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Useful Tools!!! for free...

Started by aid03, March 24, 2009, 11:33:21 PM

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aid03

March 24, 2009, 11:33:21 PM Last Edit: August 30, 2009, 11:51:06 PM by aid03
Post any useful tools you guys use here...


March09

Comodo Leak tester, it will tell you about vulnerabilities on your computer
http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/cltinfo.html

ScanPort - Port scanning, it scans ports and tell you which ports are open, filtered, or closed.
http://download.cnet.com/Scan-Port/3000-2381_4-10155407.html?tag=mncol

Comodo Firewall, great firewall, no open ports compared to just using windows firewall - score 300/340 on leak test with minimal configurations... My McAfee suite scored 40/340 with default setting, kinda sad, and its hard to change configurations.. edit: Comodo Scored 340/340 on leak test with Firewall and Defense+ settings on  'Safe Mode' and Configuration on 'Proactive Security'
http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/

Avast Anti-virus(free) - it detects faulty websites and stops it from connecting to the web... For a free edition i think its really good!
http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

Photoscape - Edit photos, very simple to use and free... I dont know how to use photoshop lol ;D
http://download.cnet.com/PhotoScape/3000-2192_4-10703122.html?tag=mncol

PDFill - I use this to merge pdf files into 1 file.. Havent tried the other features though, It just makes printing pdf files much easier. Instead of opening 10pdf files and printing them one by one you can merge them all into 1.
http://download.cnet.com/PDFill-PDF-Tools-Free/3000-2075_4-10435051.html?tag=mncol

Gom Player - It plays everything and its free! My gf loves it coz she watches all her bootleg korean/japanese/asian movies here.lol Well, I havent gotten any codec errors or anything with this player
http://download.cnet.com/GOM-Media-Player/3000-13632_4-10551786.html?tag=mncol

Firfox Add-Ons
Ant add-on for firefox - you can download the videos you watch on youtube and other video sharing sites with flash players
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/8174

That's it for now... Ill add some more here if I come across anything ;D


April09

Malwarebytes - a very good tool that removes malwares... It doesnt have a real time protection like the avast free edition but this will scan your computer really good. It found 2adwares and a trojan on my work computer that has avast and mcafee installed. This will also remove the conficker worm... dont forget to update the program before you scan
http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?tag=mncol

Handbrake Video Converter(thanks Dj)
Here's the link: http://handbrake.fr/
It's a video converter, I use it to convert dvd movies to MPEG4 format, but I think it can convert from any format to any format. :D
Handbrake's one of the best video converter that I have used due to user friendliness and the speed. :)



August09

BlockSite - addon for Firefox. Block sites permanently and all those phishing/scamming sites that tells the user they need to install an anti-virus software or something.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3145



note: make sure you guys scan any downloads you make, its not my/anybody's responsibility if the links posted here has a virus or anything.

Dj

The only place where success comes before work is in a dictionary.  :evil5:

aid03


Dj

parang okay yung port testers ah. :)
The only place where success comes before work is in a dictionary.  :evil5:

aid03

March 27, 2009, 05:02:59 AM #4 Last Edit: March 27, 2009, 05:07:20 AM by aid03
Quote from: Dj on March 26, 2009, 07:15:36 AM
parang okay yung port testers ah. :)
yep yep... scan ports from 1-10,000 i bet youll find more open ports... that conficker virus/worm could use one of these ports... :)

anybody else wanna add useful programs they use?thanks!

Dj

March 27, 2009, 08:44:05 AM #5 Last Edit: March 27, 2009, 08:49:03 AM by Dj
Under what system should I scan? I just scanned under "local host" and 4 of the ports are open. What does that mean?
The only place where success comes before work is in a dictionary.  :evil5:

aid03

March 27, 2009, 05:05:03 PM #6 Last Edit: March 27, 2009, 05:52:51 PM by aid03
What ports do you have open? What firewall do you have? If the open ports have a description then it might just be normal. Im still kinda new to this so pardon me... ;D These ports maybe open coz your computer is using it to access internet. These open ports could also be used for an attack to your computer.

I rescanned my computer and found a port that is open. Theres no description or anything to it so I just blocked it on my firewall. If you experience anything bad after blocking the port then just unblock the port.

Maybe, the experts could chime in here :)

try this Dj,

open a command prompt

1>type "netstat -aon" look for the port that is open it should say "0.0.0.0:123" or "ip address:port that's open".... get the 'pid'
2>after getting the 'pid' type "tasklist | findstr 'pid'"... ie: "tasklist | findstr 321"
3>it will show you which program is using the port... if you dont know this program and its using a port you can close it by "tskill 'PID'"...ie: tskill 321

Dj

I'm just using window's firewall, is the comodo good? does it slow down your system? I'll rescan again and do what you've just suggested. :)
The only place where success comes before work is in a dictionary.  :evil5:

aid03

comodo is really good coz you could change a lot of settings you want... block ports and stuff and the program is free. the only thing is if youre not used to it, you might be blocking some important programs that are requesting access and won't be able to unblock it if you dont know how...

i tried zone alarm(free version) before, its user-friendly and wont ask you a lot of questions. the only thing is you dont know if youre safe or not, but its better than just having windows firewall, IMO...

try the leaktest that i posted and see how you score with windows firewall...it will also explain what a certain vulnerability you failed. you have to unzip the files for it to work properly, i think.

im guessing you have ports 135&445 open? these two are the most common ports they use to attack your computer...read below. you can block those ports and still remain open with your firewall or close it permanently with windows registry :)

port 135-link
port 445-link

aid03

April 01, 2009, 06:47:18 PM #9 Last Edit: April 01, 2009, 10:11:21 PM by aid03
updated first post...

joaquiboy

I use Handbrake a lot to convert my video files to any format I want, even mkv
...and we 'drive' our cars on the 'parkway' and 'park' our cars on the 'driveway'...

Dj

Quote from: joaqui on April 15, 2009, 09:59:05 AM
I use Handbrake a lot to convert my video files to any format I want, even mkv

Me too
The only place where success comes before work is in a dictionary.  :evil5:

aid03

you guys got any links? wanna review it or tell us more about the functions, is it a player? Ill go add it on top? thanks :)

Dj

Here's the link: http://handbrake.fr/

It's a video converter, I use it to convert dvd movies to MPEG4 format, but I think it can convert from any format to any format. :D

Handbrake's one of the best video converter that I have used due to user friendliness and the speed. :)
The only place where success comes before work is in a dictionary.  :evil5:

joaquiboy

For players, VLC is still hard to beat, dunno if there are new competitors to it right now.
...and we 'drive' our cars on the 'parkway' and 'park' our cars on the 'driveway'...

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