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PC First Aid Kit

This is a little project I've been working on for a while now. I've spent more time trying to get permission to redistribute certain programs than actually finding and testing suitable programs, unfortunately.

"PC First Aid Kit" is a collection of freeware capable of being run from USB, geared towards diagnostics and investigating/resolving PC problems ranging from malware/virus infections to emergency alternatives to common programs. This is the first release candidate. The final release of v1.0 will be when I get a website for it up and running, and finish tweaking the kit. You guys are the first to see this kit and I'd appreciate any feedback and suggestions. Smile Keep in mind that any programs you want to suggest must be freeware and able to run from USB. Open source is preferred but not critical.

http://rapidshare.de/files/13760352/PCFAK-RC1.rar.html

Thox
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Safarp

I'd recommend Safarp to be in this package. A simple, but very fast uninstaller.

The rest of the package seems useful - but I already have most of the cleanup and system software I need.

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Nice Suite!

Thanks for the suite Buzzsaw!

I have my own suite of tools I use, but I'll browse through yours to see what else is useful. I realize that some in my suite are not quite portable in that I had to create batch files or load some registry entries in order for some to work. Check out my post https://portableapps.com/node/274. Near the end of this post I also have a batch file that can live on your external drive that can help you to automatically update some of your definitions files.

A-squared is a trojan scanner that can be run portably, but to make things easier for running this application on a new computer, you'll have to backup the registry key "Andreas Haak" from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and load this to the PC you are cleaning before using/updating (although I always prefer to update before I load my USB stick to a new machine).

There is a beta version of F-secure Blacklight rootkit revealer that can run portably.

Another web reference you can use is http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ which does an on-line scan for removing various malware from an infected PC.

My own preference is if I'm worried about an infected PC messing up my 40 Gig external drive is to use a separate 512 Meg USB stick loaded with my security suite where I can clean the PC before doing anything else. That way if my 512 Meg stick get's messed up, I won't mind as much!

Great idea to include web links to various sites to help with securing your computer (Castlecops taught me a lot!).

gao0nline
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Little article I found

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1618782,00.asp

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Portable Apps are cool. End of story.

Ashes for Tears
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Hmmm... McAfee seems to be

Hmmm... McAfee seems to be tying itself in knots over a generic 'trojan' within the mail password viewer...(NOT Buzzsaw's fault I think, prolly the program's site as I'm having problems there too), anyone else's AV catch something like this?

Nice suite, btw Buzzsaw, ty. I found a couple of things I hadn't seen yet. Smile

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That's weird...

I've scanned the entire unzipped folder here at home using AVG and at work using Norton and neither AV picked up anything. Hopefully it's nothing...

Ashes for Tears
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McA only activates when I

McA only activates it's 'preventive action' when I try to initialize the program... Pardon It completely obliterates the program without so much as a 'By your leave...', though McA acts as normal, as when it detects a threat. Much sadness here, because I do change my passwords occasionally and sometimes tend to forget them... Sad

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