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Run 57 Free PC Repair Apps From Your Flash Drive

Comp tech Are you a computer tech wannabe? Are you the goto guy for your neighbors, club, or social circle when computers are on the fritz?

If you answered “yes”, then the Australian website Technibble has a great free offer you should consider.

Technibble describes itself as “a resource for computer technicians who are looking to start their own computer business or improve their existing one. Technibble also provides an amazing place for technicians to help other technicians via our forums”.

The site has compiled an impressive array of free geeky tools for diagnosing and repairing Windows computers in a second release of its Computer Repair Utility Kit. The kit contains 57 top-quality applications to help you analyze a problem computer and (hopefully), restore the machine to operating condition.

While it’s true that you can download each of these free tools individually, this all-in-one kit is a definite time saver.

From the Technibble site:

The first version of Technibbles Computer Repair Utility Kit was so popular, we’ve created a second version. For those of you who don’t know, the Computer Repair Utility Kit is a combination of computer repair tools in one easy to use pack.

The Computer Repair Utility Kit allows you to run all of the repair tools from your portable drive (USB Flash Drive, External Hard Drive, IPod etc.) and comes with an easy to use, right-click menu. A must in any computer technicians kit.

Technibble

The Computer Repair Utility Kit runs off a menu system called PStart and contains the following applications:

File Management

  • CCleaner – Cleans up Windows systems. Clears temporary internet files, cookies, history etc..
  • JkDefragGUI – An advanced defragging tool far superior to the built in Windows one
  • DriveimageXML – Hard drive imaging tool. Allows you to get a single file out of a whole image too
  • Explore2fs – Allows you to explore hard drives with Linux file systems
  • Double Killer – Finds duplicate files and deletes them
  • Deep Burner – CD/DVD Burning software
  • 7-Zip Portable – Archive creating and extraction tool. Can handle most compression formats
  • PC-Decrapifier – Cleans out the crap that comes installed on new brand name computers (Norton trials, toolbars etc.)

Information

  • Process Explorer – Allows you to view system processes
  • System Information – View lots of information about a system (specs, passwords, temperatures etc.)
  • ProduKey – View software cdkeys and serials
  • Autoruns – Autostart program viewer
  • HWMonitor – View hardware information
  • GPU-Z – Show video card information (chipset, bios version, shaders, memory size etc.)
  • Wireless Key View – Shows saved wireless network keys
  • TreeSize Free – Show how much space each folder on a system uses
  • Game Key Revealer – View CDKeys and Serials for popular games
  • USBDView – Allows you to list and manage USB devices (including devices that arent currently plugged in)
  • TrID – Identifies file types for extension-less files
  • Codec Installer – Finds and analyzes video codecs
  • Unknown Devices – Tells you what a “Unknown Device” in system properties actually is
  • GSpot – Video analyizer

Repair Tools

  • Norton Removal Tool – Removes Symantec products
  • McAfee Removal Tool – Removes McAfee products
  • LSPFix – Fixes broken Winsock entries
  • Dial-a-Fix – Repair Windows files and registries

Recovery

  • Recuva – Recovers deleted files
  • Restoration – Recovers deleted files
  • Photorec – Recover deleted/damaged files from Flash memory (like digital cameras)
  • DBXTract – Recover emails from damaged DBX files (like Outlook Express)

Network Tools

  • Wireshark – View network packets
  • Network Scanner – Scans the network for devices
  • Putty – SSH/Telnet/RLogin client
  • Network Stumbler – Wireless Network Scanner

Virus and Malware Removal Tools

  • Clamwin Antivirus – Virus scanner/remover
  • Rootkit Revealer – Detects rootkits on a system
  • Combofix – Malware finder and remover
  • SmitFraudFix – Malware finder and remover
  • RogueFix – Malware finder and remover
  • Hijack This! – Malware remover
  • SUPERAntiSpyware – Malware scanner and remover
  • Malwarebytes – Malware scanner and remover

Miscelanious

  • Mozilla Firefox – Web browser
  • JavaRa – Find and remove old Java versions
  • Monitor Tester – Test monitors from problems
  • Dead Pixel Tester – Finds and fixes dead pixels on LCDs
  • ChkFlsh – Check flash drives for errors or test their real size (as fake ones appear on eBay)
  • Double Driver – Driver backup tool
  • SumatraPDF – Lightweight PDF viewer
  • Revo Uninstaller – Advanced application uninstaller

Tweaks

  • TweakUI – Windows XP tweaking tool
  • VistaTweaker – Vista tweaking tool

Scripts

  • Quickly Make a System Restore Point – Makes restore point
  • Reset Network – Releases/Renews IP and flushes DNS
  • Clear Printer Spooler – Clears stuck print jobs from spooler
  • Stop Automatic Updates – Stops “Windows has installed updates, restart now” dialog temporarily
  • Start Automatic Updates – Switches it back on

To start the toolkit. Extract the zip file to your portable media and run .Launcher.exe.. You can also add your own utilities to the menu by going to File > and make it so it autoruns when you insert your portable media into the system.

The download size is 88.4mb as a ZIP file and it extracts to 188mb.

Download from one of the following Mirrors:

Note: Like many mirrors these mirrors are annoying.

Deposit Files:

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Free EncryptOnClick – Simple, Secure, File/Folder Encryption

Financial data and other privileged information on a computer can easily be subject to intrusive viewing by those not authorized to do so.

Not many of us, it seems, bothers to lock our computers while we’re temporarily away from the machine creating a perfect opportunity for others to peek at our most sensitive and confidential files.

Quick tip: Press the Windows Key + L which, in Windows XP or Windows Vista, will lock your computer by displaying the Profile screen. When you click on your icon and type your password, you again have access to the PC.

Of course, it is not only those with physical access that can probe a computer for sensitive and confidential information. Internet malware attack statistics show, more and more, that this type of information is targeted by hackers/information thieves, for the purpose of identity theft.

Can it happen to you? The short answer is – you can count on an attempt. The reality is; there is no such thing as a totally secured internet connected computer. All internet connected computers are subject to attack.

To reduce, or eliminate, the security threat of sensitive data exposure, the most prudent course of action is data encryption. Essentially, data encryption is a secure process for keeping your sensitive and confidential information private. It is a process by which bits of data are mathematically jumbled with a password-key. The Encryption process makes the data unreadable unless, or until decrypted.

EncryptOnClick is a free program that lets you securely encrypt and decrypt files. The program is very simple to use, and features military grade 256-bit AES encryption. After you have launched the application, simply select the target file/folder you want to encrypt. Following the easy interface, type a password for that file/folder which will then be encrypted. To open the encrypted file/folder at a later date, you must type the correct password.

Quick facts:

  • A very secure encryption and decryption method is used (256-bit AES encryption).
  • Files are both compressed & encrypted, which results in a smaller file.
  • Password protected.
  • Will encrypt single files or all files in a folder.
  • Very simple to use interface.
  • Can be used on a USB key.
  • Fully Unicode enabled so filenames in any language can be encrypted.
  • OnClick will encrypt, decrypt, compress, and uncompress files which can also be opened and decrypted using third party programs like WinZip 9 (provided the correct password is used).
  • Will detect if you’re decrypting a file that is in a temporary folder, and if so will prompt you to see if you would like to decrypt it into a different folder.
  • Command line parameters can be used.
  • Complete help file.

Free technical support, online forums, knowledge base, and FAQs at 2BrightSparks

Tip: Use on a USB key by copying the files EncryptOnClick.exe, EncryptOnClick.exe manifest, ExceedZip.dll to a named folder on the USB key.

Tip: If you need more encryption power checkout the review and download link for TrueCrypt on this Blog.

System Requirements: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

Download at: Download.com

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