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#1 rummytheowl

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 11:44 AM

Audacity - Freeware sound editor and converter.
Firefox - Freeware browser that's miles better than Internet Explorer.
WinAmp - Again the freeware domain knocks Microsoft into a cocked hat - This is a great audio player...
ZoneAlarm - Freeware firewall - well recommended.
AVG Anti Virus - Another great freeware anti virus program. Daily updates make this a winner...
Ccleaner - A fanastic freeware cleanup tool, I take this to every job I go to.
Ewido Anti Spyware - Now AVG but still a top bit of kit.
SpyBot Search & Destroy - I have two anti spyware programs to cover me, this is my second. Quality.
Juice - Freshly squeezed excellence. Cross-platform podcast reciever without all the Apple shite that goes with it.
GOM Player - A great video viewer that does the lot.
Irfanview - Splendid image manipulation and conversion tool, I use this a lot.

I'll post more when I get a minute.

If there's a link down please give us a shout, also if you've got something that we should know about please feel free to post it up here as well - however if we find out that it's warez, we'll take it down - plus you may get a warning...
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Posted 10 February 2007 - 11:05 AM

OpenOffice - free office suite, replaces Microsoft Office, almost entirely compatible with Word and Excel, also prints PDFs
Google Earth - photos of anywhere in the world, needs broadband connection
Trillian - combines MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger and AIM in one program
VLC Media Player - free DVD playing software, not region-coded, great all-round media player
Tweak UI Power Toy - lets you fiddle with hidden XP settings
Ad Aware Personal - same as Spybot, I run both anti spyware programs together
Windows Defender - ditto, free anti spyware software from Microsoft
K Lite Codec Pack - decoders for all movie & music file types, plus Real Alternative and Media Player Classic to replace bloated XP software

And if you download Firefox (listed above) there are some excellent add-ons for it:

Ad Block Plus - filters banners and Flash ads, even Google text ads, from web pages
No Script - blocks all scripts and executable content from web pages unless you allow them
IE Tab - runs IE in a Firefox page, so you can open pages that don't like Firefox
Mouse Gestures - navigate the web in Firefox using combinations of mouse movements
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Posted 10 February 2007 - 08:06 PM

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Ccleaner - A fantastic freeware cleanup tool, I take this to every job I go to.


I've just installed and run this and it's cleaned about 0.5GB of rubbish from my PC and I run several utility progs regularly on my PC. Top stuff.
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Posted 05 March 2007 - 07:41 PM

Couple of others -

FastStone - Great little image viewer, becoming the bees knees in freeware image cataloguing and viewing.
FileZilla - Fantastic free FTP client. I use this and AceFTP, I actually prefer this one. Too easy to delete things on the server with AceFTP.
Speedfan - Monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. Interesting bit of kit this, you can change your fan speed as well!
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Posted 07 March 2007 - 11:14 AM

Smart Script 3.0 - This is a text, hex and HTML editor. Helps out with scripting C#, VB.NET C, C++, Basic variants, Java, Pascal, SQL, HTML, XML, CSS, Perl, JavaScript, Delphi, PHP, SE Script etc. I've been working with this over the last 3 months - superb - no problems yet.
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 09:03 AM

K!TV - If your machine has a tuner you might want to get hold of this, and it's completely free! You can download, install, watch and recorord your favourite TV shows. I'd download this quick before it goes shareware/commercial. Found by Sheephead. Cheers for that.
AVItricks Video Editor - Freeware video editing tool, full of features, filters and effects. Looks like it can output to loads of screensizes but to only .AVI or .WMV. But .WMV is pretty close compression to MPEG4. There are some freeware converters knocking about too.
Convert to MPEG4 - Freeware video converter
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Posted 08 July 2007 - 08:42 AM

To add to the excellent suite of free security programs, AVG/Grisoft have released a free Rootkit remover. Recommended.

>>>> LINK <<<<
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Posted 21 August 2007 - 03:01 PM

http://www.filehippo.com/ try this site for free downloads
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:39 PM

GIMP - Free image editor for Windows and Linux, a much better alternative to MSPaint and a much cheaper alternative to Adobe Photoshop.

Don't let the name discourage you, it's very good. grin.gif
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:51 PM

a neat little tool which, on search results, shows you if the linked pages contain any Malware.

http://securebrowsing.finjan.com/
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 03:34 PM

ccleaner and spybot search and destroy are excellent little programs
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 06:59 PM

QUOTE (thelaticsfan @ Mar 18 2008, 15:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ccleaner and spybot search and destroy are excellent little programs

Indeed. CCleaner is aces. Cleans all the crap out. I run it often and I'm about to use it to wipe my works PC of all personal data before I leave.
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 08:52 PM

AM-Deadlink is great for sorting out your messy bookmarks in your favourite browser - works with Opera, FF, Mozilla, NS, and the other one.
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:00 PM

QUOTE (rummytheowl @ Mar 18 2008, 20:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
and the other one.

We shall not speak it's name, for it's caused me no end of ball ache for three days at work now!
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Posted 24 September 2008 - 10:18 PM

Can anyone recommend a good free firewall apart from ZoneAlarm? I can't get it to work with my new Acer laptop and vista. Been on the ZA forums and there is a known compatibilty issue.

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"You know the phrase 'Softly softly catchy monkey'?.....................I could catch a monkey. If I was starving, I could. I'd make poison darts out of the poison off deadly frogs. One milligram of that poison can kill a monkey. Or a man. Prick yourself, you'll be dead within a day. Or longer...different frogs, different times..... - Gareth Keenan

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 05:09 AM

I will update this thread one day!

Try this Snooks my old bean...

http://www.owtb.co.u...showtopic=16795
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Posted 25 September 2008 - 06:50 AM

QUOTE (rummytheowl @ Sep 25 2008, 06:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I will update this thread one day!

Try this Snooks my old bean...

http://www.owtb.co.u...showtopic=16795


Nice one Rummy. That should keep my Frankie Vaughn safe from malicious hackers.......
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"You know the phrase 'Softly softly catchy monkey'?.....................I could catch a monkey. If I was starving, I could. I'd make poison darts out of the poison off deadly frogs. One milligram of that poison can kill a monkey. Or a man. Prick yourself, you'll be dead within a day. Or longer...different frogs, different times..... - Gareth Keenan

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 04:46 PM

Thread updated. Links are all okay, and they all appear to be free.

May I take this time to add another, this is for the Vista users out there:

http://www.codeplex.com/tuneuac

Tune UAC will help you configure (or just turn off) the User Account Control settings in Vista,

*** This is an advanced tool, don't muck about with these settings if you are unsure how to use them ***
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Posted 19 January 2009 - 04:11 PM

Just to reiterate to people who are sceptical I've just cleaned over 2GB of useless data from my sisters 2 year old PC with CCleaner.

Use it. It's good. It will help you.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 09:48 AM

Some essentials for 2009....

Handbrake - HandBrake is a GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder. HandBrake is not a ripper. It converts video, it does not rip it byte by byte. It does not crack the latest DVD copy protection schemes hatched by the studios. It converts video from nearly any format to a handful of modern ones—that's it. HandBrake is not everything for everyone for every need. - that's what they say, and it's good at what it does too...

Quick Media Converter - Free application Quick Media Converter converts virtually any audio or video file from one format to another.

Clone2Go Video Converter - Clone2go Free Video Converter can convert video files of different formats. The input format includes: WMV, FLV, MPEG-4, MPG, RM, RMVB, AVI, 3GP, etc. The output format includes: MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, etc.

AShampoo Burning Studio Free - Powerful free tool can author CDs, DVD's and Blu-Ray. It can rip and burn, clone, back up and create and write ISO's - GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!

JDiskReport - Disk space manager


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