Utilities Page

Bootable CD, USB Disks

  • boot-repair-disk - repair boot issues
  • Hiren's BootCD Home Page
  • Hiren's BootCD Download Page
  • Hiren's BootCD From USB Flash Drive (USB Pen Drive)
  • FalconFour's Ultimate Boot CD/USB
  • Ultimate Boot CD [alternate site]
  • The LiveCD List - linux live disks
  • LinuxQuestions.org - links to various linux live disks
  • Knoppix.net - Home page
  • Knoppix - details & download
  • Knoppix - bootable Linux disk
  • Knoppix - Based Runtime Live CD
  • Ubuntu Desktop
  • Ubuntu Desktop - LiveCD documentation
  • RMPrepUSB - Bootable USB drive Prep tool
  • SystemRescueCD - Linux system rescue disk
  • ZOTAC WinUSB Maker - Put Win install on USB [How to Create Bootable Windows 8 USB Drive from ISO Image]
  • Windows USB/DVD Download Tool - create USB to install Win7-8
  • Kyhiís Rescue Disk - WinPE based [x86/32-bit] [x64/64-bit] [Ten Forums - Bootable Rescue Disk]
  • GPT vs MBR partition - What's the difference

    Graphics

  • Picture Resizer - batch resizing of JPG pictures and photos - portable
  • Image Composite Editor (ICE) - advanced panoramic image stitcher
  • JPEG Lossless Rotator - rotate, flip photos - free portable option
  • Just Color Picker - colour picker and colour editor for web designers - free portable option

    Imaging

  • AOMEI Backupper - freeware (found issues)
  • Macrium Reflect - free version [Clone Win10 Disk - YouTube] [Restore Win10 Disk Image - YouTube]
  • DriveImage XML - freeware [Knoppix Runtime Live CD]
  • Clonezilla - free
  • Paragon Backup & Recovery Free
  • EaseUS Disk Copy - free
  • EaseUS Todo Backup Free - backup and restore HD files and folders [Softpedia's website]
  • EaseUS Document Center

    Malware

  • No More Ransomware - Ransomeware decryption tools
  • Windows Defender Offline Beta
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit
  • ESET - Online Scanner [ESET Internet Security]
  • F-Secure - Online Scanner for GameOver Zeus & more
  • McAfee Security Scan Plus
  • Trend Micro's HouseCall - Free Online Virus Scan
  • Microsoft discussion - How to get rid of malware
  • Bitdefender's Rootkit Remover - Portable Rootkit Remover [TechRepublic Article]
  • Kaspersky TDSSKiller - Portable Rootkit Remover [TechRepublic Article]
  • Quick Disaster Recovery - help recover from malware
  • Sophos Virus Removal Tool
  • ClamWin Portable - Portable antivirus and antimalware tool [TechRepublic Article]
  • Sophos Anti-Rootkit Portable - Portable antivirus and antimalware tool [TechRepublic Article]
  • Emsisoft Emergency Toolkit - Portable antivirus and antimalware tool [TechRepublic Article]
  • VIPRE Rescue - Portable antivirus and antimalware tool [TechRepublic Article]
  • Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable - Portable antivirus and antimalware tool [TechRepublic Article]

    Old Software

  • OldVersion.com - old versions of software

    Password

  • Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
  • ophcrack - Windows Password Cracker
  • Free Word password / Excel password recovery software

    Portable Apps

  • PortableApps.com
  • Portable Freeware Collection
  • Lupo PenSuite
  • Pendriveapps.com
  • Pendrivelinux.com
  • LiberKey
  • winPenPack
  • Run It On Your Memory Stick
  • Nirsoft Utilities Panel
  • Systernal Live

    Recovery

  • TestDisk - powerful free data recovery software

    Remote

  • TeamViewer - free/paid remote desktop software.
  • Remote Utilities for Windows - free for business use on 10 remote PCs
  • AeroAdmin - free remote desktop software. portable
  • AnyDesk - free/paid remote desktop software.
  • Splashtop - free/paid remote desktop software.
  • RealVNC [TightVNC] [UltraVNC]
  • AnyDesk - free/paid remote desktop software.
  • RemotePC - remote desktop software 6.95 1st year promotion.

    Rescue Disks

  • Computer First Aid Using Knoppix
  • Trinity Rescue Kit - CPR for your Computer
  • System Rescue CD
  • AVG Rescue CD
  • Avira AntiVir Rescue System - download [How To Use]
  • BitDefender Rescue CD - download [How To Use]
  • Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 - download 1 [download 2] [How To Use]
  • Kaspersky Tools - Malware, Rescue, Security
  • Kyhiís Rescue Disk - WinPE based [x86/32-bit] [x64/64-bit] [Ten Forums - Bootable Rescue Disk]

    Security

  • Prey - track your laptop
       Prey lets you keep track of your laptop, phone and tablet whenever stolen or missing.
  • Active@Kill Disk - Free Hard Drive Eraser
  • Eraser - Free Hard Drive Eraser
  • Disk Wipe - Free Hard Drive Eraser
  • Darikís Boot and Nuke - Free Hard Drive Eraser
  • SSD Erasing Manufacture Utilities - [Intel Solid State Toolbox] [Corsair SSD Toolbox] [SanDisk SSD Toolbox] [Samsung Magician Software] [OCZ Toolbox] [VeraCrypt - encrypt drive]
  • Guide to Encrypting a USB Drive
  • SoftPerfect File Acces Monitor - Keep track of who read and made changes to each file

    System & Performance

  • PerfViewrey - PerfView is a performance-analysis tool that helps isolate CPU- and memory-related performance issues [Channel 9 Tutorial Page]
  • HeavyLoad - stress-testing your PC

    Setup & Build Tools

  • Adobe - ftp site
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader - ftp site
  • Adobe Acrobat X updates - ftp site
  • Adobe Acrobat 9 updates - ftp site
  • Adobe Flash Player - exe or msi
  • Apple iTunes download
  • Apple Quicktime download
  • Shark007 - Codec pack
  • K-Lite - Codec pack
  • Kingsoft Office - office alt [Compare to Office]
  • Combined Community Codec Pack "CCCP" - Codec pack
  • Mozilla Firefox - web browser
  • Google Chrome - web browser
  • Google Earth - maps
  • Google products
  • Java 8
  • Java 6
  • Image Resizer for Windows Vista, 7, 8
  • XP downloads - powertoys, Fun Packs, ect
  • Windows Live Essentials - offline install

    Scripting

  • AutoIT - scripting language
  • Microsoft Script Browser - download-manage 9000+ TechNet script samples

    Tools & Utilities

  • CCleaner Portable - builds page [PortableApps.com]
  • Eraser - erase sensitive data
  • Systernal Suite
  • Systernal Live
  • Systernals - Mark Russinovich's how-to blog
  • Nirsoft
  • Nirsoft installer
  • Nirsoft Launcher (Nirlauncher)
  • Dropbox - File Sync w/cloud
  • BitTorrent Sync - File Sync
  • Cubby - File Sync w/cloud
  • WhoCrashed - blue screen analyzer tool
  • Microsoft Snip - Snip tool replacement w annotation n sharing
  • Unlocker - delete locked files
  • TinyTake - Screen Capture, Record Videos & Share for Free
  • Ultimate Windows Tweaker - [Win 10 - ver 4] [Win 8 - ver 3] [Win 7 - ver 2]
  • Belarc Advisor - detailed profile of installed software, and patches

    Updates

  • SUMo (Software Update Monitor) - keeps your PC up-to-date & safe (portable)
  • Patch My PC - patch management software (portable)
  • WSUS Offline Update - update any computer running Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office without an Internet connection

    Video

  • DVD Flick - DVD authoring software free
  • Light Works - video authoring software free & subscription
  • Movie Rotator - rotate digital camera videos

    Web Filtering

  • Family Shield - by OpenDNS
  • DNS Angel - portable app block adult sites using DNS entry