5 must-have Software and Tools for Windows IT Professionals


  1. isn’t http://www.hirensbootcd.org/ quite a good alternative for all of the above? it includes mini windows xp, parted magic ( mini linux ) and some( or alternatives of the other ones like sysinternals and nirsoft)?
    I’m just an individual with some experience with computers and one app that i can’t give up is sysinternals process explorer
    btw, which linux live cd is in the screenshot? i know ubuntu, knoppix, linuxmint, feodra, and it doesn’t seem like any.

    btw, keep the good work bro

  2. Also I would like to see people keeping a copy of Bootable Free malware cleaner from Microsoft – Standalone System Sweeper Beta1.

  3. I didn’t recommend Hiren’s Boot CD because there are many freeware and abandonware applications included on the boot CD; however, the CD also includes multiple pirated copyrighted programs from companies such as Symantec and Acronis to name a few. Considering it’s a warez TWC won’t recommend it.

    Hope this answers.

  4. a Linux Live-CD/DVD is always good to have, not only for emergencies but it´s also VERY useful of you want to copy windows “system-files” to another partition fx.
    normally your O/S refuse to copy some files, in such a case you can use Linux.
    then you can copy ANY file you want without any protests from the O/S…
    I´ve have used Knoppix Live-DVD when i have had the need to access a windows-partition.

    another thing that is VERY good to have on a CD / DVD / USB-memory is some standalone / command-line antivirus-scanners like fx. Emsisoft Emergency Kit: http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/
    it´s the same antivirus-scanner as Emsisoft AntiMalware (EAM), the only difference is that it doesn´t have any realtime-protection.
    EAM has a very high detection-rate, has recieved a lot of awards and is VB100-certified etc.
    it´s FREE, so go and get it…

  5. Lots of Malware reported on the NirSoft Utilities download launcher by EI 9 Sweep and McAfee Internet Security!!!!

  6. Scopio, its mostly false positives as many of these utilities contains some code that might seems similar to malware behavious like port scanning… Even Avira keeps on complaining about Cain & Abel…

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