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ABIWORD

Word processor, freeware

www.abisource.com/

 

ACTIVE KILLDISK

Hard disc eraser and data destroyer, freeware

http://www.killdisk.com/

 

ADAWARE

Malware scanner, freeware

www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

 

AUDACITY

Sophisticated audio editor and recorder, freeware

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

 

AVAST!

Virus scanner, freeware

www.avast.com/

 

AVG

Virus scanner, freeware

http://free.grisoft.com/

 

ANTISPYWARE (now WINDOWS DEFENDER)

Malware scanner, freeware (Windows XP only)

www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

 

ANTIVIR PERSONAL EDITION CLASSIC

Small but powerful virus scanner, freeware

www.free-av.com/

 

COOKIE MONSTER

Cookie manager, freeware

www.ampsoft.net/utilities

 

CCLEANER (CRAP CLEANER)

Web history & hidden file eraser, freeware

http://www.ccleaner.com

 

CONVERT

Conversion utility for many units of measurement, freeware

http://joshmadison.net/software/convert/

 

CPU-Z

Motherboard, CPU & memory analyser tool, freeware

http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

 

EAZYVCD

Simple to use DVD to VCD ripping program, freeware

http://www.eazyvcd.tk/

 

ENGLISH2METRIC

Simple common units conversion utility, freeware

http://msosno01.tripod.com/english2metric.htm

 

FILEMON

Real time system monitor for tracking rogue processes, freeware

http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Filemon.html

 

GIMP (THE)

Advanced drawing and image editing program, freeware

http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/

 

GOOGLE DESKTOP

PC search tool, freeware

http://desktop.google.com/

 

GOOGLE EARTH

Stunning interactive world map

http://earth.google.com/ 

 

HDCleaner

Powerful disk cleaning tool, freeware

http://home.tiscali.de/zdata/hdcleaner_e.htm

 

HIJACK THIS

Homepage hijacker and malware detection tool, freeware

www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html

 

IESPELL

Outllook Express spellchecker, freeware

www.iespell.com

 

IRFANVIEW

Image viewer and basic picture editor, freeware

http://www.irfanview.com/

 

 

KAREN'S REPLICATOR

Powerful and easy to use backup utility, freeware

http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptreplicator.asp

 

 

KNOPPIX

Bootable Linux distribution for PC rescue

http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html

 

 

MAILWASHER

Spam detector and blocker, shareware

http://www.mailwasher.net/

 

 

MEDIA PLAYER CLASSIC 6.4

Lightweight but versatile open source media player, freeware

http://www.gabest.org/ or here

 

 

MOUSE OFF-ROAD (A!K)

Mouse distance monitor

www.sixfiles.com/dbase/mof

 

 

MOTHERBOARD MONITOR

Check temperature, fan speed, voltage amd much more, freeware

http://mbm.livewiredev.com/

 

 

MOZILLA FIREFOX

Fast powerful & secure browser, freeware

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

 

 

MOZILLA THUNDERBIRD

Email program, fast easy to use, OE friendly, freeware

http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/

 

 

GOOGLE TOOLBAR

Google Toollbar for Mozilla Firefox

 

 

NVU

Fully featured Web page editor, Open Source Freeware

http://www.nvu.com/

 

 

OPEN OFFICE,

Office Suite, Open Source/freeware

www.openoffice.org/

 

 

OUTPOST

Advanced Firewall, shareware

http://www.agnitum.com/products/outpost/download.php

 

 

PAMELA

Add on for Skype Internet phone, freeware

http://www.pamela-systems.de/products/

 

POWERTOYS

Advanced Windows configuration & customisation tools

www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

 

PDF995

Portable document format (PDF) utiliies, freeware

http://www.pdf995.com/

 

 

PICASA

Advanced image manager and viewer, freeware

http://picasa.google.com/index.html

 

 

REAL ALTERNATIVE

Compatible and uninstrusive payer for Realmedia files, freeware

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Real_Alternative.htm

 

 

REGSEEKER

Registy editor and cleaner

http://www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm

 

 

RJH EXTENSIONS

Add on utilities for Windows Explorer

http://www.rjhsoftware.com/rjhextensions/

 

 

SAVEREMINDER

Automatic backup Macro for Word, freeware

http://www.gmayor.com/Zips/SaveReminder.zip

 

 

SCREEN RULER

On-screen multi-format measuring device

http://www.spadixbd.com/freetools/jruler.zip

 

 

SHORTKEYS LITE

Sinple text entry/replacement utility, freeware

www.shortkeys.com/lite.htm

 

 

SISOFT SANDRA LITE

Advanced diagnostic tools, freeware

http://www.sisoftware.co.uk/

 

 

SKETCHUP

Sopisticated yet easy to use 3D modelling program, freeware

http://sketchup.google.com/index.html

 

 

SKYPE

Internet telephone, freeware

http://www.skype.com/

 

 

SPACEMONGER

Hard disc space analyser, freeware

http://www.werkema.com/software/spacemonger.html

 

 

SPYBOT SEARCH AND DESTROY

Malware Cleaner, freeware

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

 

 

TOOLBAR COP

Browser add-on manager and cleaner

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/toolbarcop.htm

 

 

TWEAK UI (XP)

Advanced Windows configuration tool

www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

 

WINAMP

Multimedia music and video player, freeware

http://www.winamp.com/

 

 

WINDIRSTAT

Graphical hard disc management tool, freeware

http://windirstat.sourceforge.net/

 

 

WINDOWS DEFENDER

Previously Windows Antispyware, malware cleaner, freeware

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

 

 

WINDOWS MEMORY DIAGNOSTIC

Powerful memory test and troubleshooting utility, freeware

http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

 

 

WINZIP

File compression/decompression utility, shareware

http://www.winzip.com/

 

 

XRAY PC

Malware detection and removal tool, freeware

http://www.x-raypc.com/

 

ZONE ALARM

Firewall program, freeware

www.zonelabs.com/

 

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