RSS Feeds

Receive a regular RSS feed from our latest, most popular and recommended downloads

Latest downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most latest downloads

Most popular downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most popular downloads

Recommended downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our recommended downloads


Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

Windows Medkit 1.7

Repair a malware-damaged PC with this tiny toolkit

by Mike Williams

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 0 ratings
License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 10 October 2013
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 2353
Developer: Zero Ideas
RSS News Feed:
Buy Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium with a 1-PC license for only $29.99, saving 50% from
Windows Medkit 1.7
Repair a malware-damaged PC with this tiny toolkit

Windows Medkit is a collection of tools which may be able to help repair the damage left after you're removed a virus (and it can probably assist in a few other situations, too).

Launch the program and you're presented with a tiny console, where clicking on the WinMedkit menu reveals its various options. So clicking Manage > Startup reveals a simple startup program manager, for example. And if viruses have disabled Task Manager then you can click Manage > Tasks to launch the WinMedkit equivalent. It's extremely basic, but does allow you to select multiple processes at once, then terminate them all with a click, useful if you still have malicious programs running.

You also get "Safe Explorer", a very simple file manager. Again, it's extremely basic, but there's enough here to browse your system, then copy, move or delete files, along with a few useful extras (you can set Windows to delete particular files on your next reboot, or reset NTFS permissions to give you access to certain files and folders).

A "Fixes" module applies Registry tweaks to fix common problems. If a virus has disabled Regedit, Task Manager or the Command window, say, then the program can restore access at a click.

And there are a few smaller tools and options. The program can help you delete hidden or autorun files, for instance. And a System menu allows you to launch common Windows tools (Explorer, Task Manager, Command Prompt, MSConfig, the Run box, and more).

Windows Medkit includes several options which we don't really understand. The program comes with an English language interface, but the translation leaves some areas rather unclear. What might "Prevent Tasks" do, for instance? "Delete/ Show File Have Name"? "Drives Dog", or "Files Dog"?

Exploring these less obvious dialogs reveals some possible answers, but we still weren't entirely clear on everything, and there's no real help to explain the fine points, either.

If you like this kind of portable tool then Windows Medkit is still worth the download. It's ridiculously small, delivering everything we've mentioned in a single, portable 112KB executable, and even if you only use its basic functions - the "Fixes" module, "Safe Explorer", the file manager - that's still more than enough to justify the program's existence.

If you do stray into Windows Medkit's more complex areas, though, be careful. There are some powerful options here, and if they're applied incorrectly then you might cause more PC problems than you solve.

1.7 changes include:
[Fixed Bugs]
1- "Manage->Startup" All Programs\Startup files not added.
2- "File System->Safe Explorer" Hidden/System files not shown.
3- "File System->Safe Explorer" Delete on reboot not operational.

[What's new]
1- "File System->Safe Explorer" can delete entire folder on reboot.
2- Update tray icon tips.


Windows Medkit is an ultra-lightweight, portable program with some rather basic, but still useful PC troubleshooting tools. Some options are rather obscure, though, and there's no help to explain the fine points

Your Comments & Opinion
Related Download Articles
Windows Repair

Windows Repair 4.0.9


Repair a corrupt or damaged Windows installation in just a few clicks


FreeFixer 1.16


Find and remove all kinds of unwanted software with this expert-level security tool

COMODO PC TuneUp 1.0

COMODO PC TuneUp 1.0

Function Limited Demo

Boost your PC's performance with this basic cleanup suite

Other Download Articles From This Category
Immersive Explorer 1.5.2

Immersive Explorer 1.5.2


A Metro-style file explorer for Windows

Advanced SystemCare 11

IObit Advanced SystemCare


Clean, optimise and secure your PC with IObit's latest maintenance toolkit


DisplayFusion 9.1


Make the most of your multi-monitor setup using this handy utility


ExifTool 10.67


Read, write and edit metadata in more than 130 file types with this command line tool

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $49.99
RRP: $179.98
Saving 72%
Buy Now
Offer Ends In:

Spotlight: Free Full Software

WhatsApp Messenger 2.17.61

Free Full Commercial Software

WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

What's New in Version 2.17.61

- Search messages within a specific chat: Open any chat, tap the chat name at the top to go to Contact Info/Group Info, and then tap Chat Search.
- Design improvements for iOS 11.
- Post text-only updates to your status and they'll be visible for 24 hours. Just tap the pencil icon in the Status tab, type what you'd like to share, and pick a background color or font.