Category Archives: System Information

PC-Wizard – Advanced System Information Collection and Benchmarking

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PC-Wizard is a moderately sized, portable and freeware application designed to collect and report the hardware specifications of your client’s computer. When diagnosing a client’s computer, a lot of the essential information, such as the processor and the amount of RAM installed is very easy to find, but other information, …

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LastActivityView – Create a Log of The Last Actions Made by the User

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LastActivityView is a small, portable and freeware application designed to instantly collect system information and create a log that is easy to understand and records many of the actions performed by the user on the computer. As a technician, your job is hard enough from diagnosing and solving complex computer …

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GSmartControl – Monitor and Test Hard Drive SMART Data

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GSmartControl is an open source and portable application for identifying, monitoring and testing hard drives. GSmartControl differs from applications like CrystalDiskInfo because GSmartControl monitors the SMART data and runs tests, whereas CrystalDiskInfo just monitors the SMART data. The reason why you would want to actually test a hard drive rather …

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Fabar Service Scanner (FSS.exe) – Identify Internet Connectivity Problems

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Farbar Service Scanner is a small, portable and free application that gives a detailed report on the files, registries and services that are responsible for network connectivity. The purpose of this report is to help you identify the source of connectivity problems if one of these files is infected or …

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ListDLLs – Analyze DLL Files

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ListDLLs is a software utility that displays all the DLLs loaded into processes. It’s great for diagnosing, blue screens (BSOD’s), Viruses, malware, and other software related errors. ListDlls shows you the full path names of loaded dll’s as opposed to names only, which can aid in finding rougue dll’s that …

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ProcDump – Analyze CPU Spikes

Analyze CPU Spikes with ProcDump

ProcDump is a command-line utility that allows the technician to analyze and diagnose CPU spikes and hanging services. ProcDump also includes hung window and unhandled exception monitoring. The program will write a customized crash dump (.dmp file) based on the technician’s entered parameters. A great feature about ProcDump is that …

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RAMMap – Physical Memory Analysis Tool

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RAMMap is a portable, stand-alone software tool that allows you to see exactly how Windows assigns physical memory. The tool does not just display memory usage on an application or process basis, but it shows the the memory usage down to each individual file. The technician can analyze the exact …

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SpaceSniffer – Disk Analyzer

Space Sniffer - Freeware tool to visualize disk usage

SpaceSniffer is a free and portable application that will scan a drive and give you a visual treemap of the contents on that drive. This is useful for the technician who is trying to clean up data on a system, or is looking to delete/move data from a full partition …

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D7 – Computer Repair Multi Tool

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D7 is a small, portable application designed to aid in many computer repair related tasks and provide a uniform procedure for technicians to follow by automation. D7 has multiple functions such as being an interface to quickly go to various system areas such as the system file checker. It also …

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WebBrowserPassView – Recover Passwords from Web Browsers

WebBrowserPassView is a small, portable and freeware utility designed to recover passwords from: Internet Explorer (Version 4.0 – 9.0) Mozilla Firefox (All Versions) Google Chrome Opera Once WebBrowserPassView has gathered all the passwords from the various browsers, it displays them in a single table with the URL the password was …

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