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pHEnomIC69

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Useful Utilities Updated 7/01/2003
« Reply #40 on: December 29, 2004, 12:20:00 AM »

Nice post, I recommend the following to keep a computer running in top condition:

AVG virus scan personal edition is fine
Adaware for spyware
Cacheman and tweakui for some tweaks
mbm 5 for monitoring,
regscrubxp to clean out the registry
sisoftsandra and prime 95 for some tests
Voptxp for defragging and misc things.
Mozilla blocks spyware and all the bad shiz off the net

Use all that and you wont have any trouble.
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Useful Utilities Updated 7/01/2003
« Reply #41 on: April 19, 2005, 11:45:42 PM »

These are not all freeware but they are good to haave.

http://www.tgtsoft.com/ To download a trial program or buy if you wish for http://themexp.org/ it doesnt help the computers performance but makes it look pritty.

Another useful program is the google tool bar http://toolbar.google.com/, it has saved me alot of time by have the advantage of not having to go to the google web site when i want to search for something. also it has a built in pop-up blocker  :thumbsup: .

I use statbar to tell me how my computer is helping with all the crap i throw at it http://www.statbar.nl/, it comes in 6 great colours too  :P .

And no one has mentioned Winamp yet so i am going to. Winamp kicks arse, http://www.winamp.com/ downlaod now, best media player  :thumbsup: .

If you have a dual monitor setup this is a very useful program http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/.

Norto anti virus is the anti spy ware i am using now, as far as i know it is working :thumbsup: . You can purches it from here http://www.symantec.com/.[/url]

Well good luck, and I hope that some of these programs can come in handy sometime.
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Re: Useful Utilities Updated 7/01/2003
« Reply #42 on: October 31, 2005, 12:40:11 AM »

I found http://www.pcchipsusa.com/support-driver.asp today.

What's possibly interesting are the "USB 2.0 support patch for Windows 2000/XP"; they have a SiS version and a VIA one.

I gather that when USB 2.0 rolled out, MS made available a small fix to enable it in Win2000, but then they rolled it into SP3 (I think) and removed the opportunity to get it seperately from them.

Since I run plain Win2000 (no service packs), the USB 2.0 controller on my K8T800 mobo was never identified; I ran the VIA packet, and now it is.  Wether it works will require a USB 2.0 device to test.  :(
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Re: Useful Utilities
« Reply #44 on: December 10, 2005, 07:10:49 PM »

Someone PM me about updating this thread tonight. I'm drunk or otherwise I'd do it now. It's about time I recollect all the links and get rid of the garbage.
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Re: Useful Utilities
« Reply #45 on: December 17, 2005, 12:21:05 AM »

Free Data Destruction Tools

Tool #1: Eraser

Description:
With this tool, you can erase files, folders and empty space on hard drives so no
data can be recovered.  You can erase any file(s), any folder(s) and any hard drive(s)
using the On Demand section or you can place things in the Schedule section. This
program can be integrated into the Windows shell so you can right-click on objects to
erase.  This tool also has the Gutmann erase method which erases things with 35 passes,
and it also erases hard drives using the DBAN method as mentioned below.
Once erased, you can't recover it!  I've tried!

Features:
Click for Features list.

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Tool #2: DBAN - RTFM ON THIS ONE!

Description:
DBAN is a self-contained boot floppy that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers.
DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect,
which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data destruction.

Features:
Click for Feature list.
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Re: Useful Utilities
« Reply #46 on: January 30, 2006, 10:47:54 AM »

Security Task Manager

http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/

Its shareware which can be a PIA, but it has helped me out of severl jams, especially with bugs that masquerade as system files
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Re: Useful Utilities
« Reply #47 on: September 18, 2006, 05:23:26 PM »

I stumbled across this site and thought it might interest some people here....

http://www.sysinternals.com/FileAndDiskUtilities.html


Some of this stuff looks just plain scary. 
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Re: Useful Utilities
« Reply #48 on: September 20, 2006, 10:23:24 AM »

Some great finds here! Thanks.

A couple unmentioned ones I use (some only occasionally):

Attribute Changer webplaza.pt.lu/~rpetges right click file to change attributes - I think it can do groups of files too.
1-4a File Rename www.1-4a.com/rename/download.htm little hard to learn but handy for groups of files
Audacity audacity.sourceforge.net You haven't heard of this????
SyncBack www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/ automated backup runs on the network overnight
FileSync www.fileware.com/products.html#FileSync handy file comparison - use it alot
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Re: Useful Utilities
« Reply #49 on: October 17, 2006, 10:37:24 AM »

Get Data Back http://www.runtime.org/

a customer used the xp install cd to repartition, format, and install xp on one of his harddrives then realized he did it to the drive he has his backup data on.

i used this Get Data Back and it was able to recover the data.  took like 12 hours or something but it got it.
shows you a list of what it finds before you restore. can be run over a network.

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