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Whatrnapplications do you carry with you at all times? I’ve covered this topic once before, but it’s important enough tornrevisit. Why? Because you can never have enough emergency apps torncarry with you in the field.
Asrnyou might expect, everyone has different needs and every emergencyrncalls for a different tool. That’s why you need to have a variety ofrntools on hand to cover nearly every issue. In this take on thernemergency apps, we’ll examine some tools that, although you may notrnalways use, they will prove irreplaceable when the time comes to firernthem up.
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Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition
What’srngreat about this tool is that it looks and feels exactly like thernstandard edition desktop browser. As a bonus, if you use the browserrnwith the
Portable Apps Platform, thernportable edition of Firefox will always run in private mode, so yourndon’t leave any information behind.
Althoughrnyou might be able to download from an FTP site with your favoriternbrowser, uploading can be an issue. And what happens when the browserrnis misbehaving and you simply need to snag some data? That’s when arnportable FTP client can come in handy. Like the portable version ofrnFirefox, FileZilla Portable behaves exactly like the desktoprniteration of the app.
Thisrnis not to be considered a substitution for a full-blown antivirusrnsolution, as Stinger only looks for specific threats. And while itrnisn’t the fastest scanner you’ll ever use, it is certainly effective.rnOnce run, it will isolate suspicious and infected files tornC:\Quarantine\Stinger.
EditPadrnalso features a built-in clipboard tool, search and replace, andrnplenty of configuration options.
Thernonly caveat to using this tool is that it presumes you have backed uprnthe MBR to a location outside the C drive (preferably on a portablerndrive you have access to) so you can then restore the MBR back to therncorrupted system. Also note that MBRtool is an app that works withrnDOS, so there is no fancy GUI to help guide you through the process.rnYou’ll want to take a careful look at the MBRTool User Guide.