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aKill 1.1
allows you to list all the opened windows (applications) on your Windows machine (including hidden and trayed) and to kill them by specifying PART of their titles. Works also as a command line utility and can be invoked by batch files. review
AMP WinOFF 5.0.1
utility designed to shut down Windows computers automatically, with several working ways and fully configurable. review
AppAudioConfig 1.16
in Windows you can set a sound volume independently for every application. These settings are stored in registry so cannot be very easily modified. This tool will display your current audio settings of every application on your system, and allows you to easily change the setting (mute/unmute status, the sound volume level, and the right/left audio balance). review
Auto Shutdown 2.1
Utility for automatically shutting down or logging off a computer. An automated shutdown/logoff is achieved in two ways: You can set the exact time of shutdown or you can wait for a specific number of days,hours or minutes before shutting down. The progam can be configured for forced shutdown/restart/logoff and also has a poweroff option. review
AutoExit 2007
Tool to shut down computer automatically. review
Autoruns 14.09
shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services, and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond the MSConfig utility bundled with Windows Me and XP. review
Autosofted EasyEyes 1.0
a brightness and temperature (color) adjustment tool designed to take the bright lights off your monitor during the evening. This windows application reduces eye strain and helps trick the body into being able to sleep at night. review
BanishCD 1.01
Small utility that allows you to change the path that Windows will look for the CAB files. review
BlueScreenView 1.52
it scans all your bluescreen crash minidump files, and displays all the info like date/time of the crash, basic crash information displayed in the blue screen (Bug Check Code and 4 parameters), and the details of the driver or module that possibly caused the crash (filename, product name, file description, and file version). review
BootPart 2.60
It lets you add partitions in the Windows NT/2K/XP Multiboot menu. review
CDBFinfo 1.25
shell extension that allows you to view brief information about a DBF file without opening it. It supports dBase III, dBase IV, FoxPro, Visual FoxPro and dBase Level 7 formats. review
multipurpose command line controlled (cli) system utility that enhances standart windows environment with many new features. Automatizes various activities and ads power to batch files. review
CrystalDiskInfo 8.17.14
an open source HDD/SSD health monitoring utility. It shows hard disk information, S.M.A.R.T. values and disk temperature. review
CurrPorts 2.71
display the list of all currently opened TCP/IP and UDP ports on your local computer. For each port in the list, information about the process that opened the port is also displayed, including the process name, full path of the process, version information of the process (product name, file description, and so on), the time that the process was created, and the user that created it. In addition, CurrPorts allows you to close unwanted TCP connections, kill the process that opened the ports, and save the TCP/UDP ports information to HTML file , XML file, or to tab-delimited text file. CurrPorts also automatically mark with pink color suspicious TCP/UDP ports owned by unidentified applications. review
DLL Archive 1.00
It searches through all the files on your system and lets you know if any of them contain references to the DLL's in question. review
DTM ODBC Manager 1.02.00
simple and easy-to-use ODBC Data Sources manager. The program allows you to export data source definitions into a file and then restore it on a local or remote system. The program works both with system DSNs and with user DSNs. review
tool to automatically adjust your screen colors (in fact the color temperature) during the day - warm at night and like sunlight during the day. review
Faber Toys 2.6 build 52
System utility, mainly developed for power users who want to know what's going on in their computer. It may also be used by programmers as a tool for tracking their application. It's an all-in-one process viewer, module lister, autorun manager, windows explorer and alias manager. review
GAG 4.10
boot manager program. It's loaded when the computer is turned on and allows you to choose the operating system you want to use. review
GUI for DISM 1.1
a GUI for the commandline DISM from Windows 10. review
Harddisk-Power-Down Tool
Tool for switching off the first or second drive with one key press even within other applications. review
HD Tune 5.75
tool to test hard disc and show you transfer rate, access time, burst rate, S.M.A.R.T. information and complete info about your disc. review
HeavyLoad 3.6
a freeware stress-testing tool for Windows. review
Input Director 2.1.2
application that lets you control multiple Windows systems using the keyboard/mouse attached to one computer. It is designed for folks who have two (or more) computers set up at home and find themselves regularly sliding from one system to the other. With Input Director, you can share a single keyboard/mouse across a set of systems. You switch which system receives the input either by hotkey or by moving the cursor so that it transitions from one screen to the other. review
IntelBurntest 2.54
free and easy to use CPU stress testing tool. review
simple command line tool to set a backlight PWM frequency for Intel Graphics chips. A great tool especially if you have a Thinkpad laptop and your LCD screen is flickering. review
Fast killing of running processes in Windows. review
Lomsel EasyINI 1.03
a multi INI editor. If you want edit one INI file or many INI files at once this is a program you are looking for. You can use many file filter options to search for INI files and change their values in ini sections. review
Macrorit Disc Scanner 4.3.5
portable disk surface test and hard drive health diagnostic tool. It is compatible with all recent versions of Microsoft Windows - both client and server and supports major storage device types such as IDE, SATA HDD and SSD, SCSI, FireWire, hardware RAID, flash cards and more. review
Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder
utility that retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install windows from your registry and product keys for many other applications. It has the options to copy the key to clipboard, save it to a text file, or print it for safekeeping. 1 review
MaxMem 1.01
Realtime physical memory management program that automatically ensures that you always have as much physical memory available as possible. It does this by allowing you to set minimum amounts of memory to be made available under certain circumstance, and then passively monitoring how much system resources are being used. review
Memory Monitor
Shows the physical, virtual (swap file) and total memory values, along with a usage graph, making it easy to visualise the memory load. review
GUI for permanent Windows component (like Media Player, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, MSN Explorer, Messenger ...) removal by your choice. After removal there is an option to make bootable image ready for burning on cd or testing in virtual machines. So that means that with nLite you will be able to have Windows installation cd which on installation doesn't install, or even contain on cd, unwanted components. review
Parkdale 3.03
get the read and write speed from your harddisks, cdrom devices and network servers in Kilobyte, Megabyte or even Gigabyte per second. review
Partition Logic 0.9
free hard disk partitioning and data management tool. It can create, delete, format, defragment, resize, and move partitions and modify their attributes. It can copy entire hard disks from one to another. review
Partition Manager 11 Free Edition
easy to use tool for hard drive partitioning. review
Portable Start Menu 3.6
simple start menu application that can be installed on USB sticks or local PCs. Programs can be launched via a tray icon. If you close Portable Start Menu on an USB-Stick, running applications can be closed automatically, too. review
Prime95 30.8 build 17
CPU stress testing tool. review
PrioSet 1.0
Program launcher that let you set the system level priority of any application. review
Privatezilla 0.60.0
a simple tool to perform a quick privacy and security check of your Windows 10 copy. It allows you to fine-tune Windows 10's many settings and configure your privacy without navigating through a hundred different menus. review
ProduKey 1.97
small utility that displays the ProductID and the CD-Key of Microsoft Office (Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Office 2007), Windows (Including Windows 7 and Windows Vista), Exchange Server, and SQL Server installed on your computer. You can view this information for your current running operating system, or for another operating system/computer - by using command-line options. This utility can be useful if you lost the product key of your Windows/Office, and you want to reinstall it on your computer. review
RamBooster 1.6
With this prog you can continuously monitor the amount of RAM. If the amount of free RAM goes too low, free more with RamBooster or set to make it automatically. review
RAMMon 2.2
easy to use Windows based application that allows users to quickly retrieve the Serial Presence Detect (SPD) data from their RAM modules. It will allow users to identify a multitude of attributes, of which, includes the manufacturer, the clockspeed and other data of their DDR2, DDR3, XMP and EPP memory devices and even some older memory types. It uses SysInfo DLL SDK to gather the SPD attributes from RAM devices. review
Redmond Path 1.0
tool to make the process of editing search path in Windows environment easier. It provides interactive way for adding, deleting, verifying, and reordering directories. review
Remote Shut Down 1.1
Allows to remotely (over the network) shutdown and power off or restart any Windows NT/2000/XP Workstation or Server. Additionally you can specify a message which will be displayed before the computer will be shutdown. review
RunAsTool 1.5
portable freeware which allows standard users to run a specific program with administrator privileges without the need to enter the administrator password. This allows you to provide standard (non-admin) users with access to programs that require admin rights. Great if you have a problem with the built-in "savecred option" in Windows 10. review
Secunia Personal Software Inspector
security tool designed to detect vulnerable and out-dated programs and plug-ins which expose your PC to attacks. The only solution to block these kind of attacks is to apply security updates, commonly referred to as patches. Patches are offered free-of-charge by most software vendors, however, finding all these patches is a tedious and time consuming task. Secunia PSI automates this and alerts you when your programs and plug-ins require updating to stay secure. review
ServiWin 1.72
it displays the list of installed drivers and services on your system. For some of them, additional useful information is displayed: file description, version, product name, company that created the driver file, and more. In addition, ServiWin allows you to easily stop, start, restart, pause, and continue service or driver, change the startup type of service or driver (automatic, manual, disabled, boot or system), save the list of services and drivers to file, or view HTML report of installed services/drivers in your default browser. review
System Explorer
good system explorer that shows detailed informations about tasks, processes, modules, startups, IE addons, uninstallers, windows, services, drivers, connections and opened files. review
Task Manager Fix 2.0
tool designed to enable taskmanager which is disabled by the virus, trojans and spywares. review
Technitium MAC Address Changer 6.0.5
allows you to change MAC address of your network card irrespective to your card manufacturer or its driver. review
Unknown Device Identifier 8.02
identify unknown devices with yellow question marks in your system and look for drivers for them. Driver backup is optional. review
Unknown Devices 1.4.20
simple tool to help you find what those unknown devices in Device Manager really are. A little bit outdated (last update in 2007) so sometimes it cannot identify everything, especially new hardware. review
a small utility that will help you to identify those "Unknown Device". review
VirtualBox 7.0.3 / 6.1.42
powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and OpenSolaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4 and 2.6), Solaris and OpenSolaris, and OpenBSD. review

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