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Author Topic: 42 Freeware Applications  (Read 3907 times)

havelock

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42 Freeware Applications
« on: February 28, 2007, 01:21:36 PM »

Below is a list of my favourite (Windows) Freeware applications, all of them are portable or have portable versions available and will happily run from a USB drive. Please donate to the creators of any apps you find especially useful and help support OpenSource and Freeware developers where you can.

7-ZIP
Useful compression tool, supports multiple formats (Zip, Rar, Tar, 7z etc.)
[http://www.7-zip.org]

AD-AWARE SE
Spyware scanner and removal tool.
[http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad-aware_se_personal.php]

ANGRY IP SCANNER
Useful network scanner, helps detect open systems and network vulnerabilities.
[http://www.angryziber.com/ipscan]

AVG FREE
Free Antivirus application from Grisoft, includes regular updates and some scheduled tasks.
[http://free.grisoft.com]

CLAMWIN
OpenSource AV program, useful to have on a USB drive
[http://www.clamwin.com]

CPUZ
CPU/System Information utility.
[http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php]

CRAP CLEANER
System maintainence tool, Clears c**p and useful in conjunction with other Anti-Spyware applications.
[http://www.ccleaner.com]

DAEMON TOOLS
Good Virtual CD/DVD drive tool - allows you to mount ISO images in Virtual optical drives on your system.
[http://www.daemon-tools.cc]

DEEPBURNER
Portable CD/DVD writing application.
[http://www.deepburner.com]

DEEPRIPPER
CD->MP3 Audio Ripper
[http://www.deepburner.com]

FILEZILLA
Decent FTP program, Portable version available.   
[http://filezilla.sourceforge.net]

FIREFOX
My Favourite Browser...Kicks IE in the Nuts!
[http://getfirefox.com]

FOXIT READER
Good Portable PDF reader, Much more lightweight than Adobe's.
[http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php]

GAIM
Good OpenSource IM client, portable edition is useful to keep on a USB drive.
[http://gaim.sourceforge.net]

GEEKTOOLS WHOIS
Nifty SystemTray tool, useful for looking up information about who owns a website and other info.
[http://www.geektools.com/tools.php]

GIMP
Excellent OpenSource image editor - IMHO not quite as powerul as PhotoShop but it's free and Portable so a worthwhile download.
[http://www.gimp.org]

HIJACK THIS
Good Anti-Spyware analysis application - Use with Caution!
[http://merijn.org/programs.php]

LOCKNOTE
Encrypted executeable notepad files, 256-bit AES encryption so commercially uncrackable (About 300 Trillion years to break on a decent spec. machine...) - Personally I use it for storing my password lists.
[http://locknote.steganos.com]

MCAFEE STINGER
Fast standalone AV application, checks for infections of the most popular "In The Wild" virus's only.
[http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/]

MIKELIN STARTUP
Good Control Panel addition, allows you to view Startup items from multiple locations in an easy to understand interface.
[http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml]

NETSTUMBLER
Wireless Network discovery application. Offers some nifty features if you're interested in Wireless networks.
[http://www.netstumbler.com]

NOTEPAD++
Extremely powerful Notepad application. Offers advanced text editing and highlighting geared slightly towards programmers but very handy to have.
[http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net]

KOMPOZER
Basic Web Development tool. Useful for learning HTML, very comprehensive support documentation and tutorials.
[http://kompozer.net]

OPENOFFICE
Good, OpenSource, alternative to Microsoft office, Will run from a USB drive and also supports printing to PDF files :D
[http://www.openoffice.org]

OPERA
Another alternative to Firefox, probably slightly quicker but several useful Firefox extensions are not supported in Opera.
[http://www.opera.com]

OPERATOR
Encrypted portable web-browser, routes all browsing traffic via a Tor network AND Privoxy servers - Useful for the paranoid...
[http://letwist.net/operator]

PCI FILERECOVERY
Data recovery application. Portable (ish) and have had fairly good results recovering files with this application.
[http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm]

POP3 CHECKER
Lightweight mail checker, also useful if your mailbox has been spammed for washing away the crud.
[http://vallen.de/freeware/index.html]

PUTTY
(Encrypted) Telnet and SSH client. Portable edition available.
[http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/]

SYSINTERNALS FILEMON2K
Good file monitor application, watches what running applications are doing on your system.
[http://www.sysinternals.com]         

SYSINTERNALS REGMON2K
Good registry monitor application, watches what running applications are doing in your registry.
[http://www.sysinternals.com]

SAMSPADE
Handy information retrieval tool - useful for looking up information on domains and IP addresses online.
[http://www.majorgeeks.com/Sam_Spade_d594.html]

SIW
Excellent System Information tool - Will pull information on every device on your system - also has a handy password retrieval function.
[http://www.gtopala.com]

SPACEMONGER
Old version is free, gives a graphical breakdown of your harddrive useage.
[http://www.sixty-five.cc/download/]

SPYBOT SEARCH & DESTROY
Anti-spyware tool. Portable version is available.
[http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html]

THUNDERBIRD
Good fully functional alternative e-mail client - highly customiseable.
[http://getthunderbird.com]

UTORRENT
Lightweight Bittorrent client, runs from a USB drive and supports protocol encryption as well as download throttling.
[http://www.utorrent.com]

VLC
Good media player, will play pretty much any media file you can throw at it without additional codecs.
[http://www.videolan.org/vlc/]

WACKGET
Download manager, supports resuming for large downloads etc.
[http://wackget.com]

WINLAME
Audio -> Mp3 converter.
[http://winlame.sourceforge.net]

WINPOOCH
Security software, a mix of Antivirus, Firewall and Anti-trojan software. Very useful but takes a little useage to understand.
[http://sourceforge.net/projects/winpooch]

XAMPP
Fully fledged web-server, allows you to serve content from your machine's IP.
[http://sourceforge.net/projects/xampp/]


Any further additions to the list are welcome :D

Havelock
« Last Edit: February 28, 2007, 01:27:47 PM by havelock »
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oldfogy

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Re: 42 Freeware Applications
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2007, 10:35:17 PM »


Caps Lock
A nice little program that give a sound every 5 seconds if the Caps Lock is left switched on.
Version 1.1.0.0 is now the latest that loads into the startup folder.

http://www.georgejopling.co.uk/capslock/capslock.html
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Re: 42 Freeware Applications
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2007, 02:22:56 PM »

RE.
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POP3 CHECKER
Lightweight mail checker, also useful if your mailbox has been spammed for washing away the crud.
[http://vallen.de/freeware/index.html]

If you use Pegasus Mail (e-mail client), this feature is built in. You can even set up POP3 filters to automatically do actions on the mail while it's still on the server. I use this feature to delete all [bulk] = spam stuff on the Yahoo server and spoofed address mails on another account I help to manage.
Terry.
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Re: 42 Freeware Applications
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2007, 02:48:42 PM »

ProduKey v1.03
FREE

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html
http://www.nirsoft.net

ProduKey is a small utility that displays the ProductID and the CD-Key of MS-Office, Windows, and SQL Server installed on your computer.
You can view this information for your current running operating system, or for another operating system/computer - by using command-line options.
This utility can be useful if you lost the product key of your Windows/Office, and you want to reinstall it on your computer.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2007, 02:52:51 PM by oldfogy »
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