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Free Software

Yes, free!!!  The below links are to free software packages on the internet.

Avast! – Anti-Virus Software
Avast! antivirus software is based on the ALWIL Software virus scanning technology since 1988. avast! antivirus engine scans for computer viruses, worms and Trojans. It can be used to scan any object you like – files, memory, E-mails, Web sites etc. Download Avast! here.

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it’s fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! 🙂 Download CCleaner here.

Lavasoft Adware – Adware and Spyware Removal

Ad-Aware Personal remains the most popular anti-spyware product for computer users around the world, with nearly one million downloads every week. Lavasoft’s free anti-spyware version provides you with advanced protection against spyware that secretly attaches and takes control of your computer, resulting in aggressive advertising pop-ups, sluggish computer activity, even identify theft through stolen bank details, passwords, and credit card account numbers.

Download Lavasoft’s Adware here.

Mozilla Fire Fox

Mozilla Firefox is a cross-platform browser, providing support for various versions of Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and on Linux-based operating systems using the X Window System. Although not officially released for certain operating systems, the freely available source code works for many other operating systems, including FreeBSD,[3] OS/2, Solaris, SkyOS, BeOS and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.

Mozilla Thunderbird – Email Reader

Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox, a project aimed at creating a smaller and faster web browser. Just as Firefox aims to redefine the web browser, Thunderbird is a refinement of the mail and news interface. On December 7, 2004, version 1.0 was released, and received over 500,000 downloads in its first three days of release (and 1,000,000 in 10 days). As of December 1, 2006, the download number has exceeded 37,350,000 since 1.0 release, as the odometer has been shifted here. Download Mozilla Thunderbird here

Open Office the product is a multi-platform office productivity suite. It includes the key desktop applications, such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing program, with a user interface and feature set similar to other office suites. Sophisticated and flexible, also works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office, and the vendor-neutral OpenDocument standard from OASIS. Download Open Office here.

Google Pack-A free collection of essential software
Software Included in Google Pack

Google Earth
3D Earth browser Zoom from space to street level — tour the world Find maps, driving directions, hotels, restaurants, and more.

Google Desktop – Desktop companion
Find all your email, files, web history, and more Get all your personalized info in one place with Sidebar.

Picasa – Photo organizer
Find, edit, and share your photos in seconds Easily remove red eye and fix photos.

Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer – Search toolbar
Search from any web page and autofill forms Block annoying pop-ups.

Google Pack Screensaver – Photo screensaver
Enjoy photos from your personal collection View pictures full screen or as a collage.

Mozilla Firefox with Google Toolbar – Web browser
Mozilla Corporation Browse the web quickly and securely Switch between pages quickly with tabbed browsing .

Ad-Aware SE Personal – Antispyware utility
Lavasoft Safely detects and removes spyware.  Protect your privacy with powerful features.

Norton AntiVirus 2005 Special Edition – Antivirus utility
Symantec Protects your PC from viruses, worms and Trojan horses Includes 6-month subscription to protection updates.

Adobe Reader x – PDF reader Adobe Systems

Google’s Photo Pack
Picasa is Google’s photo organizer software. Get started by using Picasa instead of your usual software to easily move photos from your camera to your computer. Then, every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organized by date with folder names you will recognize. You can drag and drop to arrange your albums and make labels to create new groups. Picasa makes sure your pictures are always organized. 

Spybot Search and Destroy – Spyway Removal Software

Spybot – Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behavior to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven’t intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been “hijacked” (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware. Even if you don’t see the symptoms, your computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging. Spybot-S&D is free, so there’s no harm giving it a try to see if something has invaded your computer.

Download Spybot Search and Destroy here.

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