NirLauncher – Collection of more than 200 portable utilities from NirSoft

NirLauncher is a collection of more than 200 portable utilities from NirSoft. If you are into working on and troubleshooting computers, this will be right down your alley.

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NirLauncher Features

  • NirLauncher can be used from USB flash drive without need of any installation.
  • NirLauncher and all the utilities in the package are completely freeware, without any Spyware/Adware/Malware. This package doesn’t contain any 3-party software, toolbars, Web browser plugins, or other unwanted surprises. It will not install any software on your system and it will not change your Web browser homepage or other settings on your system.
  • NirLauncher package includes variety of tools that you may need for your daily computer use, including utilities to recover lost passwords, to monitor your network, to view and extract cookies, cache, and other information stored by your Web browser, to search files in your system, and more…
  • For every utility in the package, you can easily run it, view the help file, or jump to the Web page of the utility.
  • When using it from USB flash drive, the configuration of every utility is saved into .cfg file on the flash drive.
  • On x64 systems, NirLauncher automatically run the x64 version of the utility, when there is a separated x64 version.
  • NirLauncher also allows to add more software packages in additional to the main NirSoft package.
  • NirLauncher allows you generate plugin files for BartPE (Launcher -> Generate BartPE Plugin Files), so you can easily use the utilities of NirSoft from a bootable live windows CD.

Source: NirLauncher – Collection of more than 200 portable utilities from NirSoft

A Sampling Of Some Of The Most Popular Articles At What’s On My PC — and MORE GREAT GEEK SQUEAK STUFF (#2016-03)

A Sampling Of Some Of The Most Popular Articles At What’s On My PC – Each week on the blog I try to provide an array of topics through the Geek Squeaks’ theme. This week I was brain dead and for the life of me nothing was jumping out to get my juices going. In an effort to give myself a jump start, I decided to list some of the most popular articles at What’s On My PC. This not only got my juices going; but, it made me come to the realization that I need to re-think how I am titling my blog articles and still keep within the parameters of my Geek Squeaks’ way of life where I post multiple topics (with one main topic as the attention grabber). As a result, I am going to implement this change to see where it takes me. To get started with this week’s post, I changed the title format; and to get my juices going, I have listed a sampling some of the most popular articles at What’s On My PC. Always remember, you can perform a search to find various topics, software, etc… In the 8 years that I have been blogging, there is a good chance that if you are looking for something, I have covered it in some form or another.

Symptoms of a Failing Computer Power Supply – I discuss some of the symptoms you may experience that could indicate that your power supply is failing. This article was published back in 2010, which seems like yesterday, and much of what is reflected is still applicable today.

Shutdown, Sleep, Restart or Logoff Your Computer Using the Keyboard – Here I did a post about the built in keyboard shortcuts that you can use to shutdown, sleep, restart or logoff your Windows computer. This article is applicable to Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 users. I still get a ton of hits on this one.

Locating Your Software License Keys – Did you know that if you do a complete reinstall of the software on your PC, you will need the product license keys (or serial/registration information) for the software that you had paid for? If you did not know this, then this article will guide you on the various software options that are available that will help you out.

An Easy Way to Get the Serial Number and Disk Drive Information of Your Computer – If you follow the command prompt steps that I have reflected in this article you can get the serial number and disk drive information of your computer.

Get the last FREE version of FastStone Capture – If you do not know what FastStone Capture is, then you are missing out on some good software. This screen capture program, at one point was freeware; however, you now (current version) have to pay for the software (shareware). This is one shareware program that I recommend buying. If you do not wish to buy it, you can still grab the last FREE version.

What does the “G” represent in 3G and 4G? – There is a high probability that you own a cell phone. If so, you have probably questioned, “What is all of this 3G and 4G talk about?”. This article will help you out with this.

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A Package Of More Than 180 Portable Freeware Utilities (for Windows) – If you are the techie type, you probably have heard of the NirSoft utilities. Did you know that these utilities can be downloaded as a package and conveniently launched using what is called the NirLauncher. The NirLauncher package includes variety of tools that you may need for your daily computer use, including utilities to recover lost passwords, to monitor your network, to view and extract cookies, cache, and other information stored by your Web browser, to search files in your system, and more… This is a “must have” for the tech toolbox.

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An OS That Will Turn A PC Into An Android PC – I came across a new open source OS (operating system) that can be installed on a compatible PC or run from a flash drive called Remix OS that will turn a PC into an Android based PC. What this means is that you can run the same apps through the Remix OS that you do on your Android based phones and tablets. I will be keeping an eye on this…

Video – How To Install The Remix OS

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Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – If you do not own a wireless bluetooth speaker, you do not know what you are missing. Today, I came across an Amazon deal for people like me who is rough on things. It is the Photive HYDRA Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, that is shockproof and waterproof. At the time of this posting, the pricing was unbelievable ($39) with great customer reviews.

 Photive HYDRA Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Photive HYDRA Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

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Have It All With A Solid State Hybrid Drive

[FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] Have It All With A Solid State Hybrid Drive –  If you have an older PC and you are looking for a performance boost, that gives you faster speed with capacity, you may want to take a look one of Seagate’s Solid State Hybrid Drives.

Seagate’s Solid State Hybrid Drive

The good about the hybrid drive is that it is less expensive (see sample pricing) than solid state drives, yet gives you the kick and speed of the solid state drive (see customer reviews).

The hybrid drives by Seagate set aside approximately 6GB’s of ultra-fast NAND flash (same as used for SSD technology) to store the most frequently used data.  What this means is that, as you use the computer, the hybrid drive learns what data you use frequently and stores it on the SSD side of the drive. As this happens over time you will notice that the load times of those frequently used application are greatly reduced.  System boot times and system responsiveness are also noticeably improved using the hybrid form factor.

The Seagate® Desktop SSHD is designed to work in any standard desktop system. Unlike other hybrid solutions, there are no special drivers or software to install and configure. It installs and works just like a hard drive – only faster!

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[HOW TO] How to Upgrade a Desktop Hard Drive With Solid State Hybrid Drive Technology – The process of upgrading your desktop drive to a Seagate® Desktop SSHD is simpler than you might expect. There are three essential steps involved with the upgrade process… @Seagate

[FREE EBOOKS] 150 FREE Microsoft eBooks – largest collection ever – Given the amount my readers enjoy these posts and these free resources, I am sharing another post this year with over 130 more FREE eBooks, Step-By-Steps, Resource Guides, etc., for your enjoyment… @TCAT Shelbyville – Technical Blog

[GMAIL] 5 Free Gmail Tracking Services To Get Read Receipt for Gmail – Here’s a listing of five free Gmail tracking services. These email tracking services keep tabs on your sent emails (sent via Gmail) and notify you (via different methods) when the recipient(s) open/read those emails… @I Love Free Software

[HOT TECH NEWS] The Popular WinPatrol System Monitoring Software Changes Hands – I couldn’t be happier to introduce you to the founder of Ruiware, LLC and Scotty’s new best friend,  Bret Lowry. He’s younger with more energy but still has almost 30 years experience developing software… @Bits From Bill

[WEB BROWSER NEWS] Chrome rockets past Firefox in browser arena – Google’s Chrome continues to shoot past Firefox among the desktop browser crowd, according to the latest stats from Web tracker Net Applications… @c|net

[WINDOWS APP] Pushbullet Windows App Gets Right-Click File Push Capability – You know all about Pushbullet by now – it’s that file/text/notification/everything else pushing app that’s so outrageously useful that you have to wonder why it’s free. Today there’s a treat rolling out to Pushbullet users on Windows in particular, and it makes sending files to your devices mega-easy. Just right-click and send.. @Android Police

[SECURITY] Probably the Best Free Security List in the World – This article contains a comprehensive list of free security-related programs or web applications for Windows XP and later Windows PC-based operating systems. The few non-free programs on this list are included because they are of high merit (in our opinion) and lack a comparable free alternative. This list also includes links to webpages that contain security-related information… @gizmo’s

[FREE SOFTWARE] MagicArchiver – Free Solutions for Archive Processing – A free archive processing utility. It provides a free and complete solution for manipulating archives. It is completely free for commercial and personal use… @MagicArchiver

[CLOUD COMPUTING] Here is the online application for cutting music – It allows you to effortlessly cut out a desired musical fragment from an MP3 file or a file in other formats, in order, for example to set it up as a customized ringtone for your mobile phone… @Online Audio Cutter

[CHROME EXTENSION] A powerful local, offline and background music player built entirely of HTML5 and JavaScript – A powerful local music player which runs as a packaged app (100% offline)… @Chrome Web Store

[UTILITIES] A software toolbox for your solid state drive hardware – Many of the top manufacturers of solid state drives have a software “toolbox” to go along with the hardware to configure the best performance. Sometimes a manufacturer only provides firmware updates, which are warned to be done at your own risk… @404 Tech Support

[HOW TO] 3 Ways To Directly Boot To Desktop In Windows 8 – Here are 3 ways to boot directly to Windows 8 desktop, when you login to Windows 8 PC… @I Love Free Software

[SECURITY] Microsoft Account protection: Login and security tips – Here are a few things you can do to help protect your Microsoft Account… @The Windows Club

[HOT TECH NEWS] Microsoft Announces Major Changes to Office 365 for Small and Midsized Businesses – In October, Microsoft will replace its Office 365subscriptions for small and midsized businesses with versions that are more affordable, more flexible, and provide more value. Existing customers will be able to take advantage of the new offerings—and the new pricing—starting October 1 or when they upgrade in the months ahead… @Paul Thurrott’s Supersite For Windows


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Today’s Geek Squeaks – September 23, 2013

A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks:

Squeak #1 – (Get NirSoft and Sysinternals Utilities In One Program): A great way to capture any or all of the tech utilities that are developed by NirSoft and Sysinternals is to use the portable app called WSCC (Windows System Control Center). What I especially like about WSCC is that when there is an update (or a new utility), WSCC will let you know (see below for more details);

Squeak #2 – (A Router That Fits In The Palm Of Your Hand): I noticed that TCAT Shelbyville is playing around with a router that is so small that it will fit in the palm of your hand (see more about this below);

Squeak #3 – (A Malware Scanner In The Clouds): Panda, known for its’ online cloud based antivirus packages has a NEW cloud based malware scanner that is FREE (see below); AND,

Squeak #4 – (ZyXEL 3-in-1 Wireless N Pocket Travel Router): See where you can get your hands on the ZyXEL router that TCAT Shelbyville is reviewing (see below)…

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A Portable App To Organize and Maintain The Utilities From NirSoft and Sysinternals Live

WSCC – Windows System Control Center

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WSCC is a free, portable program that allows you to install, update, execute and organize the utilities from various system utility suites. WSCC can install and update the supported utilities automatically. Alternatively, WSCC can use the http protocol to download and run the programs. WSCC is portable, installation is not required. Extract the content of the downloaded zip archive to any directory on your computer… GET IT HERE


Zyxel MWR102 tiny router/AP

@ TCAT Shelbyville – Technical Blog

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Finally got my Zyxel Routers / APs in.  Promised pics earlier with our blog post earlier last week.  With a router/ap switch on the side and the ability to act as a router, ap or bridge, the routers came with two power supplies each, a CAT5 cable and a very powerful wireless signal… READ MORE


Panda Cloud Cleaner

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Panda Cloud Cleaner is an advanced disinfector based on Collective Intelligence (scanning in-the-cloud) that detects malware that traditional security solutions cannot detect. The FREE DISINFECTOR… GET IT HERE


ZyXEL 3-in-1 Wireless N Pocket Travel Router,
Access Point, and Ethernet Client

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Many ultra-portable devices like PDAs, tablets, handheld game consoles, and even some laptops no longer accept a wired connection, limiting their functionality in locations without wireless access. The MWR102 combines a miniature router and wireless access point to create the perfect way to share high-speed wireless internet access in hotel rooms, conference rooms, or anywhere a wired broadband connection is available… CHECK IT OUT HERE


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Today’s Geek Squeaks – August 26, 2013

A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks:

Squeak #1: Own an Android smartphone or tablet? If so, I highly recommend that you take a look at AirDroid (which is FREE). It is an awesome app that allows you to manage your device in many ways (see below);

Squeak #2: The IT Department at TCAT Shelbyville piqued my attention with an all-in-one utility from Puran that just may end up on my PC as a permanent addition. This utility is packaged with numerous utilities that will help keep your computer in tip top shape (see below);

Squeak #3: I don’t think very many people at home know about Google Keep. If you are a Gmail user, I encourage you to check it out. C|net just posted an article about a new feature in Google Keep (see below); AND,

Squeak #4: Touchscreen is in on notebook (and desktop) computers. They are not as expensive, as you would think (see below)…

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Manage Your Android Device From A Web Browser

@ AirDroid

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Send & receive SMS via your current carrier; move photos, videos, ringtones and any other files on and off Android, all without a USB cable; locate and lock your Android when it’s lost; manage installed apps; see through the lens of your Android camera, front and back; AND, Call contact, share clipboard content, push url to Android and more features… GET IT HERE


Puran Utilities scores 4.5 out of 5 stars

@ TCAT Shelbyville IT Department

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A set of more than 20 software utilities including but not limited to utilities that can help you get the best performance out of your computer. It also provides an automatic and a one click solution to keep your computer clean and error free… READ MORE


Got a to-do list? Google Keep will remind you

@ C|net

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Google Keep, the company’s answer to Evernote, has added reminders that work with both time and location… READ MORE


Touchscreen PCs Under $600

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A “Must Have” Portable App Suite for Techs

If you have geek in your blood, then I am sure you have heard of the utilities developed by Windows Sysinternals and NirSoft . If not, below is a description of each:

The Sysinternals web site was created in 1996 by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell to host their advanced system utilities and technical information. Whether you’re an IT Pro or a developer, you’ll find Sysinternals utilities to help you manage, troubleshoot and diagnose your Windows systems and applications.

NirSoft web site provides a unique collection of small and useful freeware utilities, all of them developed by Nir Sofer. Nir Sofer is an  experienced developer with extensive knowledge in C++, .NET Framework, Windows API, and Reverse Engineering of undocumented binary formats and encryption algorithms.

The tech utilities maintained by these two sites are phenomenal and are utilities that every tech should have available on their flash drives. As a matter of fact, there are so many of them it is a chore to keep them up to date or remember what task each utility actually performs; HOWEVER, there is a solution to this problem.

Today, I want to show you another utility called WSCC (Windows System Control Center) that will bring the Windows Sysinternals utilities, the NirSoft utilites and your Windows based (built-in) utilities together as a software suite.  WSCC is FREE and is a portable app.

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WSCC is a free, portable program that allows you to install, update, execute and organize the utilities from various system utility suites. WSCC can install and update the supported utilities automatically. Alternatively, WSCC can use the http protocol to download and run the programs. WSCC is portable, installation is not required. Extract the content of the downloaded zip archive to any directory on your computer.

WSCC is a must have program for techs.  WSCC serves as the gateway to downloading all of these utilities in a batch, will allow you to perform batch updates of the utilities and the best part is this; WSCC defines what the utility actually does.  There may be many utilities that you do not need, but I am telling you, this is the way to go.  This program will keep everything nice and organized (and up to date).

IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT:  When dealing with utilities such as these, it is not uncommon for your antivirus software to detect these  type of utilities as being a bad guy (or what is called a False Positive). In this case, any of the utilities developed by either of these parties are the good guys and you can tell your antivirus software that it is OK to let them through.

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Deal of the Day – Epson Stylus NX530 Wireless Color Inkjet Printer
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FREE Today Only – Cookies & Milk (Android App)

KeePass – FREE Software to Help You Manager Your Passwords

Good Deal on Philips 100 Pack DVD-R Spindle (While They Last)

Gold Box: New Deals. Every Day.

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Launch Windows Sysinternals Tools Directly from the Web

Most all techs who work on PC’s are quite familiar with the Sysinternals Utilities that are available for download (for FREE) through Microsoft TechNet.

Windows Sysinternals Tools

The tool categories that are available are:

File and Disk Utilities
Networking Utilities
Process Utilities
Security Utilities
System Information Utilities
Miscellaneous Utilities

You can either download a tool individually, from any of the categories above, or you can download an entire suite of troubleshooting tools.

Another, lesser known option, to getting to these tools is through Sysinternals Live. This option will save you a considerable amount of time due that the tools are conveniently listed for quick access and can be launched directly from the web.

Sysinternals Live is a service that enables you to execute Sysinternals tools directly from the Web without hunting for and manually downloading them. Simply enter a tool’s Sysinternals Live path into Windows Explorer or a command prompt as http://live.sysinternals.com/<toolname&gt; or \\live.sysinternals.com\tools\<toolname>.

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Wireless Flash Drive with Media Streaming Capability

Clean All Areas of Your Computer With CCleaner – FREE

A Compact and Versatile Home Theater System

Disable Firefox from removing the http:// in the address bar
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[Tech Toolbox] – Portable App to Manage Sysinternals and NirSoft Utilities

If you are a computer tech or you are working toward becoming a tech, then most likely you are aware of the FREE utilities that are made available by Sysinternals and NirSoft  web sites.

The Sysinternals web site was created in 1996 by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell to host their advanced system utilities and technical information. Whether you’re an IT Pro or a developer, you’ll find Sysinternals utilities to help you manage, troubleshoot and diagnose your Windows systems and application

NirSoft web site provides a unique collection of small and useful freeware utilities, all of them developed by Nir Sofer.

The compilation of these utilities, in my opinion, are utilities that are a must have in the tech toolbox.  The problem is, there are so many of them it is a task to manage and keep them up to date.

A solution to this problem is a really cool utility called, WSCC – Windows System Control Center.  WSCC is a portable application that is specifically engineered to manage and update the utilites that you find on the Sysinternals and NirSoft Sites.  In other words, it does the work for you; plus the interface is presented in such a manner that the utilities are categorized with descriptions provided.  There is even a main category for links to the utilities that are already built into the Windows operating system.

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WSCC

WSCC is a free, portable program that allows you to install, update, executeand organize the utilities from various system utility suites. WSCC can install and update the supported utilities automatically. Alternatively, WSCC can use the http protocol to download and run the programs. WSCC is portable, installation is not required. Extract the content of the downloaded zip archive to any directory on your computer

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A Portable Tech Toolbox to Keep An Eye On

IObit, the developer of various computer system utilities, such as Advanced System Care and Smart Defrag, currently is developing a PORTABLE utility suite (called IObit Toolbox) that is specifically geared toward administrators and computer geeks alike.

This portable app currently consists of various tools for PC diagnosis, PC security, PC optimization, and PC repair that can be carried around on your flash drive (no installation is required).

The first matter to point out here is that IObit Toolbox is currently in the beta stage of testing, meaning it is publicly available for us to test out further and report any bugs. Secondly, any utility such as this, it is always good idea to have a backup of your registry. Otherwise, if you are like me, I love testing out apps. If IObit Toolbox plays its’ cards right, it just may have a future on my flash drive.

IObit Toolbox

IObit Toolbox is FREE portable software that system administrators and computer geeks will take along to solve PC problems anytime and anywhere. With more than 20 dedicated tools, IObit Toolbox allows you to display/diagnose PC information, enhance PC security, optimize PC performance and repairing PC problems. In a word, IObit Toolbox offers an easy way for PC admin to monitor and manage computers. It can be used for both commercial and non-commercial purposes.

More than 20 dedicated tools in one place

Completely portable, no installation required

Powerful and easy-to-use

Totally Free

Easy Customization

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Tech-for Everyone: WinPatrol Plus License Giveaway

I do not know how TechPaul, at Tech-for Everyone, is doing this… Giveaway after giveaway… This week you need to visit his site for a chance to win a WinPatrol Plus License Giveaway. Simply click [ HERE ] to preview the article about WinPatrol Plus; then, leave a comment to say hello to TechPaul and that you are interested in entering the contest. The contest ends June 18th at midnight.

Folks, WinPatrol is awesome software that helps protect you from the nasties on the internet that can hit your PC at the machine level. The WinPatrol dog, Scotty, will bark to alert you when there is a potential intrusion. I have been using this software for years and I highly, highly recommend it. You can read more about WinPatrol [ HERE ] .

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Geek Squeaks’ of the Week (#26)

Welcome to the weekly listing of articles from the “What’s On My PC…” blogroll community. These are articles are articles posted by the authors during the past (7)-seven days. If you notice on this list (and the blogroll) there are some recent additions (e.g. Mrintech, Computer Too Slow, Blogging Fool). If you are looking for a great selection of tech related information, then you need to visit these sites (blogs) that are maintained by a great group of dedicated people.

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Blogging Fool
Nasty New PC Viruses Arrive
In the Form of Fake Virus Scanning Software
and How To Handle It

Snakebytez
Double Driver : Backup and Restore Installed Drivers

Piyada’s World
Download books from Google using GBDownloader

TTC Shelbyville
Windows 7 Upgrade Chart

The Abbey Rose
LinkWithin Widget

Bill Mullins’ Weblog – Tech Thoughts
High School/College Students – Line Up Here
for Your Free PC Software

Mrintech
Yahoo! Increases Email Attachment Size to 25 MB!

Computer Too Slow
Windows 7 launch: Microsoft Sent out Invitations

Free PC Security
Auslogics Free Registry Cleaner & Registry Defrag

AskBillFirst
So What Is It Good For? Flash Drives v. External HD

Tech-for Everyone
How To Copy Your Bookmarks

Sugarloaf Tech
How to fix red X in Outlook signature

Rarst.net
FreeFileSync – spiffy sync app

Lifehacker
Opera 10 Final Available for Download [Downloads]

AKS-Feel The Change
Trojan.Peskyspy Attacking Skype Users

411-Spyware.com
How to Remove Vista Antivirus 2010

Teck~Line
Get Rid Of Those Annoying YouTube Video Ads
with Ad Block plus (Firefox)

Spyware Biz Blog
Insure your kids safety online, please.

Plato On-Line
Internet’s New Kind of Murder

Is You Geeked Up
Very Handy Windows Vista/7 Shortcut Keys

Evilfantasy’s Blog
Auslogics Task Manager

Confessions of a Freeware Junkie
Free IT certification study guides available from Geeks are Sexy

What’s On My PC…
Hulu Internet TV…

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Make your mouse smarter with these productivity tools…

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The author of Piyada’s World recently contacted me and indicated that after reading the article “Control your sound volume with your mouse wheel…” he was going to put together a listing of utilities that you could install and control with your mouse.  Today, Piyada’s World has given us a list of (20)-Twenty “mouse” tools (utilities) that will help automate our computer experience.  I can tell you as a blogger, to research and compile a listing such as this, is a whole lot of work. I encourage you to visit Piyada’s World (Your Daily Tech Digest) to read and comment on the  “20 Free Tools To Increase Your Mouse Productivity”.  I am sure there is something on that list that will you will want to try.

Piyadas World

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Geek Squeaks’ of the Week (#9)

Geek Squeaks'Here is this weeks picks from blogs that have exchanged links with “What’s On My PC…” . This is only a small sampling of the hard work that is accomplished at these tech blogs. If you are into information technology and have a real desire to learn, these blogs are excellent resources to get started.

LockHunter-Delete/Unlock Locked File – AKS-Feel The Change

Network Diagram – Try The Dude – TTC Shelbyville

How to Insert Images in Gmail – A Gmail Labs feature –Techolar

Swine Flu Toolbox: 45+ Awesome Apps, Mash-Ups, Plugins And Services To Track And Be Safe From Swine Flu – AllThatsNew

How to Remove Spyware Protect 2009 – 411-Spyware.com

Awesome software, relevant reviews – AppNews.net

Close and Restore Running Applications With SmartClose – Bill Mullins’ Weblog – Tech Thoughts

How Can I Shorten Long Website Addresses? – AskBillFirst

Download free special editions of Paragon software – Carol’s Vault

BetterPrivacy Firefox Add-on – Evilfantasy’s Blog

Basic Computer Security – Free PC Security

Microsoft Windows 7 RC Official Download Links – Snakebytez

Real “E ink” book reader review – Rarst.net

How To Make The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Your Exams – Is You Geeked Up

How to check most popular articles on Wikipedia – Piyadas World

Five Best Free Data Recovery Tools – Lifehacker

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Klondike Forever…

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Technibble’s (portable and FREE) Computer Repair Utility Kit

I currently maintain on my flash drive numerous software utilities that literally have taken me years to accumulate (after careful testing and review). I use these utilities when I am assisting others on their PC’s. Recently Technibble, a web site resource for computer technicians who are looking to start their own computer business or improve their existing one, came up with a combination of  “portable” computer repair tools in one easy to use pack. As I mentioned, I have been collecting utilities for years and the list of “portable” repair utilities that they came up with is phenomenal, to say the least.  It even comes with an easy to use “right click” menu to launch each utility.

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You can download the entire package at their web site.

Technibble - Computer Repair Utility Kit

If you are not interested in downloading this package you can preview the listing below and “google” any of the utilities that you may be specifically interested in.  All of the utilities I see on this list are reputable utilities.

The “Computer Repair Utility Kit” is 88.4mb as a ZIP file and it extacts to 188mb and currently consists of the following utilities:

File Management

CCleaner – Cleans up Windows systems. Clears temporary internet files, cookies, history etc..

JkDefragGUI – An advanced defragging tool far superior to the built in Windows one

DriveimageXML – Hard drive imaging tool. Allows you to get a single file out of a whole image too

Explore2fs – Allows you to explore hard drives with Linux file systems

Double Killer – Finds duplicate files and deletes them

Deep Burner – CD/DVD Burning software

7-Zip Portable – Archive creating and extraction tool. Can handle most compression formats

PC-Decrapifier – Cleans out the crap that comes installed on new brand name computers (Norton trials, toolbars etc.)

Information

Process Explorer – Allows you to view system processes

System Information – View lots of information about a system (specs, passwords, temperatures etc.)

ProduKey – View software cdkeys and serials

Autoruns – Autostart program viewer

HWMonitor – View hardware information

GPU-Z – Show video card information (chipset, bios version, shaders, memory size etc.)

Wireless Key View – Shows saved wireless network keys

TreeSize Free – Show how much space each folder on a system uses

Game Key Revealer – View CDKeys and Serials for popular games

USBDView – Allows you to list and manage USB devices (including devices that arent currently plugged in)

TrID – Identifies file types for extension-less files

Codec Installer – Finds and analyzes video codecs

Unknown Devices – Tells you what a “Unknown Device” in system properties actually is

GSpot – Video analyizer

Repair Tools

Norton Removal Tool – Removes Symantec products

McAfee Removal Tool – Removes McAfee products

LSPFix – Fixes broken Winsock entries

Dial-a-Fix – Repair Windows files and registries

Recovery

Recuva – Recovers deleted files

Restoration – Recovers deleted files

Photorec – Recover deleted/damaged files from Flash memory (like digital cameras)

DBXTract – Recover emails from damaged DBX files (like Outlook Express)

Network Tools

Wireshark – View network packets

Network Scanner – Scans the network for devices

Putty – SSH/Telnet/RLogin client

Network Stumbler – Wireless Network Scanner

Virus and Malware Removal Tools

Clamwin Antivirus – Virus scanner/remover

Rootkit Revealer – Detects rootkits on a system

Combofix – Malware finder and remover

SmitFraudFix – Malware finder and remover

RogueFix – Malware finder and remover

Hijack This! – Malware remover

SUPERAntiSpyware – Malware scanner and remover

Malwarebytes – Malware scanner and remover

Misc

Mozilla Firefox – Web browser

JavaRa – Find and remove old Java versions

Monitor Tester – Test monitors from problems

Dead Pixel Tester – Finds and fixes dead pixels on LCDs

ChkFlsh – Check flash drives for errors or test their real size (as fake ones appear on eBay)

Double Driver – Driver backup tool

SumatraPDF – Lightweight PDF viewer

Revo Uninstaller – Advanced application uninstaller

Tweaks

TweakUI – Windows XP tweaking tool

VistaTweaker – Vista tweaking tool

Scripts

Quickly Make a System Restore Point – Makes restore point

Reset Network – Releases/Renews IP and flushes DNS

Clear Printer Spooler – Clears stuck print jobs from spooler

Stop Automatic Updates – Stops “Windows has installed updates, restart now” dialog temporarily

Start Automatic Updates – Switches it back on

UPDATE 4 – 23 – 2010:  Bill Mullins’ Weblog – Tech Thoughts has posted an article about  the 2nd version of Technibbles Computer Repair Utility Kit and where you can get it.  I encourage you to [ click here ] to visit Bill’s blog to read “57 Free PC Repair Apps for Your Flash Drive

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