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Gibson Research Corporation

http://www.grc.com/intro.htm

Small tools with big results.

 

Anti-Vulnerability Tools

Disables Exploits Win OS Installed by Default

http://www.grc.com/stm/shootthemessenger.htm

http://www.grc.com/freeware/dcom.htm

http://www.grc.com/unpnp/unpnp.htm

 

ShieldsUp! (Online Tool)

Firewall Tester - Port by Port #s 0-1055

https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2 (Secure Link)

After Scan use the additional services at bottom of page

 

Exploit Tester

http://www.grc.com/wmf/wmf.htm

http://www.grc.com/securable.htm

http://www.grc.com/lt/leaktest.htm

 

Free Download Manager

http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/download.htm

The best one I`ve found & has format conversion ability.

 

TMPGEnc converts *.AVI files to MPEG1,

the format which is used in VideoCDs.

Using a variety of options in TMPGEnc,

you can compress your video file in high quality.

http://www.tmpgenc.net/en/download.html

 

VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for

32-bit Windows platforms (95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP)

http://www.virtualdub.org/ (Home)

http://virtualdub.sourceforge.net/ (Download)

 

Audacity sound editor. (Neosound)

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/

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XP-AntiSpy is a little utility that lets you disable some built-in update and authetication 'features' in WindowsXP.

 

For example, there's a service running in the background wich is called 'Automatic Updates'. I don`t know what this service transfers from my machine to other machines on the internet, especially the MS ones. So I play it safe and disable such functions.

 

If you like, you can even disable these function manually, by going through the System and checking or unchecking some checkboxes. This will take you approximately half an hour. But why wasting time when a little neat utility can do the same in 1 minute?

 

XP-Antispy was successfully tested by many users and was found to disable all the known 'Suspicious' Functions in WindowsXP.

 

Download it here.

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XP-AntiSpy is a little utility that lets you disable some built-in update and authetication 'features' in WindowsXP.

 

For example, there's a service running in the background wich is called 'Automatic Updates'. I don`t know what this service transfers from my machine to other machines on the internet, especially the MS ones. So I play it safe and disable such functions.

 

If you like, you can even disable these function manually, by going through the System and checking or unchecking some checkboxes. This will take you approximately half an hour. But why wasting time when a little neat utility can do the same in 1 minute?

 

XP-Antispy was successfully tested by many users and was found to disable all the known 'Suspicious' Functions in WindowsXP.

 

Download it here.

 

The "Automatic Updates" are for the Windows updats you get monthly. With that disabled you won't get notified when updates are available. Not a big problem as long as you visit the update site a maunally down load the patches every month.

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For example, there's a service running in the background wich is called 'Automatic Updates'. I don`t know what this service transfers from my machine to other machines on the internet, especially the MS ones. So I play it safe and disable such functions.

Except disabling the automatic updates service breaks Windows Update :rolleyes:

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The "Automatic Updates" are for the Windows updats you get monthly. With that disabled you won't get notified when updates are available. Not a big problem as long as you visit the update site a maunally down load the patches every month.

You can't do a manual update with the service set to anything other than automatic, it's not just for aotomatic updates.

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You can't do a manual update with the service set to anything other than automatic, it's not just for aotomatic updates.

 

You can turn the service back on once a month to do the manual update. I do this with AVG AS. I keep the service for it disabled and turn it on when I need to update or scan with AVG AS.

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I like SilentNight MicroBurner because it is free, has all the features I'm looking for and it is stand-alone, this requiring no installation.

 

The screen shot for that is of the pro version and it looks full featured. Whats missing in the free version? I couldn't find a comparison chart anywhere.

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The screen shot for that is of the pro version and it looks full featured. Whats missing in the free version? I couldn't find a comparison chart anywhere.

Older much older free versions were better, that's just my opinion.

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Now that ashampoo has released that permanently free version I see no reason to use anything else. I was already using it for everything before but now its just a no brainer. :D

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Now that ashampoo has released that permanently free version I see no reason to use anything else. I was already using it for everything before but now its just a no brainer. :D

 

 

I agree it's very good but this Silentnight Microburner says it's portable and can be run from a USB drive. I am currently using Deepburner Portable on my USB drive and it's OK.

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this thread has been great!! thank you all ..

 

i found this handy freeware app the other day , clone maxx .. it makes an identical copy of a hard drive onto another drive regardless of file system or OS .. i booted it off a CD and cloned our server onto another hard drive and after tested it and it booted the server no problem exactly like the other drive.

 

the free version has a few limitations but the only one i noticed was it wouldn't let me clone to a drive of the same size , i had to clone a 20 gig onto a 40 gig drive , worked fine tho.

 

http://www.pcinspector.de/Sites/clone_maxx....htm?Language=1

 

enjoy :]

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I like SilentNight MicroBurner because it is free, has all the features I'm looking for and it is stand-alone, this requiring no installation.

The link you provided was a trial version, and indeed had to be installed.....

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The link you provided was a trial version, and indeed had to be installed.....

That original post was removed because of it being trial software and because this is the Freeware thread! ;)

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Hello everyone! I have some freeware recommendations, if they haven't been posted here already.

 

Auslogics Disk Defrag: It's a great program at defragging your computer and I've used it a lot with out any problems. Very user-friendly too.

 

Auslogics Registry Defrag: Unlike some registry cleaning/defragging programs, Auslogics Registry Defrag doesn't screw up your computer. A quick reboot is all you need. It's great and I've used it for some time without any problems. Very user-friendly too. ;)

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SMPlayer - "SMPlayer intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more.

 

One of the most interesting features of SMPlayer: it remembers the settings of all files you play. So you start to watch a movie but you have to leave... don't worry, when you open that movie again it will resume at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume..."

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CLCL - Old but good clipboard management utility.

Qt - "Qt Open Source Edition is provided under the GNU General Public License version 2.0 (GPL). You may use the Qt Open Source Edition for:

  • Development of open source/non-proprietary software that is also released under the GPL license.
  • Compiling and running GPL software developed by others."

 

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See this Bleeping Computer topic for a HUGE list of freeware programs, but some of them have been mentioned here. They're all programs known to be free of spyware and viruses etc.

 

Link: Click here!

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Speedbit video accelerator!!

its 100% free except for the premium version for itunes.

Features for the freeware

Reduces "movie freezes" and "buffering" problems!

Accelerates streaming videos from YouTube and over 100 sites!

Bookmarks videos you've recently accelerated, for easy replays!

Includes cool search tab feature for finding videos to watch around the web, right from your desktop!

 

www.videoaccelerator.comClick Website :)

 

Premium version includes

Video Accelerator for iTunes accelerates the download of iTunes movies, music videos and TV shows up to 10 times faster!

The speedbit video accelerator real works ,try it today!

 

P.S i think it only support for internet explorer :P

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Phun - 2D physics sandbox, very fun

 

GMER -"Gmer detects rootkits. It scans for: - hidden processes

- hidden files

- hidden services

- hidden registry keys

- hidden drivers

- drivers hooking SSDT (System Service Descriptor Table)

- drivers hooking IDT (Interrupt Descriptor Table)

- drivers hooking IRP (IO Request Packet) calls"

 

bbLean - "bbLean is the lean version of Blackbox for Windows. It tries to keep balance between features and complexity, to give you some efficient means within a compact shell. bbLean is based stylistically on the Blackbox window manager for the X Window System by Brad Hughes."

 

Send To Toys - "Send To Toys is an enhancement of the Send To system menu. It adds a Send To "Folder..." option to the right click menu, which allows you to select a folder and copy the file there. In addition, the "Send To Clipboard (as name)" copies the name of the file or files to the clipboard."

 

Roadkil's Window Message - "Displays information about the window the mouse pointer is currently over. Displays the windows handle, size and the owner thread information. Useful for people writting windows applications or wanting to create an interface to another application such as macros/scripts."

 

Replacer - "Replacer is an easy to use system file replacer for Windows 2000 and XP. It safely replaces protected or in-use system files."

 

OpenedFilesView - "OpenedFilesView displays the list of all opened files on your system. For each opened file, additional information is displayed: handle value, read/write/delete access, file position, the process that opened the file, and more...

Optionally, you can also close one or more opened files, or close the process that opened these files."

 

Numerimal - "Numerimal is a numeral converter. It will convert between decimal, hexadecimal, octal, binary and any other user-selectable base up to 64-base"

 

Hexplorer - "It is free hex editor for Windows, licensed under GNU GPL."

 

Handler - "Handler is a nice tiny tool for getting various information about a certain window or just any control under the mouse cursor. In addition, it will also reveal the text in a password entry field."

 

FileASSASSIN - "FileASSASSIN is an application that can delete any type of locked files that are on your computer. Whether the files are from a malware infection or just a particular file that will not delete - FileASSASSIN can remove it. The program uses advanced programming techniques to unload modules, close remote handles, and terminate processes to remove the particular locked file."

 

Nero Audio Plugins - "These plugins provide additional audio format support to the popular Nero Burning ROM recording software." I know at least FLAC works with Nero 8.

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It figures. The one day Free Giveaway has something I want their connection go kaput when I try to activate the software. They must've found out it was me. :rolleyes:

 

Okay, now it works.

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For those of you who have quicktime, but dont use programs dependent upon it such as iTunes, theres this

 

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/quickt...alternative.htm

 

Its the same thing, but smaller and makes quicktime dependent programs not work :D.

 

Clean My Registry:

 

I'm pretty anal about having a clean registry, I have no less than 5 registry cleaners and a registry optimizer :D

 

I found this to be a pretty good program

 

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,...scription.html#

 

Free Ram XP Pro:

 

This is another program I love- It frees up large amounts of ram on command or periodically. It only frees ram on the motherboard, of course. ;)

 

http://www.yourwaresolutions.com/software.html#framxpro

 

DosBox-

 

I personally LOVE the Duke Nukem Atomic Edition series, and all its addons. However I doesnt work properly on my current system. This emulator helped me with that little problem- even though I'd already downloaded eDuke32 xD

 

http://www.dosbox.com/

 

 

 

XP on Mac -

 

Being that I loath the Mac OS- and all the snotty kids in my grade that use it - I encourage the use of this program I received in a PC World Daily Downloads email

 

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,...escription.html

 

CCleaner -

 

Do I need to elaborate?

 

www.CCleaner.com/

 

Quake III Arena:

 

http://www.idsoftware.com/games/quake/quake3-arena/

 

A great little toy- useful for killing time in my opinion. But not likely you'll find anyone playing on a server so fight the computer :D

 

For Linux-

 

I'd say Nexiuz but I dont know the website of the most amazing interactive fps for linux off the top of my head

 

also- ET Quake Wars is good too.

 

again, my Linux corrupted my mbr so I have to boot it on a disc to use it partially. It stole a 32 GB partition of my hard disk, lol. I could get it back but I like having 200GB on my windows one for now :D.

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