Are you a computer administrator or tech geek?
Because if you are, then one of the hidden details behind this way of life is that you'll will always be confronted with requests of your friends to fix their broken machines.
If you're a bit like me, these requests begin early in the morning when you arrive to work and try to drink a quiet morning coffee, finishing only when it's time to get back home.
It's a real frenzy sometimes, when you try to conciliate the time to do some quality work and still try to find some extra time to take a look on the broken machine to avoid letting down that friend of yours to whom a solution was promissed.
I don't really mind helping others and this is also a good way to improve my skills in recognizing viruses and software malfunctions but sometimes you reach a point where there are simply one too many machines that need to be fixed and you end up having little quality time to do things right.
One of the most common issues I notice is the lack of knowledge that their own pendisks are infected and that this can be cleaned and prevented of happening again in the future.
My favorite manual method is described here: http://www.boot-land.net/forums/?showtopic=4159
But that wasn't enough, besides having the work of cleaning my friend's machine I was not being also overwhelmed with requests to make several pendisks immunizated from viruses.
Tired of this mechanical and repetitive task - I decided to create a tool that would exactly as I need to ensure that my friends won't need to get infected when plugging in their pendisks nor will need to bother me ever again to immunize their pendrives,
ninja pendisk! was born.
It presents all the possible features to be used by those who know little to nothing about computers or USB transmitted viruses.
Good for lazy administrators like myself that can now rest assured that this sort of menace can be kept under control and see the rate of morning requests to fix broken computers starting to decrease significantly.
Was really fun coding this tool and I've also added LAN chat so that other computers running ninja on the same LAN can all talk together - good for LAN parties, schools or quick messages inside an office.
If you want to know more about this tool, check the ninja page here: http://nunobrito.eu/ninja
-- Nuno Brito