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Old 10th August 2010, 21:39     #1
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Nerd tools

Spotted a bunch of threads in the past few days here and it almost reads exactly what I've been doing at work for the past week... going to put them into one place:

OS Move
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Originally Posted by Fx.
brutus's method works

otherwise use driverpacks.net to install all drivers for raid controllers.
or use paragon p2p to make it work after imaging it (also recommend paragon)

but yeah would def recommend imaging off then back onto newly created array rather than trying to hook the disks straight into it
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Originally Posted by Delphinus
What about using shadowprotect? install the 30 day trial, image it. Restore using hardware independent restore. Can do it all within the trial.
GPU Stressing
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Originally Posted by Trigger
VMWare
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Originally Posted by BaM
VMware Server is free.
VMware ESXi is also free for non-commercial use, but hardware support is limited. I've got it to run fine on a <$1000 system - YMMV.
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Originally Posted by BassDemon
Microsoft Hyper-V server is free too

http://www.microsoft.com/hyper-v-ser...s/default.aspx

Although you need a Windows Vista SP1 or Win 7 client to administer it (and 10 minutes of config)
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Originally Posted by Ab
If you're a real man and dig doing commandline shit, gnupg. It's the crypto tool I use most often.

If you want easy GUI drag and drop shit, PGP freeware will do encrypting and wiping of files. If you want to create encrypted or hidden volumes, Truecrypt as per xin's suggestion.
enough for now
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Old 11th August 2010, 03:37     #2
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I'll have a stab at adding to this those that I have been using a lot:

Backup:
Cobian Backup (opensource)
IMO a brilliant, simple, free backup utility.
http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cobianbackup.htm
Sound/Music:
Airfoil
makes sending music or anything else around your network easy, allows you to pick the sound from any given application and send it to any remote pc or mac
CPU Overclocking/performance testing
Realtemp - self explanatory
Prime95 - stress testing
Fraps - frames per second monitoring, screenshots, recording, benchmarking in games
Photo management
Adobe Lightroom 3 (Mac/PC)
Apple Aperture (Mac)
Cloning drives
Clonezilla - free linux based ISO, makes cloning drives/partitions quite easy
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Old 12th August 2010, 01:01     #3
Beccara
 
No wireshark yet?

Its a must if your fault finding network issues local or remote
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Old 12th August 2010, 01:17     #4
Charismo'
 
what we need is a wiki really.
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Old 12th August 2010, 04:35     #5
Heyzoos
Robosexual
 
My Top 5 (today)
PuTTy
WinSCP
netcat
kismet
ossec-hids (not really a tool as such, but I sure do use it a lot)
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Old 12th August 2010, 10:10     #6
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No wireshark yet?
Lol at their website heading -- Wireshack - Go deep
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Old 12th August 2010, 13:10     #7
Acido
 
nmap
putty
malwarebytes
zulupad
ultravnc
pstools
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Old 12th August 2010, 13:50     #8
Markh
 
Xplorer2 Lite (tons better than Windows Explorer)
IrfanView (small and quick picture viewer/converter/resizer with batch processing ability)
CutePDF (free PDF printer)
Process Explorer (see what's running)
Synctoy (great for syncing tools/apps on your USB drive with a folder on your HDD)
Cobian Backup (good freeware backup software)
Everest (formerly Aida32, great system information program - good for IDing the RAM or M/board or whatever without having to open the case)
VMware Player (you can create a VMware machine with VMware Workstation and then install the free VMware Player on the custmers PC to run that machine)
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Old 14th August 2010, 19:23     #9
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http://www.xmarks.com/ - synchronise bookmarks between computers, browsers.

www.logmein.com - easy remote access to your machines (free, saves the need for freedns or pinholing)

www.teamviewer.com - quickly and easy way to log into someone's machine when they need help
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Old 14th August 2010, 19:27     #10
MadMax
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Quote:
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wireshark
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Old 16th August 2010, 10:50     #11
SID|DensitY
 
Fantastic thread.

I just have a couple here to list. as a lot of useful tools I use have been listed or are commercial/enterprise level.
TightVNC
Diskimage

A few here I've never heard of (clonezilla for one. which I'll try out when I upgrade my laptop's HD tomorrow), be neat if this turns into a huge list of free/open source tools that work on as well as some commercial products.
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Old 16th August 2010, 20:24     #12
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http://ninite.com/ - huge time saver
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Old 17th August 2010, 18:14     #13
Charismo'
 
whoa... ninite being one of the best new ones for me in this thread, nice!
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Old 17th August 2010, 18:20     #14
crocos
 
I use this every day: Notepad++

Simple. Fast. Easy. Free. Damn good.
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Old 17th August 2010, 18:38     #15
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Also - For you command-line warriors that know & like the Posix tools available in *nix but are forced to work in Windows: UnixUtils.
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Old 17th August 2010, 18:39     #16
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http://ninite.com/ - huge time saver
phoar that is ace
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Old 17th August 2010, 21:20     #17
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I think we should get this thread stickied..
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Old 18th August 2010, 00:03     #18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wugambino
http://ninite.com/ - huge time saver
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Old 18th August 2010, 13:51     #19
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this just saved my ass today
http://lantricks.com/lanspy/

scan/probe ip range and provides SHITLOAD of info!
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Old 4th September 2010, 02:38     #20
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guess we aren't getting any luck getting this sticky'ed?
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Old 6th September 2010, 16:16     #21
Delphinus
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charismo'
Backup:
Cobian Backup (opensource)
IMO a brilliant, simple, free backup utility.
http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cobianbackup.htm
I'm assuming this images entire partitions?
What do people use for just certain files/directories? Ideally with versioning/incrementals etc.
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Old 6th September 2010, 17:16     #22
Markh
 
Quote:
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What do people use for just certain files/directories? Ideally with versioning/incrementals etc.
Cobian is the one for that.
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Old 9th September 2010, 22:49     #23
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Cobian is the one for that.
Hey this is awesome! Just what I need. I like how it creates normal zip/7zip files as well, so you can open them with anything instead of requiring some specific software to do the restore.
Although that leads to problems if you wanted to restore a chain of incrementals. Is there a better way to do this than extract the Full then each Incremental to the same place, overwriting each time?
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Old 14th September 2010, 16:48     #24
Rince
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wugambino
http://ninite.com/ - huge time saver
Haven't tried this, but looks interesting!
Is there provision for installing the apps to non-std locations (e.g. a drive other than C:\)?
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Old 14th September 2010, 17:33     #25
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Haven't tried this, but looks interesting!
Is there provision for installing the apps to non-std locations (e.g. a drive other than C:\)?
OOTB, no.

Possibly with Ninite Pro - I haven't looked into that.

EDIT: Apparently not.
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Old 14th September 2010, 18:14     #26
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Huh?
 
nice thread.

NMap - nmap.org

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Nmap ("Network Mapper") is a free and open source (license) utility for network exploration or security auditing. Many systems and network administrators also find it useful for tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services (application name and version) those hosts are offering, what operating systems (and OS versions) they are running, what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use, and dozens of other characteristics. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, but works fine against single hosts. Nmap runs on all major computer operating systems, and official binary packages are avalable for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. In addition to the classic command-line Nmap executable, the Nmap suite includes an advanced GUI and results viewer (Zenmap), a flexible data transfer, redirection, and debugging tool (Ncat), and a utility for comparing scan results (Ndiff).

Nmap was named “Security Product of the Year” by Linux Journal, Info World, LinuxQuestions.Org, and Codetalker Digest. It was even featured in eight movies, including The Matrix Reloaded, Die Hard 4, and The Bourne Ultimatum.
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Old 15th September 2010, 09:37     #27
Rince
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ninite review with alternatives:
http://www.techandlife.com/2010/04/s...are-installer/

sounds like AllMyApps might be better
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Old 17th September 2010, 14:23     #28
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Handbrake is the ultimate for video encoding.

Super is awesome for transcoding, stripping/adding audio layers, subtitles, etc. Despite its awful website.
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Old 27th September 2010, 09:45     #29
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From a discussion on trying to copy 60m files: RichCopy
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Old 27th September 2010, 10:15     #30
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Handbrake is the ultimate for video encoding.
It's a good 90% tool. Far from the ubertool it's made out to be though.
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Old 27th September 2010, 11:42     #31
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Getting tape drives to be recognized by Hyper-V virtual machines.

KernSafe iStorage Server
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Old 27th September 2010, 15:14     #32
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It's a good 90% tool. Far from the ubertool it's made out to be though.
Yes, I was a bit liberal with my "ultimates" and "awesomes" there. Solid tools, but nothing sublime.
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Old 1st October 2010, 21:55     #33
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Holy crap

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www.logmein.com - easy remote access to your machines (free, saves the need for freedns or pinholing)
if you have device that can browse the web displaying images, you can remotely log into your pc. if that includes a pointer (n95) you can control it.

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Originally Posted by MadMax
http://www.xmarks.com/ - synchronise bookmarks between computers, browsers.
sadly, xmarks is shutting down :/
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Old 1st October 2010, 22:13     #34
[BT]Monza
 
Thumbs up

Hiren's bootcd on usb stick
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Old 8th October 2010, 19:10     #35
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preyproject

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So I just got a nice shiny new laptop for work which I'll be taking home here and there so it does have a little exposure to being stolen - what tools do you guys use in case it does get stolen - like the ones where it'll try get the location based on SSID's and takes photos with the webcam?
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I use prey on my nexus one and laptop - http://preyproject.com/
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Old 12th October 2010, 14:25     #36
Claymore
 
Does anyone have some links to good server auditing/documentation software similar to what AIDA64 spits out?
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Old 18th October 2010, 20:07     #37
Rocket
 
Super - video encoder - easiest i have found so far.

http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html
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Old 4th November 2010, 15:06     #38
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http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...list-world.htm

most comprehensive list of free security tools / firewall / network / useful applications / computer fixing / backup / encryption / everything
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Old 11th February 2011, 13:19     #39
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does anyone remember a certain network program that had a bunch of buttons for various tools across the top including tracert/ping graphs and the like, along with lookups and the likes? each tool would open in a new subwindow. quite a few years old now
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Old 11th February 2011, 14:02     #40
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does anyone remember a certain network program that had a bunch of buttons for various tools across the top including tracert/ping graphs and the like, along with lookups and the likes? each tool would open in a new subwindow. quite a few years old now
Cain and Abel?
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