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Anti-Virus and Security
Microsoft Security Essentuals – free from Microsoft
AVG Anti-virus **(Anti-virus by Grisoft)
Zone Alarm **(A firewall by Zone Labs)
Ad-aware **(anti-adware – gets rid of those pesky ads from nowhere)
SpyBot Search & Destroy **
(A tool to detect and remove spyware)
On-line Virus removal**
Trend Micro’s (makers of PC-cillin) free on-line virus scanner
Stinger Stand-alone virus removal tool **
Free from McAfee… (Just download, save and run from your computer)
Symantec virus removal tools **
(Free from the makers of Norton Anti-virus. These specifically target those hard to remove bad bugs)
Utilities (Useful and for fun)
After using Nero and it messed up my system’s ability to burn DVDs and CDs.
I tried about 5 diferent tools ImgBurn was the best. It has a lot of features and it was totaly free.
Just be careful not to download this program from links that do not
originate from the developer’s site as this program has been the target of trojans.
KompoZer **Web site development tool (Think Frontpage but better)
Winzip **Opens or creates those compressed files
Trillian **(Multi IM/Chat interface supports Yahoo, MSN, and AOL in the same window)
Note: some claim the free version has ad ware so install Ad-Aware first (but it definitely beats the bugs in AOL-IM)
Acid express **(Build your own techno)
The Gimp** (for windows) A Photoshop like program for Graphics
FireFox ** (Browser referred to from above)
PRIMO PDF Makes PDF files for free (Had one positive feedback… no negatives as yet)
Educational – Reference
GCompris ** is an educational software providing different activities to children from 2 to 10 years old.
Merriam-Webster Online **(The dictionary that weighed 20 Lbs now on-line)
W3 Schools **(A free tutorials on web technologies, some basic)
parental controls** (popular with parents and concerned spouses)
E-Sword **(Bible Study software)