Combofix

Combofix is one of the best spyware virus removal programs I have used. It scans your entire HD and will clear anything dodgy e.g spyware and viruses. It has saved me many times fixing peoples PCs!

ReProfiler – cool app

Hi all,

“ReProfiler is a freeware tool for manipulating user profiles on Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Server 2003 & Server 2008. If you face an issue where you are unable to access a user’s data and settings, you may want to check out ReProfiler.”

E.g A user brings their notebook to you from another location/domain and wants to keep their profile. Use reprofiler to link their old profile to their new profile without having to set it up again.

Reprofiler

Speccy

Hi all,

Check out this cool free app – Speecy

It tells you everything about your pc e.g cpu model, cpu speed, cpu cores, ram, what motherboard you have, smart info of your hard disk & more!

http://www.piriform.com/speccy

Intel thunderbolt

Hi all,

Intel has officially introduced its new high-speed Thunderbolt technology. The Thunderbolt technology provides data transfer rates up to 10Gbps. It has been first introduced into the Apple macbook. Wondering about speeds?

USB 2 = 480Mbps (half duplex)
USB 3 = 5Gbps (full duplex)
Firewire 800 = 800Mbps (full duplex)
eSata = 3Gbps (full duplex)
Thunderbolt = 10Gbps per channel, bi directional (two channels per port)

Very exciting news!

Cisco tdr command

I recently discovered a really cool command for Cisco 3560 switches.

It has a TDR (Time-domain reflectometer). It basically means you can test how long the cable is, if it has a short, pair of wires open and any other problem. More info available here from cisco.

Switch# test cable-diagnostics tdr interface g0/1
TDR test started on interface Gi0/1
A TDR test can take a few seconds to run on an interface
Use ‘show cable-diagnostics tdr’ to read the TDR results.

Switch# sh cable-diagnostics tdr int g0/1
TDR test last run on: March 01 00:09:06

Interface Speed Local pair Pair length Remote pair Pair status
——— —– ———- —————— ———– ——————–
Gi0/1 auto Pair A 20 +/- 4 meters N/A Open
Pair B 20 +/- 4 meters N/A Open
Pair C 21 +/- 4 meters N/A Open
Pair D 20 +/- 4 meters N/A Open