeven. Freeware)
    TextMaker Viewer: Open, view and print all common word processing formats (DOC, ODT, SXW, RTF, HTML, , ...) (SoftMaker. Freeware)
    TinyIRC: IRC client for Windows of miniscule proportions, weighing in at only 83K for the main executable (Tom Bampton)

    Password Cracking
    Access PassView: reveals the database password of every password-protected mdb file created with Microsoft Access 95/97/2000/XP or with Jet Database Engine 3.0/4.0 (Nir Sofer. Freeware)
    AIM-Recover: recover AOL instant messenger passwords (Dark-e. Freeware)
    Asterisk Logger: reveal the passwords stored behind the asterisks in standard password text-boxes (Nir Sofer. Non-commercial Freeware)
    Basic Authentication: converts a user name (login) and optionally a password to/from their Base64 Basic Authentication counterpart (Noel Danjou)
    Brutus: remote password cracker (HTTP, POP3, FTP, SMB, Telnet) (Hoobie. Freeware)
    Crackit!: recovers Word/Excel password for opening by brute-force attack only (Jack Kennel. Freeware)
    DeBat: recovers passwords for e-mail program The Bat (HOG / Ucol. Freeware)
    Dialupass: enumerates all Dial-Up entries on your computer and reveals their logon details: User Name, Password and Domain (Nir Sofer. Non-commercial Freeware)
    Enterprise Manager PassView: enumerates all servers registered in your Enterprise Manager, and reveals the user-names and the passwords, if they are stored on your computer (Nir Sofer. Non-commercial Freeware)
    Getkey for Zip: password recovery program to recover the lost or forgotten passwords for password-encrypted zip files (NextSecurity. Freeware)
    GetPass: decrypts Cisco IOS Passwords (John Swartz. Freeware)
    ICQ2003decrypt: decrypt 2003a/2003b/Lite passwords (Coban2k)
    ICQhr: ICQ message history reader (for >= 98 versions): Reads out contact list and user information, shows password (for 99b-2002 versions), allows to export the database into HTML file. (HitU Team. Freeware)
    Keyfinder PE: extract 2000/XP installation key from existing installation (Acid Zebra. Freeware)
    Lepton's Crack: password cracking engine and development laboratory (with graphical frontend lcFE) (Piero Brunati, Matteo Brunati. Open Source)
    Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder: retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install windows and MS Office from your registry. It has the options to copy the key to clipboard, save it to a text file, or print it for safekeeping (Magical Jelly Bean Software. Freeware)
    Mail PassView: displays the details of email accounts of the following email applications: Outlook Express, Outlook 2000/2002, IncrediMail, Eudora, Group Mail Free (Nir Sofer. Freeware)
    Messenger Key: recovers passwords for Mirabilis ICQ UINs (Passware. Freeware)
    MessenPass: reveals the passwords of the following instant messenger applications: MSN, Windows, Yahoo, ICQ Lite 4.x/2003, AOL, Trillian, Miranda, GAIM (Nir Sofer. Non-commercial Freeware)
    Netscape Passwords: reveal the stored POP3 server password and stored web-sites passwords for Netscape 4.x/6.x/7 (Nir Sofer. Freeware)
    Outlooker: displays information about all email accounts (also passwords) from Outlook Express (Damian Bakowski. Freeware)
    PasswordsPro: MD5 hashes password recovery, MD4 hashes password recovery, MySQL hashes password recovery, Hidden password recovery, Password generator, Dictionary generator, (InsidePro. Freeware)
    pcAnywhere PassView: reveals the passwords stored in PCAnywhere items. Both login information and the protection passwords are revealed instantly (Nir Sofer. Freeware)
    ProduKey: displays the ProductID and the CD-Key of MS-Office, Windows, Exchange Server, and SQL Server installed on your computer. (Nir Sofer. Freeware)
    Protected Storage View: reveals the passwords stored on your computer by Internet Explorer, Outlook Express and POP3 accounts of MS-Outlook. The passwords are revealed by reading the information from the Protected Storage. (May be detected as an unwanted program by some virus scanners.) (Nir Sofer. Non-commercial Freeware)
    PstPassword: recover the PST passwords of Outlook 97, Outlook 2000, Outlook XP, and Outlook 2003 (Nir Sofer. Freeware)
    RockXP: retrieve and change XP key, save XP activation file, retrieve lost XP system and RAS passwords, generate new passwords (Korben. Freeware)
    Share Password Checker: acquires the list of shared folders of a Windows 95/98/Me machine on the network and shows you those folders' passwords. This tool also acquires the list of the shared folders for WindowsNT/2000 machines, but it only distinguishes folders who have no password (SecurityFriday. Freeware)
    Win 9x PassView: reveals the passwords stored on your computer by Windows 95/98 operating system (Nir Sofer. Freeware)
    Xpass: reveals the passwords stored behind the asterisks in standard password text-boxes (Weird. Freeware)

    Password Tools
    Cisco PIX Firewall Password Calculator: produces the encrypted form of PIX passwords without the need to access the device (Massimiliano Montoro. Freeware)
    Encode Unix Password: allows user names and passwords to be encoded into a format suitable for use with UNIX systems, in particular for the Apache web server running on UNIX to restrict access to your web site to authorised users (Magenta Systems. Freeware)
    Password Assistant (NTToolkit): lets you update passwords of user accounts on multiple Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows XP machines (Netikus. Freeware)
    Password Generator: generate any quantity of passwords with one mouse click (Mar Software. Freeware)

    Process Viewer
    CurrProcess: displays the list of all processes currently running on your system (Nir Sofer. Non-commercial Freeware)
    OpenedFilesView: displays the list of all opened files on your system. Optionally, you can also close one or more opened files, or close the process that opened these files. (Nir Sofer. Freeware)
    Process Explorer: shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded (Sysinternals. Freeware)
    Process Mate: lists all active processes and resolve their unique IDs, paths and number of threads (Weird. Freeware)
    ServiWin: displays the list of installed drivers and services on your system (Nir Sofer. Non-commercial Freeware)

    Registry Tools
    Autoruns: shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login (Sysinternals. Freeware)
    Autostart Viewer: allows you to see every autostart on your system, all on the one screen. In addition, it gives you complete control over the autostart references, and allows you to modify or delete them at will (DiamondCS. Freeware)
    ERUNT: registry backup and restore for Windows NT/2000/2003/XP (Lars Hederer. Freeware)
    HijackThis: lists all installed browser add-on, buttons, startup items and allows you to inspect, and optionally remove selected items (Merijn. Freeware)
    LoadOrder: see the order in which devices are loaded on your WinNT/2K system (Sysinternals. Freeware)
    RegBrws: browses local/remote system registry using a specified account (SecurityFriday. Freeware)
    RegEdit PE: easy editing of remote registry hives and user profiles. A user booting from a Bart's PE CD can easily make changes to the Windows registry without having to boot into Windows (Jeremy Mlazovsky. Open Source)
    RegScanner: scan the Registry, find the desired Registry values that match to the specified search criteria, and display them in one list (Nir Sofer. Freeware)

    Remote Control
    GenControl: simple desktop remote control program for Windows 2000 or Windows NT networks (Gensortium Ltd. Open Source)
    Hijetter: explore printers via their PJL interface. This includes access to the environment variables the file system and the display of the target (Ftr / Phenoelit. Non-commercial Freeware)
    IVT: VT220, Telnet, SSH emulator (with serial console support) (Ruurd Beerstra. Freeware)
    PuTTY: free implementation of Telnet and SSH (Simon Tatham. Open Source)
    VNC Viewer: small VNC viewer (Real VNC. Open Source)
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    Other GUI Tools
    AtomicTime: synchronizes you computer's built in clock with the clocks of one or more free time servers on the internet (Tom Wuttke)
    FavouritesView: displays the list of all your Favorties (of Internet Explorer browser) and bookmarks (of Netscape/Mozilla browsers) in a single page (Nir Sofer. Non-commercial Freeware)
    IE Cookies View: displays the details of all cookies that Internet Explorer stores on your computer (Nir Sofer. Freeware)
    IEcacheExplorer: displays IE cookies, history file, visited URLs. Can clear history, delete cookies and temporary internet files (Nsasoft. Freeware)
    IEHistoryView: displays the list of all your Favourites (of Internet Explorer browser) and bookmarks (of Netscape/Mozilla browsers) in a single page (Nir Sofer. Non-commercial Freeware)
    Mozilla Cookies View: displays the details of all cookies stored inside the cookies file (cookies.txt) in one table, and allows you to save the cookies list into text, HTML or XML file, delete unwanted cookies, and backup/restore the cookies file (Nir Sofer. Non-commercial Freeware)
    MyUninstall: an alternative utility to the standard Add/Remove applet of Windows operating system. It displays the list of all installed application, and allows you to uninstall an application, delete an uninstall entry, and save the list of all installed applications into a text file or HTML file (Nir Sofer. Non-commercial Freeware)
    Neutron: time synchronizing program that retrieves the accurate time from one of several specialized time servers on the Internet (Robin Keir. Freeware)
    NewSid: change a computer's SID after a system has been cloned (Sysinternals. Freeware)
    ShortCutsMan: displays the details about all shortcuts that you have on your desktop and under your start menu (Nir Sofer. Non-commercial Freeware)
    Stinger: stand-alone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses (McAfee. Freeware)
    Timer: simple program to time onscreen events this is it. Just click the window and it will start timing. Click again and it will stop (Robin Keir. Freeware)
    Windows Update List: displays the list of all Windows updates (Service Packs and Hotfixes) installed on your local computer (Nir Sofer. Freeware)

    Command Line Tools
    3scan: Fast detector for open HTTP/CONNECT/SOCKS4/SOCKS5/FTP/TELNET proxy (3APA3A. Open Source)
    7za: Command line version of 7-Zip archiver (Igor Pavlov. Open Source)
    AccessChk: displays what kind of accesses specific users or groups have to resources including files, directories, Registry keys, and Windows services. (Sysinternals. Freeware)
    agrep: Approximate Pattern Matching GREP (Various. Non-commercial Freeware)
    aircrack: 802.11 WEP key cracker (Christophe Devine. Open Source)
    arpflash: uses arp who has messages to identify live hosts within a given IP-range (yrg. Freeware)
    arptoxin: ARP Poisoning tool with ultimate flexibility, and easy wizards (Phrite. Freeware)
    AspNetUserPass: displays the password of the ASPNet user on your system (Nir Sofer. Freeware)
    assniffer: can monitor (using winpcap or pcap) a network, and for every HTTP transfer it sees, save a copy of the transferred data (Cockos Incorporated. Open Source)
    atnow: command-line utility that schedules programs and commands to run in the near future (Nir Sofer. Freeware)
    Bamboo Utilities (collection): collection of several useful commandline utilities (Bamboo Software / Frank Brown. Freeware)
    bbie: extracts all bootimages from a bootable CD-Rom or ISO image file (Bart Lagerweij. Freeware)
    bfi: creates a FAT12 floppy image from files (Bart Lagerweij. Freeware)
    bkren: renames files matching the search regexp with the replace regexp (Boolean Dream. Freeware)
    bootpart: easy tool for adding additional partitions to the Windows NT multi boot menu (for example, add the OS/2 boot manager or a Linux partition) (Gilles Vollant. Freeware)
    browstat: troubleshooting NetBIOS problems (Microsoft. Windows Resource Kit)
    builtin: displays or manages the builtin Administrator or Guest account, without knowing what the current name is (Marty List. Freeware)
    byte2hex: converts any byte from a file or stdin to a format of your choice (hex, dec, oct, ...) (Luigi Auriemma. Open Source)
    bzip2: freely available, patent free (see below), high-quality data compressor (Julian Seward. Open Source)
    cachebf: brute force cached domain credentials (CachedLogonCount) from Windows systems (orm. Freeware)
    CacheDump: extracts cached domain logon hashes (Arnaud Pilon. Open Source)
    cb: command-line program to send input to the clipboard. It comes most useful when trying to capture the output from another program. (Decadence of Evolution. Freeware)
    cdrtools: burning CD-ROMs (Joerg Schilling. Open Source)
    ClipText: copies plain text from the Clipboard to a file or from a file to the Clipboard (Horst Schaeffer. Freeware)
    cmdline: Command Line Retrieval Tool (DiamondCS. Freeware)
    CMDsock: simple tool which acts like a telnet server (or shell binder) and works on any Windows OS (including Win9x) (Luigi Auriemma. Open Source)
    Contig: single-file defragmenter that attempts to make files contiguous on disk. Its perfect for quickly optimizing files that are continuously becoming fragmented, or that you want to ensure are in as few fragments as possible (Sysinternals. Freeware)
    creatfil: creates a blank file of a specified size, filled with space characters. This is useful for testing the behavior of tools, applications, and setup programs under conditions of low available memory on a hard disk (Microsoft. Windows Resource Kit)
    cryptcat: standard netcat enhanced with twofish encryption (Hobbit, Weld Pond, Farm9. Open Source)
    cupass: guess the password of ANY user on a WindowsNT/W2K server or domain. CUPASS uses a flaw in the implementation of Microsofts NetUserChangePassword API to guess/change the users password (THC. Open Source)
    cURL: transfer data from or to a server, using one of the supported protocols (HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, GOPHER, DICT, TELNET, LDAP or FILE) (Daniel Stenberg. Open Source)
    cutfile: view and dump only a specific portion of a file (from and to). Also supports stdin and stdout (Luigi Auriemma. Open Source)
    datapipe_http: allows a local port (localport) to be opened in order to pipe a connection to another port (remoteport) on local/remote machines. With proxy support (net-square solutions. Freeware)
    DelayExec: Delay the execution of a program. Could be useful if you want something to wait before executing, such as on Windows startup or in a network login script (RJL Software. Freeware)
    devcon: acts as an alternative to Device Manager. Using DevCon, you can enable, disable, restart, update, remove, and query individual devices or groups of devices. (Microsoft. Windows Resource Kit)
    dig: powerful tool to investigate [digging into] the DNS system (ISC / Nicholas Fong. Open Source)
    diskmap: provides information from the registry about disk characteristics and geometry, and reads and displays data about all of the partitions and logical drives defined on the disk (Microsoft)
    diskpart: enables storage configuration from a script, remote session, or other command prompt (Microsoft. Windows Resource Kit)
    DispChg: list available diplay modes for the active display and set new display mode (Armin Harnisch. Freeware)
    DNS Scanner: Fast multithreaded console reverse DNS scanner (solidox. Open Source)
    DNSdump: script to import and export your DNS server configuration, on Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003 (Dean Wells)
    dumpusers: dump account names and information even though RestrictAnonymous has been set to 1 (Arne Vidstrom. Freeware)
    DumpWin: displays lots of system information. Very nice. (Network Intelligence India. Freeware)
    DWHICH: Scan the executable PATH and print out the full path of the executables will execute when the passed program name is entered on the CMD prompt (WebGeek, Inc. Freeware)
    efsdump: shows you what accounts are authorized to access encrypted files. Takes wildcards (Sysinternals. Freeware)
    efsview: lists the users who have ordinary decryption keys or recovery keys for an EFS encrypted file (Arne Vidstrom. Freeware)
    ELDUMP: dump the contents of a NT event log as text (Jesper Lauritsen. Freeware)
    enum: console-based Win32 information enumeration utility. Using null sessions, enum can retrieve userlists, machine lists, sharelists, namelists, group and member lists, password and LSA policy information (Bindview Razor. Open Source)
    etherchange: change the Ethernet address of the network adapters in Windows (Arne Vidstrom. Freeware)
    Eval: lets you type in math expressions and it will display the answer. It supports addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, power, boolean logic, bit math, and works with both hex and binary numbers as well as decimal (Dave Navarro. Open Source)
    EventSave: move the events from the current logs into backup files (Frank Heyne. Freeware)
    extract: extracting files from floppy disk images (Gilles Vollant. Freeware)
    fcomp: binary file compare with support for multiple files and some options (Luigi Auriemma. Open Source)
    File Uploader: allows the uploading of one or many files (wildcards allowed) to a HTTP 1.1 server (PUT method) or a FTP server. (Noel Danjou. Freeware)
    fileacl: view and set ACLs on any NTFS local or remote drive, change ownership. Uses backup and restore rights to view/change ACL/ownership on non accessible files/dir (Guillaume Bordier. Freeware)
    Filecase: rename one or more file names and/or directory names to uppercase or lowercase (Steve P. Miller. Freeware)
    ForceDisconnect: force disconnect of network volumes (Freeware)
    Forensic Aquisition Utilities (collection): collection of utilities and libraries intended for forensic use (G.M. Garner. Open Source)
    Forensic Toolkit: contains several Win32 Command line tools that can help you examine the files on a NTFS disk partition for unauthorized activity (Foundstone. Open Source)
    Format144: unconditionally formats standard 1.44 MB floppies under Windows (Denis Petrov. Open Source)
    FPing: ping command with more options (Wouter Dhondt. Freeware)
    FPipe: source port forwarder/redirector. It can create a TCP or UDP stream with a source port of your choice (Foundstone. Freeware)
    Fport: Identify unknown open ports and their associated applications (Foundstone. Freeware)
    fsum: fast and handy Command Line utility for file integrity verification. It offers a choice of 11 most popular hash and checksum functions for file message digest and checksum calculation (SlavaSoft. Freeware)
    gbtools (collection): Windows NT cmd-line Utilities from Guillaume Bordier (Guillaume Bordier. Freeware)
    GetLocale: get locale and codepage settings (Armin Harnisch. Freeware)
    getmac: obtaining the MAC (Ethernet) layer address and binding order for a computer running Windows 2000, locally or across a network (Microsoft. Windows Resource Kit)
    Global: makes any application or utility recursive. It will recursively execute any command in the current directory and in all subdirectories under the current directory (Steve P. Miller. Freeware)
    GNU httptunnel: creates a bidirectional virtual data connection tunnelled in HTTP requests. If WWW access is allowed through a HTTP proxy, it's possible to use httptunnel and, say, telnet or PPP to connect to a computer outside the firewall (Lars Brinkhoff. Open Source)
    gplist: lists information about the applied Group Policies (Arne Vidstrom. Freeware)
    gpresult: displays information about the result Group Policy has had on the current computer and logged-on user (Microsoft)
    gsar: General Search And Replace on files (Tormod Tjaberg. Open Source)
    guid2obj: maps a GUID to a distinguished name. In Microsoft Windows 2000, each security principal (user, group, or computer) is identified by a unique security identifier (SID) in the form of a GUID. In Active Directory directory service, each object has a distinguished name. This tool enables you to associate the two (Microsoft. Windows Resource Kit)
    handle: displays information about open handles for any process in the system. You can use it to see the programs that have a file open, or to see the object types and names of all the handles of a program (Sysinternals. Freeware)
    hex2byte: converts any formatted number (hex, dec, oct, ...) from a file or stdin into bytes (Luigi Auriemma. Open Source)
    hostname: very simply utility that takes either an IP address (e.g. 123.456.7.8), or a host name (e.g., and performs a translation into its inverse form (Sysinternals. Freeware)
    hwinfo (Nero Info Tool hardware info): hardware information (Erik Deppe. Freeware)
    icd2img: copy and convert an image that was burned directly to a CD or DVD to a different location (TeraByte Unlimited. Freeware)
    ike-scan: scan and identify virtual private network (VPN) servers (NTA Monitor. Open Source)
    ikeprobe: determine vulnerabilities in the PSK implementation of a VPN server (Michael Thumann. Freeware)
    ipdump2: command line sniffer (raw sockets) (Armin Harnisch. Freeware)
    ipeye: TCP port scanner that can do SYN, FIN, Null and Xmas scans (Arne Vidstrom. Freeware)
    ipsecscan: scan either a single IP address or a range of IP addresses looking for systems that are IPSec enabled (Arne Vidstrom. Freeware)
    Joeware Tools (collection): collection of several useful utilities, especially for Active Directory management (Joe Richards. Freeware)
    LADS: lists all alternate data streams of an NTFS directory (Frank Heyne. Freeware)
    lanfile: program for sending and receiving files with many features (Luigi Auriemma. Open Source)
    LiloPWD: recovers LILO passwords (Christophe Grenier. Open Source)
    linkspeed: displays the speed of the connection between computers on a network (Microsoft. Windows Resource Kit)
    listdlls: shows you the full path names of loaded modules - not just their base names (Sysinternals. Freeware)
    lsadump2: dump the contents of the LSA secrets on a machine (Todd Sabin. Freeware)
    lynx: text browser for the World Wide Web (Various / Jim Spath. Open Source)

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