February 25, 2010

Freewares / Free Softwares 25 Feb 10

Wireless Key View

When the password details to the wireless network are forgotten or misplaced, it can be quite frustrating to recall them. Ferreting it out is out of question as Windows won't reveal where they are stored. No more fretting now onwards as NirSoft's smart little tool Wireless Key View can expose saved Wireless Passwords. This utility reveals in plain text all the wireless passwords that have been stored by Windows' Wireless Zero Configuration and WLAN AutoConfig service. Once run, its pop-up window shows all the stored passwords on your computer – both WEP and WPA. Please note that revealation is restricted to passwords that have been stored by the Windows network management utility, and not any other. Another feature provided helps to delete pass phrases that are no longer required. Wireless Key View, a portable software, runs without any installation whatsoever - just download it and run. Wireless Key View, a freeware, works on any version of Windows from XP (SP1) to 7.

WirelessKeyView v1.33 can be downloaded at http://nirsoft.net/utils/wirelesskeyview.zip

FAQ at http://nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_wep_key_faq.html (stumbled upon this utility at Tech Spikes)

Close All Windows

This little tool lets you close all running applications with just one click. Close All Windows works just as if you were pressing the close button for each application. It doesn't use system resources because it only flashes a `close' signal to all open windows on the desktop and then ceases. It can be really a very handy utility if you are running many applications and want all of them to quit instantly.Close All Windows is a simple utility and doesn't require installation. No settings are stored in the Windows Registry or file system. Here are some simple steps to follow - Download the ZIP archive and extract it somewhere on your hard drive, Open the extracted folder, right-click CloseAll.exe and choose Send To -> Desktop (create shortcut) from the context menu; Switch to the Desktop and rename the created shortcut to "Close All" or whatever you want; Now you can drag this shortcut to the Quick Launch Bar or to the Windows 7 Taskbar for quick access. Option to prevent certain applications from being closed by Close is provided.

The 36 KB Close All Windows v1.3 (18.2.10) for 32-bit and 64-bit can be downloaded at http://www.ntwind.com/download/CloseAll.zip

Re-installer

It takes a lot of time to re-install the programs that get deleted during the reformatting. Furthermore, one needs to be on standby to wait for the programs to install completely before moving onto the next. Ninite solves this problem by letting the user choose the programs and applications for installation and automatically installs them one by one. There's no need to hang around as Ninite carries out a hands-free installation of the chosen programs. Ninite repertoire includes a range of freeware - various browsers, instant messengers, media players, image manipulation software, word processors, PDF software, security tools, utilities, compression tools, developer tools, and others. Features: Ninite installs software fast with default settings and says "no" to browser toolbars and other junk; Ninite checks your PC's language and 64-bit support to install the latest, best version of each program; The list of programs and applications represents the A-list of the freeware and open-source world; All Ninite does is automatically download and install the chosen applications, Ninite itself is not installed! Ninite runs on Windows XP/Vista/7 and works in the background unattended and 100% hands-free.

To get started, go to Ninite's Web site at http://www.ninite.com

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Please suggest a utility to optimise RAM usage.

You could try Extra Ram to optimize memory as you
use your pc. This set-and-forget utility can be
downloaded at http://www.extra-ram.com/extra_ram_download.html

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QUOTE TO MULL OVER

We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.

-- George Bernard Shaw

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