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Repair Tools

Repair Tools

There are a ton of tools to help you fix your own computer on this page.If you can’t find what you need here, then you may need a technician to help you out.I am available at Bob@SpecialBob.com , or if you would like faster service, at (315) 683-4262. Please leave a message if there is no answer.

Tune-Up Tools

  • Advanced System Care- Cleanup and more with this utility.
  • Comodo System-Cleaner - Multi-Purpose clean and optimize tool.
  • Glary Utilities- Way more than a registry cleaner, a sweet suite.
  • PC Fixer- Optimize and repair common windows settings.
  • Vista Services Optimizer - Tweak Vista’s Services easily.
  • Antivirus – AntiMalware

  • Ad-Aware- Anti-malware
  • A-Squared Free- Anti-malware
  • Anti-Malware Toolkit- A program that automatically downloads all of the recommended programs to help users clean their computers.
  • Avast – Free Antivirus home editions for Windows or Linux. I use the Windows version.
  • AVG Software- A Great free AV / Anti-Malware solution.
  • Blink- Comprehensive Antivirus and Anti-malware.
  • BotHunter – Checks your network for Botnet Activity.
  • ComboFix- Removes hard to remove malware.
  • Comodo- The awesome firewall company now makes a complete free internet security suite.
  • Counter Spy – Sunbelt Software offer’s a free trial of this popular software.
  • Cyberdefender- All in one Anti-virus and Anti-malware.
  • DrWeb CureIt- Free DrWeb Antivirus/Antimalware program.
  • FreeFixer – malware cleaner
  • GMER – Rootkit Detector and Remover.
  • HitmanPro – All Around Malware Remover.
  • IOBit Security 360 – Free Malware Removal includes real-time protection.
  • Malware Bytes- Another Malware Removal Tool.
  • Microsoft Security Essentials – AV and Anti-malware freebie from Microsoft
  • Pandasecurity’s Anti-Rootkit- Free Anti-Rootkit software.
  • Rkill – kills processes, malware included.
  • Roguefix- Rogue scanner and Fake Warning removal tool.
  • SecureIT Internet Security Suite – A full Free Security Suite
  • SmitFraudFix- Malware detector/remover.
  • Spybot Search and Destroy- Anti-malware that scans for infection.
  • Spyware Doctor- A link to Google Pack, I recommend grabbing the free Spyware Doctor.
  • Spyware Blaster- Anti-malware program that prevents infection.
  • Super-Antispyware- Super anti-malware remover. Portable version available.
  • Threatfire- Anti-Malware/Antivirus.
  • Vundofix- VundoFix is a freeware removal tool for many of the known variants of Trojan.Vundo, Trojan.Conhook and other similar infections.
  • WinPatrol- Monitors your registry and startups and more to prevent infection.
  • WinPatrolToGo – Analyze what’s installed and running on any computer! – – – ***Portable***
  • WinPooch- Open Source Anti Spyware and Anti Trojan that also makes ClamWin A-V a realtime scanner.
  • Backup Programs

  • AutoVer - Backs up multiple versions of files.
  • Bacula.org - Open Source Network Backup Tool
  • Fab’s AutoBackup- Backup all you need to transfer to a new computer with this highly recommended utility.
  • FileFort Backup Software - Backup files to most any media
  • Gladinet – Working with Microsoft Skydrive – you can use to back up 25GB of files.
  • Karen’s Replicator – A great little backup program.
  • PCBackup – PC Disk Tools have a free version of their Backup software.
  • SimpleBackupTool – A simple tool to backup your files.
  • SDExplorer – Allows using Microsoft SkyDrive to easily back up your files.
  • SyncBack Free- This is what I use to automatically backup my files.
  • Benchmarks

  • 3DMark06 – Free Basic Benchmarking tool.
  • OpenSourceMark- An open source benchmarking tool.
  • Prime95 – CPU and memory stresser
  • Codecs

  • Combined Community Codec Pack- Codec to help you play the videos and music you can’t.
  • Klite Codec Pack- A bunch of codecs you can install to play just abouteverything you can find on the net.
  • Collections of Tools

  • AceLogix
  • Camtech.net
  • dirk-loss.de
  • FreeByte.com
  • HDDGuru.com
  • JoeWare.net
  • LiberKey Portable Apps - – – – – – – -***Portable***
  • MajorGeeks.com
  • Nirlauncher - – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – ***Portable***
  • PCWinTech.com
  • PenDriveApps.com – – – – – – – – – – – -***Portable***
  • PortableApps.com – – – – – – – – – – – – ***Portable***
  • PortableFreeware.com – – – – – – – – – ***Portable***
  • Roadkil.net
  • Toni Arts Freeware
  • Windows Sysinternals – – – – – – – – – – ***Portable***
  • XP Powertoys
  • Cleanup

  • Ccleaner- This program cleans up registry and alot more. I use it on many computers.
  • Cleanup!-A powerful and easy-to-use application that removes temporary files created while surfing the web, empties the Recycle Bin, deletes files from your temporary folders and more.
  • DoubleKiller- Duplicate File Finder Frees up space on your hard drive.
  • Eusing Windows Washer- Clean up unnecessary files and such in Windows.
  • NCleaner- an advanced system and application cleaner with over 90 cleaning items available, a Registry Cleaner, a Tweak Manager, an advanced Startup Manager, a Junk Finder, a Free Space Shredder, a System Resource Monitor, a System Adviser, supports logging and statistics as well as advanced Scheduling.
  • PC Decrapifier- Removes unwanted “extras” on your new PC.
  • PureRa – SuperCleaner of unnecessary files on your computer.
  • Vanity Remover – Finds and deletes empty folders on your hard drive.
  • Data Recovery Tools

  • ADRC Data Recovery Tools - Free Data Recovery Tools
  • Dtidata.com free recovery tools - Some free data recovery tools.
  • FreeUndelete- Recover deleted files.
  • MyHardDriveDied.com – Scott Moulton’s Data Recovery Software list.
  • NTFS-Undelete – Recover deleted files.
  • PC Inspector File Recovery - Recover deleted files.
  • Recuva – Recover deleted files.
  • Restoration – Recover deleted files.
  • Diagnostics

  • BlueScreenView – Displays the information about all Blue Screen of Death crashes in one table.
  • What’s Running - Shows what is running on your computer
  • WhoCrashed – Automatic Crash Dump Analyzer.
  • Driver Tools

  • Device Doctor – Helps find newer/missing drivers – portable version also
  • DoubleDriver – view all the drivers installed on your system, backup, restore, save and print chosen drivers.
  • DriverBackup!- Simple tool for backup hardware drivers’ files.
  • Drivermax- Allows you to download the latest driver updates for your computer and also export all your current drivers (or just the ones that work ok) to a folder or a compressed file.
  • Driver Packs- Packs of drivers you can slipstream into Windows installation Disks.
  • Driver Sweeper- A fast tool to remove driver leftovers from your system
  • DriverView- displays the list of all device drivers currently loaded on your system.
  • Net-runna DriverBackup - Provides backup and recovery of Windows driver files, which is great for re-installing or building Windows on multiple systems.
  • File Management Tools

  • Capacity – organize files, great for copying to disks.
  • Doublekiller- application for finding and removing duplicate files.
  • Killbox- Delete a file that’s “in-use” and otherwise can’t be deleted.
  • LockHunter – Unlocks files so you can delete them.
  • MoveOnBootMove, Copy or Delete files before Windows can lock or alter the files.
  • SequoiaView- Graphically Visualize the space used by files on your hard drive.
  • SpaceMonger- Graphically Visualize the space used by files on your hard drive.
  • SpaceSniffer – Graphically Visualize the space used by files on your hard drive.
  • Unlocker- Unlock a file that can’t be deleted.
  • WinDirStat- Graphically Visualize the space used by files on your hard drive.
  • Hard Drive Tools

    Copy/Clone Tools

  • CopyWipe- Copy entire Hard Drive and securely wipes drives clean too.
  • DriveImageXML- A Free Disk Imaging Utility.
  • Easeus Todo Backup- Backup a System, Partition or Hard Drive.
  • FOG- Free and Open Ghost runs on a linux PC, imaging your Windows PC’s over the network.
  • FTK-Imager - Free Disk Imaging Tool.
  • HDClone- Free Hard Drive Cloning Software.
  • Macrium Reflect- Free Fast Hard Drive Imaging.
  • ParagonBackup & Recovery - Complete & Incremental backup…
  • WinImage- A Disk Imaging utility. Free for 30 Days.
  • Defrag Tools

  • Auslogics Disk Defrag- Disk Defragmenting Tool.
  • Defraggler- Disk Defragmenting Tool.
  • JKDefrag- Another Free Disk Defragmenting Tool.
  • Partition Tools

  • EASEUS Partition Manager Home Edition - Free partition manager for home users.
  • FindandMount – Partition Recovery tool.
  • GParted- Gnome partition Editor, partitions hard drives.
  • Parted Magic- Free Partition manager, download ISO, burn disk, boot and partition.
  • Partition Logic- Free hard disk partitioning and data management tool.
  • Other Hard Drive Tools

  • Active@ Hard Drive Monitor- A Free Disk Monitoring and Scanning Program.
  • Bonnie++- A “suite” of hard drive tools, including zcav performance tests.
  • Crystal Disk Info - Nice free program for checking health of hard drives.
  • Darik’s Boot & Nuke - Securely deletes hard drive data on most drives.
  • H2Bench – Gets accurate data for read and write performance across the surface area of an empty, unpartitioned disk.
  • HDD Health – Monitors the health of your hard drive.
  • HDTune- Checks hard drive for errors, SMART status, and Temperature.
  • MHDD- Most popular freeware program for low- level HDD diagnostics.
  • SeaTools- Seagate’s Hard Drive Tools.
  • Secure Erase - Erases all data (even the bad blocks) on a hard drive.
  • TestDisk- This program fixes hard drive problems, no installation necessary.
  • Various HD Utilities- A List of downloadable diagnostic programs and utilities from different manufacturers.
  • Installation Tools

  • Ketarin- This program keeps your setup packages up-to-date (various free downloads)
  • Internet / Winsock Repair Tools

  • LSPFix- Repairs Winsock 2 settings.
  • TCP Optimizer - optimizes TCP/IP settings for systems up to Windows XP.
  • Winsockfix- Winsock Repair Utility from the makers of killbox.
  • WinsockXPfix – Unsupported XP Winsock fixer.
  • Monitor / Video Tools

  • InjuredPixels- Can easily check for dead or defective pixels on LCD monitors.
  • JScreenFix- Can fix stuck pixels, reduce screen burn-in and improve the quality of images displayed on a screen.
  • Monitor Asset Manager- A monitor information utility that works under all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows.
  • Networking Tools & Monitors

  • DNS Benchmark - Check the speed and reliability of DNS Server’s and choose the best in your area.
  • IPCheck- Monitors critical network resources, detects system failures or performance problems with servers or Webpages .
  • LookAtLan- An advanced network monitor, which allows you to monitor your network in few clicks.
  • Microsoft Network Monitor- Microsoft’s free tool to allow capturing and protocol analysis of network traffic.
  • Netcat- A featured networking utility which reads and writes data across network connections, using the TCP/IP protocol.
  • NetstatLive- A network monitoring tool that gives you alot of data on your internet connection bandwidth and speed..
  • NetTraffic – portable upload/download traffic monitor
  • PageCountster – Scans printers on the network and does amazing things.
  • Qcheck- This utility from Ixia, slices, dices, and checks network response time, throughput, and streaming performance. It even runs anywhere-to -anywhere traceroute!
  • Spiceworks- This network monitoring software is a lot of bang for your buck, because of it’s FREE cost
  • XORP.org – Open source Routing Platform, even available as a Live CD.
  • WinSCP – Free SFTP, FTP and SCP client for Windows
  • Processes and Services- see also Startup

  • BlackViper.com- This website lets you know which services you can stop from running.
  • EnditAll- This program stops or kills all processes you want it to.Great for Clean-ups.
  • Process Explorer- This program shows you info about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.
  • RKill – Kill processes, great for malware cleanup
  • ServiWin – Alternative Windows Services/Drivers Tool
  • WinPatrolToGo – Analyze what’s installed and running on any computer!
  • Registry Cleaners

  • Ccleaner- This program cleans up registry and alot more. I use it on many computers.
  • Comodo- Comodo now has it’s own free registry cleaner.
  • EasyCleaner- XP and earlier systems Registry Cleaner.
  • Eusing- This is a pretty good registry cleaner I use quite often.
  • Glary Utilities- Waaaaaaaaay more than a registry cleaner, a clean suite.
  • jv16 PowerTools2009 – a shareware collection of more than 20 registry and system clean-up utilities
  • Ncleaner- Registry cleaner and more.
  • PowerToolsLite – Freeware registry cleaner
  • Registry Mechanic- Another good registry cleaner.
  • TweakNow RegCleaner – XP, Vista and Windows 7 Registry Cleaner.
  • Wise registry Cleaner- Yet another registry cleaner.
  • Remote Access

  • CrossLoop- This program/service allows you to remote control other people’s computers, as long as you have their permission. Great for fixing that problem from miles away.
  • Hamachi- a VPN service that easily sets up in 10 minutes, and enables secure remote access to your business network, anywhere there’s an Internet connection
  • Log me in- LogMeIn Free gives you the flexibility to access and control your PCs from anywhere. It’s safe, easy and completely free.
  • Remobo- A Free Remote Access Solution.
  • TeamViewer- Instantly take control over a computer anywhere on the Internet, even through firewalls. No installation required, just use it fast and secure.
  • Repair Tools (Specialized)

  • Autoplay Repair Wizard- Repair the autorun feature on your windows machine.
  • Beep Codes Viewer - Portable app that tells you what BIOS beep codes mean.
  • Dial-A-Fix- Little program fixes multiple common Windows XP problems.
  • ei.cfg Removal Utility – converts Windows 7 Install disk to a Universal Install Disk
  • FixIE – This portable utility re-registers all the concerned dll & ocx files required for the smooth operation of Internet Explorer.
  • FixWin – Repair common problems in Vista and Win7
  • Frontpage Repair/Cleaner Utility- Clean/Repair Frontpage.
  • Gag Boot Manager- Load a Graphical Boot Manager for multiple operating systems.
  • Insomnia – Keep windows from going into sleep mode.
  • Recovery Toolbox for CD- Recover data off of cd’s.
  • SD Formatter- Format SD Cards with this utility.
  • Windows Installer Cleanup Utility- Help’s resolve installation problems for programs that use Microsoft Windows Installer.
  • XP Quick Fix – fixes a bunch of Windows XP common problems.
  • Rescue/Recovery CD’s

  • BartPE- Create your own live bootable rescue cd
  • BartPE Plugin Repository- Plugins for BartPE Disks
  • EBCD-Emergency Boot CD- Like the name says.
  • LiveCDList.com- Huge listing of Live CD’s
  • Windows 7 Recovery Disks – Recovery disks in 32 & 64 bit versions.
  • Windows Vista Recovery Disks – Also 32 & 64 bit versions.
  • Security / Hacking Tools

  • Asterisk Key – Reveal passwords under the asterisks.
  • Cain and Abel – Get other Users Passwords from within Windows.
  • Ettercap- A suite for man in the middle attacks on LANs.
  • JAFAT.sourceforge.net – Archive of Forensic Analysis Tools.
  • JohnTheRipper – a fast password cracker for many flavors of Unix, Windows, DOS, BeOS, and OpenVMS.
  • Ophcrack – My favorite Windows Password Cracking Tool. Comes as a boot CD.
  • Prey – This security tool tries to contact you when your laptop is stolen.
  • Top 100 – Listing of top 100 security tools.
  • WirelessKeyView – Retrieve all wireless network keys stored in your computer.
  • Startup

  • Soluto – Easily helps remove startup items.
  • Startup Control Panel – Allows you to easily configure which programs run when your computer starts.
  • WhatInStartup – Disable/enable/delete programs at Windows startup.
  • System Information Programs

  • Belarc Advisor- Builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, CIS (Center for Internet Security) benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser.
  • CheckUDisk- retrieves hard coded information about your USB device.
  • CPU-Z- Gathers info about the main hardware items on your system.
  • Everest – System info, System diagnostics, and Benchmarking program for home PC’s.
  • HWinfo32 – Great little portable system info tool.
  • Keyfinder- View / Change Windows Product Key.
  • LookInMyPC – Generates a complete, comprehensive system profile that includes information on all installed hardware and software.
  • SIW- Very comprehensive System Information for Windows tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings and displays it in an extremely comprehensible manner.
  • Speccy -Portable System Information tool.
  • Win KeyFinder - Retrieve your Windows cd Product key.
  • Tweaking Tools

  • Godmode Creator - for Windows 7 and Vista 32bit.
  • Tweak N’ Tune- Tweak Hidden Settings in Windows.
  • TweakNow PowerPack – Tweaker for 7, Vista and XP, and includes a registry cleaner.
  • Tweak-UAC - Easily turn Vista’s UAC on and off.
  • TweakVI – Tweaking tool for Vista’s Settings.
  • WinBubble – Tweak Vista Settings
  • Uninstall Tools

  • McAfee Product Removal Tool ———–> Immediate Download
  • Norton Product Removal Tool ———–> Immediate Download
  • Avast! Uninstall Utility ————-> Immediate Download
  • AVG Removal Tools ———> 32 Bit Download 64 Bit Download
  • Avira Removal Tools —— ——-> Immediate Download
  • BitDefender Uninstall Tool ———> 32 Bit Download 64 Bit Download
  • BullGuard Removal Tool —————-> Immediate Download
  • CA Etrust Removal —————-> 2007 / 2008 2009
  • Comodo AV Manual Removal
  • Drweb AV Manual Removal ————-> Removal Tool Download
  • ESET NOD32 Removal Tool ————–> Immediate Download
  • F-Secure Removal Tool —————–> Immediate Download
  • Gdata Removal Tool ——————-> Immediate Download
  • Kaspersky Removal Tool —————> Immediate Download
  • MalwareBytes Removal Tool
  • Panda AV Removal Tool ————> 2006200720082009
  • PCTools AV Manual Removal
  • SuperAntiSpyware Removal
  • Threatfire Removal Tool
  • Trend Micro Removal Tools ——–> 32 Bit Download 64 Bit Download
  • VIPRE Antivirus Removal Tool ————> Immediate Download
  • Windows Live OneCare Removal———–> Immediate Download
  • OPSWAT AppRemover – If all else fails —–> Immediate Download
  • Windows Installer Cleanup Utility
  • ZoneAlarm Uninstall Tool
  • Kodak EasyShare Removal Tools
  • PC Decrapifier -Trialware uninstaller
  • JavaRa - Removes old versions of Java from your PC… Portable too
  • Update/Patch Programs

  • Autopatcher- Patch your Windows xp/2000/2003 system.
  • FileHippo’s Update Checker- Checks multiple programs on your computer for updates.
  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer- Check for security issues.
  • RyanVM Integrator- Slipstream hotfixes, updates, Service Packs and third party utilities into your Windows install disks.
  • Secunia Personal Software Inspector- Alerts you to critical security updates for software on your computer.
  • Sumo- Notifies you of programs on your computer that have new versions out.
  • Windows Updates Downloader- An updater/patcher for various microsoft products, allows download of patches in one click.
  • Wireless Network Utilities

  • InSSIDer – Wireless Network Scanner for Vista and Win7
  • NetStumbler – Shows you Wireless Networks in your Vicinity.
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