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Onederchic
07-15-2009, 12:41 PM
If you are like me, you may not want to spend money on programs you can utilize on your computer so I have decided to make a list of some free programs you can get that do different things.

PC Security

SuperAntiSpyware (http://www.superantispyware.com/)

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php)

Lavasoft Adaware (http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php?t=techspecs)

TweakNow Power Pack and Tweaknow Registry Cleaner (http://www.tweaknow.com/)

TrendMicro HijackThis (http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/tools/security_tools/hijackthis)

Spybot Search and Destroy (http://www.safer-networking.org/index2.html)

CCleaner (http://www.ccleaner.com/)

Avira Antivir Personal (http://www.free-av.com/en/products/1/avira_antivir_personal__free_antivirus.html)

Avast Home Edition (http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html)

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition (http://free.avg.com/download-avg-anti-virus-free-edition)


Text Related

Notepad++ (http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm)

Crimson Editor (http://www.crimsoneditor.com/)


FTP

Filezilla (http://filezilla-project.org/)

SmartFTP (http://www.smartftp.com/)



Universal Messenger Programs

Pidgin (http://www.pidgin.im/)

Trillian (http://www.trillian.cc/index.php)




Image Manipulation Programs


GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/)

Photoscape (http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php)

Paint.NET (http://www.getpaint.net/index.html)


Photo Managers

Picasa (http://picasa.google.com/)




Media Players

VLC (http://www.videolan.org/)

Winamp (http://www.winamp.com/)


DVD/CD Programs for Burning, Ripping, etc

ImgBurn (http://www.imgburn.com/)

DVD Shrink (http://www.dvdshrink.org/)



Free online game links

Addicting Games (http://www.addictinggames.com/index.html)

Adventure Quest (http://www.battleon.com/)

Pogo (http://www.pogo.com/home/home.do)

MSN Games (http://zone.msn.com/en-us/home)

Yahoo Games (http://games.yahoo.com/)

Slingo (http://slingo.com/)



Free Programs Daily

Give Away of the Day (http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/)




This is surely just a beginning list. If I think of more later, I will add them. If you have any to add, please do so.


Hugs
Michelle


AbbySinthe
07-15-2009, 12:44 PM
I have nothing to add but wanted to say thank you! :) That was very thoughtful and sweet. xoxo

Onederchic
07-15-2009, 12:45 PM
You're welcome :hug:


Suzanne 3FC
07-15-2009, 12:54 PM
Thanks! That looks very helpful :)

nelie
07-15-2009, 12:54 PM
If you want free, valid programs, I recommend checking out www.download.com. Whenever I am looking for something, I check there first. There are thousands of free programs.

ETA - Wanted to mention, I believe download.com verifies that programs on their site are virus/malware free.

Onederchic
07-15-2009, 12:55 PM
Thanks! That looks very helpful :)


You're welcome :D

Onederchic
07-15-2009, 11:06 PM
Educational

Stamina Typing Tutor (http://typingsoft.com/stamina.htm)

Harvard Computer Course (http://cs50.tv/)

Free eBooks (http://www.bored.com/ebooks/)

Bookyards (http://www.bookyards.com/)

200 Free Online Courses (http://oedb.org/library/beginning-online-learning/200-free-online-classes-to-learn-anything)

mayness
07-16-2009, 09:00 AM
My favorite free PDF viewer: Foxit reader (http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/) (lots of tools for annotating, marking, highlighting, linking, etc)

annie175
07-16-2009, 09:05 AM
Too cool, thank you so much Michelle. I am all about free stuff. hehe

Onederchic
07-16-2009, 09:53 AM
mayness -

Thank you :D


annie175 -

You are very welcome :hug:

Onederchic
07-22-2009, 05:51 PM
Web Browsers

Firefox (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/upgrade.html)

Opera (http://www.opera.com/)

Google Chrome (http://www.google.com/chrome)

ruby2sday
07-22-2009, 09:19 PM
Love Opera :D

Thanks for the list Michelle !

kittycat40
07-22-2009, 09:20 PM
Someone recommmended openoffice.org instead of high cost microsoft office

Onederchic
07-22-2009, 09:26 PM
ruby2sday -

You are so welcome :D :hug:

Thanks kittycat40 :D