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    Additions to security and maintenance arsenal?

    I just made a list of the current security and maintenance utilities I have accumulated, in no particular order:

    CPUID-CPU-Z
    Initdebug
    RealTemp 3.70
    SpeedFan 4.47 & 4.50
    AdwCleaner
    BackupperFull
    Bluescreenview
    EaseUS Partition Master
    Easy BCD 2.2
    ExpressPCBSetup
    Flush
    Geekbench 3.1.6
    MacriumReflect
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    Passmark 8
    StartupLite
    Prime 95
    RegCure
    AVG
    Driver Detective
    Spyware Doctor

    This has been gathered mainly as a result of all the expert advice on this forum!
    I am posting it here for 2 reasons really:

    1. In case it helps anyone else build up their own weapon cache.
    2. To see if there are any additions that I should be looking for.

    Thanks all,
    rstew

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    A very useful post.

    I'd also recommend the addition of CCleaner. Also, there's this utility I downloaded from NirSoft, named WinUpdatesList that lists the KB numbers of all updates and is much more powerful than the native Windows utility. Also, USBDeview, ShellExView and WhatInStartup (all from NirSoft), are must-haves IMHO.
    Last edited by KritzX; 2014-09-28 at 08:27.
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    To repeat a note from another thread:
    Nir Sofer's utilities are amongst the first 'installs' on my machines, alongside the Sysinternals Suite
    You can use WSCC (Windows System ControlCenter) to download both sets & update them periodically.

    http://www.kls-soft.com/wscc/index.php

    Zig

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    Secunia PSI - scan once weekly

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    Beware of false notifications from Secunia PSI. Often if you install a program that has a specific version of XML or the C++ runtimes that is the version which must be used. Secunia will still tell you it needs to be updated. Windows Update is fine for telling you what system tools need updating. Many other modern programs can check on their own for updates if you let them. I gave up on PSI because I was spending too much time tracking down what it thought needed to be updated but really didn't.

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