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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 12:28 pm 
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Below you'll find free software / useful apps. Do you have a link or two to share? Post your links, I will add them to the list. If you find any errors and/or broken links, please shoot me a PM or email.



ANTIVIRUS / SECURITY

AdAware - spyware scanner
AntiVir Personal Edition
AVG Free Edition - antivirus scanner (recommended)
Avast antivirus - free of charge for HOME users for NON-COMMERCIAL use.
Spybot - spyware scanner
ZoneAlarm - firewall
hijack this
Clam AV -a GPL antivirus toolkit for UNIX
Clam win - free anti virus
Pocket KillBox - Pocket Killbox deletes files that cannot be erased from Windows Explorer.
Get rid of files that stubbornly refuse to allow you to delete them.
spywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster can help keep your system spyware-free and secure, without interfering with the "good side" of the web
Windows Defender - Windows Defender is a free program that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software

Panda Software online virus scanner. Not software that is installed, but a free scan that usually will remove infections your AV has missed. Panda should be run on a monthly basis. This is not a substitute for AV software, it is used in addition to your AV. Scroll to the bottom of the page, the left bottom will have a link for the free scan. Follow prompts.

Housecall - Free online virus scanner. Just like Panda, this is not AV software; it is to use in addition to on a weekly / monthly basis.

CD - DVD Burning Software - MUSIC PLAYER

CDBurnerXP Free CD/DVD Writing Utility
DeepBurner - Powerful CD and DVD Burning Package. Also see DeepRipper - Powerful AudioCD Ripping Utility on the same page.
Quick Menu Builder - This is a utility to help you make interactive menus for CD's. You will need a photo program from what I've read. There is a screenshot here
VLC Media Player - cross-platform media player and streaming server
SUPER - If you need a simple, yet very efficient tool to convert (encode) or play any Multimedia file, without reading manuals or spending long hours training, then SUPER © is all you need. It is a Multimedia Encoder and a Multimedia Player, easy-to-use with 1 simple click

DESKTOP / ICON SOFTWARE

Folder Box - displays additional folders in the lower part of Explorer, which enables your to display the contents of two folders at once.
iEx - Free exposé for Windows. Works like a dream.
GConvert 4.0 - a full-featured icon toolkit that everyone who likes icons should use: with it you can extract, view, create, edit, manage & convert icons without requiring any additional tool or knowledge.


EMAIL & EMAIL ADD-ON APPS

Thunderbird - from Mozilla - email app
Strip Mail - Strips the characters ">" and "|" from forwarded e-mails. Formats the text into paragraphs, making it easier to read. Changes the text's right margin, by indenting. Can be used with any e-mail client.
Snap Files - email programs & tools.
Qurb - automatically send an e-mail back to anyone who sends you e-mail, asking them to reply. You get to look at each reply and approve the sender, after which that sender's e-mail will always be accepted.
Inboxer - highly personalized Outlook email filter can automatically block most spam and junk email messages while keeping legitimate mail in your inbox.
SpamPal - mail classification program that can help separate your spam from the mail you really want to read.
Pop File - an automatic mail classification tool. Once properly set up and trained, it will scan all email as it arrives and classify it based on your training.
Fox Mail - Compatible with Hotmail, MSN and Yahoo
ada email filter XP -multiple email tools
Advanced Attachments Processor- extract attachments from mail clients
AvirMail - preview your emails before downloading them
message executive - Message Management and SPAM filtering Solution
netmail - provides extensive filtering capabilities for incoming correspondence and requests, creating incoming and outgoing message archives.
process them - is an email processor that allows you automatically process all emails you have in your POP3 mailbox or in Outlook Express, Microsoft Outlook email client so you don't have to do it manually any more
Vivian Mail - a mail client for SMTP and POP3-Server.

MISC. SOFTWARE

clipomatic - better than MS clipboard
Color Grabber - get the RGB code for any color that you see on the web.
Folding at Home - Help Team Maximum PC find cures to diseases.
GNUWin - GNUWin II includes numerous programs, completely free, which cover a wide spectrum of uses. The complete application list, sorted by type, is available here. Examples - games, AV, office suites, graphics, utilities.
IP Lookup - look up IP addy's from your desktop. When used with Decoding Email Headers from the Jan. 2003 issue of MPC, it's a very handy tool! Say goodbye to Sam Spade!
SpinRite 6.0 -data recovery and drive maintenance
XP refresh rate fix - monitor refresh rate tool
Filefront Downloads for gamers (demos, maps, patches)
Babelfish language translator
Robo Form - password management program. They also have downloads for PocketPC, Palm, and an adapter for Firefox/Mozilla. There is a free version along with a Pro version
File Hippo - lots of free downloads
7-Zip - file archiver with high compression ratio
WinTools Vista - freeware application that provides quick and easy access to Windows Vista's built-in system utilities such as Command Prompt, Device Manager, Disk Cleanup, Registry Editor, User Accounts, and more - from one convenient spot.
nLite - Windows Installation Customizer - a tool for permanent Windows components removal and pre-installation Windows configuration. After removal there is an option to make bootable image ready for burning on cd or testing in virtual machines. Remove Windows components like Media Player, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, MSN Explorer, Messenger...
How about not even to install them with Windows ?



NOTEPAD REPLACEMENTS

Editpad Lite - You can open as many files in EditPad at a time as you want.
You change between the open files by clicking on their tabs. No hassle with heaps of overlapping windows & more
Jarte - Tabbed document windows for easy access to your open documents, etc.
Metapad - Even copies URL's and makes them clickable.
Notepad2 - Open-source notepad alternative that handles source code files very well



OFFICE SUITES - DESKTOP PUBLISHING - PDF

602PC Suite 4.0- Compatible with Office, PDF export, edit & organize digital photos.
PagePlus SE - whole host of preset document layouts, automated templates, fantastic color schemes and artistic effects, this free download enables anyone to produce professional looking results.
SOT Office - A full-featured, high-quality software suite, SOT Office is also compatible with other major office applications. (Link reported broken, try google)
Open Office
PrimoPDF download - Convert to PDF from any application by simply 'printing' to the PrimoPDF printer


PHOTO SOFTWARE

Irfanview - IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003.
J Album- This software makes web albums of your digital images. JAlbum aims to be the easiest to use and most powerful tool in this category - and free!
Picasa - photo software from google
Paint.net -free image editing and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.
The Gimp - photo program


SYSTEM MONITORING TOOLS- usually found on MPC disk

Belarc Advisor - builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, CIS (Center for Internet Security) benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser.
CPU Burn-in - the ultimate stability testing tool for overclockers. The program heats up any x86 CPU to the maximum possible operating temperature that is achievable by using ordinary software.
CPU Cool -a set of tools designed to cool, optimize and monitor your system.
Motherboard Monitor - A tool that will display information from the sensor chip on your motherboard in your Windows system tray. MBM supports a wide range of Chipsets & Sensor Chip combinations.
MR Tech Sys Tray - A swiss army knife of tools, tweaks and system options. It will not only let you quickly shut down, restart or log off from Windows, it can help keep your hard disk a little cleaner, organize your MP3 & Other Media files, edit MP3's iD3 tags, sort text lines, log reboots and tune your system. Other features include: system-wide shortcut keys, an incredibly fast program uninstaller, a directory jump list, enhanced system information, save or print screenshot/window and more
Error messages for windows & more - Error Messages for Windows is a small utility that will allow you to look up MS Windows error code numbers and display a descriptive message explaining what the numeric code actually means. If you have software programs that produce numeric error codes now you can find out what they really mean.
CPU ID - cpu info utility
Sandra 2005 - excellent diagnostic utility
Speedfan 4.25 - SpeedFan is a freeware program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips as well as S.M.A.R.T. info for hard disks that support this feature and show hard disk temperatures too, if supported.
Memtest86 - A comprehensive, stand-alone memory diagnostic - click on free download
Windows Memory Diagnostic - Windows Memory Diagnostic tests the Random Access Memory (RAM) on your computer for errors.

TOOLBARS
Review Toolbar - allows users to rate sites, so that legitimate sites with good content are easily distinguishable from malicious or poorly designed sites. The program embeds site ratings directly in the search results of the web's most popular search engines. The best thing is that like all good tools, it is free.


TWEAKING INFO/UTILITIES

CCleaner - freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware!
Download.com (Various Apps)
MajorGeeks (Various Apps)
SourceForge (Various Apps, Open Source)
The Free Country (Various Apps)
Tucows (Various Apps)
Startup List



WEB BROWSERS

CrazyBrowser - (IE shell with tabbed browsing, pop-up blocker) - Crazy Browser has been renamed to AM Browser, URL has also changed
FireFox - (alternative browser)
Maxthon Tabbed Browser - Formerly MyIE2
Avant Browser - tabbed browser
Opera - Browser


LINUX - not sure if this will stay.
Distro Watch
Freshmeat
IceWalkers
Linux Gamers
Linuxgames
Linux.org
Linux-On-Laptops

Also, be sure to visit the Ultimate Links Thread for links to things such as Review Sites, Deal Sites, Coupon Codes, Price Comparisons, Vendor Feedback, Computer Peripheral Vendors, Non-US Computer Peripheral Vendors, Modding Sites, Prebuilt Computers


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 9:31 pm 
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http://www.avantbrowser.com/ tabbed browser
http://www.cpuid.com/index.php cpu info utility
http://www.grc.com/default.htm security like unplug and pray & socket lock
http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/#introduction hijack this and also start up list: http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/startuplist1521.zip
http://www.jv16.org/ makers of regsupreme altho not free anymore still a sweet app
http://www.pagehosting.co.uk/rf/ XP refresh rate fix
http://www.sisoftware.net/ excellent diagnostic utility
http://www.spywareinfo.com/ community devoted to spy/adware
http://www.wilders.org/ more security related news and dloads
http://www.itworld.com/ it news
http://www.overclockers.com/ guess
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/ another post based community
http://www.filefront.com/ files mostly for gamers
http://biz.gamedaily.com/ game industry biz news
http://babelfish.altavista.com/ language translator
http://www.zeropaid.com/ all the news about the P2P community
http://www.theregister.com/ Tech news

sorry they arent all linked up and pretty but i dont have time right now :) when i do ill do an edit
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Wow, both of you deserve a medal or something...

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Thunderbird - http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird/
ClamAV http://sourceforge.net/projects/clamav/
(see also clamwin)
OpenOffice.org http://www.openoffice.org


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Thanks guys, keep them coming. I will update this the next day I have a decent amount of time to spend looking at the links & adding them.


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I posted it, here it is again...
OpenOffice.org http://www.openoffice.org


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Here is a great list that I always refer to. Check it out.

http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=119821


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for photo software add picasa2 from google. http://www.picasa.com/


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Ok guys, it's updated to here. Don't have any more time to add the rest, but they're ready to go. I'm unsure about the message boards- this is supposed to be a free software link.

I beg you, if you are posting links, please format them- I don't have an hour to format, then paste them in.

Regsupreme -not free anymore still a sweet app not sure about this, since it's not free

MESSAGE BOARDS

SpywareInfo - community devoted to spy/adware
Security related news and dloads
I.T. News
Overclockers - overclocking site
Spyware post based community
Game Daily - game industry biz news
Zeropaid Commentary - all the news about the P2P community
The Register Tech news
List of lists


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What about TweakXp?


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The GIMP
Blender
QCD Player (My Favourite Ripper/ID3 tag editor)


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-I suppose everyone already knows/uses this but I could't live without:

http://irfanview.com/


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u really forgot the best way to get what u want Gnutella


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Speedfan 4.26

Somehow better than MBM 5, no hassle in setting up, tottaly recommend this one.


edited speedfan version number


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 Post subject: Re: Speedfan
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ponzio wrote:
-I suppose everyone already knows/uses this but I could't live without:

http://irfanview.com/


added. It's not one I personally care for & think it's over rated. I had a great link for a tutorial for it but the link went bad :(



fatbastrd29 wrote:
u really forgot the best way to get what u want url=http://www.gnutella.com/]Gnutella[/url]


what exactly is it?

wirelessfredom wrote:
Speedfan 4.25

Somehow better than MBM 5, no hassle in setting up, tottaly recommend this one.


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Have used this for a couple years. Really good password management program. They also have downloads for PocketPC, Palm, and an adapter for Firefox/Mozilla. There is a free version along with a Pro version.



http://www.roboform.com

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My favorite free apps:

foobar2000
foobar2000.org
Low profile music player

7 zip
www.7-zip.org
Opensource low profile zipping software

Opera
www.opera.com
Fastest browser is now add free!

Clam win
www.clamwin.com
Windows verson of Clam AV

The GIMP
www.gimp.org
Open source photoediting software

VLC
www.videolan.org/vlc
Best media player


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