Windows Defender Offline Beta
Sometimes, malicious and other potentially unwanted software, including rootkits, try to install themselves on your PC. This can happen when you connect to the Internet or install some programs from a CD, DVD, or other media. Once on your PC, this software might run immediately, or it might run at unexpected times. Windows Defender Offline Beta can help remove such 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 Beta. Armed with definition files, Windows Defender Offline Beta can detect malicious and potentially unwanted software, and then notify you of the risks.
To use Windows Defender Offline Beta, you need to follow four basic steps:
Windows Defender Offline Beta will walk you through the details of these four steps when you’re using the tool. If you’ve been prompted in Microsoft Security Essentials or Windows Defender to download and run Windows Defender Offline Beta, it’s important that you do so, to make sure that your data and your PC isn’t compromised.
To get started, find a blank CD, DVD, or USB flash drive with at least 250 MB of free space and then download and run the tool—the tool will help you create the removable media.
MetroTwitt-Windows Twitter Client
Drawing inspiration from Microsoft’s Metro design language, MetroTwit celebrates an elegant and clean user interface that’s beautiful to look at and a pleasure to read. It looks simple because it is simple. MetroTwit is proudly just a Twitter client and brings out the best Twitter has to offer with simple yet intuitive features. Taking advantage of the latest Microsoft .NET 4.0 and Windows Presentation Foundation 4 frameworks, MetroTwit is a first-class native application that shines on Windows.
MailStore Home – consolidate and backup your email
MailStore Home enables you to backup all your email messages from multiple applications into one persistent and safe archive. You can import your mail from Outlook, Windows Mail, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Exchange, as well as POP/IMAP accounts and local files. Your read your mail from within the interface, search through all your messages by keyword and advanced criteria, and even burn a Backup CD with the click of a button or export messages to .eml format. Messages are stored MIME-compatible, and can be recovered at any time without information loss.
Pros: Consolidate and backup from multiple email programs or accounts; integrated CD burning
DragonDisk is a file-management system for the Amazon S3 Service
DragonDisk will backup, share and organize your data thanks to an intuitive
interface similar to Windows Explorer’s.
Its functions and conviviality will persuade you from the start, whether you
are an amateur or a professional user.
Bvckup2-Minimalistic Real-time Backup
Version 1 Now: Download and Install Free Bvckup Beta Version 1
Version 2 Coming Soon:
Real-time, periodic or manual backups
Continuously monitor folders for changes and update their backup copies immediately after the originals are modified. Or run backups at fixed time intervals.
Delta file copying
Reduce the amount of data being transferred by copying modified parts of the files only. This speeds up the backup, in many cases – dramatically.
Precise file replication
Copy not only the file data, but also the attributes, timestamps, NTFS security and ownership information.
Intelligent error handling
Rest assured that an issue with a specific file will not preclude the rest of the backup from completing. The program differentiates between file-specific and global errors and handles them differently.
Small is beautiful
Minimize the run-time bloat. The program is small, light and closely integrated with an operating system.
Powerful and intuitive file filtering
Specify an exact set of files to be backed up using simple and flexible folder and file filtering system.
Streamlined and uncluttered user interface
The program is designed around the simplicity of a day to day use. Clear status indication, concise error reporting and a one-click access to detailed status information when you need it.
NAS and HDD friendly
Eliminate unnecessary spin-ups of idle hard drives by not touching the destination when there are no local changes.
Keep your copy of the program updated to the latest version with automatic or manual software updates.
Light on requirements
Run the program under regular user accounts as it installs no drivers or services, requires no reboots and, with an exception of shadow copying, needs no administrative privileges.
7Capture-Fast and easy high quality screen capture software for Windows 7, Vista and XP
Perfect quality screen capture of the windows rounded corners and transparent backgrounds. Export your capture as <strong>semi-transparent</strong> PNG, JPEG, GIF or BMP images.
Enso Words-Universal Spell Check
Spell check is a necessary feature of whichever program you use for writing text, yet it has never been available everywhere … until now. Enso Words gives you spell-check power for all of your favorite programs, from Microsoft Word and Mozilla Firefox to Macromedia Fireworks. It’s so simple and elegant, that it feels like magic.
Dual Monitor Tools- dual or multiple monitor setups
All the tools are open source and free, and each tool is independent so you only need to install or run what you want.
Swap Screen Swap Screen
Provides hotkeys for performing common operations on the windows on your monitors. This includes operations like moving the active application window to the next monitor, minimising all windows on a single monitor only and rotating the contents of all monitors. It also allows you to restrict mouse movement between monitors.
Dual Launcher Dual Launcher
This allows you to launch your favourite applications with a few key strokes and to position them at pre-configured positions on any of your monitors.
Dual Wallpaper Dual Wallpaper
This simplifies the process of using existing images as wallpaper on your monitors. You can either specify a different image on each monitor, or spread an image across two or more monitors or if you have enough monitors, a combination of these.
This can disable all secondary monitors while another application is run, or it can disable individual monitors and/or change the primary monitor and will restore the original state of these monitors when the application has finished. This can be quite handy when running certain games which don’t scroll correctly if you have more than 1 monitor enabled.
Dual Snap Dual Snap
Allows you to capture the current image on the primary monitor and display it on your secondary monitor.
TaskManager.xls-simple system process taskmanager implemented in Excel/VBA
TaskManager.xls is a simple taskmanager implemented in Excel/VBA. It can list the running processes; and terminate, suspend or resume selected processes.
I wrote this script because I was in a restricted environment where I could not use Task Manager or Process Explorer. It will also come in handy when fixing an infected machine, where the malware prevents one from launching Task Manager or Process Explorer.
Push button “List processes” to list all processes:
WhoCrashed is a comprehensible crash dump analysis tool
WhoCrashed is a comprehensible crash dump analysis tool which will find the drivers which have been crashing your computer. It offers suggestions for troubleshooting and investigating the problem and points to possible solutions.
Version 3.00 offers some great new features and improvements including better detailed reports, better search links, better documentation, better conclusions and better suggestions for resolving problems.
The professional version now offers a set of additional features including kernel stack information with symbol resolution.
VocabTest strengthens your spelling and helps you to memorize new vocabulary
VocabTest strengthens your spelling and helps you to memorize new vocabulary quickly and easily! It is ideal for students studying for standardized tests such as the GRE, TOEFL and SAT, and is also perfect for anyone looking to expand his or her vocabulary effectively. Latest Version: 1.7.7
RegexRenamer-batch rename files using regular expressions
RegexRenamer is a powerful but simple user-friendly graphical tool used to batch rename files using regular expressions. A regular expression (or regex) is simply text that contains special characters that together defines a pattern that can be used to match text, in this case filenames. Using the power of regexes it becomes easy to apply complex transformations to large groups of files that otherwise would not be possible with plain match & replace.
TCPEye-network monitoring displays all currently opened TCP/IP and UDP ports
# TCPEye V1.0 is network monitoring software that displays the list of all currently opened TCP/IP and UDP ports on your local computer.
# For each port in the list, information about the process that opened the port is also displayed,
# including the process name,
# full path of the process,
# version information of the process (product name, file description, and so on),
# the time that the process was created,
# and the user that created it.
# Country Name + Flag
# In addition, TCPEye allows you to close unwanted TCP connections,
# kill the process that opened the ports, and save the TCP/UDP ports information to HTML file , XML file, or to tab-delimited text file.
# TCPEye also automatically mark with pink color suspicious TCP/UDP ports owned by unidentified applications (Applications without version information and icons)
QuotePad-saves the text selected on the screen without forgetting its source
Most information entered into your computer notepad is copied and pasted from somewhere. With QuotePad, you can do it with maximum efficiency: just select some text in any application, press Ctrl+Shift+Q and the selected text will be saved to QuotePad together with the URL of the webpage it was copied from. And if you may need to enter something else, you will be amazed by the usability of QuotePad and by how it can store your notes in a compact and comfortable way.
CssSpriter-create css sprite sheets from icons
CssSpriter is a small utility (with a nice graphical user interface) to create css sprite sheets from multiple icons (like icons, buttons, …).
The output which will be generated, is a Html file (with css included), a css sprite sheet (.png) and a coordinates information sheet (.jpg).
UAC Controller Tool – Quickly control UAC from System Tray
UAC Controller Tool – Quickly control UAC from System Tray
SmartPower-Turn Off Computer if left On base on schedule
SmartPower is a Windows service that saves energy (and money) by hibernating and resuming your Windows PC according to configurable rules.
VMMap-process virtual and physical memory analysis utility
VMMap is a process virtual and physical memory analysis utility. It shows a breakdown of a process’s committed virtual memory types as well as the amount of physical memory (working set) assigned by the operating system to those types. Besides graphical representations of memory usage, VMMap also shows summary information and a detailed process memory map. Powerful filtering and refresh capabilities allow you to identify the sources of process memory usage and the memory cost of application features.
Besides flexible views for analyzing live processes, VMMap supports the export of data in multiple forms, including a native format that preserves all the information so that you can load back in. It also includes command-line options that enable scripting scenarios.
VMMap is the ideal tool for developers wanting to understand and optimize their application’s memory resource usage.
RAMDisk-Fast Virtual Drive in Memory
RAMDisk is the right product for you if you have a disk I/O bound application that is small enough to fit in main memory. RAMDisk is also great for storing frequently accessed data such as temp files, page files and database index files.
How does it work?
RAMDisk is a kernel-level driver that presents a standard disk drive to the OS, however, it stores and retrieves data from the system RAM on your motherboard instead of an actual, physical disk. Along with the Kernel Driver is a GUI that talks to the driver and allows the user to set various options as well as start and stop the Driver (create or delete a RAMDisk).
The Driver has been written to WDM standards and creates a low-level disk object that Windows Device Manager and Disk Management are able to “see” and manage. You can partition, format, mount a volume, and assign multiple drive letters to RAMDisk (but only if you would know how to do those things with a regular disk, RAMDisk does not do it for you).
TestDisk is a powerful free data recovery software
TestDisk is a 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 your Partition Table). Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy.
* Fix partition table, recover deleted partition
* Recover FAT32 boot sector from its backup
* Rebuild FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 boot sector
* Fix FAT tables
* Rebuild NTFS boot sector
* Recover NTFS boot sector from its backup
* Fix MFT using MFT mirror
* Locate ext2/ext3 Backup SuperBlock
TestDisk has features for both novices and experts. For those who know little or nothing about data recovery techniques, TestDisk can be used to collect detailed information about a non-booting drive which can then be sent to a tech for further analysis. Those more familiar with such procedures should find TestDisk a handy tool in performing onsite recovery.
Network Drive Mapper
A Simple to use, Easy, and effective Network Drive Mapper.
All your favorite mapped drives are saved in a DAT file,
for you to easily transport mapped drive settings to multiple computers.
Mapped Drives are saved to a DAT file, to be easily transported to multiple computers.
Entries in the list can be easily mapped and unmapped with a press of a button.
* Easily add multiple map drive entries.
* Easily map all, or just selected entries in the list.
* Double click a map entry to edit it.
* Use the -c startup switch to connect to all entries then exit.
* Use the -d startup switch to disconnect all map entries then exit.
* DAT file is encrypted to help prevent your passwords from being compromised.
* Extremely small executable size, 188kb.
Free OCR- Object Character Recognition Software
Free OCR is a complete scan and OCR program including the Tesseract free ocr engine V2. It includes a Windows installer and It is very simple to use and supports multi-page tiff´s, fax documents as well as most image types including compressed Tiff´s which the Tesseract engine on its own cannot read .It now has Twain scanning included and support for multipage Tiff documents. Best of all it is totally free!
Task List Guru
Task List Guru is a free task list organizer ideal for personal task management and small project management. You can organize not just tasks, but also task lists, notes and reminders. Task List Guru has a hierarchical task list tree with icons that allows you to organize all your todo lists and notes in a structure with icons. You can choose from 48 different colorful icons for your to-do lists – this makes using this organizer fun.
Visual CD – disk cataloging tool
re you archiving documents, pictures, music, videos, and other files to optical media? If so, you know that it is quite frustrating to find that file you are looking for if you ever need it in the future once you’ve moved it from your computer. Sure, you can label your discs with as much information as you can, but what if you could remember only the name of a file instead of what disc it was on? If so, Visual CD is the fast and easy way to help you out.
Visual CD is a disk cataloging tool to index the contents of your media storage such as CDs, DVDs, HD-DVDs, BlueRay Discs, USB disks, hard disks, folders and allow you to search the contents at a later date.
Visual CD can index the files from the media by name, date, ID3 tag data, audio-video and picture information, generate thumbnail from picture and video files, and even catalog files which are contained in Zip/Cab/Rar/7-Zip archive files. Additionally, you can password protect catalogs in case you want to hide sensitive filenames from prying eyes, create MP3 playlist file without having the physical disks in the drive. Upon insertion of the corresponding disk, you can open files, extract Zip/Cab/Rar/7-Zip archive, splitting files, and more.
Visual CD is easy to use! The Windows Explorer-like style ensures that you will not find any difficulties to use it. Visual CD also support full Windows visual style and user friendly interface.