Links

Here's an ever-growing list of sites and utilities I've found useful and/or amusing:

Automation (keystrokes, mouse clicks, etc.)
•    http://www.autohotkey.com
•    http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Skrommel/ (lots of pre-made software built using AutoHotKey)

Backup
•    http://www.backblaze.com (sorry, Mozy... I need unlimited backup)
•    http://www.carbonite.com
•    http://backup.comodo.com/
•    http://www.getdropbox.com (share a folder across multiple machines, free 2GB of storage)

BlackBerry
•    https://www.blackberry.com/besc/dashboard/ (checking if BlackBerry devices are provisioned properly by carrier... Need PIN number & BB account)
•    http://www.dataoutages.com/

Bootable CDs
•    http://lifehacker.com/5157811/five-best-live-cds
•    http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd (Hiren’s Boot CD)
•    http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/ (BartPE)

CD Burning
Listed in order of preference:
•    http://www.imgburn.com/ (awesome)
•    http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm

Citrix
•    http://carlwebster.com/blogs/ (The Accidental Citrix Admin)
•    http://ctxadmtools.musumeci.com.ar/ (Citrix Admin Tools)

Command Prompt (remote command line)
•    http://www.beyondlogic.org/solutions/remoteprocess/BeyondExec.htm
•    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

Dell Workstations
•    http://www.creativyst.com/Doc/Articles/HT/Dell/DellPop.htm (Service Tag > Express Service Code)

Disk Utilities
•    http://www.piriform.com/defraggler
•    http://www.codesector.com/teracopy.php (shell replacement for Windows Explorer’s lame copy dialog—with resume capability)

DNS
•    http://www.dnsstuff.com/
•    http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/
•    http://dns.comcast.net/dns-ip-addresses2.php (Comcast opt-out addresses for their stupid Domain Helper service)

Domains / Web Hosting
•    http://www.godaddy.com
•    http://www.register.com
•    http://www.squarespace.com
•    http://revision3.com/deals_business (coupons for all of the above)

E-Mail Testing / Exchange
•    http://davidp.ordinarylight.com/qm/ (lightweight SMTP client, supports SMTP AUTH & logging)
•    http://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com (Microsoft site that tests external access to your e-mail server)
•    http://www.msexchangeteam.com
•    http://www.sembee.co.uk/ (if you see a post on Experts Exchange from Sembee, this guy knows his stuff)
•    http://www.experts-exchange.com
•    http://www.lucatec.net/mask/demo-basic-en.html (makes managing multiple mailboxes through Outlook easy)

Everything
•    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/default.aspx (look here always if you’ve thought, “There MUST be a utility for this...”)
•    http://www.rjlsoftware.com/software/utility/ (not nearly as many utilities, but still useful)

File Recovery
•    http://www.officerecovery.com/freeundelete/product_information.htm
•    http://www.piriform.com/recuva
•    http://www3.telus.net/mikebike/RESTORATION.html

Gadgets & Online Shopping
•    http://slickdeals.net/
•    http://www.reviewgist.com/
•    http://www.pricewatch.com
•    http://www.newegg.com

Humor
•    http://theoatmeal.com/comics & http://theoatmeal.com/blog
•    http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/
•    http://www.xkcd.com/
•    http://www.fupenguin.com/
•    http://teamcoco.com/

Network Utilities
•    http://www.radmin.com/products/utilities/ipscanner.php (network scanning)
•    http://www.foundstone.com/us/resources/proddesc/superscan.htm (network scanning)

Pranks
•    http://www.rjlpranks.com

Product Key Viewers
•    http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/
•    http://www.rjlsoftware.com/software/utility/winproductkey/

Remote Access
Listed in order of preference:
•    http://www.logmeinrescue.com
•    http://www.teamviewer.com
•    http://www.showmypc.com
•    http://www.crossloop.com
•    http://www.islonline.com
•    http://www.logmein.com

Security / Anti-Virus / Anti-Malware
•    http://www.foundstone.com/us/resources-free-tools.asp
•    http://www.securitysoftware.cc/securitysoftware/apps.html
•    http://www.joeware.net/freetools/index.htm
•    http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/ (password cracking for Windows based on rainbow tables)
•    http://www.virustotal.com/
•    http://blog.fireeye.com/ (Malware Intelligence Lab)
•    http://www.malwarebytes.org/
•    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/
•    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/ (malware remover, kills rootkits too)
•    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/filedb/ (check here to see if files are malware-related)
•    http://www.safer-networking.org/ (Spybot S&D)

Servers
•    http://support.hp.com/us-en/checkwarranty (HP Warranty Status Checker)
•    http://www-947.ibm.com/systems/support/supportsite.wss/warrantyform?brandind=5000008 (IBM Warranty Status Checker)
•    http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/warranty/warranty_information (Dell Warranty Status Checker)

Start > Run Shortcuts
•    http://users.skynet.be/yvesvanbelle/WindowsStartRunCmd.html (shortcuts to all windows utilities from Start > Run)

Technology (general)
•    http://www.gizmodo.com
•    http://www.revision3.com

Visio
•    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_visio_icon_list.html (Cisco Visio icons)

Wireless
•    http://www.metageek.net/products/chanalyzer-3
•    http://kismac-ng.org/