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


Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Windows
Easy to use
CCleaner
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/
download Download 3,326,576 bytes
md5 - d3f8f4b1fd52f34349521f2275555927 *ccsetup226.exe

Command Line Interface
GNU Software
Bootable CD-Rom
DBAN
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/
download Download 2,146,304 bytes
md5 - d6ee60178e28882c44495f37b1f672d8 *dban-1.0.7_i386.iso

Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Windows
Easy to use
ExamDiff
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 525,602 bytes bytes
md5 - 8231ba89e19f62ebd4a8139855305a79 *ed18_setup.zip

Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Linux
Windows
GNU Software
GIMP
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
download Download 16,871,432 bytes
md5 - 00ceffc4a959ae9d97ef035eca681f8f *gimp-2.6.7-i686-setup.exe

Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Nerdware software for techs
Windows
GMER
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 - http://www.gmer.net/

Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Windows
Easy to use
GSview
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/

Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Nerdware software for techs
Windows
Hexedit
Hexedit
Hexedit is a simple hexeditor to view files in hexidecimal.

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

Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Nerdware software for techs
Windows
Hijack This
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 - http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/

Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Nerdware software for techs
Windows
Easy to use
ISO Recorder
ISO recorder is a plugin that allows you to copy and burn CD's into ISO files.

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

Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Nerdware software for techs
Windows
Magic Disc
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/

Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Nerdware software for techs
Windows
Easy to use
MD5
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/

Nerdware software for techs
Command Line Interface
Easy to use
Bootable CD-Rom
Memtest86
Bootable CD to test your systems memory

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

Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Nerdware software for techs
Command Line Interface
Linux
Windows
Nmap
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.org/

Nerdware software for techs
Command Line Interface
Bootable CD-Rom
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, Bootdisk / CD
A free windows password recovery tool. The software can be used off of a bootable CD and will give you the option to overwrite the windows password. Encrypted windows files and folders may cause some issues.

Website - http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

PI Diagona Pack
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/

Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Linux
Windows
GNU Software
Easy to use
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 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/

Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Nerdware software for techs
Windows
Process Explorer
Process Explorer
Process Explorer shows a list of process currently running on the system along with the DLL files they are using.

Website - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx
download Download 1,615,732 bytes
md5 - 595a29aa50f10f5c4740536eae0e95af *ProcessExplorer.zip

Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Nerdware software for techs
Windows
Process Monitor
Process Monitor
Process Monitor will show various activities your system is running. This is a great resource for tracking down what programs are accessing what registry keys and entries.

Website - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx
download Download 1,309,584 bytes
md5 - e8c581912e2d29895c074e595e8a9a61 *ProcessMonitor.zip

Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Nerdware software for techs
Windows
Easy to use
pwviewer
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
download Download 7,258 bytes
md5 - cf5d605327c471476be219bcba35f721 *pwviewer.zip

Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Nerdware software for techs
Linux
Windows
Easy to use
True Crypt
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/

Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Nerdware software for techs
Linux
Windows
Easy to use
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/

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

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

Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Nerdware software for techs
Linux
Windows
Easy to use
Wireshark
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/

Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Nerdware software for techs
Windows
Easy to use
Zortam
Zortam
Zortam is an all in one MP3 music tool allowing you to rip, modify, and listen to your music. The interface allows you to easily fix your MP3 ID3 tags allowing you to easily add lyrics and album covers to your MP3's. This is the only MP3 "media studio" that has done everything I wanted it to with the easiest learning curve.

Website - http://www.zortam.com/
download Download 5,754,292 bytes
md5 - 28919dd443d8846ad3aa44b3b494ddb4 *mms1001.exe