Tag Archives: Computer Utilities

Puran Utilities scores 4.5 out of 5 stars

Puran Uilities is an excellent all in one utility that has a ton of features. Disk Check Recover bad sectors on your hard disk using chkdsk. 4 out of 5 Uninstaller Uninstall software and hard to uninstall software  4.5 out … Continue reading

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Move Programs from your C drive

Many times I have met people who have almost filled their C drive with a ton of programs.  I personally prefer purchasing a new hard drive and cloning it to gain space.  However, it often gets risky or you don’t … Continue reading

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Computer Repair with ToolBox

It’s hard to beat Rick over at Whats On My PC.   He is always finding some of the best tools you can use to keep your computer running like new.  With IOBit’s Portable Free PC Repair ToolBox, this all … Continue reading

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What is HashTab and how can it be used to verify files?

HashTab  provides the hash algorithms’ in several formats.  How is it used? You can use HasTab by Implbits.   HashTab installs a tab to the properties of a file. Once you verify the file and upload it or email it, you … Continue reading

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There’s nothing wrong with my computer!

So a couple of friends told me there was nothing wrong with their computers…. I asked if I could scan them because I just wanted to see what was on them… Malware today can be removed using SuperAntiSpyware Portable, A-Squared, … Continue reading

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Bleachbit – Bill Mullins’ review

Bleachbit is an excellent piece of software to clean up Linux. Recently I read Bill Mullins’ blog and discovered it is also made for Windows.   Bill’s review is a must read and you’ll see the benefit of removing not … Continue reading

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Ultra Virus Killer

Part of our curriculum is reviewing blogs such as Bill Mullins and other popular tech blogs.    Rhett Turner a current student  mentions Bill quite often in class when Bill reviews of software are posted on his site.   A recent review of Ultra … Continue reading

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Clean your computer with System Ninja

System Ninja (System Ninja) is a lightweight cleaner that cleans over a dozen items.  It has many more features along with supporting processes, multiple browsers, analyzes startup information, folder analysis and several other useful menu items to help optimize your computer. … Continue reading

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Security Downloader

Here’s an excellent security downloader to get your favorite applications with the click of your mouse. SSDownloader . .

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How to optimize your computer – another opinion

We are often asked how we optimize a netbook, laptop or desktop by many students.   If you have completed some of these steps, simply skip them and go to the next item.  Here’s our tip sheet – ____  Right … Continue reading

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Diskmax – How to enable deep scan

If you are an experienced user, you can enable the deep scan feature (if you download the program, the feature is disabled by default for safety reasons I’m sure) of DiskMax by creating a blank notepad file named EnableDeepScan.txt and … Continue reading

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What’s on your hard drive?

RidNacs is a good program to see exactly what is using your hard drive space.  Freeware by SplashSoft.

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Clean your pc with CCleaner portable

When working on computers, you often have a flashdrive with all of your utilities.  Portable applications are great because they don’t have to be installed (often many computers won’t let you install programs if they are unstable).  Mickey pointed out … Continue reading

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Clean your computer with Eusing Free System Cleaner

Eusing is another system cleaner that keeps your computer running like new.  With other cleaners such as Glary’s, CCleaner, Cleanup 4.5.2, FCleaner and others it seems each has their own methods of cleaning your computer. Eusing Free System Cleaner offers … Continue reading

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System information for your computer

Look in My PC is an excellent program that gives you an overview of your computer’s hardware, software, registry entries, internet connections, event log information and dozens of other items including diagnostics.

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Control Flash Cookies and Privacy Settings

Ironically I always clean my computer but noticed several sites that still had connections to my computer….and an ad that would come to me over and over regardless of the page I visited.  Seeing this I cleaned my computer CCleaner … Continue reading

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Stalled Printer Repair

Ever have problems with a printer job you just can’t get rid of?  Sometimes rebooting the computer, starting and stopping the print spooler service and turning the printer on and off can be maddening.   FantasticFreeware has a nice program … Continue reading

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System Spec 2.88 – The best freeware system information utility

System Spec 2.88 is the best freeware system information utility that provides graphical information along with hundreds of utilities and options you can see and set.   This software provides information for anyone wanting to know the hardware and software … Continue reading

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Excellent tools for your computer

Dawn found a listing of tools that analyze crash dumps, hunt for trojans and more.  Check out this website for an excellent assortment of tools.

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Smallest Backup Program

Bart my not be the smallest but I haven’t seen a smaller utility to backup your files.  At 50 kb, this light weight program can be used to backup your files onto your external drive or across a network.   … Continue reading

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