Archive for November, 2008

Free Rootkit Removal Tools

November 26, 2008
F-Secure’s Blacklight
GMER
Microsoft TechNet Rootkit Revealer
Panda Anti-Rootkit
Trend Micro’s Rootkit Buster

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Driver Backup Programs

November 20, 2008

Double Driver – Freeware

Driver Backup – Freeware

The following cam be found on Portable Freeware.com using the search term driver.  Download sites are below.

Driver Magician – Free Trial

DriverMax – Freeware

Remove Metadata From Word Documents Prior to Version 2007 With Doc Scrubber

November 18, 2008

Free for personal and business use.

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/docscrubber.html#Overview

Metadata can be removed from Office 2007 documents using the Document Inspector.  The document inspector can be found by:

  1. Clicking the Office logo button in the upper left corner of the screen, clicking on the Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc, Options button at the bottom of the menu.
  2. Click Trust Center.
  3. Click Trust Center Settings.
  4. Click Document Inspector…

Determine Which PC On The Network Is Running The Master Browser Service

November 18, 2008

Browstat.exe can be downloaded from here as part of Windows XP Service Pack 2 Support Tools.

Browstat Syntax

Free Secure Delete Tools

November 18, 2008

Darik’s Boot And Nuke

Eraser or Eraser Portable

Freeraser – Portable file eraseer.  Does not wipe an entire disk.

Prevent Restore

SDelete – Formerly from Sys Internals, now owned by Microsoft.

Set Yahoo Mail Or GMail Up As The Default For Mailto Links

November 15, 2008

How to make Yahoo the default email application in Internet Explorer 7.

http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_change_the_mailto_or_default_mail_program.html

How to make Yahoo the default email application in Firefox 3.

http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/yahoomail/settings/settings-10.html

This can also be done without any addons for Firefox 3.

Tools –> Options –> Applications –> Scroll to mailto and select the desired default application from the dropdown list.

Other webmail options for Firefox.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/206?id=206

Making GMail the default mail application.

https://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=10966&query=mailto:&topic=0&type=f&ctx=en:search

Affixa can also be used to make these changes, among others.

System Explorer

November 15, 2008

Get details about, and enable/disable startup items.

http://systemexplorer.mistergroup.org/

Autorunssc

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx

Firefox Add-on Compatibility Report

November 15, 2008

Windows Service Packs

November 10, 2008

Windows Service Pack Center

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/service-packs#

Windows NT

Service Pack 6a – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=E396D059-E402-46EF-B095-A74399E25737&displaylang=en

Windows 2000

Service Pack 1 – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb742587.aspx

Service Pack 2 – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb742588.aspx

Service Pack 3 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=687646B3-FDD7-4C6B-B1A9-8441EF2157D4&displaylang=en

Service Pack 4 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1001AAF1-749F-49F4-8010-297BD6CA33A0&displaylang=en

Service Pack 4 Roll Up – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B54730CF-8850-4531-B52B-BF28B324C662&displaylang=en&displaylang=en

Windows XP

Service Pack 1a – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0136e5f8-1684-4202-b2d0-c6a43430f12a&displaylang=en

Service Pack 2 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en

Service Pack 3 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5B33B5A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4&displaylang=en

Windows Vista

Service Pack 1 x86 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B0C7136D-5EBB-413B-89C9-CB3D06D12674&displaylang=en

Service Pack 1 x64 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=874A414B-32B2-41CC-BD8B-D71EDA5EC07C&displaylang=en

Service Pack 2 x86 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a4dd31d5-f907-4406-9012-a5c3199ea2b3

Service Pack 2 x64 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=656c9d4a-55ec-4972-a0d7-b1a6fedf51a7&displaylang=en

Windows 2000 Server

Service Pack 1 – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb742587.aspx

Service Pack 2 – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb742588.aspx

Service Pack 3 – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb742589.aspx

Service Pack 4 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1001AAF1-749F-49F4-8010-297BD6CA33A0&displaylang=en

Windows 2003 Server x86 32 bit

Service Pack 1 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=22CFC239-337C-4D81-8354-72593B1C1F43&displaylang=en

Service Pack 2 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=95AC1610-C232-4644-B828-C55EEC605D55&displaylang=en

Service Pack Blocker Tool Kit – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d7c9a07a-5267-4bd6-87d0-e2a72099edb7&displaylang=en

Microsoft Office Tools

November 9, 2008

Video on how to package a PowerPoint 2007 presentation.

http://office.microsoft.com/home/video.aspx?assetid=ES102450261033&width=884&height=540&startindex=0&CTT=11&Origin=HA102434221033

Convert YouTube Videos To A Format Suitable For Embedding In PowerPoint With This Free Online Conversion Tool.

http://www.mediaconverter.org/

Office 2007 Viewers

Word 2007 Viewer – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3657ce88-7cfa-457a-9aec-f4f827f20cac&displaylang=en

Excel 2007 Viewer – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1cd6acf9-ce06-4e1c-8dcf-f33f669dbc3a&displaylang=en

PowerPoint 2007 Viewer – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=048DC840-14E1-467D-8DCA-19D2A8FD7485&displaylang=en

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941B3470-3AE9-4AEE-8F43-C6BB74CD1466&displaylang=en

Microsoft Office Service Packs

Office 2000

Service Pack 1 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=AF6C8D03-7633-45B4-AB96-795EE656F2A2&displaylang=EN

Service Pack 2 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=96DF48A9-7638-429E-816E-35F16F6528CA&displaylang=en

Service Pack 3 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5C011C70-47D0-4306-9FA4-8E92D36332FE&displaylang=EN

Office XP

Service Pack 1 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=D4D8A9A4-31FC-480B-9CD9-ADCCB6997CE3&displaylang=EN

Service Pack 2 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1a8ce553-ab76-4a63-99da-b4ed914c1514&displaylang=en

Service Pack 3 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=85AF7BFD-6F69-4289-8BD1-EB966BCDFB5E&displaylang=en

Office 2003

Service Pack 1 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9C51D3A6-7CB1-4F61-837E-5F938254FC47&displaylang=en

Service Pack 2 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=57e27a97-2db6-4654-9db6-ec7d5b4dd867&displaylang=en

Service Pack 3 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=E25B7049-3E13-433B-B9D2-5E3C1132F206&displaylang=en

Office 2007

Service Pack 1 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9EC51594-992C-4165-A997-25DA01F388F5&displaylang=en

Service Pack 2 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b444bf18-79ea-46c6-8a81-9db49b4ab6e5&displaylang=en

Service Pack 3 – http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=27838

Office 2010

Service Pack 1 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2460049

 

Microsoft Service Pack Uninstall Tool for Office 2007 -  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954914

Link to Microsoft Ultimate Steal – For College Students – http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/theultimatesteal-us/default.aspx