SUPERAntiSpyware is a free anti-spyware program that offers excellent detections and quick removal of common infections. As malware is constantly evolving and new variants are released, there is not one particular security program that will be able to protect you from all threats. Therefore it is important to have a variety of programs in your security toolbox that you can use to scan your computer for malware and aid you in their removal. SUPERAntiSpyware is definitely one of the programs that you want to have at your disposal.
Secunia PSI is a tool that can be used to monitor your installed applications for new updates. When started, Secunia PSI will scan your computer for applications and install any updates that are available for them. This allows your computer to remain secure from possible vulnerabilities in your installed programs.
BlitzBlank is an advanced system administration tool that allows you to disable drivers, delete files, folders, Windows Registry keys and values that are in-use or locked by malware. BlitzBlank also includes the ability to create scripts for removing multiple files, folders, and Registry information at once in order to avoid malware recreating the files and locking them again. This tool should only be used by advanced system administrators and IT professionals due to its ability to delete almost any file or folder.
Emsisoft Emergency Kit is a collection of standalone security programs and scanners that can be run from a USB key, bootable CD/DVD, or from within Windows Safe Mode without having to download and install a full security product. This program is very useful for infections, such as Ransomware, that cannot be removed while the infections are active or while logged into Windows.
CCleaner is a program that will scan your computer for temporary files or private browser information and deletes it from your computer. This allows you to keep your computer running efficiently, while protecting your sensitive information.
NTREGOPT, or NT Registry Optimizer, is a Windows Registry defragmentation utility. Over time as entries are added and deleted from the Windows Registry, gaps are created. These gaps are unused space that takes up unnecessary disk space and reduces the overall performance of accessing the Registry. NTREGOPT rebuilds the Registry so that it is compact and does not contain any extra spaces.
ERUNT, or The Emergency Recovery Utility NT, is a utility that can be used to backup and restore the Windows Registry. This tool has the ability to do a complete backup and restore of the Windows Registry, including the security hive so that permissions are properly backed up and restored.
OTL, or OldTimer ListIt, is a tool that is used to diagnose a computer for a possible malware presence and to provide system diagnostics information that can by someone working on a computer. When run, OTL will scan your computer for a variety of information and then generate a report with a tremendous amount of information about your computer's hardware, programs, files, and running environment.
TFC. or Temp File Cleaner, is a small utility that will clean out all the folders on your computer that house temporary files. The temp folders that TFC will clean are the Java, Windows Temp Folder, and the Internet Explorer, Opera, Chrome, and Safari caches. This tool will clean the folders for all accounts on the computer including the Administrator, NetworkService, and LocalService accounts.