Clipboard helps to view clipboard history. It is a free, open-source clipboard utility for Windows, a simple tool with minimal resource usage. It holds text that you have copied, writes to disk immediately on copying, works well with large chunks of text, removes duplicates. The advantage of writing to disk is that you can recover copied data whenever you need it.  ClipBox works alongside the regular windows clipboard and remembers every piece of data, even dozens of them. ClipBox Pro can handle many screen capture tasks, allowing you to capture the whole screen or any area of screen. The 119.9 KB Clpbox free edition (Clipbox-0.1-bin.zip), v5, can be downloaded at http://snipurl.com/clipbox. It is portable software and does not require installation.


CurrPorts displays a list of all currently opened TCP/IP and UDP ports on your local computer. It provides details related to Process Name and ID, Protocol, Local Port Local Port Name and address, Remote Port, Remote Address, Remote Host Name, State, Process Path, Product Name, File Description and version, Company, Process Created On, User Name, Process Services, Process Attributes, Added On, Module Filename, Remote IP Country, and Window Title. CurrPorts allows you to close unwanted TCP connections, kill the process that opened the ports, and save the TCP/UDP ports information to HTML file , XML file, or to tab-delimited text file. CurrPorts automatically marks with pink color suspicious TCP/UDP ports owned by unidentified applications (applications without version information and icons). You can download CurrPorts at http://nirsoft.net/utils/cports.zip. Please note CurrPorts and IPNetInfo, the utility which follows, work best when both programs are in the same folder.


IPNetInfo is a small utility to retrieve IP Address from the message headers. It can displays the information about these IP addresses. Information along with the owner of the IP address, the country/state name, IP addresses range, contact information (address, phone, fax, and email), and more. This utility can be very useful to find out the origin of unsolicited mail – simply copy the message headers from your email software and paste them into IPNetInfo utility. IPNetInfo v1.19 can be downloaded at http://nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.zip.


As many viruses, trojans, bloated softwares tend to  reside in the start up items it would be prudent to watch the StartUp Menu carefully. However, choosing which one to load or not at Windows start up is not an easy task. Chameleon, a start up manager, is a good one at that.  Chameleon Startup Manager controls programs that run at Windows startup. Chameleon makes it easy for users to find out more idetails about these files/applications/programmes, and what they do. There are three versions of Chameleon, the free Lite one and the non-free Standard and Pro ones, for everyday use the lite one should be just fine. It can be downloaded at http://www.chameleon-managers.com/files/cstartup_freeware.exe

N S Soundar Rajan


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