Bulkening my IT Tools arsenal

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  1. temp123

    temp123 Registered Member

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    I work at my college IT Department, and I wanted to make my program list more extensive.

    What tools and/or fixes do you think I should add to my USB Drive? Some of the tools we have are custom made, like the windows update fix. Does anyone have any custom tools to share?


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    Try Computer Repair Utility Kit and/or USB PC Repair System.
     
  4. HAN

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    Just a few ideas...

    I prefer SuperAntiSpyware over Ad-Aware and Spybot. The free version can be used to clean up PCs when they are used for personal use.
    http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html

    I don't know much about the task managers you have but a nice free one is SystemExplorer http://systemexplorer.mistergroup.org/ A portable version is available.

    NoScript.exe from Symantec is an easy way to disable Windows scripting host
    http://service1.symantec.com/sarc/sarc.nsf/html/win.script.hosting.html (This is not the Firefox add-on.)

    WWDC.exe easily disables some "problem" ports on XP.
    http://www.firewallleaktester.com/wwdc.htm

    Prevx CSI is a handy scanner for malware
    http://www.prevx.com/freescan.asp

    DrWeb CureIT is a nice standalone scanner
    http://www.freedrweb.com/cureit/

    Many, many tools at Nirsoft are extremely useful. (Note that the password revealing apps are often considered malware. They're not but they could be used for the wrong purpose.)
    http://www.nirsoft.net/

    The PC Decrapifier automates the uninstallation of many factory loaded bloat-ware apps. Can be handy sometimes. (It just automates the uninstall routines that are already in the Add/Remove Programs section.)
    http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/

    ClamWin Portable is another portable scanner. Requires loading on the USB drive and then updating ahead of time. But it then will run as a standalone with no installation on the PC itself.
    http://portableapps.com/news/2008-04-21_-_clamwin_portable_0.93

    Even though you already have Autoruns, don't over look some of the other Sysinternals apps. Many 1st class keepers there...
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals

    User Profile Hive Cleanup Service is a must have to prevent the logging off error that seems to be in most event viewer logs
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...6D-8912-4E18-B570-42470E2F3582&displaylang=en

    And speaking of the event viewer, one tool at Nirsoft is essential. MyEventViewer is the Windows event viewer on steroids. More than one log can be viewed at once. Plus, it adds a few more nice tricks.
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

    Windows Installer Cleanup Tool fixes many a problem from msi installed files that won't uninstall correctly.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

    A few, very helpful sites that are filled with lots of useful, productive hints
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/
    http://www.dougknox.com/
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp.htm

    Hopefully something here will help...
     
  5. L815

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    RegSeeker is a good tool.
    Notepad++ to write batch scripts with color coding
    If you want to uninstall norton, then get norton uninstall tool to clean up the junk
     
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