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Old 06-13-2007, 08:41 AM
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Re: Your favorite utilities

For keeping my Mac system running smoothly:

Disk Warrior - I run this monthly to rebuild the disk directory.

and

Cocktail
-- a general purpose utility that simplifies the use of advanced UNIX functions. A one button click allows me to clean, repair and optimize the system.



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Old 06-13-2007, 02:12 PM
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Re: Your favorite utilities

Gary, thanks for the tip/link for cryptainer. It looks to be a handy little program and I have already put it to use.

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Old 06-14-2007, 02:55 AM
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Gary, thanks for the tip/link for cryptainer. It looks to be a handy little program and I have already put it to use.

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You're welcome Alan.
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Old 06-14-2007, 04:10 AM
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Re: Your favorite utilities

My list of essential utilities:

(1) AOL Active Virus Shield - free virus scanner with the kaspersky engine

(2) Spybot S&D - indispensible for spyware scans (I am on Win XP)

(3) Opera - best internet browser there is! Secure, fast and customizable.

(4) Winamp - excellent music player

(5) VLC - probably the best freeware video player

(6) Truecrypt - for encrypted file storage.

(7) Totalcopy - for moving stuff around on my home network.

(8) Foxit reader - for pdfs

(9) Daemon tools - for virtual optical drives.

(10) Diskeeper Pro - best defragger I've used. The only non-freeware utility on this list, but worth every penny! Fantastic software for hard drive defrags!

(11) Ccleaner -system 'cleaning'

(12) Winrar
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:22 AM
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Re: Your favorite utilities

winrar, divx, bittorrent clients, Power ISO, a-squared free, notepad (batch files), startup mechanic, video convertors, youtube flv to avi, cool edit pro
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Old 06-14-2007, 10:48 AM
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Don't use a2 free, it's known for having a history of false positives and has toasted more than one operating system before now.

I advise at 3 separate security forums so see these kind of problems a lot.

If you want a good general purpose trojan remover go for AVG Anti-Spyware, it's free also.

http://www.ewido.net/en/download/

Don't mind the link name, AVG Anti-Spyware used to be made by Ewido before they got taken over by AVG.
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Old 07-11-2007, 06:14 AM
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Re: Your favorite utilities

My Favorite utilities are

Mozilla
Winrar
Google Toolbar
Winzip
EditPlus
Java
Data Recovery Software
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Old 07-14-2007, 03:06 AM
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Re: Your favorite utilities

here is the software i cannot live without...

VLC Player (www.videolan.org) - kinda Universal media player
µTorrent (www.utorrent.com) - bit torrent client
WinRAR (www.rarlab.com) - zip/unizp multiple compression formats
Wordweb (www.wordweb.info) - handy offline English dictionary
Copernic Desktop Search (www.copernic.com) - desktop search engine
SlickRun (www.bayden.com) - tiny utility to launch applications by shortcuts

Hope you will find some of these useful for you too...
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:38 PM
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I would like to add Foxit Reader too to my list... Thanks to all those who mentioned about it in this thread...

No wonder that I already uninstalled the bulky Acrobat Reader
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:10 AM
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I just added ClipMate to my utility arsenal.
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