Online Tools

There are a ton of Online tools to help you fix your own computer on this page. If you can’t find what you need here, then you may need a technician to help you out. I am available at Bob@SpecialBob.com , or if you would like faster service, at (315) 683-4262. Please leave a message if there is no answer.

Antivirus

  • AV-Comparatives.org – This website compares antivirus programs
  • Bitdefender Online Scanner – Free Scanner and Cleaner.
  • Cloud Antivirus – Panda Software’s Cloud Antivirus.
  • Eset Online Scanner – Nod32′s online Scanner and cleaner.
  • F-Secure Online Scanner – Scanner and Cleaner.
  • Hitman Pro - Antivirus Cleaner
  • Jotti’s Malware Scan – Upload a file and run multiple AV’s against it.
  • Kaspersky Online Virus Scanner - Scanner only, but useful.
  • MalwareUrl.com – lists known sites infested with malware.
  • Microsoft’s Online Scanner – Checks for Viruses and more.
  • Virus.org Scanner – Currently offline
  • VirusTotal.com – upload a file and it scans it w/ multiple virus scanners
  • SuperAntiSpyware.com – Online SAS Scanner.
  • Trend Micro’s Housecall – Trend Micro’s online virus scanner
  • ThreatExpert.com- Upload a file up to 5 mb in size and have it scanned for virus, worms, adware, spyware, etc.
  • Backup Sites

  • Adrive.com – Backup up to 50 Gigs of data, free online.
  • BlogBackupOnline – Backup your blog daily online free.
  • DropBox – 2 GB Backup / Sharing
  • Dropio – 100MB Drops for backup or sharing.
  • Idrive – 2GB free automatic online storage.
  • Mozy – 2 GB free Backup space.
  • SpiderOak – 2 GB Free online storage
  • Xdrive.com – 5GB of free secure online storage.
  • Blogs For Technicians

  • Technibble.com – a great resource for staying up to date on PC Repair.
  • BSOD Help

  • Microsoft’s Stop Messages – MSDN library of stop messages.
  • Windows XP Stop Messages – An MVP’s site, includes possible resolutions.
  • DNS Stuff

  • OpenDNS.com – Free, fast DNS server that helps protect you.
  • Scrubit.com – Alternative DNS server that “cleans” your surfing.
  • Drivers

  • Driveragent.com – Scans your computer to see if you need updated drivers.
  • PCPitsop.com – Scans your computer for drivers among many other things.
  • WinDrivers.com – Shows a limited number of drivers here.
  • Educational Websites

  • Aplus 2003 Study Guide- Studynotes.net A+ Study Guide
  • Aplus 2003 Study Guide- Studynotes.net A+ Study Guide
  • ITidiots.com- Training video screencasts for people working in IT or studying for their MCSE exams.
  • LearnTCPIP.com- Learn TCPIP online.
  • Learntosubnet.com- Learn how to subnet networks online.
  • MVPS.org – Listing of Websites with technical tutorials and such.
  • Netplus Study Guide- Studynotes.net Network+ Study Guide
  • ProProfs.com- Free Online “Schools” (A+, Net+, Cisco )
  • Event Log Translation

  • EventID.net – Input logged event Id’s and get more info.
  • Microsoft’s Technet- Input or paste in the error message here.
  • File and Video Converters

  • Media-Convert.com- Convert media files, including videos from the net.
  • Vixy.net- Grab those online videos for download to your computer.
  • Zamzar – Get a copy of U-Tube Videos or convert about any filetype to another type.
  • File Transfer Websites

  • Transfer Big Files – Allows you to send files to big for email, over the net.
  • SendSpace -  Transfer up to 300 MB files over the internet.
  • Internet Connection Speed Tests

  • Internetfrog.com – Another site with a speedtest and more.
  • Speakeasy – One of many Speedtests.
  • Speedtest.net – Another One of many Speedtests.
  • Installers

  • Freenew.net – Select and install free apps in one shot.
  • Ninite.comSelect and Install Multiple Free Apps all at once.
  • Monitor/Printer Testing/Calibration

  • Monitor Calibration - An online monitor calibration site.
  • Online Monitor Test - Free Monitor and TV Test
  • Printer Calbration - Test and calibrate your printer. Networking Tutorials & Troubleshooting
  • Practically Networked.com – Tutorials and more for networking problems.
  • Network Troubleshooting Flowchart Flowchart
  • PCWORLD Network Troubleshooting – How to troubleshoot your home network.
  • WindowsNetworking.com – How to network tutorials.
  • Passwords

  • Default Passwords – List of default passwords for many network devices.
  • Processes, Services and Startups Pages

  • Answersthatwork.com – Database of processes, services, and startup items.
  • BlackViper.com – This website lets you know which services you can stop from running.
  • Bleepingcomputer.com – Startup programs and processes database.
  • Sysinfo.org – Startup applications list.
  • Tasklist.org – Windows processes and descriptions.
  • Wintasks Process Library – List of Windows processes and information.
  • Reference Webpages

  • AlternativeTo.net – Offers alternative, often free, solutions to many different programs.
  • Answers.com – Online dictionary, encyclopedia, and much more.
  • Archive.org – The Wayback Machine, shows you what webpages today, looked like yesteryear.
  • ManualsOnline.com - Owner’s Manuals & more for a variety of products.
  • Refdesk.com – Reference, facts, news.. a great starting page.
  • SS64.com - Command Line reference for XP, Powershell, and more..
  • Wikipedia.org – The free encyclopedia.
  • Users Manual Guide- User Manuals for hundreds of consumer products all online for download.
  • Repair Tools

  • Data Recovery -  Free Online Data Recovery
  • Registry Cleaner – An Online Registry Cleaner
  • Resource Webpages

  • BlackViper.com – This website lets you know which services you can stop from running.
  • Bios Optimization Guide – This site has free guides to bios optimmization.
  • Cheat Sheets –  for any geeky thing possible, html, css, algebra, hardware, etc…
  • FILExt.com - Query this site when you don’t know what program a certain file extension uses.
  • Goosh.org - Google in a command prompt site.
  • TheElderGeek.com -Tons of useful information on this site.
  • Popup Test - Use this site to test your browsers popup blocking abilities.
  • ShadowServer.org – This website gathers, tracks and reports on malware, botnet activity and electronic fraud.
  • Spyware Warrior.com – Lists potential bad anti-spyware programs and why.
  • Tech Help Online

  • ComputerHope.com
  • Computing.net
  • Fixya.com
  • PCHelpForum.com
  • PC Pitstop Forums
  • PCTechBytes.com
  • Protonic.com
  • Retrevo.com
  • Supportspace.com
  • TechGuy.org
  • Zolved.com
  • Tutorials

  • BeYourOwnIT.com
  • HowToGeek.com
  • LifeHacker.com
  • Website Tools

  • CSS Zengarden – Help with CSS.
  • Drupal – Content Manager and Website Builder.
  • Favicon Generator – Create favicons for your website.
  • Hittail.com – Service that tells you where visitors to your site are coming from.
  • Host-Tracker.com – Check your websites response.
  • Kontera – In Text advertising on your web page.
  • MXtoolbox.com – find your domains mx servers IP, and see if it’s been blacklisted.
  • OSWD.org – Free web design templates for download.
  • Pingdom – Free Website Monitoring Tools.
  • Site24X7 – Offers a free website monitoring service.
  • Squidoo.com – Create a “webpage” about anything quick and easy.
  • Uppanel.com- Website Monitoring service-free quickcheck
  • W3C Link Checker- Check your websites links
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