Free software and Tune-ups

Avast! 4 Home Edition is a full-featured antivirus package designed exclusively for home users and non-commercial use. Both of these conditions should be met! Our company offers the Home Edition free of charge, since, in there
opinion, it is possible to avoid global virus spreading by efficient prevention; however, many users are not able to or do not want to pay for antivirus software.
  The lack of security regarding the email communication, data management or transmission paths from and to the Internet clearly raise the costs of the companies.

You can notably reduce the infection risks
by using the AntiVir security solutions.
     
Zonealarm is a easy-to-use firewall blocks hackers and other unknown threats.
Systematically identifies hackers and blocks access attempts.
Automatically makes your computer invisible to anyone on the Internet.
  BlackICE PC Protection scans all inbound Internet traffic for suspicious activity on home or small business systems and stops it cold.
     
Sam Spade is a general-purpose Internet utility package, with some extra features to help in tracing the source of spam and other forms of Internet harassment.
 
VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is remote control software which allows you to view and interact with one computer (the "server") using a simple program (the "viewer") on another computer anywhere on the Internet. The two computers don't even have to be the same type, so for example you can use VNC to view an office Linux machine on your Windows PC at home. VNC is freely and publicly available and is in widespread active use by millions throughout industry, academia and privately.
 
From finding the files you need, previewing them while you download, resume broken downloads, view completed files, sending them to friends and keeping your privacy after downloading - DAP lets you manage your downloads in the easiest way possible
 
7-Zip is a file archiver with high compression ratio.
7-Zip is free software distributed under the GNU LGPL (except for the RAR plugin)
 
FREE for home users, ALZip is the easiest to use, most powerful, and by far the cutest compression utility available.
 
Spybot-S&D, the best (according to PC World, PCMag.com,) privacy software available!   Protecting yourself and your family are top priority. Lavasoft anti-spyware provides you with safety, security and privacy, giving you real peace of mind.

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  • See when your friends are online, what game they're playing, and what server they're on
  • Join in on their games with one click
  • See what the friends of your friends are playing
 
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Take the Speakeasy Speed Test and test your connection speed! By measuring the download and upload rate from the following locations you are able to accurately judge your current line throughput or internet connection speed. To take the speed test, choose the server nearest you.     Find out how easy and effective Windows tuning can be with the test winner! TuneUp Utilities lets you make your system faster, more comfortable and more secure in a matter of minutes.
 
MailWasher Free
Rid your e-mail of spam and viruses with MailWasher. The program allows you to preview multiple accounts and all aspects of your e-mail on the server before you download it to your computer, thus protecting you from spam, viruses, phishing attacks, and other nuisances. You can then delete unwanted e-mail before it gets to you. Other features help identify and protect you against viruses and worms. Also included are comprehensive, customizable filters, use of friends list and blacklist to stop spammers.
 
Crawler Parental Control 1.1
Crawler Parental Control's easy-to-use application provides you with comprehensive control of user activity on your computer. Crawler Parental Control gives you a perfect overview of your children's activity on your computer and allows you to individualize and restrict their actions and time spent at the computer.
 
ChatChecker
ChatChecker is a free service to monitor your family's AOL, MSN, and Yahoo chat With ChatChecker, you just install the software on your PCs at home, and view their conversations privately at the Checker Web site. You'll get daily usage reports, and warnings via e-mail if any watch words (that you define) are used.