Shortcut Cleaner is a utility that will scan your computer for Windows shortcuts that have been hijacked by unwanted or malicious software. When Shortcut Cleaner finds bad shortcuts, it will automatically clean them so that they do not open unwanted programs.
MiniToolBox detects Internet connection issues due to broken or hijacked LSP, proxy settings, and problems with network adapters. It can also be used to detecte search redirections and router hijackings.
Unhide is a program that reverts back the changes made to your files and Windows Registry by the rogue.FakeHDD family of rogue anti-spyware program. This family of malware pretends to be a hard disk repair and system optimization program for Windows. In reality, though, these programs are computer infections that deliberately hide your files and change certain settings in the Windows Registry to make it appear that you have lost data on your hard drive. It will then prompt you to purchase the program to restore the data.
HijackThis is a program that can be used to quickly spot home page hijackers and startup programs that you do not want to start automatically. This program is a not anti-virus program, but rather a enumerator that lists programs that are starting up automatically on your computer as well as other configuration information that is commonly hijacked.
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.
Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit is a free program that can be used to search for and remove rootkits from your computer. When started, Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit will scan your computer and allow you to remove any rootkits that it finds.
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.
FixExec is a program that is designed to fix executable file associations for the .bat, .exe, and .com file extensions. If the program detects any of these associations are missing, changed, or hijacked, the settings will be set back to the original Windows defaults. When file associations for batch, executable, or COM files are changed it could cause your executables to no longer start. If you are looking for FixNCR.reg, this file replaces FixNCR with greater functionality.
Autoruns is a free Sysinternals tool from Microsoft that enumerates all the programs that automatically start on a Windows machine. You can then examine this list of programs to see if they should be running or should be disabled. Disabling unnecessary startups allows your computer to run more efficiently by reducing CPU usage and memory consumption.