Tech Tools

      StartPage
        http://www.casair.net/start - Quick links to most everything you want. Please email support@casair.net to have a favorite or useful site added. Used by 5000+ unique visitors a day.
    Internet Status
       
http://www.internethealthreport.com/  - Note: Casair utilizes redundant fiber rings to AT&T and Level3.
    Download and upload speed test.
       
http://www.speedtest.net  - Test directly to Casair in Stanton.
        http://www.pingtest.net  - Ping/latency test directly to Casair in Stanton.
        http://chi.speakeasy.net/  - DSL reports speed test to Chicago.
       
    Network ping, traceroute, DNS
        http://www.network-tools.com
          
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    Virus scanning
        http://housecall.trendmicro.com - Free virus scanning via web interface
        http://www.grisoft.com - Free virus software for desktop
    Spyware / adware detection (This software causes your Internet speed to deminish and hogs computer resourses)
        http://www.lavasoftusa.com/  -Ad-Aware is a privacy tool, that scans your memory, registry, hard, removable and optical drives for  known datamining, aggressive advertising, and tracking components. It then lists the results and offers to remove or quarantine the components. The program detects a wide range of adware/spyware related issues and can be updated with the latest signatures via the built-in update utility. Please be advised that removing certain components may impact the functionality of effected software applications. You should fully read the included  documentation before removing any files!
    Security
       
Shields Up!  - Tests your computer or firewall to see if its secure.
       
http://www.zonealarm.com  - Free and purchased versions of personal firewall
        http://blackice.iss.net  - Purchased versions of personal firewall (Note: This software is overly informative)
     Updates
        http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com  - General Microsoft updates
    Utilities
       
www.go2pdf.com  - Free pdf writer via printer driver
        www.jiwire.com/search-hotspot-locations.htm  - Where are the wi-fi locations?

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