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A list of my favorite copyleft or freeware software can be found here


Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Nerdware software for techs
Command Line Interface
Linux
Windows
GNU Software
Easy to use
CCleaner
A Windows system cleaner. This program will clean arbitrary files (updates, temp files etc). Along with removing system registry files that are no longer in use. An additional feature of an uninstaller for programs that are stuck in your windows add remove programs.

Website - http://www.ccleaner.com/

DBAN
Darik's Boot and Nuke is a harddrive cleaning utility. Capable of overwriting, wiping, and zero'ing harddrives.
Bootable CD.

Website - http://dban.sourceforge.net/

ExamDiff
ExamDiff is a freeware visual file compare tool. It features a side by side screen display allowing you to compare two files. The interface is easy to use and you can set up two files to compare in a matter of minutes.

Website - http://www.prestosoft.com/edp_examdiff.asp
download Download (from prestosoft.com) 525,602 bytes
md5 - 8231ba89e19f62ebd4a8139855305a79 *ed18_setup.zip

GMER
GMER is a Root Kit Revealer. If you can't find it with your Anti Virus software, Hijack This, Spyware Cleanup tools it might be hiding itself in the low level portions of the system. Your best chance is GMER. Warning this tool WILL find your embedded Anti Virus Software.

Website -

GIMP
GNU Image Manipulation Program. A free graphic design program which works on multiple operating systems. This is commonly used as a free alternative to adobe photoshop.

Website - http://www.gimp.org

GSview
GSview is a graphical interface for Ghostscript. With Ghostscript your system can read Postscript pages and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) Files.

Website - http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/

Hexedit
Hexedit is a simple hexeditor to view files in hexidecimal.

Website - http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~prewett/hexedit/

Hijack This
Hijack This is a program that sifts through the windows registry and other locations to find potential malware. This software will scourer your system to and find programs that are loaded by certain system triggers that are not part of the default operating system.
This software has been sold to TrendMicro Systems who is now the active provider for updates.

Website -

ISO Recorder
ISO recorder is a plugin that allows you to copy and burn CD's into ISO files.

Website - http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/

Magic Disc
Magic Disc is a freeware virtual CD-Rom drive for windows. You can create and load CD and DVD images. This software will mount an ISO and make it appear as if it is a normal drive under my computer!

Website - http://www.magiciso.com/

MD5
MD5 is gui md5 hash generator for windows. The interface is simple, select the Generate Checksums then drag the file you want on the window!

Website - http://www.toast442.org/md5/

Memtest86
Bootable CD to test your systems memory

Website - http://www.memtest.org/

Nmap
Nmap is one of the best port scanners created. Version 4.62 for windows. This is a command line tool and will require basic knowledge of the dos prompt.

You may need to install winpcap for this software to work.

Website - http://www.nmap.com/

PI Diagona Pack
A free Icon pack licensed under the Creative Commons. I found these icons on Free Icons Web.
The Floppy Disk download icon is being used on this website.

Website - http://www.pinvoke.com/

Pidgin
An Instant Messenger client capable of communicating with popular instant messengers like AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo and more.

Website - http://pidgin.im/
download Download (from sourceforge.net) 297,749 bytes
md5 - 2b16a8db865551a904c45923de12508e *pidgin-2.6.4.exe

Primo PDF
Create your own Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Primo PDF creates a fake print driver your system can print to. Anything that can be printed can be converted into a PDF file. The backend of this system uses ghostscript.

Website - http://www.primopdf.com/

pwviewer
Windows Password Viewer. Simple password viewer with visual basic source code. When you hover over a password it can detect it grabs the windows attributes and then displays the password in the pwviewer window along with removing the asteriks (*) from the password window they are in. This does not work with passwords stored in say firefox.

Website - Unknown

True Crypt
An open source encryption utility. Allows full disk encryption, USB encryption. Encrypt a standard container, which is a file with x amount of space, that mounts as a windows drive.
True Crypt has an easy to follow installation, configuration, and usage.

Website - http://www.truecrypt.org/

UNetbootin
If you are in need of booting to a Removable USB Drive, Thumb Drive, or SD card this is the tool for you. Use bootable ISO images and transfer them to your removable media from a Windows or Linux operating system.

Website - http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

Windows Password Recovery
Bootable CD to clear your forgotten windows passwords.

Website - unknown

wipfw
Windows IP Firewall (WIPFW) is a windows version of the popular IPFW for FreeBSD.

Website - http://wipfw.sourceforge.net/

Wireshark
Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) is a network packet sniffer. Capable of live streaming capture and TCP stack traces. A simple gui and easy to use interface.

You may need to install winpcap for this software to work. Though I believe it is packaged with the installer

Website - http://www.wireshark.org/