This collection of software was put together with a home user in mind. Here you can find useful programs ranging from anti-virus to Windows decoration. And the best part is that all of these goodies are completely FREE. Download, protect, do more and enjoy!
Adobe Reader (formerly Acrobat Reader) is available as a no-charge download from Adobe's web site, and allows the viewing and printing of PDF files. Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a way to present information with a fixed layout similar to a paper publication.
Avira AntiVir Personal
Avira AntiVir Personal Free Antivirus is a nagware antivirus product for personal use only. Like most antivirus software, it scans disks for viruses and runs as a background process, checking each opened and closed file. It can also detect and possibly remove rootkits. The product performs Internet updates (daily by default) in which it opens a window, with an advertisement suggesting the user purchase Avira AntiVir Premium. The user can also schedule different types of scans.
CCleaner allows the user to remove unused temporary files from Internet browsers and other supported applications along with browsing history, cookies, recycle bin, and AutoComplete form history. It allows for the cleaning of the recycle bin, memory dumps, file fragments, log files, system caches, application data, and various other data. The program also includes a Registry Cleaner to locate and correct problems in the Windows Registry such as missing shared DLLs, unused file extensions and application paths.
We now bring you a file defragmentation tool... Defraggler! It differs from other defrag tools on the market by enabling you to quickly and simply defrag the files you want to, without having to process the whole drive. Simply run it, select the file and defragment in seconds. No more struggling with the Windows defragmentation tool!
You may currently be using Internet Explorer, but Chrome is faster which means that you don't waste time waiting for web pages to load. With a strong focus on your online security, Chrome helps to protect your personal information and activities from being seen and exploited while you surf the Internet. Chrome is well known as being the most customizable web browser. With a selection of more than 1,000 free add-ons on the Firefox Add-ons site, you can customize Chrome to have it look and function the way that you want.
Desktop gives you one-glance access to personalized and up-to-the-minute information with Google Gadgets -- interactive mini-applications that can be placed anywhere on your desktop or on your iGoogle page to show you new email, weather, photos and personalized news. Other gadgets include the clock, calendar, scratch pad, to-do list and many more. You can choose to add the gadget to your desktop, your iGoogle page, or both.
This easy-to-use yet powerful multimedia suite gives you the freedom to create, rip, copy, burn, edit, share, and upload online. Whatever you want music, video, photo, and data enjoy and share with family and friends anytime, anywhere.
OpenOffice.org 3 is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.
It renders web pages at lightning speed. It works on the iPhone, iPod touch, Mac and PC. It shows you your favorite sites at a glance. And its so smart, it even checks your spelling and grammar. Meet Safari 4, the worlds most innovative browser.
SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition is 100% Free and will detect and remove thousands of Spyware, Adware, Malware, Trojans, KeyLoggers, Dialers, Hi-Jackers, and Worms. SUPERAntiSpyware features many unique and powerful technologies and removes spyware threats that other applications fail to remove.
VLC media player is an open source, free software media player written by the VideoLAN project. VLC is a portable multimedia player, encoder, and streamer supporting many audio and video codecs and file formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It is able to stream over networks and to transcode multimedia files and save them into various formats.
Winamp is a free multimedia player made by Nullsoft. It supports numerous audio and video formats. It also plays streamed video and audio content, both live and recorded, authored worldwide. It has an extremely customizable media library, and allows you to rip and burn your favorite music CDs. Winamp has thousands of skins and plug-ins that allow you to change the look-and-feel of the player, as well as add new features. The player also has access to thousands of free songs, videos and online radio stations from SHOUTcast Radio and AOL Radio with XM.
WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.
Microsoft Zune Theme
Microsoft takes a decidedly dark turn in this black-tinted theme for Windows XP. A bright orange Start box, sharp gradients, and effective gray-on-gray accents make the theme--based on the company's Zune media player--a welcome change from the default blues and greens.