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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:14 pm    Post subject: * Useful Software & Tools * This post has 1 review(s) Reply with quote

If possible, please post your suggestions in the following format!

New requirement: If you have the program that you are suggesting on your computer, take a screenshot of it, and upload it to a hosting site like http://www.imageshack.us/ or http://www.imgur.com/ . See format.

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[url=http://www.PUTLINKTOPROGRAMHERE.com/][b]Name of Program[/b][/url] [color=green/red]Free/Trial[/color] [url=http://www.PUTLINKTOSCREENSHOTHERE.com/]Screenshot[/url]
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Have a program on this list? Take a screenshot and post it in this thread!

System Monitoring and Information Tools

IceSword Free
IceSword is delete-enforcer, not really System Monitoring but it's a way of force-deleting files and such, this program combined with Process Explorer and Autoruns is a great way of removing spyware/malware.

Autoruns Free
Autoruns is simply a check up program on what processes or files are ran automatically by the system, a great tool when removing spyware and such

Sysinternals Process Explorer Free
Process Explorer is a system monitoring and examination utility and can be used as the first step in debugging software or system problems when in the hands of an experienced software engineer.

Sysinternals Process Monitor Free
Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It combines the features of two legacy Sysinternals utilities, Filemon and Regmon, and adds an extensive list of enhancements including rich and non-destructive filtering, comprehensive event properties such session IDs and user names, reliable process information, full thread stacks with integrated symbol support for each operation, simultaneous logging to a file, and much more.

Process Guard Trial
Basically tells you what every file is doing when it does it, and whether or not it should allow it. At first it can be annoying, until you set certain files' permission. After that, if you ever have a program doing something it shouldn't, it will tell you. If something is starting something else up, closing something, accessing the registry, etc, it will tell you. It can also stop keyloggers/rootkits/many other things. Very nice, but requires user input.

GPU-Z Free
GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.

CPU-Z ---- Alternate download Free
CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system.

WinDirStat Free
WinDirStat shows a graphical representation of all files on the drive you scan, and you can delete any unwanted stuff.

Hijackthis Free
A general homepage hijackers detector and remover. Initially based on the article Hijacked!, but expanded with a lot of other checks against hijacker tricks. It is continually updated to detect and remove new hijacks. It does not target specific programs/URLs, just the methods used by hijackers to force you onto their sites.
As a result, false positives are imminent, and unless you are sure what you're doing, you should always consult with knowledegable folks before deleting anything.

SpeedFan Free
If you need a tool that can change your computer's fan speeds, read the temperatures of your motherboard and your hard disk, read voltages and fan speeds and check the status of your hard disk using S.M.A.R.T. or SCSI attributes, then you came to the right place. SpeedFan is the software to go. It is fully configurable and you can create custom events to handle every situation in an automated way. SpeedFan works under Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, 2003, XP and Vista. SpeedFan works fine on Vista 64 bit too. The relevant driver is now signed with my digital certificate. And this all costs you absolutely nothing!

CPUInfo Free
CPUInfo provides quick verification of key system parameters such as processor speed, model number and cache settings. CPUInfo is a 'no install' program, just download cpuinfo.exe and run to see your results. No installation is required.

Auslogics System Information Free
Auslogics System Information provides comprehensive and easy to understand information about your system configuration. It can show hardware configuration, video-card information, OS details, list of running processes and other information. This program is FREE.

Motherboard Monitor Free
Motherboard Monitor (MBM) is a tool that will display information from the sensor chips on your motherboard in your Windows system tray. MBM supports a wide range of Chipsets & Sensor Chip combinations. It can sense temps from Cpu, HDD, GFx and Mobo. It does also sense Fan speeds. If it senses that your hardware is overheated it can protect it by Shutting it down (user configured)

CoreTemp Free
Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint program to monitor CPU temperature. The uniqueness of it is that it shows the temperature of each individual core in a each processor in your system! You can see in real time how the CPU temperature varies when you load your CPU.

System Information for Windows Free
SIW is an advanced System Information for Windows tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings and displays it in an extremely comprehensible manner.

Recuva Free
Accidentally deleted an important file? Lost something important when your computer crashed? No problem! Recuva recovers files deleted from your Windows computer, Recycle Bin, digital camera card, or MP3 player. And it's free!



Benchmarking Tools

PC Wizard Free
PC WIZARD 2008 is also an utility designed to analyze and benchmark your computer system. It can analyze and benchmark many kinds of hardware, such as CPU performance, Cache performance, RAM performance, Hard Disk performance, CD/DVD-ROM performance, Removable/FLASH Media performance, Video performance, MP3 compression performance.

Prime95 Free
Prime95 is the name of the Windows-based software written by George Woltman that is used by GIMPS, a distributed computing project dedicated to finding new Mersenne prime numbers. Prime95 has become extremely popular among PC enthusiasts and overclockers as a stability testing utility. It includes a "Torture Test" mode designed specifically for testing PC subsystems for errors in order to help ensure the correct operation of Prime95 on that system, which effectively stress-tests a PC.

Futuremark Products Demo
Futuremark's 3DMark®, PCMark®, SPMark® and VGMark® benchmark products for PCs, handhelds and smartphones are endorsed by the industry leaders, thousands of publications and millions of consumers. Our benchmarks are developed under the Benchmark Development Program (BDP), which enables industry's key players to work with us in developing unbiased industry standard benchmarks.

OpenSourceMark Free
COSBI OpenSourceMark is the definitive, comprehensive open source benchjoe. The Windows XP GUI framework and many tests are written in Delphi 2005, but a number of tests are in C and C++ (both VC++ and g++). There are Linux projects also.

Super PI Free
In August 1995, the calculation of pi up to 4,294,960,000 decimal digits was succeeded by using a supercomputer at the University of Tokyo. The program was written by D.Takahashi and he collaborated with Dr. Y.Kanada at the computer center, the University of Tokyo. This record should be the current world record. ( Details is shown in the windows help. ) This record-breaking program was ported to personal computer environment such as Windows NT and Windows 95 and called Super PI. In order to calculate 33.55 million digits, it takes within 3 days with Pentium 90MHz, 40MB main memory and 340MB available storage.

PassMark Perfomance Test Demo
Fast, easy to use, PC speed testing and benchmarking. PassMark PerformanceTest allows you to objectively benchmark a PC using a variety of different speed tests and compare the results to other computers.

AquaMark Free
AquaMark allows PC users to easily benchmark their current and next-generation PCs by measuring and comparing the performance of the systems. AquaMark provides a reliable benchmark which helps users to configure their systems for the best gaming performance. The benchmark executes a complete state-of-the-art game engine and generates 3D scenes designed to make the same demands on hardware as a modern game. This software utilizes recent hardware features of the new DirectX 9 API, such as PixelShader 2.0, while staying fully backward compatible to DirectX 8 and 7 graphics hardware. The program offers a great variety of standardized and used defineable evaluation schemes.

Fritz 9 Chess Benchmark Free
Measures the performance of your CPU. The faster your CPU is the higher the score. Supports multi-threading and cpu affinity, allowing you to select the number of cores you want to run.

Intel Math Kernel Library Free
Intel Linpack is probably the pinnacle of CPU torture / stressing, it will generate heat like no other.



All-In-One (Analysis/Diagnostic/Benchmarking)

AIDA32 Free
AIDA32 is a professional system information, diagnostics and benchmarking program running on Win32 platforms. It extracts details of all components of the PC. It can display information on the screen, print it, or save it to file in various formats like HTML, CSV or XML. For corporate users, AIDA32 offers command-line switches, network audit and audit statistics, remote system information and network management.

SiSoftware Sandra Lite Edition Free
SiSoftware Sandra (the System Analyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility. It should provide most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software.

Everest Home Edition Free
EVEREST Home Edition is a freeware system information, system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for home PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. It offers the world's most accurate system information and diagnostics capabilities, including online features, memory benchmarks, hardware monitoring, and low-level hardware information.

Fresh Diagnose Free
Fresh Diagnose is a utility designed to analyze and benchmark your computer system. It can analyze and benchmark many kinds of hardware, such as CPU performance, hard disk performance, video system information, mainboard / motherboard information, and much more



Internet Browsers

Mozilla Firefox Free
The Firefox Web Browser is the faster, more secure, and fully customizable way to surf the web.

Opera Free
Opera offers free and easy to download Web browsers for computers, mobile phones and devices.

Google Chrome Free
Chrome is a fast, lightweight, and appealing browser. It's great for netbooks or old computers because if it's low resource operation.



FREE Anti Virus Software

AVG Free Edition Free
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is the most popular free solution available at no cost to home users and provides the high level of detection capability that millions of users around the world trust to protect their computers.

Avira AntiVir Personal Edition Free
Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic reliably protects your private computer against dangerous viruses, worms, Trojans and costly dialers.

avast! Home Edition Free
avast! 4 Home Edition is a full-featured antivirus package designed exclusively for home users and non-commercial use. Both of these conditions should be met! Our company offers the Home Edition free of charge, since, in our opinion, it is possible to avoid global virus spreading by efficient prevention; however, many users are not able to or do not want to pay for antivirus software

ClamWin AntiVirus Free
ClamWin is a Free Antivirus program for Microsoft Windows 98/Me/2000/XP and 2003. ClamWin Free Antivirus comes with an easy installer and open source code. You may download and use it absolutely free of charge. It features High detection rates for viruses and spyware, Scanning Scheduler, Automatic downloads of regularly updated Virus Database, Standalone virus scanner and right-click menu integration to Microsoft Windows Explorer, Adding to Microsoft Outlook to remove virus-infected attachments automatically.
Microsoft Security Essentials Free
Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.

USB Guardian Free
Are you pissed that schmuck friend of yours plugged a USB flash drive to your machine and now your entire network is infected"? USB guardian prevent this as it pre-scans a USB flash drive before it autoruns. If a infection is detected, it will stop it in its track and prompt the user.

GMER Free
GMER is an application that detects and removes rootkits.
It scans for:
# hidden processes
# hidden threads
# hidden modules
# hidden services
# hidden files
Etc.
GMER runs on Windows NT/W2K/XP/VISTA/7



Commercial Anti Virus Software

Symantec Norton AntiVirus Trial
Norton AntiVirus (NAV) is a popular product of Symantec Corporation and is one of the most widely used antivirus programs. Norton AntiVirus automatically detects and removes viruses, spyware, adware, and other potential security risks. Norton AntiVirus is sold as a standalone product and is also included as part of Norton Internet Security and Norton SystemWorks. In addition, there is also a standalone corporate edition version called Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition. It is aimed at a centrally managed corporate environment and has different features not present in the traditional retail version of the software.

Kaspersky AntiVirus Trial
Award-winning antivirus software which protects your PC from viruses, Trojans, spyware, rootkits and other malicious programs. Reactive detection methods are combined with proactive technologies to provide balanced and effective security, while automatic updates ensure uninterrupted protection and peace of mind.

ESET NOD32 Trial
ESET NOD32 Antivirus protects you without requiring you to become an expert in malware. Because everybody deserves the best protection possible, ESET NOD32 Antivirus gives you the same high-grade protection chosen by thousands of corporate IT professionals around the globe. Join the ranks of those who have said "NO" to weak protection, bloated security suites, and slow performance. Family packs are also available for multiple computers.

McAfee VirusScan Trial
McAfee VirusScan is a popular antivirus program created and maintained by McAfee, formerly known as Network Associates. VirusScan is designed for home and home-office use; McAfee also develops VirusScan Enterprise for use in corporate environments. The product is not available as a standalone package, but is included in the McAfee VirusScan Plus package or as part of McAfee Internet Security Suite. McAfee also produces a similar product for Mac OS X under the name of VirusScan for Mac.

BitDefender Trial
BitDefender is an antivirus software suite developed by Bucharest-based software company SOFTWIN. It was launched in November 2001,[1] and is currently in its tenth version. BitDefender replaced SOFTWIN's earlier AVX (AntiVirus eXpress) product range. The BitDefender range includes antivirus products for home users, businesses, enterprise users and internet service providers. Home editions support Microsoft Windows, Symbian OS and Windows Mobile; business and enterprise editions support Microsoft Windows, Linux and FreeBSD. The current version of the security suite includes antivirus, anti-spyware, firewall, e-mail spam filtering and parental control components.

Trend Micro Anti Virus Trial
Trend Micro AntiVirus plus AntiSpyware 2008 is the essential security you need to safeguard all your data and files. With automatic scans, updates and outbreak alerts, you can rest easy knowing you have systematic, ongoing protection against the latest malicious viruses, worms, Trojan horse programs, and spyware.

Panda Antivirus Trial
The new Panda Antivirus 2008 is the easiest-to-use protection for your computer. Just install it and forget about all viruses, spyware and online fraud. And you hardly have to lift a finger, so you can chat, share photos and videos with friends, read your favorite blogs or simply surf the Web, with complete peace of mind. And it's so light, you won't even notice it.



Spyware/Adware & Junk Removal

unhide Free

Problem: You turned on your computer this morning and notice everything is missing like desktop icons, personal files, and program start menu is empty.
You went to "show hidden files", then all of your files appear and immediately knew you got infected with this "hide everything" virus. You removed the virus and restore your program list by going to "All Users" and unhide the "Program" folder, this restores your start menu program list, but there is a problem. The program list is there, but when you click on it all of them says "empty". You go back to All Users\Programs, the folder for each programs are there, but when you enter it, it says no files and each folder has a size of 0KB.
Use unhide.exe a self running command to unhide your program and restore your program list.
Note: The program takes time to run and do so after you have the virus removed. For Vista and Win7, make sure to run it as Administrator.

Ad-aware Free Edition Free
Ad-Aware is no ordinary anti-spyware, it is the original anti-spyware product, offered to consumers worldwide to protect their personal and home computers from malware attacks. And today, with over a quarter of a billion downloads, computer users put their trust in Ad-Aware more than any other anti-spyware software program.

Spybot Search&Destroy Free
Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers anf sold to advertising companies. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven't intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been "hijacked" (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware. Even if you don't see the symptoms, your computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging. Spybot-S&D is free, so there's no harm giving it a try to see if something has invaded your computer.

SUPERAntiSpyware
SUPERAntiSpyware is the most thorough AntiSpyware scanner on the market. Our Multi-Dimensional Scanning and Process Interrogation Technology will detect spyware that other products miss! SUPERAntiSpyware will remove ALL the Spyware, NOT just the easy ones!

PCTools Spyware Doctor
Did you know that numerous programs tested against Spyware Doctor detected only small fraction of Spyware and completely removed an even smaller amount? Also most of them were unable to effectively block Spyware in real time from being installed on users PC in the first place. Spyware Doctor has the most advanced update feature that continually improves its Spyware fighting capabilities on daily basis. As Spyware gets more complex to avoid detection by AntiSpyware programs Spyware Doctor responds with new technology to stay one step ahead.

Spyware Blaster
Spyware, adware, browser hijackers, and dialers are some of the fastest-growing threats on the Internet today.
By simply browsing to a web page, you could find your computer to be the brand-new host of one of these unwanted fiends! The most important step you can take is to secure your system. And SpywareBlaster is the most powerful protection program available: Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted software. Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox. Restrict the actions of potentially unwanted sites in Internet Explorer.

Malwarebytes Free
Malwarebytes is a site dedicated to fighting malware. Malwarebytes has developed a variety of tools that can identify and remove malicious software from your computer. When your computer becomes infected, Malwarebytes can provide the needed assistance to remove the infection and restore the machine back to optimum performance.

GMER Free
GMER is a rootkit revealer/remover that is able to scan deep within your OS for any changes that has been modified. Note: GMER does not work properly under 64bit.

HDDErase
Developed by the Center of Magnetic Recording Research at UCSD and previously supported by the NIST, this utility erases your hd like no other out there. Note: HDDErase does a "secure-erase" method and after its complete, no recovery software will be able to recover your data!

CCleaner Free
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 also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware!



Firewalls

ZoneAlarm Firewall
ZoneAlarm is designed to protect your DSL- or cable-connected PC from hackers. This program includes four interlocking security services: a firewall, an application control, an Internet lock, and Zones. The firewall controls the door to your computer and allows only traffic you understand and initiate. The Internet lock blocks Internet traffic while your computer is unattended or while you're not using the Internet, and it can be activated automatically with your computer's screensaver or after a set period of inactivity. Zones monitor all activity on your computer and alert you when a new application attempts to access the Internet.

Comodo Firewall Pro
FREE Comodo Personal Firewall - Secure your system against internal attacks such as Trojan viruses / malicious software and external attacks by hackers. With a user-friendly single click interface you can allow or block access to the Internet offering complete immunity to attacks and total protection of your personal information. Comodo Personal Firewall is a software that helps you to protect internet connection and traffic monitor. Real time traffic monitoring enables you to react instantly to threats and identify bandwidth bottlenecks. Silent Security Technology means no needless alerts with out-of-the-box protection against hackers, Trojans and other unknown threats. Comodo Personal Firewall is the powerful and effective, easy to manage barrier that keeps hackers out and personal information in.

Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall
Kerio Personal Firewall (KPF) helps users control how their computers exchange data with other computers on the Internet or local network. Kerio Personal Firewall is a necessity for all desktop computers connected to broadband Internet, using DSL, cable, ISDN, WiFi or satellite modems. Within an organization, Kerio Personal Firewall prevents a single computer from attacks initiated by internal users. Remote workstations and laptops running KPF are protected from Internet born attacks.

Outpost Firewall Free
Block invaders and control use of your PC with this firewall. Your PC is your data's castle, and any invading programs need to be shot with flaming arrows and knocked into the moat. This firewall utility monitors each component of each run to make it even more difficult for malicious code--or even intrusive ads--to penetrate your PC's defenses. Its advanced logging helps you determine what's going on. The program lets you save different configurations--work identity and your personal identity, for instance. You can block certain programs or web sites by something as specific as time of day or day of the week, making it easier to enforce your self-imposed deadlines.

PCTools Firewall
PC Tools Firewall Plus is a powerful free personal firewall for Windows® that protects your computer by preventing unauthorized users from gaining access to your computer through the Internet or a network. By monitoring applications that connect to the network Firewall Plus can stop Trojans, backdoors, keyloggers and other malware from damaging your computer and stealing your private information.


Jetico Personal Firewall v1
We are pleased to introduce first version of our new software - Jetico Personal Firewall. The software offers detailed, configurable event logs, reports, plus the option to view and edit the firewall configuration. The modular architecture is as open as possible to assist with easier evaluation of the security. The Jetico Personal Firewall enables you to Protect your computer against hackers and malicious software when networked or connected to the internet. Choose a pre-defined Security Policy. Edit an existing Security Policy (i.e. the firewall rule set configuration). Create your own Security Policy. Monitor running applications that access the network. Monitor selected/all network packets as well as selected network events.

Vista Firewall Control x86
Vista Firewall Control x64

Allows more control of Vista's built in Firewall. Vista Firewall control allows you to tap into the advanced setting for individual application without having to deal with that spaghetti nonsense.



PC Optimization Tools

FreeRAM XP Pro
FreeRAM XP Pro includes automatic memory monitoring and optimization; advanced tray support; fast, threaded freeing with a stop option; multiple system-metric monitors; a simple and attractive GUI; memory reporting and diagnostic logging; and real-time memory information.

Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP
PowerToys add fun and functionality to the Windows experience. What are they? PowerToys are additional programs that developers work on after a product has been released.

JKDefrag
JkDefrag is a disk defragmenter and optimizer for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/X64. Completely automatic and very easy to use, fast, low overhead, with several optimization strategies, and can handle floppies, USB disks, memory sticks, and anything else that looks like a disk to Windows. Included are a Windows version, a commandline version (for scheduling by the task scheduler or for use from administrator scripts), a screensaver version, a DLL library (for use from programming languages), versions for Windows X64, and the complete sources.

ATF Cleaner
ATF is a new, freeware, temporary file cleaner for Windows, IE, Firefox and Opera with a simple, easy-to-use interface.

CCleaner
CCleaner is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! Smile

TCP Optimizer
The TCP Optimizer is a free, easy Windows program that provides an intuitive interface for tuning and optimizing your Internet connection. There is no installation required, just download and run. The program can aid both the novice and the advanced user in tweaking related TCP/IP parameters in the Windows Registry, making it easy to tune your system to the type of Internet connection used. The tool uses advanced algorithms, and the bandwidth*delay product to find the best TCP Window for your specific connection speed. It provides for easy tuning of all related TCP/IP parameters, such as MTU, RWIN, and even advanced ones like QoS and ToS/Diffserv prioritization. The program works with all current versions of Windows, and includes additional tools, such as testing average latency over multiple hosts, and finding the largest possible packet size (MTU).


Microsoft Bootvis
BootVis is a performance trace visualization utility that you can use with Windows XP systems. Customer research shows a frequently requested feature that users want from their PCs is fast system startup, whether from cold boot or when resuming from standby or hibernation. The Windows development team at Microsoft has taken bold steps in making fast startup PCs a reality with the Microsoft Windows XP operating system. Here are some key features of "BootVis": • Boot to a useable state in a total of 30 seconds • Resume from Hibernate (S4) in a total of 20 seconds • Resume from Standby (S3) in a total of 5 seconds

Auslogics Disk Defrag
Disk fragmentation leads to system slowdowns, PC crashes, slow startup and shutdown and sometimes to system failures. Auslogics Disk Defrag is designed for fast optimization of today's modern hard disks. The program is FREE.

Auslogics Registry Defrag
Data is frequently removed from the registry, but the allocated space remains. This can adversely affect computer performance. Registry Defrag removes the gaps, making the registry contiguous, smaller and faster to access. This program is FREE.

PC Pitstop
Run our free Optimize scan and identify many common problems that plague most computers. Find out what it takes to get a better performing computer without the expense or difficulty of adding new hardware. Most computers are not Optimize for their internet connection. Overtime leftover registry keys and files will throttle down your system's speed. Run Optimize now to detect common issues that obstruct your computer's true performance.
Tuneup Utilities
TuneUp Utilities is a complete suite of tools which will automatically optimize Windows so your PC will run like new.

Registry Mechanic
Registry Mechanic offers easy-to-use optimization tools to speed up and improve the stability of your Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, or Windows XP PC. Regardless of your level of expertise, Registry Mechanic safely cleans, repairs, and optimizes the registry and automatically backs up changes for future recovery. Now includes essential tools to fix Windows security loopholes. Permanently erase your Internet activity, personal files, and free space to keep your information away from prying eyes.

Defraggler
Use Defraggler to defrag your entire hard drive, or individual files - unique in the industry. This compact and portable Windows application supports NTFS and FAT32 file systems.

Xinorbis
Xinorbis is a simple but powerful hard disk analyser. Using a sophisticated mix of graphs, tables and tree displays, it gives the user a complete overview of the contents of a hard disk, folder, removable or network drive.

Advanced SystemCare
Advanced SystemCare Free (formerly Advanced WindowsCare Personal) has a one-click approach to help protect, repair, clean, and optimize your PC. With over 50 MILLION downloads since 2006, this fantastic, award-winning, free PC repair software is a "must-have" tool for your computer. 100% safe with no adware, spyware, or viruses; a PC maintenance program that’s incredibly easy to use.

Secunia PSI Free
A useful utility that monitors majority of installed program and automatically updates to ensure the you always up to date. User can have the option to perform automatic or manual updates and give the user a rating score to get a better perspective.
Note: Download the 2.0 beta version as it's has less false positives.
Programs you know are safe, but out dated can be added to the ignore list or if your paranoid, just uninstall.

Revo Uninstaller Free/Trial
Windows built in uninstaller does a fine job at removing programs you don't want, but to leave bits and pieces behind just does not cut it. Revo Uninstaller lets you remove programs and anything its linked to for good.



Chatting & Messaging

X-Chat
XChat is an IRC chat program for both Linux and Windows. It allows you to join multiple IRC channels (chat rooms) at the same time, talk publicly, private one-on-one conversations etc. Even file transfers are possible.

mIRC
mIRC is a popular Internet Relay Chat client used by millions of people, and thousands of organizations, to communicate, share, play and work with each other on IRC networks around the world. Serving the Internet community for over a decade, mIRC has evolved into a powerful, reliable and fun piece of technology.

Windows Live (MSN) Messenger
Instantly connect to the people who matter the most—via text, voice, or video. Even if they’re offline, you can leave a message or send a note.

Miranda IM
Miranda IM is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for Windows. Very light on system resources and extremely fast, Miranda IM requires no installation and can be made to fit on a single floppy disk or USB drive. Featuring a powerful plugin-based framework and boasting over 350 plugins, Miranda IM is one of the most flexible and customisable messaging clients on the planet.

Pidgin
Pidgin (formerly named Gaim) is a multi-platform instant messaging client. The software supports many commonly used instant messaging protocols, allowing the user to log into various different services from one application.

Trillian
Trillian is a proprietary multiprotocol instant messaging application for Windows created by Cerulean Studios that can connect to multiple IM services, such as AIM, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, Bonjour, Jabber, and Skype networks (the latter four with Trillian Pro which allows for additional plugins).

Oovoo Free
Oovoo is an amazing tool which lets you video chat with other people on the internet if they have your username added. It's like many other chatting programs, but it's mainly for video chat.



Debuggers, Disassemblers, Coding, Reverse Engineering

Cheat Engine
Cheat Engine is a multi purpose tool. You can use it to disassemble , debug and trace through code. It also detects strings and other data types as well as API's and can handle debug symbols

OllyDbg
OllyDbg is a debugger that emphasizes binary code analysis, which is useful when source code is not available. It traces registers, recognizes procedures, API calls, switches, tables, constants and strings, as well as locates routines from object files and libraries.

IDA Pro 4.9 (Freeware)
The Interactive Disassembler, more commonly known as simply IDA, is a commercial disassembler widely used for reverse engineering. It supports a variety of executable formats for different processors and operating systems. It also can be used as a debugger for Windows PE, Mac OS X Mach-O, and Linux ELF executables. Although IDA performs a large degree of automatic code analysis to a certain extent, leveraging cross-references between code sections, knowledge of parameters of API calls, and other information, it is focused on being interactive. A typical IDA user will begin with an automatically generated disassembly listing and then rename, annotate, or otherwise add information to the listing, until it becomes clear what it does, creating an effective reverse-engineering.

Resource Hacker
Resource Hacker is a freeware utility to view, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32bit Windows executables and resource files (*.res). It incorporates an internal resource script compiler and decompiler and works on Win95, Win98, WinME, WinNT, Win2000 and WinXP operating systems.

Visual Studio Express Edition
Microsoft Visual Studio Express is a set of freeware integrated development environments (IDE) developed by Microsoft that are lightweight versions of the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 product line. The idea of express editions, according to Microsoft, is to provide a streamlined, easy-to-use and easy-to-learn IDEs for less serious users, such as hobbyists and students.

Bloodshed Dev-C++
Bloodshed Dev-C++ is a (FREEWARE) full-featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the C/C++ programming language. It uses Mingw port of GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) as it's compiler. Dev-C++ can also be used in combination with Cygwin or any other GCC based compiler.

Bloodshed Dev-Pascal
Dev-Pascal is a (FREEWARE) full-featured integrated development environment (IDE), which is able to create Windows or console-based Pascal programs using the Free Pascal or GNU Pascal compilers.



Multimedia


Screen Recording

Fraps Trial
Fraps is a universal Windows application that can be used with games using DirectX or OpenGL graphic technology. It can be used as: Realtime Video Capture Software, Screen Capture Software, Benchmarking Software

WeGame Free
A great free alternative to FRAPS, WeGame is a lightweight, low lag game recording utility.

Camstudio Free
CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs).

FastStone Cature Free
FastStone Capture is a powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture tool that allows you to easily capture and annotate anything on the screen including windows, objects, menus, full screen, rectangular/freehand regions and even scrolling windows/web pages. You can choose to send captures to editor, file, clipboard, printer, email, Word/PowerPoint document or upload them to your website.

Camtasia Studio Trial
Camtasia Studio is a screen recorder and editor for Windows. It has many features, but it’s not free.

HyperCam Free
HyperCam captures the action from your Windows screen and saves it to AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved) movie file. Sound from your system microphone is also recorded.

Players

Quicktime Free
Quicktime is a powerful multimedia technology with a built-in media player. QuickTime lets you view Internet video, HD movie trailers, and personal media in a wide range of file formats.

AIMP2 Free
An advanced multimedia player that includes an audio converter, recorder, and tag editor. Includes an easy to use interface, small size and minimal use of system resources.

Foobar200 Free
Foobar2000 is an advanced audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats.

Winamp Free Edition
Winamp, the ultimate media player, allows you to manage and play audio and video files, rip and burn CDs, enjoy free music, access and share your music and videos remotely, and sync your music to your iPod , Creative, and Microsoft Plays for Sure devices . Winamp features album art support, streams audio and video content, and provides access to thousands of online radio stations and podcasts.

VLC Media Player Free
VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

Realplayer
Realplayer is a free flash and media player that's perfect for playing and sharing video. You'll also be happy to know it works easily with your favorite flavors of Blackberry, iPod, iPhone and game systems.

Converters

SUPER Free
SUPER, Simplified Universal Player Encoder & Renderer. A GUI to ffmpeg, mencoder, mplayer, ffmpeg2theora & the theora/vorbis RealProducer plugIn. If you need a simple, yet very efficient tool to convert (encode) or play any Multimedia file, without reading manuals or spending long hours training, then SUPER © is all you need. Supports most video formats and also portable formats for PSP, Nintendo DS, PS3, iPod, Zune, PocketPC and NEC, Nokia, Siemens, SonyEricsson mobiles.
This is the old 2008.30 version, the new version sucks, just use the old one

MediaCoder Free
MediaCoder is a universal media transcoder which nicely integrates most popular audio/video codecs and tools into an all-in-one solution, converting between almost all popular audio/video formats with high performance and abundant adjustable parameters.

DVD Flick Free
DVD Flick aims to be a tool to convert various PC video formats to a DVD that can be played on pretty much any standalone DVD player. It's main target audience is people who know at least the basics about DVDs and video and audio files.

.bat to .exe Converter
Extremely useful app to convert .bat files to executables.

Image Editing Software

Photoshop Trial
Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing program developed and published by Adobe Systems Incorporated. It is THE BEST image editing software out there.

Paint .NET Free
Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.

Gimp Free
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.

Downloading programs

µTorrent Free
µTorrent is a lightweight and efficient BitTorrent client for Windows or Mac with many features.



Miscellaneous

Enso - Replaces Capslock with a more useful version, allowing commands such as wiki <whatever>, google <whatever>, map <whatever>, open <whatever>, play song/artist/album <whatever> (iTunes only), play/pause track, upper/lowercase highlighted selection, etc.

Unlocker
Unlocker is an explorer extension that allows you with a simple right-click of the mouse on a file or folder to get rid of error message such as error deleting file or folder, cannot delete folder: it is used by another person or program. Unlocker can unlock files, folders, dll, and can also delete index.dat without restarting your computer.

Notepad++ Free
Notepad++ is a free (free as in "free speech", but also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement, which supports several programming languages, running under the MS Windows environment. This project, based on the Scintilla edit component (a very powerful editor component), written in C++ with pure win32 api and STL (that ensures the higher execution speed and smaller size of the program), is under the GPL Licence.

Start++
Start++ is an enhancement for the Start Menu in Windows Vista. It also extends the Run box and the command-line with customizable commands. For example, typing "w Windows Vista" will take you to the Windows Vista page on Wikipedia!

Restoration
Restoration allows you to scan your hard drive for files you have deleted. The reason this works is that when you delete a file, it doesn't actually get deleted off of the hard drive. Windows just changes a byte in the file table telling the hard drive that that section of disk can now be overwritten. If that section of hard disk hasn't been overwritten, you can get your file back! However, if that section has been overwritten, this method will not work, so it is best to do it as soon as possible.

Explorer Suite
Explorer Suite is a free suite of tools including a process viewer and a PE editor. Created by Daniel Pistelli, Explorer Suite is a free suite of tools including a process viewer and a PE editor. called CFF Explorer.

Window Clippings
Window Clippings is a powerful yet unobtrusive screen capture tool. It is designed to produce the highest quality screenshots with the least amount of effort. Window Clippings 2.0 was recently released and includes many new features and improvements. It is free to use but a license is required to unlock some of the more advanced features.

VMware Free Player Trial
This software suite allows users to run multiple instances of x86 or x86-64 -compatible operating systems on a single physical PC. VMware Fusion provides similar functionality for users of the MacIntel platform, along with full compatibility with virtual machines created by other VMware products. For users without a license to use VMware Workstation or VMware Fusion, VMware offers the freeware VMware Player product, which can run (but not create) virtual machines.

VirtualBox
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

Roboform Free
Roboform is a password manager and form filler. It’s useful if you use multiple emails, have different passwords for most of your online accounts, or block cookies and have to log back into your accounts often, do lots of online surveys, etc.

Team Viewer Free
TeamViewer connects to any PC or server around the world within a few seconds. You can remote control your partner's PC as if you were sitting right in front of it.

Sandboxie Free
Sandboxie runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer.

BossKey Free
BossKey is a simple virtual desktop program. Create hot-keys to switch between the desktops and have one set of windows/applications on one and a different set of windows/applications on another and flip between them instantly with a single keypress. Up to 10 virtual desktops can be defined and windows can be designated always visible.

PortForward
Helps you forward ports automatically. Don't bother buying the program, as the evaluation copy available from the site works just as fine.

WinZip
WinZip is the world’s most popular Zip utility for file compression, encryption, packaging, and data backup.

WinRar
WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.

7-Zip
7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio. It is open source software.

BartPE Free
Got a system that won't boot and there are some files you want to save? BartPE, a live disc OS environment similar to Windows, lets you browse through what you have and back up that file you so desperately needed. Users can also have the option of setting up programs into their BartPE disc and run them as well.
Note: Microsoft has something similar and it's call WindowsPE.
It's bundled with WAIK. There is a free download at Microsoft.com


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuck.

Click here to see the old/outdated list.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

good job
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Intel Linpack is probably the pinnacle of CPU torture / stressing, it will generate heat like no other

http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-math-kernel-library-linpack-download/
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Color codes at the end aren't working.
You forgot the '/'.
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Some more to the list:

Secunia PSI Free:
A useful utility that monitors majority of installed program and automatically updates to ensure the you always up to date. User can have the option to perform automatic or manual updates and give the user a rating score to get a better perspective.
Note: Download the 2.0 beta version as it's has less false positives.
Programs you know are safe, but out dated can be added to the ignore list or if your paranoid, just uninstall.

Revo Uninstaller Free/Trial:
Windows build in uninstaller does a fine job at removing programs you don't want, but to leave bits and pieces behind just does not cut it. Revo Uninstaller lets you remove programs and anything its linked to for good.

USB Guardian Free
Are you pissed that schmuck friend of yours plugged a USB flash drive to your machine and now your entire network is infected"? USB guardian prevent this as it pre-scans a USB flash drive before it autoruns. If a infection is detected, it will stop it in its track and prompt the user.

BartPE Free:
Got a system that won't boot and there are some files you want to save? BartPE, a live disc OS environment similar to Windows, lets you browse through what you have and back up that files you so desperately needed.User can also have the option of setting up programs into their BartPE disc and run them as well.
Note: Microsoft has something similar and it's call WindowsPE.
It's bundled with WAIK and free download at Microsoft.com

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kls, I love you for giving me your suggestions in full format. If everyone did that, maintaining this thread would be so easy.
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Internet Browsers

Mozilla Firefox Free
The Firefox Web Browser is the faster, more secure, and fully customizable way to surf the web.

Opera Free
Opera offers free and easy to download Web browsers for computers, mobile phones and devices.



Downloading programs

µTorrent Free
µTorrent is a lightweight and efficient BitTorrent client for Windows or Mac with many features.
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I'm pretty sure we're not supposed to have a torrent programs section. I'll add browsers, though.
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Phox wrote:
I'm pretty sure we're not supposed to have a torrent programs section. I'll add browsers, though.

Posting (links to) torrents is illegal. Posting about their downloaders isn't.
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Benji wrote:
Phox wrote:
I'm pretty sure we're not supposed to have a torrent programs section. I'll add browsers, though.

Posting (links to) torrents is illegal. Posting about their downloaders isn't.

Not all torrents are illegal.
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Add Chrome & Safari.
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Can this list be updated for 2010 and get away from 2003?

>nortons in list

What is this I don't even

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ZacTheSin wrote:
Can this list be updated for 2010 and get away from 2003?

>nortons in list

What is this I don't even

this.

Trend Micro is the best.

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ZacTheSin wrote:
Can this list be updated for 2010 and get away from 2003?

>nortons in list

What is this I don't even
Norton was useless in 2003 & is improving good, how is that un-updated?
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