Essential Tools
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Essential Tools

  1. #1
    AO Security for Non-Geeks tonybradley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    830

    Essential Tools

    Santa Claus brought me a 1Gb USB flash drive. I figure since I have 1Gb of space I can carry in my pocket, I need to put something useful on it.

    So- what would you put on it? What tools would you consider essential or have you found handy in the past?

  2. #2
    ********** |ceWriterguy
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    1,608
    The new adaware personal se, a clean av prog, fdisk and related utilities to setup a fresh install.
    Even a broken watch is correct twice a day.

    Which coder said that nobody could outcode Microsoft in their own OS? Write a bit and make a fortune!

  3. #3
    Top Gun Maverick811's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Posts
    852
    There's several that are obvious (Nmap, fport, etc.), but you should consider install files such as spyware removal tools (AdAware, Spybot), personal firewalls, AV solutions (free or demos), system utilities (reg cleaners, enhancers, etc.), and so forth and so on. You never know when you'll be at someone's house and having some of those tools could come in handy...

    With 1GB of space, you've got all kinds of possibilites...
    - Maverick

  4. #4
    Senior Member Spyrus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    741
    Tools I carry on either my pen drive or on cd with me are:

    TCPview
    IPscan
    firefox
    treesize pro
    ftp server
    ftp client
    winrar, winzip
    win 98, 2k boot disk images
    Stinger
    aboutbuster
    spybot
    adawarese
    hijackthis
    cwshredder
    winsock fix
    new.net removal
    lspfix
    kazaabegone
    belarc advisor (never know when I need keys or something about a system)
    ccleaner
    some various desktops
    copy of my resume (you never know)
    windows remote desktop
    guide on how to wire cat 5 since I never remember the schemes
    an IRC client
    drivers for some common linksys wireless cards
    firmware for some common linksys stuff
    cmd.exe
    netstumbler
    google toolbar
    boingo (replacement for factory wireless clients for win 9x and 2k machines)
    divx codecs, never know when Ill need them
    wmp
    winamp
    Kerio, kapernsky (pick your flavor)

    Thats what i carry, has come in handy more than once.
    Duct tape.....A whole lot of Duct Tape
    Spyware/Adaware problem click
    here

  5. #5
    the beign of authority kurt_der_koenig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Pa
    Posts
    567
    Since everyone pretty much covered almost all my favorites, I only have two left:

    1. procexp
    2. a Hex editor

    kurt

  6. #6
    AO Senior Cow-beller
    Moderator
    zencoder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Mountain standard tribe.
    Posts
    1,177
    Uh, I vote for Knoppix with all your needed tools...

    http://www.bootdisk.info/articles.php?action=show&id=13
    "Data is not necessarily information. Information does not necessarily lead to knowledge. And knowledge is not always sufficient to discover truth and breed wisdom." --Spaf
    Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made president should on no account be allowed to do the job. --Douglas Adams (1952-2001)
    "...people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right." - Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    500
    PUTTY!!!!
    gpg
    wget
    unrar
    gunzip
    tar
    unzip
    lads
    vncviewer
    Azureus (installed)
    Firefox (Installed)
    Xchat (Installed)
    Miranda (Installed)
    Winamp (Installed)
    forceaspi
    klite codec pack
    cat
    dd
    snort
    nc
    md5sum
    cygwin
    Damn Small Linux iso
    aircrack
    a handful of applictation/updates for computers I have to fix
    a few fun apps
    and a bit mentioned above
    You shall no longer take things at second or third hand,
    nor look through the eyes of the dead...You shall listen to all
    sides and filter them for your self.
    -Walt Whitman-

  8. #8
    oldie ric-o's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    487
    Here's my list from my security toolkit. These are all Windows-based. I'm continually adding to it but here's current state today.


    TOOLS:

    SpyBot Search & Destroy [installer]
    Adaware SE Personal edition [installer]
    CWShredder
    HijackThis [standalone]
    BHODemon
    SpywareBlaster [installer]
    SpywareGuard [installer]
    Windows 2000 Resource Kit Utilities [standalone]
    MD5SUM for Windows [standalone]
    ZoneAlarm free [installer]
    PasswordSafe [standalone]
    ScripTrap
    Etheral [installer]
    Winpcap [installer]
    SuperScan [standalone]
    WotWeb [standalone]
    OpenPorts [standalone]
    TCPView [standalone]
    TDIMon
    PortExporer-byDiamondCS [installer]
    PrcView [standalone]
    ProcessExplorer-SysInt [installer]
    PSKILL by SystemInternals [standalone]
    PSLIST by SystemInternals [standalone]
    iehistory-gui [standalone]
    Trojan Defense Suite (TDS3) [installer]
    WGET [standalone]
    Curl [standalone]
    Achilles [standalone]
    NTLAST [standalone]
    Founstone toolkit [standalone]
    WinPatrol [installer]
    NetCat [standalone]
    PSEXEC [standalone]
    VNC Server [installer]
    VNC Viewers (UltraVNC, TridiaVNC, RealVNC) [standalone]
    Shed [standalone]
    Netstumbler [installer]
    AVG Free anti-virus [installer]
    CookieView [standalone]
    Pasco [standalone]
    Knoppix LIVE CDs (separate CDs): Knoppix original, Helix, Penguin Sleuth Kit, Phlak, Live Defender


    REFERENCES:

    List of security websites
    Startup-Apps-LIST-by-sysinfo-org_files (process reference)
    Task-List-Programs-by-answersthatwork_files (process reference)


    Let me know if need more info about these.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •