Firewall Plus, from PC Tools, is a powerful personal firewall for Windows that protects your computer by preventing unauthorized users from gaining access to your computer through the Internet or a network. By monitoring applications that connect to the network Firewall Plus can stop Trojans, backdoors, keyloggers and other malware from damaging your computer and stealing your private information.
Firewall Plus is advanced technology designed specially for people, not experts. Powerful prevention against attacks and known exploits is activated by default while experienced users can optionally create their own advanced packet filtering rules, including IPv6 support, to customize the network defenses. All you need to do is install it for immediate and automatic ongoing protection.
DownThemAll (or just dTa) is a powerful yet easy-to-use Mozilla Firefox extension that adds new advanced download capabilities to your browser.
DownThemAll lets you download all the links or images contained in a webpage and much more: you can refine your downloads by fully customizable criteria to get only what you really want.
DownThemAll is all you can desire from a download manager: it features an advanced accelerator that increases speed up to 400%, it allows you to pause and resume downloads at any time and, last but not least, it's fully integrated into your favorite browser!
With Windows 7 you need to get an e-mail application. This free mail application really works. It can be set up to have the look and feel of Outlook Express if you wish to have that look or you can just use it as it comes. It has really good security enhancements and is fully customizable for your use.
This free, secure FTP client gives you a fast, easy, reliable way to update and maintain your website via FTP. It also provides a secure method (via SSL, TLS, or SFTP) to upload / download files to and from FTP servers. Check out the list of features and you'll find almost every feature you need, all in a free ftp program. There are no popup ads, advertising or spyware and you're never asked or reminded to register.
is a user friendly FTP client, which allows you to transfer files (upload and download) to FTP servers. With easy FTP you can publish your Web site quickly and easily, upload files, and download files.
Help control what your family views online ParentalControl Bar is a simple, powerful tool to help shield your children from explicit websites. Simply activate Child-Mode while your children surf the internet, and the toolbar will block access to adult-oriented websites.
A free public service ParentalControl Bar is provided free of charge to the public by WRAAC.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free, effective internet control tools.
is a text search and replace tool that can do its work on single text files or an entire directory. This is a tool that is invaluable to the web editing function as it works with paragraph sized replacements.
Vunet Find won't keep doing unnecessary resweeps of all your drives each time when finding a single file, instead it does a single sweep collecting a special "index". Vunet Find's index creation is fast because it aims to be simple and clean
Advanced Disk Cleaner is a free program which makes it easy to quickly find and wipe away all the garbage files on your computer. It scans your disks quickly and then displays the garbage files so you can decide which of them you want removed. The program accurately detects and identifies only the garbage files.
is useed to access StuffIt files, uncompress Zip archives created by WinZip® and other zip utilities, decompress tar, gzip and bzip archives, and more. Just drag, drop, and you're done! From BinHex to Zip, StuffIt to MIME, Expander accesses more formats, in less time, with zero hassles..
does not have menus, but it is compatible with all WinZip and PKZip programs. It is ideal for users wanting to get a file zipped and sent in one action. Quickzip uses the Press Bar technique for all commands. It also incorporates a graphic viewing facility, which makes it ideal for users of digital cameras, scanners, and other picture-generating products. Quickzip also invites you to add comments to each ZIP file prior to sending so that other people can read these comments before opening the ZIP file.
is a simple paint program with a variety of features that are not included in many of the major paint programs. Features include recent files image previews, recent colour list, and multiple clipboard entries. This program is ideal for people who do not want a big and powerful photo editor but do want a hassle-free way to create their own images.
is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 , 2008, Vista, Windows 7.
It is trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals.
IrfanView is trying to create new and/or interesting features in its own way, unlike some other graphic viewers, whose whole "creativity" is based on feature cloning, stealing of ideas and whole dialogs from ACDSee and/or IrfanView! (for example: XnView has been stealing/cloning features and whole dialogs from IrfanView, for 10+ years).
IrfanView was the first Windows graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Multiple (animated) GIF support.
One of the first graphic viewers WORLDWIDE with Multipage TIF support.
The first graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Multiple ICO support.
GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
is a special download manager. It is designed specially for downloading images in batch mode. That means that you can download hundreds of your favorite images with one click. You don't have to be clicking every thumbnail or link to that picture and then saving it to your hard disk anymore! Instead the program will do that for you in no time.
On most Windows computers a full screen of data can be put on the clipboard by pressing the PrintScreen key. This sends whatever you see on screen to the clipboard, which you must then edit in a different graphics program to cut to the right size and image format. Here are some other reasons not to use the prefabricated PrintScreen function of Windows: Full screen of data can be put only on the clipboard. It is either difficult or impossible to capture some elements of a Windows screen, such as different shaped cursors. You spend too much time making image captures. ------ Use Gadwin PrintScreen to save time and enhance your screen shots!
Frustrated and need something to take it out on??? Desktop Graffitist is a small program that enables you to spray paint
your desktop, and anything else that might appear on screen. DG is
designed for recreation and creativity, and can be used to relieve
office stress and bored. Aside from the added bonus of allowing you to vent on that stupid monthly report or the latest homework assignment, the program is also good for leaving messages on other people's computers that they can't
miss (love notes, hate notes, grocery lists and art/graffiti/vandalism, ...). It's simple, relaxing, addictive, free, and totally fun!
will convert from RGB to HTML hex and vice versa Enter RGB or Hex values, or use the Windows color picker, Color Pipette for selecting colors directly from other Windows applications, Automatic insertion of generated HTML code directly into your existing web documents, Right-click menu support for all Microsoft FrontPage colors, and much more.
RegScanner is a small utility that allows you to scan the Registry, find the desired Registry values that match to the specified search criteria, and display them in one list. After finding the Registry values, you can easily jump to the right value in RegEdit, simply by double-clicking the desired Registry item. You can also export the found Registry values into a .reg file that can be used in RegEdit.
The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, CIS (Center for Internet Security) benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web server. Operating Systems: Runs on Windows Vista, 2003, XP, 2000, NT 4, Me, 98, and 95.
is a small Windows utility that displays the amount of available memory in an icon in the System Tray. It can also free up memory, either manually, (by double clicking the icon), or automatically, (by setting a minimum memory threshold).
"Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use." "There has been a sharing violation." "The source or destination file may be in use."--These are typical error messages you get when you try to delete a file that is locked by a process. But which process has locked the file? Use FreeFile to automatically find out which process is locking your file, and free the file by ending the process. This requires the .NET Framework from Microsoft
checks Web sites for broken links. Link verification is done on "normal" links, images, frames, plug-ins, backgrounds, local image maps, style sheets, scripts and java applets. It displays a continously updated list of URLs which you can sort by different criteria. A report can be produced at any time.
It is quite essential to have input validations in the server side form processing script. Having the right set of validations prevent bad data entering your database. Form validations can, to some extend, prevent hacking attacks too.
Nzbval is a free utility that you can use you test an NZB file against your news server and verify that all of the parts exist before you start downloading. It can save you a lot of time because you can avoid downloading from
Iconoid is a Windows desktop icon manager. It can: Make icon backgrounds transparent
,Select any color for icon backgrounds
,Save and Restore Icon positions for each (or every) screen resolution
,Select any color for icon text
,Automatically or manually select the best color for the text background
,Dynamically hide icons when you don't need them and show them when you do
,Quickly minimize all windows so that you can see your desktop wallpaper.
will give you the details on what TCP/IP ports are open, in in use or blocked. This application will tell you if you can run a web server, FTP Server, Mail Server and just about any other type of Internet server!
Skype is a little piece of software that lets you make free calls to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world. And even though the calls are free, they are really excellent quality. If you and your friends, family or business contacts are using webcams, you can also make free video calls. You can even call landlines and mobile phones at really cheap per minute rates.
Just like instant messengers, you can also use Skype to chat and not just with one other person at a time, but with up to 100 people in a group chat. If it’s a really nice group chat, you can bookmark it and find it later, which is handy for persistent chats with family or business contacts.
is a fully featured, stand-alone, skinnable chat client that supports AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo Messenger, and IRC. It provides capabilities not possible with original network clients, while supporting standard features such as audio chat, file transfers, group chats, chat rooms, buddy icons, multiple simultaneous connections to the same network, server-side contact importing, typing notification, direct connection (AIM), proxy support, encrypted messaging (AIM/ICQ), SMS support, and privacy settings.
Luu Tran's usenet reader. Xnews is fashioned after NewsXpress, a program no longer in development. Xnews features a quick filter, a score file for more advanced filtering, support for multiple servers and identities, binaries handling, optional header and article caching, and folders for permanent archival. Version 5.08 adds a free-floating editor window, support for the yEnc binary encoding scheme, and many other enhancements and bug fixes.
Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk. Encrypts an entire hard disk partition or a storage device such as USB flash drive. Encryption is automatic, real-time (on-the-fly) and transparent. Provides two levels of plausible deniability, in case an adversary forces you to reveal the password.
freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system.
CPU: Name and number. Core stepping and process. Package. Core voltage. Internal and external clocks, clock multiplier. Supported instructions sets. Cache information.
Mainboard: Vendor, model and revision. BIOS model and date. Chipset (northbridge and southbridge) and sensor.
Memory: Frequency and timings. Module(s) specification using SPD (Serial Presence Detect) : vendor, serial number, timings table.
System: Windows and DirectX version.
Architects, Engineers, Computer consultants, Attorneys, System Integrators, Management consultants, Programmers, Designers, Accountants, Contractors, Marketing consultants and Financial consultants require billing based upon criteria such as fixed fee, time and expense, hourly billing, hourly billing with a "not to exceed" amount and contractual billing based upon percentage and/or progress payments of a fixed fee. BillQuick Lite meets these requirements! It also accommodates project phasing and billing against retainers. With it you will track time and expenses and create in-depth analysis reporting to track project and office profitability. BillQuick Lite makes time billing as simple as possible. It fills the requirements needed for a one-person or small office.
The Forecaster program assists you to organize and manage your retirement and estate planning. You specify to the Forecaster program one or more persons whose positions are to be considered, and create one or more Forecaster plans for them. Each Forecaster plan represents a set of assets whose future performance will be simulated by the Forecaster program. By varying assumptions of parameters such as tax rates, inflation rates, rates of return, and legal arrangements such as trusts, you can use the Forecaster program to zero in on the strategies to follow for achieving the best outcomes.
Compatible with other major office suites, OpenOffice.org is free to download, use, and distribute. Download it now, and get:
Writer – a word processor you can use for anything from writing a quick letter to producing an entire book.
-----Calc – a powerful spreadsheet with all the tools you need to calculate, analyse, and present your data in numerical reports or sizzling graphics.
-----Impress – the fastest, most powerful way to create effective multimedia presentations.
-----Draw – lets you produce everything from simple diagrams to dynamic 3D illustrations.
-----Base – lets you manipulate databases seamlessly. Create and modify tables, forms, queries, and reports, all from within OpenOffice.org
-----Math – lets you create mathematical equations with a graphic user interface or by directly typing your formulas into the equation editor.
Notepad++ is a free source code editor (and Notepad replacement), which supports several programming languages, running under the MS Windows environment.
This project, based on the Scintilla edit component (a very powerful editor component), written in C++ with pure win32 api and STL (that ensures the higher execution speed and smaller size of the program), is under the GPL Licence.
WordWeb is a quick and powerful international English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows. It can be used to look up words from almost any program, showing definitions, synonyms and related words. It includes pronunciations and usage examples, and has helpful spelling and sounds-like links.