beneficial downloads???

  chefjuan 21:22 23 Mar 2005

hi. being fairly new to pc's i was wondering if anyone knew of any decent downloads that would be beneficial to my pc ie: making it run at optimum speed, and making it healthier. i have been on but being a novice i don't really understand what does what. also if anyone knows og any decent fun/gadgety downloads they would be good too. thanks for your help.sean

  smudge101 21:26 23 Mar 2005

click here

It has loads of free programs all sorted by type, some excellent programs for anti spyware, antivirus, firewalls, optimizing your computer etc.

  VoG II 21:27 23 Mar 2005

click here

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Should keep you busy!

  Jackcoms 21:28 23 Mar 2005

There are really no downloads that make your PC run at optimum speed or make it 'healthier'.

Your best course of action is up-to-date AV and anti-malware programs (there are plenty of excellent freebies out there).

Also ensure that you undertake some regular, basic PC housekeeping such as defragging, running check disk and clearing out temp and other crap files using something like click here

  Pesala 21:48 23 Mar 2005

Be selective. It is easy to clog up your PC by installing too much. Anti-virus is essential.

DISCLAIMER: Always make backups and set a restore point before installing new software. No guarantee is implied by inclusion on this list. PC Advisor is not responsible for the selection, which is my own.

*** Anti-virus-Privacy-Security ***

Ad-aware (1,504K) click here Removes spyware and data-mining programs.

AVG click here Excellent antivirus with regular updates.

AVAST (6.4Mb) click here Free antivirus

Spybot S&D 1.3 (4.15Mb) click here Removes spyware from your system

Sygate (5,161K) Firewall click here

Zone Alarm (3,633K) click here

*** Font Tools ***

The Font Thing (483K) click here Font Manager

Babel Map (554K + 393K help) click here Unicode character map

Fix Font Folder (344K) click here Fix Fonts Folder locates and fixes font related problems.

*** Graphics Viewing and Conversion ***

Irfan View 3.95 (856K, plug-ins 4.47 Mbytes) click here Tips and Tutorials click here

Serif DrawPlus 4.0 (7,332K) click here Vector Drawing and Animation (PhotoPlus 6.0, PagePlus SE, WebPlus 6.0 also free)

*** System Tools ***

7-zip (920K) click here Best Compression Available

Audacity (2.93Mb + 600K MP3 encoder) click here Sound-recorder, MP3 Editor
click here (Manual-450K)

Atomic Clock Sync (484K) click here

Belarc Advisor (609K) click here System information

Bios Agent (311K) click here Identify your BIOS and other system information.

CCleaner (402K) click here System Cleaner

Chainsaw (104K) click here Splits large files for easier transfer and recombines them with a batch file.

Copernic Desktop Search (2.35 MB) click here Fast File Searching

Diskeeper Lite (11.9Mb) click here Defragmentation program.

DupeLocator (85K) click here Finds duplicated files by comparing bytes, ignoring names and dates.

Eraser (2,746K) click here Prevents recovery of deleted files.

Everest (2,711) click here System Diagnostics (=Aida)

ExamDiff (466K) click here File comparison

FTP Commander 7.20 (586K) click here

IZarc (2.1Mb) click here Efficient Archiver.

Jarte (1.39Mb) click here Free Wordpad replacement

Jetlinks (2.49Mb) click here Converts Bookmarks

Mail Washer (1,444K) click here Spam-blocker

Motherboard Monitor (1,736K) click here Monitors temperatures etc.

Note Tab Lite (1,796K) click here Powerful Notepad replacement with spell-check, autocorrect, etc. (Direct D/L)

PrimoPDF (10.2 Mbytes) click here Free PDF Printer

Properties Plus (281K) click here Time/Datestamp editor XP compatible

Sizer (73K) click here Window resizer for website testing

Tclock (190K) click here Enhanced Windows clock and calendar. Simple and neat.

Tiny Spell (547K) click here Freeware spell checker

Tweak UI (111K) click here Adjust Windows Interface settings

Tweak UI 1.33 (113K) click here Some additional tools from Microsoft Developers

Wordweb click here (5.2 Mb) Free Dictionary/Thesaurus

  chefjuan 21:53 23 Mar 2005

thanks guys they'll keep me busy.

  woodchip 21:56 23 Mar 2005

Not Forgetting click here

  Yoda Knight 07:49 24 Mar 2005

and here click here :)

  Demonstar_T 10:08 24 Mar 2005

Wow gonna need to remember this thread. Very useful

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