Windows XP software

All posts tagged Windows XP software

WinRAR logo

(on Wikipedia)
http://rarlab.com/

An archival utility.

I've been using this for a hell of a long time.

  • aka WinRAR, for its Windows versions.
  • After this, I used 7zip
  • Before this, I used zip



Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

WinContig logo

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.

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.aida64.com/

A general system information utility.

  • These days this is called AIDA64
  • I've been using 3.93 (2004-02-23) since my Windows XP days. Tested and still works as of 2016-02-12 on Windows 10 64bit.
  • Tested 3.94.2 (2004-02-23), on 2016-02-12, on Windows 10 64bit.
  • I'm not going to pursue the trialware AIDA64.

CurrProcess icon
CurrProcess image

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cprocess.html

A process viewer.

It's 80k, so why not include it in my kit.

  • aka CProcess
  • Tested 1.10 on 2016-02-12 on Windows 10, updated recently.
  • Tested 1.10 on 2014-04-24 on Windows 8.1, updated recently.
  • As of 2016-02-12 this was last updated 2008-05-22.

Windows NT needs psapi.dll downloaded and put in system32