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Author Topic: Site of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net  (Read 15784 times)

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Site of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
« on: August 01, 2007, 09:49:51 AM »
Our site of the month for August is one that has been mentioned many times on our forum, but is long overdue for some official accolades and recognition from us: NirSoft.net:


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In July of 2006, Microsoft aquired the SysInternals team who had demonstrated incredible knowledge of Windows with their small freeware utilities.  It's been over a year since then and Microsoft should get on a phone to the NirSoft folks and make them a similar offer.

NirSoft is doing amazing work.  Their power utilities for windows reach into the very guts of the operating system and do things no other utilities can do.  And they are all free.  Our only warning is that you please don't visit their site unless you have some serious time to kill.  If you are one of those people who love to use programs that let you see what is really happening behind the scenes on your computer, a visit to the NirSoft site is going to be a bit like getting a visit from santa claus on crack.

Some of the tools NirSoft makes are completely unique and wonderfully surprising.  Some of our favorites include:
  • OfficeIns, a tool for viewing and disabling Microsoft Office Add-Ins
    officeins.gifSite of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
  • ZipInstaller, an ingenius tool for "installing" programs that are packaged in zip files without their own installers
    zipinst_install.gifSite of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
  • ShellExView, a tool for viewing and managing file shell extensions
    shexview.gifSite of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
  • ShellMenuView, for investigating and managing the right-click menu items in your system
    shellmenuview.gifSite of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
  • Volumouse, a tool for controlling your sound volume using the mouse wheel
    volumouse.gifSite of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
  • NirCmd, a great commandline tool that can do all sorts of useful things like shutting down windows, changeing sound volume, etc., (very useful for calling from other tool (we use it in FARR)
  • SmartSniff, a tool for reconstructing network traffic conversations
    smsniff.gifSite of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
  • And their newest utility, GDIView, which lists GDI resources in use.
    gdiview.gifSite of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net

They also have a ton of password recovery tools, browser investigation tools, and much more.

Rarely if ever has a collection of such powerful utilities for Windows been gathered together in one place.  And they are free! Unbelievable. What can we say besides Bravo to NirSoft, we salute you.</p>


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« Last Edit: August 07, 2007, 07:35:47 AM by Wordzilla »

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Re: Site of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2007, 10:01:57 AM »
Hear Hear!!

Actually, just noticed SysExporter... is that new?? Have not noticed it before and I'm a fairly regular visitor  :-*

Sounds great though: a perfect companion to ScreenShotCaptor  :) to scrape the text from inside windows.

sysexp.gifSite of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net

Update: Works Great!! Except ThunderBird wasn't captured  :-\
« Last Edit: August 01, 2007, 10:39:52 AM by Perry Mowbray »

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Re: Site of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2007, 12:35:19 PM »
Gotta admit, over the years, NirSoft utilities have pulled me from the fire more than once. Great post, he deserves recognition.

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Re: Site of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2007, 01:47:07 PM »
Excellent choice! there are some truly brilliant utilities to be found! Well deserved :up: :up:

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Re: Site of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2007, 01:26:35 AM »
mouser - or anyone...

Before I even try to download some of the Nirsoft programs, I am trying to think of a way to be able to not only use, but even download the password recovery applications without NOD32 grabbing them immediately and locking them up tight. I recently gave up on one of PC Magazine's latest utilities because before it could rename a temp file it creates NOD32 would grab that file and declare it a "possible threat" based on heurisitics alone. I kept restoring it but NOD32 kept grabbing it. Even shutting down NOD32 doesn't help -- it keeps an eye on things and as soon as it is active again it would find and grab that file no matter where I hid it nor what I renamed it to!!

How are some of you able to download and use such programs?

Thank you!

Jim

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Re: Site of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2007, 01:34:53 AM »
maybe turn off nod32 "heuristic" guessing option.

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Re: Site of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2007, 02:03:13 AM »
maybe turn off nod32 "heuristic" guessing option.

mouser,

That, of course, will stop the heurisitic guessing. However the password recovery apps are grabbed because they are seen as established threats - not heuristically.

Thanks,

Jim

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Re: Site of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2007, 03:11:27 AM »
J-Mac, this may be a case of false positive.. i had the same problem with AVG but since mine was a free edition, my complaints got me nowhere.. but since NOD32 is a commercial software, why not try writing to them regarding this problem with programs from nirsoft.net? this has also been discussed here before, try the link.. :)

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Re: Site of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2007, 03:49:16 AM »

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Re: Site of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2007, 08:36:16 AM »
Yup, see FAQ http://nirsoft.net/faq.html

Yeah, I didn't even have to see that -- it's happened before with other files.

Hey - I was able to download a lot of files there; NOD32 didn't touch them.  Though sometimes it doesn't do anything until I attempt installation.

Thanks all!

Jim

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Re: Site of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2007, 04:46:14 PM »
ShellExView was updated to version 1.17 yesterday  :Thmbsup:

Also, I hadn't been aware of ShellMenuView before your post, mouser. Thanks for bringing it to my attention - it nicely complements ShellExView!
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Re: Site of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2007, 07:34:29 PM »
ShellExView was updated to version 1.17 yesterday  :Thmbsup:
yes, ShellExView is very useful.. i use it to disable the plethora of options that WMP puts on media files' context-menu.. :Thmbsup:

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Re: Site of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2007, 04:11:03 PM »
Has anyone been to Nirsoft lately? Their front page is still there, but all the links go to 403-Forbidden pages.
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Re: Site of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2007, 02:49:02 PM »
Def. a good source of tools and utils!  :)
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Re: Site of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2007, 08:59:37 PM »
And another new tool, HeapMemView, which Nir Sofer claims to be useful for detecting memory leaks.

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Re: Site of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2007, 09:21:59 PM »
And another new tool, HeapMemView, which Nir Sofer claims to be useful for detecting memory leaks.

cool! will come in handy when trying out Firefox extensions.

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NirSoft.net
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2008, 06:04:27 PM »
NirSoft Utilities Panel

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NirSoft Utilities Panel is an experimental Web page that contains icons with links to all major NirSoft Utilities as exe files. When you move the mouse over the desired icon, you'll see the current version and the last update date of the utility.

(There are currently 72 links)

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Re: Site of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2008, 06:06:30 PM »
Wow, nice idea considering how huge the collection is becoming but, how about a software frontend to access the utilities in the computer? :)

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Re: Site of the Month for August 2007: NirSoft.net
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2008, 03:57:21 PM »
This site is famouse along with sysinternals.com