MyUninstaller lists applications
that don't include themselves in the standard Add/Remove Programs list.
You'll now be able to uninstall a software gremlin even if Add/Remove
doesn't see it. Another nice feature is the information you can gather
on any application by double-clicking the entry. MyUninstaller loads
the list of the installed applications from the Registry, and gathers
information about each installation item.
PowerCrypt is a powerful file
encoder. Make sure your files are protected with a 100% secure encryption
algorithm, which is not resolveable by the NSA nor CIA. You can encode
multiple files at a time, manage your archives and compress data for
a better disk space usage. The program can also be used to send encrypted
email attachments and more. PowerCrypt is easy to use, offers maximum
security and fast encryption.
DScaler is an application that
applies complex algorithms to video information to clean up the picture
that is displayed on your computer from cable, VHS, or DVD. It will
also reduce video noise on analog sources, automatically calibrate video
capture cards for optimal brightness, contrast and color, manipulate
video through gamma, sharpness and other filters and reduce judder and
other video timing anomalies.
The author says that CM DiskCleaner
is a disk cleaning application developed to keep your computer in good
shape. It can find and delete zero byte files, broken shortcuts and
temporary files. It also has an option to allow the user to design and
test custom filters. Another nice feature is the ability to backup files
before deleting them and to restore them if needed.
Nmap (Network Mapper) is an
open source utility for network exploration or security auditing. It
was designed to rapidly scan large networks, although it works fine
against single hosts. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine
what hosts are available on the network, what services (ports) they
are offering, what operating system (and OS version) they are running,
what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use, and dozens of other
characteristics. Nmap runs on most types of computers, and both console
and graphical versions are available.
If you've ever thought of creating
your own icons, then Icon Studio is the tool for you. Create icons in
16 or 256 colors by using some simple tools such as a pen, pencil, brush,
eraser, a color picker and circles and rectangles.
TightVNC is an enhanced VNC client/server
package designed to operate in low bandwidth situations. With TightVNC,
you can see the desktop of a remote computer and control it by using
your local mouse and keyboard, just as if you were sitting in the front
of the other computer.
This program will allow you to
search a hard drive and find duplicate files. It can find files that
are duplicates, files that have the same file name and files that are
duplicates and have the same file name. It can also locate zero byte
files. The program can automatically delete files based on certain attributes
or leave the decision up to the user.
PeerGuardian claims to help users
of peer-to-peer networks by providing a database of IP addresses known
to belong to 'informants' who will turn you in for your file sharing
habits. Peer Guardian helps by closing connections on certain IP addresses.
It can also, optionally, log all connections made to your computer so
that you can cross-reference the connection date and time with a particular
IP address if you receive a letter from the RIAA ordering you to stop
sharing files. Peer Guardian is not 100% effective, however, it does
claim to have one of the most up-to-date databases of its kind. The
best way not to get caught and sued...don't share files. However, if
you insist, then this may help you.
SpamPal is a mail classification
program that can help separate spam from the mail you really want to
read. SpamPal sits between your email program and your mailbox, checking
your email as you retrieve it. Any email messages that SpamPal considers
to be spam will be tagged with a special header; you simply configure
your email client to filter anything with this header into a separate
folder and spam won't be mixed up with the rest of your email anymore!
Automated computer encryption
is finally here. Selected files and folders are automatically encrypted
when the computer is shutdown and decrypted when you log in. MaxCrypt
offers a GUI for adding files and folders to the user encryption list,
AES finalist 256-bit Twofish encryption algorithm, easy right click
'on the fly' decrypting of files and many more features. It runs on
systems with Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP.
When you're ready to retire your
old computer, whether you donate it or throw it away, you do not want
the information on the hard drive available to the next person who may
use it. Emaxx is a professional data deletion program from CONVAR. Using
the new direct DMA support, data can be deleted from hard drives in
high speed mode with speeds up to 3.3 GB per minute. Simply install
the program to a floppy, then boot from that floppy and your files will
be erased without a chance of recovery. The file deletion method meets
the strict deletion requirements of the US military.
Monitor numerous aspects of you
computer and network. These small monitors are stackable and can display
information about your CPU, network activity, hard drive activity/space,
memory, date and time and processes.
VLC is a cross-platform media
player and streaming server. VLC plays DVDs, VCDs, DivX, video streams,
and supports MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg and more. It works
under Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.
An image management tool which
allows you to view, edit, and convert digital images. It comes equipped
with many features for sharing images online and creating self-deploying
slide shows. Image Browser Arctic is free to use and supports most major
Got a scanner and a printer? Why
not combine the two into a photocopy machine? Simply put a document
on your scanner's glass, start Photocopier and press its Copy button.
After a few moments your printer produces a copy of the document. Photocopier
takes the hassle out of scanning. There are no difficult settings to
adjust and it is very user friendly.
7-Zip is a file archiver with
one of the highest compression ratios available when using the 7z format.
It also supports ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, CPIO, RPM and
DEB, for ZIP and GZIP formats 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that
is 2-10 % better than that provided by PKZip and WinZip. There is self-extracting
capability for the 7z format, integration with Windows Shell, a powerful
file manager, a command line version, a plugin for FAR Manager and it
supports 40 languages.