ActivePerl - Run Perl scripts locally - essential for testing CGIs.
3star
ActivePerl   5.10.0.1004      13 Mb
Run Perl scripts locally - essential for testing CGIs.    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.activestate.com/Products/ActivePerl/
Author's DL: http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Downloads/ActivePerl/
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all2Lame - Audio converter
4star
all2Lame   1.9.1      40 kb
Audio converter    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://members.home.nl/w.speek/all2lame.htm
Author's DL: http://members.home.nl/w.speek/all2lame.htm
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AnalogX Whois Ultra - Generate domain names and look up their availability.
2star
AnalogX Whois Ultra   3.03      234 kb
Generate domain names and look up their availability.    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/whois.htm
Author's DL: http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/whois.htm
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AnVir Task Manager Free - Task manager on steroids.
5star
AnVir Task Manager Free   5.5.2      1.6 Mb
Task manager on steroids.    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP/Vista
Homepage: http://www.anvir.com/taskmanager/
Author's DL: http://www.anvir.com/redirecte.php?url=http://www.download.com/AnVir-Task-Manager-Free/3000-18512_4-187812.html
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Apache Web Server - The most popular web server.
4star
Apache Web Server   2.2.2      4.3 Mb
The most popular web server.    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://httpd.apache.org/
Author's DL: http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi
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AP Tuner - Great little guitar tuner - (3 second nagware)
1star
AP Tuner   3.0.8      1.3 Mb
Great little guitar tuner - (3 second nagware)    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.cerlsoundgroup.org/main.html
Author's DL: http://www.aptuner.com/cgi-bin/aptuner/apmain.html
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Avira AntiVir Personal - Anti Virus.
5star
Avira AntiVir Personal   9.0.0.386      28.6 Mb
Anti Virus.    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP/Vista
Homepage: http://www.free-av.com/
Author's DL: http://www.free-av.com/en/trialpay_download/1/avira_antivir_personal__free_antivirus.html
Alternate DL: http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/AntiVir-Personal-Edition-Download-6527.html
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Belarc Advisor - System hardware & software analyser.
2star
Belarc Advisor   7.2x      1.8 Mb
System hardware & software analyser.    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP/Vista
Homepage: http://www.belarc.com/index.html
Author's DL: http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
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Cathy - Disc cataloguer
5star
Cathy   2.28.3      41 kb
Disc cataloguer    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.mtg.sk/rva/
Author's DL: http://www.mtg.sk/rva/
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Ccleaner - Disk & Cache cleaner.
5star
Ccleaner   2.18.878      3 Mb
Disk & Cache cleaner.    
Homepage: http://www.ccleaner.com/
Author's DL: http://www.ccleaner.com/download
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Character Map Pro - An improved character map
3star
Character Map Pro   1.81      232 kb
An improved character map    9x/ME/NT
Homepage: 
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Daemon Tools Lite - Optical Drive emulation - 'mounts' CD & DVD images
3star
Daemon Tools Lite   4.30.0305      7.3 Mb
Optical Drive emulation - 'mounts' CD & DVD images    2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.daemon-tools.cc/
Author's DL: http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/download.php?mode=ViewCategory&catid=5
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Dimension 4 - Time synchronisation.
4star
Dimension 4   5.0.35.0      206 kb
Time synchronisation.    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.thinkman.com/dimension4/index.htm
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DVD Shrink - Shrinks DVDs so they fit on a DVD-R (for backup only!)
2star
DVD Shrink   3.2.0.15      1 Mb
Shrinks DVDs so they fit on a DVD-R (for backup only!)    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.dvdshrink.org/
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DVDx - Rips DVDs to DivX
3star
DVDx   2.1      4 Mb
Rips DVDs to DivX    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.labdv.com/dvdx/#
Author's DL: http://www.labdv.com/dvdx/download.php
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Exact Audio Copy - A CD ripper which performs miracles
5star
Exact Audio Copy   0.99 prebeta 4      1.2 Mb
A CD ripper which performs miracles    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/
Author's DL: http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/resources/download/
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Encspot Basic - mp3 examiner
1star
Encspot Basic   2.0      518 kb
mp3 examiner    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.guerillasoft.co.uk/encspot/index.html
Author's DL: http://www.guerillasoft.co.uk/encspot/download.html
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Filezilla - FTP client.
5star
Filezilla   3.2.13.1      3.8 Mb
FTP client.    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla/
Author's DL: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=21558
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Firefox - THE browser.
5star
Firefox   3.0.8      7.1 Mb
THE browser.    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
Author's DL: http://www.mozilla.com/products/download.html?product=firefox-3.0.8&os=win&lang=en-US
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FlashGet - Download manager
1star
FlashGet   1.9.6      4.44 Mb
Download manager    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.flashget.com/index_en.htm
Author's DL: http://www.flashget.com/en/download.htm
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irfan-View - Superb image viewer.
1star
irfan-View   4.23      1.3 Mb
Superb image viewer.    
Homepage: http://www.irfanview.com/
Author's DL: http://www.irfanview.com/main_download_engl.htm
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jv16 PowerTools - Powerful set of system tools
2star
jv16 PowerTools   1.3.0.195 (last uncrippled Freeware version)      1.8 Mb
Powerful set of system tools    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.jv16.org/
Author's DL: http://www.macecraft.com/downloads/
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Magic Mail Monitor - Checks email headers from multiple accounts (just testing).
1star
Magic Mail Monitor   2.94.b19      966 kb
Checks email headers from multiple accounts (just testing).    
Homepage: http://sourceforge.net/projects/mmm3/
Author's DL: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=69252
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MailWasher - Checks email headers from multiple accounts
4star
MailWasher   5.5      1.84 Mb
Checks email headers from multiple accounts    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.mailwasher.net/
Author's DL: http://www.mailwasher.net/download.php
Alternate DL: http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/page2.html#Mailwasher
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Multi-replace - Text search & replace utility
1star
Multi-replace   2.2.3.2      965 kb
Text search & replace utility    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.cict.co.uk/software/dev/mrep.htm
Author's DL: http://www.cict.co.uk/software/dev/mrep.htm
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Online Armor - Free Personal Firewall
5star
Online Armor   3.0.0.190      12.6 Mb
Free Personal Firewall    
Homepage: http://www.tallemu.com/
Author's DL: http://www.tallemu.com/free-firewall-protection-software.html
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Open Expert - Adds 'Open with...' to Context menu
3star
Open Expert   1.4      583 kb
Adds 'Open with...' to Context menu    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.baxbex.com/openexpert.html
Author's DL: http://www.baxbex.com/ox2.html
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OpenOffice - Freeware Office Suite, compatible with M$Office.
4star
OpenOffice   3.0.1      142 Mb
Freeware Office Suite, compatible with M$Office.    
Homepage: http://www.openoffice.org/
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RAMPage - Another memory manager
2star
RAMPage   1.6      240 kb
Another memory manager    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.jfitz.com/RAMpage/index.html
Author's DL: http://www.jfitz.com/RAMpage/index.html
Alternate DL: http://www.simtel.net/pub/dl/38765.shtml
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Real Alternative - Play Real media files in the player of your choice
2star
Real Alternative   1.9      6.6 Mb
Play Real media files in the player of your choice    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Real_Alternative.htm
Author's DL: http://www.free-codecs.com/Real_Alternative_download.htm
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Regseeker - Registry cleaner
3star
Regseeker   1.55      439 kb
Registry cleaner    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm
Author's DL: http://www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm
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Replace Text - Text search & replace utility
1star
Replace Text   2.2      572 kb
Text search & replace utility    
Homepage: http://www.orbit.org/replace/
Author's DL: http://www.orbit.org/replace/
Alternate DL: http://www.freewarefocus.com/download/bk-replacem-v2-0.php
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Resizenable - Resize all windows
1star
Resizenable   1.3      41 kb
Resize all windows    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.digitallis.co.uk/pc/ResizeEnable/index.html
Author's DL: http://www.digitallis.co.uk/pc/ResizeEnable/index.html
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Secunia PSI - Check your PC for insecure and outdated programs.
4star
Secunia PSI   1.0.0.4      543 kb
Check your PC for insecure and outdated programs.    
Homepage: http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
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Sizer - Resizes windows
2star
Sizer   3.3      12 kb
Resizes windows    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.brianapps.net/sizer.html
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Snadboy's Revelation - Reveals your passwords
5star
Snadboy's Revelation   2.0.1.100      219 kb
Reveals your passwords    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.snadboy.com/
Author's DL: http://www.snadboy.com/
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Spybot Search & Destroy - Spyware remover.
2star
Spybot Search & Destroy   1.6.2      15.7 Mb Mb
Spyware remover.    9x/ME/NT
Homepage: http://www.safer-networking.org/
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Start-up Control Panel - Quick control over which apps launch at start up
5star
Start-up Control Panel   2.8      58 kb
Quick control over which apps launch at start up    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
Author's DL: http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
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TClockEx - Configures your tray clock display and more.
5star
TClockEx   1.4.2      457 kb
Configures your tray clock display and more.    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.rcis.co.za/dale/tclockex/index.htm
Author's DL: http://www.rcis.co.za/dale/tclockex/download.htm
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THERename - Renames files.
4star
THERename   2.1.6      3.15 Mb
Renames files.    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.herve-thouzard.com/the-rename
Author's DL: http://www.herve-thouzard.com/therenamea.phtml
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Thunderbird - Email client
5star
Thunderbird   2.0.0.21      6.4 Mb
Email client    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP/Linux/OsX
Homepage: http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/
Author's DL: http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/
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µTorrent - BitTorrent client
5star
µTorrent   1.8.2      265 kb
BitTorrent client    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.utorrent.com/
Author's DL: http://www.utorrent.com/download.php
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VirtualDub - Video format converter and editor
5star
VirtualDub   1.8.8      685 kb
Video format converter and editor    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.virtualdub.org/
Author's DL: http://virtualdub.sourceforge.net/
Alternate DL: http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=virtualdub
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vlc media player - Media player with built-in codecs
5star
vlc media player   0.9.9      16 Mb
Media player with built-in codecs    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.videolan.org/
Author's DL: http://www.videolan.org/
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Web Reaper - My favourite site-ripper is now freeware again... hooray!
3star
Web Reaper   10      1.2 Mb
My favourite site-ripper is now freeware again... hooray!    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.webreaper.net
Author's DL: http://www.webreaper.net/download.html
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Win Amp - One of the best media players money can't buy
3star
Win Amp   5.551      9.4 Mb
One of the best media players money can't buy    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.winamp.com/
Author's DL: http://www.winamp.com/player
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WinDirStat - Displays file and folder sizes as list and treemap.
5star
WinDirStat   1.1.2      631 kb
Displays file and folder sizes as list and treemap.    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://windirstat.info/
Author's DL: http://windirstat.info/
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Windows Secrets - Essential PC newsletter - if you don't get it…
4star
Windows Secrets   na      na
Essential PC newsletter - if you don't get it…    na
Homepage: http://www.windowssecrets.com/
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WXTide32 - Tide times / heights predictor
1star
WXTide32   4.7      1.52 Mb
Tide times / heights predictor    9x/ME/NT/2K/XP
Homepage: http://www.wxtide32.com/index.html
Author's DL: http://www.wxtide32.com/download.html
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Xteq Systems X-Setup - Comprehensive system tweaker
1star
Xteq Systems X-Setup   6.6      4.8 Mb
Comprehensive system tweaker    
Homepage: http://www.xteq.com/
Author's DL: http://www.internet-magazin.de/downloads/cm/dtt/file.php?areaid=79&fileid=912&sfiles=1
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DROPOUTS
These programs used to be in the top 50 but have now been dropped, usually to be replaced by something else.

Ad-aware - Essential adware/spyware removal utility.

Ad-aware Essential adware/spyware removal utility.

Has been sliding towards not-quite-freeware status for some time and other apps do it better now.

Agnitum Outpost Firewall - Freeware Firewall

Agnitum Outpost Firewall Freeware Firewall

I haven't used this in years. I tried Comodo and then plumped for Online Armor. Seems like the free firewall world is fast changing.

AVG Antivirus Suite - Anti-virus Suite

AVG Antivirus Suite Anti-virus Suite

I now use Avira AntiVir Personal instead.

Basilisk II - 68k Mac Emulator for PC

Basilisk II 68k Mac Emulator for PC

Obsolete now. Mac emulation has gone beyond this.

Batch Run - Batch file creator.

Batch Run Batch file creator.

Still a good program - I just don't use it much myself.

BigFix - Checks all your software and security is up-to-date.  MUST HAVE

BigFix Checks all your software and security is up-to-date. MUST HAVE

Stopped working some time ago, particularly after Microsoft started making the world safer by making updates that much harder to get!

Cacheman - Optimises system performance by tweaking cache settings.

Cacheman Optimises system performance by tweaking cache settings.

Cacheman has no disabled features and no time limit. If you really cannot afford the shareware fee you are allowed to use Cacheman as Freeware.

CacheSentry - IE cache cleaner

CacheSentry IE cache cleaner

Only useful if you use Internet Explorer a lot - but why do that when you can get a decent browser called Firefox?

Close IE - Close IE windows.

Close IE Close IE windows.

Only useful if you use Internet Explorer a lot - but why do that when you can get a decent browser called Firefox?

Crazy Browser - Tabbed interface for IE.

Crazy Browser Tabbed interface for IE.

It's based on Internet Explorer - so why use this when you can get a decent browser called Firefox?

DBxtract - Outlook E-mail extractor.

DBxtract Outlook E-mail extractor.

Only useful if you use Outlook Express a lot - but why do that when you can get a decent email client called Thunderbird?

Diskeeper Lite - Fast defragger.

Diskeeper Lite Fast defragger.

I can't actually remember when I last bothered defragging… They's so cheap now, just buy a new and bigger hard drive!

Editpad Lite - Notepad replacement

Editpad Lite Notepad replacement

Still a good program - I just don't use it much myself.

Email Remover - Checks email headers

Email Remover Checks email headers

I've stopped using this and now use Mailwasher although Email Remover is a smaller download and is genuine freeware.

Faber Toys - Task manager and more.

Faber Toys Task manager and more.

Still a good program - I just don't use it much myself.

Freedom of Association - Control file associations

Freedom of Association Control file associations

Impossible to find since PCMag went over to subscriptionware.

FreePDF - Create .pdfs for free

FreePDF Create .pdfs for free

I stopped using this years ago - there are now a lot of better free pdf tools to be found

Fresh Download - Download Manager

Fresh Download Download Manager

I've stopped using this and now use Flashget.

HJSplit - X-platform file splitter

HJSplit X-platform file splitter

Still a good program - I just don't use it much myself.

Hostess - Hosts file manager

Hostess Hosts file manager

Still a good program - I just don't use it much myself.

HTML-Kit - HTML editor & validator.

HTML-Kit HTML editor & validator.

Still a good program - I just don't use it much myself.

Icofolder - Changes folder icons

Icofolder Changes folder icons

Still a good program - I just don't use it much myself.

IEBooster - IE5+ enhancer

IEBooster IE5+ enhancer

Only useful if you use Internet Explorer a lot - but why do that when you can get a decent browser called Firefox?

IEradicator - Uninstall Internet Explorer

IEradicator Uninstall Internet Explorer

Removing Internet Explorer is a good idea IN THEORY but in practise too many websites break without it.

More Properties - Settings tweaker.

More Properties Settings tweaker.

NO LONGER SUPPORTED BY AUTHOR. I've stopped using this and now use Xteq Systems X-Setup.

Mp3 Tag Tools - Mp3 Tag Editor

Mp3 Tag Tools Mp3 Tag Editor

Still a good program - I just don't use it much myself.

Net Launch - Dial-up Scheduler

Net Launch Dial-up Scheduler

NO LONGER SUPPORTED BY AUTHOR.

Off by One - Small web browser

Off by One Small web browser

Still a good program - I just don't use it much myself.

Power Archiver - Everything to do with Zips and stuff

Power Archiver Everything to do with Zips and stuff

Hasn't been freeware for ages. For a genuine freeware archiver try Izarc

Process Viewer - Read your computer's mind, kill bad processes and more...

Process Viewer Read your computer's mind, kill bad processes and more...

Still useful, but replaced in my top 50 by AnVir Task Manager Free

Proxomitron - Internet filter

Proxomitron Internet filter

Removing Internet Explorer is a good idea IN THEORY but in practise too many websites break without it.

Q-Sort 2000 - Sorts Start menu and Favorites

Q-Sort 2000 Sorts Start menu and Favorites

NOW SHAREWARE. Still a good program - I just don't use it myself.

Rambooster - Memory manager

Rambooster Memory manager

I hardly use this anymore, so it dropped out of my top 50

Regcleaner - Removes all traces of apps from your registry

Regcleaner Removes all traces of apps from your registry

This has now evolved into jv16 PowerTools and become SHAREWARE.

Script Sentry - Monitors behaviour of scripts.

Script Sentry Monitors behaviour of scripts.

Haven't used this for ages - don't know if it's relevant anymore.

SequoiaView - See your hard drive usage graphically

SequoiaView See your hard drive usage graphically

Replaced by WinDirStat, which does the same and more.

SoftCAT - Catalogues all the software you have installed

SoftCAT Catalogues all the software you have installed

Haven't used this for ages. Seems to have become SHAREWARE.

Spy Guru - Monitors system activity.

Spy Guru Monitors system activity.

NOW SHAREWARE. Still a good program - I just don't use it myself.

SurfinGuard - Finjan SurfinShield is a comprehensive script monitor.

SurfinGuard Finjan SurfinShield is a comprehensive script monitor.

I found I didn't get on with this and I deactivated it after a while. Maybe I didn't try hard enough...

Tick - Versatile dial-up utility

Tick Versatile dial-up utility

I don't do dial up anymore - but I gather this one's still going.

TraySaver - System tray management utility

TraySaver System tray management utility

Can't remember when I last needed this.

Write All Stored Passwords - Password revealer

Write All Stored Passwords Password revealer

I prefer Snadboy's Revelation

WinHTTrack - Off-line browser

WinHTTrack Off-line browser

I've now stopped using this, as Webreaper is freeware again.

WinTidy - Saves and restores desktop icon positions

WinTidy Saves and restores desktop icon positions

Not compatible with XP SP2

XCavate - ActiveX diagnostic tool

XCavate ActiveX diagnostic tool

Still a good program - I just don't use it much myself.

Zonealarm - Popular and effective free firewall

Zonealarm Popular and effective free firewall

I haven't used this in years. I tried Agnitum, then Comodo and then plumped for Online Armor. Seems like the free firewall world is fast changing.

FIFTY FREEWARE FAVOURITES - PLEASE NOTE:

This is not a guide to ALL freeware - it's just my way of saying "thank you" to the authors of the free programs which I have found useful and a single handy online link for me to give to my friends. Obvious ommissions probably mean that I myself use a commercial app for the relevant task, although with the last overhaul of this page I have included a couple of apps which I don't actually use but have often recommended (Open Office for example). All of these programs are good at what they do - my star-system is not meant to be an obective rating of intrinsic program quality but a much more subjective measure of how useful the app is based on how much I use it. FINALLY - if you've read this far - please don't contact me for support or any other reason with regards these freeware recommendations - take them in the spirit they are offered, which is free. :-)





FIFTY FREEWARE FAVOURITES - A GENERAL NOTE

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 OldVersion.com.

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