A portable Windows sysadm for the common man?
January 2, 2006 3:56 AM Subscribe
What would you put on a CD to give to non-technical Windows users to help them clean spyware off of their PC and doing other related easy technical tasks?
posted by furvyn to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
When people discover that I'm a programmer, they tell me about problems they'be been having with their machines (invariably, windows users). Sometimes I end up giving them a lot of URLs for tools I'd use to troubleshoot problems, and I'm left with the feeling that they'd have a much easier time if I just gave them everything on a CD along with a list for what everything is used for.
I love Sysinternals's
tools. They're usually the first thing I think of (no, wait the first thing I think of is that I wish they were using Firefox instead).
Bonus points for listing descriptions with the tools that are easy for a naïve user to understand. perhaps say what the utility is for, and a simple narrative for what one would do with it.