IT Tools

These are some of my most visited IT support websites. They are listed here in case I lose my bookmarks!

There are also some less-visited but quite important sites. I will try to update this page regularly.
If you think a website deserves a mention please let me know in the comments at the bottom of the page.

Remote Access:

Team Viewer – Remote control and remote support. Free for personal use only

ShowMyPC – Desktop Sharing and remote support. Free For personal use only

LogMeIn* – Access and manage computers remotely, and provide remote support on-demand.


HideMyAss* – Surf the web anonymously and securely from anywhere.

Online Protection

Email Testing:

MXToolbox – Test your MX records, reverse DNS, Open Relay & Blacklists.

Microsoft Exchange Connectivity tester  – Test your Exchange or Office 365 installation.

DNS – Online Ping, Traceroute, DNS lookup, WHOIS, Port checking and more.

Anti-Virus / Virus removal

Bleeping Computer – a site with virus removal tools and detailed guides to remove known viruses. It also covers the latest virus news.

Emisoft Decryptor – A site that supplies decryption tools for Ransomware infections.

Trend Micro Decryptor – Another site supplying decryption tools for Ransomware infections.

Kaspersky Decryptor – Another site supplying decryption tools for Ransomware infections.


Spiceworks – One of my favourite sites – providing free helpdesk software and a great community and forum of like-minded IT individuals.

Web Site Hosting

Heart Internet* – Fast, secure, affordable, and reliable UK hosting

GrooveFunnels* – Web hosting, marketing and funnels to promote your business.

Web Site Monitoring

UpTime Robot*50 monitors with 5-minute checks totally FREE

*Disclaimer – Links with a * are affiliate links where I may get paid or recognition but it won’t cost you any more.