Thursday, May 17, 2012

Free Windows Utilities

7-Zip - File Compression

Unpack almost any format
High compression ratio
AES-256 Encryption
Shell integration
http://www.7-zip.org/download.html
 

AVG Free - Anti-Virus

Virus and spyware protection
http://free.avg.com/us-en/free-antivirus-download 

Audacity - Audio Editor and Recorder

Records audio, edits multiple formats such as Ogg, Vorbis, MP3, WAV and AIFF
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/ 

CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning

Cleans registry and temporary files
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download/standard 

DAEMON Tools Lite - Optical Drive Emulation

Mounts ISOs as if they were actual disks
http://www.disc-tools.com/download/daemon

Eraser - Secure File Deletion

Securely erases files, folder, and disks
http://eraser.heidi.ie/download.php 

InfraRecorder - Disk Burning

Burns CDs/DVDs
Dual-layer DVD support
Records ISO and BIN/CUE images
http://infrarecorder.org/?page_id=5 

inSSIDer - Wireless Network Detection

Detects and graphs wifi signals
Shows detailed information about access points
Can export wifi and GPS data to google earth
http://www.metageek.net/support/downloads/ 

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.
http://www.nirsoft.net/password_recovery_tools.html 

Notepad++ - Text Editing and Coding

Tabbed interface
Syntax highlighting for many different programming languages
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/v6.1.2.html 

paint.net - Advanced Image and Photo Editing

Photo editor with advanced features
Photoshop-like
http://www.getpaint.net/

PuTTY - Telnet/SSH Client

http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html 

Recuva - File Recovery

Recover deleted files
http://www.piriform.com/recuva

Speccy - System Information

Comprehensive system hardware information tool
http://www.piriform.com/speccy

SumatraPDF - PDF Reader

PDF, ePub, MOBI, CHM, XPS, DjVu, CBZ, and CBR reader
http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/download-free-pdf-viewer.html

SyncToy - Backup and Folder Sync

Synchronize files and folders
Scheduling, one-way, and two-way sync
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15155

Sysinternals - Suite of Windows-Specific Tools

Massive collection of utilities
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb545027

TreeSize Free - Disk Space Tool

Visualize disk space utilization
Quickly find out what's eating up disk space
http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/

Universal Extractor - Compressed File Extractor

Extract any type of file or installer
http://legroom.net/software/uniextract

VLC - Media Player

Play any media format
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

Wireshark - Packet Capture and Analysis

Capture live packets as the travel across the network
Highlighting and filtering
Analyze packet capture files
http://www.wireshark.org/

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