Thursday, May 17, 2012

Free Windows Utilities

7-Zip - File Compression

Unpack almost any format
High compression ratio
AES-256 Encryption
Shell integration

AVG Free - Anti-Virus

Virus and spyware protection 

Audacity - Audio Editor and Recorder

Records audio, edits multiple formats such as Ogg, Vorbis, MP3, WAV and AIFF 

CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning

Cleans registry and temporary files 

DAEMON Tools Lite - Optical Drive Emulation

Mounts ISOs as if they were actual disks

Eraser - Secure File Deletion

Securely erases files, folder, and disks 

InfraRecorder - Disk Burning

Burns CDs/DVDs
Dual-layer DVD support
Records ISO and BIN/CUE images 

inSSIDer - Wireless Network Detection

Detects and graphs wifi signals
Shows detailed information about access points
Can export wifi and GPS data to google earth 

NirSoft - Collection of Password Recovery Utilities

Many different utilities for recovering passwords from instant messengers,
mail clients, IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, network shares, router configuration files, PSTs, wireless zero config, RDP, VNC, etc. 

Notepad++ - Text Editing and Coding

Tabbed interface
Syntax highlighting for many different programming languages - Advanced Image and Photo Editing

Photo editor with advanced features

PuTTY - Telnet/SSH Client 

Recuva - File Recovery

Recover deleted files

Speccy - System Information

Comprehensive system hardware information tool

SumatraPDF - PDF Reader

PDF, ePub, MOBI, CHM, XPS, DjVu, CBZ, and CBR reader

SyncToy - Backup and Folder Sync

Synchronize files and folders
Scheduling, one-way, and two-way sync

Sysinternals - Suite of Windows-Specific Tools

Massive collection of utilities

TreeSize Free - Disk Space Tool

Visualize disk space utilization
Quickly find out what's eating up disk space

Universal Extractor - Compressed File Extractor

Extract any type of file or installer

VLC - Media Player

Play any media format

Wireshark - Packet Capture and Analysis

Capture live packets as the travel across the network
Highlighting and filtering
Analyze packet capture files

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