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The ultimate freeware utilities thread

Discussion in 'Applications' started by Mr Original, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Mr Original

    Mr Original Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the ultimate freeware utilities thread,

    Here I will be listing every little bit of golden software I have found over the years to help make your computing life more efficient and enjoyable. If you have anything to add to this list, post it below and I will add it to the list!

    Lets get started:

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    Unlocker

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    What it does: Have you ever got this error message?

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    If you have you will know how frustrating it is to try and get around it. It normally ends in a reboot to move, edit or delete that file that wastes time. This beautiful little bit of software will automatically pop up when you get that error and give you the option to unlock the file.

    Pay for replacement: N/A

    Platform: 32bit Xp only

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    Convert

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    What it does: Converts anything, to anything!

    I know Google calc will allow you to do something similar, but sometimes its really handy to have an offline version. Plus, this has every single unit I can think of!

    Pay for replacement: N/A

    Platform: All

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    FolderSize

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    What it does: Adds a custom column into file explorer giving the size of the folder. Something very handy that should have been in Xp from day 1!

    Pay for replacement: N/A

    Platform: All Xp, no Vista

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    Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder

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    What it does: Very useful if you ever need to rebuild your machine. Magic jelly bean keyfinder will check your machine for software installed and then display the keys, in plain text.

    Pay for replacement: N/A

    Platform: All

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    Startup monitor

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    What it does: Alerts you if anything adds itself to start up with your computer. This is one of the first things I install after a rebuild. Never use msconfig again and stop them from being added in the first place!

    Pay for replacement: N/A

    Platform: All Xp, Vista unconfirmed

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    More coming soon....
     
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  2. Cpp

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    I'll just copy/paste my program list from the dev forums:

    • OllyDbg - An excellent windows32 PE debugger, a must-have for any reverse engineer. This is the number one tool in my list.
    • Cheat engine - An excellent memory scanner with lots and lots of features. It has a built-in disassembler/debugger and a virtual patch generator. Another useful feature is the breakpoint logger that shows which assembly instructons access a given memory address.
    • Dev-C++ - A freeware IDE for C/C++ development. Uses the MinGW compiler as default, but can be configured to use other compilers. There is another branch of this program called wxDev-C++ that supports wxWidgets for easier window designs.
    • MinGW - Windows port of the GNU GCC compiler.
    • Notepad++ - An excellent source code editor with customizable syntax highlighting, line numbering, tabs, macros, text conversions and many more advanced features.
    • Resource Hacker - Allows you to browse, export, import, edit and replace various resources inside windows PE files (exe, dll, etc...).
    • CodeFusion - A nice little patch generator that I have been using for ages. It supports many patching types including the ability to compare two files and automatically spot the differences.
    • dUP (diablo2oo2's Universal Patcher) - Another neat patch generator with many, many useful features. It also supports custom-made window skins and has a built-in mod player.
    • UPX - The ultimate packer for executables. It can compress executable files down to 30% of their original filesize.
    • WPE Pro - Winsock Packet Editor, a useful TCP and UDP protocol analyzer. It can capture traffic generated by the specified process. While it lacks a number of features, it can be used to inject or filter traffic as well. NOTE: Some anti-virus programs might complain about certain files that come along with this program. It's safe to ignore those warnings.
    • Wireshark - An in-depth network protocol analyzer that supports hundreds of different protocols. Displays overhead and can save the captured traffic in .cap files for later analysis/processing.
    • TortoiseSVN - A popular windows SVN client that acts as explorer shell extension.
    • Unlocker - Ever been annoyed by those windows message boxes telling you that you can't delete a file or folder because it's still in use? This program is the cure for all your problems. NOTE: Some anti-virus programs might complain about certain files that come along with this program. It's safe to ignore those warnings.
    • Process Explorer - An advanced task manager for Windows. This can be useful on many occasions like seeing what processes are currently running, terminating (invisible) processes, unloading DLL's, closing handles, enumerating DLL's and much more.
    • Process Monitor - This little program will monitor just about anything that is happening on your hard drive and/or registry. Useful for catching and seeing what a suspicious process does.
    • NSIS - Nullsoft Scriptable Install System is a free installer generator for Windows.
     
  3. xzKinGzxBuRnzx

    xzKinGzxBuRnzx The Feature Man

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    I've downloaded the Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder, and it works great!
    Thanks for Sharing.

    ~Justin.
     
  5. maded

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    regcleaner

    This is a remarekable piece of software it lets you play with your registry and also cleans up old entries, and has multiple language support.
     
  6. MikkelPixel

    MikkelPixel Resident

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    wow thanks i love the window vista theme u guys shuld let only register user downlaod your software so more pips would sign up
     
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    Would it be possible to add some instructions with CodeFusion please? When I ran all I could do was look at it and think OK, now what?
     
  8. MikkelPixel

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    ahaha this was my first digiex post
     
  9. BonezOz

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    Cheers, guys, some of these have come in very handy at work.

    ComboFix - gets rid of some of the nastier viruses,i.e. XP Antivirus 2009
    http://subs.geekstogo.com/ComboFix.exe

    GPUz - for finding out what type of Video Card a user has
    http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1333g/GPU-Z.0.3.2.exe

    CCleaner - Excellent tool for cleaning crap off your computer
    http://download.piriform.com/ccsetup217.exe

    Defraggler - Better defrag tool than the built in Windows one
    http://download.piriform.com/dfsetup107.exe

    Enjoy
     
  10. BSmith

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    Good list Mr C++, missing a FTP program like FileZilla though.

    For video conversion, MediaCoder does a pretty good job. I've also been using a program called TK8 EasyNotes, which has persistant notes you can use (essentially a replacement for post it notes) and automatically saves so that if your pc powers off (and like me you used to use Start-Run-Notepad everytime you wanted to store a few bits of data) you can close notes and they'll not go anywhere unless you use the delete option on them, and the notes popup when you start your pc. It's a simple but well built program, the only thing I wish it had was more background colours available than just red yellow and green.
     
  11. cardo69

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    Looks very cool, but for some reason the installation wont go thru, it gives me a system 32 msg, saying some app's are open, close app's b4 installation can go thru, i close all app's then still nothing???
     
  12. meks

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    thanks guys!
     
  13. Dark Scyth

    Dark Scyth Moderator

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    Its okay, I'm sure that will soon be changed.
     
  14. BonezOz

    BonezOz Addict

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    HEHEHE. Legitimate contributions to this forum only please :P

    Though I must say there is something I like about this guy, don't know what it is, maybe he's just full of "shitspa" or is that "spamspa"
     

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