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    Super Moderator: GMT Zone nihil's Avatar
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    OK, as the question is about "tools" I will leave out day to day applications that I mentioned earlier.

    I will also assume that we have an already built machine that has or did have a functional operating system, which I will also assume is Windows (as it is the most common).

    INSTALLATION/REINSTALLATION

    1. DBAN (Darik's Boot & Nuke) or Eraser
    2. HDD Manufacturer's Diagnostics (eg. WD Data Lifeguard)
    3. CCleaner
    4. Auslogics Disk Defrag or Diskeeper Lite
    5. Auslogics Registry Defrag
    6. nLite/vLite
    7. ImgBurn
    8. Secunia PSI

    SYSTEM CLEANING

    1. CCleaner
    2. Ad-Aware
    3. A-Squared
    4. Eraser
    5. ExeHound
    6. PC Inspector task manager
    7. Spybot S&D
    8. Avg/Antivir
    9. Online scanners (eg Panda)
    10. HijackThis!
    11. Bionic CPU Peeker
    12. Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool
    13. WinPatrol
    14. Disk Investigator
    15. Blacklight
    16. Combofix
    17. Ultimate Boot CD
    18. Disk Heal

    DATA RECOVERY

    1. PC Inspector File Recovery
    2. PC Inspector Smart Recovery
    3. Recuva
    4. Undelete Plus
    5. Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier
    6. Disk Investigator
    7. Ultimate Boot CD

    SYSTEM INFORMATION & OTHER TOOLS

    1. SiSoft SANDRA
    2. Belarc Advisor
    3. Auslogics System Information
    4. Fresh Diagnose
    5. RAMpage

    MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES

    http://www.2-spyware.com/corrupt-anti-spyware
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
    http://virusscan.jotti.org/
    http://www.virustotal.com/
    http://www.hijackthis.de/

    Obviously there are many tools that perform similar functions, I have tried to restrict myself to those where you can get a copy that is free for private use.
    Last edited by nihil; February 16th, 2009 at 10:27 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheap Scotch Ron View Post


    Gore, you missed ur calling. shoulda been a standup comic. too frickin funny.

    And yes... Jersey's got'em too...

    The north jersey bennies, a la Tony Soprano. "Fageddaboutit!"
    The central jersey... "a couple two, tree. You know, youse guyz"
    Most of south jersey is south of the mason dixon line. I cant understand them at all.
    I've been told that since High school that I should do stand up. I was working fast food at the time, and the people I worked with said in like 10 years I'd probably be on TV doing comedy because of my "unique" (Read: WEIRDO) outlook on things.

    Hell even here I've been told that before, but I couldn't stand up on a sage with everyone looking at me and all those lights on me, I'd have an anxiety attack and pass out.

    I can handle a concert, people love it when the room is dark with a light show, not looking at me lol.
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    Nihil...

    I just registered so I could post this.

    You made comments about keeping a thread on-topic (the thread about the Fix-It software)... However, you yourself hi-jacked this thread to talk about why YOU think its hard to work with IM clients and people in other countries...

    Maybe next time YOU should start a new thread and follow your own advice.
    Or you could just step off your high horse and relax a little bit, but hey, its your life.

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    I was talking with outerlimit and he wanted to post something but since he just registered, it'd have to be approved so I'm posting it for him:

    Quote Originally Posted by outerlimit
    Nihil...

    I just registered so I could post this.

    You made comments about keeping a thread on-topic (the thread about the Fix-It software)... However, you yourself hi-jacked this thread to talk about why YOU think its hard to work with IM clients and people in other countries...

    Maybe next time YOU should start a new thread and follow your own advice.
    Or you could just step off your high horse and relax a little bit, but hey, its your life.
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    Oh? You know this person?

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    With three posts in a row, it would seem so...............but the other two posts seem to have disappeared?

    Both of outerlimits posts were visibile a few minutes ago.....2 minute difference.............the young lad needs to learn netpatience

    Sorry, they are still there............but odd that his post count is zero?
    Last edited by nihil; February 16th, 2009 at 11:28 PM.
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    I'll post some of the network mgt tools that I've been using lately.

    Nagios- Service monitoring and alerting.
    http://www.nagios.org/

    Cacti- Graphing of router/switch port utilization. Also graph some stats of CPU, memory, disk, etc on servers.
    http://www.cacti.net/

    NetDisco- Pretty old open source program to map switches. I use this a lot to report on switch configuration, locating hosts, finding ports with multiple devices, etc. Great tool. Just wish it was still being developed.
    http://www.netdisco.org/

    NetDOT- Hopefully my replacement for NetDisco. I just have to get a couple of the features to work in my environment. The docs are lacking but I'm starting to figure it all out...
    https://netdot.uoregon.edu/trac/

    Awstats- Gather and report on internal web services that we host. Shows a ton of great stats...
    http://awstats.sourceforge.net/

    WSUS- Windows Server Update Services- Gotta keep them m$ boxes patched...
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/wsus/default.aspx

    System Center Configuration Manger 2007 (SCCM2K7)- Gotta keep them m$ boxes and third party software patched. Also have to audit for compliance and deploy new boxen. Still deploying this....
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/c...r/default.aspx

    Microsoft Baseline Security Scanner- (MBSA)- useful to prove to auditors patch status and basic config of Windows based servers.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../cc184924.aspx

    Nessus w/professional feed- You know what this is... I wish I could afford the security center!
    http://www.nessus.org/nessus/

    Systernals Suite- Too many uses... you must master ASAP!
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s...c5a693683.aspx

    Nipper- Network Infrastructure Parser- Nice little tool to audit your network device configurations...
    http://nipper.titania.co.uk/

    OSSEC- Host based IDS- Great tool for monitoring systems. It's also pretty useful for proving change management.
    http://www.ossec.net/

    Snort- Network based IDS- Great tool all around. There are a ton of uses for Snort. I use it a lot as a backup to my Firewall/IPS and Proxy to make sure it's stopping what it should. I also deploy sensors on segments with important servers to detect internal threats.
    http://www.snort.org/

    There are a TON more that I use but here are the few that I've been using just about every day for the last several months.
    Last edited by phishphreek; February 17th, 2009 at 12:57 AM.
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    Phish haven't I taught you anything?

    Where is Hydra?

    Where is Hping?

    Where is IPSorcery?

    Gotta have custom packets you know Non-Standard ones are one of the cool ways to test custom applications which a lot of the times crash when you send non standard packets to them.

    By the way I'll add those 3 tools to my list along with these:

    mutt - one of the better email clients you can use over SSH without loading a GUI. Which is really not so great unless you're on your home network with a good connection, but from school, not so much.

    Bash, Csh - need something right?

    Eterm - Not that I care about differences between this and X-Term, I use both, but E-Term is not only pretty, it's got a neat default font.

    The Novell Mail client.

    YAST2 (GUI one) and YAST (The text mode one)....Best configuration tool out there.

    VSFTP - great server

    PureFTP - another great one.

    vim - don't need to say anything. No matter what OS you're using, if it was made in the last couple years you can use this on it.

    Outlook....To an extent. That whole "Click on a mail to delete it and you'll be loading it first allowing **** to spread before you can delete it" kind of blows, but other than that it's nice. Good organization and all.

    The BSD Kernel.

    The Linux Kernel.

    DooM

    DooM2

    Final DooM

    Quake

    Quake2

    Quake 3

    Unreal Tournament (all)

    gcc and cc

    swaret

    slackpkg

    pkg_add

    /stand/sysinstall

    chsh (You can set their shell to rm -rf /user/home/* for funny stuff lol)

    NT Pinball

    Balsa

    Opera...Which is what Firefox should have been had they not filled it with water. Imagine a 3 oz glass with a 40 oz being poured into it. That's Firefox now.

    Dillo

    Links

    Lynx

    E-Links

    curl

    nmap

    top

    ps

    kill

    zombiezapper

    prboom

    mail

    useradd

    Ad-Aware

    Spybot

    AVG

    Windows Update

    xmms

    LMMS (Very high on the list)

    alsamixer

    Window Maker

    Enlightenment (Both 16 and E-17, which is what I'm using right now on this BSD box)

    bmp

    audacious

    mp3blaster

    lame (This is what I use to take the WAV output files from LMMS and make MP3s of my music)

    Xterm

    Wterm

    KDE

    Gnome

    FVWM, FVWM2

    mc

    portupgrade

    freebsd-update

    portupdate-scan

    gftp (One of the few good clients for FTP)

    cat

    mount

    cdp

    cvsup

    There's probably more, but these are things I actually use quite a lot.
    Last edited by gore; February 17th, 2009 at 02:03 AM.
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    What the hell? Yeah, let's insult the south some more, it's all good. Considering we have more "tech support" from India than we do in the US, sure, let's rag on the south! Dumbasses....I swear, I'm going to get my dad's M1-Garands out and I'm sure not many of you even know what war those served in...
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    Quote Originally Posted by outerlimit View Post
    Nihil...

    I just registered so I could post this.

    You made comments about keeping a thread on-topic (the thread about the Fix-It software)... However, you yourself hi-jacked this thread to talk about why YOU think its hard to work with IM clients and people in other countries...

    Maybe next time YOU should start a new thread and follow your own advice.
    Or you could just step off your high horse and relax a little bit, but hey, its your life.
    looks like the tazworms are starting to appear again...

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