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Here you will find some useful utilities for Windows
2000. If you know of any utilities that might belong in this
section please email
us with the details.
Alchemy Launcher is a small system tray applet intended to help you
starting any of your favorite applications with one click mouse click.
It allows you to create shortcuts and quickly open them. Apart from
that you can open any of your desktop shortcuts right from the Alchemy
Launcher. Alchemy Launcher has several addition service capabilities,
e.x. program eject operation for devices like LS-120, CD-ROM, etc.
Ad-aware scans your memory, registry, and hard drives for software
components from Adware, Alexa, Aureate (1.0, 2.0, and 3.0), Comet Cursor
(1.0 and 2.0), Cydoor, Doubleclick, DSSAgent, Flyswat, Gator, TimeSink (1.0
and 2.0), Web3000, and Webhancer. Ad-aware then displays a list of detected
spyware files and allows you to selectively remove them from your system.
AntiCrash is a Java 'application' which was developed in order to
prevent Windows95/98/NT/2000 from crashing at all. It loads on your
Windows desktop and provides flawless capability to access and switch
between applications, and it provides a true multi-threading enviorment
for users and applications can be opened and closed without the system
getting unstable or slow.
With Ashampoo PowerUp 2000 you can tweak your system's standard settings, as
well as the many hidden options and functions of Windows. It contains an
intuitive interface that integrates the configuration options, additional
modules, and your own favorite tools and utilities in one easy-to-use
package. Configure Windows NT and 2000 to behave the way you want them to,
eliminate annoyances, and get more functionality. Interactive help includes
context-sensitive information on all functions. Multiple configurations of
profiles enables you to reconfigure the entire system by loading a file.
ClipMagic offers everything you would expect from a powerful clipboard
extender. But it also goes much further than that to provide a great
research and information management tool. ClipMagic can work with
Netscape and Internet Explorer to record URLs with clippings that you
take from web pages. It also has its own internal web browser, to make
'net research even faster.
for Windows (32-bit)
If you find the Windows Clipboard too limited, then you need ClipMate.
It's one of the most powerful and flexible Clipboard utilities
available for Windows. It stores, recalls, links, and edits Clipboard
data once it has been removed from the active view.
CLOX is a world clock software package which provides rows of both
analogue and digital clocks showing the time in different user-selected
time zones. Along with the time-zone clocks comes a series of other
useful features... A sophisticated alarm clock, the facility to
automatically correct the system time via the internet and calendar
displays are also provided.
From software upgrades and driver updates to security and system patches,
CNET CatchUp is designed to help you quickly and easily find what you need
to keep your PC healthy. Once you have downloaded the CatchUp software,
install the application, and with the click of a button, the CatchUp service
will generate a custom list of recommended updates.
Turn your one desktop into nine with Cool Desk 99. Appearing in either
vertical or horizontal toolbar form, it lets you quickly switch between
up to nine virtual desktops. Each desktop shares the same
desktop/system tray icons but can have different wallpaper. Change its
appearance with the 10 attractive skins furnished.
EasyPaste is a small utility that can save you time and keystrokes when
dealing with repetitive text entries. It allows you to create and save
clip lists you can use while filling out Web forms, entering
programming code, or performing any other repeated text entry you can
think of. EasyPaste lets you create as many groups of text snippets as
you like, each with as many entries as your desktop size will allow.
Win 2000, Recover gracefully from a system crash with ERS2000.~Should
ERS 2000 registry or other System files get corrupted, backups will
then be available to restore from. ERS 2000 does two Windows main files
backups and three Registry backups, all Profiles and boot files backups
for Win NT (FAT/FAT32).
for Windows 2000
Thanks to its advanced event filters, EvenTrigger alerts you before
potential problems occur !Its easy to use MMC snap-in will help
administrators to anticipate and prevent faults by actively monitoring
their networks availability, but also to strenghen their network
security.Running as a Windows NT/2000 service, EvenTrigger is able to
generate pop-ups or e-mails once pre-defined criteria are met.
FastOpen is a system tray utility that provides a handy way to access
frequently used programs and folders. An easy-to- use setup dialogs are
available for you to define and name as many folders, programs or web
addresses as you like. Additional features include support for fixed
and variable command line arguments, automatically add all your drives
to the menu or to a sub menu, easy access to a DOS window instead of
opening the folder, full menu customization including separators
support and much more.
Navigate easily through Windows folder maze with FileBox eXtender
buttons placed on standard Windows file boxes. Access your favorite and
recently visited folders and documents with one mouse click. Make the
file boxes bigger to see more folders and files. Optionally FileBX
buttons can be also placed on Explorer windows or accessed from the
Sensors Monitor Pro
This program also monitors and displays hardware parameters collected
by the several sensor chips, installed on certain motherboards. Program
can monitor voltages, temperatures of CPU and motherboard and cooler
fans RPMs. Program can be used under Windows 95/98/2000/NT operating
systems on Intel-based personal computers. Wide range of boards and
sensors is supported.
ItweakU (formerly TweakJr 99) is a broad-based utility that allows you to
speed up your Internet connection by changing your default RWIN, default TTL,
maximum MTU, and maximum MSS values. It also has security features that
prevent users from adding or removing printers, shutting down the system,
and so on. Features include the ability to disable Regedit, and added
compatibility with Windows NT. The newest version has an updated user
interface and the option to hide drives.
MemoKit combines system memory enhancement functions with several
useful desktop tools. It's based in the system tray, but can run as a
toolbar as well. Based on an automatically managed "hysteresis
memory release" mechanism, its Automatic Memory Optimizer claims
to dramatically boost system performance at regular intervals.
Data backup Suite
Your complete backup and zipping solution. Backup Locally from one
drive to another, to and from a Network drive and from one Network
Drive to another. To any removable media such as Zip, Jaz drive or
Floppy. Incremental Zip to removable disk.
Net Optimizer is a shareware program designed for Windows 2000 only.
Using a graphical user interface, Net Optimizer allows you to tweak the
registry settings through a safe, graphical interface. The program lets
you change many hidden settings to optimize your internet connection
performance. Modifying a simply involves reading a helpful description,
and clicking a checkbox.
Norton AntiVirus 2000 for Windows 2000 protects you while you're
surfing the Internet or getting information from floppy disks, CDs, or
a network. It also automatically scans incoming attachments in the most
popular email programs.
NTDevices shows the hidden connections between devices, drivers, and
processes on Windows NT 4.0 systems. When viewing active processes, it
displays devices currently being used by each process. Or, when the
choice is to view by driver, NTDevices collects those devices created
by individual drivers. And, if the choice is made to view by device,
NTDevices enumerates all active devices in the system. The program also
displays detailed information for drivers and devices, including device
chains and attached devices.
Want compression rations of 10:1? How about internal support for 21
archive formats; and full backward compatibility with WinZip and
Pkunzip? Then get Planet.Zip, formerly Wallaby95, the BEST way to zip
and unzip in Windows 95, 98 and NT 4/5. With its intuitive and easy to
understand interface, even the newest user will be using the most
advanced features in minutes. A long list of FEATURES include: Create,
update or decompress any ZIP, ARJ, ARC, LHA/LZH, CAB, ZOO, BH, TAR, UUE,
Z, and GZ files. It password protects entire archives, offers variable
compression levels, messages and instructions stored on the archive and
can be seen by ANY decompression program.
Power Launcher Plus is a suite of six versatile utilities that can
launch programs, control startup sources, kill running applications,
and start or stop NT services. Included are Launcher Manager, Shutdown
Launcher, Startup Launcher, On Time Launcher, App Killer, and Clone
PowerPro is a combination button bar, task switcher/launcher, clock,
calendar, and more. Despite its versatility, it takes up very little
desktop space; it can fit over the title bar of a maximized window.
PowerPro lets each toolbar button do triple-duty: Click on it with the
left mouse button to run one program, the middle button to run another,
and the right button for a third.
ProFILER 2000 is an exciting new utility that allows you to save custom
operating system settings. ProFILER 2000 will also save customizations
and setup information made within Microsoft Office 97 and many popular
email and Web browser packages. Settings you spent hours getting just
right can now be saved off to a "profile" for safe keeping.
The Freakin' Button!
Pesky dialog boxes giving you trouble? Check out Push The Freakin'
Button (PTFB)! This free tray-based utility waits for specified dialog
boxes to pop up, then automatically presses the button you've
configured. So when a dialog causes irritation, you simply tell PTFB
which button should be pressed, and it will handle the dialog in the
If you're a power user or developer, here's a tool you'll definitely be
interested in. Registry Crawler lets you quickly find and configure
Registry settings. Unlike the Windows Registry Editor's puny find
functions, Registry Crawler's powerful search engine locates
information based on specified criteria. The results are shown in a
list, allowing you to access any found key with a mouse click.
monitors and manages your Windows NT/2000-based applications, systems
and networks, enabling you to maintain the highest levels of eBusiness
availability and performance. RoboMon detects problems, reports and
graphs performance data, and centrally monitors such wide-ranging
technologies as Exchange, IIS, SQL Server, Citrix, Terminal Server,
Oracle, Proxy Server, Cisco, Insight Manager, Service Level Agreements,
and more. RoboMon provides a unique combination of superior monitoring,
unmatched scalability and ease of deployment and maintenance, to give
you the best Return on Investment and the lowest Total Cost of
Ownership for your IT organization.
System Mechanic is a general-purpose utility for maintaining the
integrity of your PC. This fine suite is a snap to use and is packed
with valuable tools. It offers an easy way to find and remove duplicate
files and a variety of waste files. You can specify which drives and/or
folders to scan, and edit the built-in waste-file list. When the scans
are complete, System Mechanic provides a list of files that meet the
criteria, allowing you to eliminate them as you see fit. It also allows
you to repair or eliminate broken shortcuts, remove errant Registry
entries, and eliminate invalid uninstaller info. Additional tools let
you see and edit which programs are slated to load when Windows starts
and monitor program installations. You can take a system snapshot for
later comparison or get a report that details any system changes for a
particular install. Secure file wipes, desktop tweaks, and Internet
connection optimization and security features are included. Finally, a
scheduler is available for hands-free PC maintenance. You can read our
extended review of System Mechanic here.
TaskInfo2000 is a wonderful real-time process viewer that also displays
CPU usage. For each separate process, you can retrieve the CPU usage,
modules, program path, current directory, and more. You can also change
priority settings and kill active processes.
Textractor is a text monitor tool for Windows NT/2000 that captures and
logs text that a monitored program writes to the system screen. It's a
simple but effective way to review what has passed by on the screen.
TopToBottom provides a handy tabbed interface that reports on 16- and
32-bit software modules and their associated DLLs, VxDs, and registered
OCXs. Not only does it serve as an excellent process viewer, but it's
very useful as an information retrieval utility.
Windows Commander is a replacement for the File Manager and Explorer in
Windows. The program handles archives and lets you easily copy files to and
from those archives. Features include extended copying, moving, renaming,
and deleting of entire trees; drag-and-drop support; a launch utility that
lets you place frequently used programs into a drop-down menu; an FTP
client; direct access to Network Neighborhood; a directory history list; and
the ability to split and recombine big files into multiple smaller files,
and vice-versa. This new version prints directories and trees, searches for
Unicode and Hex, and displays HTML and Unicode in the built-in viewer.
WinHacker is a utility that you can use to configure the hidden Windows 95,
98, 2000, and Windows NT 4.0 settings. It is THE Windows Shell Management
Tool. Many of the settings that change the way Windows works and feels
are hidden in the overwhelming registry, or in configuration files.
WinHacker give you an easy way to configure those settings through the GUI
(graphical user interface).
WinTune offers standard diagnostics and tells you how to fix what ails your
system. It tests your system, CPU, video components, disk drives, and
memory. After testing with WinTune 98, you can compare your results with an
extensive database of results posted by other WinTune users. If WinTune
finds anything amiss with your system configuration or results, it will give
you tips to help fix the problem.
XDESK is a powerful virtual-desktop manager that lets you have up to 10
independent working areas. It not only offers flexibility and
functionality that make it one of the best programs of its type, but it
includes several valuable utilities as a bonus. It offers different
methods for easily switching among desktops, such as clicking on a tray
icon; using a hotkey, a menu, or separate buttons; or trying a process
called "mouse knocking."
Xteq Systems X-Setup is a so-called "hacker" or "tweaker"
program. It allows you to change settings that are normally hidden deeply in
some configuration-files (like the registry) fast and easily.
Xum32 is the reliable files validate tool, the analogue of the Pretty
Good Validate (PGV) and McAfee Validate DOS utilities. The checksum
calculation method using by it lets you check files and detect if its
has been tampered. XUM32 is extremely useful for files authentication.
For example, we are providing the computed xum32 values for all of our
archives - it helps you to check your copies, downloaded from somewhere
else, to be sure you have an authentic package.
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