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FREE Windows Anti-Virus Software

InoculateIT Personal Edition FREE Anti Virus Software - A free powerful antivirus software being given away by Computer Associates. They also include FREE software updates, FREE virus signature updates, and FREE online support. This is an EXCELLENT deal - if you do not have virus software on your machine - download this, it is well worth it. All they ask is that you register.
F-PROT The classic antivirus software - The F-PROT shareware package has been available for downloading for 10 years, and has proven to be one of the most efficient and popular antivirus programs in the market. Our highly user-friendly license terms and low prices have made F-PROT immensely popular among professional computer users as well as private users for their home PC´s worldwide. Our users have come to rely on the DOS version to keep their valuable data safe and their workstations virus-free. F-PROT can be used on most computer operating systems used today, and can detect and disinfect all known boot sector viruses, file or program viruses as well as macro viruses, Trojans and other irritating and destructive programs. F-PROT is the perfect tool for all users, both professional and private. It is easy to use, with a simple yet practical interface that offers great flexibility for the user, but can be run in command-line mode as well. The user can scan floppy disks, local hard drives or network drives as well as individual folders and files. The software can be used on private home computers, on the individual workstation or on a whole network. Among features included in F-PROT is an effective heuristic scanner to scan for new viruses and suspicious files. F-PROT will scan inside compressed files, as well as in WinWord documents and Excel workbooks.
Virus Protection and PC Maintenance Tools - McAfee.com are one of the web's most respected providers of Anti-Virus and PC maintenance tools. Their 14 day FREE trial gives you the opportunity to sort out your PC's problems and scan for Virus's - Recommended.
AVG Free Anti-Virus Protection - Features include: AVG Resident Protection. AVG Email Scanner. AVG On-Demand. Scanner. Scheduled Tests. Free Updates on monthly basis. Automatic Update feature. Easy-To-Use Interface. Automatic Healing of infected files. AVG Virus Vault for safe handling of infected files. Freeware.
AntiVir Personal Edition for Windows 9x/Me and NT/2000 - AntiVir Personal Edition for Windows 9x/Me and NT/2000, The private and individual use of the AntiVir Personal Edition is completely free of charge! The reliability of AntiVir is demonstrated in numerous comparison test and references featured in independent trade journals. The AntiVir Personal Edition offers the effective protection against computer viruses for the individual and private use on a single PC-workstation. In order to make possible an easy operation, the AntiVir Personal Edition is developed to the essential points. You'll be amazed how thoroughly AntiVir protects: detects and removes more than 50,000 viruses, always among the winners of comparison test featured in computer journals, the resident Virus Guard serves to monitor file movements automatically, e.g. downloading of data from the internet, scanning and repair of macro viruses, Protection against previously unknown macro viruses, easy operation, Internet-Update Wizard for easy updating, Protection against previously unknown boot record viruses and master boot record viruses, Quality "Made in Germany", support is free of charge via AntiVir Bulletin Board.
MailCleaner for Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express - MailCleaner is the best way to protect your computer from viruses sent to your machine via Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express e-mail reader. MailCleaner will prevent any known viruses from entering your mail box and will notify you every time someone is trying to send you a virus within a mail message. MailCleaner Internet professional searchers are responsible to constantly update the mail viruses list so MailCleaner can keep the mail messages containing them out of your computer. MailCleaner is a Free software. Download it now and protect your computer from damages.
eSafe Free personal firewall and virus protection for Windows 95/98/NT - eSafe - What is Proactive Content Security? Proactive Content Security means being prepared for unknown attacks, vandals and viruses before they outbreak. By utilizing multiple GENERIC defense systems and monitoring hostile activity, eSafe's proactive products are able to deliver protection from both known and unknown threats and defuse the attack the moment an attempt against you is detected. eSafe products arrange protective layers between you and the hackers, always protecting you from the ever increasing arsenal of Trojans, viruses, vandals and other "tools of destruction" that may be used against you and your organization. eSafe does not rely solely on virus signature updates, like anti-virus products do. By providing a multi-layer protection, eSafe updates are just one of the protective layers.
Script Defender - AnalogX Script Defender will intercept any request to execute the most common scripting types used in virus attacks, such as Visual Basic Scripting (.VBS), Java Script (.JS), etc and can even be configured to intercept new script extensions as needed! It's very simple to use and helps to ensure that you do not inadvertently run a script no matter what email program you use, or even if you get it via another method.

FREE Windows Backup Software

TaskZip FREE BackUP Software - Backing up files, like checking for computer viruses is something that every personal computer owner should routinely perform, but often neglect until it is too late. Every computer should have an automated backup system that is easy to use and yet they do not. Windows ships with the Microsoft backup program. It has a nice interface, but is not widely used for one primary reason: it cannot be scheduled nor can command line parameters be passed in from a scheduling agent. TaskZip is a system agent that will automatically archive specified files and folders into a single zip file (pkzip compatible format). You can backup across a network, from computer to computer, or even to a zip or jaz drive. You can create and schedule an unlimited number of backup jobs, each containing as many folders or files as you want. TaskZip has a simple, step-by-step wizard to guide you through selecting files, backup locations, and backup scheduling. The program's scheduler can run backups at any time, and you can set recurring schedules for running daily, weekly, or monthly backups. For each backup job, you can even maintain up to 99 older backup copies of each zip archive file. You can password protect the zip file archives. When data loss occurs, you can highlight a backup job and with the click of a button, bring up your default windows zip shell (Winzip, Freezip, etc.) to restore the corrupt files. You can also forego compression and just backup files and folders directly.
MOB, My Own Backup (FreeWare) - If you have been looking for a fast, easy to use yet powerful backup program for all those backups of your important data that you know you should do, but never get around to. Look no further! MOB v2 will let you do your backups by either copying all of the data, or zip it onto almost any type of media. Works with Zip & Jaz Drives, CD-RW, Hard Drives or even Floppy Disks using the Diskspan option. Crammed with powerful options, yet still extremely easy to use. Once you create and save your set you will never be more than two click away from a backup. There is even a Run Multiple option to make all of your backups in just one go.
Rescue Wizard - Rescue Wizard is a freeware Windows utility (3.1 or 95) to help create a set of rescue disks to later repair your computer. Features custom settings that are automatically saved and a batch file to help you restore. Rescue Wizard is a freeware Windows utility (3.1 or 95) to help backup and repair your DOS, Windows 3.1, or Windows 95 installation. It will help you create a set of Emergency Rescue diskettes that include the utilities you will need to repair and restore your system in the event of an emergency. If you ever have to re-install Windows, this utility and the rescue script can save you!
RTools - R Tools is for Windows 95 & 98. It contains 3 separate programs (BACKUP) and restore the following files :Autoexec.bat, Config.sys, Command.com, IO.sys, MSDOS.sys, Protocol.ini, System.da0, System.dat, System.ini, User.da0, User.dat and Win.ini. (CLEAR) out the files of the folders :cookies,:history,:start menu documents,:temp,:temporary internet files,in C:\Windows. (QUICKIE) is a fast reboot that uses no memory or resources. Also has install and uninstall programing.
Backup FREEWARE BackUp Software - A small, easy to use file backup utility.
Keep-It FREEWARE BackUp Software - Keep-It is like a real-world archive; it allows you to keep everything without cluttering up your system, or consuming valuable disk space. Put your work in a Keep-It archive, and you can ‘freeze’ (snapshot) a copy whenever you like. The frozen revisions of your work are stored in the archive forever; they can’t be changed, but they can be browsed and restored. All this, and hardly any disk overhead. Don't lose it, Keep-It.

FREE Windows Desk Top Software

Desktop Architect - Desktop Architect, theme management software for Windows 95/98/NT/2000. Desktop Architect gives you the power to create and use themes to give your desktop a personal look and sound. It's completely free!
Thunderbirds Desktop Theme - Thunderbirds Theme is a desktop theme based on the television series "Thunderbirds". It includes wallpaper, 5 icons, 13 cursors, animated cursors, a screen saver, and 7 WAV sounds.
PBar FREEWARE Application Launcher - PBar 1.41 is a simple to use Application Launcher which can be used with Windows 95/98/NT4/2000. It behaves very much like the Taskbar in that it can be docked on any edge and has an autohide feature among other things. It's sole purpose in life is to let you access your favorite applications quickly and easily without taking up a lot of real estate or system resources. PBar does not use the registry with the exeption that if you select the option to "Run With Windows", that will place an entry in the registry, so it is quite safe to use, and easily removed.
TweakUI from Microsoft - With the Tweak UI 1.33 update, you can adjust your Windows User Interface, including menu speed, window animation, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. The Microsoft Windows Shell Development Team has put together a set of productivity tools called PowerToys. If you're a Windows power-user, go ahead and try them out, but realize these are unsupported tools. Microsoft Technical Support is unable to answer questions about PowerToys. System Requirements: Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98 or Windows 95.
Panorama 32 - Panorama 32 is an unobtrusive, but powerful and flexible, Wallpaper Manager for Windows 95 and Windows NT. Support for JPEG, GIF and PNG files! Use JPEG, GIF and PNG files as wallpaper. Change your wallpaper at any interval--from every second up to every 24 hours. Runs in the Explorer's Tray Notification Area (The System Tray). If you want it to, of course. The wallpaper may be changed in random or sequential order. You can choose to automatically tile small bitmaps. Automatically search your hard disk for image files. Supports MS Plus! scaling.
OuttaSight - OuttaSight is a Windows desktop utility for Windows 95/NT4 that hides application windows in a variety of convenient ways. OuttaSight can be used to hide windows that aren't used often, e.g. e-mail programs, so that they don't clutter the desktop or taskbar. OuttaSight can also be used as a boss key to quickly hide windows you don't want passing eyes to see. OuttaSight is simply the best software of its kind. OuttaSight has an attractive well-designed user-interface, is feature-rich, and conforms to Windows standards so it's intuitive and easy-to-use. Here are just some of the features; hiding windows with the mouse pointer (like a magic wand); automatically hiding windows and configuring how they're hidden; OuttaSight is unobtrusive and can be run from the system tray; OuttaSight can add a "Hide" menu item to all application system menus; use hot keys to show/hide applications, and much much more.
Tray Menu - Place shortcuts in system tray; organize shortcuts in pop up menus; expand folder shortcuts into cascaded menus. This is a very compact utility to explore your computer from the system tray.

FREE Windows Diagnostics Software

Virus Protection and PC Maintenance Tools - McAfee.com are one of the web's most respected providers of Anti-Virus and PC maintenance tools. Their 14 day FREE trial gives you the opportunity to sort out your PC's problems and scan for Virus's - Recommended.
Sisoft Sandra - SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility. It should provide most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software. Sandra provides similar level of information to Norton SI, Quarterdeck WinProbe/Manifest, etc. It is a native 32-bit Win32 application. It also provides information on 16-bit Windows and DOS unlike many other system information programs... However, if you want DOS information, then a DOS system analyser will be far better simply because it runs under DOS so it can do everything it wants unlike Windows applications, especially 32-bit ones... Also, for 16-bit Windows sub-system information, a 16-bit information/diagnostic utility might be better, e.g. you may find SiSoft SAW quite useful as long as you have 16-bit Windows apps. Actually, Windows 9X are mostly 16-bit (for good and bad reasons), so until you move over to NT/200X, 16-bit things are here to stay.
Xteg X-Setup - Xteq Systems X-Setup is a so-called "hacker" or "tweaker" program. It allows you to change settings that are normally hidden deeply in some configuration-files (like the registry) fast and easily. Covers and works on all available Windows 32-bit platforms: Windows 95, Windows 98 (SE), Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows ME. X-Setup is the most complete "hacker" ever available: more than 500 hidden functions can be controlled with some simple button clicks (e.g. Windows, Internet Explorer, Instant Messaging, Office, Explorer appearance, Server options, Network settings, Security...). By using an Explorer-like layout and the famous back and next buttons (you already know from your Internet browser) navigation is very simple extremely easy to use: With wizards you can change your system in a step-by-step process (see picture #3 above) - that's as easy as A-B-C.

FREE Windows Disk and Drive Software

Ranish Partition Manager for Windows - Partition Manager, Save and restore MBR, Create and delete partitions, View hard disks' IDE information, Format and resize FAT-16 and FAT-32 file systems. Comes with Advanced Boot Managers. Advanced Boot Manager, Boot menu with password protection, Automatic partition hide and unhide, Boot any OS from the second hard drive, Create up to 31 primary partitions on a single hard drive, Detect presence of the boot viruses in memory, Handle disks over 8G, Copy disks and partitions, Format and Resize FAT partitions, Boot MS-, PC-, DR- DOS and Windows NT from partitions above 2G, Boot Partition Manager from a floppy without any OS, Has a SIMULATION program which lets you play with Partition Manager without messing the real disk.
CacheMan Disk Cache Tweaker for Windows - Cacheman - the disk cache management tool. Cacheman is a utility which tweaks the disk cache settings and prevents frequent swapping of the data to disk resulting in an improved performance and stability.
Disk Duplicator Classic - DiskDuplicator is an easy to use, versatile utility for duplicating, archiving and distributing disks. Note: There are also Shareware versions of this software - the classic link on the home page is the download for the FreeWare version.
Diskeeper Lite NT FreeWare Disk Defragmenter - Diskeeper Lite. This high speed, manual defragmenter is the first and only one of its kind designed exclusively for Windows NT 4.0 (build 1381 or higher). Now you can discover how easy it is to restore and maintain Windows NT system performance with Diskeeper Lite. Also includes Fragmentation Analysis Utility. Works on NTFS and FAT partitions.
Deleted File Analysis Utility - Deleted File Analysis Utility Freeware. Deleted an important file? Find out what accidentally deleted files you can get back. This freeware can directly view your hard drive partition and list all deleted files that have not yet been completely overwritten. Runs on Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000.
File Shredder for Windows - File Shredder is a program to split a large file into smaller files. You can specify either how many pieces to split the file, or how big (in KB) to split the file. Or you have the option of filling the entire disks, which is convenient if you would like to split a file into multiple floppy disks. When File Shredder splits a file, it automatically generates a DOS batch file that will be used to combine smaller files into one big file. Since it is a normal batch file with DOS commands inside, you can combine files together in any PCs without installing any programs--not even File Shredder. Of course, the batch file works under Windows 3.1 machine, Windows 95/NT machine, or even an old MS-DOS machine.
Path Copy - Path Copy is a shell extension for Windows 95, 98, NT4, and 2000 that enables to copy the path of a file or directory to the Clipboard. You can then paste the path in to your document, e-mail, etc. You copy the path of a file or directory by right-clicking it in the Windows Explorer and choosing Copy Path from the context menu. The context menu then offers five standard ways of copying the path, in addition to the copy methods that you create yourself: - Short Name: File/folder name converted to 8.3 characters - Long Name: File/folder name - Short Path: Full path name converted to 8.3 characters - Long Path: Full path name - Short UNC Path: Full UNC path name converted to 8.3 characters (only enabled in network environment) - Long UNC Path: Full UNC path name (only enabled in network environment) - Internet Path: Full UNC path name converted to Internet path (only enabled in network environment) - Setup... Create your own copy methods for copying the path names.

FREE Windows Downloads Managers Software

Net Ants - NetAnts allows you to easily perform batch downloads from the Internet, either totally unattended, or while you're surfing with your favorite web browser. To select which files to download, you can manually add file names to the queue, activate a clipboard monitor that automatically grabs the file names that you've copied, or let NetAnts capture clicks from your browser. You can even create a "drop basket" on your desktop, and drag and drop files from your Web browser. Moreover, it offers numerous valuable options to users: HTTP/FTP multithread downloading with resuming capability Flexible batch job methods to download multiple files Superior browser integration HTTP/FTP/SOCKS proxy management Automatic categorization of downloaded files Automatic or manual traffic control Automation and scheduling functionality Ability to fix corrupt ZIP archives Multi-language support, more than two dozen languages available now And more... NetAnts is AD-sponsored, and FREE to the public.
Net Vampire - Advanced Download Manager for Windows 95, 98 and NT4. Net Vampire is a powerful but easy to use download manager. You can drag and drop or Alt-click links in the browser to schedule them for immediate or deferred download. The program will restart broken connections automatically and continue where it left off until it receives the whole file. Net Vampire provides flexible job scheduling, dialup control and support for many proxy types, including Socks. You can use multiple download locations for the file and switch among them on-the-fly.

FREE Windows E-Books and E-Books Software

Adobe Acrobat Reader - The essential reader for PDF files. Allows viewing, finding, selecting, and copying text when viewing PDF files within Web browsers.
HTML Reference Library - The HTMLib is the most definitive HTML Reference resource available. Rather than documenting what could be supported by browsers, the HTMLib documents what is supported by browsers. Hence, no time is wasted reading hypothetical definitions of HTML elements and attributes. The HTMLib directly supports (i.e. details elements supported by) Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator and NCSA Mosaic (Windows 95 versions 4.01, 4.04 and 3.0 respectively.) A FREE Download - recommended.
AllForFree UK Freebies FREE E-Book - A FREE E-Book detailing over 100 UK Freebies. Browse it off-line at your leisure. Surfers stay up-to-date with the latest UK Freebies. Webmasters, use the E-Book to keep your site updated. Read it, Give it away, Copy it....... it's FREE!
Web Tutor - Joe Barta's FREE E-Book HTML Tutorial. Includes "Table Tutor", "Frames Tutor", Colour Picker" and more. Joe has a friendly and easily readable style. His e-book is suitable for beginners and experienced HTML programmers alike. I wouldn't be without it, an essential HTML reference tool.

FREE Windows File Managers and Explorer Software

Double Explore - DoubleExplore is what you need to copy or move files or folders from one folder to another. Double Explore opens two separate Explorer windows in "Open" view and sizes them side by side or one beneath the other on your Desktop. You will get the same advantages as with all those NC clones, but with the typical Explorer options and much cheaper. DoubleExplore is accessible from the Start Menu and, when running, also from the System Tray. DoubleExplore recognizes the available screen height and width, which is not covered by taskbars. DoubleExplore stores the path of the last sized windows (when checked). DoubleExplore can be configured to use custom paths (default are your Root and Windows directory). DoubleExplore can be configured to use custom height and width settings for the Explorer windows (default is full-screen). DoubleExplore can be started with the command-line parameters /h or /v to size your specified Explorer windows horizontal or vertical without clicking any button. DoubleExplore saves your specified default-settings.
Turbo Navigator - Full Drag and Drop capability. Built-in file viewer for text, RTF and binary files. System Tree View for both panels - able to mimic Windows Explorer. Advanced change attributes capability (recurse subdirectories, ability to change System attribute, ability to change Created/Modified/Accessed file time/date stamp). Copy speed display. Advanced filtering capability (in file panels and in basic operations like copy, move and delete). Built in Split/Combine function. Built-in favorites for quick directory change. Ability to wipe the files from the disk so they can not be undeleted. Fully customizable colors in the file panels. Built-in Media Player for quick preview of WAV, MID, MP3, AVI, MPG and other supported file formats without any need for opening seperate applications. Very detailed, yet very simple user interface. Full Clipboard support including file name and file path copy. Built-in strong encryption capability for quick file encryption. Very advanced selection mechanism. Detailed directory info display with graph. Inline rename ability. Create new file ability. Command line arguments support.
FileMon for Windows NT and Windows 9x - Filemon monitors and displays file system activity on a system in real-time. Its advanced capabilities make it a powerful tool for exploring the way Windows works, seeing how applications use the files and DLLs, or tracking down problems in system or application file configurations. Filemon's timestamping feature will show you precisely when every open, read, write or delete, happens, and its status column tells you the outcome. Filemon is so easy to use that you'll be an expert within minutes. It begins monitoring when you start it, and its output window can be saved to a file for off-line viewing. It has full search capability, and if you find that you're getting information overload, simply set up one or more filters. Filemon works on NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows ME.
TriDComm - 3D Commander - TriDComm is a 3D file manager for Windows. Requirements: You need openGL, Win9x / ME / NT4 / 2k and a decent PC and/or a 3D accelerator card for acceptable performance. Features: TriDComm has a pair of Norton-Commander-style listing windows, all of the ususal file and directory folder icons are rendered as three dimensional objects. File types are indicated by distinctive shapes, and the third dimension of the objects (z-axis) represent the file size. At the base of each object is the file detail material: name, size, moddate and attributes. The app supports the usual file manager controls (copy, move, rename, view file, hexview file, edit file, delete file, compare files, find file, make directory) and zip file handling. It uses the mouse along with the Ctrl and Alt keys to navigate around in the 3D space provided (pan, zoom and rotate). And you are even given control over background color etc.
PowerDesk for Windows - PowerDesk 4. This version is a free download with no time or usage limits on the user. It includes PowerDesk File Manager. The file manager provides you with single or dual pane file management windows, a powerful file finder, zip and unzip capabilities, a dialog helper, plus many other features. If you have QuickView or QuickView Plus, you can view many different types of files directly in the integrated PowerDesk viewer pane (QuickView comes with Windows® 95, 98 and NT).
File Wizard - Freeware file manager for DOS/Win9x/WinME/Win2000. - Win9x, Win2000 Long File Names support - colored files - drag and drop copy, move, delete - shows archives as directories - advanced file finding - advanced panel comparing - advanced file(s) renaming - shows and updates file descriptions; shows mp3-TAG, htm-TITLE as description - tree storing and updating on HDD (CD-tree too) - CD player - editor with Win9x clipboard support, text/hex viewer, user menu - extension associations - unique screensavers (in fullscreen mode only) - customizable panel columns and status rows - Y2K compliant - more than 100 text modes in fullscreen (up to 200 columns) - variable screensize in windowed mode (up to 132 columns).
F freeware file manager - F is a freeware multi-platform text-mode file manager with many features. Main F functions: multiple file windows display, full support for ZIP archives, integration with built-in file viewer and editor, network support.
2xExplorer Windows freeware file manager - 2xExplorer, a dual-pane file manager for all 32-bit windows platforms (i.e. 95/98/NT/2000/Me). It will help you regain control and bring efficiency into your everyday file management needs.
Someone sent me this list of File Manager/Explorers: Can anyone help with locations and recommendations?
Fulist, Filelist, FC3, OS2FL, Fileman, Norton Commander, Xtree Pro Gold, D, Shez, ZTreeBold, ZTreeWin, Xlist, Windows Commander, File Director, MrFilePM, Dirutily, Filejet, JetCommander, ADU/2, Control3, CMFiler, FM/2, FileStar/2, Midnight Commander, Ftree, Nico's Commander, Turbo Browser 2000, Windows 3.x File Manager, 4DOS/4NT/4OS2, Tree86, VFU, Ytree, Flafi, WMFinder, Drag and File, MS Explorer, File Commander/2, PC Tools Deluxe, TakeCommand/2, File Freedom, YAOS, FileKick, Servant Salamander, Captain Nemo, OS/2 Commander, PCOpus, X Northern Captain, XTreeWin, PowerDesk Utilities 98, WizManager, DirMaster, FileWrangler, QuickShell, StupenDos, Star Commander, Object Desktop, DiskJockey 2000 Professional, Volkov Commander, WinNC, Pash, FileRunner, TkDesk, Dos Navigator II, FAR, Connect, Xfm, X11 DFM, Manipulator, Dos Shell, Eddy, fmweb, Byte Commander, Speed Commander, FileTiger, Genesis Commander, FmEdit98, KFM, ZFM, XFTree, Larsen Commander, Opus 2000 Professional, File Probe, Magellan Explorer, Kruiser, BeTree, BeCommander

FREE Windows Games Software

Freeware Games - Excellent site listing FREEWARE Games for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and 2000 and Windows NT - recommended.
DX Ball 2 - If you haven't played a breakout-style game before, the idea is simple: Use the mouse to move a paddle back and forth along the bottom of the screen, while bouncing a ball to break through a pattern of bricks above. DX-Ball 2 adds explosive bricks and random power-ups, including laser weapons, multiple balls, explosive Fire Balls, through-balls, large sized balls, tiny balls, big and small paddles, slow balls, two-way and eight-way split balls, ball catch, and more. You can download DX-Ball 2 right now. The game itself is free, and comes with 24 boards to blast your way through. Simply download the self-installing executable to your computer, then double-click on it to install the game wherever you prefer. System Requirements: DX-Ball 2 should work on any Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000 or Windows NT 4.0 machine with Microsoft's DirectX installed (included with Win95 OSR2, Win98, and NT Service Pack 3 or 4), a video card capable of High-Color (65535 color) graphics, a Pentium 100 or better processor, and 16 or more megabytes of RAM.
The Haunted Mansion - Winner of numerous editors, see if you can survive a 3D Haunted Mansion full of scary animated 3D monsters! The Haunted Mansion is apparantly outranking Quake 3, Carmageddon 2, and others. Find out why for yourself!! This is one of the best Freeware games made!
Arkanoid - A new freeware version of the classic ball-and-paddle game also known as Breakout. Steer your spaceship to destroy all the blocks, collecting Power-Ups to improve your ship (ex. Ball Of Fire, Armageddon, Level Warp and more). Multiple levels with increasing difficulty. The game runs in 800x600, 16bit color mode using DirectX 6.
Nonsense Madness - The sequel to Nonsense Trilogy is here at last! We´re proud to bring you Nonsense Madness. The latest contribution to the Nonsense-series. Play 20 strange levels in this new arcade/platform game, which stars the man with the oddly spelled name, Mr Nonsens. The game is devided into 6 different acts. Each act consists of 3-4 levels. Of course this game features some great graphics, and CD-quality sound effects!
Well of Souls - Well of Souls is an intriguing, graphical, RPG with online, multiplayer capabilites. Choose from several different classes, and away you go. Almost 100 different spells, even more items, and a pet system that allows you to summon pets into battle to assist you. There is a function to create your own world, and put it online.
Martin's Hangman - Martin's Hangman is a version of the old classic word game hangman. Categories include: general words, computer terms, computer games, horror films, and 'metal' bands. Source code (C++, Win32 API) and design documents available on home page.
Kwip Chip - Kwip Chip is a FREE Board Game for Windows, with downloadable skins.
Stacker Blocks - Stacker Blocks 3D is a falling blocks game in the style of classic Tetris. It runs under MS Windows, using Direct3D for some fancy graphics. It is FREE software under the terms of the GNU General Public License. It is also OPEN SOURCE; you can download the source code.

FREE Windows Graphics Software

Irfan View 32 for Windows - IrfanView is a very fast FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) 32-Bit graphic viewer for Windoze 9x, Windows NT and Windows 2000. The first graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Multiple (animated) GIF support One of the first graphic viewers WORLDWIDE with Multipage TIFF support The first graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Multiple ICO support. Features: Thumbnails, Preview, Drag & Drop Support, fast Directory View (fast moving through directory), Print Support, Scan (TWAIN) Support, Slideshow, Batch conversion, change the color depth, audio CD player, Capturing, Cut/Crop, Effects (Blur, Sharpen etc.) and many many more ... Only one EXE-File, no DLLs, no Shareware Messages like "I Agree" ... - recommended.
Image Browser - Image Browser is a free 32 bit application which enables you to view images on your PC. Different viewing modes are supported, such as: Full screen, Stretch window + Slide show. Major file types are supported: BMP GIF JPG JPE JPEG ICO CUR RLE EMF WMF DIB. It is free only for personal/home use.
Gimp Win 32 Port - Full featured Graphics Programme. Originally for Linux and has now been ported to Windows. This Windows Graphics Software can more than hold its own against the expensive commercial graphics softwares.
Windows Media Player - Windows Media Player is designed to offer the best consumer experience for the discovery, download, personalization, and playback of high-quality Windows Media audio and video. Capable multi-media player from Microsoft.
VMPeg - VMPeg is a small, fast, freeware viewer for Mpg, Mpeg files.
FreeView Graphics Viewer For Windows '95 and Windows NT - Supported file types: BMP, DIB, EMF, GIF, ICO, JIF, JPG, PCX, RLE, TGA, WMF. A fast Directory Scan capability to locate graphic files. Thumbnail View Window with user control of thumbnail size. Convert other picture formats to BMP or JPEG. Supports Animated GIF files. View images in a Tile mode to evaluate as a background. Change your windows Wallpaper to the current image. Slide Show option to automatically view images. Select one or more images and copy to another directory. It's FREE.
Gif Clean 32 for Windows and Windows NT - GIF image files contain a number of internal structures. These structures govern how the GIF is displayed, the looping counter, delay times, etc. There are also a number of comment and application extension structures. Comments and other non-Netscape application extensions take up space and cause delay in loading a GIF file to your web page. Some Gif creation and/or animation tools embed comments stating information about the tools and sometimes that the GIF was created with SHAREWARE and isn't registered!! These comments and data sections take up space and the smaller the image file the less time it takes to download and display on your web page. GifClean32 will remove these extraneous structures, making your GIF files leaner and cleaner. Some GIF image editors and animation tools place a number of comments (usually stating that the GIF was created with unregistered shareware)and their own application extensions. These extensions are NOT USED by Netscape and can be safely removed without affecting the functionality of the GIF or animated GIF file. Space saving from 100 bytes to over 1K can be realized by "cleansing" animated GIF files.
PovRay Windows and Windows NT - The Persistence of Vision Raytracer, PovRay, is a high-quality, totally free tool for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics. It is available in official versions for Windows 95/98/NT, DOS, the Macintosh, i86 Linux, SunOS, and Amiga. The source code is available for those wanting to do their own ports.
SmartView Windows Graphics Viewer - SmartView is a free Windows program that allows you to select a directory and you can view all the bitmaps, metafiles, icons and icons held in executables as thumbnails. Select one of the thumbnails and you can zoom in, copy or delete the image, copy it somewhere else or extract it from its executable if it is an Icon. SmartView has a nice modern interface with Help and tooltips. There is also other quality Windows FREEWARE at this site.
Ulead Photo Explorer - Ulead Photo Explorer is an easy-to-use tool for acquiring, viewing, organizing, adjusting and sharing digital images. FREEWARE.

FREE Windows FTP Clients Software

WS-FTP_LE - An excellent FTP client for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.x. It is reliable and easy to use. This software is excellent for the new user and experienced user alike. If you are new to ftp then give this a try. It is free to non-commercial home users students etc. Recommended.
CORE FTP - Core FTP Lite™ - a free FTP client with SSL/TLS support, site to site transfers, drag and drop support, file viewing, file editing, transfer resuming, firewall support, custom commands, URL parsing, and much, much more! This free FTP client gives you an easy, reliable way to upload your web pages or to download files from servers. Check out the list of features and you'll find almost every feature you ever needed, all in a free FTP program! There are no popup ads or advertising, and you'll never be asked or reminded to register.
FTP Explorer - FTP Explorer is a file transfer protocol client for Windows 9x/ME/2000 and NT 4.0, that looks and acts very much like the Windows Explorer, offering a fun way to FTP... Free for Home and Educational Use!
FREE FTP - FreeFTP NOW supports ten different languages, FreeFTP is 100% FREE! English, Français, Español, Deutsche, Dansk, Italiano, Finnish, Swedish, Portuguese, Brazilian Português! 32-bit for Windows95/98/00/NT
LeechFTP - LeechFTP is no longer being developed but there is news (and links) to its replacement at the homepage. (Bitbeamer).

FREE Windows HTML Editors Software

Arachnophilia FREE HTML Editor for Windows - Arachnophilia 4.0 Powerful Web Site Workshop. Supports all current Windows versions. Features: New internal browser "Instant View" mod shows your HTML changes as you make them -- on each keystroke! * Interactive spell checker with 120,000-word dictionary. Accepts fully formatted text, tables, outlines from any Windows 95-compliant application, automatically creates HTML pages. Supports up to 6 Web browsers, switches between them in a flash. Supports development of HTML, frames, CGI, Perl, C++, Java and Javascript with many intelligent tools and functions. Built-in intelligent FTP client automatically uploads changed files, for complete Internet access in one program. Powerful keyboard macros can include system commands, even other macros, for maximum flexibility. User-defined toolbars provide any tags or content you need for any of the supported languages and support system commands as well. User-defined file templates -- allows you to specify default document format and contents. Global search & replace across all open documents, no limit to number of open documents except system resources. Built-in step-by-step tutorials on HTML development, JavaScript, frames, the Internet. Cost: $0.00 -- It's not about money, it's about caring. Please read about CareWare.
HTML-Kit Editor for Windows - HTML-Kit is a full-featured text editor designed to help HTML, XML and script authors to edit, format, lookup help, validate, preview and publish web pages. Newcomers to HTML coding can benefit from letting it point out errors and suggest improvements. Experts can save time spent on common tasks using the customizable and extendible editor while maintaining full control over the code.
Web-O-Rama - Web-O-Rama is a versatile, text-based HTML editing program for Windows 95, 98, 2000, and NT 4.0 provided as a donationware alternative to overpriced shareware HTML applications. Web-O-Rama has an uncluttered interface and a wide variety of useful features, including intuitive dialogs for adding images, tables, links, lists, sounds, forms, scrolling text, hex values, special characters, frames, body and font attributes, and more. The Tag List dialog contains definitions of most HTML tags (including HTML 4.0) and their attributes. Templates, drop-down menus, multiple toolbars, tag coloring, and user-configurable buttons aid both novice and advanced HTML authors. Files of any size can be opened, edited, searched, and saved. Although the program is technically free for non-commercial use, donations are encouraged to allow continued development.
Easy Asp FreeWare HTML Editor - EasyASP is currently a free comprehensive web editor software application, highly developed and comparable to Homesite. EasyASP is easy to use with 4 packaged programs to aid in your site development. EasyStyle is a style sheet (.css) editor, with a point-click interface that greatly simplifies .css development. EasyData aids developers in setting up databases and connections to their Active Server Pages(ASP) code. EasyFTP is an internal FTP application that allows direct uploads to your website without leaving the EasyASP application. EasyDoc is an internal help documentation application that explains all the programs' functions and design features.
Abacus FreeWare HTML Editor - If you know HTML (or endeavor to learn it) to the point where the use of a WYSIWYG editor is found to be too constraining, then Abacus may be the editor for you. This program is text-based and therefore all that you do is visible, reversible, immediately understood and completely under your control. Yet at the same time Abacus contains a plethora of features that aide in the rapid development of pages.
HTML Beauty ++ FreeWare HTML Editor - Features include: advanced editing, template support, keyboard macros, code snippets, custom tag library, project management, tag designers, image browser/viewer, java beauty scripts, and much more.
1stPage 2000 FreeWare HTML Editor - 1st Page 2000 is a powerful html/script editor that suits everyone. From beginners, immediate to professional web builders Evrsoft 1st Page 2000 helps you write, edit and improve your HTML. Its powerful tools let you author websites faster, easier and better. Most new builders don't realize the time they're losing by relying on traditional based text editors like Windows Notepad to author their sites. Whether you're a beginner or an HTML guru you'll find 1st Page 2000 great to use.

FREE Windows Mail Clients Software

Kaufman Mail Warrior - Kaufman Mail Warrior is an efficient freeware email client for Windows 95 and 98. It's an excellent alternative for the big and slow commercial programs such as Outlook Express and Netscape Communicator. The whole program is under 703kb in size, and besides the basic functions MW has many advanced features as well - such as mail filtering, multiple accounts and an integrated address book. - it is the FreeWare mail client I use here - recommended.
Pegasus Mail for Windows - Pegasus Mail is a free, standards-based electronic mail client suitable for use by single or multiple users on single computers or on local area networks. A proven product, it has served millions of users since it was released in 1990. It is extremely feature-rich and powerful, yet remains small and fast. Pegasus Mail is an e-mail client that runs on computers using Microsoft Windows: by client, we mean that it interacts directly with the user, allowing mail to be sent, read, filed, printed and otherwise manipulated through a graphical interface. Probably one of the most feature-rich mail clients available, most users say that they find the program easy to use despite its richness. Small and fast, Pegasus Mail can be left running permanently on the workstation and includes powerful tools to notify the user when new mail arrives.
Outlook Express - Outlook Express is Microsoft's FREE Mail Client distributed with Internet Explorer. Link goes direct to the Outlook Express home page - useful for checking for updates.
IncrediMail - IncrediMail is an advanced email program that offers you, the user, an unprecedented interactive experience. With IncrediMail you can tailor your emails according to your mood and personality. Visual effects will entertain your every sense. Go ahead. Express yourself like you never did before!
Eudora Email Client for Windows - Email traffic is on the rise. Eudora is the best email program for people who get lots of email. If you're not one of those people today, you will be soon. So, take control of your email before it takes control of you. Eudora 5.0 is more than a way to send and receive messages - it's a powerful management tool with features to increase your productivity and enhance your communications.
Phoenix Email Client for Windows - Phoenix Mail is a totally free e-mail program. It has an easy to use interface and supports multiple mail accounts, Drag'nDrop, Context Menus, Offline Reading, printing, schedules, replys, forwarding, MIME, POP3 and SMTP. You can manage your mail in different folders and have powerful filters for sorting them and for spam protection. You get a preview list before downloading mails and can include a Virus Scanner for an automatic virus protection. You can fetch and send mails from ALL your accounts with ONE simple mouseclick! Address Book, Online Help and Setup program are included. Phoenix Mail comes with support for the English and German languages. Additional language support is available as an add-on. Other add-ons are also available, such as a spell checker. Please take a look at the Add-Ons page for more information.
Blat Email Client for Windows - BLAT for Windows. Easily mail any file from the command line. Blat is a Public Domain Windows 95/NT console utility that sends the contents of a file in an e-mail message using the SMTP protocol. Blat is useful for creating scripts where mail has to be sent automatically (CGI, backups, etc.), or just as a quick way to send a file or message quickly from the command line. It will store relevant configuration details in the registry for ease of use. Optionally, blat can also attach multiple binary files to your message.

FREE Windows Network Software

NetSpy V1.1 FREEWARE Network Monitoring Software - Windows 95, Windows 98 - NetSpy will allow you to monitor upto 100 Networked-PC's Desktop's "live" or schedule snapshots" at regular intervals (even just on ONE PC, watch if anyone changes anything or views documents/images that they should not - GREAT for parents wanting to keep an eye on the kids. Supports serialisation of snapshots. Monitor your children's use of the PC (even when you are not there!), Monitor unscrupulous employee activities. No Nags, NO Ads. Freeware for upto 2 PCs running Windows95/98 (can be a mixture of both OS's). Now with "Remote Control" Feature!
VNC, Virtual Network Computing - VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is, in essence, a remote display system which allows you to view a computing 'desktop' environment not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and from a wide variety of machine architectures. Version for Win32.
Sam Spade Network Monitoring Software for Windows - Sam Spade is an integrated network query tool for Windows 95, 98, NT4.0 & Windows 2000. It's freeware. Tools ping nslookup whois IP block whois dig traceroute finger SMTP VRFY web browser keep-alive DNS zone transfer SMTP relay check Usenet cancel check website download website search email header analysis Email blacklist query Abuse address query S-Lang scripting Time.

FREE Windows News Readers Software

Free Agent News Reader - Free Agent is your guide to news, fun and information in the Usenet newsgroups. And it's FREE! Free Agent is offered as freeware, and is available in both 16-bit and 32-bit versions. Free Agent has been getting rave reviews from around the world.
NwReader News Reader - What is NwReader ? NwReader is a Windows NT compatible online Newsreader, it provides no offline Newsreading or article download functions like Free Agent. You should use NwReader in conjunction with a local Newsserver like MAILTRAQ or DNEWS. NwReader is fast and handy program, made for 32 bit Windows. It is a brand new developed application, made for large Newsgroups, for a multi server environment, for fast thereading in large Newsgroups, for decoding binaries and viewing pictures in the built in pictureviewer... NwReader is more than a simple Newsreader.
Tifny3 - TIFNY3! Greater functionality in a simpler interface. Search an unlimited number of newsgroups and servers. Postings are examined to eliminate duplicate files, out-of-bound sizes or formats, rejected authors, organizations or keywords. Multi-segment postings are collected and glued together automatically from one or many servers. An internal player for AVi and MPG video types. An MP3 player with a jukebox. An image viewer with editing functions. Complete thumbnail galleries of your database with simple and fast navigation. Extensive keyboard mapping for faster access to frequent commands. TIFNY3 is free! No limitations.
WinVN Windows Newsreader - WinVN is a Microsoft Windows, Windows/95, and Windows/NT based news reader. Its name stands for Windows Visual Newsreader. Like other news readers, it can be used to select, view, write, sort and print Usenet News articles. Articles can be saved locally, cut into the Windows Clipboard or forwarded to other individuals via Electronic Mail. WinVN offers a more visual approach to Usenet News than most other news readers. WinVN allows the user to easily navigate between newsgroups and articles via its point-and-click interface. It allows the viewing of multiple articles simultaneously and on multi-tasking operating systems like Microsoft Windows/NT it even allows multiple simultaneous news server connections.
Xnews, a free Usenet newsreader for Windows 9x/NT - Xnews features: 100% GNKSA 2.0 (Good Net Keeping Seal of Approval) compliant. Plonk file (aka bozo bin). Quick filter (type in a regex and only articles whose subject/author match it will be shown). Score file for advanced filtering. Support for multiple servers/identities. Subscribed groups can be organized into categories. Remappable keyboard. Binaries handling (mime, base64, uuencode, what have you). Optional header and article caching; plus: folders for permanent archival, more...

FREE Windows PIMs (Personal Information Managers) Software

TreePad FREEWARE PIM for Windows - TreePad Freeware, Database, PIM and Outline Text-editor. (easy, small and powerful, only 380 Kb!) TreePad is easy! You can see this program as very intuitive database program, outline text editor and Information Manager. The usual database programs are not good at storing unstructured information, TreePad excells at this! It lets you define and impose your own structure. All e-mails, notes, texts and other information can be stored in an "information tree". You can define the shape of this tree yourself. Now you will never lose your notes again! This program is free and runs on Windows 95, 98, 2000, ME and NT. It is small in size (only a few 100Kb).
Contact Book - ContactBook is a small, fast and feature rich Windows95/NT4 address book. It is designed to be light on hard drive space and memory, yet contain all the features a person should need. CB includes TAPI telephone dialing, shell link email/URL browsing, complete name, company and address fields, 6 phone fields, 2 email and 2 URL fields, notes, minimize to tray support, comma/tab seperated value import and export, searching and sorting on any field, window and column size saving, and quickfind addressing along with a wealth of other features. This application is freeware - anyone may use it, be it commercial, educational, or personal use without charge.
A1 Visual Contact - 5 Star, Click-to-Contact, Multi-purpose Software in a Floppy. People Finder: Find your contacts all over the world using the WWW search engines. Contact Manager: Use it as a Personal Information Manager (PIM), or an electronic address book. Browser Add-on (Netscape, Internet Explorer): As an Add-on to these application it helps you to organize and use Bookmarks / URL / Favorites, and maintain your Email address book. Email Client Add-on (Messenger, Outlook Express®, Outlook 97/98®, and Eudora): As an Add-on to these application it helps you to organize and use Bookmarks / URL / Favorites, and maintain your Email address book. Quick Keys: Single Click fast access to most often used contacts. Phone Dialer: Quick dialer and Auto-redialer. Word Processor (MS-Word® , etc.) Add-on: Use the Letter Writing Assistant as a MS Word Add-on. A1 Visual Contact is FREE for non-commercial use.
Personal Address Book - Personal Address Book 4.0 is a simple database program where you can store basic information (addresses, phone numbers, e-mail, etc.) about other people. It's designed to be as simple and intuitive as possible so you can easily enter and quickly retrieve information from it. Version 4.0 has an improved interface for quick searching and easy record browsing & management. Features: Phone number dialing E-mailing and Web Browsing Address Book and Envelope printing Exporting & Importing of data Improved Record Browser for easier address browsing Exporting PAB data to Excel, Lotus 123, DBF file. This feature requires an Export Plug-in for Personal Address Book. Click here to download the updated version. WWW interface (Export plug-in needed) Email Sender plug-in and more... Personal Address book is freeware. Feel free to use, copy and/or distribute it as much as you wish. It's a 32 bit application. It should run on any 32 bit MS Windows Operating System (95, 98, NT).
Windows Phone Book 95 - Windows Phonebook 95 is a handy and compact phonebook featuring automatic dialing and fax and mail support. If you have to type strangely formatted e-mail addresses or fax numbers over and over to get your correspondence going, then Windows Phonebook 95 can definitely help. Easy Installation: Just unzip into a folder.
The Diary - This is a journal application that is simple enough to start using right away. It has all of the features that you need to keep track of the memories in your life. Also several other quality FreeWare applications at this site's homepage.

FREE Windows Privacy Software

PGP Freeware Pretty Good Privacy for Windows - PGP Freeware, With millions of users worldwide, PGP is the world's de facto standard for email encryption and authentication. PGP Security is proud to provide freeware versions of PGP products to non-commercial customers. These products provide limited, but important, capabilities including secure e-mail, file encryption and peer-to-peer VPN.
Ad-Aware - Ad-aware is a free multi-spyware removal tool that detects and safely removes advertising spyware from your system. Recommended - you will be amazed at what it will find on your own system - be warned though, some spyware like GoZilla! and Comet Cursor will no longer work after running Ad-Aware.
Eraser - Eraser is an advanced security tool (for Windows), which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. You can drag and drop files and folders to the on-demand eraser, use the convenient Explorer shell extension or use the integrated scheduler to program overwriting of unused disk space or, for example, browser cache files to happen regularly, at night, during your lunch break, at weekends or whenever you like.
Password Safe - Many computer users today have to keep track of dozens of passwords: for network accounts, online services, premium web sites. Some write their passwords on a piece of paper, leaving their accounts vulnerable to thieves or in-house snoops. Others choose the same password for different applications, which makes life easy for intruders of all kinds. With Password Safe, a free Windows 95 utility from Counterpane Labs, users can keep their passwords securely encrypted on their computers. A single Safe Combination--just one thing to remember--unlocks them all. Password Safe protects passwords with the Blowfish encryption algorithm, a fast, free alternative to DES. The program's security has been thoroughly verified by Counterpane Labs under the supervision of Bruce Schneier, author of Applied Cryptography and creator of the Blowfish algorithm. Password Safe features a simple, intuitive interface that lets users set up their password database in minutes. You can copy a password just by double-clicking, and paste it directly into your application. Best of all, Password Safe is completely free: no license requirements, shareware fees, or other strings attached.
ScramDisk Privacy Software for Windows - Scramdisk is a program that allows the creation and use of virtual encrypted drives. Basically, you create a container file on an existing hard drive which is created with a specific password. This container can then be mounted by the Scramdisk software which creates a new drive letter to represent the drive. The virtual drive can then only be accessed with the correct passphrase. Without the correct passphrase the files on the virtual drive are totally inaccessible. Once the passphrase has been entered correctly and the drive is mounted the new virtual drive can then be used as a normal drive, files can be saved and retrieved to the drive and you can even install applications onto the encrypted drive. Scramdisk allows virtual disks to be stored in a number of ways: In a container file on a FAT formatted hard disk. On an empty partition. Stored in the low bits of a WAV audio file (e.g. steganography).
ZoneAlarm - ZoneAlarm Pro delivers powerful new features and comprehensive Internet security for all users of always-on Internet-connected PCs, whether in a small business office or home setting, and whether using an individual or networked PC. ZoneAlarm Pro is compatible with Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000. ZoneAlarm is still free* for personal and non-profit use. Protect your PC with this award-winning utility.
Anonymizer - Anonymous online surfing.

FREE Windows Search Engines Software

Manta DB - The MantaDB Utilities are a free suite of 8 tools that integrate seamlessly into your Internet Explorer browser and add extra capabilities to it. Some examples are the LinkChecker, Personal Sidebar, Page DeFramer, Web Page AutoRefresh, Font Sizer and Sensible Colors tools. One of the favorite tools is the Web Page Indexer. MantaDB can scan web pages as you view them and build a searchable index out the words they contain. Searching is super fast and works just like an Internet search engine except that the content is built out of pages YOU have viewed. If you've ever been in the situation where you could not return to a page you know you have once seen then MantaDB is for you. Recommended.
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FREE Windows Security Software

ZoneAlarm - ZoneAlarm Pro delivers powerful new features and comprehensive Internet security for all users of always-on Internet-connected PCs, whether in a small business office or home setting, and whether using an individual or networked PC. ZoneAlarm Pro is compatible with Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000. ZoneAlarm is still free for personal and non-profit use. Protect your PC with this award-winning utility.
Sygate Personal Firewall - Sygate Personal Firewall is advanced, user-friendly software that protects your personal computer from malicious hackers and other intruders. Sygate Personal Firewall is a must-have security measure for any PC that connects to the public Internet. Once you’ve been compromised, every other network you connect to is at risk; including your home, employer and online bank accounts. No matter where you use your computer, whether dial-up or an always-on broadband Internet connection, Sygate Personal Firewall, gives you confidence that your precious business, personal, financial and other data is safe and secure. Windows 95/98/, NT or 2000, ME.
Tiny Personal Firewall - Tiny Personal Firewall represents smart, easy-to-use personal security technology that fully protects personal computers against hackers. Built on ICSA-certified security technology, it is also an integral part of The Tiny Software Centrally Managed Desktop Security (CMDS) system selected by the US Air Force for its approximately 500,000 desktop computers. Available FREE for home use. NOTE: Tiny Personal Firewall will not function properly if it is installed on a computer using WinRoute or Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing. Compatible with Windows® 9x, ME, 2000 and NT4.0.
PGP Freeware Pretty Good Privacy for Windows - PGP Freeware, With millions of users worldwide, PGP is the world's de facto standard for email encryption and authentication. PGP Security is proud to provide freeware versions of PGP products to non-commercial customers. These products provide limited, but important, capabilities including secure e-mail, file encryption and peer-to-peer VPN.
PowerCrypt 2000 - OVSoft - PowerCrypt 2000, the innovative and powerful file encoder. Make sure your files are safe with a 100% secure encryption algorithm, which is not resolveable by NSA nor CIA. You can encode multiple files at a time, manage your archives and compress data for a better disk space usage. Get three goals at a time: max security, easy usage, fast encryption.
Cloak - OVSoft - Cloak is an encryption / decryption program, with a difference. Most encryption programs offer only mild security or security based on the complexities of the algorithms deployed. Cloak is different, Cloak facilitates total encryption where each byte of the source file can be encrypted independently with an unpredictable key byte, yielding not just strong encryption, but potentially total security of the encrypted file in transit provided the keys are kept safe and not recycled. Any computer files can be encrypted and keys can be generated by the program or you can create your own keys and then import them into Cloak. Cloak also provides for secure messaging. In this mode of operation, text messages are keyed in and encrypted. The difference in this mode of operation lies in the decryption process, messages are decoded to screen in a horizontal text scroller. There are additional security benefits by this form of message handling. Without decoding to file, the possibility of the recipient compromising security by leaving a decoded file or print out available to interception is reduced if not avoided completely. Both the sender and the recipient of encrypted information must have Cloak installed and the key used to encrypt the data.
Black Screen - This security application will lock your desktop from unwanted users. There are several display options you can choose from, a totally black screen, capture the desktop, or display a specified bitmap. There is a setup screen where you can define the password, display type, mouse options, and more! There is no installation required, just click on Black Screen and the first time it is launched it will configure your system. Perfect program to secure you desktop with no hassles. Black Screen has a very ingenious mechanism that allows users to enter their password quickly to exit this security program. Blackscreen is freeware.
Whisper 32 - Whisper 32 is a very easy-to-use Password Manager for Windows 95 and Windows NT. Store all of your passwords in one file. Password protection. Data files are encrypted using a robust public domain private-key encryption algorithm. Built-in password generator. Passwords may be set to expire at user-configurable intervals. Never type in passwords or user-names: use the Windows clipboard to transfer them. Automatic backups. Attractive interface.
Eraser - Eraser is an advanced security tool (for Windows), which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. You can drag and drop files and folders to the on-demand eraser, use the convenient Explorer shell extension or use the integrated scheduler to program overwriting of unused disk space or, for example, browser cache files to happen regularly, at night, during your lunch break, at weekends or whenever you like.

FREE Windows Screen Savers Software

The SETI@home Free Scren Saver - The SETI@home program is a special kind of screensaver. Like other screensavers it starts up when you leave your computer unattended, and it shuts down as soon as you return to work. What it does in the interim is unique. While you are getting coffee, or having lunch or sleeping, your computer will be helping the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence by analyzing data specially captured by the world's largest radio telescope. For Windows (95/98/2000/NT/ME/XP) and Macintosh (MacOS).
Russell Crowe Free Screen Saver - Free Movie Screen Saver featuring Russell Crowe, star of Gladiator and L.A. Confidential.
The Space Travel Free Screen Saver - A stunning free screen saver for windows that simulates the journey from earth orbit to the Moon's surface and then on to Mars, Jupiter and the Rings of Saturn.
The Drawing Hand Screen Saver - The Drawing Hand Screen Saver replays drawings created by a number of artists. You watch as each drawing is created from start to finish. Stunning effect. Over 150 drawings can be downloaded from the site's picture gallery.
The Matrix Free Screen Saver - Free Screensaver based on the movie, with images, music, sound effects and dialogs from the movie.
Aquatica Free Screen Saver - Free Screensaver featuring realistic 3D Tropical Fish that randomly animate in true color. This site also features another well reviewed free screensaver - Zalien.
The Planet of the Apes Movie Screen Saver - Free Screen Saver that features images from the 20th Century Fox film - Planet of the Apes.
Free Seasonal Screen Savers and Screen Saver Tools - Site has a range of freeware Screen Savers for download and also FreeWare and ShareWare Screen Saver Creation Software. Check out the American Flag Free Screen Saver.
Free Screen Savers - various categories - Good choice of free screen savers at this site - from Animal ScreenSavers, through Cartoon ScreenSavers to Sci-Fi ScreenSavers - the choice is yours.

FREE Windows Text Editors Software

NoteTab Light - The ultimate free Notepad replacement and a handy HTML editor. Handle a heap of files with a simple tabbed interface. Search files, strip HTML tags and format text quickly. Formerly called "Super NoteTab". 100% freeware -- no ads and no nags. NoteTab is a leading-edge text and HTML editor. Winner of top shareware industry awards in 1998 and 1999, this elegant application does it all: handle a stack of huge files with ease, format your text to your heart's content, use a spell-checker and thesaurus, and perform system-wide searches and multi-line global replacements. Build document templates, add bookmarks, convert text to HTML on the fly, and take charge of your code with a bunch of handy HTML tools. Use a simple, power-packed scripting language to create anything from a text macro to a mini-application.
SynEdit - SynEdit is a Freeware 32-bit text editor for Windows 95/98/NT4. It offers many powerful features for web page authors and programmers, and supports a good subset of the features found in shareware and commercial programs. SynEdit provides you with drag and drop file access, opens files of nearly unlimited size, and you can have over 255 files open at once in a tabbed workspace. It also features a highly functional built-in hex editor for editing binary files word-processor style. Additionally, SynEdit provides support for project/workspace saving and restoration, as well as supporting any command-line compiler or viewer that can be operated from the command-line. Other features include cliptext libraries for commonly used keywords and phrases, a floating HTML taglist, keyword autocompletion and a convenient file browser for quickly navigating the directory tree to open files. NOTE: The home page link for Syn Edit stopped working, if anyone knows the new home page I will re-activate the link.
Win32Pad 1.0.13 - Win32Pad 1.0.13 - my notepad replacement. (FREEWARE). It's very small in size (28k), doesn't require any runtime dlls (except riched20.dll). It's very fast and powerful. Has a ton of features that you would expect (MRUs, Find/Replace, Intellimouse support, shows current location, # of lines, file offset, file size, Goto Line #, Shows Insert/Overwrite editing mode, Can change Font Color/Size/Character set/etc..) (FREEWARE).
PFE - Programmers File Editor - The final release of PFE is version 1.01, which is available in versions for Windows 9x, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows 3.1x. It's available from a number of major archive sites. Progammers File Editor is a large-capacity, multi-file editor. Although it's primarily oriented towards program developers and contains features like the ability to run compilers and development applications, it is a good general purpose editor.
AbiWord - The Open Source, Cross-Platform Word Processor. AbiWord is a lean and fast full-featured word processor. It works on Windows and most Unix Systems. It is safe and easy to download and install. Features include: Basic character formatting (bold, underline, italics, etc.) Paragraph alignment Spell-check Import of Word97 and RTF documents Export to RTF, Text, HTML, and LaTeX formats Interactive rulers and tabs Styles Unlimited undo/redo Multiple column control Widow/orphan control Find/Replace Images
Prolix Text Editor - Prolix is a popular Windows text editor with 16-bit and 32-bit versions. It features a clean, intuitive, easy-to-use interface, a speedbar, context sensitive right-click menus, and visible bookmarks. Prolix is an MDI (multiple document interface) application, so it can open many files at once. Unlike many Windows applications, Prolix doesn't modify any of your system files. For private, non-commercial use, Prolix is and always will be completely free.

FREE Windows Zip Utilities Software

WinZip Archive Utility for Windows - WinZip brings the convenience of Windows to the use of Zip files and other compression formats. The optional wizard interface makes zipping and unzipping easier than ever. WinZip features built-in support for CAB files and for popular Internet file formats such as TAR, gzip, UUencode, BinHex, and MIME. ARJ, LZH, and ARC files are supported via external programs. WinZip interfaces to most virus scanners.
Aladdin Systems' Expander for Windows - Open downloads and attachments hassle-free! Aladdin Systems' Expander freeware for PC or Mac is the easiest way to expand and decode all those files you download from the Web or receive in your email. Just drag, drop, and you're done! Expander works seamlessly with Web browsers such as Internet Explorer™ and Netscape Navigator™. From BinHex to Zip, StuffIt to MIME, Expander accesses more formats, in less time, with zero hassles.
Power Archiver - PowerArchiver 2001 - The Ultimate Freeware Archive Utility for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000. built-in compression for ZIP(including Quake III PK3, JAR - JavaARchiver, OWK and REP files), CAB, LHA (LZH), TAR, TAR.GZ, TAR.BZ2 and BH (BlakHole), ... built-in decompression for ZIP, CAB, LHA, RAR, ACE, ARJ, TAR, GZIP, BZIP2, ARC, ZOO, BH, ... built-in support for XXE and UUE encoded files multi-volume ("disk spanning") archives for ZIP, RAR, ACE, ARJ and CAB format self-extracting archives ("sfx") for ZIP, RAR, ACE, ARJ, LHA and BH formats easy-to-use interface with many customizable options, drag & drop support, full integration with Windows Explorer using Explorer Shell Extensions, ... lot of tools like for converting archives, repairing archives, spanning archives, ... skinnable toolbar. Translations to other languages: French, German, Dutch, Czech and many, many more powerful and practical features
EnZip FreeWare Zip Compression - EnZip, is a freeware zip compression utility for MS Windows. Offering immediate benefits to both new and experienced users, EnZip is one of the most complete zip products available. Featuring a modern, stylish interface, designed to compliment the Windows Explorer and making it a snap to just pick-up and go. The ideal product to manage the many zip files you download daily from the internet or to create backups of your important data.
Features (Version 3.00) Folder view for greater control and navigation of zip files, including an explorer tree for quickly locating folders Favorites menu to list the zip files in often used folders, ideal for download locations Integrated file explorer, makes finding and loading files fast and simple Easily 'Checkout' the contents of a zip file by creating a Start Menu group managed by EnZip Install software from zip files without leaving EnZip Package zip files in customizable Self-Extracting programs with your own message boxes and icons Encrypt important zip files with personal passwords Manage zip files directly from Windows Explorer using pop-up (context) menus for quick tasks Drag and drop from Windows to create zip files or to add new files Create zip files spanning multiple floppy disks to transport large files Easily scan zip file contents for virus infection

FREE Windows Miscellaneous Software

Revelation - Revelation is one of those programmes that you don't need until you need it - and then you really need it. What it does is reveal your passwords that are hidden behind the little row of stars in Windows. A must have freeware utility.
TimeClock for Windows - Time Clock is a utility which can start applications at certain times. For example, it is possible to run a virus scanner every two weeks at the startup of your computer. And when the virus scanner is finished a defragmentation utility can be run automatically. Features: Alarm tasks, you can not only run application with Time Clock, but also reminders can be scheduled. Wave-files can be attached to these alarms. Snooze function. Postpone the execution of application or reminds an alarm with an user definable time interval. Auto close, it is possible with a command line option to let Time Clock close itself automatically when there aren't any tasks waiting. This will free the memory Time Clock is uses. Closing applications automatically after a specific time period. Time Clock is designed for Windows95 and Windows98.
WordWeb FREE Dictionary and Thesaurus for Windows - WordWeb, the free thesaurus and dictionary for Windows. WordWeb is a powerful free English thesaurus and dictionary. Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world use this top-rated software. Features include: Definitions and synonyms, Proper nouns, Related words 120, 000 root words, 100, 000 synonym sets, Link up to MS Word. The program's quick and easy to use.
xearth for Windows - Xearth for Windows is a port of Kirk Johnson's original xearth program to Microsoft Windows. Xearth renders a shaded image of the earth on your desktop, as seen from your favorite vantage point in space. By default, the image is updated every five minutes according to the current position of the sun.
Date Edit - Date Edit is a shell extension for Windows 95, 98, NT4, and 2000 that enables you to change the date and time (the timestamp) of your files. You can change the created, modified, and accessed date of a file by right-clicking it in the Windows Explorer and choosing Date Edit from the context menu. By selecting multiple files in the Windows Explorer you are allowed to change the date/time of many files in just one action. On Windows NT4 and Windows 2000 you are also enabled to change the time and date of your directories.
DigiGuide (TM) FREE TV Guide for WAP, Web, AvantGo and PC, provides full listings for all UK and Ireland TV channels along with advanced searching, reminders and favourites. Never again miss a favourite TV show whilst using your computer. FREE.

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