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Bag of tricks


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So, I went through my bag of tricks today, which is basically just a random collection of more or less useful little applications and I'd like to share a few with y'all. Most of these are often forgotten and neglected programs which are quite helpful to have around at times. Many of you probably know of them, anyways.


These are in no particular order:



ProcessLibrary's Quicklink @ processlibrary.com/quicklink

Get the latest definitions and advice on all the processes running, directly in the Windows Task Manager.





Simple Static IP @ pcwintech.com/simple-static-ip

Simple Static IP is a free program to help users set their IP address to static with just a few clicks.





Mjpeg Surveillance @ brooksyounce.com/soft/mjpeg.htm

Designed to record video from a few, to hundreds of IP or DirectX cameras simultaneously. Instant Playback. Motion detection. etc.





Security & Privacy Complete @ cmia.backtrace.org/index_en.html

Security & Privacy Complete is mainly a security tool for Windows. It can disable all services which might be a security risk, harden registry settings... Also included privacy features for Internet Explorer, Media Player, and of course: Mozilla Firefox.





That's it for now, I might add more later on.

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MiniClip @ mediachance.com/free/miniclip.htm

MiniCLIP will remember every text or link you copied to clipboard and you can return to it later, even after many days. It does this in a most elegant way and also tens of other things.





Convert @ joshmadison.com/software/convert-for-windows

Convert is a free and easy to use unit conversion program that will convert the most popular units of distance, temperature, volume, time, speed, mass, power, density, pressure, energy and many others, including the ability to create custom conversions.





PANDA USB Vaccine @ pandasecurity.com/homeusers/downloads/usbvaccine

Panda USB Vaccine is a free solution allowing users to disable the AutoRun feature on computers as well as on USB drives and other devices.





Empathy @ migeel.sk/projects/empathy

Empathy is a special utility allowing you to password-protect any executable file.



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Mail PassView @ nirsoft.net/utils/mailpv.html

Mail PassView is a small password-recovery tool that reveals the passwords and other account details.





Duplicate File Finder @ brooksyounce.com/soft/dupfinder.htm

Duplicate files are based on byte for byte comparisons (100% accurate), for comparing large files you can select "Fast Searching" which compares the first and last 10 megabytes of large files, to increase speed (99% accurate).





DNS Performance Test @ swmirror.org/drupal/node/93

This application will test the performance of your DNS server and show the results in a handy chart. It will resolve the IP addresses in random order of the included list of 10,000 domain names inside the domains.txt file. Add your own to the list if you want!





DNS Benchmark @ grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm

A unique, comprehensive, accurate & free Windows (and Linux/Wine) utility to determine the exact performance of local and remote DNS nameservers by Steve Gibson.



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AndreaMosaic @ andreaplanet.com/andreamosaic

With AndreaMosaic you can create your own photographic mosaics made with your own pictures.

Since a picture says more than a thousand words, click on the picture below (and keep clicking, it's a 1.5 Gigapixel Image!).





CleanSkinFX @ mediachance.com/digicam/cleanskin.htm

CleanSkinFX is the most powerful automatic retouch for portraits. It smooths the skin of the object while preserving all the details and crispness of hair, eyes or background.





PicResizer @ brooksyounce.com/soft/resizer.htm

Resizing hundreds of images is now extremely fast and simple. Just drag and drop the images you want to resize onto the dialog.





Dup Detector @ softpedia.com/get/System/File-Management/Dup-Detector.shtml

Finds duplicate and near duplicate images by opening and reading image pixel data.



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danburrito- Great Thread! I had the DNS Benchmark which is a truly great program, but I've downloaded and am waiting to try the DNS Performance Test! Keep 'em coming!




Maxx, did you take a look at the 1.5 gigapixel image? http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/danburrito/IObit/Bag%20of%20tricks/artwork_vangogh_starrynight.jpg



Steve Gibson's DNS Benchmark is more technical than the DNS Performance Test, which just gives you an overall idea of how fast(slow) your current DNS server is.

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KeyScrambler @ qfxsoftware.com

It encrypts your keystrokes at the keyboard driver level in the kernel, as they enter the computer.

It then decrypts the keystrokes at the destination application, so you see exactly the keys you've typed.

Whatever keylogger might be waiting along the path has only the encrypted keys — "scrambled" and indecipherable — to record.

KeyScrambler Personal (free version) delivers encryption for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Flock only.





Celestia @ shatters.net/celestia

The free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Celestia runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Unlike most planetarium software, Celestia doesn't confine you to the surface of the Earth. You can travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy.





AM-DeadLink @ aignes.com/deadlink.htm

AM-DeadLink detects dead links and duplicates in browser bookmarks and text files. If a bookmark has become unavailable you can verify and delete it permanently. Additionally you can download FavIcons for all your Favorites and Bookmarks.





Everything @ voidtools.com

Locate files and folders by name instantly.



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Maxx, did you take a look at the 1.5 gigapixel image? http://www.andreaplanet.com/andreamosaic/image/artwork_vangogh_starrynight.jpg




You just can't do it justice on a computer monitor. Even my Dad's 2500 X 1600 Apple Cinema 30 would fall far short of rendering this in accurate detail not to mention the proliferation of compression artifacts created just to be able to fit it on our monitors even though I used only lossless image management procedures plus the 600X magnification of my Opera 10.1 browser.



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FreeFileSync @ sourceforge.net/projects/freefilesync

FreeFileSync is an Open-Source folder comparison and synchronization tool. It is optimized for highest performance and usability without restricted or overloaded UI interfaces.





mpTrim @ mptrim.com

mpTrim is a simple and easy to use MP3 editor, but IMHO the best around.





CDex @ cdexos.sourceforge.net

CDex can extract the data directly (digital) from an Audio CD, which is generally called a CD Ripper or a CDDA utility. The resulting audio file can be a plain WAV file (useful for making compilation audio CDs) or the ripped audio data can be compressed using an audio encoder.





ZipScan @ zipscan.co.uk

ZipScan searches archive files. It can search Zip, CAB, RAR, ACE, InstallShield CAB, JAR, TAR, GZIP, Z, ZOO, LZH, ARJ, CHM and OpenOffice files, including password-protected, nested and self-extracting archives. The program supports text searching and can open and extract files. And more...



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Hi friend




Available free, Device Doctor allows to make easier for you task by discerning all alone if new pilots are available for your computer, to correct bugs or to offer new functionalities in your equipment...








Hi titou. I just installed Comodo and it said this program had malware. I don't know much about how Comodo works yet, but it scared me off your program. Would like to hear your comment. Thanks friend. ---garybear

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it seems clean


Hi garry :smile:


Well, I am using, in an updated way, Avira Premium, A-Squared PRO, ASC PRO and the basic firewall and none of them raised the bell :razz:


Here are the virus total results :






As you can see ;-)


Have a nice day !


Best regards

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Hi titou


Hi garry :smile:


Well, I am using, in an updated way, Avira Premium, A-Squared PRO, ASC PRO and the basic firewall and none of them raised the bell :razz:


Here are the virus total results :






As you can see ;-)


Have a nice day !


Best regards

Hi friend. Looks good to me. Thank you for your post. I'm just getting use to comodo. I will give it another try. Thank you also for your kind PM. Your friend.--garybear

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AxCrypt @ axantum.com/AxCrypt

AxCrypt is the leading open source file encryption software for Windows. It integrates seamlessly with Windows to compress, encrypt, decrypt, store, send and work with individual files. New beta available!





EULAlyzer @ javacoolsoftware.com/eulalyzer.html

EULAlyzer can analyze license agreements in seconds, and provide a detailed listing of potentially interesting words and phrases.





SwissKnife @ compuapps.com/download/swissknife/swissknife.htm

SwissKnife allows creation of FAT32 & NTFS partitions. FAT16 option is provided for compatibility. Supports Internal interfaces such as IDE and SCSI and External interfaces such as Hi-Speed USB, Parallel port, PCMCIA, USB On-The-Go, Firewire®, SATA interfaces etc. Creates Fixed and Removable Disk Format types.



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