Here you will find Programs designed to help keep your computer up and running without having to pay out of the pocket for software or malware claiming to be the best.
You’ll also find some helpful links to some great programs. All downloads found here come “as-is” and we do not accept responsibility for the use or issues caused by these programs.
The free edition of Avast Antivirus comes with a full set of monitoring tools to track the protection state of your PC in real time. Expanding beyond the on-demand scanning tools like most antivirus software, Avast also comes with a browser add-on that warns of untrustworthy sites and blocks trackers that record your online activity.
CCleaner is a free Registry and junk-clearing utility for keeping your system clean and optimized.
Before installing be sure to uncheck the add ons packed with this installer. It contains mild adware.
K-Lite Mega Codec Pack is a collection of codecs, DirectShow filters and tools. Codecs and DirectShow filters are needed for encoding and decoding (playing) audio and video formats. The K-Lite Mega Codec Pack is designed as an user-friendly solution for playing all your movie files. With K-Lite Codec Pack you should be able to play all the popular audio and video formats and even some rare formats.
WinRAR (32-bit) is a convenient utility program that lets you open compressed files or create your own new archives with just a few clicks. This streamlined and efficient program accomplishes everything you’d expect with no hassle through an intuitive and clean interface, making it accessible to users of all skill levels.
WinRAR (64-bit) allows you to open, create, and manage various types of compressed files through its intuitive and streamlined interface. This program offers a full set of features for manipulating and managing compressed files, and it works smoothly and efficiently.
Picasa is a photo editing and management program that also lets you take advantage of Google+ integration to back up your photos automatically. With a nice array of editing functions and other features, this program is a good photo management alternative for users of varying experience levels.
Speccy displays your PC’s specifications: everything from software and hardware versions to peripherals, storage, graphics, and network data. Its compact program size and layout make it a versatile tool for upgrades, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Speccy is a great place to start when you need to know something about your computer.
Formerly known as plain old YouTube Downloader, the recently renamed YTD Video Downloader updates to version 4.0 with a promise of 2x faster downloads and 2x faster video conversions, and perhaps more usefully, the ability to resume downloads after the temporary loss of an Internet connection. As usual, the installer includes a Spigot-based YTD Video Toolbar and offers to change your default search engine to Yahoo and add 5-6 shopping extensions to Google Chrome. Clicking the “Decline” button during the lone advertising screen in the installer lets users easily opt-out of all offers.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware maintains its excellent track record as a strong anti-malware application. The visual refresh, interface tweaks, and inclusion of built-in rootkit detection make it a more modern competitor. While the subscription model may not be for everyone, it’s becoming a more widely accepted standard for many security programs.