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On this page you will find various links to technical utilities that we at Chips To Fix believe will prove invaluable at times.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is an effective antimalware tool. The heuristics engine proved on multiple computers during testing that it was capable of determining the difference between false positives and dangerous applications.
The app has some nice features rolled in, too. It supports multiple drive scanning including networked drives, context menu options including a scan-on-demand for individual files, and the FileAssassin option under the More Tools section for removing locked files. The interface is simple, but pleasant-looking and well-organized. Tabs live just below the oversized logo, with few options per tab to keep down the clutter. The installation process was fast enough, but interestingly offered up the well-kept changelog and an instant definition file update. Do note that the real-time protection is restricted to the paid version, as is the scheduler for updates and scans. http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html
EasyFind for MAC
Devintechnologies EasyFind is one of their nicely made freeware apps. EasyFind is an alternative to or supplement of Spotlight and finds files, folders or contents in any file without the need of indexing. This is especially useful if you are tired of slow or impossible indexing, outdated or corrupted indices or if you are just looking for features missing in the Finder or Spotlight. The latest version (4.7.2) has new and improved search features so you can find just about anything on your computer. http://www.devon-technologies.com/products/freeware/index.html
FileZilla is a fast, reliable, and secure FTP/SFTP client that allows you to transfer files between Web sites and PCs running Windows. The open architecture of the Internet is great for rapidly exchanging information, and it's designed to be very stable, even when vast numbers of people are using the system. Unfortunately, the very "openness" that makes the Internet so useful also makes it vulnerable to malicious attack. Common attacks include eavesdropping for passwords or sensitive information; hijacking messages to inspect and modify transmitted data; and faking network addresses to fool access control mechanisms or redirect connections to a fake server. Using FileZilla helps guard against all of these attacks. http://filezilla-project.org/