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Note:  I am not responsible for any damage these programs may cause.  You run this programs at your own risk!

This page is meant for I.T. Professionals only, and should only be run by them!


Never10
Stop Windows 10 from upgrading Windows 8.1 or Windows 7

​AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a program that searches for and deletes Adware, Toolbars, Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP), and browser Hijackers from your computer.  By using AdwCleaner you can easily remove many of these types of programs for a better user experience on your computer and while browsing the web.

Autoruns
Autoruns is a free Sysinternals tool from Microsoft that enumerates all the programs that automatically start on a Windows machine.  You can then examine this list of programs to see if they should be running or should be disabled. Disabling unnecessary startups allows your computer to run more efficiently by reducing CPU usage and memory consumption.

Avast Software Uninstall Utility
The Avast Software Uninstall Utility is a stand-alone program that will scan your computer for Avast products and uninstall all traces of them. Unfortunately, there are times that you will not be able to uninstall Avast programs as you normally should via the Add or Remove Programs control panel.  In these situations you can use the Avast Uninstall Utility to remove their products from your computer.

AVG Remover 2012
AVG Remover 2012 allows you to completely uninstall detected AVG products from your computer.

​CCleaner
I am not a fan of registry cleaners…but… CCleaner is a program that will scan your computer for temporary files or private browser and deletes it from your computer.  This allows you to keep your computer running efficiently, while protecting your sensitive information.

ComboFix
ComboFix is a program, created by sUBs, that scans your computer for known malware, and when found, attempts to clean these infections automatically. In addition to being able to remove a large amount of the most common and current malware, ComboFix also displays a report that can be used by trained helpers to remove malware that is not automatically removed by the program.

Emsisoft AntiMalware
Emsisoft AntiMalware has become a favorite at BleepingComputer.com.  It's dual scanning engine consists of BitDefender definitions as well as definitions created by Emsisoft,  which when combined, allows for excellent and up-to-date detections.

Emsisoft Emergency Kit
Emsisoft Emergency Kit is a collection of standalone security programs and scanners that can be run from a USB key, bootable CD/DVD, or from within Windows Safe Mode without having to download and install a full security product.  This program is very useful for infections, such as Ransomware,  that cannot be removed while the infections are active or while logged into Windows.

ERUNT
ERUNT, or The Emergency Recovery Utility NT, is a utility that can be used to backup and restore the Windows Registry.  This tool has the ability to do a complete backup and restore of the Windows Registry, including the security hive so that permissions are properly backed up and restored.

ESET Uninstaller
The ESET Uninstaller is a tool that allows you to remove ESET products that you are not able to uninstall through normal methods.  This tool performs a manual removal of ESET products that it detects on your computer. To use the uninstaller, simply download it and then double-click on ESETUninstaller.exe. This will open a black Windows that will prompt you on how to continue.

FARBAR (Farbar Service Scanner FSS)
Farbar Service Scanner allows you to diagnose network connectivity
​issues due to corrupted or missing Windows services.

FixExec
FixExec is a program that is designed to fix executable file associations for the .bat, .exe, and .com file extensions. If the program detects any of these associations are missing, changed, or hijacked, the settings will be set back to the original Windows defaults. When file associations for batch, executable, or COM files are changed it could cause your executables to no longer start. If you are looking for FixNCR.reg, this file replaces FixNCR with greater functionality.

Folder Size
Folder Size is a tool that displays how much hard disk space every folder on a drive is using.  This allows you to quickly find out what folders are using the most space in the event that you run out of storage on a particular partition.  Folder Size also contains numerous other features such as different display charts, various sorting options, and support for CDROM, USB, and floppy media.

HijackThis
HijackThis is a program that can be used to quickly spot home page hijackers and startup programs that you do not want to start automatically. This program is a not anti-virus program, but rather a enumerator that lists programs that are starting up automatically on your computer as well as other configuration information that is commonly hijacked.

Hosts-perm.bat
Hosts-perm.bat is a batch file that will reset the permissions for the Windows HOSTS file.  In the event that you attempt to delete or modify the HOSTS file and receive a message stating that you do not have permission, you can use the Hosts-perm.bat to reset the permissions so that you can properly access it.

Junkware Removal Tool
Junkware Removal Tool is a security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer.  A common tactics among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue.  This tool will help you remove these types of programs.

Kasperksy Lab Products Remover
The Kasperksy Lab Products Remover will remove Kaspersky Lab products from your computer when they are unable to be removed normally via the Windows control panel.

Mac Defender - Removal instructions for Fake Anti-Virus malware on Mac's

​​Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit is a security program that protects you from zero-day exploits that target browser and application vulnerabilities. This program is meant to run alongside your traditional anti-virus or anti-malware products and provides extra protection against software and Windows vulnerabilities that are discovered, but do not have a patch available to fix them.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Malwarebytes is a light-weight anti-malware program that is excellent at removing the latest detections. MBAM is also able to be used along side any other security programs that you may have installed, which allows it to remove malware that was able to sneak through your normal anti-virus solution.

​Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit MBAR
Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit is a free program that can be used to search for and remove rootkits from your computer.  When started, Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit will scan your computer and allow you to remove any rootkits that it finds.

McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool
The McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool allows you to remove McAfee consumer products in the event that they become damaged or are unable to uninstall properly through the Windows control panel.

Norton Removal Tool
The Norton Anti-Virus Removal Tool will allow you to remove a damaged installation of a Norton or Symantec product that will not uninstall properly through the Windows control panel.

OTL, or OldTimer ListIt
A tool that is used to diagnose a computer for a possible malware presence and to provide system diagnostics information that can by someone working on a computer.  When run, OTL will scan your computer for a variety of information and then generate a report with a tremendous amount of information about your computer's hardware, programs, files, and running environment.

​PC Decrapifier
PC Decrapifier is a program that scans your computer for programs that are commonly installed on new computers, otherwise known as crapware, and allows you to easily remove them. PC Decrapifier will scan your computer for common preinstalled programs and other products that are considered crapware.  You then have the ability to select the programs you wish to uninstall and with the click of a button automatically uninstall them.

Process Explorer Process Explorer is a system resources monitoring tool for Windows operating systems. It follows the general lead of the built-in Windows Task Manager tool, but extends the feature set greatly.

Revo Uninstaller
Revo Uninstaller allows you to uninstall stubborn programs that are not uninstalling properly through the Windows control panel.

​RKill
RKill is a program that was developed at BleepingComputer.com that attempts to terminate known malware processes so that your normal security software can then run and clean your computer of infections. When RKill runs it will kill malware processes and then removes incorrect executable associations and fixes policies that stop us from using certain tools. When finished it will display a log file that shows the processes that were terminated while the program was running.

RogueKiller
RogueKiller is a security tool that can be used to terminate and remove malicious processes and programs from your computer.  RogueKiller has the ability to remove infections such as ZeroAccess, TDSS, rogue anti-spyware programs, and Ransomwares.

​Security Check
is a program that searches for installed and running security programs on a user's computer.

Sophos Virus Removal Tool
The Sophos Virus Removal Tool is a stand-alone program that allows you to perform a quick scan of your computer for computer viruses.  If any infections are found it will attempt to remove them for free. As this program only scans your computer and remove any infections it finds, it can be used even if you have another anti-virus product installed.

SUPERAntiSpyware
SUPERAntiSpyware is a free anti-spyware program that offers excellent detections and quick removal of common infections. As malware is constantly evolving and new variants are released, there is not one particular security program that will be able to protect you from all threats.  Therefore it is important to have a variety of programs in your security toolbox that you can use to scan your computer for malware and aid you in their removal.  SUPERAntiSpyware is definitely one of the programs that you want to have at your disposal. Sysinternals Security Utilities TDSSKiller TDSSKiller is a utility created by Kaspersky Labs that is designed to remove the TDSS rootkit. This rootkit is know under other names such as Rootkit.Win32.TDSS, Tidserv, TDSServ, and Alureon. TDSSKiller will also attempt to remove other rootkits such as the ZeroAccess or ZeroAccess rootkit if it is detected.

TFC
TFC. or Temp File Cleaner, is a small utility that will clean out all the folders on your computer that house temporary files.  The temp folders that TFC will clean are the Java, Windows Temp Folder, and the Internet Explorer, Opera, Chrome, and Safari caches. This tool will clean the folders for all accounts on the computer including the Administrator, NetworkService, and LocalService accounts.

​Unhide
Unhide is a program that reverts back the changes made to your files and Windows Registry by the rogue.FakeHDD family of rogue anti-spyware program. This family of malware pretends to be a hard disk repair and system optimization program for Windows. In reality, though, these programs are computer infections that deliberately hide your files and change certain settings in the Windows Registry to make it appear that you have lost data on your hard drive. It will then prompt you to purchase the program to restore the data. WinDirStat WinDirStat scans one or more hard drives and produces a detailed map or the disk making space hogs immediately apparent.

​WinDirStat
WinDirStat scans one or more hard drives and produces a detailed map or the disk making space hogs immediately apparent



Note:  I am not responsible for any damage these programs may cause.  You run this programs at your own risk!

This page is meant for I.T. Professionals only, and should only be run by them!