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Old 04-09-2009, 18:36   #1
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Free Software List For Everyone

It got knocked down so here it is again. There always seem to be questions about what software tools people can use for various tasks. Since there are many free ones out there that are sometimes even better than their costly counter parts, I'll make a basic list here and people can feel free to add ones that they have found too and I'll update it as necessary. I am listing only programs that I've tried and know are free of spyware/junk and are free of charge.

Free Security Software

AVG Anti-Virus
http://free.avg.com/

Avast Anti-Virus
http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

Avira Anti-Virus
http://www.free-av.com/

ClamWin
http://clamwin.com/

ClamWinPortable
http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/clamwin_portable

Comodo Firewall
http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

Ad-Aware Spyware Remover
http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php

Spybot Search and Destroy
http://spysearchdestroy.com/

SUPERAntiSpyware
http://www.superantispyware.com/


Security/Encryption

TrueCrypt
http://www.truecrypt.org/

Axcrypt
http://www.axantum.com/AxCrypt/


Browsers - If you're still using IE, I'd think about switching to one of these

Firefox
http://www.mozilla.org/

Opera
http://www.opera.com/

Chrome
http://www.google.com/chrome

Seamonkey
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/


Email Clients

Thunderbird
http://www.mozilla.org/


Office Software

Open Office
http://openoffice.org/

Google Docs- Calendar software
http://docs.google.com


Cleanup and Maintenance

CCleaner Registry Cleaner/PC Tune Up
http://www.ccleaner.com/

Glary Utilities Registry Cleaner/PC Tune Up
http://www.glaryutilities.com/gu.html

JKDefrag Better than Stock XP Defrag
http://www.kessels.nl/JkDefrag/index.html


Torrent Clients

Utorrent
http://www.utorrent.com/download.php

Azureus/Vuze
http://azureus.sourceforge.net/


Ipod Video Converter

Videora
http://www.videora.com/en-us/Converter/iPod/


DVD Rip/Burn

DVD Shrink - Ripper
http://www.afterdawn.com/software/vi...dvd_shrink.cfm

DVDFab Decrypter -Ripper
http://www.afterdawn.com/software/vi..._decrypter.cfm

ImgBurn -Burner
http://www.imgburn.com/


Media Player

VLC - Plays most anything
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Winamp
http://www.winamp.com/player


Photoshop Alternatives

Paint.net
http://www.getpaint.net/download.html

Gimp - For Windows
http://www.gimp.org/windows/


Tools - I know this section has potential for growth, so post what I'm missing or PM me.

7-Zip -Archiver/Unzipper
http://www.7-zip.org/

Driver Sweeper -Thoroughly cleans out old drivers before new ones are installed
http://www.guru3d.com/category/driversweeper/

Vlite - Slims down Vista install
http://www.vlite.net/

Nlite - Slims down XP install
http://www.nliteos.com/

UltimateBootCD Bootable disk loaded with tools
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

Google Earth
http://earth.google.com/

File Zilla
http://filezilla-project.org/

Duplicate File RemoverDoubleKiller
http://www.bigbangenterprises.de/en/doublekiller/

File RecoveryUndelete Plus
http://www.undelete-plus.com/help/

TestDisk
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

Partition cloner/imagingClonezilla
http://clonezilla.org/

Partition Editor
Parted Magic Live CD -
http://partedmagic.com/

Password DatabaseKeePass
http://keepass.info/

KeePass for Blackberry
http://f5bbutil.sourceforge.net/keepassbb/

Sound EditorAudacity
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Text EditorNotepad++
http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm


Windows Alternatives- Easy Linux distributions to start with are Ubuntu, and PCLinuxOS

http://distrowatch.com/
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Old 04-09-2009, 18:51   #2
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This needs a sticky. Thanks for your time making this list.
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Old 04-09-2009, 18:58   #3
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Thanks! It had been posted before but the Tech forum only has 2 pages so it gets lost quickly if it doesn't get a visit.
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Old 04-09-2009, 19:22   #4
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Is it ok to have superantispyware ,spybot S&D and malwarebytes all on one computer?. and should i delete them after i run the scans and get rid of all spyware and malware?

Thanks for the list

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Old 04-09-2009, 20:11   #5
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Is it ok to have superantispyware ,spybot S&D and malwarebytes all on one computer?. and should i delete them after i run the scans and get rid of all spyware and malware?

Thanks for the list
I'm not sure about using them all, but I doubt that trying it will hurt anything.
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:23   #6
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Good stuff.
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:28   #7
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Free BTT Lets get a sticky on this
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:35   #8
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Get all the free stuff you need and nothing you don't all in one bundle.
http://www.ubuntu.com/
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Old 04-10-2009, 18:12   #9
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Get all the free stuff you need and nothing you don't all in one bundle.
http://www.ubuntu.com/
That's why I linked to Distrowatch at the bottom.
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That's why I linked to Distrowatch at the bottom.
Ah, sorry.
I'm still working on that RTFN problem...
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