Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Handy programs to put on a USB stick.

These FREE programs do not require any installation and can be run directly from a USB drive. Keep some useful apps handy while on-the-go!

KeePass Password Safe
secure password manager

Our Rating: 5 stars (Excellent)

KeePass Password Safe is a secure password manager that allows you to store your sensitive login information in an encrypted database. It allows you to organize your entries into categories and offers several ways to conveniently enter your username/password; you can use drag and drop, copy to the clipboard, or create auto-type sequences that can enter the login information with a single click. The program also includes support for TAN passwords and allows you to create TAN lists which automatically expire a password once it has been used. Other features include password generator, auto-lock, database search, import/export, and more. KeePass Password Safe supports a plugin framework. that allows you to extend the functionality using various (free) plug-ins. Standalone, no install needed.
Download KeePass Password Safe
Download KeePass Password Safe

Dr.Web CureIt

on-demand virus scanner

Our Rating: 3.5 stars (Good!)

Dr.Web CureIt is a standalone anti-virus and anti-spyware scanner that scans your PC for viruses, trojans, adware, spyware, hack tools, rootkits, and other malware. The program does not require an installation and can be run from a USB drive. This is an on-demand scanner only, it can detect and remove virus infections but does not provide any real-time protection. Dr.Web CureIt is based on the ICSA certified Dr. Web scanning engine and should provide reliable detection.

Pros: No installation needed; scans for a wide range of viruses

Cons: No real-time protection; updates require re-download of the entire program

Download Dr.Web CureIt

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