Archive for the ‘Programs’ Category

Two “Must Have” Repair Utilities

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Lately I have been using a couple of new tools and I highly recommend them. Check out D7 for an all in one malware removal, cleanup and repair utility. Too much to mention, so check it out at https://sites.google.com/a/obxcompguy.com/foolish-it/d7 .
Another utility great for repairing windows after malware has messed it up is Windows Repair at Tweaking.com. As with D7, you have to see it to believe it. Get it and check it out at http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/windows_repair_all_in_one.html.

Ciao for now!!!!!

Another Malware Diagnostic and Removal Tool

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

     Just a quick post about a handy and portable tool that anyone wanting to rid their system of malware should try, and it’s great for carrying around on your thumb drive. It’s OTL.exe, OldTimer Listit, and it seems like a keeper… Check it out at http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/277391-otl-tutorial-how-to-use-oldtimer-listit/.

     Ciao for now!!!!

 

Uninstall That Antivirus Software!

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

  Yes, sometimes you need to uninstall Antivirus software. Usually because it hasn’t worked and you have a virus anyway, or because the antivirus itself is preventing you from accessing the internet, or from doing omething else you should be able to do with your computer. This site I am passing on today is most definitely the ultimate list of uninstallers. It even includes uninstallers for things other than Antivirus software. Check it out at http://uninstallers.blogspot.com/ .

Ciao for now!!!!!

Cyber Monday, and a couple of useful tools.

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

I have a couple of online deals that will be available tomorrow. First one is a thumb drive for under $15.00. It’s a Maxell® USB 360° Flash Drive, 8GB and only $12.99 at OfficeDepot.com. Valid 11.29.2010 only.

Next deal I have is a laptop. The specifications are excellent for the money. Save $220 on a HP G62-337NR Laptop Computer With 15.6″ LED-Backlit Screen & Intel® Pentium® P6100 Dual-Core Processor and buy for $379.99 at OfficeDepot.com. Valid 11.29.2010 only. LED-Backlit, Intel, only $380.00!  Very Nice. Hp’s website states the processor is a 2 Ghz cpu and this model comes with 4 GB of memory, expandable to 8GB.

If you set up your wireless network a long time ago, or maybe your memory is as bad as mine, you might have forgotten your wireless network key. Since your laptop only needed you to enter it once, it’s common to forget it. The answer to the problem is WirelessKeyView, snd it will show you the password you have stored on your network for all the wireless networks you’ve had to add passwords for. Check it out at http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html.

If you want to reinstall your operating system fresh on an old PC, because it’s slow, or has gotten infected by malware, or for whatever reason, this next tool will help. DoubleDriver allows you to view all your driversand then lets you backup, restore, save and print the drivers you choose. Check it out at http://boozet.org/dd.htm .

Ciao for now!!!!!

Partition Recovery Tool and File Recovery

Friday, November 26th, 2010

I came across this free Partition Recovery Tool. It appears to be exactly what you may need if your partition has been lost on your hard drive. I have a hard drive I want to try it out on. Check it out at http://findandmount.com/ .

If you need to just recover a file you deleted, maybe NTFSUndelete can find it and recover it for you. Get it free at http://ntfsundelete.com/ .

Ciao for now !!!!!

Another Malware Removal Tool

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

  I recently cleaned up an infection on a computer and I owe the success in part to this program called Hitman Pro. Hitman Pro calls itself  “True Cloud Computing Anti-malware” and I can say for certain that it definitely helped clean up the infected computer I was trying to clean. As with all antivirus/anti-spyware software, it may not catch all infections. But it is definitely another tool to use, and it doesn’t hurt to try the free version and see if it finds anything your current antivirus has missed. Check it out at http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro .

     Ciao for now!!!!!

Keep A Set of Up-To-Date Apps

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Long delay between posts, thanks to the great weather we’ve been having in Central New York, but on with the show.  I have had some time to try out Ketarin, which you can get at http://ketarin.canneverbe.com/ . For what I use it for, it works great. I have selected some apps I frequently put on customers machines, and Ketarin makes sure I have the latest version, whenever I run it. As their website says “Keep your setup packages up-to-date…” . Check it out, it’s great, just as Ninite was on the web. Similar but different.

Speaking of Ninite, I found another useful site similar to Ninite.com at http://freenew.net/ . It’s very similar to Ninite, but I haven’t done an actual side-by-side comparison. Select the apps you want, and download & install them in one package. It’s called FreeApp and looks good.

Ciao for now!!!!!

Install Multiple Apps at Once!!

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

This Website is awesome for grabbing a bunch of free apps you want to install on a fresh windows install, or on a new PC. Just go to the website, click a few checkboxes for the apps you want, click a button, run the download and your apps are all installed. Anyone who hasn’t tried it, has got to give it a whirl. Check it out at http://www.ninite.com.

Ciao for now!!!!!

Prevent USB Drive Infections!!

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Some infected computers are capable of infecting your USB flash drive merely from inserting the drive into a usb port on the PC. Panda has a little program that can prevent this by preventing autorun from running on the drive, no matter what Windows computer you put it in. It’s called Panda USB Vaccine and you can check it out at http://research.pandasecurity.com/panda-usb-and-autorun-vaccine/ .  I have done it to my own flash drives and I like what this does.

Ciao for now!!!!

Fix Dead Pixels in Your Monitor

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Two programs to check out today. One just tests LCD monitors for bad pixels. You can use it on a new LCD monitor to easily detect a bad pixel. It’s called InjuredPixels and you can get it at http://injuredpixels.codeplex.com/.  The next program actually attempts to free up a frozen/dead pixel. It’s called JScreenFix. If you find a bad pixel on an LCD monitor or TV, it can’t hurt to give it a try. Check it out at http://www.jscreenfix.com/ .

Ciao for now!!!!!


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