GEGeek Tech Toolkit
A complete collection of over 300 Portable Freeware Tech Related programs, all accessible
from one Menu Launcher Utility. There's even a program to update all the essential programs
automatically, all contained on a USB⁄Flash drive for travel. Read below for more details.
       
NEWS!!!
After much thought and consideration I have decided to implement a one time donation
based fee for the GEGeek Tech Toolkit.  Donate an amount that is "Reasonable" and I
will send you a download link via email for the toolkit, with free updates of course.
Sorry if this inconveniences some, but I feel this is fair and would go a long way in helping
me to better manage the toolkit and lighten the load on the server. Hoping to target only
those who see value in a program such as this and just don't have the time to compile one
themselves. I do put a lot of time into this program making sure it has all the latest tools
and utilities needed to help me on my job day to day. Hope it helps you too.  Thanks
  

Latest Version is:       8.5
Latest Uploaded:       Sun. Mar-1-2015
Compressed Size       = 359 MB
Uncompressed Size  = 715 MB
Updated Size             = 4.46 gig

 
This is the preferred method of install to avoid any issues.   Note: I Use  7zip  - (32⁄64bit)  
1. After downloading the {filename}.7z file, you first need to unzip the file to the Root of {C}: drive.
2. Manually launch "GeGeek Toolkit.exe" from Within the C:\GEGeek Toolkit\ dir on {C}: drive.
3. Right click the new Gray Circle Icon in Taskbar.
4. Hover over the "GeGeek ver.x.x" menu item near bottom and run "Run Ketarin Update".
5. Now from Within the Ketarin program click "Update All". Go get coffee. 
6. When finished - Close Ketarin and GEGeek Toolkit. Then Relaunch Toolkit and Test.
7. Optional - Close Toolkit and Copy the GEGeek Toolkit Directory to Root of Flash Drive.
8. Run "Run Ketarin Update" Once Per Week, as some programs will always update.
9. Major Toolkit Updates are planned for Once a Month or so, as program changes dictate.
0. All Subsequent Updates⁄Downloads I usually just sync the differences to my flash drive OR
    you can simply copy the entire GEGeek Toolkit dir to your flash drive again - your choice.
               
Help Section
Typical Issues ⁄ Solutions ⁄ Concerns Reported with the Toolkit
 
 
Latest Fixes⁄Changes⁄Additions⁄Subtractions etc, to -  Version 8.5
Updated Snappy Driver Installer to version SDI_R167
Updated Autoruns to version 13
Added FirmwareTablesView to Forensics and Ketarin
Added Tron to Repairs and ketarin - Batch Repair File and Ketarin
Added Quick User Mgr to Configuration and Ketarin
Removed Toolbar Cleaner from Maintenance
Added Recent File Seeker to System Information and Ketarin
Added File Version Info Editor to Configuration and Ketarin
Added AutoStart Explorer to Diagnostics and Ketarin
Added Herd Protect to Malware and Ketarin
Added PingView to Network Tools and Ketarin
Added Shockwave Player Uninstaller to Uninstallers and Ketarin
Added WiScan to Networks and Ketarin
Switched TakeOwnerShipPro Portable Cameyo ver to Install ver
Added WalNotes - Free Online Notes to Tech Shop Docs
Added Error Lookup to Diagnostics and Ketarin
Added Ultra Adware Killer To Malware and Ketarin
Added SuperAntiSpyware again to Malware and Ketarin
Added Drive Letter Changer to Configuration and Ketarin
Added Repair Scripts⁄Batch Files to Repairs
Added Emsisoft Emergency Kit to Malware and Ketarin
Added Emsisoft Internet Security to Apps to Install and Ketarin
Added Vipre Rescue to Malware and Ketarin
Added Axence netTools to Network Tools and Kearin
Added BitDefender Adware Removal to Malware and Ketarin
Update TeamViewerPortable to ver. 10.0.39052
Added Kaspersky Software Updater Beta to Updates and Ketarin
Added Kaspersky GetSystemInfo to Malware and Ketarin
Repaired RougeKiller download links in Ketarin
Added Uninstall Blog to Bookmarks
Added Tweaking.com's Technician Toolbox to Repairs and Ketarin
Updated WSCC to ver 2.5.0.0
Updated Display Driver Uninstaller to ver 14.0
Added PuTTY to Apps to Install and Ketarin
Added WireShark to Networking and Ketarin
Add SysInternal and NirSoft to Ketarin
Add WinRAR to Compression and Ketarin
Added NirSoft Launcher to GEGeek Menu and Ketarin
Updated IOBit Uninstaller to 4.2.6.1

 
Issues⁄Changes⁄Additions I am Working on for Next Release 8.6
Updated FixWin8 Under Repairs to ver 2.2
Updated NetSetMan Ketarin entry for ver. 4.0
Reorganized Win 7⁄8 Menu Items
Added Windows Tweaking to Tweaking and Ketarin
Added USB Image tool to System Tools and Ketarin
Added Essential NetTools to Apps to Install and Ketarin
Added Disk Drill to Recover⁄Restore and Ketarin





 
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This Program is Rated 100% Safe.
  
Is the Process "gegeek toolkit.exe" Safe or Threat ?
gegeek.com Webutation

A Word About BitTorrents -  Safe or Unsafe?  -  Why I opt NOT to use them.
Most of the Bit Torrents are safe, as the well-known Torrent sites check it out before hosting them for downloads.
However, not all sites are safe. Some may willingly distribute malware while some others may not be aware
(they may not have checked the parts of file they are hosting) as malicious. Besides, if a BitTorrent client is
uploading from an infected computer, chances are that your downloads may be infected as well. I do not want to
be associated with someone getting a nasty piece of Malware. Always scan files thoroughly whenever BitTorrents
are downloaded from anywhere!
  

False Positives from Antivirus
First off don't be alarmed when certain programs contained within the GEGeek Toolkit  give you a virus warning.
These are false positives, as these "tools" they are targeting are just that, tools. Tools that some bad
guys use to compromise systems. That is not the case here. There are tools included here that crack
passwords and reveal product keys, etc,  tools like that are causing the false positives, thinking that some
site has planted them on your drive. I encourage you to thoroughly test these programs, as I have, and
you will be convinced that they are not threats⁄viruses, but only tools.
   

About the Program....
  
To launch the GEGeek Tech Toolkit
Simply point to the GEGeek Toolkit.exe program in the GEGeek Toolkit Directory once extracted to the drive.
It's preferred to extract it to the root of the drive for ketarin updates to work.         ex: C:\GEGeek ToolKit
 
 

 
 
   
Once launched you will see a blue icon in your taskbar as follows:
Right click this icon to see the menu
 
 
 
 
Sample Menu Listing of One Category - Malware Removal 2
 



Under the GEGeek ver. x.x" near the bottom of the Main Menu are some items to be observed:
Run Ketarin Update, WSCC Portable, System Stats, Reboot into Safe Mode (Self Explanatory)
I will discuss below what each menu item does.
 



Run Ketarin Update
The "Run Ketarin Update" is a program that will check for and download the latest version of the listed programs
from the progam's site, if available. It will automatically decompress the file if needed and configure⁄add itself
to the menu. Not all programs are available using this method, those that are not are updated manually by me.
 
When the Ketarin program is first displayed just select the "Update All" button at the bottom and go get some coffee.
 
 

Ketarin Program showing all the updates in progress when "Update All" is selected.

 
When Some Ketarin Updates Fail
Should some updates fail, I would first manually check to see if the link is still valid. Could just be a temporary situation.
Sometimes the site is down for maintenance, the url has changed, major version change, etc, etc.
Sometimes you can just right Click on the failed update and force a download. Shown below...
Either way, I usually spot this, if the error persists, and repair it by the next release.
                 
How to force a download.
               

                        
                         
                         
Some programs keep updating every time I run Ketarin?
Please note that some programs, are by design, going to update every time you run Ketarin.
The download filename⁄size didn't change, yet the program version # did. To ensure I always have the latest
version of these programs I simply download them again. Just to be sure. There may have been other factors
as well that I have run across for doing this, so don't think this is an issue. This was by design. Which is why I
recommend updating only once per week. No need to update more frequently than that anyway.
                    
                 
                   
"WSCC Portable"
"Windows System Control Center" program.
This WSCC entry is a very similar program to this one and contains all the programs from Sysinternals, NirSoft and MS.
Just in case I missed a program in my menu system, this program will surely have it. You need to run and update
it from time to time as well since they have frequent updates to their programs. Just select the "Updates" button located
in the upper right of the program when you first launch it.



 
"System Stats"
If you'll notice, there's an entry for System Stats.
System Stats is based on the BgInfo program from Sysinternals and customized for use here.
 


The first thing I always do when I sit in front of a PC is find out what I am dealing with. I want no surprises later on!
When you run this program you will be shown a summary of all the important parameters of the system.
 
Below is a snapshot of my system's "System Stats"

 
Note:
The Tech Shop Docs I've included are for when you are without internet access and need a repair⁄reference
procedure with specific commands outlined. I've also included a pdf reader just for this situation.
  
Tell me how I can make this tool better!!!
Comments⁄Suggestions are always welcomed.
 
GEGeek
 
 
 

 
Typical Issues I've Seen Reported with the Toolkit
     

This is the preferred method of install to avoid any issues.   Note: I Used  7zip  - (32⁄64bit)
1. After downloading the .7z file, you first need to unzip the file to the Root of {C}: drive.
2. Manually launch "GeGeek Toolkit.exe" from Within the GEGeek Toolkit dir on {C}: drive.
3. Right click the new Gray Circle Icon in Taskbar.
4. Hover over the "GeGeek ver.x.x" menu item near bottom and run "Run Ketarin Update".
5. Now from Within the Ketarin program click  "Update All". Go get coffee. 
6. When finished - Close Ketarin and GEGeek Toolkit. Then Relaunch Toolkit and Test.
7. Optional - Close Toolkit and Copy the GEGeek Toolkit Directory to Root of Flash Drive.
8. Run "Run Ketarin Update" Once Per Week, as some programs will always update.
9. Major Toolkit Updates are planned for Once a Month or so, as program changes dictate.
0. All Subsequent Updates⁄Downloads I usually just sync the differences to my flash drive OR
    you can simply copy the entire GEGeek Toolkit dir to your flash drive again - your choice.
  
1> Corrupted or missing files when uncompressed:
Using the wrong ver of 7z  (32 or 64 bit)  or a corrupted download.
    
2> Trouble receiving newsletter updates:
First please check your spam folder. If not there then click the link below for other possible issues.
My subscribers aren't receiving my campaigns - What to check for.
    
3> Some programs update every time I run Ketarin -
This by design for problem programs to ensure I always get the latest version.
Therefore only update once per week. No need to update more frequently than that anyway.
   
4> When Some Ketarin Updates Fail:
Should some updates fail, I would first manually check to see if the link is still valid.
Could just be a temporary situation.Sometimes the site is down for maintenance, the url has
changed, major version change, etc, etc. Sometimes you can just right Click on the failed
update and force a download. Either way, I will eventually spot this and fix it with the next release.
 
5>  Some downloads fail with the error "Forbidden", as follows:
ex: Disk Speed Test    The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden.
This is usually due to Firewall⁄Security issues - mostly I've seen this on domains at work.
 
6> False Positives from Antivirus
First off don't be alarmed when certain programs contained within the GEGeek Toolkit  give you a virus warning.
These are false positives, as these "tools" they are targeting are just that, tools. Tools that some bad
guys use to compromise systems. That is not the case here. There are tools included here that crack
passwords and reveal product keys, etc,  tools like that are causing the false positives, thinking that some
site has planted them on your drive. I encourage you to thoroughly test these programs, as I have, and
you will be convinced that they are not threats⁄viruses, but only tools.
Might have to turn off your AV and whitelist the entire GEGeek Toolkit directory.
 
 
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