Apps I run


‘Thumb Drive Utils’

Although I run them from a CD, just in case a virus infects the thumb drive!

Also on the CD I have a few install programs:

Other useful little utilities:

Cross-platform Utilities

Apps I should try out

XP

Vista

Linux

Other

Nice Utils for Thumb Drives

  • dirsync
  • tcpview
  • smartsniff
  • regmon
  • pspad
  • siw – System Information for Windows
  • bear / gear? – GREP for windows
  • netcat
  • truecrypt
  • portable firefox
  • vidala – portable tor
  • putty
  • cygwin
  • Clonezilla
  • Ghost
  • NTFS Clone on some distros
  • PING – Part Image Not Ghost

Disk Error

  • chkdsk
  • fixboot
  • fixmbr

(those two are from windows CD)

  • NTFSfix
  • If physical errors -> ddrescue

Also there is dd_rescue

  • gparted for patitions (space selects options)
  • ubcd to ccheck it works

Util CDs

  • mhdd
  • testdisks

Forensics

  • sleuthkit
  • photorecord

Other to look at

To sort and add (being lazy, no links just the text)
  • http://www.pendriveapps.com/diskdigger-undelete-deleted-files/
  • http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/6086/remove-garbage-software-from-your-new-or-old-computer/
  • http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/10/30/paragon-backup-and-recovery-10-is-a-great-free-imaging-and-partiti/
  • http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/10/23/ninite-install-multiple-popular-free-apps-on-windows/
  • http://www.technibble.com/beep-codes-viewer-quickly-look-up-what-beep-codes-mean/
  • http://www.pheedcontent.com/click.phdo?i=f5fe33a84312ff241c6fb3ebf31274f4
  • http://feeds.4sysops.com/~r/4sysops/~3/WqRygJOMf5I/
  • http://www.pheedcontent.com/click.phdo?i=0d802c4e771eed427979efe45106ac18
  • http://www.pheedcontent.com/click.phdo?i=e0b04cfbdb5a0ce6f840b7451f35b997
  • http://www.pheedcontent.com/click.phdo?i=3182cc0912cc67e84dfb111da00d6026
  • http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/lifehacker/full/~3/aZOReuH3ZCU/edit-the-windows-registry-from-a-linux-thumb-drive
  • http://lifehacker.com/5583307/top-10-usb-thumb-drive-tricks-2010-edition
  • http://www.pendriveapps.com/iobit-toolbox-portable-pc-tool-kit/
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X2x
  • http://code.google.com/p/synergy-plus/
  • http://4sysops.com/archives/free-useful-online-tools-for-it-pros/
  • http://portableapps.com/apps/security/spybot_portable
  • http://4sysops.com/archives/free-xinorbis-disk-analyzer/
  • http://portableapps.com/news/2010-12-21_-_smart_defrag_portable_1.5
  • http://4sysops.com/archives/free-bleachbit-free-disk-space-and-delete-internet-history/
  • http://4sysops.com/archives/free-xirrus-wi-fi-inspector-search-and-troubleshoot-wi-fi-connections/
  • http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/38889/how-to-use-the-avira-rescue-cd-to-clean-your-infected-pc/
  • http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/36677/how-to-use-the-bitdefender-rescue-cd-to-clean-your-infected-pc/
  • http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/36403/how-to-use-the-kaspersky-rescue-disk-to-clean-your-infected-pc/
  • http://portableapps.com/news/2010-12-15_-_pchat_portable_1.4
  • http://4sysops.com/archives/free-logfusion-log-file-monitoring-in-real-time/
  • http://4sysops.com/archives/free-hoverip-gui-for-ipconfig-nslookup-routing-table-ping-traceroute-port-scanning/

Hijackthis

Previously on this list but now removed:

  • JKDefrag Portable – help speed up the PC.  Yes it’s now called MyDefrag or something but it went to closed source :(