MalwareTips- Removing malware has never been easier!
MVPs Hosts- Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
hpHosts- for your protection
Microsoft Malware Protection Center- Threat Research and Response
Google Safebrowsing Diagnostics- test sites for malicious content
TeMerc Internet Countermeasures
Windows Defender Offline- Windows Defender Offline can help remove 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.
Microsoft Safety Scanner- The Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free downloadable security tool that provides on-demand scanning and helps remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It works with your existing antivirus software.
UVK - Ultra Virus Killer- With simple and intuitive interface, UVK allows users to detect and delete all types of malware and spyware from infected systems. It also includes lots of tools to repair windows after the disinfection.
F-Secure Online Scanner- F-Secure Online Scanner finds and removes harmful items from your PC.
ESET Online Scanner- Scan your computer for threats easily and effectively.
Bitdefender Rescue CD
F-Secure Rescue CD
Kaspersky Rescue Disk
User Profile Wizard- User Profile Wizard will migrate your current user profile to your new domain account so that you can keep all your existing data and settings.
User Profile Manager- User Profile Manager gives you control of the way Windows manages user profile data on your workstations.
Transwiz- Transwiz - User Profile Transfer Wizard - makes it easy to transfer your personal data and settings to a new computer.
Active Directory Migration Tool- The Active Directory Migration Tool version 3.2 (ADMT v3.2) simplifies the process of migrating objects and restructuring tasks in an Active Directory® Domain Service (AD DS) environment. You can use ADMT v3.2 to migrate users, groups, service accounts, and computers between AD DS domains in different forests (inter-forest migration) or between AD DS domains in the same forest (intra-forest migration). ADMT can also perform security translation (to migrate local user profiles) when performing inter-forest migrations.
Hard Drive Utilities
SpinRite- SpinRite is the most capable, thorough, and reliable utility that has ever been created for the long term maintenance, recovery, and repair of mass storage systems.
RAID Calculator- This RAID calculator computes array characteristics given the disk capacity, the number of disks, and the array type. Supported RAID levels are RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10 (1+0), RAID 5/5E/5EE, RAID 6.
Acronis True Image WD Edition Software- Acronis True Image WD Edition Software helps you to completely clone your current system drive onto your new WD hard drive. Cloning makes an exact copy of your old system drive on your new WD hard drive, including the operating system, applications, data, preferences, and email settings. Everything will be present and operate exactly as it did on your old hard drive. Acronis True Image WD Edition now supports WD Advanced Format Drives and ensures that all partitions are optimally aligned.
Drive Savers- Claim an industry-leading 90% success rate!
OnTrack- Ontrack Data Recovery is the world leader in data recovery services and data recovery software offering the fastest, most convenient and cost-effective solutions to clients who have experienced data loss.
Ultimate Boot CD for Windows- UBCD4Win is a bootable recovery CD that contains software used for repairing, restoring, or diagnosing almost any computer problem.
Ultimate Boot CD
TestDisk, Data Recorvery- TestDisk is powerful free data recovery software! It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table). Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy.
Photorec- PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CD-ROMs, and lost pictures (thus the Photo Recovery name) from digital camera memory. PhotoRec ignores the file system and goes after the underlying data, so it will still work even if your media's file system has been severely damaged or reformatted.
GParted- GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions.
Windows Directory Statistics- WinDirStat is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for Microsoft Windows.
TreeSize Free- Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs
Data Recovery - Zero Assumption Recovery- Zero Assumption Recovery provides a suite of highly effective and thorough data recovery software for Microsoft® Windows operating systems.
Default Password List
CPU DB- a complete database of processors for researchers and hobbyists alike.
CPU-Z- a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system.
Linux on Laptops
Ironkey- The World's Most Secure Flash Drive
Power Supply Calculator
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator Lite v2.5
HP Printer Memory- HP Printer Memory Upgrade Designed to boost the performance of your printer especially useful for printing multiple copies as well as demanding files.
Coreboot- is a Free Software project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS (firmware) you can find in most of today's computers.
Speedfan- SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips.
FTDI- specialists in converting peripherals to Universal Serial Bus (USB).
Panopticlick- Panopticlick tests your browser to see how unique it is based on the information it will share with sites it visits.
Sender Policy Framework
Sectools- Top 100 Network Security Tools
Country IP Blocks- Security Solutions With Searchable IP Block Database
DomainTools- DomainTools has the most comprehensive collection of domain name ownership records in the world!
Wireshark- The world's foremost network protocol analyzer
Internet Health Report
Internet Traffic Report- The Internet Traffic Report monitors the flow of data around the world. It then displays a value between zero and 100. Higher values indicate faster and more reliable connections.
Downdetector- Downdetector offers a realtime overview of status information and outages for all kinds of services. We aim to track any service that its users consider vital to their everyday lives, including (but not limited to) internet providers, mobile providers, airlines, public transport and online services.
Prolexic- Up-to-the-Minute Intelligence and Insight on DDoS Threats
PingPlotter- PingPlotter helps you pinpoint where the problems are in an intuitive graphical way, and to continue monitoring your connection long-term to further identify issues.
What Is My IP- The fastest, easiest way to determine your IP address.
Untangle- Multi-Functional Firewall Software
ICSI Netalyzr- Debug your Internet.
URL X-Ray- Find out where shortened URLs lead to without clicking
Total Network Monitor- a free software for continuous monitoring of local network, individual computers and services that require careful attention and thorough control.
inSSIDer for Home- This Wi-Fi network discovery tool displays every wireless hotspot's MAC address, encryption, signal strength and channel, and is the standard troubleshooting tool for millions of Wi-Fi users throughout the world.
Wayback Machine- Browse through over 150 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago.
CloudCracker- A password cracking service for penetration testers and network auditors who need to check the security of WPA2-PSK protected wireless networks, crack password hashes, or break document encryption.
ScreenConnect- Use ScreenConnect to quickly and securely access remote computers. With just a few clicks, anyone on any operating system is immediately connected.
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
National Vulnerability Database
Open Security Architecture (OSA)- OSA distills the know-how of the security architecture community and provides readily usable patterns for your application. OSA shall be a free framework that is developed and owned by the community.
Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)- States Cell Phone Driving Laws
Stay Safe Online
The Freesound Project- The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focusses only on sound, not songs.
W3C- World Wide Web Consortium
start page- the world's most private search engine
Microsoft Support Lifecycle- Help and support with Microsoft product lifecycle guidelines. Service pack, security update, and general mainstream and extended support resources.
AlternativeTo- Tell us what application you want to replace and we give you suggestions on great alternatives!
CrossOver- CrossOver allows you to install many popular Windows applications on your Mac or Linux computer. You can think of it as an emulator, but it's different, because there's no Windows OS license required. Your applications integrate seamlessly in OS X or Linux; just click and run. No rebooting, no switching to a virtual machine, and no Windows Operating System license required!
AES Crypt- AES Crypt is a file encryption software available on several operating systems that uses the industry standard Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to easily and securely encrypt files.
IE PassView- IE PassView is a small password management utility that reveals the passwords stored by Internet Explorer Web browser, and allows you to delete passwords that you don’t need anymore.
CSSeasy- Learn CSS the modern way...
PDF Unlock!- Remove passwords and restrictions from secured PDF files!
Pdfsam- is a simple tool designed to split and merge pdf files. It’s very simple, stable and completely free. It should cover most of your needs. With it’s simple and intuitive interface you can split your pdf documents (into chapters, single pages, etc.) and merge many pdf documents or subsections of them.
Web2PDF- Web2PDF Converter helps Internet users, website publishers and bloggers to save their content to PDF and then share, print or archive it. Web2PDF Converter is fast, powerful and easy to use. Even better, it's free!
Snagit- Capture anything on your screen with the ultimate screen capture tool.
Password Haystacks- If every possible password is tried, sooner or later yours will be found. The question is: Will that be too soon . . . or enough later?
Microsoft Tag- Linking Real Life with the Digital World
Microsoft SyncToy- SyncToy 2.1 is a free application that synchronizes files and folders between locations. Typical uses include sharing files, such as photos, with other computers and creating backup copies of files and folders.
Microsoft USBView- USBView (Universal Serial Bus Viewer, Usbview.exe) is a Windows graphical user interface application that enables you to browse all USB controllers and connected USB devices on your computer. USBView works on all versions of Windows.
USBDeview- USBDeview is a small utility that lists all USB devices that currently connected to your computer, as well as all USB devices that you previously used.
NK2Edit- Every time that you type an email address or name in the message window of MS-Outlook, it automatically offer you a list of users and email address that you can choose. This feature is known as 'AutoComplete' and Outlook automatically build this emails list according to user activity and save it into a file with .NK2 extension.
Lemon POS- an open source Point of Sale software targeted for micro, small and medium businesses.
Ninite- The Easiest, Fastest Way to Update or Install Software
GnuPG- GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication, features a versatile key management system as well as access modules for all kinds of public key directories.
RoboSizer- RoboSizer offers fully automatic, on-the-fly image optimization that completely eliminates the need to manually resize your photos. Unlike other resizing applications, RoboSizer works in real-time and automatically resizes images when they need to be resized!
K2pdfopt- K2pdfopt optimizes PDF/DJVU files for mobile e-readers (e.g. the Kindle) and smartphones. It works well on multi-column PDF/DJVU files. K2pdfopt is freeware.
VirtualBox- VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use.
Computer Hope- Computer Hope re-invented the term "technical support" by offering 100% free technical support to everyone no matter the computer, hardware, software, or operating system.
Microsoft Knowledge Base
Bleeping Computer- Bleeping Computer is a technical support site and a self-education tool for the novice user to learn basic concepts about Computer Technology.
StackExchange- Stack Exchange is a fast-growing network of 101 question and answer sites on diverse topics from software programming to cooking to photography and gaming. We build libraries of high-quality questions and answers, focused on the most important topics in each area of expertise. From our core of Q&A, to community blogs and real-time chat, we provide experts with the tools they need to make The Internet a better place.
HowtoForge- HowtoForge provides user-friendly Linux tutorials about almost every topic.
GetNetWise- GetNetWise is a public service brought to you by Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that Internet users have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences.
Microsoft Answers- Real people. Real answers.
Technibble- Technibble is for Computer Technicians (or soon to be techs) who are looking to get into the IT industry, start their own computer business or improve their existing one. We frequently write about ways for you to get clients, deal with problem clients and introduce you to some great computer repair tools and software.
Microsoft Password checker- Test the strength of your passwords
How secure is My Password?
WSUS Offline Updates
BlackViper- Have You Tweaked Your OS Lately?
Windows Master Control Panel- The Windows Master Control Panel shortcut, labeled All Tasks and also called Windows God Mode by bloggers and All Tasks folder by at least one Microsoft developer, is a short-cut to access various control settings in Windows Vista and later operating systems. By creating a folder with a certain name, users have access to all of the operating system's control panels from within a single folder.
Live CD List- This site was created to help sort through the many LiveCDs available to find the right one. It currently tracks LiveCDs, LiveDVDs, and LiveUSB operating systems.
InterfaceLIFT- Free High-Resolution Widescreen Wallpapers
Eraser- Eraser is an advanced security tool for Windows which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns.
Fences- Your tool for a clean desktop
Bins- Taskbar organizer for Windows
Start8- Bring back the Windows "Start" menu with Start8T
Spytech SpyAgent- Spytech SpyAgent is our award winning, powerful computer spy software that allows you to monitor EVERYTHING users do on your computer - in total stealth.
Web Watcher- The most powerful monitoring software available. Record & control everything invisibly. See it from anywhere with our secure online user-interface!
Spector Pro- See Everything Your Children or Employees Do on the Computer & Internet
Speedfan- SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can even access S.M.A.R.T. info and show hard disk temperatures. SpeedFan supports SCSI disks too. SpeedFan can even change the FSB on some hardware (but this should be considered a bonus feature). SpeedFan can access digital temperature sensors and can change fan speeds accordingly, thus reducing noise. SpeedFan works fine with Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 2008, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. It works with Windows 64 bit too.
NirSoft- provides a unique collection of small and useful freeware utilities
Prio- Process Priority Saver
HiJackThis- Trend Micro 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.
HijackThis.de Security- HijackThis opens you a possibility to find and fix nasty entries on your computer easier. Therefore it will scan special parts in the registry and on your harddisk and compare them with the default settings. If there is some abnormality detected on your computer HijackThis will save them into a logfile. In order to find out what entries are nasty and what are installed by the user, you need some background information. A logfile is not so easy to analyze. Even for an advanced computer user. With the help of this automatic analyzer you are able to get some additional support. Just paste your complete logfile into the textbox at the bottom of this page.
Hijack This! Analyzer- This system has been designed to help you quickly find information about everything contained in your HJT logs. We tap the greatest information databases we've been able to find to help you figure out which items in your log are OK and which ones are bad! Any information we have on the items will be displayed when you run your mouse over that line. Wherever possible you will be linked to a specific thread for help on that item.
Windows Sysinternals- Sysinternals utilities help you manage, troubleshoot and diagnose your Windows systems and applications.
WinAudit- The programme reports on virtually every aspect of computer inventory and configuration.
ProduKey- ProduKey is a small utility that displays the ProductID and the CD-Key of Microsoft Windows, Office, Exchange, and SQL Server installed on your computer.
ONYX- OnyX is a multifunction utility for Mac OS X which allows you to verify the Startup Disk and the structure of its System files, to run misc. tasks of system maintenance, to configure some hidden parameters of the Finder, Dock, QuickTime, Safari, Mail, iTunes, Login window, Spotlight, and many of Apple's applications, to delete caches, to remove a certain number of files and folders that may become cumbersome, and more.
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)- The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer provides a streamlined method to identify missing security updates and common security misconfigurations.
Microsoft Best Practices Analyzers (BPA)- The BPA tool examines a server that is running Windows Server and that collects configuration information from many sources. The collected information is analyzed and verified by the BPA tool. After the tool collects and analyzes the information, it generates a list of issues, ordered by severity. For each issue, the tool provides descriptions of the problem and of discusses how you can fix the issue.
Microsoft Program Install and Uninstall troubleshooter- Automatically repair program installation issues that installing or removing program fails because of corrupted registry keys or blocked installation.
Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET)- EMET is a free utility that helps prevent memory corruption vulnerabilities in software from being successfully exploited for code execution.
Is Java Exploitable?- Is Java Exploitable? is dedicated to raising Information Security Awareness related to Java Exploitation. If our Version Check Tool can detect what Java version you have, so can the bad guys.
TrueCrypt- Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux
Cobian Backup- Cobian Backup is a multi-threaded program that can be used to schedule and backup your files and directories from their original location to other directories/drives in the same computer or other computer in your network. FTP backup is also supported in both directions (download and upload).
Duplicati- Duplicati is a free backup client that securely stores encrypted, incremental, compressed backups on cloud storage services and remote file servers. It works with Amazon S3, Windows Live SkyDrive, Google Drive (Google Docs), Rackspace Cloud Files or WebDAV, SSH, FTP (and many more).
Syncthing- Syncthing replaces Dropbox and BitTorrent Sync with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, if it is shared with some third party and how it's transmitted over the Internet.