The Free GOOD Software List - Admin Tools


Some programs may be considered "Worms/Trojans" by anti-viruses. I assure you they are safe however. Most of us true geek's don't run AV - just FYI. If your not "savvy" don't download and try to run some of these tools. Use at your own risk.

If you don't see a program listed here, it is probably not a good idea to download it. However if you know of a good piece of software that's not listed, please let me know so I can test it. If it passes all the testing, it will be added.

I am always updating and testing free software. I will not add something here unless I approve of it. None of these carry ANY - spyware, ad-ware , pop-ups. All "trial" software includes FULL functionality. If your software made it to this list, congratulations. We appreciate your work.

If you know where to look - there is no reason to "buy" software. Please donate to the makers of the software if you use it.

Newly added *
Updated: 1.23.07

Admin Tools

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Port Scanning
online tools

Superscan 4.0:
. Completely-rewritten update of the highly popular Windows port scanning tool. Many features.
Network Scanner: Multi-threaded IP, NetBIOS and SNMP scanner with a modern interface and several advanced features.
Spade114: A great utility to: nslookup, whois, traceroute and SMTP Verify (great for finding spammers). - online version
NetworkView: This little tool allows you to scan blocks of IP's. Reports back with a map view. ~ This is one of my favorites.
NeoTrace: Very slick app that shows you each hop with a GUI map from point to point. Good trouble shooting app.
Netdemon: Whois, Ping, and Traceroute, Finger etc. About 35 tools. Very small and useful utility.
AngryIP: A very fast IP scanner and port scanner. It can scan IP addresses in any range as well as any their ports. Fast.

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Network monitoring / Testing

Look@Lan: Auto-detect of network configuration, monitoring, reporting, trapping, statistics, graphs, tree view, os detection - etc.
PingPlotter: Pinpoint where the problems are in an intuitive graphical way, and to continue monitoring your connection.
TheDude: Scan all devices in subnets, draw a layout a map of your network, monitor services of your devices and alert you of problems.
Aports: Shows all open TCP/IP and UDP ports on the local computer and maps ports to the owning application - local and remote destination.
TCPview: Listings of all TCP and UDP endpoints on your system, including the local and remote addresses and state of TCP connections.
Airsnare: Alert you to unfriendly MAC addresses on your network and will also alert you to DHCP requests taking place.
XXpoof: Test your server and connection by using a DoS attack. With packet spoofing.
NetStumbler: Tool for finding hotspots. Also will tell you the AP vender, channel #, signal strength and keep a log as you "drive around".
MiniStumbler: Just like Netstumbler - only for the pocket PC.
Linksys log Viewer: Log analizer for the Linksys routers. Great app to run and log network activity.
Spiceworks IT Desktop: Monitor the hardware and software of your network. Get reports and diagnostics. Very sweet analysis software. *

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Spoofing / Sniffing / Brute Force

Etheral: Capture network traffic and analyze to decipher. Great for wifi and wired.
Klogger: is a keystroke logger.
Ettercap: ARP spoofing (poison).
WinARPspoofer: Manipulate the ARP table of another computer on a LAN by changing the ARP table of a router.
Brutus: Access remote passwords by trying randomnly created passwords or a password list. Can be customised to attack different servers.
PacketFountain: A very cool screensaver that uses winpcap to capture network data - while displaying packets as a screensaver.

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HDD / Data

Password Recovery

DefaultPassword: A full list of default password and user names for network routers and devices.
NTpassword: Forget your Windows login password? Just erase it with this bootable CD (or FDD). Very simple and quick.
Snitch: Turn those asterisks passwords into plan text - just drag and drop. Must be used in Windows 95 / 98 / ME / NT 4.0.
Ophcrack: Windows password cracker based on a time-memory trade-off using rainbow tables. Live SLAX CD available too. :)
Cain&Abel: Password recovery of various kind of passwords by sniffing, cracking encrypted passwords using Brute-Force and Cryptanalysis.
John16: Fast password cracker for those MD5's and encrypted files.
IISS: Microsoft Access database password cracker. Works for Access 97 or Access 2000 files.
CuteFTP: Recovers CuteFTP passwords and usernames.
WS_FTP: Recovers WS_FTP passwords.

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Boot Tools Good if you need a fresh DOS boot disk to Fdisk that HDD.
SystemRescue: This combines "Image drive/Ghost" and "Partition Magic" and many other tools. Free.
Gparted: Resize partitions, mirror disk images without a proprietary package like Partition Magic. GUI, small ISO.
Ultimate BootCD: A full CD of free bootable utilities. A must have for any tech.
BartPE: Build your own "live" Windows CD with moduals (AV, scumware cleaners, etc.). Much like ERD Commander (but free).
EmergencyBoot Pro: Set of powerful utilites for backup, restore, repair/fix, low-level administration.
Hiren's BootCD: Many bootable utilities. ;)
Techie'z ToolKit: The absolute best bootable disk. No, it's not leagal and your on your own. Don't leave home without it.

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Server ISO's

eBox: Turn a PC into a dedicated router: Firewall, Proxy, POP mail, Samba, Jabber, DHCP and many more. This is what I sell and use.
Smoothwall: The bost possible firewall one could have. Very easy to setup and manage. Just need a PC with 2 NIC's.
Asterisk: Build an older PC and make it a phone PBX. Easy to PBX sever that handles many protocals.
IPcop: Much like the Smoothwall project. Very secure and configurable firewall server.
Openfiler: Powerful, intuitive browser-based network storage software distribution. L:ike FreeNAS. Based off rPath (Redhat). *
M0n0wall: Based on BSD, this firewall is a beautiful GUI and very secure. Combine this with a tiny PC - you have a solid, small firewall box.
TinySofa: A very small Debian server image. Very secure and stable. Great for that old PII PC and two NIC's.
Astaro: Free for home use (with most features). Probably one of the best servers you can get (next to eBox). Must sign up for free distro.
FreeNAS: Network-Attached Storage server, supporting: CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, RSYNC protocols, user authentication (AD). BSD.
KnoppMyth: Turn an older PC into a dedicated media center. This is a "Tivo" style server.

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Server utilities

RDPortX: Small app I made to change the defualt 3389 port that Remote Desktop ueses. Great for multiple RD servers on the same network.
LinkChecker: A great way to identify and repair boken links on a webpage. Very slick - ran from webpage.
astGUIclient: A suite designed to interact with the Asterisk PBX system at a client level to extend the functionality of your phone system.
TrixBox: Enables a user to quickly set up a VOIP Asterisk PBX. A web GUI makes configuration and operation easy.
XAMPP: Apache, MySQL, PHP+ PEAR, MiniPerl, mod_ssl, Openssl, PHPMyAdmin and many more server mods all-in-one.
YellowTip: Apache2, PHP4, MySQL4, phpMyAdmin and Zend Optimizer for Windows (2K,XP). Basically LAMP for Windows.
VMWare: The server and viewer are now free.  Run any OS on .. any OS.  The server source code is available as well.  

VirtualPC:  Run virtually any OS on Windows.  Great for trouble shooting software/hardware. 
ASS Maker: A utility to make the java script to hide your e-mail from bots on your webpage.

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WRT54G: HyperWRT is a great firmware. Be sure to have a version 1-4 WRT. (will not work in v.5) Boost that signal.
WRT54GL: Hyperwrt+Thibor is great to boost the signal 2 to 3 times from default. I use it all the time. (we sale GL's with this firmware).
WAP54G: Boost your WAP signal 2 to 3x from defualt. Must have a WAP54G : V1, V1.1, V2.
Unbrick: How to unbrick your WRT's.

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Fixing Utils

XPKeyfinder: A little tool to show you your XP key.
WinSockFix: After cleaning scumware - your TCP stack can be damaged not letting you online (I have seed NOD32 break this as well).
AutorunFix: When Windows forgets what to do with auto-run.
UnbrandIE: Remove the crap AOL and other ISP's branding from IE.
Norton Un-installer: Un-install Norton garbage when it won't let you.
Owner of XP: Change the ownership of XP install.
WPAclient: Add WPA functionality to older setups that can only use WEP.
Filemon: Monitors and displays file system activity on a system in real-time.
ProceXP: Shows which program has a particular file or directory open. Memory leaks and spyware finding.
TCPtweak: This utility will allow Windows to be able to use a 3MB+ connection. If you pay for a 5-6MB connection - you have to do this.
EvlD: Make Windows XP hold more (50-100) concurrent TCP connections. XP Pro default is 10, XP Home is 5. That just stinks. *

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