AnalogX Whois Ultra
5 stars AnVir Task Manager Free
Apache Web Server
AP Tuner
5 stars Avira AntiVir Personal
Belarc Advisor
5 stars Cathy
5 stars Ccleaner
Character Map Pro
Daemon Tools Lite
Dimension 4
DVD Shrink
5 stars Exact Audio Copy
Encspot Basic
5 stars Filezilla
5 stars Firefox
jv16 PowerTools
Magic Mail Monitor
5 stars Online Armor
Open Expert
Real Alternative
Replace Text
Secunia PSI
5 stars Snadboy's Revelation
Spybot Search & Destroy
5 stars Start-up Control Panel
5 stars TClockEx
5 stars Thunderbird
5 stars µTorrent
5 stars VirtualDub
5 stars vlc media player
Web Reaper
Win Amp
5 stars WinDirStat
Windows Secrets
Xteq Systems X-Setup
2 bounce or...
Anti Virus Advice
Apache Configuration
Dual booting an Acer Aspire
Fluid Tables
HTML e-mail is EVIL
Online Security
Spam Fighting
SSI, XSSI & CGI variables

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THE browser. Firefox  5 stars

THE browser.

Version: 3.0.8
Size: 7.1 Mb
OS: 9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
CHECKED: 11/04/2009

I say: For a long time I avoided recommending any "ubiquitous browsers", but Firefox is so much more than just a browser that it has truly broken the mould. One of the main reasons I have chosen to list it is the availability of hundreds of extensions - some of which would alone justify a recommendation. These are my favourite extensions:

Mozilla page
Filters ads from web-pages
Adblock Filterset.G Updater
Mozilla page
Synchronises Adblock with Filterset.G
Amazing Media Browser
Mozilla page
Grasp and show a list of all Media files
DOM Inspector
Mozilla page
Inspect the DOM of HTML, XUL, and XML pages, including the browser chrome.
Download Status bar
Mozilla page
View and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar
Mozilla page
Performance and network tweaks for Firefox
Mozilla page
FlashGet Download Extension
Mozilla page
Get international weather forecasts and display in highly customisable statusbar
IE Tab
Mozilla page
Use the IE engine within Firefox
Mozilla page
Works like a firewall for Javascript, Java (and other plugins)
Sothink SWF Catcher
Catch Flash movies from web pages
Tab Mix Plus
Mozilla page
Tab browsing with bells on
Web Developer
Mozilla page
Adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools

They say: "The award-winning, free Web browser is better than ever. Browse the Web with confidence - Firefox protects you from viruses, spyware and pop-ups. Enjoy improvements to performance, ease of use and privacy. It's easy to import your favorites and settings and get started. Download Firefox now and get the most out of the Web.

A Better Web Experience

Firefox 1.5 has an intuitive interface and blocks viruses, spyware, and popup ads. It delivers Web pages faster than ever. And it’s easy to install and import your favorites. Packed with useful features like tabbed browsing, Live Bookmarks, and an integrated Search bar, Firefox will change the way you experience the Web, for the better.

Faster Browsing

Enjoy quick page loading as you navigate back and forward in a browsing session. Improvements to the engine that powers Firefox deliver more accurate display of complex Web sites, support for new Web standards, and better overall performance.

Automatic Updates

The new Software Update feature makes it easy to get the latest security and feature updates to Firefox. Firefox automatically downloads these small updates in the background and prompts you when they are ready to be installed.

Tabbed Browsing

Use tabbed browsing to open multiple Web pages in a single browser window, and quickly flip back and forth. Drag and drop open tabs to keep related pages together.

Improved Pop-up Blocking

Firefox’s built-in pop-up blocker has been enhanced to block more unwanted pop-up and pop-under ads.

Integrated Search

Tap into the power of the Web’s most popular search engines with the built-in Search bar, and easily add new engines.

Stronger Security

Firefox keeps you more secure when you’re browsing the Web, closing the door on spyware, worms, and viruses. The Firefox community of developers and security experts works around the clock to monitor security issues and release updates to better protect you.

Clear Private Data

Protect your privacy with the new Clear Private Data tool. With a single click, you can delete all personal data, including browsing history, cookies, Web form entries and passwords.

Live Bookmarks

Stay up to date with your favorite Web sites and blogs. Use Live Bookmarks that update themselves automatically with the latest content from the Web.


Firefox 1.5 delivers easier navigation for everyone, including those who are visually or motor-impaired. Firefox is the first browser to support DHTML accessibility, which, when enabled by Web authors, allows rich Web applications to be read aloud. Users may navigate with keystrokes rather than mouse clicks, reducing the tabbing required to navigate documents such as spreadsheets. Firefox 1.5 (Windows version) is also the first browser to meet US federal government requirements that software be easily accessible to users with physical impairments.

Customize Firefox

Select new button controls for your toolbars, install extensions to add new features, or change the look of your browser with themes - the way Firefox looks and works is under your control.

Next Generation Web Support

Innovative new Web applications and services deliver a richer Web experience. Support for open Web standards in Firefox ensures you can get the most out of this emerging class of Web-based tools. "

Firefox - THE browser.


Please Don't Contact Me...

About any app NO LONGER in my 50 Favourites... I simply don't want to know...

For help... Please don't contact ME for help using any program. I only recommend it, I don't (and can't) offer a free support service for every program I recommend.
What you can do for yourself is...if you have any problems with anything I've recommended, contact the author of the program, or Google it.

Re: broken links... Links change. I have stated above the date on which I last checked the links. When I next update this section I'll check all the links again. So please don't contact me if the links don't work - I'll find out eventually.
What you can do for yourself is... if the links I give are broken, try searching for the program using Google or FileMirrors - that's what I'd do!

Re: it's not freeware! All of the programs I recommend in this section are 'free' in the sense that they were at one time distributed as fully functional software with no payment required for their continued use. However... some software companies withdraw their freeware, or offer programs as freeware for a short period before 'upgrading' them to shareware. So please don't contact ME to say any program I recommend is no longer freeware. I'll find out when I next update.
What you can do for yourself is... search the net... As I understand it, if you can find the original freeware distribution, and it still works, there's nothing to prevent you from legitimately using it. You could try the Last Freeware Version or

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