Hmmm...an anonymous P2P service called Blubster that keeps your IP away from those prying RIAA eyes...niiiice. The drawback is that it comes prepackaged with GATOR, so I had to run SpyBot Search & Destroy to defang the gator. I just wish I could figure out a way to harvest his skin and do a case mod with it. ;)
Overall it has a decent interface and darn good speed in its favor. The drawback would be that it only searches for mp3, ogg vorbis, etc., which could make it particularly vulnerable to RIAA legal counter-measures in the future.
Re: Must have tools
Ok allenb1963 here i go!
1:Ready to take control of your Internet experience?
Naviscope is a powerful Web Accelerator and complete package of Internet Tools.
Cacheboost optimizes the System Cache-Management of Windows XP/2000/NT and Windows .Net Servers.
To see the toolset
I also want to share the following tool with you guys , its free give try
Hotkeycontrol XP is a complete hotkey utility that allows you to set hotkeys to do common tasks like opening files, ejecting your cdrom drives, restarting your computer, controlling active windows, controlling Windows media player and Winamp 3, changing volume, typing in commonly used text (macros) and much more. Besides the regular features, the volume status can be shown on the screen (OSD) or in the tray. You can also display any information on screen for easy access. The program is completely customizable in all aspects and has a great interface. Also the additional keys on your existing Multimedia/Internet keyboard can be used with Hotkeycontrol XP and all the hotkeys are functional even in games and in other full-screen DirectX applications.
for those who are interested enjoy it.
Sorry, I don't have anything to add but I wanted to thank you all for this info and these links. Most thanks goes to allenb, of course!
You have gone a long way to both helping securing my system and improving my understanding of what things to look for.
Once again, thanks!:umph:
knoppix security tools distribution. Runs off a bootable cd. Has lots of useful tools.
NoteTab Pro - I couldn't live without this text editor. It's extremely fast and has tons of features which you can add easily by yourself, too. Even the freeware version really 0wnz. ;) When version 5.0 ships it has everything I need from a text editor: currently only syntax higlight for other languages than html is missing (as far as I can see, yet I bet they'll still add some other fancy stuff too).
So what about Packetizer from NetworkChemistry?
Its an update to ethereal for the windows world (if someone likes that...;-)
Pretty damn good list we got goin here.
I didnt see anyone mention Nessus though !
Nessus is a great vulnerability scanner for *NIX systems and they also have a windows version in the works.
Here is another link to Agnitum Outpost Firewall http://www.agnitum.com/download/