Sunday, March 7, 2010

RT Se7en lite

Using this application you can customize your Windows 7 operating system and make it faster. You can add wallpapers, Icons, themes, integrate updates, drivers, remove components, unattended installation settings, bootable ISO creator, etc.

http://www.rt7lite.com/

Geosense

Geosense is a Windows Sensor that provides the Location and Sensors platform in Windows 7 with accurate and reasonably ubiquitous positioning information without requiring or the assistance of GPS hardware, enabling more practical location-based applications and scenarios on Windows 7.

http://www.geosenseforwindows.com/

Saturday, March 6, 2010

LUA Buglight

LUA Buglight identifies admin-permissions issues ("LUA bugs") in desktop applications.

http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/pages/LuaBuglight.aspx

Types software

Types is a free and lightweight utility for Windows that allows you to edit program associations, icons, context menus and other properties of various file types displayed in Explorer.

http://types.sourceforge.net/

Remote Desktop Organizer

Remote Desktop Organizer is a tabbed remote desktop client.

http://www.appmazing.com/remote-desktop-organizer/

Keyboard shortcuts using the Windows key

Below are some keyboard shortcuts using the Windows logo key.

Windows key –> Open the Start menu

Windows key + D –> Display the desktop

Windows key + M –> Minimize all windows

Windows key + E –> Open Computer

Windows key + L –> Lock your computer

Windows key + R –> Open the Run dialog box

Windows key + T –> Cycle through programs on the taskbar

Windows key + Tab –> Cycle through programs on the taskbar using Aero Flip 3-D

Windows key + P –> Choose a presentation display mode

Windows key + X –> Open Windows Mobility Center

Windows key + number –> Start the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

EncodeHD

EncodeHD is an application to encode video files to another formats.

http://dcunningham.net/media-tools/encodehd/

MPEG Streamclip

MPEG Streamclip is an application to encode MPEG video clips to another formats.

http://www.squared5.com/

nProbe

nProbe is a software application to submit Netflow data to a collector.

http://www.ntop.org/nProbe.html

Friday, March 5, 2010

WinFail2Ban

WinFail2ban scans log files/event viewer and bans IP that makes too many password failures.

http://winfail2ban.sourceforge.net/

NTttcp

NTttcp is a multithreaded, asynchronous application that sends and receives data between two or more endpoints and reports the network performance for the duration of the transfer. It is essentially a Winsock-based port of the ttcp tool that measures networking performance in terms of bytes transferred per second and CPU cycles per byte.

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/network/tcp_tool.mspx

The Dude

The Dude is a network monitoring application.  It will automatically scan all devices within specified subnets, draw and layout a map of your networks, monitor services of your devices and alert you in case some service has problems.

http://www.mikrotik.com/thedude.php

SSD Tweak Utility

This utility offers a centralized access to all the popular SSD configuration points within Windows.

http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4926-ssd-tweaker.html

YesVideo

YesVideo is a service that accepts VHS and other formats to create DVD’s.

http://www.yesvideo.com/

AnVir Task Manager

AnVir Task Manager is a Task Manager replacement with several options.  A free portable version is available.

http://www.anvir.com/

Xplico

The goal of Xplico is extract from an internet traffic capture the applications data contained.  For example, from a pcap file Xplico extracts each email (POP, IMAP, and SMTP protocols), all HTTP contents, each VoIP call (SIP), FTP, TFTP, and so on.  Xplico is an open source Network Forensic Analysis Tool (NFAT).

http://www.xplico.org/

WiFi utilities for Windows

Below are a few utilities for Windows concerning WiFi.

http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php

http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_view.html

System Health Report for 2008 Server

A system health report can be generated with 2008 Server using the following command via the Start Menu:

generate system health report

system_health_report

Bcdedit

Bcdedit is a command-line tool with Vista and Windows 7 to modify or review the boot configuration data on a computer.

bcdedit

SDExplorer

A previous post http://walkersam.blogspot.com/2009/11/skydrive-explorer.html contained a link to an utility to use Microsoft’s Skydrive service.  The web site URL and application name has been changed.  This utility allows access to the Skydrive service via Windows Explorer.

http://www.cloudstorageexplorer.com/