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Offline Joners

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« on: June 12, 2008, 10:58:42 pm »
Freeware - Who needs to pay for software.
Hey thought that I would post this up, might prove to be beneficial to you tight arses, who don't want to pay for software.
I've had some involvement with google in the past on a professional level, namely working with their googlepack

As a result of this I was asked to write an article for this blog, it should be up in a couple of weeks. Anyway its all about the future of freeware and to be honest with you there is a lot of shite that none of you are going to want to know about, ie revenue models etc....but you might want to know some good freeware that ive found.

All the software listed is free, doesnt contain any virus/spyware/adware/crapware,some may contain option toolbars, such as yahoo toolbar etc however there is a check box on installation to stop this.

Oh and I use all of this software myself.

Anti Virus.

AntiVir Personal
Avast! Home Edition 4.8.1169
AVG Free Edition 8.0.100 - Newly updated version, came out friday.
BitDefender 10 Free Edition
ClamWin 0.93 - No Real time protection.

Anti Spyware

a-squared Free
Ad-Aware 2007
AVG Anti-Spyware
CWShredder 2.19
HijackThis 2.0.2
Rootkit Revealer 1.71
Spybot Search & Destroy 1.5.2
Spyware Terminator
SpywareBlaster 4.0
SuperAntiSpyware 4.0.1154 - Integrates with ClamWin AV
Windows Defender 1.1.1593 - Used to be Giant Anti-Spyware

Anti-Spyware - Ext.

WinPatrol 15.0.2008 - Not a scanning engine, just monitor all entry's made to startup.

Browsers and Plugins

Flash Player (IE)
Flash Player (Non-IE)
Opera 9.27
Shockwave Player
Silverlight 2.0 Beta 1 - Not much using it now, but its bloody impressive.

Audio and Video

Audacity 1.2.6 - Multichannel recorder. Superb.
Winamp 5.531 Full - classic media player, Robs using this one.
VLC Media Player 0.8.6f - The greatest video media player out there.
MediaMonkey - The greatest audio media player out there.
K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 3.90 - Every codec youll ever need.
iTunes - as youd imagine.
Foobar2000 - Very light weight media player.
dBpowerAMP Music Converter 12.4 - Converts audio files, doesn't remove DRM (Protected Restrictions).

File Sharing

uTorrent 1.7.7 - THE GREATEST torrent client every. Without doubt.
Downloading of certain things is illegal, namely things that are copyrighted. Id suggest using Peerguardian (see below) and paying for BT Shield 3.85 per month, proxied BT service.
eMule 0.48a - Rob's favorite.
Azureus Beta - Gone to the dogs now, v2.5 is good though.

Firewalls and Security

ZoneAlarm Free 7.0.473.0 - its ok...simple to use not that effective though.
TrueCrypt 5.1a - The ultimate in encryption, i encrypt all my notebooks with this software, and it doesnt cause any slowdown, in fact in most tests it speeds up XP, god knows how though.
Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall 4.5.916 - Not bad.
PeerGuardian 2.0 Beta 6c - Essential if your using bittorrent
KeePass 1.11 - Password manager
Comodo Firewall - The best firewall out there, and its free.

CD and DVD Tools

DVD Shrink - Makes perfect backups of your DVD's.
DVD Decrypter - removes CSS, illegal in the USA.
DAEMON Tools Lite 4.12.3 - Mount game discs to your harddrive.
CDBurnerXP Pro 4.0.024 - DVD/CD Burning software (req .Net 2.0)
InfraRecorder - The most stable best free burning software.

Messaging and Chat

Windows Live Messenger 8.5.1302 - What most use in the UK
Trillian - Works on all chat networks
Thunderbird - Alternative to outlook express, but much better.
Spamihilator - Stops you getting spam.
Skype - VOIP Client
SAM - Answer phone for Skype.
Pidgin 2.4.1 - Like trillian but opensource

File Transfer

Free Download Manager 2.5.755 - its a freedownload manager...
LeechGet 2007 Release 2000 - Same

Compression and Backup

7-Zip 4.57 - My favorite, works with most everything.
IZArc 3.8.1550 - DOES open everything, ever.
WinRAR 3.71 - The industry standard shareware though, nag screen.


Picasa 2.7 Build 37.49 - great photo/image organsier
The Gimp 2.4.5 - alternative to paintshop
Paint.NET 3.30 - great small update for ms paint
Inkscape 0.46 - Vector graphics program
IrfanView 4.10 - Image organiser
Google Earth 4.3.7191
Google SketchUp 6.4.112 - 2/3D cad software
FastStone Image Viewer 3.5
Blender 2.45 - modelling software


.NET Framework Version 1.1.
.NET Framework Version 2.0 SP1
.NET Framework Version 3.5
ATI Catalyst Drivers 8.4
ATI Catalyst Drivers 8.4 Vista
DirectX 9.0c (Mar 08)
Java Runtime Environment
NVIDIA Forceware 169.21 WHQL
NVIDIA Forceware 174.74 WHQL Vista

Office and News

AbiWord 2.6.2 - Lightweight word processor.
Adobe Reader 8.1.2 - PDF Reader, much better as of v8.1
CutePDF Writer 2.7 - PDF Maker
Feed Demon - Amazing free RSS reader, best out there.
FeedReader 3.12 - RSS Reader
Foxit Reader 2.3.2822 - lightweight PDF reader 2.4.0 - Full office suite compatible with all MS office.
PowerPoint Viewer 12.0.4518.1014
PrimoPDF 4.0.1 - PDF Maker
SharpReader - RSS Reader


RealVNC 4.1.2 - remote control software
TightVNC 1.3.9 - remote control software
Wireshark 1.0.0 - Monitors all network traffic

Cleaning and Tweaking

CCleaner 2.06.567 - Great great software, cleans crap off your system, also has an uninstaller and registry cleaner, as well as a start up manager.

JkDefrag 3.34 - Best defragger.
Process Explorer 11.13 - find out what running on your machine.
Recuva 1.13.304 - recover deleted items.
Tweak UI 2.1 - Change some of XP's appearance settings.
Unlocker 1.8.6 - removes locking handles, ever had a file you cant delete? This will get rid of it.

Google Pack

Star Office - OpenOffice but with more templates and features.

Also has the spyware doctor starter edition, which is very good.

I know of loads of other software, but there is too much to list, if there is anything that you are after just post what youd like and ill see what I can find.

Oh and a big thanks to the hosting site for these files.
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:00 am by Joners »

Offline Joners

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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2008, 05:53:37 pm »
Chaps, came accross this and thought that some of you might be interested.

Its a disk imaging software package. Normally sells in the US for $40. However its free if you download it today, there is no registration needed. Ive been using the free version for a while now and this is even better. Sorry for my spamming :D
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:00 am by Joners »

Offline Robba

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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2008, 06:42:53 pm »
loads a blank page, triggers no download...  :/
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:00 am by Robsta »
Some shit here

Offline Joners

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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2008, 07:27:36 pm »
Hmmm. link works ok for me, however here is the download page directly. ...
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:00 am by Joners »



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