|Ad-Aware 6 Personal
||One of the best
||System Information utility
||NSL is a small, easy to use TCP/IP protocol
monitor which can be used to see your exact throughput on both incoming
and outgoing data
||Logs certain network activity - for Network
Anti-Virus software from www.Grisoft.com
Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and
hardware, including Microsoft Hotfixes, and displays the results in your
utility to compare two files [most types]
Download manager. (classified as adware by some sites)
toolbar, also blocks pop-ups in websites
||This is a great tool,
lists all browser Add-ons, search URLs, homepage settings, Browser
Helper Objects loaded with Internet Explorer. Using the HijackThis
addon-ons log, one can troubleshoot/identify a malware quickly. (Reqd.
Skill level - Advanced) See HijackThis
fix for Internet Explorer - Solves New Window opening issues
||Contains a set  of powerful features.
System maintenance utility
||Scan for common
system misconfigurations in Windows Platform OS
|Nero Burning ROM
||Nero CD burning
Express Backup utility
||Simple KB with
text search features in Q&A format
utility to remove parasites from the system and has
more features [Lock IE Homepage, Internet Options, Immunize bad pages,
HOSTS file updates etc]. Update provided via software UI.
from being installed. Set the "Kill-Bit"
from Sysinternals, which lists out the TCP communication occurring in a
system. Use this to trace which software is doing what, detect malware,
trojans and which IP they connect to.
Explorer Toolbar, BHO remover. Deal with malware toolbar, BHO
[Browser Helper Objects] with a feature to selectively exclude/delete
Windows XP SP1
||TweakUI for SP1,
just what is says. Excellent utility from Microsoft to tweak the User
Interface - Cosmetic tweaks and fixes
firewall [freeware version]. Add-on ZoneLog analyses the ZoneAlarm log
and displays the IP Addresses which attempted to access your computer or
port-scanned your PC. Not all IP address listing mean hack attempts.
Look for repeated number of the same IP address and do a Lookup of that