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Unread postby NonSuch » May 31st, 2013, 3:44 pm

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PLEASE FEEL FREE TO USE THESE TOOLS. Seek advice of an expert for uses where noted*

With any of the downloads, do the installation carefully.
If any toolbars are included as an option during the installation, check or uncheck per your preference. Most toolbars are for the benefit of the purveyor.
If You Are Having Trouble With A Slow Computer - Look at our Suggestions here: What to do if your Computer is running slowly.

FREE REGISTRY BACKUP PRODUCTS
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* Always make a backup of the registry or create a System Restore Point before making changes to the registry.
ERUNT - Windows XP or earlier.
  • Easy to use, can provide daily backups of your registry.
  • Backup accessible from XP Recovery Console

Tweaking.com Registry Backup (TCRB) -Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8, 8.1, 2012, 10 (32 & 64 Bit)
  • Enables you to quickly make a backup of your Registry.
  • Backup accessible through Recovery Environment. (Not available for XP)
  • Once downloaded, double click on ... tweaking.com_registry_backup_setup.exe ... to install the program

FREE TEMP/JUNK FILE CLEANING PRODUCTS
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CCleaner - Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP. Including both 32-bit and 64-bit versions
For cleaning out obsolete temporary files. Also has program uninstaller and selective cookie removal.
* Do not use the Registry section unless advised by an expert.

Temp File Cleaner (TFC.exe) - Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Supports both a 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
  • This temporary file cleaner is safe and thorough, but may require a PC Restart after you run it.
  • Download to your desktop and run it every week or two to rid your machine of junk files..

FREE HOSTS FILE PRODUCTS
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mvps HOSTS.zip download - Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP.
  • Read about HOSTS file here
    Make sure to see specific OS instructions.
  • Installation of the mvps HOSTS file is very effective at preventing connections to malicious websites.

HostsXpert - Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP
  • Manages your HOSTS file.
  • Unzip (extract) the download to your computer, somewhere where you can find it.
  • HostsXpert is able to modify your HOSTS file for particular sites, if you wish to add or remove certain entries.

hpHOSTS file download - Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP
  • hpHOSTS text file can be found here
  • Download the file, rename it as HOSTS (with NO file extension), and copy it to the folder C:\WindowsSystem32\Drivers\etc\
  • If you have trouble renaming it without a file extension, open it in Notepad.
    Then use "File, Save As", and name it HOSTS, saving it as File type "All Files".
  • hpHOSTS is a large website blocking file that targets known adware as well as malicious sites, preventing access. It has over 100,000 entries.

hosts-perm.bat
  • If you have trouble installing or replacing your HOSTS file due to permissions, download this batch file (hosts-perm.bat) to your desktop and run it.
  • This should fix the permissions issue
If you use Windows Defender for your anti-virus protection, please read: Windows Defender and HOSTS file changes


FREE DISK DEFRAGMENTATION PRODUCTS
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* Use a Temporary File Cleaner like CCleaner or TFC before running a defragmenter.
MyDefrag - Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64-bit
  • This program defragments files on the hard drive, making for quicker and safer access.
  • It is more thorough than the Windows defrag tool.

Defraggler - Windows 10, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP. Including both 32-bit and 64-bit versions, but not RT tablet editions.
  • Portable version for installing on USB thumb drives available - builds page.
  • Defrag your entire hard drive, or individual files.
  • Windows application supports NTFS and FAT32 file systems.

FREE PC PROTECTION/MANAGING PRODUCTS
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WinPatrol - Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 including x64 versions
WinPatrol helps you manage your PC and alert you about any impending changes to your System Registry
  • Remove Un-Wanted Auto Starting programs
  • Disable Un-Needed Automatic Windows Services... Disable ActiveX Controls.
  • Remove Annoying Toolbars and Browser Helper Objects
  • Create Reports that provide a snapshot of potential problems

FREE ANTIVIRUS PRODUCTS
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* Always have ONE and only ONE Antivirus product installed on your PC at the same time.
Windows Defender is built into the following versions of Windows: Windows 8,Windows RT, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 10

Microsoft Security Essentials - Windows 7, Vista(SP2), XP(SP3) - Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
  • Your PC must run genuine Windows to install Microsoft Security Essentials.
  • Choose the appropriate version for your system (32bit or 64bit).
  • Helps guard against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Avast Free Edition - Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP SP3 - Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
  • Anti-spyware built-in
  • Web, Network, P2P, IM Shields,
  • Anti-rootkit built-in
  • Integrated Virus Cleaner... and much more.
Caution: Many companies are adding or bundling pre-checked offers of other software with their installation processes.
UNCHECK any unwanted, pre-checked software installs that may be offered.

FREE ANTISPYWARE PRODUCTS
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* Always have ONE and only ONE AntiSpyware product, providing real time protection, on your PC at the same time.
These can be used in conjunction with an Antivirus program.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP - Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
  • Advanced Antispyware removals.
  • Helps detect and remove all traces of malware including worms, trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware and more.

Spybot S&D - Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (32/64 bit) Fully functional - Vista, XP (32/64 bit) Only supported up to Spybot-S&D 2.4
  • Well known adware/spyware removal product.
  • Don't use Teatimer option while your machine is infected.


If you find any problems or broken links, please contact a forum Administrator or Admin/Teacher.
Last edited by Wingman on October 4th, 2016, 9:17 am, edited 6 times in total.
Reason: Added Windows 10 as needed, updated links, added some info and removed Firewall section.
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