HELP - READ ME 1st - Freeware Problem Solvers

  Pesala 15:52 01 Jan 2004

These programs are regularly recommended by forum members. They can resolve many of the problems posted on this forum. I hope other forum regulars will post their own favourite Freeware. Always check for compatibility with your Windows version before downloading. Let we know if any links do not work, or if software causes problems for you.

DISCLAIMER: Always make backups and set a restore point before installing any new software. No guarantee of any kind is implied by inclusion of software on this list. PC Advisor is not responsible for the selection. I have tried most of this software on my own Windows ME system.

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

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

AVG click here Excellent antivirus program with regular updates.

Spybot S&D 1.2 (3,577 K) click here Removes spyware from your system

Sygate (5,161 K) Firewall click here

Zone Alarm (3,633 K) click here

*** Font Tools ***

The Font Thing (483 K) click here Font Manager

Babel Map (347 K + 289 K help) click here Unicode character map

Fix Font Folder (344 K) click here Fix Fonts Folder is a utility that locates and fixes font related problems. It scans all installed fonts and checks the integrity of the fonts related part of the registry.

Extended Character Map (13 K) click here

Wordweb click here (5.2 Mb) Free Dictionary/Thesaurus

*** Graphics Viewing and Conversion ***

Irfan View 3.85 (855 K + 4.2 Mbytes for plug-ins) click here This tiny graphics viewer on steroids does most common tasks faster than bloated Photo-editors. Scan, crop, flip, rotate, convert, resize, recolour, and special effects, plus slideshows, html thumbnail galleries, batch conversion, and batch renaming. No paint, clone, or mask tools though.

My Irfan View Help Website: click here

*** System Tools ***

Aida (New version 1,851 K) click here System information

Audacity (1,297 K + 373 K MP3 encoder) click here Sound-recorder, MP3 Editor

Atomic Clock Sync (484 K) click here

Belarc Advisor (609 K) click here System information

Cacheman (852 K) click here Memory manager

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

Directory Printer (925 K) click here (Also requires VBRUN300.DLL (1.2 Mb) which you may already have in your Windows\System directory).

Diskeeper Lite (10,005 K) click here Defragmentation program that will run in the background, and completes the task more quickly.

Eraser (2.68 Mbytes) click here Cleans unused hard disk space and overwrites deleted files to prevent recovery.

FTP Commander 5.90 (500K) click here

Monitor Tests: Display Calibration click here Monitor Response click here Screen Calibration click here (provided by Huggyg71)

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

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

RealOne Player (8,282K) click here

SiSoft Sandra (2,880 K) click here More detailed system information

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

Tiny Spell (547K) click here Freeware spell checker

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

Tweak UI 1.33 (11 3K) click here Some additional tools from Microsoft Developers

Zip Central (845 K) click here Free zip archiver

*** PC Advisor Links ***

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  Diodorus Siculus 00:07 22 Nov 2004

A good one worth a bump.

  User-312386 08:30 22 Nov 2004

you deserve a BUMP for this one and so i can save it to "My Postings"

Nice one mate


  Lionheart ? 08:38 22 Nov 2004

Here's one click here free or pay and get more options, lets you know when an email you have sent has been read.

Recommended by €dstowe.

  D G 08:45 22 Nov 2004

Just to save as a memo. ta muchly.Pesala.


  Nipsen 2 09:23 22 Nov 2004

you deserve another BUMP for this one and so I can save it to "My Postings"
Nice one Pesala. Thank you.

  palinka 09:26 22 Nov 2004

thanks, Pesala, very useful list

  Carafaraday 09:43 22 Nov 2004

Thank you.

  Pesala 12:09 22 Nov 2004

but this one has been updated much more recently click here

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