Is this worth having?

From email
from XOXO
to Rex Moncrief
date Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 7:25 AM
subject Is this worth having?

Is this worth having?

My Response

Mark Russinovich arguably knows more about the Windows OS than Microsoft does. He has produced some great apps, which is one of the reasons MS finally bought his company.

There are only a small handful of them that I recommend an “above average” computer user should have – and these are ones that I run on a regular basis.

Process Explorer
*Runs at startup on all my Windows pcs.

Process Monitor


RootKit Revealer

Systernals applications can be very powerful, which is why I don’t suggest them to typical computer users. That is why I also don’t recommend downloading them all at once. People tend to get curious and then get off in an area where they don’t belong. Of course, that is good for my business, but I try to be honest about technology.

If you want to give some of them a try, but always remember: “You are only as good as your last successful backup – from which you can recover.”

*No – Windows System Restore is NOT a backup solution.