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DiamondCS Freeware

#1 Post by garbanzo » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:11 am

a few of these have been mentioned, and a few are even in the database (though the links are dead). but there is a lot of really good stuff in here, so i'm posting anyway.

most of these are under 50kb. DelLater is just 3kb! i ran a few of them, and they were all single .exe files that did not write to the registry. didn't check them all though...

website: http://www.diamondcs.com.au/freeutilities.php

Advanced Process Termination (APT)
Very few programs in the world are resistant to APT's process-killing arsenal. With approximately 20 different kernel & usermode process termination techniques including suspension and fatal crashing, if APT can't kill your target process nothing can!

Advanced Process Manipulation (APM)
Take control over a process from within. APM is a process/module manipulation utility with a twist - by injecting itself into target processes it literally becomes a part of them, effectively giving you full ownership & control from the inside - you can even load your own DLLs.

Boot Sector Explorer
Boot Sector Explorer allows you to both read AND write to the boot sectors and Master Boot Records (MBRs) of both logical and physical drives.

File & Folder Unlocker
This powerful tool allows you to search for, and unlock, files that are in use/open/locked, as well as show you which process(es) are doing the locking. Also supports network-opened files!

RegistryProt
A popular lightweight registry monitor which guards several important registry locations, including many key autostart locations.

ASViewer
ASViewer allows you to instantly view over 50 different autostart locations to check (and have complete control over) which programs are starting automatically when Windows starts.

DelLater
If you can't delete a file because it's in use or if you simply want to delete a file upon system reboot then DelLater is the tool for you! Assembly source code included.

NetCheck
The quickest and easiest way to check the status of your Internet connection, NetCheck automatically performs DNS and TCP tests for you at the click of a button.

CSView
CSView is our freeware lightweight CSV (Comma-Separated Values) file viewer. Includes seamless support for compressed XCSV files, and can even export to BMP and HTML formats.

IRClean
The popular mIRC client is the target of the vast majority of IRC worms that target IRC clients. This fast, free and lightweight IRC worm scanner makes it easy to detect and remove mIRC infections.

MD5
The easiest way to verify the integrity of files, this is our implementation of the famous MD5 algorithm - designed with ease-of-use in mind! Supports both file and text hashing.

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#2 Post by Baas » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:52 pm

There are tons of concerns about DiamondCS that warrant caution.
Read about it @ http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthre ... 994&page=9

Start with post #207 (it's a long thread!)

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#3 Post by garbanzo » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:47 pm

yikes i don't have time to read that. spyware or what?

some of the progs on the top of the list scare me anyway. i was mostly interested in File & Folder Unlocker because it combines KillBox with IsUsedBy. ASViewer is nice too, and CSview...

should i not use these?

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#4 Post by Queue » Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:34 pm

The short version: just don't buy anything from DiamondCS unless you feel like gambling; some people have reported issues with actually getting product keys and/or functional software.

I didn't see anything bad about their freeware (other than lack of development), but it was a fair chunk of forum to read through so I could've missed it.

Your thoughts Baas?

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#5 Post by Baas » Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:12 pm

garbanzo wrote:yikes i don't have time to read that. spyware or what?
some of the progs on the top of the list scare me anyway. i was mostly interested in File & Folder Unlocker because it combines KillBox with IsUsedBy. ASViewer is nice too, and CSview...

should i not use these?
No, no spyware and such. As pointed out by Queue, there are credibility issues concerning DiamondCS... so don't be tempted to buy any of there products.

The freeware tools work as advertised, at least the ones I have tried, but that was a long while back. BTW, the File & Folder Unlocker automatically adds right-click context menu items.

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#6 Post by garbanzo » Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:21 pm

thanks for the heads-up. i wouldn't buy anything there anyway. i like freeware :)

you're right about the File & Folder Unlocker context menu. easy enough to get rid of, but they shouldn't do that without asking. hmm...

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#7 Post by moonmoon » Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:53 am

i like freeware. 8)

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Re: DiamondCS Freeware

#8 Post by webfork » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:17 am

The DiamondCS site is offline (specifically APT: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=800). If anyone has a suitable mirror (Softpedia no longer hosts) please post.

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Re: DiamondCS Freeware

#9 Post by m^(2) » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:41 pm

I have apt 4.2, but it appears that both sites that I used to put uploads to no longer work and a third that I tried is broken and doesn't accept the file.

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Re: DiamondCS Freeware

#10 Post by ZZZ » Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:18 pm

webfork wrote:The DiamondCS site is offline (specifically APT: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=800). If anyone has a suitable mirror (Softpedia no longer hosts) please post.
:)
http://web.archive.org/web/200910241834 ... lities.php
http://web.archive.org/web/200807270208 ... es/apt.php

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Re: DiamondCS Freeware

#11 Post by SYSTEM » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:50 am

ZZZ wrote:
webfork wrote:The DiamondCS site is offline (specifically APT: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=800). If anyone has a suitable mirror (Softpedia no longer hosts) please post.
:)
http://web.archive.org/web/200910241834 ... lities.php
http://web.archive.org/web/200807270208 ... es/apt.php
Thanks. I have changed the links in the entry. :)
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