Podnutz Daily #214 – Phase One – Continued

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Steve is joined by Door to Door Geek(D2D) who continues in his discussion of his commonly used tools and utilities

Links Discussed:

Clean-up utilities (continued from his last vist):

Security Fixes:

Utilities that are included in the sysinternals Suite


  • Handle is a utility that displays information about open handles for any process in the system
  • PsKill is a kill utility that can also kill processes on remote systems
  • PsList shows info on processes
  • PsSuspend lets you suspend processes on the local or a remote system
  • PendMoves allows tagging of a file to be removed on the next boot
  • RegDelNull allows you to delete Registry keys that contain embedded-null characters and that are otherwise undeleteable using standard Registry-editing tools

AV scans:

Malware Scans:

RootKit Scanners:

  • GMER detects and removes rootkits
  • RootkitRevealer By Bryce Cogswell and Mark Russinovich is an advanced rootkit detection utility (also part of the sysinternals Suite)
  • D2D prefers other scanners over rootkit scanners

Other topics and links discussed:


  • Compac sr5123wm with Vista Home Premium getting BSOD on boot,tested with memtest, samsung harddrive diagnostic, attempted system recovery from the harddrive and DVD, but only got so far before blue screening, ran fine on Linux boot CD’s. Steve says try a different harddrive, D2D says try pulling the drive and running MHDD on a different computer
  • John asks about driverpacks.net as a source of drivers for unknown drivers
  • One writer likes gotprint.com a source of business cards
  • Another writer has a problem with Joost and Steve’s RSS feeds
  • Aaron B. writes about convincing customers to upgrade their RAM
  • Jeff asks about the SIW utility and the technician version
  • Techster MD Norton Internet security works well with attached drives, malwarebytes can be used simultaneously.
  • Brickwall had problems with internet rendering that was traced down to having “high contrast” in accessability turned on.

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