Listed below are some of the software programs and utilities that I use most often.

*** Take note: some of these programs can do major damage to your system if not used carefully, so all use is strictly at your own risk.


Hardware diagnostics & troubleshooting

System performance & processes

  • Autoruns – enhances native Windows “msconfig” utility
  • Process explorer – similar to Windows “Task Manager” but with more information provided
  • Revo Uninstaller – removes unwanted software better than “Add/remove” in the Control Panel
  • CCleaner – registry and temp file cleaner

Virus/malware removal tools

  • Malwarebytes
  • Super Anti Spyware
  • CCleaner
  • ComboFix
  • rkill is a program that was developed at that attempts to terminate known malware processes so that your normal security software can then run and clean your computer of infections
  • TDSSkiller
  • MalwareBytes
  • GMER – Rootkit help
  • G7 –


General utilities