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These programs are regularly recommended by forum members. They can resolve many of the problems posted on this forum. I hope other forum regulars will post their own favourite Freeware. Always check for compatibility with your Windows version before downloading. Let we know if any links do not work, or if software causes problems for you.
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. 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.
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
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 ***
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Just to save as a memo. ta muchly.Pesala.
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Nice one Pesala. Thank you.
thanks, Pesala, very useful list
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