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CrAsHnBuRnXp Sep 15, 2007, 04:26pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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ZoneAlarm (Free): Protects You and Your Data From Harm
http://tinyurl.com/2psge9
FRAPS: For Taking Pics Or Movies In Game
http://www.fraps.com/setup.exe
Trillian: Mutli-IM client
http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/
Avast! Anti-Virus: Anti-Virus Utility
http://www.avast.com/index.html
Mihov Utilities: Various Utilities
http://www.mihov.com/eng/ir.html
DVD Shrink: Backs Up Your DVD's
http://www.dvdshrink.org/what.html
SpeedFan: Monitors The Temps Of Your CPU, Mobo, Etc.
http://www.almico.com/speedfan432.exe
Prime95 (Windows 32-bit): For Testing RAM, CPU, Etc
http://mersenne.org/gimps/p95v2414.zip
Opera: Alternate Web Browser
http://www.filehippo.com/download_opera/
Comodo Firewall 2.4 (does not support x64 or Vista YET): Handy Free Firewall That Consumes Less Resources Than ZoneAlarm
http://www.filehippo.com/download_comodo/
Crap Cleaner (CCleaner)2.0: Cleans Unused Files From Your Computer

http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
SpywareBlaster: Keeps Spyware From Installing In Your Computer.
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/spywareblaster.html
nTune: Monitors Video Card
http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1560
SUPER_PI: Tests CPU
ftp://pi.super-computing.org/windows/super_pi.zip
Coolbits 2.0: Utility For nVidia Video Cards. Applies Overclocking Ability
http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=815
3DMark01: Benchmark Utility
http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=320
3DMark03: Benchmark Utility
http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=576
3DMark05: Benchmark Utility
http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=874
3DMark06: Benchmark Utility
http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1297
Aquamark 3: Benchmark Utility for Video Card (Does not work on Vista)
http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=673
Xfire: Instant Messaging Program - Tracks Game Stats
http://xfireimg.com/xfire/client/xfsite/xfire_installer.exe
DiskCheckup: Monitors S.M.A.R.T On Your Hard Drive
http://www.download.com/3001-2248_4-10703579.html
Ad-Aware 2007 (Free): Updated version of Ad-Aware SE
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Ad-Aware_2007_d506.html
Sygate Personal Firewall: Free Personal Firewall
http://www.snapfiles.com/php/download.php?id=103351
Arctic Silver 5 Instructions: Shows you How To Apply AS5
http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_silver_instructions.htm
AVG Anti-Virus 7.5: Protects You Against Viruses - One of the Best Free Anti-viruses
http://free.grisoft.com/filedir/inst/avg75free_487a1130.exe
AVG Anti-Spyware: Protects You Against Spyware/Malware. Better than Spybot (IMO)
http://free.grisoft.com/filedir/inst/avgas-setup-7.5.1.43.exe
ZoneAlarm Anti-Virus (15-day free trial): Does what it says. Its an Anti-Virus
http://download.zonealarm.com/bin/free/1043_zl/zaavSetup_en.exe
AVG Anti-Rootkit: Scans Your Computer For Rootkits:
http://free.grisoft.com/filedir/beta/avgarkt/avgarkt-setup-1.1.0.42.exe
ZoneAlarm Pro (15-day free trial; Does not support Vista at this time): Does the same as the free version but better and "more bells and whistles" so to speak.
http://download.zonealarm.com/bin/free/1043_zl/zapSetup_70_408_000_en.exe
Security Utilities
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/securityutilitie...l=featured
Networking Utilities: Tools For Your Networking Needs
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/networkingutilit...l=featured
File and Disk Utilities: Various Utilities For Your Files and Disks
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/fileanddiskutili...l=featured
TuneUp Utilities 2007: Cleans Up The Registry
http://www.download.com/TuneUp-Utilities-2007/3000-2094_4-1069...ag=lst-0-1
Various Other Tools From Sysinternals
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/miscellaneousuti...l=featured
Firefox 2.0.0.7: Alternate Web Browser
http://www.mozilla.com/products/download.html?product=firefox-...lang=en-US
System Information Tools: View Information About Your Computer
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/systeminformatio...l=featured
Process Tools: Seems Self Explanatory
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/Processesandthre...l=featured
Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.6: Alternate E-Mail Client
http://www.mozilla.com/products/download.html?product=thunderb...lang=en-US
Ad-Aware SE Personal (Free): Scans Your PC for Spyware and Removes Them
http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=506&file=11&a...220993fc0f
Spybot S&D: Another Spyware Program That Removes Spyware
http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=2471&file=11&...4459556118
FreeRam XP Pro: Utility To Help Free Space In Your RAM.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=1670&file=9&a...a0fb3b3a24
Motherboard Monitor: Monitors Case Temp and CPU Temp
http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=311&file=11&a...ee8fa4a983
Rivatuner: Utility to Tweak Your Video Card
http://downloads.guru3d.com/downloadget.php?id=163&file=7&...a10b9988dc
ATi TOOL: Utility to Tweak Your ATi Video Card (supports x86 and x64 XP and Vista)
http://downloads.guru3d.com/downloadget.php?id=733&file=7&...a10b9988dc
McAfee Avert Stinger
http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=4063&file=10&...4e1ef29968
Hijack This! - In depth tool for scanning your computer for Spyware.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=5554&file=10&...4f2b249d83
Everest Home 2.20 Home Edition: Tells You Your PC's Specs
http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=4181&file=11&...c5b7062019


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CrAsHnBuRnXp Sep 15, 2007, 05:46pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: System Utilities
Additions are welcome.

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Edited: Sep 15, 2007, 06:03pm EDT

 
>> Re: System Utilities
Tooshay...or however you spell it.


DVD Shrink
http://www.dvdshrink.org/what.html
Good program to backup DVDs onto your PC.


CrAsHnBuRnXp Sep 15, 2007, 06:00pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: System Utilities
Its on there.

Adam Kolak Sep 15, 2007, 06:02pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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You can't forget all the great little utilities by SysInternals (now part of MS):
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/default.mspx

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mothow Sep 15, 2007, 06:12pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Sep 15, 2007, 06:50pm EDT

 
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Ive being using this with good results for a few years.I bought it like the noob i was..lol.Luckily it works good.But now its free..Kind of like FreeRam XP Pro
http://www.microsmartsllc.com/speeditup.html


and what about AVS its a great free AV,Ive been using it for 2 years now trouble free.
http://www.avast.com/index.html

Or any of these programs(oops i didnt see this thin your list the frist time mark)
http://www.mihov.com/eng/ir.html

I always use this image resizer
http://www.imageresizer.com/

here is a goody
DVD43 is a free decrypter.
http://www.dvd43.com/

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Suspended User Sep 15, 2007, 06:27pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Everest Home Edition ( may not work on Vista )
Good program for a complete analysis of your PC, with the ability to save it as a .txt or .html ( good for posting on forums ). Also will tell you temps of HDDs, CPU, GPU and system. Pretty much tells everything you need to know about your PC.
http://filehippo.com/download_everest_home/

CrAsHnBuRnXp Sep 15, 2007, 06:39pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Everest Home Edition ( may not work on Vista )
Good program for a complete analysis of your PC, with the ability to save it as a .txt or .html ( good for posting on forums ). Also will tell you temps of HDDs, CPU, GPU and system. Pretty much tells everything you need to know about your PC.
http://filehippo.com/download_everest_home/

That's...on there too. XD

And no, it does not work that well with Vista.

Reason   Sep 15, 2007, 06:54pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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FastStone Image Editor.
http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm
Free for Home Users

Irfanview Image Editor
http://www.irfanview.com/

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john albrich Sep 15, 2007, 07:58pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Here's a good freeware resource. The website editors do a very good job of vetting the programs, and have multiple mirrors for most programs listed. Site also includes some shareware/donateware programs. They warn you if a program contains toolbars, is adware, etc. There are other good download sites (like filehippo) but I like majorgeeks.
http://www.majorgeeks.com



Another source of info about good freeware programs is Ian Richard's (Gizmo) site. He reviews and compares software and has often agreed with me (or at the least programs I've found useful and reliable are on his list) By definition, he therefore knows what he's doing. :)
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best_46_free_utilities.htm


Adam Kolak Sep 15, 2007, 08:18pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have Everest Ultimate installed in Vista on my other partition and it works wonderfully. It even has an option to put the temp information and stuff into Vista's sidebar.

Adam Kolak
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Suspended User Sep 15, 2007, 08:19pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Mark Allen said:
Stein said:
Everest Home Edition ( may not work on Vista )
Good program for a complete analysis of your PC, with the ability to save it as a .txt or .html ( good for posting on forums ). Also will tell you temps of HDDs, CPU, GPU and system. Pretty much tells everything you need to know about your PC.
http://filehippo.com/download_everest_home/

That's...on there too. XD

And no, it does not work that well with Vista.


Great minds think alike/use same programs? :P:D

Adam Kolak Sep 15, 2007, 08:20pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Ctrl+F to search for words on a page. Works in both Firefox and MS IE. So use it. That way you can make sure your not posting the same utilities as someone else.

Adam Kolak
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Suspended User Sep 15, 2007, 08:25pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I did do that for Hijackthis, probably typo'd it. Probably wrong webpage as well, I had just woken up...gimme a break.

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Stein said:
I did do that for Hijackthis, probably typo'd it. Probably wrong webpage as well, I had just woken up...gimme a break.

*hands Stein a Kit Kat*

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hahahahaha

Adam Kolak Sep 15, 2007, 10:33pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Mark Allen said:

Super Pi is more like a benchmark for you CPU. It calculates Pi to a decimal you choose. 1 Million is the standard test most people do to compare CPUs.

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CrAsHnBuRnXp Sep 15, 2007, 10:48pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Adam K. said:
Mark Allen said:

Super Pi is more like a benchmark for you CPU. It calculates Pi to a decimal you choose. 1 Million is the standard test most people do to compare CPUs.

How'd I mess that up?

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Yeah, those SysInternal programs are great ... my favorite is Process Monitor (not to be confused with Process Explorer). It's great for nailing down what program is doing what, and when.

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McFly said:
Yeah, those SysInternal programs are great ... my favorite is Process Monitor (not to be confused with Process Explorer). It's great for nailing down what program is doing what, and when.

I added individual links for each category. So when you click on the link for "Networking Utilities", it will pop up with the website and all of the networking utilities they have to offer.


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