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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

How to Use a USB Jump Drive Like a Super Geek with Tech Tookit 2.0 (Windows)

So you fancy yourself the technical advisor out of your clique? Are you the person your friends and family call when anything technical is hurting their head? Maybe you just love free applications! If either or all three of these statements are true then The Tech Toolkit 2.0 is for you!

I am talking everything here. They have the best free applications for everything including anti-virus, virus/spyware removal, password recovery and even DVD burning. The magic behind this baby is that it comes with a downloader so that you can use your jump drive to launch a program. That program grabs the latest and greatest versions of a whole bunch of portable tools. With that same program (Ketarin) you can keep your applications updated as well.

Once you download the zip file from here you then extract those files to your memory stick. Then you launch the application called Ketarin.exe which you can see it below in this screenshot.


After launching Ketarin you will get a screen that looks like this:


You can right click on any of the items and delete it. The right click context menu looks like this:


You add a new web application by hitting Add new application. You need either the URL or a FileHippo ID


Once your list is set up the way you want, click the Update Now button. These are your available options:


I hit Check for updates and download. The program took off and grabbed all my applications. Some of them are password crackers and most antivirus programs will tag them as Trojans. They are in a way – they can harvest passwords but for good and not evil. But if that scares you do not download these applications! The downloads completed and my stick was ready to go.


I opened up my memory stick and saw a launcher application. I double clicked on it and was greeted with this:


When you expand all the categories there are a HELLAVA lot of applications here is the full list:


Everything but the kitchen sink! From Malware Bytes to FoxIt and back over to Gspot. I can use my jump drive to do almost anything with this kit, from recovering a system to burning a CD/DVD. If you love free software, this one is for you! Every application downloaded, I totaled 270 MB of power packed tools.

What do you have on your memory stick? Share it with us in the comments!

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