1. Selecting any outlined link opens a browser secondary window, displaying the selected information.
To return to the Downloads page, click on the close "X" in the upper right corner of the secondary window.
2. The secondary window may be resized as desired, via the sizing handles or maximized by the "Maximize" icon in the upper right corner of the window
3. Be cautious when selecting a download, that it is for your system size,
32 bit or 64 bit data bus structure. 64 bit is usually associated with Windows 7.
4. There are often secondary check boxes, which are selected by default,
for such things as Google or Yahoo tool bars.
Make sure to de-select such items.
5. This information is provided as is, use at your own discretion.
-ANTI-MALWARE / ANTI-VIRUS-
Is an anti-malware program, that detects and removes spyware and adware from your computer.
Spybot Search & Destroy:
Spyware and adware detection, with removal capabilities.
With optional (Tea Timer) real-time protection from undesirable registry changes. Latest version 1.6.2.
Prevents, removes and quarantines spyware in Microsoft Windows.
Included and enabled in Vista & Win7. Free download.
A computer application that finds & removes malware.
It is intended to find rogue security software, adware & spyware. Does not interfere with existing anti-virus & anti-spyware programs.
Bitdefender: (free edition)
Is an antivirus software suite, featuring antivirus, antispyware, firewall, etc.
Microsoft Security Essentials: (MSE)
Is a free Microsoft anti-virus product, providing protection from various types of malware (virus, spyware, rootkits, trojan horses, etc.).
AVG Anti-Virus provides anti-virus and anti-spyware protection for Windows.
Avast! Antivirus is a widely used anti-virus program, comprised of individual modules (shields) which can be individually defined or disabled.
Panda Cloud Anti-virus is a cloud based application, in that files are scanned on a remote server, minimizing the use of the users processing power. It detects all forms of malware.
The firewall includes an inbound intrusion detection system and has the ability to control which programs can create outbound connections. Program access is controlled by zones (trusted and Internet.)
The Comodo Firewall has been included in the top three firewalls. It is suitable for lightly skilled and advanced users. It includes a HIPS (Host Intrusion Prevention) application monitoring feature.
PC Tools Firewall is a free personal firewall for Windows operating systems. Preventing unauthorized users from gaining access through the Internet or a network. It is designed for people not just experts.
Internet Explorer 8: (IE8)
Windows Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) is a web browser developed by Microsoft. It is the successor to Internet Explorer 7 (released in 2006).
Internet Explorer 9: (IE9)
Windows Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) is the current version of Microsoft's web browsers. The system requirements are Windows 7 or Vista. Windows XP and earlier are not supported.
Firefox is an open source web browser, managed by the Mozilla Corporation.
Opera is a web browser developed by the Opera Software Co. It is offered free of charge for personal computers.
Is a web browser developed by Google. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame of a browser.
Primary design goals were improvement in security, speed and stability.
Is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and is part of Mac OS X operating systems. A version is available for Windows XP, Vista and Win7. Note: it is advisable to download "QuickTime as well".
Java is a programming language and computing platform released by Sun Microsystems (now Oracle Corp.). It allows (JRE) applets written in Java to run in your Web browser.
Adobe Flash Player:
Is software for viewing animation and movies within your web browser. Adobe Flash (or Flash) refers to the multimedia authoring program and the Adobe Flash Player is the virtual machine that runs ".swf" files.
Is the e-mail client included with Windows XP and earlier versions of windows. It is not a stripped down version of Microsoft Outlook.
Is a personal information manager from Microsoft. It is usually included with Microsoft Office Suite. It may be purchased separately for about $180.00. It includes other features besides the e-mail client.
Windows Live Mail:
Is the successor to Outlook Express in Windows XP and Windows Mail in Vista. Windows Live Mail 2011 is not compatible with Windows XP. It provides a calendar along with allowing multiple e-mail accounts.
Is a free e-mail service provided by Google. It is usually accessed as secure webmail, but can also be accessed via POP3 or IMAP protocols.
Is a free e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. It is modeled after the web browser Firefox.
Auslogic Disk Defrag:
Is very simple to use and is faster than the supplied Windows based defragmentation tool.
Cleans temporary or potentially unwanted files left by some programs from your system. It includes a simplified registry cleaner, as well as numerous other cleaning features.
Fix it Center:
Microsoft Fix it Center can find and fix issues on your computer and or notify you of detected problems. It makes getting support much easier.
This utility is an alternate to Windows "Add/Remove Programs". It removes unnecessary files and registry entries left behind by incomplete program uninstall routines.
Picasa Photo Editing:
Is an image organizer and viewer, for organizing and editing digital photos.
Windows Live Photo Gallery:
Is a photo management and sharing application. It provides an image viewer and photo import tool.
FastStone Image Viewer:
Is a user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. It includes such features as image viewing, management, red-eye removal, resizing, cropping and color adjustment.
Is a powerful screen capture utility, with built in editing tools. It allows you to easily capture and annotate anything on the screen. The download link is for version 6, which presently is free.
Adobe Reader X:
Adobe Reader X is free software allowing you to view, print and comment on PDF documents. It is the only PDF file viewer that can open and interact with all PDF documents.
Cute PDF Writer:
PDF (Portable Document Format) is the standard for secure distribution and exchange of electronic documents. It is installed as a printer subsystem.
Skype is a software application that allows you to make voice calls, video calls and chat over the internet. It is free when contacting other Skype members.
Is an open-source application suite, whose main components are for word processing, spreadsheet generation, presentations, graphics and database management.