Must Have Apps for Your USB Stick

The USB stick is best friend to IT admins world over. This is simply because they can keep essential files and data on it. Here we recommend a few essential apps for your favorite buddy USB stick. Some of these apps need to be copied to the hard drive and install, while others can run from the USB itself. All these apps  will make your job easier and simple.


Portable Firefox

The application allows Firefox to be run from a USB flash drive or other portable devices on any Windows computer or Linux/UNIX computer. It doesn’t require Firefox to be installed on the computer and does not leave personal information on the computer.


This software is intended to run on occasions where a regular antivirus would not detect certain malware, or where an antivirus cannot update or otherwise function. This app runs itself and scans your computer areas such as the registry and the system root files and will display a detailed report of malware that were not able to be removed.


SystemRescueCD is an operating system that repairs unbootable or otherwise damaged computer systems after a system crash. It runs from a Live CD or a USB flash drive. With this Linux distribution, you can recover partitions, burn a disk, image a disk, test a hard disk, edit configuration files, , check for rootkits, run an antivirus scan and securely wipe a hard drive.

FileZilla Portable

FileZilla Portable is the popular FileZilla FTP client to carry around with you. You can place it on your USB flash drive and use it on any computer, without leaving any personal information behind. It is also useful in loading a file from a troubled computer to another machine. This application will run directly from the USB drive and you don’t need to install it on the PC.

Explorer++ Portable

It is a free portable explorer that can be installed and run directly from a USB device. This Windows Explorer clone features many skills such as multi-tabbed browsing, drag and drop support, file merging and splitting. The whole settings can be saved to a local config.xml file instead of the registry, that’s why it is portable. This app also includes features like tabs and keyboard shortcuts.

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