Windows manager tools

Manages Startup and Running processes on Windows


Starter v. 5.6.2.8 (www.snapfiles.com):
As a primary purpose, Starter allows one to view and manage all the programs that are starting automatically whenever operating system is loading. It enumerates all the hidden registry entries, startup folders' items and some of the initialization files, so that the user could choose to temporarily disable selected entries, edit them, create new, or delete them permanently. Secondary purpose is to list all the running processes with possibility to view extended process' information (such as used DLLs, memory usage, thread count, priorities etc.), and to terminate selected process (even a Windows NT service, having enough access rights). System requirements: Microsoft Windows 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003. No Install.
File size: 767 KB

Autoruns v. 9.13 (www.sysinternals.com):
autoruns, which has the most comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations of any startup monitor, 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.
It works on Windows 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003. No Install.
File size: 533 KB

CurrPorts v. 1.31 (www.nirsoft.net)
CurrPorts displays 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 (Applications without version information and icons).
If you want to get more information about the remote IP address displayed in CurrPorts utility, you can utilize the Integration with IPNetInfo utility in order to easily view the IP address information from WHOIS servers.
It works on Windows NT/2000/XP. File size: 147 KB.

TCPView v. 2.53 (www.sysinternals.com):
TCPView is a Windows program that will show you detailed listings of all TCP and UDP endpoints on your system, including the local and remote addresses and state of TCP connections. On Windows NT, 2000 and XP TCPView also reports the name of the process that owns the endpoint. TCPView provides a more informative and conveniently presented subset of the Netstat program that ships with Windows. The TCPView download includes Tcpvcon, a command-line version with the same functionality.
It works on Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows 98/Me. File size: 130 KB.

a-squared HiJackFree (www.emsisoft.com)
HiJackFree is a detailed system analysis tool which helps advanced users to detect and remove all types of HiJackers, Spyware, Adware, Trojans and Worms.
Manage all types of Autoruns on your system.
Control all Explorer and Browser plugins (BHOs, Toolbars, etc.).
Manage all running Processes and their associated modules.
Control all Services, even those Windows doesn't display.
View open ports and the associated listening processes.
View all DNS entries in the hosts file.
Manage installed Layered Service Providers (LSPs).
Analyze the system configuration with using our live online analysis.
It comes with language packs for English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and many more.




Windows cleaner Registry tools


Easy Cleaner (personal.inet.fi/ business/ toniarts/):
EasyCleaner is a small program which searches Windows' registry for entries that are pointing nowhere. EasyCleaner also lets you delete all kinds of unnecessary files like temps, backups etc. You can search for duplicate files and you can view some intresting info about your disk space usage! You are also able to manage startup programs, invalid shortcuts and add/remove software list. ToniArts may not be held accountable in any way if EasyCleaner affects your computer in a negative way. EasyCleaner works in Windows 95/98/ME/NT 3.51 (or newer)/2000/XP.

RegSeeker v. 1.55 (www.hoverdesk.net):
RegSeeker is a perfect companion for your Windows registry !
RegSeeker includes a powerful registry cleaner and can display various informations like your startup entries, several histories (even index.dat files), installed applications and much more ! With RegSeeker you can search for any item inside your registry, export/delete the results, open them in the registry. RegSeeker also includes a tweaks panel to optimize your OS ! Now RegSeeker includes a file tool to search for duplicate files, bad shortcuts and more !
It works on Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/95/98/Me (Available in many languages). No Install.
File size: 439 Kb.

CCleaner v. 2.03.532 (www.ccleaner.com):
CCleaner logoCCleaner is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history.
Cleans the following:
Internet Explorer: Temporary files, URL history, cookies, Autocomplete form history, index.dat.
Firefox: Temporary files, URL history, cookies, download history.
Windows: Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.
Registry cleaner: Advanced features to remove unused and old entries, including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs, Uninstallers, Shared DLLs, Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons, Invalid Shortcuts and more... also comes with a comprehensive backup feature.
Third-party applications: Removes temp files and recent file lists (MRUs) from many apps including Opera, Media Player, eMule, Kazaa, Google Toolbar, Netscape, MS Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and many more...
File size: 2,66 MB.



Settings


X-Setup 6.3 (www.xteq.com):
X-Setup is the ultimate in system configuration or tweaking as some people would say. It covers all types of options and has many useful features. It works on Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, 2000, ME, XP.

Xpy 0.9.8 (sourceforge.net/projects/xpy):
xpy is a small software, securing your Windows 2000/XP/2003 installation and protecting your privacy. In addition to so-called Antispy features, it disables common security threats (RPC/DCOM, LMHash) and increases your Windows performance.
It works on Windows Xp/2000/2003. It's a small freeware software (133 Kb only).

Registry Tweaker v. 2.1.2.283 (www.registrytweaker.net)
Registry Tweaker is a tool, for applying registry tweaks on Windows platforms. It supports Windows 2000/XP/2003. The program is very customizable, you can add, edit tweak database, create profiles and export them to *.reg files. Everything is done just with a few clicks. Registry Tweaker supports basic types:
REG_DWORD, REG_SZ, REG_MULTI_SZ, REG_EXP_SZ, REG_BINARY
It works on Windows 2000/XP/2003. It's a freeware software (1,20 MB).

TCP Optimizer 2.0.3.0 (www.speedguide.net)
The TCP Optimizer is a free, easy Windows program that provides an intuitive interface for tuning and optimizing your Internet connection. There is no installation required, just download and run.
The program can aid both the novice and the advanced user in tweaking related TCP/IP parameters in the Windows Registry, making it easy to tune your system to the type of Internet connection used. The tool uses advanced algorithms, and the bandwidth delay product to find the best TCP Window for your specific connection speed. It provides for easy tunning of all related TCP/IP parameters, such as MTU, RWIN, and even advanced ones like QoS and ToS/Diffserv prioritization. The program works with all current versions of Windows, and includes additional tools, such as testing average latency over multiple hosts, and finding the largest possible packet size (MTU).
The TCP Optimizer is targeted towards broadband internet connections, however it can be helpful with tuning any internet connection type, from dialup to Gigabit+
It works on Windows 9x/ME/2K/XP/XP-SP2/2k3. File size: 596 KB.




ShellExView v. 1.19 - Shell Extensions Manager (www.nirsoft.net):
Shell Extensions are in-process COM objects which extends the abilities of Windows operating system. Most shell extensions are automatically installed by the operating system, but there are also many other applications that install additional shell extension components. For example: If you install WinZip on your computer, you'll see a special WinZip menu when you right-click on a Zip file. This menu is created by adding a shell extension to the system.
The ShellExView utility displays the details of shell extensions installed on your computer, and allows you to easily disable and enable each shell extension.
ShellExView can be used for solving context-menu problems in Explorer environment. Read the following article, for more information for solving context-menu problems
(http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm).
Available in many languages. No installation required.
It works on all Windows systems. File size: 144 KB.

RegScanner v. 1.61 - Registry Scanner (www.nirsoft.net)
RegScanner is a small utility that allows you to scan the Registry, find the desired Registry values that match to the specified search criteria, and display them in one list. After finding the Registry values, you can easily jump to the right value in RegEdit, simply by double-clicking the desired Registry item.
Available in many languages. No installation required.
It works on Windows NT/2000/XP. File size: 96,6 KB.




Keyfinder Thing 3.1.6
KeyFinder Thing is a simple utility to retrieve the Serial numbers or CD Keys of Microsoft software installed on your system.
It includes options to export the list of found keys and a search option to find keys not included by default.
Whilst this utility is aimed at Microsoft products I have built it to be versatile so I can include other non-MS products so please feel free to email me with any requests for software titles to be included and I will do my best.
System Requirments: Any 32bit Windows OS that has .NET 2.0 FX installed.
File size: 231 KB


Keyfinder Thing Lite 1.10
As for Lite version, its smaller! (50kb) and you don't need to have .NET 2.0 FX installed. But it doesn't have the features of the full version. Its basic and to the point now and the only dependancy is MSVBVM60.dll. Most of computers nowadays has MSVBVM60.dll
System Requirments: Any 32bit Windows OS that hasn't .NET 2.0 FX installed.




TaskArrange (users.forthnet.gr/ pat/efotinis/programs):
TaskArrange is a simple utility that lets you rearrange the buttons of the Windows taskbar. It works on Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/95/98/Me (Available in many languages). No Install.

PowerToys (www.microsoft.com/ windowsxp/downloads/ powertoys/ xppowertoys.mspx):
PowerToys are additional programs that developers work on after a product has been released to manufacturing. They add fun and functionality to the Windows experience.

PageDefrag v. 2.32 (www.sysinternals.com):
One of the limitations of the Windows NT/2000 defragmentation interface is that it is not possible to defragment files that are open for exclusive access. Thus, standard defragmentation programs can neither show you how fragmented your paging files or Registry hives are, nor defragment them. Paging and Registry file fragmentation can be one of the leading causes of performance degradation related to file fragmentation in a system.
Pagedefrag uses advanced techniques to provide you what commercial defragmenters cannot: the ability for you to see how fragmented your paging files and Registry hives are, and to defragment them. In addition, it defragments event log files and Windows 2000/XP hibernation files (where system memory is saved when you hibernate a laptop).
Pagedefrag works on Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Server 2003.
File size: 69 KB.



Boot tools


AutoStreamer 1.0.33 (www.neowin.net):
Autostreamer works as a slipstreamer-only. Basically, all it really needs is a source (that being an original Windows CD or a local share) and a Service Pack file.
Autostream creates a final .ISO file that can be burned with any Free Burner CD mastering tool (e.g. Nero Burning ROM, or see also our web page Free Burning solutions
www.parlandosparlando.com/view.php/lingua_1/whoisit_1/id_398).
Requirements:
1. Windows 2000/XP/2003 (Windows 9x/Me won't do).
2. Administrative privileges.
3. A CD recorder and a blank CD.
Supported Service Pack files:
- Windows 2000: SP3 onwards (meaning you can't select a SP1/SP2 file as a service pack).
- Windows XP: Any.
- Windows 2003: Any.
File size: 846 KB.

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