Devastate Posted March 11, 2011 Share Posted March 11, 2011 There is a thread about AVG going on now so I thought it might be a good idea for all the techy types to share with the common folk what's in their Toolboxes so to speak. Being in the industry for 15 years, I've come across a lot, and it's forever changing. But as of this week here are the programs that I keep on a thumb drive and carry with me to every job. Malwarebytes - http://www.malwarebytes.org/ Good for one time scanning of machines already infected. No need to pay for this as the full version's protection is subpar. Hitman Pro - http://www.surfright.nl/en I always use this in conjunction with Malwarebytes.. It's a very quick second opinion scanner. Ccleaner - http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner Excellent at cleaning out browser cache's and temp files.. However it's strength is in it's registry cleaning.. I've ran it over 1000 times I'm sure, with never an issue.. But be sure to back up your reg (it gives you the option before it changes anything) before you do anything. Free and paid versions are exactly the same.. They operate off donations. Combofix - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/anti-virus/combofix This little tool has gotten me out of more jams than I can count.. Warning though download this ONLY from bleepingcomputer as there are many infected fakes out there. Used for severe infections.. Usually bad rootkits or other things that screw with the master boot record and damages windows system files Hiren's Boot CD - http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd This tool is great.. Put it in and boot the machine to CD.. tons of nice tools, but the feature I use the most is cracking Windows passwords (for users who set a password and then forgot it). Kind of for advanced users. ESET Online Virus Scanner - http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner Just started using this about a month ago.. It's good for certain types of virus's that won't allow you to install an app like Malwarebytes and for people who don't know how to access Safemode heh. I generally use this in remote situations Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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