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    Cool A Techies "must have software"

    So some people who have been with TechJA for a while may notice that alot of questions have been asked re-asked and re-re asked with the same answers as to which application to use to resolve an issue. The aim of this thread is to compile a list of these commonly mentioned apps. I will try to categorize them as best as possible. Some of these are linked to the software site itself and others are linked to discussions on the forum.

    All in one applications
    Wininternals (free)
    Hiren's BootCD (free)
    UltimateBootCD (free)

    Network Monitoring/Maintenance
    Snort (opensource)
    SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager
    IP Shaper Bandwidth Control Manager
    CafeSuite
    CyberCafe
    Antamedia Internet Caffe
    Tinasoft
    openkiosk (opensource)

    Network Notepad (free)

    Synergy (opensource)
    Spiceworks IT Desktop (opensource)

    Anti-*malware, spyware, virus (opensource)
    OSSEC
    Spybot S&D (free)
    Panda Anti-rootkit (free)
    Comodo BOClean Anti-Malware
    Kaspersky
    Zone Alarm
    Norton
    AVG
    AVAST
    Nod32
    Mcafee
    Bitdefender


    Cleanup applications
    ccleaner (free)
    ComboFix (free)
    Advanced uninstaller
    tweak now
    Keepass Password Safe (opensource)

    PC monitoring applications
    ram idle LE
    Spacemonger (opensource)
    Hijackthis! (free)
    EF System Monitor
    PC Wizard
    Rainmeter

    AutoRuns for Windows (free)
    Process Explorer (free)
    Process Monitor (free)

    Disk Cloning/backup/recovery applications
    Symantec Ghost
    dd_rhelp and dd_rescue (free)
    ddrescue - Different app from dd_rescue above. (free)

    Virtual PC applications
    VMware Server (free)
    Microsoft Virtual PC (free)

    Disk partition applications
    Gparted Live

    Video Editing applications
    PocketDivx Encoder (free)

    General Security applications
    Microsoft Baseline Security Analyser
    Bastille UNIX (opensource)
    BackTrack
    TrueCrypt
    PHLAK - Professional Hacker's Linux Assault Kit

    LOTS MORE TO COME...
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    Anti-Crapware
    FREE Like Pwnage
    Spybot S&D
    Combofix
    Panda Anti-rootkit
    Last edited by Nestersan; May 22, 2008 at 03:41 PM.
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    cool what category do thoughts fall under?

    edit o..lol i get u "Anti-carp ware" lol

    updating now
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    Good thread....there is alot more to add.....

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    FREE like my lovin'

    Hijackthis! (it's an "I control my boxen" tool)

    Gparted Live (Partition Tool)

    Spacemonger (thanks Sgt.Mac)

    PocketDivx Encoder Video rendering sorta-PERFECTION !
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    Thumbs up

    i imagine why persons asks the same questions over and over is bcos, threads get lost, cant remember the title, cant bother searching so they just ask again........... so this thread would have to be some sort of a sticky, to prevent some of these questions fr re-appearing............... as i guarantee you, in 2months times or less you will see a questions needing one of these tools. lol

    Good thread though!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by danthony View Post
    i imagine why persons asks the same questions over and over is bcos, threads get lost, cant remember the title, cant bother searching

    Good thread though!!!!!!!!!!
    my
    points exactly ...... but i do comment the effort of cutting unneccesary questions that them nearly kill me for today lol heres my 2 cents

    cleanup apps
    advanced uninstaller
    tweak now

    memory monitors
    ram idle LE


    i have these apps and they real good in getting rid of most CRAP

    the ramidle helps monitor ur available mem and make sure it doesnt get too low .............. (( doest work on vista tho )) but its free for use
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    wow this got pushed to page 2 in one day...sticky plz....updating first post
    Last edited by kilaj1; May 23, 2008 at 10:51 AM.
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    sticky!!! wow. i was looking for this thread n had to do a search cos i wasnt looking fo rit at the top of the page.

    remember this website also where most of the stuff is free, n tools are categorized

    http://www.joejoe.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=2361
    Last edited by danthony; May 23, 2008 at 12:38 PM.
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