Ad-Aware is no ordinary anti-spyware, it is the original anti-spyware product, offered to consumers worldwide to protect their personal and home computers from malware attacks. And today, with over a quarter of a billion downloads, computer users put their trust in Ad-Aware more than any other anti-spyware software program.
avast! Home Edition is free of charge for non-commercial home use. You can find more information here. If you are not a home user, or you use your computer for profit, avast! Home Edition is not licensed for such use, and you are asked to use the commercial version – avast! Professional Edition.
To use the Home Edition, you should register it, however, after initial installation you have 60 days to trial the product (as with all avast! antivirus products) before you must complete registration. The registration process is very easy, and will take you only a couple of minutes.
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 behaviour 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.
To see a list of threats Spybot-S&D can remove, in the navigation bar at the left click on Support –> Threats. For an introduction to Spybot-S&D, please read the tutorial. If you fear incompatibility with other software you are now using, although we can assure you that there is no danger you can review our compatibility overview which lists some software whose compatibility has been analyzed.
Spybot-S&D can also clean usage tracks, an interesting function if you share your computer with other users and don’t want them to see what you have been working on. And for professional users, Spybot-S&D allows you to fix some registry inconsistencies and extended reports. A list of all the application’s features is also available
ImgBurn supports a wide range of image file formats – including BIN, 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.
It supports Unicode folder/file names, so you shouldn’t run in to any problems if you’re using an international character set.
ImgBurn supports all the Windows OS’s – Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and 2008 (including all the 64-bit versions). If you use Wine, it should also run on Linux and other x86-based Unixes.
It’s a very flexible application with several advanced features that are often lacking in other tools, especially when it comes to burning DVD Video discs. It supports all the latest drives without the need for updates (including booktype / bitsetting / advanced settings on many of the major ones – i.e. BenQ, LiteOn, LG, NEC, Plextor, Samsung, Sony).
There is an image queue system for when you’re burning several images (which you can automatically share between multiple drives if you have more than one) and an easy-to-use layer break selection screen for double layer DVD Video jobs. The Automatic Write Speed feature allows you store your favourite burn speed settings on a per ‘Media ID’ basis, right down to a drive by drive level. Data captured during the burn (write speed, buffer levels etc) can be displayed / analysed using DVDInfoPro.
Whilst ImgBurn is designed to work perfectly straight out of the box, advanced users will appreciate just how configurable it is.
Oh and let’s not forget the best thing about it…. it’s 100% FREE 😉
Last updated on 28th April 2008
Over 140 million downloads!!!
CCleaner is a freeware system optimization and privacy 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. But the best part is that it’s fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! 🙂
Scans your computer for malicious software (Malware), including Trojan Horses, Dialers, Worms, Spyware, and Adware. A-squared Free is specialized in finding and removing them securely. The disk scan checks all files on your system disks for Malware. The scanner scans for Spyware Traces. Currently more than 1.2 million different types of Malware may be detected and removed.
Free daily online updates provides the best protection. Version 184.108.40.206 can be run from removable device, like USB Sticks, and without the need to install the software
Sweet Home 3D 1.2.1 d/l
Publisher’s description of Sweet Home 3D
Sweet Home 3D helps people to design their interior quickly. The user may: draw the walls of his rooms upon the image of an existing plan, change the color or the texture of the walls, draw dimensions, drag and drop furniture in the plan from a catalog organized by categories (living room, kitchen), import additional 3D models created by himself or downloaded from different Web sites, change the size, the orientation and the elevation of each piece of furniture with the mouse, view the changes in the plan simultaneously in the 3D view, either from an aerial view point, or from a virtual visitor view point, print the home plan and the 3D view. Sweet Home 3D is available in English, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, German, Czech and Polish. Version 1.2.1 provides bug fixes, German, Czech and Polish localizations
Looks like Vcom is giving away their version 7 of Fix It Utilities Express. You have to register but you receive a quick email with the license key. Here is the registration page
From their web site-
“By running Fix-It Utilities 7 on your PC, you will enjoy a machine that is faster and more reliable. You will even have the ability to recover lost files like photos, music, emails and more. With Fix-It 7 Express, even novice computer users will be able to:
Detect and eliminate PC problems before they occur
Tune your PC for optimum performance
Continuously monitor system resources
Recover lost data
Fix your registry
Diagnose system hardware and troubleshoot issues easily”
“Startup Manager & Optimiser speeds up your boot up times
Vastly improved new user interface makes Fix-It even easier to use
PCDiagnostics with over 95 tests designed to enhance the performance of your PC
One-Click Wizard Tools makes makes operation of Fix-It easy for any PC novice
Stop pesky programmes from slowing you down”
” Windows® 2000/XP/Vista
Pentium 128 MHz or better
64 MB RAM
CD-RW drive recommended
Internet connection recommended for automatic updates”
Now AVG free will have anti-spyware and a link scanner. This essentially will be the same as the old version of AVG antivirus 7.5 with the addition of AVG anti-malware. The link scanner is from XPlabs link scanner lite.
Here is the press release .
This link should get you to AVG free .
Here is a link to “link scanner lite” to give you an idea of how it works.
AVG purchased XPlabs earlier this year.