In this post, you will find many useful tools that will help you in your day to day life while in the field or while working on small projects in your free time.
These can easily be placed on a USB for convenience or in a shared location on your network. I have found many of these utilities useful so I thought it would be a good idea to have them all in one place so anyone can access them.
The type of tools that are listed will help with driver issues, partitioning hard drives or external media, quick anti virus scanning and general operating system tweaks.
Bitdefender Anti-Ransomware is a free security tool that can protect against existing and emerging ransomware attacks. Ransomware is a category of malicious software designed to block access to your computer and files until you pay a large sum of money.
The most popular program to automatically install, update and search for drivers in Offline mode or Online. This is a versatile manager to install drivers for all versions of Windows
Hiren’s BootCD (also known as HBCD) is a bootable CD containing a number of diagnostic programs such as partitioning agents, system performance benchmarks, disk cloning and imaging tools, data recovery tools, MBR tools, BIOS tools, and others for fixing various computer problems.
A bunch of Freeware utilities used for building bootable USB keys and creating images from external media. Includes: Win32DiskImager, Rufus and WintoFlash Lite
Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is an antivirus software (AV) product that provides protection against different types of malicious software such as computer viruses, spyware, rootkits and Trojan horses. Before version 4.5, MSE ran on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, but not on Windows 8 and later, which have built-in AV components. MSE 4.5 and later do not run on Windows XP. The license agreement allows home users and small businesses to install and use the product free of charge. It replaces Windows Live OneCare, a discontinued commercial subscription-based AV service, and the free Windows Defender, which until Windows 8 protected users from only adware and spyware.
We are pleased to release our Ultimate Windows Tweaker for Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Ultimate Windows Tweaker 2.2 is a freeware TweakUI Utility for tweaking and optimizing Windows 7 & Windows Vista, 32-bit & 64-bit. This Tweaker was first released at the Microsoft South Asia MVP Meet 2008. It can simply be downloaded and used as a portable application to customize your Windows to meet your requirements. With judicious tweaking, it can make your system faster, more stable, and more secure with just a few mouse clicks. The tweaker detects whether you have Windows 7 or Windows Vista installed and accordingly offers you the relevant tweaks only.
More Tools below:
Anti Virus Pack – Includes:
Avast – Free Anti Virus
Super Anti Spyware