Links to free software which could help fix some of your PC problems.
- TeamViewer - A desktop sharing and remote control tool. Works on Windows, Linux and Mac.
- ESET Online Scanner - A free virus scanner for doing one off scans without installing.
- NirSoft - Lots of small useful Windows utilities.
- Veeam Agent Backup - Veeam offer a few free backup tools for Windows physical and virtual machines. Full machine backups can be made to attached disks or network shares.
- BorgBackup - A space efficient backup program for Linux, macOS, and BSD. Data can be backed up to a local repository or on the network via SSH. The backups are securely encrypted and can be mounted for easy recovery of individual files.
- Malwarebytes - Malwarebytes will scan your computer for spyware and remove it. Even if you already have an up to date antivirus program, some spyware might still make its way onto your computer.
- Password Safe - allows you to safely and easily create a secured and encrypted user name/password list.
- Nextcloud - Access your data from all your devices, on an open platform you can extend and modify.
- VeraCrypt - This free program will allow you to create an encrypted virtual disk drive so that if your laptop or PC is lost or stolen then no one can access your data without a password. It can also encrypt an entire portable USB drive.
- Qualys SSL server test - Check your web server for vulnerabilities.
The following are more advanced tools and if used incorrectly could damage your system, so be careful with them.
- HijackThis - Shows a list of settings which are commonly changed by viruses or spyware to help you remove any which look bad. HijackThis does not detect what is good and what is bad, it is just a tool which shows you everything. Don't change anything unless you know it is not meant to be there.
- LSPfix - Sometimes when a virus is removed it may leave some settings behind making you unable to get on the internet, LSPfix might be able to remove the entries left behind to get your connection working again.
- Autoruns - Autoruns will show you everything that gets loaded when you turn your computer on and the order they are started.
- PsTools - A collection of command line tools for getting info about running processes and files which are in use.
- Handle - Shows you what programs have which files open