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"Must have" - tools and programs

Discussion in 'NON-Unreal Tournament Forum' started by Bart, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. Bart

    Bart Mister Mediocre

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    AntiVirus
    Avira Antivir - including real time protection. >99% detection rate
    AVG Antivirus - including real time protection
    Rising Antivirus - including real time protection, Emailcheck, Office check, and much much more

    AntiSpyware / AntiSpam
    AD-Aware SE Personal - Finds Spyware on your computer
    Spybot Search & Destroy - Finds Spyware on your computer and can immunize your system
    Hijackthis - search and find any evil services running on your machine.
    Spampal - free mail classification software. The latest betas use a transparent proxy to classify your incoming mail

    Software Firewalls:
    Kerio Software Firewall

    Analysing / Systemtools
    ProcessExplorer - replacement for taskmanager
    PRIO - replacement/addon for taskmanager
    TCPView - sees all active Connections and their status
    AIDA32 - Useful for reporting entire system info to html (hardware, drivers, software etc)
    CoreTemp - Shows the temperatur of cpu cores
    CPU-Z - Shows many information about CPU, Mainboard and RAM
    GPU-Z - Shows many information about the graphiccard
    WinUpdatelist - Shows every Windowsupdate. Also lists the place and more information about any selected update
    SiSoft Sandra - Informating, testing and benchmarking tool

    Harddisks
    HDTune - Benchmark your Harddisk and see SMART attributes
    DiskCheckUp - monitor the SMART attributes of your harddisk
    Partition Magic - split your harddisk into partitions
    JDiskReport - Statistics about your folders and files

    Tweaking / optimizing utilities
    XP-Antispy - disables Windows spy and other annoying functions (like ballon tips, etc)
    CCleaner - tidy up your registry
    Regseeker - tidy up your registry
    StartupCPL - Disable Startup programs and config registrykeys easier
    CD-Bremse - Slowdown your CD/DVD spinning speed = makes your optical drives more silent
    Autohotkey - create your own windows hotkeys and bind them

    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Opera - some say it's saver than Firefox
    Toolbarcop - remove unwanted toolbands / toolicons and addons

    Video / Audio / Picture / Media
    VLC-Player -it is able to play almost every mediafile (almost all codecs are included).
    Subtitle Workshop - freeware subtitle editing tool
    ViPlay3 - Mediaplayer
    SUPER - universal mediaplayer
    DVD Flick - powerful DVD Authoring tool
    VirtualDub - for video editing
    SubEdit Player - Movieplayer and Subtitle editor
    IrfanView - batch-convert, batch-resize or just simply view all kind of images
    Paint.NET - easy and comfortable photo-editor (even possible to add plugins)
    Orbit Downloader - grab all sorts of streaming videos from the internet
    ConvertXtoDVD - convert your movie files to a compatible DVD playable on any home DVD player
    CBMC Media Center - free Media Center for Win/Mac/Linux


    Burning / Imaging / Mounting
    Deamon-Tools - virtual drives. You can mount images (*.img, *.iso, etc) to driveletters
    burrrn - small burn program
    ImgBurn - easily burn images on media or create images out of media.

    Voice communication
    Teamspeak Overlay - Addon for teamspeak with it you can see who's speaking

    Misc / other programs
    7zip - open source file archiver. It can handle RARs, ZIPs and more
    Foxit Reader - can show PDF-documents. Faster than any other PDF-viewer with the function to convert text.
    cutepdf - free pdf converter. Save your documents into PDF
    LuckiDIPS - Save the position of your icons on your desktops
    UltraVNC - remote desktop
    WinSnap - make and edit screenshots and configure the way how they are made
    Password utilities - Recover lost/forgotten passwords
    Ophcrack - Windows password cracker
    DAMN-NFO-Viewer - let you view NFO files properly
    UnFREEze - create own animated GIF-files
    Metapad - replacement for MS notepad
    Notepad++ - replacement for MS notepad
    Notebook Hardware Control - control the hardware and system power management, increasy battery lifetime
    WinSCP. Data transfer (FTP; SFTP, SCP, SSH and even a text editor)
     
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  2. Shinon`

    Shinon` 19x sshot!

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    McAfee ftw is the only thing i have to say ;)
     
  3. Ðeadßoy

    Ðeadßoy Son!c Reducer

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  4. pykenike

    pykenike Pykenike@remunj.nl

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    http://cdbremse.dyndns.org/CDBremse146.exe gives you the posibilety to let your cd's run less fast (very good if you use it at night to prevent noise)

    http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/download.php?mode=Download&id=81 Virtual cd drive.

    http://dl.hageltech.com/DUMeter-Install.exe (shareware) let's you see how much you upload and download.

    http://mbm.livewiredev.com/download.html how hot is your pc?

    http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Partition-Magic-Download-2118.html can split your harddrive in more drives.

    http://www.sisoftware.co.uk/index.html?dir=&location=downandbuy&langx=en&a= for benchmarks and so on.
     
  5. Mushroomhead

    Mushroomhead I'm so sorry I made a mistake!!

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  6. -CrackKing-

    -CrackKing- Suprise, cockfags!

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  7. Rich

    Rich Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted

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  8. Quasi^

    Quasi^ Me.

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    Don't need anti-virus, anti-spyware or firewall... soooo...

    vim: code/text editor
    k3b: cd burner
    xripper: cd ripper
    openoffice: what it says on the tin
    firefox: ditto
    mrxvt: tabbed terminal (dunno if you can count that but i use it every day)
    mutt: email
    slrn: news reader
    gaim: chat prog
    bitchx: irc
    the gimp: image proggy
    3ddesk+brightside: makes 3d desktop switching :cool:
    wine: for playing windows games in linux
    xine: multimedia/dvd player
    xmms: mp3/ogg etc player

    and when i do need to use windows its because of:

    wotgreal: unreal script editor/compiler/ide


    sorry about lack of links but most of these are installed for free with linux anyway
     
  9. Ðeadßoy

    Ðeadßoy Son!c Reducer

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    Imgburn is a must (updated DvDdycrpter)

    http://www.imgburn.com/

    Foxit pdf reader (small install about 2mb unlike that adobe bloatware)

    http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php

    Real Alternative
    You do need a player that is capable of playing RealMedia. The included Media Player Classic supports it and works very well. Supported: RealAudio (.ra .rpm), RealMedia (.rm .ram .rmvb .rpx .smi .smil), RealText (.rt), ReadPix (.rp), RealMedia embedded in webpages. .smi and .smil files sometimes only play the first part of a clip. This is a limitation of the current Media Player Classic. The RealMedia Browser plugin supports Internet Explorer, Opera, Netscape and Mozilla.

    Some advantages compared to RealPlayer :

    - Quick and easy install
    - It's easy to make an unattended installation
    - Proper uninstallation
    - No background processes
    - Use a player of your own choice
    - Low on resources
    - No advertising, no registration forms, nothing annoying


    http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Real_Alternative.htm

    QuickTime Alternative

    As a bonus, Internet Explorer will play all QuickTime movies that are embedded in a webpage. You do need a media player that is capable of playing QuickTime files. The included Media Player Classic supports it and works very well. The QuickTime Browser plugin supports Internet Explorer, Opera, Netscape and Mozilla. The QuickTime plugins include iPIX and QuickTimeVR.

    Some advantages compared to QuickTime player :

    - Quick and easy install
    - It's easy to make an unattended installation
    - No background processes
    - Use a player of your own choice
    - Low on resources
    - Smaller size


    http://www.free-codecs.com/download/QuickTime_Alternative.htm

    xp-AntiSpy

    The xp-AntiSpy is a little utility that lets you disable some built-in update and authentication 'features' in WindowsXP.
    For example, there's a service running in the background which is called 'Automatic Updates'. I don't know what this service transfers from my machine to other machines on the internet, especially the MS ones. So I play it safe and disable such functions. If you like, you can even disable these functions manually, by going through the System and checking or unchecking some checkboxes. This will take you approximately half an hour. But why wast time when a little neat utility can do the same in 1 minute? This utility was successfully tested by lots of users, and was found to disable all the known 'Suspicious' Functions in WindowsXP. It's customiseable, but comes up with the Default settings, which are recommended

    http://www.xp-antispy.org/
     
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  10. Quasi^

    Quasi^ Me.

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    Careful where you d/l media player classic from - I once got it + a virus.
     
  11. Ðeadßoy

    Ðeadßoy Son!c Reducer

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    those include media player classic and are safe
     
  12. Martz

    Martz Staff Member

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    Good thread, please keep on adding.
     
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    SysInfo:-
    http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/AIDA32/aida32.html - Useful for reporting entire system info to html (hardware, drivers, software etc).

    Remote desktop:-
    http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/ - Supports MS & Domain logins

    IE Hell:-
    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/toolbarcop.html - Remove unwanted addons / toolbars from IE which can't be removed using conventional methods.

    AntiSpam:-
    http://www.spampal.org/ - Fantastic free mail classification software. The latest betas use a transparent proxy to classify your incoming mail, so no need to bounce the connection through it manually (which causes problems with some mail providers).

    SysInternals:- I can recommend every single tool on this site; absolutely fantastic, here's some of the more used ones...
    http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/PsTools.html - Some very useful command line process tools.
    http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/BgInfo.html - Display system info as a part of your backdrop
    http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Autoruns.html - Display & amend every single component started with Windows
    http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/ProcessExplorer.html - Awesome replacement to MS Task Manager
    http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/RootkitRevealer.html - The original RKR

    NirSoft:- Again some fantastic freeware tools...
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/index.html#password_utils - Recover lost/forgotten passwords from mutliple applications.
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wul.html - View currently installed Windows Updates, components and info links.
     
  15. RighteousFury

    RighteousFury Davion Assault Guard

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    spybot search and destroy also a pretty good addition to adaware SE ... together they hardly miss anything
     
  16. Lex_Mortis

    Lex_Mortis Not here

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    This post will prolly be labeled as a trolling, I'll atleast try to be an educted troll or so.. so here goes anyway..

    When it comes to alternatives to IE, most people instantly shout (and prolly only know) Firefox.
    While the idea of alternatives to IE are nice, the alternative should be a decent product.
    Sadly Firefox isnt, see here: 611 Defects, 71 Vulnerabilities Found In Firefox
    Besides from the above mentioned link with a shitload of problems, imo after testing Firefox myself it's lacking features aswell. Surely this can be boosted by plugins and what-not, but that's resulting in probably more defects and vulnerabilities. Not to mention the increase in the already big memory-usage.

    For the people who are interested in an alternative to IE and/or Firefox, give Opera a decent and fair chance.
     
  17. Bart

    Bart Mister Mediocre

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    When you change your resolution Windows reorganize the desktop icons. If you've many Icons that can be annoying.
    That's why LuckyDips is such a handy program.
    It saves all iconpositions on your desktop.

    (just found the german version)
     
  18. Ðeadßoy

    Ðeadßoy Son!c Reducer

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    In Windows 9x/NT4/2000/ME/XP/2003 you can lock down the position of your Desktop icons using a couple of files from the MS Windows NT 4.0 Resource Kit (RK) [5 KB, free]

    Place Layout.dll in %windir%\System (Win95/98/ME) or %windir%\System32 (WinNT/2000/XP/2003) and then double-click on Layout.reg.

    From now on, whenever you right-click on the "Recycle Bin" or "My Computer" icons, you can see a new option: "Save [or Restore] Desktop Icon Layout".

    http://www.pcnineoneone.com/tweaks/layout.zip
     
  19. Ðeadßoy

    Ðeadßoy Son!c Reducer

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    Some nice free products here

    http://www.urusoft.net/products.php?lang=1



    ViPlay3


    http://www.urusoft.net/products.php?cat=vp3&lang=1

    ViPlay3 is the new version of ViPlay. Up to now it has been closed source, but we have decided to release it's source code so as to achieve the greatness that only an Open Source Community can give to it!

    Project Page...


    Features:
    Support for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP
    Enhanced Subtitles engine supporting 61 formats
    Freeware!
    Current supported subtitles:
    Advanced SubStation Alpha (*.ass)
    AQTitle (*.aqt)
    Captions 32 (*.txt)
    Captions DAT (*.dat)
    Captions DAT Text (*.dat)
    Captions Inc. (*.txt)
    Cheetah (*.asc)
    CPC-600 (*.txt)
    DKS Subtitle Format (*.dks)
    DVD Junior (*.txt)
    DVD Subtitle System (*.txt)
    DVDSubtitle (*.sub)
    FAB Subtitler (*.txt)
    IAuthor Script (*.txt)
    Inscriber CG (*.txt)
    JACOSub 2.7+ (*.jss; *.js)
    Karaoke Lyrics LRC (*.lrc)
    Karaoke Lyrics VKT (*.vkt)
    KoalaPlayer (*.txt) (equal to one of the variations of TMPlayer)
    MAC DVD Studio Pro (*.txt)
    MacSUB (*.scr)
    MicroDVD (*.sub)
    MPlayer (*.mpl)
    MPlayer2 (*.mpl)
    MPSub (*.sub)
    OVR Script (*.ovr)
    Panimator (*.pan)
    Philips SVCD Designer (*.sub)
    Phoenix Japanimation Society (*.pjs)
    Pinnacle Impression (*.txt)
    PowerDivX (*.psb)
    PowerPixel (*.txt)
    QuickTime Text (*.txt)
    RealTime (*.rt)
    SAMI Captioning (*.smi)
    Sasami Script (*.s2k)
    SBT (*.sbt)
    Scantitle (*.890)
    Sofni (*.sub)
    Softitler RTF (*.rtf)
    SonicDVD Creator (*.sub)
    Sonic Scenarist (*.sst)
    Spruce DVDMaestro (*.son)
    Spruce Subtitle File (*.stl)
    Stream SubText Player (*.sst)
    Stream SubText Script (*.ssts)
    SubCreator 1.x (*.txt)
    SubRip (*.srt)
    SubSonic (*.sub)
    SubStation Alpha (*.ssa)
    SubViewer 1.0 (*.sub)
    SubViewer 2.0 (*.sub)
    TMPlayer (*.txt) (five different variations)
    Turbo Titler (*.txt)
    Ulead DVD Workshop 2.0 (*.txt)
    ViPlay Subtitle File (*.vsf)
    ZeroG (*.zeg)

    Subtitle Workshop

    http://www.urusoft.net/products.php?cat=sw&lang=1

    Subtitle Workshop is the most complete, efficient and convenient freeware subtitle editing tool. It supports all the subtitle formats you need and has all the features you would want from a subtitle editing program. Subtitle Workshop makes subtitle creating/editing/converting tasks almost a pleasure, the amicable and intuitive interface mixes easy to access menus & must have features with advanced functions and a remarkable speed and stability, drastically reducing subtitle editing time. It includes spell check function and an advanced video preview feature which will ease the task even more. The best choice for the beginner, expert or the fansubber. Have a try, and you'll forget the rest!
     
  20. Ðeadßoy

    Ðeadßoy Son!c Reducer

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    Paint.NET is free image editing and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.
    It started development as an undergraduate college senior design project mentored by Microsoft, and is currently being maintained by some of the alumni that originally worked on it. Originally intended as a free replacement for the MS Paint software that comes with Windows, it has grown into a powerful yet simple tool for photo and image editing.
    The programming language used to create Paint.NET is C#, with a small amount of C++ for installation and shell-integration related functionality.



    http://getpaint.net/index2.html

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    Plugins here

    http://paintdotnet.12.forumer.com/viewforum.php?f=16