The All in 1 Tool for Techs ⁄ Power Geeks and the Serious Home User
A Complete Collection of over 700 Tech Related Free Programs, not including all the programs
from SysInternals and NirSoft, all accessible from one Menu Launcher Utility. There's even a
feature to update all the programs automatically to ensure every program is the latest version,
all contained on a Flash Drive for travel. Over 220 individual Windows 10 configuration settings
you can change right from within the program. Over 6 gigs of programs from a ~ 50 MB download. 
Read below for more details.
       
The GEGeek Tech Toolkit is Now via Donationware 
Donate an amount that is "Reasonable" please and I will send you a download link via email for
the toolkit, with free updates of course. I put a lot of time into this program making sure it has
all the latest tools and utilities and I do value my time. The program is updated frequently because
I too use it at work everyday. I need to make sure I have all the latest and greatest tools and utilities
needed for Troubleshooting, Repairs, Maintenance and Configurations.
You will be notified via a GEGeek Toolkit Newsletter when new releases are available. I'm
sure you will find this toolkit not only very helpful and a big time saver, but educational as
well. Thanks
GEGeek
  


Latest Version:   =  10.10
Date Released:    =  1-20-16
Compressed        =  53.MB
Uncompressed      =  113.MB
Updated Size      =  6.6gig
Ketarin Downloads 524 
Instructions      =  Install Instructions


        Registry Mods   250


Now you can visit the GEGeek Forum

Toolkit Discussions and More!



Interface Powered by SyMenu
SyMenu is the new interface for the Toolkit and adds so much more power and customization
options to the toolkit. I created the foundation upon which you can add⁄delete⁄customize to
make it totally your own. Or if time doesn't allow, you can simply leave it as and use my
personalized version of the program, which I typically update every month and in turn saves
you even more time. One of the best new features is being able to elevate a program to Run
as Admin, on the fly, which is sometimes required of the programs within the toolkit.


Contributions From Our Users
Thanks to Rob Fremder, for this Time Saving and Detailed "How To".
How to Schedule Your GEGeek Toolkit Updates =  Schedule a Ketarin Update.pdf

Question: Can I Start SyMenu automatically when I plug in my USB?
Autorun Anything from your USB drive.




Toolkit's Latest Additions⁄Updates⁄Changes - Suggestions Welcomed!    
   
Additions⁄ Changes Working on for Next Release 10.11
I removed the Main Launcher file "GEGeek_Toolkit.exe" from the toolkit root dir.
  To launch the toolkit going forward use the  SyMenu.exe program directly. 
  It's located in GEGeek_Toolkit root dir. So send this shortcut to your desktop
  and you can optionally change the icon name to GEGeek if you prefer.
Added "Google Chrome Portable Paf" to Internet and Ketarin
Added "BitLocker Turn Off Add Context Menu" to Win10⁄Configurations
Added "BitLocker Manage Add⁄Remove to Context Menu  to Win10⁄Configurations
Added "WiFi Settings Shortcut" to Win10⁄Configurations
Added "Suspend BitLocker Protection" to Win10⁄Configurations
Added "Image Health" to Repairs -  Visit site first for Instructions
Added "Alternate DLL Analyzer" to System Information and Ketarin
Added "Edge Block" to Windows 10⁄Security
Added "KillEmAll" to Malware
Added "Clipboard Manager Lite" (Simple and works) to Apps to Install and Ketarin
Added "AllDup" (Removes Duplicates) to Maintenance and Ketarin
Added "IOBit Uninstaller' to Apps to Install and Ketarin
Added "Policy Analyzer" to System Information and Ketarin
Added "Lazesoft Disk Recovery Setup" to Rescue Disk and Ketarin
Added "SysMon Portable" to System Info and Ketarin
Added "SpyBot Portable" to Malware and Ketarin
Added "XSearch" to System Utilities and ketarin
Added "Drive Manager" to System Info and Ketarin
Added "MS Remote Connectivity Analyer" to Handy Sites⁄Troubleshooting
Added "GWX Control Panel" to Win10\Misc Tools and Ketarin
Added "Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2016" to Maintennace and Ketarin
Added" BootRacer" to Bench Marking and Ketarin
Added "HostsMan Installer" to Configurations and Ketarin
Updated "HostsMan Portable" Ketarin link
Updated "SyMenu" to version 5.00.5866
Updated "CPU-Z" to version 1.75 Manually
Updated "Customizer God" to ver. 1.7.6.1
Updated "Knoppix-Based Runtime Live CD" Keterain link
Updated "WSCC" to ver 2.5.0.7
Repaired "WinSCP" Ketarin link
Repaired "Chrome Portable" Ketarin link
Repaired "GmailBackup" Ketarin link
Repaired "BGInfo" Download Link
Repaired "Policy Analzer" link in Ketarin - Updated
Repaired "Glary Utilities Portable" Change to Portable Format
Removed "Office 365 Backup" - Site down
Removed "Clipboard Master" from Apps to Install
Removed "Universal Extractor 1.6" from Sys Utilities⁄Compression


GEGeek Toolkit
Most Popular Windows Downloads and Posts of 2014

Sample Menu Listings Below:

Malware








Repairs



Now, About the Program....

To launch the GEGeek Tech Toolkit
Double click the program SyMenu.exe in the GEGeek_Toolkit Directory once you've extracted it to the
root of C Drive. You must extract it to the root of the drive for Ketarin updates to work properly.
ex:         C:\GEGeek_ToolKit\SyMenu.exe





Once launched you will see a icon on your desktop and system tray:
Left click desktop icon or right click system tray icon to see the menu.



Windows 10 Configurations


Run Ketarin Update
Once you've uncompressed the toolkit to the C:\GEGeek_Toolkit directory, the first thing you have to do is run the
Ketarin Update program to download all the programs used in the kit. 
 



 
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.
                    
 
 
Rescue Disks Disabled by Default
These are large downloads and do not need to be updated frequently. Consequently I Disabled
them by default and you need to enable them for the download to be allowed. Here's how.
In Ketarin double click the rescue disk(s) you want to be able to download and enable it.
Then just click OK.
 


 
 
       
WSCC and NirSoft Utility Suites Included
Also included in the kit are the WSCC and NirSoft Utility Suites. That gives you every possible program you could
ever need between my toolkit and their utilities.
With WSCC you have to run the update option from time to time. I update the main core program for you.

!!NirSoft Antivirus Warnings!! See article here
 




The Tech Shop Docs
I've included these docs when you are without internet access and need a repair⁄reference procedure
with specific commands outlined.
  
 
Working Remote
When working in the field, as many a time we are called to do, it's nice to have access to your notes, or
favorite websites. I've included an Admin section for the field tech to remotely access critical info.
 
 
Tell me how I can make this tool better!!!
Comments⁄Suggestions are always welcomed.
GEGeek
 
 
 

 
Typical Issues I've Seen Reported with the Toolkit
  
Please Follow This Setup Procedure to Avoid Any Issues.
Microsoft .NET Framework required!
 
1. After downloading the {GEGeek_Toolkit}.zip file, you need to unzip it to the  Root of C: Drive.
    It has to be off the root of the drive  ex: C:\GEGeek_Toolkit\  otherwise it will NOT work correctly.
2. Manually launch "SyMenu.exe" from within the "C:\GEGeek_Toolkit\"  directory.
    Create a shortcut on your desktop to the SyMenu.exe program and optionally label it GEGeek Toolkit.
3. An icon labeled Sy will then appear on your desktop and system tray. Options for this in SyMenu.
4. Either Left click desktop icon or Right click system tray icon for Menu.
5. Scroll down and hover the mouse over the "GEGeek ver # " menu item and click "Run Ketarin Update".
6. Now from Within the Ketarin Program click "Update All". Go get coffee.  20-25 min @ 40Mbps on my PC.  
7. When finished - Close Ketarin and the GEGeek Toolkit. Then Relaunch Toolkit and Test. Precautionary.
    Note: Should some programs fail to download you can manually force a download. Read this full page for info.
8. Optional - Close Toolkit and Copy the entire GEGeek_Toolkit Directory to Root of your Flash Drive.
9. Run the Ketarin Update Once Per Week, as some programs will always be updated.
10. If problems ⁄ issues persist please shut down ALL Security Programs and try the whole process again.
    Especially Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit :  will block certain websites from downloading in Ketarin.

    Note:  For Updates - There is No "Updates Only" Process currently in place.
               Delete The Entire Toolkit from your C: Drive.
               Install the new version to C: Drive
               Then Sync from C:Drive to Your Flash Drive.
    Note:  Most questions are answered here on this page (Toolkit Page) if you just read the entire page.
               Please read all the instructions here first before reaching to out me for any Q&A
               It's just that I get so many of the same questions and I answered them all here, with pictures ;)
    Note: Please save your downloads as the link will change often. Every host has bandwidth
               limitations and you are sometimes asked to pay more when these are exceeded. If you
               need to download the toolkit again and the link is dead, there will be a 24 hr waiting
               period before the new link is sent to you. So please save your downloads and help out.
               Sorry for inconvenience but the kit is being downloaded many times for distribution by some.
Thanks. 
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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.
 
 
7> Ketarin Apps Updater takes a long time loading
Close the updater or wait it out, then shut down your virus scanner.
I have seen MSSE really bring the program to its knees.
 
 
 
Note:
Download links change frequently for various reasons. I try my best to stay on top
of these changes. If a Ketarin link is broken you have two choices:
Wait for the next release or modify the Ketarin download link yourselves. All open
software is used. Also I have no control over the speed of the down loads from
various sites. Throttling, I am sure, is in place to prevent hackers ⁄ abusers from
overwhelming ⁄ trashing sites. Please do not abuse these sites by repeatedly
downloading updates. It's getting increasingly difficult to download software via
Ketarin due to this escalating issue
 
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GEGeek
 

 
Disclaimer
All 3rd-party tools you might download using GEGeek's Tech Toolkit belong to their respective owners and authors,
and are bound by their respective licenses. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to determine if you have the rights to use
these 3rd-party tools in whatever environment you decide to use this software in.
By running the GEGeek Toolkit you accept COMPLETE responsibility for ANYTHING that happens. This tool has ZERO
WARRANTY for any purpose. Run it AT YOUR OWN RISK. Always make backups first before running ANY repair
tool ⁄ program included therein. The menu program platform is open source and should remain so, it belongs to
the developer with all implied rights and is not to be altered or reversed engineered in any way.
Once I send you the link and you download the program there are no refunds of donations, providing of course
the programs works as intended. This is just a disclaimer for those few individuals who always try and run scams.
 
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