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7-Zip is a multi-platform file archiver with a high compression ratio. Best of all it's free.
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Acronis True Image
Acronis True Image complete PC protection: back up your entire PC, including the OS plus your data, applications, pictures, video, financial documents, settings and everything!
Acronis True Image is an award-winning backup and recovery solution for a good reason: it protects your PC after just one click and allows you to recover from viruses, unstable software downloads, and failed hard drives. Create an exact copy of your PC and restore it from a major failure in minutes, or back up important files and recover them even faster.
Allway Sync uses innovative synchronization algorithms to synchronize your data between desktop PCs , laptops, USB drives, remote FTP/SFTP servers, different online data storages and more. Encrypted archives are supported. Allway Sync combines bulletproof reliability with extremely easy-to-use interface.
Any Video Converter
Any Video Converter Freeware- the Free Video Converter - is the most renowned free video converter for converting video files between various formats, with fast converting speed and excellent video quality. This powerful free video converter application makes video conversion quick and easy.
This FREE video converter software can clip any segments and optionally merge and sort them to make a creative movie. And even more, Any Video Converter Freeware can crop frame size to remove any unwanted area in the frame just like a pair of smart scissors.
Apache Software Foundation
The Apache Software Foundation provides support for the Apache community of open-source software projects.
Auslogics Disk Defrag
Auslogics Disk Defrag is a compact and fast defragmenter that supports both FAT 16/32, and NTFS file systems. It is supplied with an advanced optimization engine that will help you to improve system performance and prevent errors caused by file fragmentation.
AutoIt is a freeware BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting. It uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement and window/control manipulation in order to automate tasks in a way not possible or reliable with other languages (e.g. VBScript and SendKeys). AutoIt is also very small, self-contained and will run on all versions of Windows out-of-the-box with no annoying "runtimes" required!
avast! Home Edition is a full-featured antivirus package designed exclusively
for home users
of these conditions should be met!
This company offers the Home Edition free of charge, since, in their opinion, it is possible to avoid global virus spreading by efficient prevention; however, many user are not able to or do not want to pay for antivirus software.
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Bart's PE Builder helps you build a "BartPE" (Bart Pre-installed Environment) bootable Windows CD-ROM or DVD from the original Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 installation/set up CD, very suitable for PC maintenance tasks.
The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, network inventory, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, security benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web server.
Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems.
Broadbanddeals.co.uk lists all the latest broadband deals available in the UK from the leading Internet Service Providers including BT, Virgin Media, Sky, Plus.net and many more.
My archived Broadband FAQ for Virgin Media.
Broadband Genie is a free-to-use, broadband consumer advice website. They've been going since 2003 and regularly appear in the national media as an independent consumer spokesperson on broadband, including BBC Radio 2, The Times, and The Telegraph, as well as numerous Government sites.
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Compare and check the availability of cable, broadband, digital TV and phone bundles in your area. Cable works with the UK's leading providers - Virgin Media, Sky, BT and more to bring you the best deals.
CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disc space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware!
is a compact, no fuss, small footprint, yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital information.
CSS Gradient Background Maker
Use this demo to create CSS background-image gradients. The CSS markup works in browsers (including Internet Explorer 10, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari) that support CSS3 gradients in unprefixed form or with any of the following prefixes: ms, moz, o, webkit.
Cascading Style Sheet reference. For web designers. Learn how to use CSS to control the style and layout of multiple Web pages all at once.
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Data Wiping Myth Put to Rest
The reason why you only need to do a single pass wipe to securely erase a Hard Disc Drive.
DigiGuide is a TV guide for Windows (
and Linux using WINE
) that allows you to search, organise and get reminders for your favourite programmes without ever opening a web browser.
Down for everyone or just me
See if there is a problem with a website. Use this when you're not sure if a connection problem is worldwide or local.
DVD Flick aims to be a simple but at the same time powerful DVD Authoring tool. It can take a number of video files stored on your computer and turn them into a DVD that will play back on your DVD player, Media Center or Home Cinema Set. You can add additional custom audio tracks, subtitles as well as a menu for easier navigation.
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EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation Free
EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation Free is a professional free backup & system disaster recovery software for home users. It can full protect your system from system crash and other system disasters, comprehensively backup & restore your home data easily.
Eraser is an advanced security tool (for Windows), which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it with carefully selected patterns.
ESET's wide selection of unique antivirus and internet security software products offer exceptionally fast and effective online protection across your entire home network.
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Feed Rinse is an easy to use tool that lets you automatically filter out syndicated content that you aren't interested in. It's like a spam filter for your RSS subscriptions.
FFDShow is DirectShow and VFW codec for decoding/encoding many video and audio formats, including DivX and XviD movies using libavcodec, XviD and other opensourced libraries with a rich set of postprocessing filters.
FFDShow tryouts is a DirectShow and Video for Windows codec with support for a wide range of audio and video formats, such as XviD, DivX, and H.264. It includes a powerful filter set that can enhance the video quality - with filters for resizing, deinterlacing, and displaying subtitles - as well as audio quality through normalization, down-/upmixing, and resampling.
A searchable, daily updated computer filename extension database with thousands of file extensions records.
Every extension entry contains information about the file extension, a short description of the filetype, and programs that use them. You can quickly search by extension, or click to view file type categories including audio and music files, multimedia, graphic and image file types etc...
If you have a file with an of a type neither you or the computer recognise then this site probably can help. FILExt is a database of file extensions and the various programs that use them. If you know the file extension you want to learn about simply enter it into the search box and click on the Search button. If it's in any of the FILExt databases the data held on that file extension will be shown on a results page. If it's not in any of the databases you will be given a link to a page with hints on how to do further research.
With FileHippo.com our aim is to provide you with the simplest method of downloading the newest versions of the best software - without the usual excessive pop-ups or spyware and without the low quality software.
FileHippo Update Checker
The Update Checker will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to FileHippo.com to see if there are any newer releases. These are then neatly displayed in your browser for you to download.
Multi-platform Web browser with many available add-ons to at 1,000's of extra features.
As a small and fast PDF viewer, Foxit Reader currently has over 50 million users all around the world. After keeping users waiting for almost two months, Foxit Reader 3.0 has been released and introduces many fascinating new features such as multimedia design and Foxit OnDemand Content Management.
Free Download Manager
FDM is a full-featured download accelerator and manager. It is absolutely free! Using this software product you can easily download a list of files and whole web sites from any remote server via HTTP, HTTPS and FTP. With FDM the downloading process will be as easy as never before!
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The ultimate videogame show in HD.
Gibson Research Corporation
The home place of ShieldsUp! The Internet's quick, popular, free Internet security check-up and information service. And much much more...
GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
The Best Free Software for PC.
is a free webmail, POP and IMAP email service provided by Google, known for its abundant storage and advanced interface (based on Ajax technology). It is known as
in the United Kingdom and Germany. Its competitors include AIM Mail, MSN Hotmail, and Yahoo! Mail.
) is an American public corporation, first incorporated as a privately held corporation in September, 1998, that designs and manages a popular Internet search engine.
Google Chrome is a free web browser that takes just minutes to install. It's available for Windows, Mac, and Linux computers.
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Open source video transcoder for Windows, OS X and Linux.
Hiren's BootCD is a wonderful live CD containing various programs such as Hard drive recovery, Hard Drive Partition, Hard Drive Backup, Hard Drive Testing, RAM Testing, System Information, MBR, BIOS, Multimedia, Password, NTFS, Antivirus, AntiSpy, Process, Windows Startup, Registry tools, Windows Cleaners, Optimizers, Tweakers, and many others... As it is a bootable CD, it can be useful even if the primary operating system cannot be booted. We may call it as an emergency CD which every computer technician or home user must have.
The web designer's resource for everything HTML and CSS, the most common technologies used in making web pages.
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ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HDDVD / Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit!
The Internet Movie Database.
IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x / ME / NT / 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista.
It is trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals.
IrfanView is trying to create new and/or interesting features in its own way, unlike some other graphic viewers, whose whole "creativity" is based on feature cloning, stealing of ideas and whole dialogs from ACDSee and/or IrfanView! (for example: XnView has been stealing/cloning features and whole dialogs from IrfanView, for 8+ years).
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Java - Download
Java technology allows you to work and play in a secure computing environment.
Java allows you to play online games, chat with people around the world, calculate your mortgage interest, and view images in 3D, just to name a few.
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K-Lite Codec Pack
Codec pack for windows PCs .
KeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file. So you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).
KillBox is a tool to delete in-use files, if the file is running, KillBox will attempt to end the process (close the running file) and delete it.
Kodi is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, and Windows.
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Last.fm is a music recommendation service. You use Last.fm by signing up and downloading The Scrobbler, which helps you discover more music based on the songs you play.
LastPass is a password manager that makes web browsing easier and more secure.
LibreOffice is the free power-packed Open Source personal productivity suite for Windows, Apple Macintosh and Linux, that gives you 6 feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base.
Tips & downloads for getting things done.
It is a free tool to delete files blocked by something you do not know. LockHunter is useful for fighting against malware, and other programs that are blocking files without a reason. Unlike other similar tools it deletes files into the recycle bin so you may restore them if deleted by mistake.
LUNASCAPE is the world's first and only triple engine browser.
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Macrium Reflect Free
Free disc imaging back up tool.
The ultimate spam blocker software. Stop spam and unwanted email with the award winning MailWasher Pro. It's easy to use and very effective. Save time by only getting the email you want. Over 8 million people use MailWasher Pro as their spam blocker.
30day trial, 90day money back guarantee.
Malwarebytes have created an easy-to-use, simple, and effective anti-malware application. Whether you know it or not your computer is always at risk of becoming infected with viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers, spyware, and malware that are constantly evolving and becoming harder to detect and remove. Only the most sophisticated anti-malware techniques can detect and remove these malicious programs from your computer.
MediaInfo supplies technical and tag information about a video or audio file. It is free software (free of charge and free access to source code: GPL or LGPL licence).
Media Player Classic Home Cinema
A media player that will handle most formats. It has many option to improve the output of your media.
MediaCoder is a free universal media transcoder since 2005. It integrates most popular audio/video codecs and tools in an elegant and transparent manner into an all-in-one transcoding solution. With a flexible and extendable architecture, latest codecs and tools are updated added in constantly. MediaCoder intends to be the swiss army knife for media transcoding in all time.
Microsoft's Support Knowledge Base.
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Get a large number of your applications to install from one place. Useful for when you have to reinstall windows.
nLite is a tool for preinstallation Windows configuration and component removal at your choice. Optional bootable image ready for burning on media or testing in virtual machines.
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On-line storage (at least
free) for your documents, photos etc.... You can subscribe for more space.
OpenDNS's industry-leading Web content filtering service gives businesses like yours the power to filter undesirable content on your network - quickly and easily. The service is free to use and requires no expensive appliances.
OpenOffice.org is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute.
Opt Out of Behavioural Advertising.
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Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.
Panda Cloud Antivirus
Panda Cloud Antivirus lightness and ease of use adapted for your business. The only cloud-based enpoint protection with Device Control technology.
Partimage is a Linux utility which saves partitions having a supported filesystem to an image file. Most Linux and Windows filesystems are supported.
PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.
is a live Linux ISO, based on the excellent Linux From Scratch (LFS) documentation. It can be
burnt on a CD and booted
, or integrated into a
Several tools have been added and written, so to make this ISO the perfect choice to
backup and restore whole partitions
, an easy way. It sounds like
, but has even better features, and is
Now you can carry your favourite computer programs along with all of your bookmarks, settings, email and more with you. Use them on any Windows computer. All without leaving any personal data behind.
PortableApps.com provides a truly open platform that works with any hardware you like (USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive, etc). It's open source built around an open format that any hardware vendor or software developer can use.
Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.
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QuickPar is a utility for creating Parity Volumes using the Reed Solomon algorithm.
Parity Volumes may be used to verify that a set of files have not been corrupted, or to reconstruct damaged files (providing that you have a sufficient quantity of Parity Volumes to match the missing or damaged files).
QuickTime Alternative will allow you to play QuickTime files (.mov, .qt, .3gp and other extensions) without having to install the official QuickTime Player. It also supports QuickTime content that is embedded in webpages.
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RadioSure is a neat radio app that will open up a world of new music.
Our mission is to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. We do this so that more people are able to harness the power of computing and digital technologies for work, to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively.
Accidentally deleted an important file? Lost something important when your computer crashed? No problem! Recuva recovers files deleted from your Windows computer, Recycle Bin, digital camera card, or MP3 player. And it's free!
The Uninstaller tool lists the installed programs and components for all and current user. With a choice of views, as well as a context menu, information on program components is available: program properties, their registry entries and links to manufacturer's web site, for a start. The "Search" option finds installed applications just by typing the first few letters of their name. Revo Uninstaller Pro scans for leftovers with even more advanced algorithms that are so precise, fast and very effective in search for leftovers of Windows Services, Drivers, File associations, Shell Extensions, COM components, Windows Installer components, program settings and more!
RISC OS Open
RISC OS is a computer operating system designed in Cambridge, England by Acorn. First released in 1987, its origins can be traced back to the original team that developed the Arm microprocessor. RISC OS is owned by RISC OS Developments Ltd.
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Sandboxie runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer.
SIW is an advanced System Information for Windows tool that analyzes your computer and gathers detailed information about system properties and settings and displays it in an extremely comprehensible manner.
SourceForge.net is the world's largest open source software development web site. We provide free services that help people build cool stuff and share it with a global audience.
Spotify is a new way to enjoy music. Simply download and install, before you know it you'll be singing along to the genre, artist or song of your choice. With Spotify you are never far away from the song you want.
Spybot Search & Destroy
Free spyware removal and much much more.
A list of trustworthy anti-spyware products.
Start Menu Cleaner
Start Menu Cleaner for Windows XP is a small utility that scans all dead shortcuts and empty folders on your Programs in Start menu.
Instantly access your favourite games. The full Steam library and all future Steam releases are at your fingertips. After you've purchased a game, download it immediately and start playing.
Now available for
as well as
Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.
Super Grub Disk
PC Boot disc specialised.
SUPERAntiSpyware will detect and remove thousands of Spyware, Adware, Malware, Trojans, KeyLoggers, Dialers, Hi-Jackers, and Worms. SUPERAntiSpyware features many unique and powerful technologies and removes spyware threats that other applications fail to remove.
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Multi-platform email, RSS & News Reader with many available add-ons to at 1,000's of extra features.
Trend Micro Housecall
Trend Micro™ HouseCall is an application for checking whether your computer has been infected by viruses, spyware, or other malware. HouseCall performs additional security checks to identify and fix vulnerabilities to prevent reinfection.
Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?
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Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.
Instructions for performing unattended / silent installations of many popular application installers. Such instructions are useful for automating these installations.
Ultimate Boot CD
Run floppy-based diagnostic tools from CD-ROM drives. Free yourself from the slow loading speed of the floppy drive. Consolidate as many diagnostic tools as possible into one bootable CD
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Video Converter for Mac is a versatile Video Converter on MAC OS X to convert video to any formats at high conversion speed.
VLC media player
VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player and multimedia framework capable of reading most audio and video formats (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, DivX, MPEG-1, mp3, ogg, aac ...) as well as DVDs, Audio CDs VCDs, and various streaming protocols. See the full features list. It can also be used as a media converter or a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on networks.
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The W3C develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential. W3C is a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding.
W3C Markup Validation Service
This is the W3C Markup Validation Service, a free service that checks Web documents in formats like HTML and XHTML for conformance to W3C Recommendations and other standards.
The world's largest web development site.
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] or [
]) is an international Web-based free-content encyclopedia. It exists as a wiki, a type of website that allows visitors to edit its content; the word
itself is a portmanteau of
. Wikipedia is written collaboratively by volunteers, allowing most articles to be changed by anyone with access to a computer, web browser and Internet connection.
WinDirStat is a disc usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for Microsoft Windows (all current variants).
The Sysinternals web site was created in 1996 by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell to host their advanced system utilities and technical information. Microsoft acquired Sysinternals in July, 2006. Whether you’re an IT Pro or a developer, you’ll find Sysinternals utilities to help you manage, troubleshoot and diagnose your Windows systems and applications.
Windows XP Advice & Information
Lots of useful Windows XP advice, information, utilities, error codes and similar all gathered up in one place.
WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.
WinZip is the most trusted way to work with compressed files. No other compression utility is as easy-to-use or offers the comprehensive and productivity-enhancing approach that has made WinZip the gold standard for file-compression tools.
Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine. Wolfram|Alpha's long-term goal is to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone. We aim to collect and curate all objective data; implement every known model, method, and algorithm; and make it possible to compute whatever can be computed about anything. Our goal is to build on the achievements of science and other systematizations of knowledge to provide a single source that can be relied on by everyone for definitive answers to factual queries.
The WOT add-on shows you which websites you can trust based on millions of users' experiences. Thier safe surfing browser tool is easy-to-use, fast and completely free.
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Flight simulation software, all based on Laminar Research's remarkable Blade Element Theory. This virtual wind tunnel physics lives inside of every version of X-Plane, from a growing line of handheld flight sim apps for the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Palm Pre, and Android devices, to X-Plane Desktop (Mac, PC and Linux) which can be unlocked into a full FAA-certified professional flight simulator.
Internet security products, online safety, software, protection, free basic firewall (Zonealarm).
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