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Old 07-10-2007, 11:26 PM   #1
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QS_Toolkit Available

I've put together a little toolkit for the community (a launcher actually) that has a number of the most useful free scan and security tools and related help.

It is written in C#, somewhat as an excuse for me to learn something other then C (and to get more familiar with Visual Studio). This tool does require .net to be installed, but I think everyone has this now (or should).

I didn't intend it to be exhaustive, more to have a set of the most useful tools all in one place. I also didn't intend it to promote any specific vendor, again just the ones that appeared to be easiest for users to run.

I'm sure there are many more useful things that can be added as well as other related products (I don't want it to get too busy though).

Eventually I'll have a second tool for all the network and firewall related issues.

Here is a pic:
http://www.qsextreme.com/qs_toolkit/qs_toolkit.png

and a collage of many of the functions:

http://www.qsextreme.com/qs_toolkit/collage7.PNG

As you can see, several of the buttons have specific help and any tools that require an installed application have a link to download the tool as well as any related help / tutorials.

MSinfo32 and DXdiag have right-click autogenerate reports, and the viruscan button actually has 5 different free online scans as well as a wealth of virus information.

The one little issue with the tool is it doesn't know how long MSinfo32 and DXDiag are taking to generate the reports so you'll have to be patient. (I'm still looking into how to monitor running processes).

I use this tool every day and it's been very useful, I hope everyone here can get some utility from it as well.

http://www.qsextreme.com/qs_toolkit

Cheers!

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Old 07-10-2007, 11:44 PM   #2
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How well does this work under Windows Vista? I am sure some of the paths for these programs, or the way they work is different.
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:52 PM   #3
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How well does this work under Windows Vista? I am sure some of the paths for these programs, or the way they work is different.
Very good question, I've never run it under Vista, only XP. I don't have any machines with Vista installed to test it on, perhaps someone can do this for me and PM the results.

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Old 07-10-2007, 11:55 PM   #4
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Very good question, I've never run it under Vista, only XP. I don't have any machines with Vista installed to test it on, perhaps someone can do this for me and PM the results.
I have vista, I shall try it now. If my PC explodes I shall inform you, and I hope to god it doesn't.
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:58 PM   #5
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I have vista, I shall try it now. If my PC explodes I shall inform you, and I hope to god it doesn't.
hehe, this tool is basically a compiled webpage, nothing in it to cause problems and it should catch all broken app links cleanly.

The rest of the program is all links to webpage tools and information so I don't expect any problems there at all.

Thank you Gunrun.

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Old 07-11-2007, 03:20 AM   #6
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Nice job quick! I am running Vista x64 and will give it a go now.
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Old 07-11-2007, 03:51 AM   #7
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Ok first off you have to run Atomic Time with administrator privileges but it runs perfectly once you have done so.

So for the qUiCkSiLvEr's System Toolkit . . .

MSINFO32 - Works Perfectly

DXDIAG - Works Perfectly

Online Spyware Scans - Link Opens Perfectly

Windows Defender Anti Spyware - Opens Perfectly

Steam System Scan - Works Perfectly

Online Virus Scan - Link Opens Perfectly

Microsoft Office Update - Opens Perfectly

Windows Update - Opens Perfectly

Windows Baseline Security Analyzer - Error Message:
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-->Wups! Microsoft Baseline Security 2.0 is int installed yet!(Or it might not be installed in the default location)

Please right click on the Baseline security button to download the program. (Error2)



MSCONFIG - Error:
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Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click Continue the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quite, the application will close immediately.

The system cannot find the file specified.


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See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified
at System.Diagnostics.Process.StartWithShellExecuteEx (ProcessStartInfo startInfo)
at System.Diagnostics.Process.Start()
at QS_Toolkit.Form1.menuItem19_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventAr gs mevent)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.O nMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.W ndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.312 (rtmLHS.050727-3100)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
----------------------------------------
QS_Toolkit
Assembly Version: 1.0.2747.42538
Win32 Version: 1.0.2747.42538
CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/<Snip - Privacy>/Desktop/qs_toolkit.exe
----------------------------------------
System.Windows.Forms
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.312 (rtmLHS.050727-3100)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
----------------------------------------
System
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.312 (rtmLHS.050727-3100)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Drawing
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.312 (rtmLHS.050727-3100)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
----------------------------------------

************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging
enabled.

For example:

<configuration>
<system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
</configuration>

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.
Clicking continue does nothing.

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Old 07-11-2007, 07:04 AM   #8
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ah, very good Sierra Oscar, thank you!

The unhandled exception is easily fixable, that's one error I missed trapping out: "Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified"

The Baseline Security tool just wasn't installed and the toolkit caught that correctly.

All in all, not bad, a tribute I think to the .net tools and C#.

Beyond all that, the big question is how useful is the tool?

(edit: those problems are all fixed now)

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This could be very useful on some of the Steam Support FAQ's.
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Here is a suggestion:

Why not have the tool bring up command prompt with the following commands:

ipconfig /all

ipconfig /displaydns

netstat -an

Also have a box that says:

Refresh Your IP?

and it does ipconfig /release then ipconfig /renew

Also: Want to see your public ip?

It takes you to www.whatismyip.com or one of your favorite IP showing sites.

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Here is a suggestion:
Why not have the tool bring up command prompt with the following commands:
ipconfig /all
ipconfig /displaydns
netstat -an

Also have a box that says:
Refresh Your IP?

and it does ipconfig /release then ipconfig /renew
Also: Want to see your public ip?

It takes you to www.whatismyip.com or one of your favorite IP showing sites.
I have a separate toolkit that I'm working on for network thingies and related information.

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I have a separate toolkit that I'm working on for network thingies and related information.
Oh okay, didnt know about the network toolkit. So I thought I would make a few suggestions to add to this current one.
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Oh okay, didnt know about the network toolkit. So I thought I would make a few suggestions to add to this current one.
Thank you, suggestions and comments always appreciated!

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Thank you, suggestions and comments always appreciated!

Ill brainstorm somemore.
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Old 07-13-2007, 12:57 AM   #15
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Wow this is really good, thanks
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