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Clean Up Utilities
A small utility to empty temporary internet files, cookies, history and index.dat.

Free calls over the internet, itís what Skypeís made for. Make free Skype-to-Skype calls Ė 24/7 anywhere in the world.

TeamSpeak Communications Systems
TeamSpeak is a quality, scalable application which enables people to speak with one another over the Internet. Both client and server software available.

A professional HTML editing software which lets you create great websites fast!

metapad is a small, fast text editor for Windows 9x/NT/XP with similar features to Microsoft Notepad but with many extra features. It was designed to completely replace Notepad since it includes all of Notepad's features and much, much more.

A NotePad replacement with many extra features.

Offers a freeware slideshow program called PicShow.

A very versatile and powerful graphics viewer.

A utility that will launch applications when an internet connection is detected, ideal for security programs that don't necessarily need to run at start up.

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A spyware-free Download Manager that is equally as effective as a Download Accelerator.

A free service to analyze your web page on the Internet.

A small popup stopper with two surfing modes.

Firefox2 Browser
The award-winning Web browser from Mozilla is now faster, even more secure, and totally customizable to your online life.

Takes as input a URL to a web page and tests each external hyperlink on that page.

Checks Web sites for broken links.

A resource for downloading Netscape browsers, including complete list of all released Netscape browsers, plus some special distributions.

The limited edition version of WS_FTP Pro, allowing only multiple file transfers and the auto re-get or resuming feature. WS_FTP LE is shareware, available free only to educational users, government employees (U.S. local, state, federal and military) or to non-business home users.

AnalogX is an eclectic collection of Music, Articles, and Software. I've used their CookieWall for years and finally decided to investigate further. I found a lot more to their site than I had expected. Enjoy!

EndItAll 2 lists all the programs running on your system, and lets you decide which ones to close down. The processes necessary for basic system operation are protected from termination. From the remaining processes, you can choose which to close, which to kill (close down forcibly), and which to protect.

Karen is the author of the popular Power Tools, free programs that make life with Windows a lot easier.

PC Magazine Utilities From A-Z

A utility to monitor your start up programs, offering an ease to use interface to manage the programs.

Will take a before and after image of your Registry, making it easier to get rid of unwanted entries when testing out new software.

Open Office
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.

Minimum recommended programs are shown in bold text.
Ad-aware Personal
Provides advanced protection from known Data-mining, aggressive advertising, Parasites, Scumware, selected traditional Trojans, Dialers, Malware, Browser hijackers, and tracking components. Make sure you select the Personal version if you are after the Freeware copy as this site also sells a professional version.

An excellent anti virus program that also can be configured to use heuristic scanning, with pop3 monitoring, regular updates.

A utility to protect you from unknown Browser Helper Objects (BHOs), by letting you enable/disable them individually.

Allows you to quickly and easily decide which cookies can stay on your system, and which cookies should go.

These programs address a particular privacy or security problem and are offered on a 'as-is' basis.

A general homepage hijackers detector and remover.

This utility blocks Microsoft Hypertext Applications (HTA), protecting you from some Trojans/Spyware Exploits.

A Registry file that merges with your Restricted Sites Zone to add known spyware/adware servers to block them at source.

A utility to block known virus file types from your inbox.

A selection of MS DOS Anti Virus Tools for cleaning virus/Trojans in DOS when an AV program can't clean it in Windows.

Free Virus Removing Tools.

A security patch for MPR.DLL (Multiple Provider Route) that blocks the exported function WnetEnumCachedPasswords to prevent Trojan authors retrieving cached passwords.

Stops unwanted Pop Up Windows when browsing.

A huge utilities resource with the added benefit of being spyware free.

A low-level real-time registry monitor and protector. It monitors Run folders in the Registry, prompting the user when a program attempts to write an entry to run on system Start Up.

This pack of utilities will help you recover from virus/trojan infections and also includes a Start Up Log to help you easily identify and rogue programs running at start up, and will also log your system files for any run or load entries for Win 95/98/ME.

A Who Is, Ping, Traceroute Utility, including the ability to send email to the Abuse Team.

Shoot the Messenger
Windows Messenger Spam elimination Freeware.

Utility that locks the MS Winsock to prevent Trojans from modifying the winsock from being able to access it or modify it. Also creates two small (72 bytes each) files to fool the trojan into thinking it has already been installed if placed on your machine.

A spyware scanner that also targets dialers, hijackers, registry entries and internet history files.

A GUI to block known adservers and spyware, adding them to the restricted sites zone of your browser.

This utility will create a log of start up entries, including system files, similar to Start Up Log (above), but is compatible with WinNT/2000/XP.

This utility disables hijackers being able to change your browser Home Page.

Extensive Alphabetical List of known start up programs.

Creative Solutions to the Problem of Spam. (If you have a web site, please join their Project Honey Pot - Spock)

Safe Families We-Blocker Free Internet Filtering Parental Control Software. This is a new link to an updated product.

Another means of protection, but by no means a solution, is to install the Microsoft scriptlet.typelib/Eyedog patch, which fixes script vulnerabilities in IE.

A free Firewall to block incoming/outgoing traffic keeping you secure while surfing.

The Apache Software Foundation
The Apache Software Foundation provides support for the Apache community of open-source software projects. The Apache projects are characterized by a collaborative, consensus based development process, an open and pragmatic software license, and a desire to create high quality software that leads the way in its field.

PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.

A personal web site listing many useful programs written by the author.

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