- Worms - Spyware - Hijacks - Spam
Free Anti-Viurs software. Much better than the resource
sucker that Norton is.
Another free Anti-Virus software. Just as good as AVG.
Very popular anti-virus software. Updated and free of
An anti-virus that has been around for a long time - still
free for home use.
The obsolute BEST anti-virus protection. (I know, I clean
scumware for a living). 30day trial.
A very sweet anti-virus software with a 30day
trial. It's very worth the trial!
This finds/prevents trojan horses. This is on a 30day
trial, however very recommended - try it.
Many high-end programs for worm/Trojan detection, 30day
Free online Trojan scanner.
SE: Great for getting rid of spyware and malware
- the items that can cause annoying pop-ups.
Similar to Ad-Aware, however more aggressive. Clean up
spyware and hijack attempts.
Anti-Spyware: Active prevention that does a
really good job (M$ did not make it - so it works.)
Takes care of many hijacking software - run if you get
many pop-ups/redirecting pages.
Tool to find out if there is "hijack" software or advanced
spyware on your system. Please read how to use.
Another stomper of spyware - bring it on.
Very nice for taking care of "Abetterinternet" and other
free: This bridges the gap with anti-virus
and malware. This free scanner cleans Trojans, worms,
spyware (all malware).
Active prevention against spyware, adware,
browser hijackers and dialers.
Incorporates all major Anti-Spyware software and updates/runs
them all for you. Too cool.
Windows updates with FireFox. Great if ActiveX is damaged
Perfect/Free ani-Spam tool. Involved installation, but
once it's set - it's good.
is a tool used to segregate unwanted mail (spam) from
the mail you want (ham).
Mail classification program that separates your spam from
the mail you really want to read.
A great and simple spam solution for any POP account.
Great free firewall. They offer some higher-end to purchase,
but the free on is decent.
Sygate is a free firewall. Similar to ZoneAlarm, and free.
Tiny is a free firewall. It is designed for the more advanced
due to the heavy features included.
An Opensource based firewall. Works very well protecting
against worms, trojans and hackers.
Smart, easy-to-use personal security technology that fully
protects PC's against hackers and internal misuse.
Very small application that blocks IP address. Very cool.
Stops the attacks that bypass anti-virus and firewall
2000: Encrypted files, folders and E-mails.
This free file lets you hide all your data.
"Pretty Good Privacy". Actually it's probably the best
encryption software out there. Free - PC/MAC
LE: Secure your data and ensure absolute privacy
with Cypherix's powerful 128bit encryption.
A sophisticated tool allowing for encryption of plain
text within a bitmap image.
Encrypt both standalone files and entire folders. Many
cool options here.
Simple application that can generate one-way MD5 hashes
- Great for password generations.
FBI just kick in the door? This little program will erase
data to a level that the Dept. Of. Defense uses.
KillDisk conforms to US Department of Defense clearing
and sanitizing standard DoD 5220.22-M.
Hard drive sterilization on a bootable floppy.
Shred's individual files. It's stronger than DOD specs.
("Darik's Boot and Nuke") is a self-contained boot floppy
that makes it an appropriate utility data destruction.
Installs a small toolbar into your browser. Moves your
connection to proxies around the word. Slows connection.
Spoof your IP address without installing software. The
paid version is much faster.
Allows you to see your CPU temperature. Good for overclockers
Monitor: Like speedfan, reads temperature and
fan RPM data - alerts you when there's trouble.
Meter: Great/free/small application that does
live monitoring on system resources.
Lets you monitor TCP and UDP activity on your local system.
Gives a visual in real-time view of traffic flows through
and between critical network devices and links.
A compact program that lets you monitor your system and
provides easy access to frequently used controls.
Clean up the registry from old entries, speed up your
system. 30day trial.
A great free registry cleaner for XP. Fix those "weird
issues" with Windows.
is the complete suite of system cleaner. Registry to history
- cleans many things.
Removes unused and temporary files from your PC - allowing
it to run faster, more efficiently and saving space.
1.0: Uninstall anything,clean out old video
drivers, uninstall programs that are not in "add/remove".
Made to fully clean out the drivers of
ATI and NVIDIA.
Get rid of startup programs that slow your PC down. This
would be for Windows 2000.
It's better than Msconfig. Also works with Windows 2000,
which is nice due to the fact that 2k doesn't have msconfig.
Clean up all the recent activity on the drive.
cleaner: A pre-fetch scrubber to clean out
files that are used commonly - can be corruption or spyware
Takes a snap-shot about a PC (hardware-software) with
a full profile report. This is very handy.
(recently AIDA32). Like Belarc, gives full system summary
of hardware and software/keys.
subnet calculator: A diagnostics tool to calculate
your network latency and subnet information.
A very small application that tells you about your specific
specs. (FSB, core clock, dual channel etc.).
Pitstop: A good site to check how your doing
on fine tuning your computer. It will also help you fix
Diagnostics for hard drives made by Maxtor. Download,
put on a floppy or CD and test your HDD.
Diagnostics for your RAM. Download, put on a floppy or
Cd and test your RAM.
PortScan: Scans your ports while looking for
Port scanning of all ports or custom scans. See how good
your firewall is doing.
Test your internet connection speed.
Test your internet connection speed.
Perfect for somebody who really wants to customize there
XP. (5th one down, made my Microsoft).
Like TweakUI but with more functionality and options.
Get in and really tweak or fix Windows. Great registry
I made this registry value in notepad, download/double-click/"yes"/throw
away, rename your recycle bin.
Screensaver: Best (only) Matrix screensaver
out on the web. Great options. Here
is actual text (change name for you)
Icons: Great free icons for XP. Default
Advanced mouse gesture recognition engine and command
Windows 2k and XP have an issue with Hz in games. This
will allow you to set all games at a specific Hz setting.
Remapper: Remap your keyboard keys. Easy
Analog clock for the desktop.
Remove or add Windows components to your Windows CD
- for next time you re-install Windows.
Just like Nlite, this is specifically for adding Service
Packs to your Windows install CD's.
Blasphemy: Probably the best wallpapers and
images on the net.
Recovery: This is free software made by PC
Inspector. Really, Really nice if you lost or trashed
a file and need it back.
Recovery: Recover data from flash drives: CF,
SM, Thumbdrives, micro drives - etc.
Investigator: Discover all that is hidden on
your computer hard disk, recover lost data.
and data recovery utility for NTFS volumes. 64KB or smaller
files can be recovered with free trial.
Utility for the prevention, detection and recovery of
damaged files on CD-ROMs and error detection.
Tiny program that doesn't install. Perfect if you trashed
a file (even emptied the recycle bin) and you need it
Drop Internet Explorer and get a superior browser. Great
pop-up blocking features. (no more spyware!!)
Every: Extension for FireFox. Allows you to
set reload times on your browser windows so you won't
be logged out.
A skin for IE. If you really think using Internet Explorer
is a good thing and want tabbed browsing.(MyIE2)
The best search engine on this planet~ Now in your browser.
Also it is a Pop-up blocker.
An FTP program that is superior to "Cute", and is Free.
Open source SFTP client for Windows using SSH
and SCP protocol's. Secure FTP.
If you use FireFox browser (like you should be) - use
this plug-in for FTP functionality in your browser.
Drive: If you have a Gmail account you can
use this to create a drive on your system to drag-n-drop
files for backup.
Remote control software- see the desktop of a remote
machine and control it with your local mouse and keyboard.
Microsoft remote desktop client side installer for older
Client/server package which you can use to control and
manage a computer over a LAN or the Internet.
A very small remote control software - does not install,
just run the .exe. Made for slow connections.
Get an Email of your WAN IP address changes even behind
a router (for dynamic ISP's). 60day
trial ($15.00 - buy).
A full list of dynamic IP administration software tools.
Pro: Just like it sounds, burning program for
Small program to burn images of CD's. Once installed,
right click an .ISO's or a ROM drive and "create CD image".
A full featured Burning app for CD's, DVD's and ISO's.
Much like Nero only totally ~~Free
A free tool allows you to Rip you CD's into MP3's.
Decrypter: Rip DVD's to your hard drive. This
will decrypted DVD's to files to be stored (as .VOB files).
Shrink: Remove extra features and compress
to fit a DVD (VOB file) to a single blank DVD.
Free DVD backup tool.
Great GNU file sharing application. Works fine with SP2.
Like kazaa, however it combines all good P2P networks
into one. This is an open source application (GPL).
A great torrent client to download "items". Offers multiple
torrent downloads, queuing/priority systems.
Make phone calls for free (VOIP). Sounds better than your
Video for Skype.
Basically like Skype, but with some advanced features.
WebClick2Call is great for site admin's.
Perfect for friends and family who use different instant
messaging clients. This combines them all into one.
The Open Source AOL IM client -but without the ad's. Combines
IM clients all into one.
Talk to one another with voice. 1on1 or a bunch of people.
Great for multi-player games.
(ASE)- Find your friends playing any popular multi-player
Like "Messenger", however for gamers. Find your friends
and join the game they are playing- all in real time.
Newsreader: The best newsreader there is. free
It's a free Office suite and is back-ward compatible with
Organizer: Now have the awesome Palm organizer
for Windows. Easy to use and nice for free.
Superior to WinZIP.
Create PDF's. Download a ghostscript and the patch - print
Zip tool suite - all the functions of a typical compression
utility plus extra features.
ThunderBird replaces that Outlook mail client with a real
Want the nice calendar in Office 2003? This stand-alone
calendar is very sweet.
A very small application that spell checks for you while
you type anywhere - I need it. ;)
A freeware personal finance manager. Like MS Money or
This little customizable backup/copy utility is in Windows
by default - but this makes things easy.
Powerful program that backups and synchronizes your files
to: same drive, different drive, CDRW, Network, Zip.
is a Freeware Scientific Calculator.
Outlook Express and Outlook backup tool.
Most features in the free version.
Options: Outlook add-in that provides an interface
for changing which file types are restricted as Level
1 attachments which are hidden by Outlook.
Editor: is a professional source code editor
is a mature and well-designed programmer's text editor
that has been in development for over 5 years.
is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient
text editing. - voted best text editor
kit: A full featured,
highly customizable Website builder. It's GUI like Dreamweaver.
Y2K: A free and very slick GUI Website builder
Web editing environment based on the Mozilla platform
and its Gecko layout engine.
Want to read and reconstruct your PAR files? Get it now.
Good if you need a fresh DOS boot disk to Fdisk that HDD.
This combines "Image drive/Ghost" and "Partition Magic"
and many other tools. Free.
Find WiFi access points. Test signal strengh of hotspots.
AirSnare is an intrusion detection system to help you
monitor your wireless network.
WiFi Access Locators. Before traveling, take a look at
access points you can get on for free.
A free password manager and one-click web form filler.
Just be carefull who uses your PC.
Alternative: No need to download and install
"QuickTime", use this instead. Much smaller application.
Alternative: Don't ever install "real one
player", just use this instead.
Winamp is a great audio player with radio and TV tuner.
DVD: VideoLan is a perfect DVD/Divx media player.
Much like PowerDVD.
A digital jukebox with a download music store inside.
A good alternative to Windows Media Player. It's just
preference at this point.
Play MPEG2 files. Great player.
Audio/sound mixer, that is of course FREE.
codec pack: All Dvix, Xvid etc. codecs combined
in one install. Great for using Windows Media Player for
these file types.
KL is a large "all-in-one" codec pack.
Rad Video: Perfect tool to rip movie's into
an executable player. End-users don't need special codecs
Record those downloaded music files to high quality MP3
or WAV file format. (edit MP3 ID tags).
Designed to extract MPEG streams from CD images, convert
VCD files to MPEG, correct MPEG errors and more.
Make animated .GIF's very easily and free.
.GIF animator with 98 animation wizards including text
and actor wizards.
Gimp: Want PhotoShop but don't want to pay
for it? Get the Gimp.
Image and photo manipulation software designed to be used
on computers that run Windows XP.
Modify, organize and add effects to almost any image format.
Photo organizer that allows you to share photo's easily
online with others- very powerful program made by Google.
Make stick figure animations!. This is cool.
Make flash tutorials for websites or software "how-to's".
'Teach mom how to use OpenOffice by watching.'
A free "Maya" program. Very tight software that lets you
make your own "Toy Story".
A free GNU 3D manipulation tool. Make movies and effects.
Perfect for students, DV camera owners, video enthusiasts
or anyone exploring video editing.
A non-linear, non-destructive video compositing and editing
system which offers many advanced features.
VideoRoll: Easy to use, free video editing.
Company no longer exists and some experience bugs with
it. Seems ok.
High performance and flexible video compositing and special
effects software. Look at there other free software too!
Great for capturing and editing your .AVI movies and converting
to Divx. Many more features.
Both are great sites to get any other software/help you
may need for video encoding.
Territory: A free and
great multi player FPS game. The best in my opinion. (system
Army: A very good FPS game that is absolutely
free. Play online, sharpen your skills. (system
Racer: Race downhill
on your belly. A solid and pretty game.
multi-player battle simulation with a Star Trek theme,
team-oriented strategy game with a first person perspective.
Tanks: Remember Gorilla with the bananas? This
is an all new 3D graphical war with a friend or PC-Turn
II: It's "just like" old skewl Civ. Under the
GPL licence. Open is everything.
A free multiplayer battele tank action game. They even
have a CTF leage.
Bubble: "Tetris like", launch colored bubbles
to match like colors.
over Heels: More of a platformer (ala Mario).
Graphic and cool.
Tanks: Comical fast action. Play against online
buddies or against the PC.
Xtreme: "Breakout" like. - Cool graphics.
Blowing up stuff is cool.
Throne: massively multiplayer online fantasy
game you can play right through your web browser.
in the office: Yes, a "mini" Pac-Man game.
is an action/arcade game written in Python. Gather blocks
and avoid fireballs.
Flash games: Don't need to download or install,
just fun flash games.