System Utilities

Anchor Link AppCompactor
License: Free – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2011-04-14
Version: 2.2 – Released: 2011-04-13 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 903 KB Portable
“ AppCompactor allows you to easily compress application to decrease size on disk and increase performance when running from a slow media (like flash drives). It’s packaged as a portable app, so you can work with your apps anywhere. Features:
• Proven UPX binary compressor
• 7-Zip compression of archives
• Multiple compression levels
• Automatic testing of compressed files
• Automatically skips <4K files (no space savings) • Add inclusions/exclusions using Format • Compression of DLL, EXE, ZIP, JAR, IRC, PYD and BINs in all directories • Automatically skip launcher if selecting Format apps' base directory • Saving up to 50% or more installed space of many apps • Faster application starts from flash drives • The same technology we use in Portable, Pidgin Portable, GIMP Portable and more!" Anchor Link Application Mover Stanley's Pick License: Shareware - $15.00 Last Reviewed: 2010-06-13 Version: 4.1.0 - Released: 2010-04-12 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7 File Size: 1.6 MB Both 32- and 64-bit versions "Application Mover is a tool that relocates installed programs from one path to another on your hard disk. Application Mover takes files found in the path specified in the 'Current Path' field and moves them to the 'New Path' path. Application Mover scans the windows registry for references to files located in the 'Current' field and changes those references to the New path. Application Mover also scans all windows shortcuts in the Start Menu and adjusts path references to the new program location. Finally, *.ini and Install.log files present in the original program path are checked for strings matching the old path location. If found, these strings are changed to the new location. Confirmation dialogs are available if you enable the 'Confirm changes' checkbox (see below). If a file is 'busy' and cannot be changed to the new location, a reboot prompt is offered. Pending changes are then completed after the reboot. "Application Mover is not a 'migration' or 'installation clone' utility. Do not use the program to move programs from one computer to another. It is not designed for this. Application Mover is not intended to for drive swapping usage such as copying files to a new hard disk and then swapping that hard disk. Trial limitations: 10 uses. "Important - Windows 7 and Windows Vista Users: Application Mover does not automatically assign itself 'administrator level' program on your computer. Application Mover must be run 'As Administrator'. Do this by right clicking on the program shortcut and select 'Run As Administrator' to run the program. This should be done even if your user account is one with full access permissions." Anchor Link Capture .NET License: Free and Shareware versions Last Reviewed: 2011-06-05 Version: 11.3.4174 - Released: 2011-06-06 Windows: All File Size: 726 KB Requires: .NET Framework 2.0 Both 32- and 64-bit compatible Portable "An integrated, multi-functional, powerful and general-purpose System, Design, File, Desktop and Develop utility tool. "Includes many helpful tools: ¤ Capture Screen • Translucent/Rounded corners • Non-rectangular • Object • Scrolling • Region • Freehand • Fixed • Web • Image Text • Video...etc. ¤ Image Editor • Side Effects • Selected Effects ¤ Capture Color ¤ Post-It ¤ Screen Clock ¤ Screen Calender ¤ Screen Reminder ¤ Screen Ruler ¤ Screen Pencil ¤ Screen Magnifier ¤ Converter ¤ Backup Expert ¤ Quick Launch ¤ World Clock ¤ Timer ¤ ... and much more. "All-In-One, Multlanguage, Tiny, Simple and Standalone (no install)." Anchor Link Ceedo Personal License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-21 Version: - Released: 2013-03-21 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8 File Size: 1.35 MB Portable Both 32- and 64-bit compatible "Ceedo revolutionizes the way you work and literally frees you from the confines of your desktop computer. Introducing Ceedo Personal - your personal, portable working environment, carried conveniently on your removable drive, ready to be used on any computer to plug into. Once you install Ceedo on your removable drive, it will be transformed from a simple storage gadget into a powerful plugged-in working environment for you to work with, anytime, anywhere. "Ceedo Personal Edition is an easy to use, powerful program that can be easily downloaded and installed on your removable drive, immediately providing you with a personal, portable working environment. Ceedo is compact and takes only about 2 MB of space, so much room is left for you to install programs and carry your data on your drive (depending on your drive's capacity)." Anchor Link COA2 License: By subscription † Last Reviewed: 2010-03-27 Version: 1.0 - Released: 2001-05-08 Windows: 9x, Me, NT 4, 2000, XP File Size: 609 KB "COA2 is an update of PC Magazine's Change of Address utility, lets you move a program to a new location without breaking it. When you install a program under Windows, the system builds a web of connections that make it difficult to move the program anywhere else. If disk space constraints force a move, or if adding a new device causes drive letters to change, the system can lose track of essential files. References to the program are stored in shortcuts, INI files, and the system registry. COA2 tracks down all references to the old address and replaces them with the new address. When the changes are complete, it presents you with a list of changes and gives you the option to undo any of them, if necessary. Note that COA2 does not actually move any files. It reports moves and name changes to the system." † NOTE: The PC Magazine Utility Library is now available by subscription only - $19.95 Yearly. Anchor Link DevManView License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-01-16 Version: 1.30 - Released: 2013-01-16 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7 File Size: 60 KB Portable Both 32- and 64-bit versions "DevManView is an alternative to the standard Device Manager of Windows, which displays all devices and their properties in flat table, instead of tree viewer. In addition to displaying the devices of your local computer, DevManView also allows you view the devices list of another computer on your network, as long as you have administrator access rights to this computer. DevManView can also load the devices list from external instance of Windows and disable unwanted devices. This feature can be useful if you have Windows operating system with booting problems, and you want to disable the problematic device." Anchor Link EventID.Net License: Free Online - $24 annual subscription Last Reviewed: 2010-07-10 "The Event ID database contains 9,948 event IDs and 465 event sources, with 15,596 comments provided by 3,396 contributors, 1,988 submitted events or comments pending validation. We are encouraging people to contribute to this database that will always be a work in progress! A contributor link is displayed for each comment. The access to EventID.Net information is free of charge as long as it is accessed through authorized channels. "By purchasing an EventID.Net subscription you will obtain several advantages in regards to the content available here: ♦ Notification when a certain event (that you select) is updated. ♦ Front-of-the-line processing of the events that you add to your notification list. ♦ Direct hyperlinks to the Q articles mentioned in the event comments as well as hyperlinks for automatic search for that event at Microsoft and Google Newsgroups. ♦ The events in our Events Matrix will have hyperlinks to the display page for quick access. ♦ No ad banners. ♦ Access to premium content like our Maintenance Tasks database. ♦ Access to our error codes database - a collection of error codes other than event ids. ♦ and much more." Anchor Link Ext2 IFS For Windows License: Freeware - Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2008-10-27 Version: 1.11a - Released: 2008-10-27 Windows: NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista File Size: 1.39 MB "The Ext2 Installable File System For Windows provides full access to Linux Ext2 volumes (read access and write access). This may be useful if you have installed both Windows and Linux as a dual boot environment on your computer. If you currently have Windows running and you realize that you need some files for your work which you have stored on an Ext2 volume of your Linux installation, you no longer have to shut down Windows and boot Linux! Furthermore, Windows will now be able to handle floppy disks which have been formatted with an Ext2 file system. "It installs a pure kernel mode file system driver Ext2fs.sys, which actually extends the Windows operating system to include the Ext2 file system. Since it is executed on the same software layer at the Windows NT operating system core like all of the native file system drivers of Windows (for instance NTFS, FASTFAT, or CDFS for Joliet/ISO CD-ROMs), all applications can access directly to Ext2 volumes. Ext2 volumes get drive letters (for instance G:). Files, and directories of an Ext2 volume appear in file dialogs of all applications. There is no need to copy files from or to Ext2 volumes in order to work with them." Anchor Link Extra Drive Creator Pro License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2008-08-16 Version: 7.3 - Released: 2007-09-06 Windows: NT, 2000, XP, 2003 File Size: 597 KB "Extra Drive Creator Pro is a suite of tools for creating Extra drives on your computer. Physical drives remain unchanged and are not divided into additional partitions. The program includes tools for creating Crypted drives, Virtual CD-ROMs, Virtual drives based on files, Virtual drives based on folders, RAM-drives..." Anchor Link Gizmo Drive License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-03-18 Version: 2.7.9 - Released: 2011-05-06 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7 File Size: 7.71 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible "Gizmo Drive is a virtual device simulator which allows you to create password protected hard disk images with its proprietary GDRIVE format. Gizmo Drive also supports a number of standard image formats including: ISO, VHD, BIN, IMG, NRG, CCD, MDS, and MDF. These images can be mounted to any of the 26 virtual devices made available by Gizmo Drive's virtual device driver. When an image is mounted, it appears as an actual hard drive or CD/DVD-ROM device in Windows Explorer. • Mount ISO, BIN, CUE, NRG files to a virtual CD-ROM drive • Mount VHD files, used with Microsoft Virtual PC • Mount password protected images to a virtual hard drive • Encrypt HD images using a passphrase • Protect vital files from hackers using encrypted HD images • Mount IMG files to a virtual drive • Mount and unmount files from the Windows Shell • Mount and unmount files from the command line • Support for compression and sparse HD images" Anchor Link GnuWin32 License: GNU GPL - Open Source Last Reviewed: 2010-06-16 Version: 0.6.30 - Released: 2010-06-15 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7 "The GnuWin32 project provides Win32-versions of GNU tools, or tools with a similar open source licence. The ports are native ports, that is they rely only on libraries provided with any standard 32-bits MS-Windows operating system. Native ports do not rely on some kind of Unix emulation, such as CygWin or Msys, so that there is no need to install additional emulation libraries. "The packages that have been ported, fall into six broad categories: ¤ GNU utilities: bc, bison, chess, compface, cpio, coreutils (fileutils, sh-utils, stat, textutils), diffutils, doschk, ed, findutils, flex, gawk, gdbm, gcal, gengetopt, gettext, gperf, grep, groff, gsl, gzip, hello, help2man, iconv, jwhois, less, m4, miscfiles, patch, readline, regex, rx, sed, sharutils, tar, texinfo, tree, units, unrtf, wget, which ¤ Archivers and compressors: arc, arj, bsdtar, bzip2, gzip, lha, libarchive, unzip / zip, zlib ¤ Other utilities: byacc, cpuid, cygutils, file, ntfsprogs, openssl, pcre, popt, re2c, rpl, sgrep, tree, x86info ¤ Graphics packages: asciichart, compface, gd, jpeg, jbigkit, liburt, libungif, libpng and png utilities, libwmf, netpbm, piechart, plotutils, tiff, xpm, zimg ¤ Textprocessing- and postscript-related packages: a2ps, barcode, bm2font, deroff, dvidj, enscript, freetype, grap, gri, groff, indent, libxml, nenscript, pdflib, polyglotman, psutils, scribe2latex, src-highlite, t1lib, t1utils, troff2latex, ttf2pt1, unrtf ¤ Mathematical and statistical packages: bc, calc, crypt, fdlibm, gsl, units" Anchor Link Google Drive Free and Retail Last Reviewed: 2013-04-27 Version: 1.9.4536.8202 - Released: 2013-04-27 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8 File Size: 756 KB "Google Drive. Keep everything. Share anything. Google Drive is everywhere you are—on the web, in your home, at the office and on the go. So wherever you are, your stuff is just ... there. Ready to go, ready to share. Get started with 5 GB of free space. Upgrade to 25 GB for less than $2.50 a month, and you can store practically everything for next to nothing. • Create & Collaborate: In Google Drive, you can create new documents, spreadsheets and presentations instantly. Work together at the same time, on the same doc, and see changes as they appear. • Gmail: Say goodbye to bulky email attachments. Send a link from Google Drivbe in Gmail and everyone has the same file, same version—automatically. • Google+: Your videos and pictures in Google Drive are instantly available in Google+, so you're never more than one click away from sharing with your circles. • Powerful search: Google Drive helps you get to your files faster. Search for content by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more. Google Drive can even recognize objects in your images and text in scanned documents. "And much more . . . Installation Note: "You'll get an error message if you try to download Google Drive for your Mac/PC when you don't yet have access. If you receive this error message, go to to get access to Google Drive. You have access if you see a blue Get started button in the top right of your window. It's possible that you'll need to add yourself to a waiting list for access to Google Drive. To get added to the waiting list, click the blue Notify me button in the top right of your window." Anchor Link HFS+ for Windows License: Shareware - $39.95 Last Reviewed: 2011-02-23 Version: 8.0 - Released: 2010-06-09 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7 File Size: 4.4 MB "Experience total communication between MAC and Windows with the industry's highest performing file system technology. Paragon HFS+ for Windows is the only solution that provides full read-write access to HFS+/HFSX partitions on any type of disks (APM, GPT, MBR) under most of Windows versions! "Access Mac-formatted partitions in Windows systems with the fastest and most stable HFS driver on the market. "Supported File Systems: • HFS Plus • HFSX "Supported Hard Drives and Removable Media: • Parallel ATA (IDE) HDD • Serial ATA (SATA) HDD • SCSI HDD • USB 1.x/2.0 and IEEE 1394 (FireWire) devices" Anchor Link jPortable License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-05 Version: 7_u17 - Released: 2013-03-05 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8 File Size: 3.9 MB Portable Both 32- and 64-bit versions "jPortable (formerly Java Portable) allows you to carry a full-featured Java Runtime Environment on your device. With Java on your portable device, portable apps which utilize the Java runtime environment, like LibreOffice Portable, can automatically utilize Java even if it isn't installed on the local PC. JARs can be run using our jPortable Launcher. In other words, this application will offer you the possibility to add a Java runtime environment to any portable device. "Online Installer: This installer will download Java during setup." Anchor Link jv16 PowerTools License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-30 Version: - Released: 2013-04-29 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8 File Size: 12.6 MB Requires: Email address for trial Both 32- and 64-bit compatible "jv16 PowerTools allows users to remove all traces of previously uninstalled software, to clean the computer's Windows registry for optimal performance and stability, and to fix many registry-based problems with a single mouse click. The ultra-streamlined multilingual user interface allows the software to be used in all major languages, while automatic backup and safety features make the program very safe to use. "Features in jv16 PowerTools include: ¤ AI (Artificial Intelligence) improved search features and Registry Cleaner ¤ Downloadable on-the-fly updates to the Registry Cleaner engine ¤ Expanded registry search options ¤ History/Most Recently Used Cleaner allows unwanted history items of many common applications to be flushed ¤ History Manager lets users control which web browser history items are stored on the computer, or to clear them all ¤ Cookie Manager helps organize cookies and automatically removes unwanted cookies ¤ File Cleaner function now finds many new unused files, including unused fonts" Anchor Link Keyfinder License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-01-16 Version: - Released: 2013-01-16 Windows: All File Size: 1.2 MB Portable "The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a freeware utility that retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install windows from your registry. It also has a community-updated configuration file that retrieves product keys for many other applications. Another feature is the ability to retrieve product keys from unbootable Windows installations." [ Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application: • Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system • Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system • Offers to download or install software or components (such as browser toolbars) that the program does not require to fully function be aware; Ed. ] Anchor Link MACAddressView License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-06-11 Version: 1.20 - Released: 2012-06-09 Windows: All File Size: 702 KB Portable "MACAddressView is a MAC address lookup tool that allows you to easily find the company details (company name, address, and country) according to the MAC address of a product. MACAddressView also allows you to find MAC address records according to the company name, company address, or country name. After finding the desired MAC address records, you can save them into text/xml/HTML/csv file or copy them to the clipboard and paste them into Excel or other applications. "MACAddressView doesn't send any request to a remote server, it simply uses the internal MAC addresses database stored inside the .exe file." Anchor Link MacDrive License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-01-14 Version: - Released: 2013-01-12 Windows: XP, Vista, 7 File Size: 12.8 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible "MacDrive for Windows enables PC users to open, edit, and save files on Mac disks (HFS/HFS+). You can even format Mac disks and burn Mac CDs and DVDs! MacDrive works with all your favorite programs including Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXpress, AppleWorks and many more. Access Mac disks from Windows, and try all the new features, including Mac CD and DVD burning, and Mac disk partitioning. ♦ Read, writes and formats Mac disks ♦ Burns recordable and rewritable Mac CDs and DVDs (XP/2003/2000) ♦ Works with Floppy, ZIP, Hard Drives, CD-R/RW, DVD+/-R/RW, FireWire, USB 2.0, and more ♦ Protects Mac partitions from harm by Windows disk tools (XP/2003/2000) ♦ Nothing to configure, nothing new to learn - it just works ♦ 30-day 'Love it or Return it' money-back guarantee" Anchor Link PowerPoint Viewer License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2009-06-29 Version: 6.0.2600.0 - Released: 2004-11-29 Windows: 98, Me, 2000, XP, 2003 File Size: 1.9 MB "PowerPoint Viewer 2003 lets you view full-featured presentations created in PowerPoint 97 and later versions. This viewer also supports opening password-protected Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. You can view and print presentations, but you cannot edit them in the PowerPoint Viewer 2003." Anchor Link PsTools License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-06-09 Published: 2012-06-06 Windows: XP, 2003, and higher File Size: 1.3 MB "The Windows NT and Windows 2000 Resource Kits come with a number of command line tools that help you administer your Windows NT/2K systems. Over time, I've grown a collection of similar tools, including some not included in the Resource Kits. What sets these tools apart is that they all allow you to manage remote systems as well as the local one. The first tool in the suite was PsList, a tool that lets you view detailed information about processes, and the suite is continually growing. The 'Ps' prefix in PsList relates to the fact that the standard UNIX process listing command-line tool is named 'ps', so I've adopted this prefix for all the tools in order to tie them together into a suite of tools named PsTools. "The tools included in the PsTools suite, which are downloadable individually or as a package, are: ¤ PsExec - Execute processes remotely ¤ PsFile - shows files opened remotely ¤ PsGetSid - display the SID of a computer or a user ¤ PsKill - kill processes by name or process ID ¤ PsInfo - list information about a system ¤ PsList - list detailed information about processes ¤ PsLoggedOn - see who's logged on locally and via resource sharing (source included) ¤ PsLogList - dump event log records ¤ PsPasswd - changes account passwords ¤ PsService - view and control services ¤ PsShutdown - shuts down and optionally reboots a computer ¤ PsSuspend - suspends processes "The PsTools download package includes an HTML help file with complete usage information for all the tools." Anchor Link PureSync Personal License: Free for Personal Use Last Reviewed: 2013-05-02 Version: - Released: 2013-05-01 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8 File Size: 9 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible "Synchronize files and folders, backup files, copy files from a digital camera to your computer with ease. Features: • With preview of what is synchronized, many filters, FTP and network drives supported such as \\server\folder. • Can copy open/locked files (only Windows XP, planned for Vista). • A setup wizard helps to easily start a new synchronization or backup. • Backups can be encrypted and/or zipped (compressed). • A synchronization can be started automatically; e.g., when a USB drive or digital camera is plugged in or a file has been modified. • Support server paths and detection of conflicts. • User interface and help in English and German." Anchor Link Returnil System Safe License: Free for private use Last Reviewed: 2011-04-06 Version: 3.2.12018 - Released: 2011-07-06 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7 File Size: 37.4 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible "Returnil System Safe (formerly Returnil Virtual System) enables you to run a temporary copy of your operating system in memory or from a disk cache partition, and automatically undo all changes made to your system partition once you reboot the computer. The program allows you to install and test new software or system configurations and then simply reboot to restore your original system. Any files that you want to save permanently while the protection is active, should be saved on a separate partition or drive - otherwise they will be lost after reboot. In addition, Returnil System Safe also comes with an integrated anti-virus and malware scanner that can provide (basic) protection from malicious software in real-time. This free version has limited features and is available for non commercial home use only." Anchor Link Sandboxie License: Free for non-commercial use Last Reviewed: 2012-12-17 Version: 3.76 - Released: 2012-12-16 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8 File Size: 2.4 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible "Unlike spyware removal tools, which can identify and remove the parasites they know about after they have infiltrated your system, Sandboxie takes a more pro-active approach to ensure the integrity of your computer system. This is accomplished by isolating and quarantining changes to your computer system as they occur, rather than after the fact. "When you run a program under the control of Sandboxie — this is termed 'sandboxing a program' — any changes that should have been made in your system are instead recorded in the sandbox. The sandbox is a special folder in your hard disk that keeps all these changes. Sandboxie may have been designed with Internet Explorer in mind, but it now works just as well with other browsers. Use the Run Default Browser action in Sandboxie Control to launch your default system browser." Anchor Link Sun Java Runtime Environment 7 License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-17 Version: 1.7.0_u21-b11 - Released: 2013-04-16 Windows: XP, Vista, 7 File Size: 30.1 MB "Java software allows you to run applications called applets that are written in the Java programming language. These applets allow you to play online games, chat with people around the world, calculate your mortgage interest, and view images in 3D. Corporations also use applets for intranet applications and e-business solutions. The J2SE Java Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications." [ The setup program may include a toolbar which does not have to be installed to use the software; Ed. ] Anchor Link Synchronize Multiple Folders License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-02-05 Version: 4.1.307.0 - Released: 2013-01-31 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista, 7 File Size: 2.4 MB Requires: IE 6.0 or later "Horodruin is a tool to synchronize 2 or more folders at once. It provides several filtering options based on file masks, access rights and more. Unlike many other folder synchronizers, it does not use a specified target folder but synchronizes folders among each other and you can limit copy actions with use of the masks or access rights. It has the following key features: ¤ multiple folder handling (2 or more). ¤ the folder analysis can be modified on your needs. ¤ multithreaded. ¤ configurable. You can easily integrate it with a text editor, a hex editor, and a diff viewer. ¤ minimal registry usage (only for Explorer integration). ¤ small, fast, and clean. ¤ HTML Help included." Anchor Link SysExporter License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-11-14 Version: 1.61 - Released: 2012-11-14 Windows: NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista File Size: 43 KB Both 32- and 64-bit versions "SysExporter utility allows you to grab the data stored in standard list-views, list boxes, and combo boxes from almost any application running on your system, and export it to text, HTML or XML file. Here's some examples for data that you can export with SysExporter: ¤ The files list inside archive file (.zip, .rar, and so on) as displayed by WinZip or 7-Zip File Manager. ¤ The files list inside a folder. ¤ The event log of Windows. ¤ The list of emails in Outlook Express. ¤ The Registry values displayed in the right pane of the Registry Editor. ¤ The Registry values displayed in the right pane of the Registry Editor.The data displayed by SysInternals utilities (Registry Monitor, File Monitor, Process Explorer, and others.) "On Windows 9x and Windows ME, SysExporter can only export data from combo boxes and list boxes controls, but not from list-view controls. This utility is a standalone executable, so it doesn't require any installation process or additional DLLs. Just run the executable (sysexp.exe) and start using it." Anchor Link Sysinternals Suite Stanley's Pick License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-28 Updated: 2013-03-27 Windows: All File Size: 12.8 MB "The Sysinternals Troubleshooting Utilities have been rolled up into a single Suite of tools. This file contains the individual troubleshooting tools and help files. It does not contain non-troubleshooting tools like the BSOD Screen Saver or NotMyFault. "The Suite is a bundling of the following selected Sysinternals Utilities. Some of the tools are: AccessChk AccessEnum AdExplorer AdRestore Autologon Autoruns BgInfo CacheSet ClockRes Contig Coreinfo Ctrl2Cap DebugView Desktops Disk2vhd DiskExt DiskMon DiskView Disk Usage EFSDump Handle Hex2dec Junction LDMDump ListDLLs LiveKd LoadOrder LogonSessions NTFSInfo PageDefrag PendMoves PipeList PortMon ProcDump ProcessExplorer Process Monitor ProcFeatures PsExec PsFile PsGetSid PsInfo PsKill PsList PsLoggedOn PsLogList PsPasswd PsService PsShutdown PsSuspend RAMMap RegDelNull RegJump RootkitRevealer SDelete ShareEnum ShellRunas SigCheck Streams Strings Sync TCPView VMMap VolumeID WhoIs WinObj ZoomIt Anchor Link System Explorer License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-05-09 Version: 4.2.1 - Released: 2013-05-07 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8 File Size: 1.96 MB Portable version available on-site "SystemExplorer shows detailed infromation about Processes, Startups, Explorer, IE Addons, Uninstallers, Services, Drivers, Connections and Opened Files. Features: • Action History for monitoring processes activities • Making of Registry and Files snapshots for easy comparing of system changes • Result of comparation is displayed in tree view and text list • Can be used for analysation of product installers/uninstallers (like Total Uninstall) • Performance graphs for monitoring usage of system resources in time • Easy check of suspicious files via VirusTotal • Easy search details about file/process via online databases • Easy access to System Utilities "System Explorer is available in two major distributions. Installer version: This contains an installation wizard which will help you to easily install and setup System Explorer on your system. Portable version: Is one zip file containing all the necessary files. The Portable version can be extracted to any directory, flash disk, burn to CD/DVD. Portable version runs in special mode and the default install does not leave any footprints on operating system." Anchor Link TrayOS License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-03-18 Version: 1.8.27 - Released: 2011-09-21 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7 File Size: 619 KB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible "TrayOS is the perfect solution for those who frequently use Google's applications and want to have quick and easy access to them. Using this program gives you similar features to using Google's upcoming ChromeOS. The difference is that TrayOS works within the Windows environment so you can still enjoy many of its features without having to worry about using a different OS. Features include: quick access to all the Google products that you use such as access to your mail, Google documents, chat and pictures. In addition, it also allows you to work more efficiently with Google's web development and advertising tools such as Analytics, Translator, Adsense and Adwords." Anchor Link UltraMon License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-12-26 Version: 3.2.2 - Released: 2012-12-25 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8 File Size: 2.2 MB Both 32- and 64-bit versions "UltraMon is a utility for multi-monitor systems, designed to increase productivity and unlock the full potential of multiple monitors. It allows you to efficiently move windows and maximize windows across the desktop, manage more applications with the Smart Taskbar and control application positioning with UltraMon Shortcuts. In addition, it offers multi-monitor support for desktop wallpapers and screen savers and can mirror your main monitor (or a portion of it) to secondary monitors for a presentation." Anchor Link Vbs To Exe License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-03-05 Version: - Released: 2008-05-25 Windows: NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista File Size: 15 KB "VbsToExe is a command line application that converts VBScript files into an executables. The created program executes the VBScript-code from memory using Ms-ScriptControl. It hides the conent of the VBScript-file and optionally protects them with a password." Anchor Link Virtual Drive Creator License: Basic is free - Pro is Shareware Last Reviewed: 2010-09-10 Version: 3.0.1 - Released: 2009-10-07 Windows: All File Size: 1.2 MB "Virtual Drive Creator allows you to create virtual drives, that are really only a folder but appear and act as if they were an additional hard drive. The program is easy and simple to use: Just enter the drive letter to create and the folder to substitute and click OK to create the virtual drive. To remove a virtual drive, enter the Drive Letter and Click the Remove Virtual Drive button. "They only difference between the basic and Pro versions is the Pro version will offer the option to make the virtual drive permanent and the basic version will test your system to see if it is capable of performing the required instruction to make the virtual drive permanent." Anchor Link Virtual Machine Creator License: Free Online Last Reviewed: 2010-03-27 "EasyVMX! is the simple and failsafe way to create complete virtual machines for VMware Player on the web. Install any Windows, Linux, BSD or Solaris, and test live-CDs in a safe environment. All you need to do is fill in the four green fields in the form below, and click Create Virtual Machine. The other fields are for customization of your config file. See the tutorial for more info. It is perfectly safe to go with the defaults." Anchor Link VirtualBox License: GNU GPL - Open Source Last Reviewed: 2013-04-09 Version: - Released: 2013-04-12 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8 File Size: 94.5 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible "VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). "Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and OpenSolaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including, but not limited to, Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4 and 2.6), Solaris and OpenSolaris, and OpenBSD. "VirtualBox is being actively developed with frequent releases and has an ever growing list of features, supported guest operating systems and platforms it runs on. VirtualBox is a community effort backed by a dedicated company: everyone is encouraged to contribute while Sun ensures the product always meets professional quality criteria." Anchor Link VMware Player License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-11 Version: - Released: 2013-03-08 Windows: All File Size: 75.8 MB "VMware Player is a program which allows you to run multiple virtual machines on your operating system and easily juggle them. For example, you can have Windows XP installed on top of your Windows 7. The user interface of the application is standard. You can create a new virtual machine, which is added at the top of your library. "VMware Player is ideal for safely evaluating pre-built application environments, beta software, or other software distributed in virtual machines. With VMware Player, anyone can easily experience the benefits of preconfigured products rapidly without any installation or configuration hassles." Anchor Link VMware Workstation License: Shareware - $169.50 Last Reviewed: 2013-03-11 Version: - Released: 2013-03-08 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8 File Size: 429 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible "VMware Workstation is powerful desktop virtualization software for software developers/testers and enterprise IT professionals that runs multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single PC. Users can run Windows, Linux, NetWare, or Solaris x86 in fully networked, portable virtual machines - no rebooting or hard drive partitioning required. VMware Workstation delivers excellent performance and advanced features such as memory optimization and the ability to manage multi-tier configurations and multiple snapshots." Anchor Link vSubst License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2010-03-28 Version: - Released: 2010-03-28 Windows: 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 File Size: 17 KB Create Virtual Drives "vSubst is a small tool that allows you to create drive-letters for any folder on your hard disk. For example, you can take folder X and make it look and feel as if it was Drive X. This can be very useful if you need to simulate certain environments or want to create a virtual CD drive. There are certain restrictions, you obviously cannot defrag or format the folder as if it was a real drive, but other than that, Windows thinks it's the 'real thing'. You can choose to create the drives temporarily or permanently." Anchor Link Windows System Control Center License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-13 Version: - Released: 2013-04-12 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 2012, 8 File Size: 1.4 MB Portable version available on-site Both 32- and 64-bit compatible "WSCC is a free, portable program that allows you to view, execute and organize the utilities from various system utility suites. WSCC is only an interface, you need to download and install the utilities separately. Alternatively, WSCC can use the http protocol to download and run the programs. WSCC uses the included WSCC Console to execute command line applications. "WSCC is portable, installation is not required. Extract the content of the downloaded zip archive to any directory on your computer. This edition of WSCC supports the following utility suites: • Windows Sysinternals Suite (including support for Sysinternals Live service) • NirSoft Utilities" Anchor Link Wine Development HQ License: GNU GPL - Open Source Last Reviewed: 2012-07-04 Version: 1.4.1 - Released: 2012-07-03 OS: Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Solaris "Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Win API on top of X, OpenGL, and Unix. Think of Wine as a compatibility layer for running Windows programs. Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely free alternative implementation of the Windows API consisting of 100% non-Microsoft code, however Wine can optionally use native Windows DLLs if they are available. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows source code to Unix as well as a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows programs to run on x86-based Unixes, including Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and Solaris. "Wine is still under active development. Not every program works yet, however there are already several million people using Wine to run their software."