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Favorite little software packages

Post by Boogerhead » Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:33 am

K9, from Keir.net: A free spam filter that learns as it goes. Takes a little while to set up, particularly with an anti-virus scanner, but it's worth it. Turn on the black-list filter, minimize on startup, minimize to tray. This is something you want working, but you don't want to monitor it as it goes.

AVG Antivirus from free.grisoft.com.

Windows Defender, from Microsoft. Replaces Anti-Spyware, which I liked better in some ways. Eh, it's free and works pretty well. This found some stuff inside .exe archives, even -- sure, it crashed when it tried to remove it, but it found it.

SUSE, from en.opensuse.org. This'll keep Dirk happy. =)

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Post by Rab,d » Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:36 am

hint: use a space between your punctuation marks and the address. :wink:

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Post by Wolf » Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:52 am

Don't know if some are "little"
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* Miranda IM
* IrfanView
* XVI32 (hex editor)
* Calypso Mail (I don't know if it's free, but it's heavily outdated and I think the company doesn't exist)
* AntiVir
* Apache http server
* Typsoft ftp server
* AIDA32
* Celestia
* Orbiter simulator
* Celestial maps
* Edonkey2000
* Google Earth

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Post by Boogerhead » Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:19 am

Yeah yeah yeah.

Forgot a couple:
GAIM: Multi-instant-message thingy. Mine logs into a Yahoo account, two old ICQ accounts, MSN, an unused Google account and, sometimes, IRC.

Abyss Web Server: Easy to set up, and it does great for what I need, which is occasional file-sharing with family and/or friends.

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Post by InFerNo » Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:32 am

AIDA32 is the old version of Everest Home Edition (which is free but discontinued a short while ago)

-DynDNS Updater
-Thunderbird
-SpeedFan
-EasyPHP
-Telemeter (but that's just for belgian telenet users :p )

these are the ones i have always running
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Post by Boogerhead » Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:38 am

From Wolf's list:
* IrfanView
Good stuff

* Calypso Mail (I don't know if it's free, but it's heavily outdated and I think the company doesn't exist)
Take a look here: http://rosecitysoftware.com/calypso/ It's apparently being updated by someone else as Courier. Dunno.

* Celestia
Gonna have to send this to some family members .. Thanks.

You ever try http://moon.google.com ? It lets you zoom way in. =)

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Post by Wolf » Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:39 am

InFerNo wrote:AIDA32 is the old version of Everest Home Edition (which is free but discontinued a short while ago)
Oh. I never bothered with updates. I still use Photoshop 3. :wink:

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Take a look here: http://rosecitysoftware.com/calypso/ It's apparently being updated by someone else as Courier. Dunno.
I'll try it out, thanks.

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Post by Boogerhead » Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:05 pm

Wolf wrote:
InFerNo wrote:AIDA32 is the old version of Everest Home Edition (which is free but discontinued a short while ago)
Oh. I never bothered with updates. I still use Photoshop 3. :wink:
Useful, if you ever need to do counterfeiting. errr wait

http://graphicssoft.about.com/b/a/056023.htm

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Post by Highlander » Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:18 pm

Edonkey2000...whats the difference between normal Emule and Edonkey2000?Im useing emule for few years but i hevent tried other versions of it.

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Post by Wolf » Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:49 pm

Boogerhead wrote: Useful, if you ever need to do counterfeiting. errr wait

http://graphicssoft.about.com/b/a/056023.htm
haha :P

Highlander wrote:Edonkey2000...whats the difference between normal Emule and Edonkey2000?Im useing emule for few years but i hevent tried other versions of it.
I don't know too. I thought edonkey was "normal"? :) It does it's job. I got 135 gb last 3 months, that's when I updated.

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Post by InFerNo » Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:28 pm

I use ShareAza aswel

and these often:
-Alcohol 120%
-NVu
-MagicISO
-Sunbird < this one is very useful to me
-OpenOffice 2
-aMSN
-GTalk
-ChatZilla (irc)
-XFire
-RegSupreme
-LeapFTP < teh best
-Hitman Pro < THE best anti-spyware program (REALLY, since it combines 'm all)
-RealVNC < remote desktop
-BWMeter < to keep track of your local and internet data traffic
-Free Download Manager
-ObjectDock < use it all the time..
-AWC < changes your background image automatically after a certain period of time
-Windows Help Designer < to design .hlp files (looks a lot like MS Word)


these are used on regular basis ;)
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Post by TeckDragon » Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:08 pm

Boogerhead wrote: You ever try http://moon.google.com ? It lets you zoom way in. =)
lolz, the zoom to max is hilarious! Thnx, Boogerhead! :lol: :lol:
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Post by greyfox » Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:12 pm

>winamp http://www.winamp.com

>winrar http://www.win-rar.com

>mIRC http://www.mirc.com

>sophos (for the fucking win!) http://www.sophos.com

>firefox http://www.mozilla.org

>spybot s&d (the only anti spyware you'll ever need and i'll bet one of my nuts on that!) http://www.safer-networking.org/

>ultra ISO (the ultimate solution to easy ISO unpacking, so noob proof even i can use it, free trial has no unpack limit) http://www.ezbsystems.com/ultraiso/

>ventrilo (teamspeak got owned!) http://www.ventrilo.com/

>HP deskjet 520C printer drivers (works with just about any printer)

That's what I keep on my usb key anyhow, it's proved to be everything I've ever needed to set up/recover a PC that's in peril.
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Post by InFerNo » Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:35 pm

greyfox wrote: >spybot s&d (the only anti spyware you'll ever need and i'll bet one of my nuts on that!) http://www.safer-networking.org/
then your balls are mine.. check Hitman Pro :D
rly check it :D
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Post by SHINY » Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:05 am

i always use hitman pro to
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Post by Flyer » Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:48 pm

InFerNo wrote:
greyfox wrote: >spybot s&d (the only anti spyware you'll ever need and i'll bet one of my nuts on that!) http://www.safer-networking.org/
then your balls are mine.. check Hitman Pro :D
rly check it :D
Actually, he only bet one of his man-jewels, not both which is always a good decision considering one day he may want to procreate...
Shoplifting is a victimless crime... Like punching someone in the dark.

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Post by greyfox » Sat Mar 11, 2006 9:58 am

lol, indeed i did, and i actually have 3!! which is why i bet one.
I'll take a look at hitman pro.
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Post by Dirk » Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:37 pm

Windows:
Antivir
Spybot
Adaware
PuTTY
WinSCP
Gaim/Miranda
Notepad

Linux:
(KDE has ssh/scp client) ;)
Kopete
AmaroK
Kate

Both:
Firefox
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Post by Batukhan » Sun Mar 12, 2006 5:49 am

-Antivir (a lot of ppl seem to be using it. But it IS really good.. pwnes any kind of norton any time)

-IE 8)

-Macromedia Flash 8

-Photoshop CS

-And then this program i made to resize my photos, named ResizeImage (pretty self explanatory i guess :P )
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Post by Boogerhead » Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:21 am

HRM!

I just downloaded .. er ... something I shouldn't have. It installed SpySheriff, which is a fake anti-spyware program that actually installs spyware, trojans and other fun shit.

AVG Anti-Virus did nothing. Windows Defender (new Anti-Spyware) did nothing, even as the thing crippled the built-in Windows firewall. Windows Defender found nothing in a complete scan. Ad-Aware actually found little of it -- though it was glad to rate my friggin' browser cookies as a dozen critical risks.

Per your guys' suggestion, I tried Hitman Pro. It wasn't what I was thinking it was, but it definitely did the trick when it launched Spybot S&D. I actually got rid of the rest of it (except I told it to keep Ad-Aware on the uninstall, too, and it uinstalled Ad-Aware anyway).

So I think I'm back to normal ... except I'm downloading Antivir now, and I'm going to see if it picks up anything, where I know AVG found nothing ...

FUCK! I hate this computer. I think I spend more time working on it than I spend more time working _on_ it. (Yeah, I know this was my fault, but the other many crashes weren't.)

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Post by Dirk » Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:47 pm

Well remember anti-virus tends to only remove viruses. Unless you are Norton or MacAfee and you forget that speading yourself to thin is bad.
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Post by Flyer » Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:04 pm

My girlfriend's father inadvertently downloaded spysheriff on three separate occasions (the 2nd time was within 3 hours of me removing it). It took me quite some time to get it off his computer the first time but once you find it on your hard drive its not that difficult. If I remember correctly there is a small .exe file that it saves right on the hard drive... C:\\ no subfolder was used. For some reason when you remove the program from it's folder, this little f*cker stays on and keeps re-infecting the computer every time you shut down and restart. Be sure to get that SOB to remove it completely.
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Post by InFerNo » Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:17 pm

My brother had it, i just removed the folder Spy Sherrif in \Program Files\ and that did the trick..
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Post by Dirk » Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:23 pm

Oh another cool utility ... PowerMenu check it out. It's freeware.
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Post by [V]Justice » Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:01 pm

(except I told it to keep Ad-Aware on the uninstall, too, and it uinstalled Ad-Aware anyway).
i picked up a trogan a month or so ago and Ad-aware was included in the virus.might be a good thing thats off your comp booger.I use Antivir as well as Spybot Search And Destroy.they work well.

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