Free software

DaGimp

Well-known member
Here's a list of some freeware programs that are available on the net for just about everything. It's not exclusive so feel free to add to this thread with any others worthy of inclusion.

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3D Graphics:

Anim8or http://www.anim8or.com/
Blender http://www.blender3d.org/
gmax http://www.discreet.com/products/gmax/
Now3D http://digilander.libero.it/giulios/Eng/homepage.htm
SOFTIMAGE|XSI EXP http://www.softimage.com/products/exp/v3/


Anti spam programs:

K9 http://www.keir.net/k9.html
MailWasher http://www.mailwasher.net/
POPFile http://popfile.sourceforge.net/
SpamBayes http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/

Anti Spyware:

Ad aware http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/
Diet K http://www.dietk.com/
SpyBot Search & Destroy http://spybot.safer-networking.de/
SpywareBlaster http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
SpywareGuard http://www.wilderssecurity.net/spywareguard.html


AntiVirus

AntiVir http://www.free-av.com/
Avast http://www.avast.com/
AVG http://www.grisoft.com/
BitDefender8 http://www.bitdefender.com/PRODUCT-14-en--BitDefender-8-Free-Edition.html#

Audio Players:

1by1 http://www.rz.uni-frankfurt.de/~pesch
Foobar 2000 http://www.foobar2000.org/
iTunes http://www.apple.com/itunes/
Jet Audio Basic http://www.jetaudio.com/
Musik http://musik.berlios.de/
QCD Player http://www.quinnware.com/
Sonique http://sonique.lycos.com/
Winamp http://www.winamp.com/


Audio Tools:

Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
CDex http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/
dBpowerAMP Music Converter http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm
EAC http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/
Encounter 2003 http://www.waschbusch.com/
GermaniXEncoder http://www.germanixsoft.de/
K MP3 http://www.katarncorp.com/
KraMixer http://www.kramware.com/
MP3 Book Helper http://MP3bookhelper.sourceforge.net/
MP3 Tag http://www.MP3tag.de/
MP3DirectCut http://www.rz.uni-frankfurt.de/~pesch/
MP3Gain http://www.geocities.com/MP3gain/
MP3Trim http://www.logiccell.com/~MP3trim/
MusicBrainz http://musicbrainz.org/
Rarewares http://rarewares.hydrogenaudio.org/
SoundEngine Free http://www.cycleof5th.com/en/index.htm
TagScanner http://xdev.narod.ru/tagscan_e.htm
The GodFather http://users.otenet.gr/~jtcliper/tgf/


Benchmark tools

3d mark 2001 / 3dmark 2003 http://www.futuremark.com/
Aquamark http://www.aquamark3.com/
Sandra http://www.sisoftware.demon.co.uk/sandra/


Checksum Utilities:

fsum http://www.slavasoft.com/fsum/
hksfv http://www.big-o-software.com/products/hksfv/
md5sum http://www.etree.org/md5com.html
md5summer http://www.md5summer.org/


Compression / Decompression:

7-zip http://www.7-zip.org/
bzip2 http://sources.redhat.com/bzip2/index.html
FilZip http://www.filzip.com/
IZArc http://www.florida.plus.com/izarc/
QuickZip http://www.quickzip.org/
TUGZip http://www.tugzip.com/
UltimateZIP http://www.ultimatezip.com/
UPX http://upx.sourceforge.net/
Zip&Go http://www.handybits.com/zipngo.htm
Zipgenius http://www.zipgenius.it/


Defrag Software:

DIRMS & Buzzsaw http://www.dirms.com/
OpenVMS http://www.execsoft.com/freeware/freeware.asp


Download managers:

Fresh Download http://www.freshdevices.com/freshdown.html
LeechGet http://www.leechget.net/en/
Net Transport http://lycos26486.l78.lycos.com.cn/default.htm
Star Downloader http://www.stardownloader.com/downloads.php
wackget http://millweed.com/projects/wackget/
wget http://xoomer.virgilio.it/hherold/


DVD tools

Burn4Free http://www.burn4free.com/
Burnatonce http://www.burnatonce.com/
CDBurnerXP http://hem.bredband.net/cdburnerxp/
CDRDAO http://cdrdao.sourceforge.net/
CDR Tools Frontend http://demosten.com/cdrfe/
Deepburner http://www.deepburner.com/
DVD decrypter http://www.dvddecrypter.com/
DVD shrink http://www.dvdshrink.org/
Dvd2avi http://arbor.ee.ntu.edu.tw/~jackei/dvd2avi/
Easy Burning, DropCD & Audio CD http://www.paehl.de/cdr
Nero burning rom http://www.nero.com


Emulators

Gamecube Emulator Dolwin http://dolwin.emulation64.com/
Mac emulator Basilisk II http://www.unimainz.de/~bauec002/B2Main.html
Playstation Emulator Epsxe http://www.epsxe.com/
Xbox emulator cxbox http://www.caustik.com/cxbx/news.htm
MAME http://www.mame.net/


Encryption and data security:

Axcrypt http://axcrypt.sourceforge.net/
Blowfish Advanced CS http://web.bsn.ch/lasse/bfacs.htm
Eraser http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/default.php
File Shredder http://www.sys-shield.com/fileshredder.htm
GnuPG http://www.gnupg.org/
PGP Freeware http://www.pgp.com/products/freeware.html
WindowsCleaner http://www.winnowsoft.com/internet-eraser.htm


File Managers:

2xExplorer http://netez.com/2xExplorer/
A43 http://www.shawneelink.net/~bgmiller/
Gyula's Navigator http://www.wanari.com/
JExplorer http://home.megapass.co.kr/~woosjung/
MeeSoft Commander http://meesoft.logicnet.dk/


File repair and recovery:

PC Inspector File Recovery http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm


Firewalls:

Kerio Personal Firewall http://www.kerio.com/kpf_home.html
Sygate (FREE for personal use) http://smb.sygate.com/products/spf_standard.htm
Zone Alarm http://www.zonelabs.com/
Comodo http://www.comodogroup.com/


FTP Clients:

AceFTP http://freeware.aceftp.com/
Filezilla! http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla
SmartFTP http://www.smartftp.com/


FTP Servers:

FileZilla http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/
Quick 'n Easy FTP Server http://www.pablovandermeer.nl/ftp_server.html
SlimFTPd http://www.whitsoftdev.com/slimftpd
WarFTPD http://www.jgaa.com/


General Utilities And Other Applications:

AnalogX http://www.analogx.com/
AppRocket http://www.candylabs.com/approcket/
Celestia http://www.shatters.net/celestia
Cygwin http://www.cygwin.com
Dirkey http://www.protonfx.com/dirkey/
EditPad Lite http://www.editpadpro.com/editpadlite.html
Inno Setup http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php
Karen's Replicator http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptreplicator.asp
Memtest 86 http://www.memtest86.com
MWSnap http://www.mirekw.com/winfreeware/mwsnap.html
NetTime http://nettime.sourceforge.net
Nullsoft Installer http://www.nullsoft.com/free/nsis
Peerguardian http://xs.tech.nu/
QuickSFV http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Mouse/4668/
png2ico http://winterdrache.de/freeware/png2ico
Stickies http://finiteloop.org/~btaylor/software/stickies/
Sysinternals http://www.sysinternals.com/
Vim http://vim.sourceforge.net


HTML Editors:

1st page 2000 http://www.evrsoft.com/download.shtml
AceHTML http://freeware.acehtml.com/download.html
Aracnophilia http://www.arachnoid.com/arachnophilia/
HTML Kit http://www.chami.com/html
Selida http://www.amaryllis.8m.com/
Trellian webPAGE http://webpage.vendercom.com/
TSW WebCoder http://www.tsware.net/


Image viewers:

Ahaview http://www.aha-soft.com/ahaview/ahaviewfree.exe
Irfanview http://www.irfanview.com/
SlowView http://www.slowview.at/
XNView http://www.xnview.com/


Internet Browsers

Avantbrowser http://www.avantbrowser.com/
Firebird http://texturizer.net/firebird/index.html
Firefox http://getfirefox.com
K Meleon http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/
Mozilla http://www.mozilla.org/
MyIE2 http://www.myie2.com/
Netscape http://channels.netscape.com/ns/browsers/default.jsp
Opera http://www.opera.com
SlimBrowser http://www.flashpeak.com/sbrowser/sbrowser.htm

Internet Filters:
NAOMI http://www.radiance.m6.net/

Instant Messenger:

Gaim http://gaim.sourceforge.net/
Miranda IM http://www.miranda-im.org/
Rhymbox http://www.rhymbox.com/
PSI http://psi.affinix.com/
Trillian Basic http://trillian.cc/downloads


IRC Clients:

BersIRC http://www.bersirc.com/
*****X http://*****x.org/download.php
HydraIRC http://www.hydrairc.com/
TinyIRC http://www.tinyirc.net/
XChat http://www.xchat.org/


Media players

BSPlayer Free version at end of page
Core Media Player - http://www.corecoded.com
Quick Time player http://www.apple.com/quicktime/
VideoLAN Client http://www.videolan.org/vlc/


Mail programs:

i.Scribe http://www.memecode.com/
Mahogany Mail http://mahogany.sourceforge.net/
Pegasus Mail http://www.pmail.com/
Thunderbird http://www.mozilla.org/projects/thunderbird/


Math Graphing Tool

Graphmatica http://www8.pair.com/ksoft/


Network Tools:

CMDTime NTP Utility http://www.softshape.com/download/
Ethereal Protocol Analyzer http://www.ethereal.com/
NMap http://www.insecure.org/nmap/
Ntop http://www.ntop.org
PingPlotter http://www.pingplotter.com
PuTTY http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty
RealVNC http://www.realvnc.com/ <<<Security issue: Avoid compromise of port 5000 by installing latest version>>>
TightVNC http://www.tightvnc.org/
UltraVNC http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/
WinSCP http://www.winscp.com/


Office Suite:

Adobe Reader http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readermain.html
602PC Suite free edition http://www.software602.com/products/pcs/download.html
AbiWord http://www.abiword.com/
Open Office http://www.openoffice.org/
Open Workbench http://www.openworkbench.org


Overclock

Prime95 http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft.htm
Riva tuner http://www.guru3d.com


Operating Systems

Linux http://www.linux.org/dist/list.html
Media Portal http://www.team-mediaportal.com/ - Open Source Media Centre (wasn't sure where to put it)
Mandrake Linux http://www.mandrake.com/
Red Hat Linux http://www.redhat.com/
SuSE http://www.opensuse.org
Ubuntu http://www.ubuntu.com


Partition Managers:

Partition Resizer http://zeleps.com/
Ranish Partition Manager http://www.ranish.com/part/
TestDisk http://www.cgsecurity.org/index.html?testdisk.html


PDF Utilities:

Free PDF http://www.webxd.com/zipguy/frpdfdl.htm
Ghostscript/GSView http://www.ghostscript.com/
PDF 995 http://www.pdf995.com/
PDFCreator http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/
Foxit PDF Reader - http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php


Photo manipulation and image design:

ColorPic http://www.iconico.com/colorpic/
Paint.net http://www.getpaint.net/index2.html
Pixia http://www.ab.wakwak.com/~knight/
Sodiodi http://www.sodipodi.com/
The Gimp http://www.gimp.org/
Tuxpaint http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/tuxpaint


Programming:

ActivePerl http://www.activestate.com/Products/ActivePerl
Dev C++ http://www.bloodshed.net/
Dev Pascal http://www.bloodshed.net/
Eclipse http://www.eclipse.org/
Freepascal http://www.freepascal.org/
jEdit http://www.jedit.org/
PHP Hypertext P****r http://www.php.net/
Python http://www.python.org/
Ruby http://www.dm4lab.to/~usa/ruby/index_en.html
SharpDevelop http://www.icsharpcode.net/opensource/sd/


Pop up Blockers:

Google Toolbar http://www.google.com/
NoAds http://www.southbaypc.com/NoAds/
PopUp Stopper http://www.panicware.com/product_psfree.html
Privoxy http://www.privoxy.org/
Proxomitron http://www.proxomitron.info/


System Information and monitoring:

AIDA32 http://www.aida32.hu/
CPU Z http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
Gkrellm http://bill.nalens.com/
Motherboard monitor http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=311
WCPUID http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA00...c/download.html


Tweak tools

tweakUI http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/...s/powertoys.asp
memtest http://www.memtest86.com/


Video codecs :

DivX Codec http://www.divx.com/divx/?src=topta...from_/index.php
FFDSHOW http://sourceforge.net/projects/ffdshow
Kazaa Lite Codec Pack http://www.k-litecodecpack.com/
Nimo Codec Pack http://www.divx-digest.com/software/nimo_pack.html
Quicktime Alternative http://www.k-litecodecpack.com/
Real Player Alternative http://www.k-litecodecpack.com/


Video players :

BsPlayer http://www.bsplayer.org/
Cygwin MPlayer http://armory.nicewarrior.org/projects/cygmp/
MaximusDVD http://www.maximusdvd.com/
Media Player Classic http://sourceforge.net/project/show...?group_id=82303
VideoLan http://www.videolan.org/


Video tools:

DScaler http://deinterlace.sourceforge.net/
FlasKMPEG http://www.flaskmpeg.net
GSpot http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
VirtualDub http://www.virtualdub.org/
VirtualDubMod http://sourceforge.net/project/show...?group_id=65889
xviD http://www.roeder.goe.net/~koepi/xvid.shtml
Zwei Stein Video Editor http://www.thugsatbay.com/software/index.html


Web servers:

Abyss http://abyss.sourceforge.net/
Apache http://httpd.apache.org/
Sambar http://www.sambar.com/
Savant http://savant.sourceforge.net/
TinyWeb http://www.ritlabs.com/tinyweb/index.html


Webcam Software:

booruWebCam http://www.booru.net/
Pryme http://www.hilo.dk/pryme/
 
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Reno Computer Repair

renocomputerrepair.com
Staff member
Adaware has been ineffective since 2006/2007. In the beginning it was #1, like AltaVista.

Spybot is still ok, but Malwarebytes is our #1 for getting out 90% the PITA. The AVG and Kaspersky rootkit cleaners also seem to do well.
 
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