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These programs are free and may be downloaded from the actual Web Site to ensure the latest version

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Security Programs.................

         
             
   

Ad-Aware 2007 Free - To make sure you are finding most or all of the spyware or malware on your computer I use 2 free programs, and run them both at least once a week.   They both will update their definitions with the click of a button, and both will find and remove many bad programs.

I have found the Ad-Aware is one of the best programs to find the little bastards, but it really takes more than one program to find them all.

The older version was only 2Mb download, this new version is over 20Mb, they must have packed some power into this new version

 
             
   

Spybot - Be aware that these programs may find things that you want on your computer so use caution when fixing the problems it finds, for example, Spybot will find the override of the Antivirus monitoring by Windows which you have to do if you use a program not recognized by Windows XP

 
             
   

AVG Anti-Rootkit - is designed to protect you. It does one thing, and one thing alone: it finds and kills rootkits on your hard drive. Run it and it scans your PC, sniffing them out. When it finds any, it removes them. Note:it doesn't work with Windows Vista.

 

 
     

 

 

 

 
   

AVG Anti-SpyWare - This Anti-spyware program got good reviews from PC World (Read it here).  This program does have a Windows Vista version.  Download it by going to the Manufactures Web Site just click on their logo.

 

 
     

 

 

 

 
   

McAfee's Rootkit Detective - Rootkits--a stealth technology used by malware writers to hide their creations on your PC--are notoriously difficult to find and purge. McAfee's free Rootkit Detective aims to help with that.  Windows XP and 2000.

 

 

 
             
 

Productive Programs...........

         
             
   

LogMeIn Free - Logmein is a free program.  At the Web Site, you can create an account and then add computers to the account.  You can then log onto any of the added computers (as long as they are turned on) from anywhere in the World.  I use it every day!  And it's free too!

 
             
   

Skype - Skype is a program that allows you to make calls from computer to computer over the Internet for free.  The program is also free.  Go to the Skype Web Site and look for the free download.  You will need to know some information about your friends with Skype in order to call them, just ask them what their Skype username is.

 
             
   

Kirby Alarm - This Alarm program works better than Windows Task Scheduler in the fact that during tests Windows Task Scheduler failed to launch 20% to 40% of the time when Kirby Alarm launched 100% of the time (while the computer was logged on) and if the computer was logged off, Kirby alarm launched as soon as it was logged on.

 

The program will run a program, sound an alarm, send an Email, do just about anything, except maybe fix breakfast.

 

 
     

 

 

 

 
   

Free Rip - Free Rip is an easy to use MP3 Ripper, at least it used to be.  When I first started using Free Rip, it was an easy to use program, basically did one thing, Ripped music from my CD's to my HDD in Mp3 format.  Since then, it has gotten alot better, and with every improvement, the price doesn't go up, it's still free!  When I first used it, other programs were charging money to be able to save in MP3 format, this was one of a few I found that were free, and this one has been the best by far.  Register it for as little as $15, to help these guys out.  But you don't have to register the program, it is truly free.

 

 
     

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deep Burner - is a free program that will burn files to your CDR or DVDR drive, like Nero, however it doesn't have all the bells as Nero, but then again it's free.

  • You can easily create and burn regular data CDs/DVDs

  • AudioCD recording functionality is included

  • Quickly build and burn ISO Images

  • Supports IDE/EIDE, USB, SCSI, and Fire Wire CD/DVD writers

  • Overburn function

  • Buffer underrun technology "Burn-Proof"

  • DAO, SAO and TAO Writing methods support

  • Support for CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / DVD+R / DVD-RW / DVD+RW / DVD-RAM

  • Create Multi-session CDs

  • Bootable CD/DVD support

  • Dynamically adjustable drive buffer size

  • High Performance File/Disc Caching

  • Supports Long File Name (Joliet) File Systems

  • Creates ISO (100% DOS/Windows) compatible data CDs/DVDs

Free for personal use.  Go here to learn more and download the latest file.

 
   

Deep Burner Portable - is the same as Deep Burner but this one you can put on a thumb drive and run from that thumb drive to copy files, and again it's free.

 
     

 

 

 

 
             
             
 

Fun Programs......................

         
             
   

Photo Story 3 - Microsoft offers for FREE to Genuine Windows Customers a program to make video slide shows with still photos and music, similar to the one's I make (Here) using a program that cost me over $100.

Make sure you are running a legitimate version of Windows; you will be required to download and run the Windows Genuine Advantage program which they require every time you download something from their site.  If you pass, you are allowed to download Photo Story 3.

Don't expect it to have all the bells and whistles as my program, but for free, this one is a winner.

 
             
    Google Earth - Explore, Search and Discover all around the world and into the Sky too.  Yes, this latest version of Google Earth has Google Sky; view the sky from your home right on the computer.  Enjoy!  
             
 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows Live Photo Gallery  - This new program is used to edit photos and arrange in a photo gallery and also is used to upload files to a sharing Web Site, and other things too.  If you're like me, I make adjustments to my photos all of the time, I am never happy with how the picture comes out of my camera.  If for no other reason, I use this program to fix the contrast and brightness of my photos.  It does a better job of lightening dark photos than any other photo editing program I have tried.  Maybe not a better job than PhotoShop, but faster and amazing.  You can download this free Microsoft program without having to authenticate your copy of Windows.  Try it!

 
             
   

Kodak Easy Share  - Another cool program is Kodak's Easy Share program.  It normally comes free with a Kodak digital camera or digital picture frame, which is where I heard of it, but you don't have to own a Kodak product to use this free software.  Perhaps you have seen some of my cartoon pictures on my Web Site.  This is the program I use to convert them, it's easy and it's fun, and it's 100% free.  You can do other things with this software like the one above, use it to upload your pictures to the Web to share them, tag them to make them easy to find, sort them, etc.  Go get em!

 
         
   

Pixia  - Pixia is the English version of a popular Japanese painting and retouch software for full color graphics. It supports mask, layer and many other editing functions. You can use your own customized brush tips and even use an image file as a brush tip to create unique effects. Its user-friendly interface is suitable for beginners as well as experts. Pixia supports the most common editing techniques and presents a user friendly interface.

 

 

 
         
  Proactive Security Auditor  

Are you sure your system has all the necessary Microsoft security patches? I was, yet the Proactive Security Auditor found a few that were missing. The tool lists every installed and missing security patch, provides a description and explanation, and lets me download the necessary patches. The freebie downloads quickly, doesn't require installation, and is perfect for both professional consultants and newbies.