Virus and Malware Protection
- Microsoft Security Essentials
Microsoft Security Essentials is an antivirus software that provides protection against viruses, spyware, rootkits, and trojans, and is now available for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 for free.
Spyware, adware, browser hijackers, and dialers are some of the most annoying and pervasive threats on the Internet today. By simply browsing a web page, you could find your computer to be the brand-new host of one of these unwanted fiends!
- Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit
Popular software programs contain millions of line of code. Bad guys exploit flaws (vulnerabilities) in the code to deliver malware. Except when they can’t. Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit wraps three layers of security around popular browsers and applications, preventing exploits from compromising vulnerable code. Not an antivirus, but compatible with most antivirus, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit is a small, specialized shield designed to protect you against one of the most dangerous forms of malware attacks. And it’s free.
herdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner is a fast and free Windows desktop program which detects malicious threats, spyware and adware by utilizing 68 industry anti-malware scanners. It has no impact on your system resources and uses the herdProtect cloud-based scanning engine. The scanner is a second line of defense and is designed to work perfectly with your existing anti-virus software (we highly recommend you use another anti-malware product with herdProtect). Best of all, it’s FREE.
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
- Farbar Recovery Scan Tool
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) is a diagnostic tool incorporating the ability to execute prepared script solutions on malware infected machines. It will work equally well in normal or safe mode and where a machine has boot up problems it will work efficiently in the Windows Recovery Environment. It’s ability to work in the recovery environment makes it particularly useful in dealing with problems associated with machines experiencing difficulty when booting up.Note: FRST supports Windows XP (x86), Vista (x86 & x64), 7 (x86 & x64), 8/8.1 (x86 & x64), & 10 (x86 & x64).
ComboFix is a program, created by sUBs, that scans your computer for known malware, and when found, attempts to clean these infections. In addition to being able to remove a large amount of the most common and current malware, ComboFix also displays a report that can be used by trained helpers to remove malware that is not automatically removed by the program.Note: ComboFix supports Windows XP (x86), Vista (x86 & x64) & 7 (x86 & x64).
RKill is not a malware remover per se: it detects and stops malware processes and services, clears malware-related Registry entries/modifications and searches for missing digital signatures in essential system files. RKill will not delete files, including those related to malware.
The main purpose of RKill is to stop malware from blocking anti-virus and anti-malware tools. After running the quick scan with it, your virus/malware scanner should be able to detect and remove the nasty trojans, rootkits, etc that prevented your security software from working properly.
- Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2 (also called MBAM) is a free and very effective security tool. It also has a paid Premium version that adds real-time protection and scheduled scanning, but I will focus on the free version for home users.
- Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit
Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA is cutting edge technology for detecting and removing the nastiest malicious rootkits.
- RogueKiller x86 or x64
RogueKiller is an anti-malware program written in C++ and able to detect and remove generic malwares and some advanced threats such as rootkits, rogues, worms,
- Windows Defender Offline
Sometimes, malicious and other potentially unwanted software, including rootkits, try to install themselves on your PC. This can happen when you connect to the Internet or install some programs from a CD, DVD, or other media. Once on your PC, this software might run immediately, or it might run at unexpected times. Windows Defender Offline can help remove such hard to find malicious and potentially unwanted programs using definitions that recognize threats. Definitions are files that provide an encyclopedia of potential software threats. Because new threats appear daily, it’s important to always have the most up-to-date definitions installed in Windows Defender Offline. Armed with definition files, Windows Defender Offline can detect malicious and potentially unwanted software, and then notify you of the risks.If your PC is running Windows 8.1, you’ll need to use Windows Defender Offline Beta. For more information and links to the download, see What is Windows Defender Offline Beta?
AdwCleaner is a program that searches for and deletes Adware, Toolbars, Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP), and browser Hijackers from your computer.
- SpyBot Search & Destroy
SpyBot Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common antivirus applications.
- FakeAV Removal Tool
Fake Antivirus (FakeAV) threats have been rampant in the past few years. Various FAKEAV variants have infected millions of PCs and are continuously spreading worldwide.One reason why FAKEAV infections have become well-known to users is because they have visual payloads. Variants of the malware family often display pop-up messages telling users that their machines have been infected. This may cause panic among users, pressuring them to purchase rogue antivirus applications in the hope of resolving the issue. Users, however, should never purchase antivirus software from unknown sources.Before running the tool, please note the following:
Disable or unload any installed antivirus products that may conflict with the Fake AV Removal Tool. Make sure to run the Fake AV Removal Tool in normal mode with the Fake AV running on the system.
- Complete Internet Repair
Lots of things can scramble your PC’s Internet settings — even good things like removing viruses, updating software, or simply surfing online. Datum’s Complete Internet Repair is a free tool that can reset or repair your Internet Protocol, Winsock, and other crucial settings that hook you up to the wider world. Complete Internet Repair is portable freeware, so grab it now and keep it on your USB drive or hard drive. It’s easy to use, but you have to have it to use it, so we’re telling you about it now since you can’t download it when your Internet connection is down!
HijackThis is a free utility that generates an in depth report of registry and file settings from your computer. HijackThis makes no separation between safe and unsafe settings in its scan results giving you the ability to selectively remove items from your machine. In addition to this scan and remove capability HijackThis comes with several tools useful in manually removing malware from a computer.IMPORTANT: HijackThis does not determine what is good or bad. Do not make any changes to your computer settings unless you are an expert computer user.Advanced users can use HijackThis to remove unwanted settings or files.
- Flashback Removal Tool
Created in response to the 2012 Mac OS X Flashback malware incident, this free F-Secure Flashback Removal tool automates detection and removal of the trojan.
RootRepeal is a new rootkit detector. Compatible with Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista, x86 Only!
- Kaspersky TDSSKiller – Anti-rootkit utility
A rootkit for Windows systems is a program that penetrates into the system and intercepts the system functions (Windows API). It can effectively hide its presence by intercepting and modifying low-level API functions. Moreover it can hide the presence of particular processes, folders, files and registry keys. Some rootkits install their own drivers and services in the system (they also remain “invisible”). Kaspersky Lab has developed the TDSSKiller utility that allows removing rootkits.
D7 is a tool for PC technicians with many capabilities and uses including but not limited to offline and live malware removal assistance via many internal and 3rd party tools, automatic download/extraction of 3rd party tools on demand when missing, repairing Windows after malware removals, general PC maintenance, windows network / internet repair, and much more! Plus, it’s Free!
- Microsoft Safety Scanner
MS Safety Scanner is a free security tool that offers on-demand virus scanning and helps remove threats from the infected computer. It is a stand-alone program that works even with existing antivirus program.Important: Each download of Microsoft Safety Scanner expires 10 days after the acquisition date. If this period lapses, you need to download the same program from the same location again. New download contains newer virus definition and database to detect and clean most recent viruses.
GMER is an application that detects and removes rootkits. GMER runs only on Windows NT/W2K/XP/VISTA/7/8
- Process Hacker
A free, powerful, multi-purpose tool that helps you monitor system resources, debug software and detect malware. Runs on Windows XP/Vista/7/8, 32-bit or 64-bit. Intel Itanium platforms are not supported.
Performance Optimization Tools
- iolo System Mechanic
Keep your PC running fast, clean and error-free with System Mechanic’s award-winning arsenal of tools that prevent problems before they arise. Repair stubborn errors, improve startup and program speed, tune system settings, eliminate performance bottlenecks, clean up clutter, and prolong your PC’s life.
- Mem Reduct
Lightweight real-time memory management application to monitor and clean system memory on your computer.The program used undocumented internal system features (Native API) to clear system cache (system working set, working set, standby page lists, modified page lists) with variable result ~10-50%. Application it is compatible with Windows XP SP3 and higher operating systems, but some general features available only since Windows Vista.
- PC Services Optimizer
PC Services Optimizer enables you to safely optimize Windows services based on how you use your computer. A standard Windows installation has many services turned on and running that you may not have any use for, consuming CPU and memory that can potentially slow down your system. PC Services Optimizer analyzes your system and suggest services that can be safely turned off. Supports Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 32-bit and 64-bit
Firefox uses a lot of memory – way too much memory for a web browser. Fix this with FireMin. Simply put; it will eliminate all memory leaks in Firefox. Download the Firemin.exe file, decompress it and run Firemin.exe from the extracted folder.
- TCP Optimizer
The TCP Optimizer is a program designed to provide an easy, intuitive interface for tuning TCP and IP related parameters in the Windows Registry. It takes into account all related RFCs, the Microsoft TCP/IP implementation oddities, verifies all Registry locations for the same TCP/IP parameters (ICS Sharing, AOL protocol MTU, etc), only ads the necessary Registry parameters, and overall aids in making the whole “tweaking for speed” experience a breeze.
- Ultimate Windows Tweaker
Ultimate Windows Tweaker is a freeware TweakUI Utility for tweaking and optimizing Windows 7 & Windows Vista, 32-bit & 64-bit. It can simply be downloaded and used as a portable application to customize your Windows to meet your requirements. With judicious tweaking, it can make your system faster, more stable, and more secure with just a few mouse clicks. The tweaker detects whether you have Windows 7 or Windows Vista installed and accordingly offers you the relevant tweaks only.
NEW: Ultimate Windows Tweaker 3.0 for Windows 8
SetteMaxer is a freeware tool that can help you to optimize and solve problems in some fields of Windows 7 easily, instead of navigating on registry & services that causes time loss.
- NVIDIA nTune
NVIDIA® nTune is the ultimate utility for accessing, monitoring, and adjusting your system components, including temperature and voltages with clear, user-friendly control panels. Overclock your system for highest performance or underclock it for near silent operation. All changes are performed within the Microsoft® Windows® interface – enabling full functionality without the need to make changes in the BIOS and reboot your system.
- Vista Smoker
Vista Smoker Pro allows you to change various settings in the Windows Registry. These settings can boost the performance for your computer drastically.
- XP Smoker
Is the newer more powerful version of the Award winning tweaking utility designed specifically for Windows XP a.k.a WinXP. XP Smoker Pro allows you to change a multitude of settings in the registry. These settings can boost the performance of your computer drastically.
- 7 Smoker
7Smoker Pro allows you to change various settings in the Windows Registry. These settings can boost the performance for your computer drastically. Our service manager allows you to use service presets to fine tune services without needing any knowledge.Vista Smoker Pro includes a One Button Autotuner that will tune your system to perfection based on your system’s configuration. Simple for beginners. Powerful for experts. Compatible with Windows 7™ Service Pack 1 (SP1).
- 8 Smoker
8Smoker Pro allows you to change various settings in the Windows Registry. These settings can boost the performance for your computer drastically.8Smoker Pro gives you the ability to easily Disable or Enable CPU Core Parking. In most cases disabling core parking makes Windows 8 seems “Snappier”.
- Ashampoo® HDD Control 2
Maximum performance, constant monitoring and maintenance of your hard drives. The hard drive is one of the most important components of your computer. Even if a hard drive works flawlessly, it should still be regularly checked and maintained. This way an imminent hard drive failure can be detected early and might be prevented. If suddenly major problems occur or if your hard drive even completely fails, data loss might be the result.Make sure you are prepared for such a situation. Ashampoo HDD Control 2 can notify you early so that your valuable data won’t become the victim of a hardware crash.
- Process Cleaner
This program allows basic processes for Windows OS with no other exceptions, and is made for the purpose of explicit process closing, for ‘Grid Delivery Process’ or ‘Adware process’, not for eliminating ‘Grid Delivery Process’ or ‘Adware process’. Besides, the program is superior to close hidden processes.
- Auslogics Internet Optimizer
Auslogics Internet Optimizer is an unusually comprehensive internet connection tweaking tool. Of course optimising your internet connection is a tricky business, and whether you use the auto or manual mode, it’s possible that one of the changes might make your system slower than it was before. No need to worry, though, as Internet Optimizer backs up your original settings before it makes any tweaks, so if you’d like to undo its changes, just click File > Rescue Centre and restore the last backup.
Prefetch and Superfetch were designed to speed Windows up. Prefetch works well, without any particular issues, but Superfetch can lead to abnormal hard disk activity (caused by memory IO operations) and other problems. Moreover, Superfetch uses a considerable amount of system memory, so tweaking this function might increase the overall performance of systems with less than 2 GB of RAM. Although Superfetch has a lower priority in Windows 7 than that of Vista, these problems are still present. Furthermore, fetching is useless for solid state drives, and disabling this function may extend the lifespan of the solid state drive.
LatencyMon displays a conclusion of the suitability of your system for playing real-time audio and other tasks. Ideally execution times of all DPC and ISR routines should stay below 2000 µs (microseconds) for your system is considered suitable for handling real-time audio without dropouts. If the execution times of all ISR or DPC routines are longer than 4000 µs, the system is considered unsuitable for handling real-time audio.Note: For optimal midi to audio latencies, buffer sizes of a sound card and driver should be set to very low values.If LatencyMon reports the DPC and ISR execution times to be too high, you should take a look at the responsible drivers. It may be that these drivers belong to a device that is non-critical for the operation of your computer. If for example tcpip.sys or ndis.sys is reported as the culprit, chances are the problems are caused by your wireless network adapter, if you have one. You could consider disabling the WiFi adapter and receive internet via an Ethernet cable. After disabling a device or making another change, you should run LatencyMon again to check if the situation has improved, there might still be another device or driver causing audio latencies.
Security & System Tools
- Should I Remove It?
Ever wonder how to clean out your computer? But like most people, what programs should you remove is the tough question. Well, we have your answer, simply download the award winning “Should I Remove It?” app and wonder no more. The app is a tiny, lightweight program designed to show you what programs you have installed on your computer and quickly determine what programs you can safely remove.
- CCleaner or CCleaner for Mac
CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space.
It is a free tool to delete files blocked by something you do not know. LockHunter is useful for fighting against malware, and other programs that are blocking files without a reason. Unlike other similar tools it deletes files into the recycle bin so you may restore them if deleted by mistake.
SUMo (Software Update Monitor) keeps your PC up-to-date & safe by using the most recent version of your favorite software! Unlike built-in auto update features, SUMo tells you if updates are available before you need to use your software.
DUMo (Drivers Update Monitor) keeps your PC up-to-date & safe by using the most recent version of required hardware drivers!
Modern processors incorporate features beneficial to security. SecurAble displays the status of the three most significant security-related processor features.
NovaBench is our popular component benchmark application for Windows, and Mac OS X. It’s the most convenient way to test and compare your system’s hardware and graphics capabilities!
QwikMark provides fast and easy benchmarking. Many excellent benchmark tools already exist, but QwikMark is unique because it tests everything on a single screen.
- Disk Drill: The Premier Mac Data Recovery Software!
Do you need to recover deleted files in Mac OS X, such as critical business documents, music, photos or videos? Have files or whole partitions gone missing from your Mac? Are you having trouble accessing an external USB drive or camera card? We can help. We make data recovery for Mac OS X easy.
- PC Decrapifier
PC Decrapifier is a free tool for you to use that helps remove programs, unnecessary startup items and icons that can slow down your PC. It takes you step by step, giving you recommendations on what to remove, many of which can be removed unattended.
- Comodo Firewall
Comodo Firewall offers the highest levels of security against inbound and outbound threats. It stealths your computer’s ports against hackers and blocks malicious software from transmitting your confidential data over the Internet. Comodo Firewall makes it easy for you to specify exactly which applications are allowed to connect to the Internet and immediately warns you when there is suspicious activity.
- Autorun Organizer
Autorun Organizer is a reliable start up checker that enables you to view and manage the programs that automatically run when your operating system starts. You may view the programs’ properties, as well as modify their running schedule.
This utility, which has the most comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations of any startup monitor, shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services, and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond the MSConfig utility bundled with Windows Me and XP.
TrueCrypt is free open-source disk encryption software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux
Empty Folder Nuker finds and deletes all empty folders starting from a base folder of your choice.
- ioBit Smart Defrag
It is known that disk fragment has been a primary cause of slow and unstable PC performance. Smart Defrag 2 is such a FREE tool that provides extremely fast and efficient defragmentation to your hard drives intelligently for faster file loading and high disk performance. With “install it and forget it” feature, Smart Defrag 2 works automatically and quietly in the background on your PC, keeping your hard disk running at its top speed. This powerful, award-winning free defragmenter is 100% safe and clean with no adware, spyware, or viruses.
Speccy is an advanced System Information tool for your PC. Need to find out what’s inside your computer? No problem! Speccy will give you all the information you need.
Simple Firewall test.
- Comodo HIPS and Firewall Test Suite
Comodo’s latest suite of tests cover a wider range of exploits and will quickly inform you if your computer is vulnerable to Root kits, Background Intelligent Transfer attacks and process injection attacks.
- EaseUS Partition Master
As Partition Magic alternative, EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition is a FREE ALL-IN-ONE partition solution and disk management utility. It allows you to extend partition (especially for system drive), manage disk space easily, settle low disk space problem on MBR and GUID partition table (GPT) disk under Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 (SP1 included) 32 bit and 64 bit system.
- Revo Uninstaller Pro – Buy Now
Revo Uninstaller Pro helps you to uninstall software and remove unwanted programs installed on your computer easily! Even if you have problems uninstalling and cannot uninstall them from “Windows Add or Remove Programs” control panel applet.Revo Uninstaller is a much faster and more powerful alternative to “Windows Add or Remove Programs” applet! It has very powerful features to uninstall and remove programs.
- UnPlug n’ Pray
Translating eEye’s and Microsoft’s statements into consequences, this means that without the security update patch, and with the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) system in its default “enabled” state, any of the many millions of Internet-connected UPnP-equipped Windows systems could be remotely commandeered and forced to download and run any malicious code of a hacker’s design. This includes using the machine to launch potent Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.
When you right-click a CD drive or any removable drive and choose Properties, the AutoPlay tab lists all the AutoPlay Handlers for each Event. In some cases, an orphaned entry might appear there, as a result of incomplete uninstall of a software (such as Music match Jukebox, Nikon View, etc). CleanHandlers helps you remove the invalid entries from the listing. In addition, this utility can find invalid AutoPlay entries and also remove them automatically.
7-Zip is open source software. Most of the source code is under the GNU LGPL license. The unRAR code is under a mixed license: GNU LGPL + unRAR restrictions.
- Free Download Manager
powerful, easy-to-use and absolutely free download accelerator and manager. Moreover, FDM is 100% safe, open-source software distributed under GPL license.
- USBdeview x86 – x64
USBDeview is a software that lists all USB devices that connected to your computer, and allows you disable, enable or uninstall them.
HDDScan is a freeware utility for hard drive diagnostics (RAID arrays, Flash USB and SSD drives are also supported). The program can test storage device for errors (Bad-blocks and bad sectors), show S.M.A.R.T. attributes and change some HDD parameters such as AAM, APM, etc. HDDScan can be useful for performing the regular “health test” for your drive and predicting its degradation, so you will be able to prevent data loss and backup your files before you will have to contact the data recovery service.
- Dial a Fix
Dial-a-fix (hereafter known as “DAF”) is a collection of known fixes gleaned from Microsoft Knowledgebase articles, Microsoft MVPs, and other important support forums, that will assist you in repairing problems with your system. Although this tool is ordinarily meant for power users, technicians, and administrators, it is quite safe to use even without technical guidance (although guidance is recommended). Works with Windows 98/SE, Me, 2000, XP, and Server 2003.
- Winsock Repair
Winsock, which stands for Windows Sockets Api, defines how networking software should access network services. Many users come into contact with Winsock after experiencing connection problems that are usually related to Winsock. The connection problems come in a wide variety and include losing network connections, dns lookup problems, websites becoming unavailable, limited network connections plus many more.
- Easeus Partition Recovery
Easeus Partition Recovery is a free and easy to use partition recovery solution. It can solve the partition loss problems including partition deleted by accident, partitions lost due to virus attack, partitioning error or any other problems under Windows both 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems. Moreover, EASEUS Partition Recovery can recover lost and deleted partitions on MBR (Master Boot Record) basic disk from IDE disk, ATA disk, SATA disk, and SCSI disk. It works with FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, EXT2 and EXT3 file system.
LSP-Fix is a free Windows utility to repair a loss of Internet access associated with certain types of software. This type of software, known as a Layered Service Provider or LSP, typically handles low-level Internet-related tasks, and data is passed through a chain of these programs on its way to and from the Internet. However, due to bugs in the LSP software or deletion of the software, this chain can get broken, causing the Internet connection to become inaccessible. Works with Win9x/ME/NT/2K
- Game Explorer Manager for Windows
This application allows you to do things with the Windows Game Explorer when all else fails, like rename entries, delete games that are no longer available, fix game shortcuts that aren’t working, and fix links to Steam games. Works with Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 (Tested)
- Linux Mint
Linux Mint’s purpose is to produce an elegant, up-to-date, and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop based on Ubuntu. Linux Mint 13 is based on Ubuntu 12.04, Linux 3.2, MATE 1.2, and Cinnamon 1.4.
Ubuntu features a fast and easy install, a tight selection of excellent applications installed by default, and every other package you can imagine available with a few clicks.
Fedora is a Red Hat sponsored and community-supported project. It is also a proving ground for new technology that may eventually make its way into Red Hat products.
Knoppix is a bootable Live system on DVD. It can be used as a Linux system for the desktop, educational DVD, rescue system, or adapted and used as a platform for software demos.
The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. Debian 6.0.5 features KDE 4.4.5, GNOME 2.30, and Linux 2.6.32.
Promoting the use of Linux everywhere, this project provides free, easy access to the world’s most usable Linux distribution, openSUSE. Features Gnome 3.2, KDE 4.7, Linux 3.1.
CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor. CentOS conforms fully with the upstream vendor’s redistribution policy and aims to be 100% binary compatible. (CentOS mainly changes packages to remove upstream vendor branding and artwork.) CentOS is free.
FreeBSD® is an advanced operating system for modern server, desktop, and embedded computer platforms. FreeBSD’s code base has undergone over thirty years of continuous development, improvement, and optimization.
- Windows 7 Logon Background Changer
Windows 7 Logon Background Changer is a free open source software that let you change the wallpaper of the Windows 7 logon screen (also known as “welcome screen”, “login screen” or LogonUI). It works with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise and Starter, in x86 or x64 (32 or 64 bits). It also works on Windows Server 2008 R2 (but you are not supposed to customize a server).
- DreamScene Activator
DreamScene Activator allows you to activate DreamScene in any edition of Windows 7 & Vista. DreamScene is a feature that allows users to set any video in WMV or MPG format as the desktop wallpaper. This feature was originally only included in Windows Vista Ultimate Edition.
- Windows Start Orb Changer
Windows 7 Start Orb Changer is a freeware from door2windows that allows you to change your start orb/button with just one click in Windows 7.
Highly customizable Mac-style navigation bar for your desktop.
- The Skins Factory Desktop Customization Themes
Advanced Windows Desktop Theme Kits (Powered by Hyperdesk) designed by The Skins Factory.
3RVX is a useful volume notification/control tool which emulates the volume bezel of Mac OS X. When the volume changes, the bezel pops up with the current system volume level. 3RVX is a skinnable volume controller and display that supports alpha-blended skins, cool fade effects, drive eject notification, and a lot more. It was originally developed to emulate the Mac OS X volume bezel on Windows, but has evolved to support more options and features.
Other Useful Tools
- Acronis True Image 2016
A perfect computer backup and disk recovery program that allows you to create hard disk drive images and file backups.
- OCZ Toolbox
The OCZ Toolbox and Radeon Toolbox is designed to update firmware and BIOS, secure erase, view SMART attributes, and view drive details of your OCZ SSD with the click of a button.
VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and OpenSolaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4 and 2.6), Solaris and OpenSolaris, and OpenBSD.
- Secunia Personal Software Inspector
The Secunia PSI is a free security tool designed with the sole purpose of helping you secure your computer against vulnerabilities in programs.
HWiNFO32 is a professional hardware information and diagnostic tool supporting the latest components, industry technologies and standards.
- The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder
The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install Windows from your registry. It allows you to print or save your keys for safekeeping and works on Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, Server 2003, Server 2008, Office XP, Office 2003, and Office 2007 family of products.
- Ultimate Boot CD
Assembles over 100 PC hardware diagnosis tools into one bootable CD to analyze and repair hard drives and boot problems.
memtest86+is a RAM reliability tester that runs under Windows. It evaluates the ability of your computer to store and retrieve data accurately.
SpinRite is a computer software program for scanning magnetic data storage devices such as hard disks, recovering data from them and refreshing their surfaces.
- Startup Control Panel
Startup Control Panel is compatible with all modern versions of Windows through Windows XP. Windows Vista, after all these years, finally has a very good startup manager built-in; go to Control Panel > Performance Information and Tools, and then click on Manage Startup Programs on the left.
StartUpLite is a lightweight and simple to use application that allows you to speed up your system startup, safely and efficiently. The program allows you to disable or remove unnecessary startup entries from your computer. By using StartUpLite, you can dramatically help shorten your startup time with only a few clicks of the mouse.
- Download App
The Download App is a free application from Download.com that helps keep the software on your Windows computer up-to-date, as well as clean up the junk that accumulates on your system over time. Using the software catalog that powers Download.com, the Download App provides secure, spyware-free software updates, and makes it easy to keep track of all your software updates in one place.
- FileHippo.com App Manager
The App Manager will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to FileHippo.com to see if there are any newer releases. These are then neatly displayed in your browser for you to download. Please note that not all programs are supported.
Remote control any computer or Mac over the internet within seconds or use TeamViewer for online meetings.
- Regclean Pro
The registry is in constant use due to regular PC usage, installing and removing software and even moving and accessing data on the PC creates more and more registry entries, thereby increasing its size and deteriorating the systems performance.Regclean Pro cleans such invalid registry errors using its advanced scan engine. It not only fixes invalid registry entries, it also defragments the registry, keeping it streamlined for smoother system performance. You don’t have to be a computer expert to use this Regclean Pro. The interface makes it easy to fix all registry errors easily and quickly even for novice users.
- Free Studio
Free Studio is an all-in-one package bundling all free multimedia applications developed by DVDVideoSoft. Free Studio Manager has 8 sections for easy access to any application: YouTube programs; MP3 and Audio; CD, DVD and BD; DVD and Video; Photo and Images; Mobiles; Apple Devices; and 3D programs.
- Comodo Dragon Internet Browser
Fast and versatile Internet Browser based on Chromium, infused with Comodo’s unparalleled level of Security!
- Mozilla Firefox Internet Browser
Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser developed for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux coordinated by Mozilla Corporation and Mozilla Foundation.
- Google Chrome Internet Browser
Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
- Safari Internet Browser
Safari isn’t just the world’s most innovative web browser. It changes the way you interact with the web.