HELP - README 1st - Freeware Problem Solvers

  Pesala 18:56 04 Aug 04

Checked all links 4/8/2004

These programs can resolve many problems. Check for compatibility before downloading.

DISCLAIMER: Always make backups and set a restore point before installing new software. No guarantee is implied by inclusion on this list. PC Advisor is not responsible for the selection, which is my own.

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

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

AVG click here Excellent antivirus with regular updates.

AVAST (6.4Mb) click here Free antivirus

Spybot S&D 1.3 (4.15Mb) click here Removes spyware from your system

Sygate (5,161K) Firewall click here

Zone Alarm (3,633K) click here

*** Font Tools ***

The Font Thing (483K) click here Font Manager

Babel Map (554K + 393K help) click here Unicode character map

Fix Font Folder (344K) click here Fix Fonts Folder locates and fixes font related problems.

Letter Database (Characterset Information) click here

*** Graphics Viewing and Conversion ***

Irfan View 3.91 (803K, plug-ins 4.65 Mbytes) click here Tips and Tutorials click here

Serif DrawPlus 4.0 (7,332K) click here Vector Drawing and Animation (PhotoPlus 5.5, PagePlus 5.0, WebPlus 6.0 also free)

*** System Tools ***

7-zip (920K) click here Best Compression Available

Audacity (2.93Mb + 600K MP3 encoder) click here Sound-recorder, MP3 Editor

Atomic Clock Sync (484K) click here

Belarc Advisor (609K) click here System information

Bios Agent (311K) click here Identify your BIOS and other system information.

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

Directory Printer (1.57Mb) click here (Also requires VBRUN300.DLL (1.2 Mb) which you may already have in your Windows\System directory).

Diskeeper Lite (11.9Mb) click here Defragmentation program.

DupeLocator (180K) click here Finds duplicated files by comparing bytes, ignoring names and dates.

Eraser (2,746K) click here Prevents recovery of deleted files.

Everest (2,711) click here System Diagnostics (=Aida)

FTP Commander 7.20 (586K) click here

IZarc (2.1Mb) click here Efficient Free Archiver.

Mail Washer (1,444K) click here Spam-blocker

Monitor Tests: Display Calibration click here Screen Calibration click here (from Huggyg71)

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

Note Tab Lite (1,796K) click here Powerful Notepad replacement with spell-check, autocorrect, etc. (Direct D/L)

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

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

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

Tiny Spell (547K) click here Freeware spell checker

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

Tweak UI 1.33 (113K) click here Some additional tools from Microsoft Developers

Wordweb click here (5.2 Mb) Free Dictionary/Thesaurus

*** PC Advisor Links ***

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  stalion 19:49 04 Aug 04

thanks for all the info

  Mikè 20:16 04 Aug 04

If you have a problem with IE get this click here

  SEASHANTY 20:28 04 Aug 04


  ESCORT16 00:02 05 Aug 04

posted, thanks.

  Chegs ® 03:40 05 Aug 04

Where do you find the time? Thank you(it also saves me hunting thru 3000+ previous posts after a system crash) :-)

  Pesala 06:51 05 Aug 04

I save the list in a text file, so I only have to edit a few lines each time I post it.

  crimbo 09:37 05 Aug 04

Thanks for taking the time, copied & saved in Word!

  Pesala 08:21 08 Aug 04

ExamDiff (466K) click here File comparison tool.

Small, simple, and free. Handy for comparing *.ini files to see what changes you have made to the default.

  rawprawn 08:45 08 Aug 04

Thanks for your efforts on behalf of the rest of us.

  Wak 09:40 08 Aug 04

Thanks Pesala, Another one worth listing on its own is the Bazooka Spyware (and trojan) scanner from click here

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