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Active X Helper

Active X Helper

(ActiveXHelper is a small utility that allows you to view essential information about ActiveX components
installed on your computer.
You can view the entire (and very large !) list of ActiveX components by loading it from
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID Registry key, or alternatively,
display only the ActiveX components that you specify.
In addition, you can temporarily disable specific ActiveX components.
When ActiveX components are disabled, they cannot be used by any software, until you enable them again.)


Adapter Watch

Adapter Watch

(Adapter Watch displays useful information about your network adapters:
IP addresses, Hardware address, WINS servers, DNS servers, MTU value, Number of bytes received or sent,
The current transfer speed, and more.
In addition, it displays general TCP/IP/UDP/ICMP statistics for your local computer.)


Application Crash Viewer

Application Crash Viewer

(AppCrashView is a small utility for Windows Vista and Windows 7
It displays the details of all application crashes occurred in your system.
The crashes information is extracted from the .wer files created by the Windows Error Reporting (WER) service.
AppCrashView also allows you to easily save the crashes list to text/csv/html/xml file.)


Asterisks Logger

Asterisks Logger

(Many applications, like CuteFTP, VNC, IncrediMail, Outlook Express, and others,
allow you to type a password for using it in the application.
The typed password is not displayed on the screen, and instead you see a sequence of asterisk ('****') characters.
This utility can reveal the passwords stored behind the asterisks in standard password text-boxes.)


Battery Info View

Battery Info View

(Battery Info View is a small utility for laptops and netbook computers
It displays the current status and information about your battery.
The displayed battery information includes the battery name, manufacture name, serial number,
manufacture date, power state (charging/discharging),
current battery capacity, full charged capacity, voltage, charge/discharge rate, and more...
Battery Info View also provides a log window,
It updates the battery status every 30 seconds or any other time interval that you choose.)


Blue Screen Viewer

Blue Screen Viewer

(Blue Screen View scans all your minidump files created during 'blue screen of death' crashes,
It displays the information about all crashes in one table.
For each crash, Blue Screen View displays
the minidump filename, the date/time of the crash,
the 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).
For each crash displayed in the upper pane,
you can view the details of the device drivers loaded during the crash in the lower pane.
Blue Screen View also mark the drivers that their addresses found in the crash stack,
so you can easily locate the suspected drivers that possibly caused the crash.)


Bluetooth Log Viewer

Bluetooth Log Viewer

(Blue tooth Log View is a small utility that monitors the activity of Bluetooth devices around you,
It displays a log of Bluetooth devices on the main window.
Every time that a new Bluetooth device arrives or leaves your area, a new log line is added
The following information is recovered:
Device Name, Device Address, Event Time, Event Type ('Device Arrival' or 'Device Left'), Device Type,
and the company that created the device.
Blue tooth Log View also allows you to specify a description for every device (according to its MAC address)
that will appear under the 'Description' column.)


Bluetooth View

Bluetooth View

( Blue tooth View is a small utility that runs in the background, and monitor the activity of Bluetooth devices around you.
For each detected Bluetooth device, it displays the following information:
Device Name, Bluetooth Address, Major Device Type, Minor Device Type,
First Detection Time, Last Detection Time, and more.
Blue tooth View can also notify you when a new Bluetooth device is detected,
by displaying a balloon in your taskbar or by playing a small beep sound.)


Bulk File Changer

Bulk File Changer

( Bulk File Changer is a small utility that allows you to create file lists from multiple folders,
then take some action on them -
Modify their created/modified/accessed time,
change their file attribute (Read Only, Hidden, System),
run an executable with these files as parameter,
and copy/cut paste into Explorer.)


Bullets Pass View

Bullets Pass View

( Bullets Pass View is a password recovery tool that reveals
passwords stored behind the bullets in the standard password text-box of Windows operating system
and Internet Explorer Web browser.
After revealing the passwords, you can easily copy them to the clipboard or save them into a text/html/csv/ or xml file.
Bullets Pass View is the successor of the old 'Asterisk Logger' utility,
with some advantages over the older tool)


Chrome Cache Viewer

Chrome Cache Viewer

( Chrome Cache View is a small utility that reads the cache folder of Google Chrome Web browser,
It displays the list of all files currently stored in the cache.
For each cache file, the following information is displayed:
URL, Content type, File size, Last accessed time, Expiration time, Server name, Server response, and more.
You can easily select one or more items from the cache list,
then extract the files to another folder, or copy the URLs list to the clipboard. )


Chrome Cookies Viewer

Chrome Cookies Viewer

( Chrome Cookies View is an alternative to the standard internal cookies viewer of Google Chrome Web browser.
it displays the list of all cookies stored by Google Chrome Web browser,
It allows you to easily delete unwanted cookies.
It also allows you export the cookies into text/csv/html/xml file.
For every cookie, the following information is displayed:
Host Name, Path, Name, Value, Secure (Yes/No),
HTTP Only Cookie (Yes/No), Last Accessed Time, Creation Time, Expiration Time. )


Chrome Passwords Viewer

Chrome Passwords Viewer

( Chrome Pass is a small password recovery tool that allows you to view the user names
and passwords stored by Google Chrome Web browser.
For each password entry, the following information is displayed:
Origin URL, Action URL, User Name Field,
Password Field, User Name, Password, and Created Time.
You can select one or more items and then save them to a text/html/xml file or copy them to the clipboard. )


Clean After Me

Clean After Me

( Clean After Me allows you to easily clean files and Registry entries
that are automatically created by the Windows operating system during your regular computer work.
With Clean After Me, you can clean the cookies/history/cache/passwords of Internet Explorer,
the 'Recent' folder, the Registry entries that record the last opened files,
the temporary folder of Windows, the event logs, the Recycle Bin, and more.
Clean After Me is a portable application.
This means that you can run it without any installation and without leaving any trace in the Registry.
You can also run this program from a USB flash drive:
In order to do that, simply copy the executable file of Clean After Me
(CleanAfterMe.exe) into the USB flash drive, and run it from there.)


Current Ports

Current Ports

(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,
or kill the process that opened the ports,
You can save the TCP/UDP ports information to HTML file , XML file, or to tab-delimited text file.
CurrPorts will also automatically mark with pink colour suspicious TCP/UDP ports
owned by unidentified applications (Applications without version information and icons)


Current Process View

Current Process View

( CurrProcess utility displays the list of all processes currently running on your system.
For each process, you can view the list of all modules (DLL files) that the process loads into memory.
for all processes and modules, additional useful information is also displayed:
product name, version, company name, description of the file, the size of the file, and more.
In addition, CurrProcess allows you to do the following actions:


Custom Explorer For Windows 7

CustomExplorerFor7

( CustomExplorerToolbar is small utility for Windows 7 only,
It allows you to easily customize the toolbar of Windows Explorer,
You can add buttons that were in previous versions of Windows, like Copy, Cut, Paste, Select All, and more.
This utility also allows you to remove the toolbar buttons that you previously added.)


Device Manager View

Device Manager View

( DevManView is an alternative to the standard Device Manager of Windows,
It displays all devices and their properties in a flat table, instead of tree viewer.
In addition to displaying the devices of your local computer,
DevManView also allows you view the devices list of another computer on your network,
as long as you have administrator access rights to this computer.
DevManView can also load the devices list from external instance of Windows
and disable unwanted devices.
This feature can be useful if you have Windows operating system with booting problems,
and you want to disable the problematic device.)


Disc S.M.A.R.T Viewer

Disc S.M.A.R.T. Viewer

( Disk Smart View is a small utility that retrieves the
(S.M.A.R.T = Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology)
from IDE/SATA disks.
This information includes the disk model/firmware/serial number, cylinders/heads,
power-on hours (POH), internal temperature, disk errors rate, and more.
You can use the S.M.A.R.T information retrieved by Disk Smart View
to find out whether there is any significant problem in your disk drive.)


Driver View

Driver View

( Driver View utility displays the list of all device drivers currently loaded on your system.
For each driver in the list, additional useful information is displayed:
load address of the driver, description, version, product name,
company that created the driver, and more. )


Firefox Downloads View

Firefox Downloads View

(This utility displays the list of the latest files that you downloaded with Firefox.
For every download record, the following information is displayed:
Download URL, Download Filename (with full path), Referrer, MIME Type,
File Size, Start/End Time, Download Duration, and Average Download Speed.
You can easily select one or more downloads,
and then save the list into xml/html/text/csv file
or copy the downloads information to the clipboard and paste it into Excel or another spreadsheet application.)


Folder Changes View

Folder Changes View

( FolderChangesView is a simple tool that monitors the folder or disk drive that you choose
It lists every filename that is being modified, created, or deleted while the folder is being monitored.
You can use FolderChangesView with any local disk drive or
with a remote network share, as long as you have read permission to the selected folder. )


Get Windows 10 Removal Tool

Get Windows 10 Removal Tool

This is a tool to remove the Pushy Windows 10 update and all downloaded files associated with it,
Including the Icon from the notification area


Gif Image Tools

image tools

(This is a set of three tools)

Bulk image converter (To convert from different file types to .gif)

Gifsplitter (To view or save individual images in an animated gif)

Unfreez (Load your images and set the time between images to animate your gif)


Hash My Files

Hash My Files

( Hash My Files is small utility that allows you to calculate the MD5 and SHA1 hashes of one or more files in your system.
You can easily copy the MD5/SHA1 hashes list into the clipboard,
or save them into text/html/xml file.
Hash My Files can also be launched from the context menu of Windows Explorer,
It can display the MD5/SHA1 hashes of the selected file or folder.)


html as txt

html as txt

(HTMLAsText utility converts HTML documents to simple text files,
by removing all HTML tags and formatting the text according to your preferences.
Features


html Editor

html Editor

(HtmlDocEdit is a simple HTML designer/editor based on the Internet Explorer browser,
It allows you to easily edit HTML files without any knowledge in HTML.
with HtmlDocEdit you can change the font/colour of selected text,
add images, add links, add ordered and unordered lists, and more... )


Icon Extract

Icons Extract

(The Icons Extract utility scans the files and folders on your computer,
and extract the icons and cursors stored in EXE, DLL, OCX, CPL, and in other file types.
You can save the extracted icons to ICO files (or CUR files for cursors),
or copy the image of a single icon into the clipboard.)


Internet Explorer Cache View

IE Cache View

( IECacheView is a small utility that reads the cache folder of Internet Explorer,
It displays the list of all files currently stored in the cache.
For each cache file, the following information is displayed:
Filename, Content Type, URL, Last Accessed Time,
Last Modified Time, Expiration Time, Number Of Hits,
File Size, Folder Name, and full path of the cache filename.
You can easily save the cache information into text/html/xml file,
or copy the cache table to the clipboard and then paste it to another application, like Excel or OpenOffice Spreadsheet.)


Internet Explorer History View

ie History View

( Each time that you type a URL in the address bar or click on a link in Internet Explorer browser,
the URL address is automatically added to the history index file.
When you type a sequence of characters in the address bar,
Internet Explorer automatically suggests all URLs that begins with characters sequence that you typed
(unless AutoComplete feature for Web addresses is turned off).
However, Internet Explorer doesn't allow you to view and edit the entire URL list that it stores inside the history file.

This utility reads all information from the history file on your computer,
It displays the list of all URLs that you have visited in the last few days.
It also allows you to select one or more URL addresses, and then remove them from the history file
or save them into text, HTML or XML file.
In addition, you are allowed to view the visited URL list of other user profiles on your computer,
You can even access the visited URL list on a remote computer,
as long as you have permission to access the history folder.)


Internet Explorer Password Recovery

ie password Recovery

( IE Pass View is a small utility that reveals the passwords stored by Internet Explorer Web browser.
For each password that is stored by Internet Explorer, the following information is displayed:
Web address, Password Type (Auto Complete, Password-Protected Web Site, or FTP),
Storage Location (Registry, Credentials File, or Protected Storage),
and the user name/password pair.
You can select one or more items from the passwords list and export them into text/html/csv/xml file.)


Mozilla Cache View

Mozilla Cache View

(Mozilla Cache View is a small utility that reads the cache folder of Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape Web browsers,
and displays the list of all files currently stored in the cache.
For each cache file, the following information is displayed:
URL, Content type, File size, Last modified time,
Last fetched time, Expiration time, Fetch count, Server name, and more.
You can easily select one or more items from the cache list,
then extract the files to another folder, or copy the URLs list to the clipboard.)


Mozilla Cookies View

MZ Cookies View

( MozillaCookiesView is an alternative to the standard 'Cookie Manager' provided by Netscape and Mozilla browsers.
It displays the details of all cookies stored inside the cookies file (cookies.txt) in one table,
and allows you to save the cookies list into text, HTML or XML file,
delete unwanted cookies, and backup/restore the cookies file.)


Mozilla History View

MZ History View

( MozillaHistoryView is a small utility that reads the history data file (history.dat) of Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape Web browsers,
it displays the list of all visited Web pages in the last days.
For each visited Web page, the following information is displayed:
URL, First visit date, Last visit date,
Visit counter, Referrer, Title, and Host name.
You can also easily export the history data to text/HTML/Xml file. )


MUI Cache View

MUI Cache View

( Each time that you start using a new application,
Windows operating system automatically extracts the application name from the version resource of the exe file,
it stores it for using it later, in Registry key known as the 'MuiCache'.
This utility allows you to easily view and edit the list of all MuiCache items on your system.
You can edit the name of the application, or
alternatively, you can delete unwanted MUICache items.
Be aware that even if your delete MUICache items,
they'll reappear in the next time that you run the application.)


My Event Viewer

My Event Viewer

( MyEventViewer is a simple alternative to the standard event viewer of Windows.
As opposed to Windows event viewer, MyEventViewer allows you to watch multiple event logs in one list,
the event description and data are displayed in the main window, instead of opening a new one.
Also, with MyEventViewer you can easily select multiple event items and then save them to HTML/Text/XML file,
or copy them to the clipboard (Ctrl+C) and then paste them into Excel.)


Network Adapter Watch

Network Adapter Watch

( Adapter Watch displays useful information about your network adapters:
IP addresses, Hardware address, WINS servers, DNS servers, MTU value,
Number of bytes received or sent, The current transfer speed, and more.
In addition, it displays general TCP/IP/UDP/ICMP statistics for your local computer.)


Network Password Recovery

Network Password Recovery

(When you connect to a network share on your LAN or to your .NET Passport account,
Windows allows you to save your password in order to use it each time that you connect to the remote server.
This utility recovers all network passwords stored on your system for the current logged-on user.
It can also recover the passwords stored in Credentials file of external drive,
as long as you know the last log-on password.)


Network Traffic View

Network Traffic View

(Network Traffic View is a network monitoring tool that captures the packets pass through your network adapter,
It displays general statistics about your network traffic.
The packets statistics are grouped by the Ethernet Type,
IP Protocol, Source/Destination Addresses, and Source/Destination ports.
For every statistics line, the following information is displayed:
Ethernet Type (IPv4, IPv6, ARP), IP Protocol (TCP, UDP, ICMP), Source Address, Destination Address,
Source Port, Destination Port, Service Name (http, ftp, and so on),
Packets Count, Total Packets Size, Total Data Size, Data Speed, Maximum Data Speed,
Average Packet Size, First/Last Packet Time, Duration, and process ID/Name (For TCP connections).


Opened Files View

Opened Files View

( OpenedFilesView displays the list of all opened files on your system.
For each opened file, additional information is displayed:
handle value, read/write/delete access, file position, the process that opened the file, and more...
Optionally, you can also close one or more opened files, or close the process that opened these files.
This utility is especially useful if you try to delete/move/open a file and you get one of the following error messages:
Cannot delete [filename]: There has been a sharing violation. The source or destination file may be in use.
Cannot delete [filename]: It is being used by another person or program.
Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.
When you get one of these error messages, OpenedFilesView will show you which process locked your file.
Closing the right process will solve this problem.
optionally, you can also release the file by closing the handle from OpenedFilesView utility.
However, be aware that after closing a file in this way,
the program that opened the file may become unstable, and even crash. )


Process Explorer  (by sysinternals)

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Process Explorer

(Process Explorer is an advanced process management utility that picks up where Task Manager leaves off.
It will show you detailed information about a process including its icon,
command-line, full image path, memory statistics, user account, security attributes, and more.
When you zoom in on a particular process you can list the DLLs it has loaded
or the operating system resource handles it has open.
A search capability enables you to track down a process that has a resource opened,
such as a file, directory or Registry key, or to view the list of processes that have a DLL loaded.
The Process Explorer display consists of two sub-windows.
The top always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts,
whereas the information displayed in the bottom window,
which you can close,
depends on the mode that Process Explorer is in:
if it is in handle mode you will see the handles that the process selected in the top window has opened;
if Process Explorer is in DLL mode you will see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded.
Process Explorer also has a powerful search capability that
will quickly show you which processes have particular handles opened or DLLs loaded.
The unique capabilities of Process Explorer make it useful for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks,
and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.
You can obtain equivalent command-line tools, Handle and ListDLLs, at the Sysinternals Web site.
Process Explorer does not require administrative privileges to run
and works on clients running Windows XP and higher (Including IA64)
and servers running Windows Server 2003 and higher (Including IA64).


Skype Log View

Skype Log View

( Skype Log View reads the log files created by Skype
and displays the details of incoming/outgoing calls, chat messages, and file transfers made by the specified Skype account.
You can select one or more items from the logs list, and then copy them to the clipboard,
or export them into a text/html/csv/xml file.)


System Ninja

System Ninja

(to clean up junk files, get a system analysis, access Windows system tools,
access process manager, control startup programs. Very much like CCleaner but without installing)


What Changed

What Changed

(With this tool you can scan your registry before making changes, like installing a program,
then run the tool again to see what registry keys were added or changed)


Wireless Key View

Wireless Key View

( Wireless Key View recovers all wireless network keys (WEP/WPA) stored in your computer
by the 'Wireless Zero Configuration' service of Windows XP
or by the 'WLAN AutoConfig' service of Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2008.
It allows you to easily save all keys to a text/html/or xml file,
or copy a single key to the clipboard.
You can also export your wireless keys into a file and import these keys into another computer.)