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SUPERAntiSpyware header

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.superantispyware.com/

A malware scanner.

Mostly-meh.

  • Their portable scanner is still just an installer.
  • It found an Wajam plugin from Magic Camera, presumably installed for either Internet Explorer or Edge.

    • During scanning, it claims to have found infected files, but those files were neither reported at the end of its scan nor found in its quarantine. What gives?

http://www.remote-anything.com/

A remote-control tool that can be used without firewall configuration. Port scanner and Trace Route, drag&drop files, get system passwords, Power-down or Wake-Up remote PCs.

By far the most impressive piece of software I've ever used. It's tiny and does the impossible. But it made enemies.

  • Last tested 2010-11-01 on Windows XP.

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http://wincontig.mdtzone.it/en/index.htm

A defragmentation tool for individual files.

Note that defragmentation is irrelevant with an SSD, and even with a HDD, Windows will auto-defragment if you leave it alone for a bit. For windows 8 and Windows 10, my administrative settings are so aggressive that when I'm inactive for five minutes it pokes around to see what it can defragment.

  • As of 2016-02-15 on Windows 10, 1.35.04 is in my toolkit.
  • I had tested v1.0.0rc1 on Windows 8.1 a while back, for Path of Exile.

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http://ivanheckman.com/allsnap/

Like a good Linux window manager, allSnap allows Windows' applications to snap to the main screen area or to one-another.

That is, when dragging or resizing a window, it will try to cling to a nearby window. This makes it easier and faster to adjust windows "just right".

  • Works on 32 and 64-bit Windows.
  • Run both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions to cover all applications.
  • As of 2016-02-11, it hasn't been updated since 2010-07. (source)

Disambiguation: Leatrix Plus

Improving latency on Windows >

http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info13581-LeatrixLatencyFix.html
http://www.leatrix.com/leatrix-latency-fix

Leatrix Latency Fix will reduce your online gaming latency significantly by increasing the frequency of TCP acknowledgements sent to the game server. For the technically minded, this is a program which will modify TCPAckFrequency.

  • Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows are supported.

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Diablo 2 cover art

Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/games/d2/

2016-12-25 - Blizzard still hasn't abandoned it yet.

It's ugly to an extreme, and offensive to my eyes to even look at it. The controls are awkward and hard on my mouse hand.

  • Properly titled Diablo II
  • Followed by Diablo 3



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