I friggin hate IT lockdown. Most large companies are going this way in order to “protect” their PC’s. Which is bullllllloney. So they restrict your user rights on YOUR workstation, great. If they really wanted to protect their computers they’d hire some real IT guys who know their shit instead of brand new University of Phoenix grads.
Now that that’s out of the way, Let the guide begin.
Surviving corporate IT Lockdown by therealdonquixote
Things you will need:
1. A Thumbdrive or some removable storage device. Even email will do (as long as you have the ability to get on the web and save files to somewhere on your PC).
2. TORPark – you will need to run the self extracting “.exe” (ie self extracting7zip archive) at home or on a computer that you can run executable files on. Put it on a thumb drive or save it to a folder buried in a folder full of reports.
**UPDATE** Thanks to a comment from SCRIPT (see the comments below) WE HAVE JAP
Download here –
3. From here on its up to you. I will give you a list of sites that have apps that require “No Install”. Some may require that you install the app to your thumb drive at home and then just pull the exe’s out and put them in your work PC. I don’t like those. I like fully portable apps. Here’s the list:
- NoInstall.com – You have to register (free) but still a pain
- Portableapps.com – Meh – It has the basics
- Portablefreeware – THE MOTHERLOAD. SEARCHABLE!! (Some apps require an install on your home PC but those are clearly)
- Prtable AppsWiki– Nice resource for finding new sites.
- WinPenPack – Italian site you can switch to english. This is probably the ONLY download you will need.
- You’ll need this winPenPack launcher 1.2 beta 3 – Multilingual
- And this (you’re supposed to register for the site but I took the liberty of registering and rapidsharing the file) http://rapidshare.de/files/34598318/WinPenPack_2_7_-_Flash_Expert.7z
For the PenPack you will need to install it to your thumb drive or even an iPod (less conspicuous).
And that’s all she wrote. You now have all the tools at your disposal to survive IT lockdown.
This little guide was written in its entirety by therealdonquixote!!