Probably the Best Free Security List in the World

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21. System rescue

How to fix a computer that won't start
How to fix PC (
How to restore, refresh or reset your PC
Windows Startup Settings (including safe mode)
Windows hangs or freezes
Recovery:the last step in total data security
When Some Websites Do Not Open On Your Computer – Troubleshooting Guide
How to check if system Is 32-bit or 64-bit (x86 or x64)
System Update Readiness Tool
How to Repair a Windows 7 System with an Installation Disc

21.1. System Restore:
Quick Restore Point Maker
System Restore Explorer
Restore Point Creator
Fix System Restore Calendar
Automatic System Restore Maker

21.2. Troubleshooting/diagnostic:
Microsoft:How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows
Microsoft:Resolving blue screen errors in Windows 7
BSOD Index  1  2
BSOD survival guide  WinVistaClub
Windows Error Codes
System Error Codes
Events and Errors Message Center
Microsoft Exchange Server Error Code Look-up
Windows Error Lookup Tool- WELT
Error Messages for Windows
Windows Memory Diagnostic
SF Diagnostic Tool
Problem Steps Recorder
Beep Codes Viewer
See Also: 1 2

21.3. Versatile tools for troubleshooting/rescuing:
Wise PC 1stAid
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool - FRST  (diagnose and fix boot issues)
Microsoft fix it center portable
Admin Swiss Knife Suite
WSCC - Windows System Control Center
Windows Repair (All In One)  
KZTechs.COM Software Suite
Advantage-PC Fix
PC Tools by Davis PC Mechanics
Helge’s Switchblade
GEGeek Tech Toolkit

21.4. Memory dump:
Overview of memory dump file options for Windows 
How to Create a Full Memory Dump
How to analyse memory dump

21.5. Repairing XP:
Recovering Windows XP using the Recovery Console
How to install and use the Windows XP Recovery Console
Repair XP
How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install

21.6. Windows Vista rescue discs :
Neosmart $

21.7. Windows 7/8 rescue discs/USBs: 
Create a WinPE (Vista or 7) without WAIK
WinUSB Maker

21.8. Rescue discs:
Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD) 
Hiren's boot cd more
Paragon Rescue Kit
Knoppix more
OTLPEStd more
Secured2k's Boot CD
Ubuntu Rescue Remix
Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home
Lazesoft Windows Recovery Home

21.9. Portable OS:
Icaros Desktop
Syllable Desktop
Privatix Live-System
Cybershield-OS (boot USB/CD e.g.  for online banking)

21.10. Linux live CD:
Lightweight Portable Security (LPS)
Linux Mint
Simply Mepis

21.11. Disk management:
Parted Magic 

21.12. Partition/disk recovery:
Partition Find & Mount 
Eassos Recovery Free

21.13. Partition software:
AOMEI Partition Assistant Home
Cute Partition Manager 
Ranish Partition Manager 
PartitionGuru Free
Macrorit Disk Partition Expert Home Edtion 

21.14. Fixing MBR:
Fixing MBR with Boot-CD another
Fixing MBR

21.15. Boot-CD registry editor:
PC regedit

21.16. BIOS:
How to enter BIOS
How to set BIOS to boot from the CD
Changing Your Computers Boot Order 
Easily Install FreeDOS in USB Flash Drive for BIOS Flashing

21.17. SafeMode:
How to Start Windows in Safe Mode
How to easily enter safe mode in windows 8?
Enable booting in safe mode
SMFixer - Repair Windows Safe Mode

21.18. Solve problem drivers:
Driver Fusion
Identify Which Service or Driver Failed During System Startup 
Driver Verifier more
Driver Reference Table
See Also: 1 2

21.19. Recover a hanging system:

21.20. Repair Internet connection:
Microsoft:Troubleshoot network connection problems in Windows
Fix Internet Connection after Malware Removal 
How can I reset the Hosts file back to the default?
Complete Internet Repair  
Farbar Service Scanner 
Autodebug for Winsock
Repairing of broken internet connection :ICR
Connectivity Fixer
Avira DNS Repair-Tool
Repair Winsock & DNS Cache
Why Can't I Connect? 
Network drivers: 3DP Net

21.21. Restore corrupted system files/settings:
How to Repair a Windows Image (DISM tool)
See Also
A. General:
FixWin Utility  
7 quick fix
Remove Restrictions Tool (RRT)
XP Quick Fix Plus
RefreshPC   review
Virus Effect Remover
Windows medkit
MBR Regenerator
Quick Disaster Recovery
Turn off “Autorun” and “Default Share” download
B. File association:
Fix corrupted .exe association: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
File Association Fixer another
File Extension Fixer (ExeFixer)
Default Programs Editor
Types - Repair .lnk (Shortcuts) File Association
Broken shortcut fixer
C. Permissions:
Reset Registry Permissions
Permissions Time Machine 
D. Security settings:
How do I restore security settings to a known working state
Security Restore
E. Removable storage:
DVD repair
F. Additional:
How to Restore Missing Default Shortcuts in the Windows 7 Start Menu 
Microsoft .NET Framework repair tool
Recycle Bin back to desktop

21.22. Repair corrupted IE:
Microsoft: How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer in 7,V, and XP
Repair IE
SF IE Restoration
Repair Internet Explorer

21.23. Restore Task Manager:
Task Manager Fix 
Enstella Task Manager Enable Tool

21.24. BIOS password recovery:
Raymond:How To Reset, Remove, Clear or Reveal CMOS BIOS Security Password
Manually Reset BIOS Password Like a Hacker to Access CMOS
BIOS Password Removal for Laptops
CMOS De-Animator 
PC CMOS Cleaner

21.25. Recover installations keys:
Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder
Recover Windows key for unbootable system
SoftKey Revealer
Win Key View
Advanced Tokens Manager
CD Key Seizer
Lazesoft Windows Key Finder
Recover Windows Key for unbootable system with Hiren's boot cd

21.26. Recover/reset Windows passwords:
How to reset windows account password
Lazesoft Recovery My Password Home
Reset a Windows 8 Password without using any third party software

21.27. Recover other passwords:
Reveal Passwords Hidden Under Asterisks
Reveal a Password in your Browser with a Simple Trick
Password Recovery Tools (SecurityXploded)
Windows Password Recovery Tools (NirSoft)
Recover router password
Advanced Password Recovery 
John the Ripper 
Online Trillian Password Decoder
Hash Kracker

aBhacksPsw Lite 

21.28. Recover documents:
Recover Word documents
Recover Excel documents
Recover Excel/Word documents
Recover ZIP-files
ZIP repair
How to recover corrupt Microsoft Word files

21.29. Clean & update Windows install CD:
RT Se7en Lite
RVM Integrator
Win Toolkit
Windows 7 Component Removal (beta)
WinFuture xp-Iso-Builder

 21.30. Make bootable linux USB:
LinuxLive USB Creator - LiLi
Universal USB Installer

21.31. Make bootable Windows installation USB:
Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool
RMPrepUSB (also for linux)
A bootable USB
WiNToBootic review
DriveDroid (also for linux) guide
more: WBICreator (Windows Bootable Image Creator)

21.32. Windows reinstall guides:
How to Rebuild your Computer
Windows reinstall
Install, reinstall, or uninstall Windows
installing windows xp from a usb key
No-reformat, nondestructive reinstall of Win7
See Also

21.33. Other:
How to use SysPrep to Generate Unique SID before Cloning
How To Fix “BOOTMGR is missing” Error in Vista and Windows 7
Windows Leaks Detector
Restoring Factory Hard Drive Capacity
The Backup Failed when Creating System Image in Windows 7
How to initialize a hard drive in Windows 7
Manually Reset or Clear Dirty Bit in Windows without CHKDSK
Boot an ISO directly from the Windows Boot Manager
How to Fix Problems When Windows Installer or Uninstaller doesn't work

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by vodomar on 30. May 2013 - 5:43  (108143)

AV-TEST Mar/Apr 2013: 26 home users and 9 corporate AV products tested on Windows XP

by vodomar on 27. May 2013 - 6:40  (108059)

Seriously? USA to legalize rootkits, spyware, ransomware and trojans to combat piracy?

by vodomar on 24. May 2013 - 15:52  (108015)

Symantec quietly retires PC Tools security product lines

by MidnightCowboy on 24. May 2013 - 23:39  (108017)

Just like they did with Sygate. What a company. The true Borgs of the security software universe. :) MC - Site Manager.

by vodomar on 18. May 2013 - 10:21  (107830)

Is your Twitter password secure?

by vodomar on 1. May 2013 - 12:10  (107407)

After Checking Your Bank Account, Remember To Log Out, Close The Web Browser, And Throw Your Computer Into The Ocean

by Home User on 23. April 2013 - 10:00  (107284)

Dear ako,

-My 1st suggestion is:

*Junkware Removal Tool*

A security utility that searches for and removes common Adware, Toolbars, and Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs).

-My 2nd suggestion is:

*GE Geek's Tech Toolkit*

[Moderator's note: Link to direct download of file removed. Not allowed. Please read the rules.]

by ako on 23. April 2013 - 14:56  (107295)

Thanks! :-)

by vodomar on 22. April 2013 - 17:43  (107259)

Repair Disk for KB2823324 and KB2782476 (KB2840165)
(only 7 x32)

To help customers who are experiencing difficulties restarting their systems after installation of security update 2823324, Microsoft is making available a bootable media ISO image through the Microsoft Download Center (DLC)

by Home User on 21. April 2013 - 11:08  (107236)

My first suggestion is:

which is -THE- List.

My second suggestion is:

which is awesome, too.

by ako on 21. April 2013 - 17:34  (107241)

Reasonable lists indeed ;)

by mrfingerz on 19. April 2013 - 7:57  (107184)
by ako on 19. April 2013 - 12:28  (107196)

Thanks! See 14.29

by ChoiceVoice on 19. April 2013 - 6:49  (107180)

Missing one under:

10. Sandboxing / Virtualization

would like to see Spyshelter (has a restricted mode you can assign programs like browsers etc to run in. it can remove write access).

by ako on 19. April 2013 - 7:21  (107181)


it is under 7.5

It is sometimes difficult to categorize - the product may have simultaneously various elements. They say it is mainly a keylogger:

"SpyShelter is an antikeylogger which can protect you against attacks that happen even when you do ordinary computer tasks like: typing into your computer, getting screenshots, opening files, and visiting sites. The SpyShelter monitors vulnerable and weak spots in your computer system to ensure that even the most sophisticated keyloggers are shut down even before these can launch a single dangerous attack against your computer. It ensures that sensitive data you enter and store on your computer will not get stolen by criminals for their own use."

by vodomar on 16. April 2013 - 19:32  (107144)

How to protect your computer against dangerous Java Applets
(Microsoft Malware Protection Center)

by cinnamon toast ... on 16. April 2013 - 6:01  (107132)

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by vodomar on 11. April 2013 - 6:13  (106982)

Microsoft Windows Weak Demand Drives Worst PC Decline on Record

by vodomar on 8. April 2013 - 8:47  (106894)

Checklist To Prepare Yourself In Advance of a DDoS Attack

by vodomar on 6. April 2013 - 18:02  (106858)

AV-TEST releases first Windows 8 anti-virus comparisons

by vodomar on 27. March 2013 - 23:11  (106585)

Global internet slows after 'biggest attack in history'
When spammers go to war: Behind the Spamhaus DDoS

by twn on 10. March 2013 - 2:13  (106085)

"This site is a gallery of web tools, that tell you what exactly personal identity data may be leaked without any permissions when you surf the Internet."

by vodomar on 11. March 2013 - 16:42  (106139)

thx added in s.23.17 :)

by vodomar on 2. March 2013 - 23:26  (105901)

VPN Services That Take Your Anonymity Seriously, 2013 Edition

by vodomar on 1. March 2013 - 9:35  (105859)
by vodomar on 26. February 2013 - 22:54  (105785)

How Graph Search Works for Young People

by vodomar on 26. February 2013 - 18:07  (105776)

Stuxnet 0.5: How It Evolved (Symantec)

Stuxnet 0.5: The Missing Link

Stuxnet Missing Link Found, Resolves Some Mysteries Around the Cyberweapon

by vodomar on 26. February 2013 - 8:51  (105763)

'Copyright Alert System' rolls out to catch illegal downloaders

by vodomar on 26. February 2013 - 7:50  (105761)

Barcelona: The best of Mobile World Congress 2013
(The Verge)

by vodomar on 25. February 2013 - 7:30  (105731)

HitmanPro.Alert BETA

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