decent utility software views please

  dazzling (work) 22:00 23 Jan 04
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im looking for a decent utilities program. i did have fix it 2000 but daughters now inherited that.what do people think needs to be simple to use.i dont want systemworks had nothing but bad experiences with norton probably just unlucky.can anyone recomend anything.darren

  Big Elf 22:57 23 Jan 04

For spyware then

Spybot click here

AdAware click here

SpywareBlaster click here

  Big Elf 22:59 23 Jan 04

What's yout version of Windows?

I use the free version of a Disk defragmenter, Diskkeeper Lite from click here

  Big Elf 22:59 23 Jan 04

What's your version of Windows?

I use the free version of a Disk defragmenter, Diskkeeper Lite from click here

  Pesala 23:00 23 Jan 04

DISCLAIMER: Always make backups and set a restore point before installing any new software. No guarantee of any kind is implied by inclusion of software on this list. PC Advisor is not responsible for the selection, which is my own. I have tried most of this software on my own Windows ME system.

*** Anti-virus / Privacy/ Security ***

Ad-aware (1,504 K) click here Removes spyware and data-mining programs.

AVG click here Excellent antivirus program with regular updates.

AVAST (6.4 Mbyte) click here Free antivirus

Spybot S&D 1.2 (3,577 K) click here Removes spyware from your system

Sygate (5,161 K) Firewall click here

Zone Alarm (3,633 K) click here

*** Font Tools ***

The Font Thing (483 K) click here Font Manager

Babel Map (347 K + 289 K help) click here Unicode character map

Fix Font Folder (344 K) click here Fix Fonts Folder is a utility that locates and fixes font related problems. It scans all installed fonts and checks the integrity of the fonts related part of the registry.

Extended Character Map (13 K) click here


Wordweb click here (5.2 Mb) Free Dictionary/Thesaurus

*** Graphics Viewing and Conversion ***

Irfan View 3.85 (855 K + 4.2 Mbytes for plug-ins) click here This tiny graphics viewer on steroids does most common tasks faster than bloated Photo-editors. Scan, crop, flip, rotate, convert, resize, recolour, and special effects, plus slideshows, html thumbnail galleries, batch conversion, and batch renaming. No paint, clone, or mask tools though.

My Irfan View Help Website: click here

*** System Tools ***

Aida (New version 1,851 K) click here System information

Audacity (1,297 K + 373 K MP3 encoder) click here Sound-recorder, MP3 Editor

Atomic Clock Sync (484 K) click here

Belarc Advisor (609 K) click here System information

Cacheman (852 K) click here Memory manager

Chainsaw (104 K) click here Splits large files for easier transfer and recombines them on any PC with a simple batch file.

Directory Printer (925 K) click here (Also requires VBRUN300.DLL (1.2 Mb) which you may already have in your Windows\System directory).

Diskeeper Lite (10,005 K) click here Defragmentation program that will run in the background, and completes the task more quickly.

Eraser (2.68 Mbytes) click here Cleans unused hard disk space and overwrites deleted files to prevent recovery.

FTP Commander 5.90 (500K) click here

Monitor Tests: Display Calibration click here Monitor Response click here Screen Calibration click here (provided by Huggyg71)

Motherboard Monitor (1,736 K) click here Monitors temperatures etc.

Properties Plus (281 K) click here Time/Datestamp editor XP compatible

RealOne Player (8,282K) click here

SiSoft Sandra (2,880 K) click here More detailed system information

Sizer (73 K) click here Window resizer for website testing

Tclock (190 K) click here Enhanced Windows clock and calendar. Simple and neat.

Tiny Spell (547K) click here Freeware spell checker

Tweak UI (111 K) click here Adjust Windows Interface settings

Tweak UI 1.33 (11 3K) click here Some additional tools from Microsoft Developers

Zip Central (845 K) click here Free zip archiver

*** PC Advisor Links ***

More Software Here click here

And Downloads Here
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  Big Elf 23:04 23 Jan 04

I'll get me coat:0)

  dazzling (work) 23:15 23 Jan 04

pesla thats very impressive have got avg spybot sygate firewall tweak ui what im looking for is a program that clears out temporary internet files and other junk like the clean up wizard in fix it utilities does it needs to be xp compatible.does anyone have any experience of system mecanic.thanks darren

  Big Elf 23:16 23 Jan 04

CleanUp for temp file removal click here

  Big Elf 23:17 23 Jan 04

I've put me coat back on temporarily.

  Mike ® 23:18 23 Jan 04

Windows ME system.

*** Anti-virus / Privacy/ Security ***

Ad-aware (1,504 K) click here Removes spyware and data-mining programs.

AVG click here Excellent antivirus program with regular updates.

AVAST (6.4 Mbyte) click here Free antivirus

Spybot S&D 1.2 (3,577 K) click here Removes spyware from your system

Sygate (5,161 K) Firewall click here

Zone Alarm (3,633 K) click here

*** Font Tools ***

The Font Thing (483 K) click here Font Manager

Babel Map (347 K + 289 K help) click here Unicode character map

Fix Font Folder (344 K) click here Fix Fonts Folder is a utility that locates and fixes font related problems. It scans all installed fonts and checks the integrity of the fonts related part of the registry.

Extended Character Map (13 K) click here

Wordweb click here (5.2 Mb) Free Dictionary/Thesaurus

*** Graphics Viewing and Conversion ***

Irfan View 3.85 (855 K + 4.2 Mbytes for plug-ins) click here This tiny graphics viewer on steroids does most common tasks faster than bloated Photo-editors. Scan, crop, flip, rotate, convert, resize, recolour, and special effects, plus slideshows, html thumbnail galleries, batch conversion, and batch renaming. No paint, clone, or mask tools though.

My Irfan View Help Website: click here

*** System Tools ***

Aida (New version 1,851 K) click here System information

Audacity (1,297 K + 373 K MP3 encoder) click here Sound-recorder, MP3 Editor

Atomic Clock Sync (484 K) click here

Belarc Advisor (609 K) click here System information

Cacheman (852 K) click here Memory manager

Chainsaw (104 K) click here Splits large files for easier transfer and recombines them on any PC with a simple batch file.

Directory Printer (925 K) click here (Also requires VBRUN300.DLL (1.2 Mb) which you may already have in your Windows\System directory).

Diskeeper Lite (10,005 K) click here Defragmentation program that will run in the background, and completes the task more quickly.

Eraser (2.68 Mbytes) click here Cleans unused hard disk space and overwrites deleted files to prevent recovery.

FTP Commander 5.90 (500K) click here

Monitor Tests: Display Calibration click here Monitor Response click here Screen Calibration click here (provided by Huggyg71)

Motherboard Monitor (1,736 K) click here Monitors temperatures etc.

Properties Plus (281 K) click here Time/Datestamp editor XP compatible

RealOne Player (8,282K) click here

SiSoft Sandra (2,880 K) click here More detailed system information

Sizer (73 K) click here Window resizer for website testing

Tclock (190 K) click here Enhanced Windows clock and calendar. Simple and neat.

Tiny Spell (547K) click here Freeware spell checker

Tweak UI (111 K) click here Adjust Windows Interface settings

Tweak UI 1.33 (11 3K) click here Some additional tools from Microsoft Developers

Zip Central (845 K) click here Free zip archiver

*** PC Advisor Links ***

More Software Here click here

And Downloads Here click here

  VoG II 23:22 23 Jan 04

Go on, give us a clue!

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