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Miscellaneous Programs

I find these programs very useful, some are shareware, and all are virus-free, spyware and adware-free.

c Go to Anti-Adware and Anti-Spyware Tools and Repair Files


  Free Internet Explorer Popup Blocker Program.

Only 16k in size and runs on your desktop. From www.fadsoft.net.

*I have the older version (40k in size) for download that doesn't have any newer features...it is very simple and effective, just on and off.  Suggestion: copy the file to your desktop and to 'C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup'  - it will run when you turn on your computer. To use: just double-click on the icon to start it.  To control its functions, go to your systray (where your clock is located) and right-click on the icon.  To remove, just delete the icon. No spyware, ad/banners, or cost. No questions asked.



Program to fix num-lock problem in older Linux versions.

No spyware.  No cost. No questions asked.


  Windows XP CD Key Changer

Changes CD key to allow updates like Service Pack 1 and SP2.  Program walks you through, and simplifies changing your key (on an existing installation) so you can install the updates like SP1.  Works!  Thanks to Wet Paper Bag.

No spyware. No ads, No cost.

UPDATE: So far SP2 - network installation version and automatic updates versions work OK!


Key Viewers:

     -- if you have already installed SP2 and the older key viewer does not show the right key, try the SP2 (Magical Jelly Bean Keyinder v1.41) version key viewer.

  Windows XP Pro and Home Boot Disk Creator

Unzip and run to start the Windows boot disk maker utility.  (Six floppy disks required for either Pro or Home)

No spyware! No ads. No cost.


  Maxtor Partitioning tool

For new hard drive installs, overcoming hard drive limitations on older computer, or partitioning existing partitions.

No spyware. No ad banners. No cost.

  Partitioning tool version 7.0

Exactly like partition magic version 7.0 

No spyware. No ad banners. No cost.

  Atomic Clock Sync

This freeware Atomic Clock Sync utility can keep your local computer up-to-date with the exact current time. This program will reference an atomic clock server to get the current time with the greatest accuracy available and update your PC's information. It can even be set to automatically check the time once a day to keep your PC's time accurate forever.

No spyware. No ad banners. No cost. No questions asked.

     Click on the 'atomic clock sync' link in the upper left corner.

  Download a sense of humor

If it were only possible...it's just a funny gif.

 No spyware. No ad banners. No cost.

  Program to identify your system

Includes information about: CPU, CPU speed, CPU clock setting, BIOS type and version number, memory speed, size...motherboard id...much more.

No spyware. No ad banners. No cost.

Anti-Spyware Tools, Fixes


Anti-Spyware Tools:

Windows Repair Files:

AdAware -- creators site

Spybot Search and Destroy  -- creators site

HiJackThis  -- creators site

RegSupreme (30-day trial)  -- creators site

Super WinSpy  -- creators site

Microsoft Security Essentials -- free

A Free script to actually delete/recreate all index.dat files - erase your tracks completely. Simple to use, requires rebooting.  Download

It works, it's free. -- see README.txt file for instructions


Other Windows files - Merijn's site

Copy repair files to these folders:




(OK to overwrite existing files - they are probably corrupted already -- if you are here, its because you can't open Notepad...it is hijacked.)

Did you install this Windows Critical Update, and want to return the font to your system?

Critical Update for Windows (KB833407)

Download size: 309 KB, < 1 minute
This item updates the Bookshelf Symbol 7 font included in some Microsoft products. The font has been found to contain unacceptable symbols. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Read more...

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Click here to download the original Bookshelf 7 Symbols Font. Then Copy or Save it to your C:/WINDOWS/Fonts folder.  In case you are wondering what unacceptable symbols the Windows Critical Update removes, it's these symbols:

(Before Hitler corrupted these symbols, they had a far more peaceful meaning.  The swastika (in both counter-clockwise, as seen here, and Nazi-style clockwise forms) is actually an ancient symbol with various meanings, most frequently "sun" or "good luck". In Buddhism, the symbol stands for "Buddha's feet")

Ricoh only put the symbol in this typeface for people to use in marking the locations of Buddhist temples on maps and the like.


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