Malwarebytes Anti-Malware [Free and Pro Version Available][Windows]
Lightning fast rapid scanning and effective Anti-Malware scanner and protection software. Includes features such as rapid response malware database and heuristics updates and Chameleon Technology Gets Malwarebytes running on infected systems.
DNTMe [Free] Browser Based: Firefox, Safari, IE and Chrome.
DNTMeprotects your online privacy and prevents advertising companies and social networks from collecting personal information.
This means they cannot serve you adverts nor follow you throughout the web. Every time you go online you are being watched and your habits recorded.
DNTMe allows you to control your personal details.
Microsoft Security Essentials [Free][Windows]
Microsoft Security Essentials is a free, user friendly anti-virus to have installed on your computer. It offers protection from everyday viruses and other major threats. Just because it’s free don’t think you’ll be seeing pesky ads, as the AV is completely ad free.
Fight back against unwanted Spyware with SpywareBlaster. The software protects you from over 15000 different spyware popups, ads, and trackers. It offers support for Internet Explorer and Firefox. Don’t worry about keeping it updated as it has an AutoUpdate feature to keep its database always up-to-date. Also it’s free!
MVPS Hosts File[Free][Windows]
The Hosts file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. This file is loaded into memory (cache) at startup, then Windows checks the Hosts file before it queries any DNS servers, which enables it to override addresses in the DNS.
This prevents access to the listed sites by redirecting any connection attempts back to the local (your) machine.
nmap [Free][Windows, Linux and Mac]
nmap is off-the-charts useful for tracking down network-attached hardware, in addition to its primary role as a security scanner.
Wireshark [Free][Windows, Linux and Mac]
Wireshark is a packet sniffer. Useful for identifying devices on a network, finding misbehaving networking devices, troubleshooting routing problems, etc.
Linux version is available from most distribution repositories.
7zip [Free][Windows, Linux, Mac]
A Free archival program with superb functionality. Allows the opening, browsing, decompressing of many archive file formats (.zip, .rar, .iso, .7z, .gz etc) as well as the compression of files for archival purposes.
ImgBurn is a free ripping and burning tool which supports a wide range of image file formats – including BIN, CCD, CDI, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI. It can burn Audio CD’s from any file type supported via DirectShow / ACM – including AAC, APE, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, MPC, OGG, PCM, WAV, WMA and WV.
htop is a linux terminal program, adds features to the standard top program for viewing running processes, memory usage and provides tools to kill a process easily.
Xiruss Wi-Fi Inspector [Free][Windows]
The Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector is a powerful tool for managing and troubleshooting the Wi-Fi on a Windows laptop. Built in tests enable you to characterize the integrity and performance of your Wi-Fi connection.
PuTTY [Free][Windows and Linux]
PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Windows and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator.
Gparted [Free][Linux and/or LiveCD]
Gparted (Gnome Partition Editor) is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions. With GParted you can resize, copy, and move partitions without data loss.
RevoUninstaller[Free and Pro Versions][Windows]
Where the built-in and sluggish Windows Add or Remove Programs option fails, freeware Revo picks up the slack.
It builds out a useful feature set on top of a fairly light, 1.5MB installation. Launching Revo fires up the Uninstaller screen, which shows icons and titles of all programs installed on your machine.
You can change the View to List or Details, if you’d like more information.
CCleaner [Free, Pro and Business Editions][Windows, Mac]
Over time you gain unwanted temporary Windows files that can slow down your computer.
CCleaner is an outstanding computer cleaning software that checks all the nooks and crannies to find those unwanted files.
Note: It is not recommend to run CCleaner’s Registry Cleaner as cleaning the registry can cause harm to your system.
Defraggler[Free, Pro and Business Editions][Windows]
Use Defraggler to defrag your entire hard drive, or individual files – unique in the industry.
This compact and portable Windows application supports NTFS and FAT32 file systems.
Speccy [Free, Pro and Business Editions][Windows]
Speccy is an advanced System Information tool for your PC.
XXClone [Free, Home and Pro Versions][Windows]
XXClone produces a clone of your main drive, including the OS, rather than a backup. It is an ideal tool for periodic system disk backup on a regular basis.
Team Viewer [Free and Paid][Windows, Linux and Mac]
Free for personal use remote desktop and conference program enabling remote control and viewing of your desktop even cross-platform. Businesses are urged to purchase the paid version for added features and stability.
Ultimate Boot Cd [Free][LiveCD]
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DVD Flick [Free][Windows]
DVD Flick aims to be a simple but at the same time powerful DVD Authoring tool.
It can take a number of video files stored on your computer and turn them into a DVD that will play back on your DVD player, Media Center or Home Cinema Set.
You can add additional custom audio tracks, subtitles as well as a menu for easier navigation.
Cdrom List Creator [Free][Windows]
Cdrom List Creator is a CD indexer, that can save and print directories and files names (on a CD or in Explorer), and store them in a searchable text file, allowing you to locate files, even if the CD is not inserted. The program provides an interface to search, view and organize your CD indexes.
3DP Chip and Net [Free][Windows]
3DP Chip and Net automatically detects and provides driver downloads for most of a computer’s devices. The 3DP Net version includes most known network interface drivers, after which you can use 3DP Chip to install most chipset drivers including graphics cards and sound drivers.
Process Lasso [Free and Paid][Windows]
Process Lasso is great for taming unruly processes, as well as tracking down the most esoteric information on them. Very granular. Allows setting a process to run on specific cores, killing duplicate processes automatically, dynamically balancing cpu utilization, throttling processes which affect system responsiveness, and much, much more.
Hash Check is a Windows Explorer shell extension which adds hash calculation to any right-click file operation.
Useful for verifying identical files (download integrity, de-duplication, etc).
Docky is a full fledged dock application that makes opening common applications and managing windows easier and quicker.
It makes your desktop display stylish and similar to that of MacOSX.
Libre Office[Free][Linux, Windows and Mac]
LibreOffice is the power-packed free, libre and open source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and GNU/Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base.
Thunderbird [Free][Linux, Windows and Mac]
Thunderbird is a free email application that’s easy to set up and customize and it’s loaded with great features. It supports POP, IMAP and Exchange.
Clementine [Free][Linux, Windows and Mac]
Clementine is a multiplatform music player. It is inspired by Amarok 1.4, focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and playing your music. Also features internet radio and a tidy user interface with cross fading effects for enhanced listening experience.
GIMP [Free][Linux, Windows and Mac]
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.
Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.
VLC Media Player[Free][Linux, Windows and Mac]
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.
Foxit Reader [Free and Paid][Windows]
The Foxit Reader is a small, fast, and feature rich PDF viewer which allows you to open, view, and print any PDF file. Unlike other free PDF readers, Foxit Reader also includes easy to use collaboration features like the ability to add annotations to PDF, fill out PDF forms, and share information with social networks.
ID3TagIt is a program interface that allows editing of ID3 tags on MP3 audio files.
Kompozer [Free][Linux, Windows and Mac]
KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing. KompoZer is designed to be extremely easy to use, making it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-looking web site without needing to know HTML or web coding.
Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several programming languages.
Filezilla [Free][Linux, Windows and Mac]
Filezilla is an open source FTP client and server available cross platform.
XAMPP [Free][Linux, Windows and Mac]
XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is really very easy to install and to use – just download, extract and start.
Pidgin [Free] [Linux, Windows and Mac]
Pidgin is an easy to use and free chat client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and more chat networks all at once.
Xchat IRC [Free][Linux and Windows]
XChat is an IRC(Internet Relay Chat) program for both Linux and Windows. It allows you to join multiple IRC channels (chat rooms) at the same time, talk publicly, private one-on-one conversations etc. Even file transfers are possible.
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