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Myth
09-12-2010, 08:40 AM
I am trying to finally get my crap together and as part of this am updating my USB key to be a techies toolbox. As such, what apps should I be putting on this?

I am thinking of:
Latest Firefox
MalwareBytes Rogue Remover
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
Ad-aware and/or Spybot
Freebie AV - probably Avast
What else??

Also, am I able to have a definitions file to any or all of these applications... if I could get those that would be great, as sometimes network access is non-existent or not advisable till the computer is somewhat clean

Speedy Gonzales
09-12-2010, 08:52 AM
The def files are probably on whatever site as well. I wouldnt worry about rogue remover, just use malwarebytes. I would also get a USB key with a write-protect switch or something. Just in case the PC you put it on is infected, and it doesnt have an AV program on it. Then it'll be buggered.

Will you be putting the install files (as is) of those programs on it, or using portable versions of those programs (if they exist)?

gary67
09-12-2010, 09:56 AM
Portable versions of these are available

Clamwin Anti virus
Ccleaner
Revo uninstaller
Virtual DVD drive
Defraggler
Speccy
Wireless key view
Password viewer
Windirstat
Duplicate file finder

plus many more can be found

here (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?q=driver&m=Search)

or

here (http://portableapps.com/)

Portable Linux apps

here (http://portablelinuxapps.org/)

that should get you started

kahawai chaser
09-12-2010, 10:05 AM
Maybe also include portable abiword - a word processing software. As noted (linked) by Gary67 the portable apps suite has a range of utilities. Don't think there's a portable spybot, but some have claimed to make a portable version as noted on the spybot web site. I tried but a bit tedious, and gave up...

Also back up your USB utilities somewhere, e.g. on another USB.

Agent_24
09-12-2010, 11:50 AM
For antivirus scanning a bootable media is better.

Then you can be sure the virus is not running when you are trying to get rid of it.

Chilling_Silence
09-12-2010, 12:29 PM
Here's whats in mine:


E:\>dir /B Apps
install_flash_player.exe
Royale Theme
Securable
Security Essentials
SelfImage
SUPER Anti-Spyware
TeamViewer 5
TightVNC
Advanced LAN Scanner
Alcohol 52% Free
CCleaner
CDBurnerXP
Chrome Offline installer
Daemon Tools Lite
Defraggler
Dot NET 2.0
Dot NET 3.5 SP1
Dot NET 4.0
EVEREST Ultimate Edition
FileZilla
FoxIt Reader
GoldWave 5.24
Handbrake
IMGBurn
IrfanView
iTunes 10
K-Lite Codec Pack
Magic Jellybean Keyfinder
Mozilla Firefox
MPC-HC
OpenVPN Gui
Photo Story
PrimoPDF
PuTTY
Recuva
Revelation
Tomato Firmware
VideoLAN Client
VirtualDub-1.9.0
Win7Codecs
WinAVI
Windows Media Player 11
WinRAR
WinSCP
Winsock Fix
XviD
Youtube Get 5.0
Z7 Gaming Mouse
Speccy
Pidgin
ToR
VirtualBox
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Adobe Reader 9
DVDShrink
Winamp

Erayd
09-12-2010, 05:24 PM
Put something like this (http://www.sysresccd.org/) on it too - it's doesn't exclude anything that's been mentioned above, and is very, very useful to have around.