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Introduction..................................................................5
Copyright & Disclaimer.................................................... 6
Audio and Video Software................................................ 7
1. Audacity............................................................................. 7
2. CamStudio........................................................................... 7
3. XBMC................................................................................. 7
4. Debut Video Capture.............................................................. 8
5. Avidemux Video Editor........................................................... 8
6. VirtualDub........................................................................... 9
7. Nero Kwik Media................................................................... 9
8. Blender.............................................................................. 9
9. Freemake Video Converter.................................................... 10
10. Aimp............................................................................... 10
11. VLC Media Player............................................................... 10

Image Editor and Viewer.................................................12


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FastStone......................................................................... 12
Fly Free.......................................................................... 13
IrfanView......................................................................... 13
Pos Photo Editor................................................................ 13
GNU Gimp........................................................................ 14
Photoscape...................................................................... 14
Paint.NET........................................................................ 14
PhotoPlus Starter Edition..................................................... 15
Google Picasa.................................................................... 15
XnView........................................................................... 16
nConvert......................................................................... 16
Image Resizer................................................................... 16

Security Software.........................................................18
25. Zone Alarm Free Firewall 2013.............................................. 18
26. Avast! 7 Free Antivirus........................................................ 18
27. AVG Anti-Virus Free 2013..................................................... 18
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28. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.................................................. 19


29. Avira Free Antivirus............................................................ 19
30. Microsoft Security Essentials................................................. 20
31. Moon Secure Antivirus......................................................... 20
32. Online Armor.................................................................... 20
33. Panda Cloud Antivirus......................................................... 21
34. Comodo Free Firewall......................................................... 21
35. Ad-Aware Free Antivirus...................................................... 22
36. PC Tools AntiVirus.............................................................. 22
37. FortiClient Lite.................................................................. 23
38. Digital Defender Antivirus.................................................... 23
39. Clearsight Antivirus Lite...................................................... 23
40. Kingsoft Antivirus 2012....................................................... 24
41. Xyvos Antivirus.................................................................. 24
42. Spyware Blaster................................................................. 24
43. Spybot Search And Destroy................................................... 25

Backup and Disk Utilities................................................ 26


44. GFI Backup....................................................................... 26
45. Cobian Backup.................................................................. 26
46. F-Backup......................................................................... 26
47. WinDirStat Disk Space Usage Analyzer................................... 27
48. SpaceSniffer..................................................................... 27
49. Auslogics Disk Defrag.......................................................... 27
50. Disk Space Fan 4 Free......................................................... 28
51. MyDefrag......................................................................... 28

System Utilities............................................................30
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Comodo System Cleaner...................................................... 30
CCleaner......................................................................... 31
SlimCleaner...................................................................... 31
FreeRAM XP Pro................................................................ 31
PC Wizard........................................................................ 32
RegAlyzer........................................................................ 32
Registrar Registry Manager................................................... 32
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60. WhoCrashed..................................................................... 33
61. Advanced SystemCare Free.................................................. 33
62. WinRAR........................................................................... 33
63. DriverMax........................................................................ 34
64. Free Registry Defrag........................................................... 34
65. DevManView Device Manager................................................ 35
66. BlueScreenView................................................................ 35
67. BatteryInfoView................................................................ 35

Internet..................................................................... 37
68. Firefox............................................................................ 37
69. Chrome........................................................................... 37
70. Find Favorites................................................................... 37
71. Google Toolbar.................................................................. 38
72. Pegasus Mail..................................................................... 38
73. Thunderbird Email Client..................................................... 38
74. Skype............................................................................. 39
75. Instantbird....................................................................... 39
76. uTorrent.......................................................................... 39

Office Suites, Document Utilities......................................41


77. PrimoPDF........................................................................ 41
78. PDF24 Creator.................................................................. 41
79. LibreOffice....................................................................... 41
80. SSuite Personal Office......................................................... 42
81. Lotus Symphony................................................................ 42
82. Kingsoft Office.................................................................. 42
83. OpenOffice....................................................................... 43
84. OOo4Kids......................................................................... 43
85. OxygenOffice.................................................................... 44
86. Adobe Reader................................................................... 44
87. Office Viewers.................................................................. 44
88. Open Workbench............................................................... 45
89. OpenProj......................................................................... 45

Misc Utilities................................................................46
90. TeamViewer..................................................................... 46
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91. FreeMind......................................................................... 46
92. Universal Viewer............................................................... 46
93. YoWindow Weather............................................................ 47
94. Hulu Desktop Integration..................................................... 47
95. InstantStorm..................................................................... 47
96. ReProfiler........................................................................ 48
97. WizMouse........................................................................ 48
98. Mute on Lock.................................................................... 49
99. Truecrypt......................................................................... 49
100. Password Dragon.............................................................. 49

Your Feedback.............................................................51

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Introduction
We have compiled 100 freeware in various categories for Windows OS that we
think will be helpful for you. This list is not comprehensive or authoritative by
any means.
However this list has enough freeware for you to play around and pick the one
that is suitable your specific usage scenario.
Please remember when downloading freeware, or any other program, pay
attention during installation. Some programs or download sites try to install
additional software that is not needed, such as a browser toolbar, a search
appliance, or their favorite anti-virus or anti-spyware application. Be sure to
look carefully and check/uncheck the necessary boxes so that you only get the
software you are actually looking for.
If you think we've forgotten to include your favorite freeware, or if you think any
of the freeware mentioned here should not be in the list for some reason, leave
your comment on the 100 Best Freeware for Windows page.
Don't forget! This list is the initial draft version, and we'll be updating it
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Copyright & Disclaimer


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Audio and Video Software


1. Audacity
Audacity is an open source freeware application for audio recording and editing.
It is among the best free sound editing and recording programs. With this audio
editor, you can easily record live audio, change the pitch of recording, cut, copy,
and mix sounds, etc. You can even convert tapes and records into digital
recordings and CDs. Audacity supports Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files.
It is easy to use and supports multiple languages, and works on various operating
systems.
Download Audacity
Read Audacity Review

2. CamStudio
CamStudio can record the video and audio activity on your computer. The
application has a user friendly interface and you can record AVI or SWF video
from your computer screen. You can also convert AVI files to SWF files which are
lean and bandwidth-friendly streaming flash videos. The application doesnt
include a help guide, so it may be a bit complicated for beginners to use the
software. With Camstudio, you can easily create demonstration videos for any
software program or video tutorials.
Download CamStudio
Read CamStudio Review

3. XBMC
XBMC Media Center is an open source application. It is available for various
operating systems like Windows, Mac, Linux etc. XBMC can play almost all audio
and video formats, even files inside ZIP and RAR archives. Once installed, it can
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transform your computer into a multimedia jukebox. It is based on network


playback, meaning that you can stream your multimedia from anywhere at your
place or from the internet. XBMC can also play CDs and DVDs directly from the
disk or image file.
Download XBMC
Read XBMC Review

4. Debut Video Capture


Debut Video Capture is a program that lets you capture video files directly on
your computer using a webcam or external devices. It can also record screen
activity or streaming video. It can also capture a snapshot from a video recording
and save it as JPEG file. In normal operation, it saves your video files on your
computer hard drive in many formats like AVI, WMV, FLV, MOV, MP4 etc.
Download Debut Video Capture
Read Debut Video Capture Review

5. Avidemux Video Editor


Avidemux is an open source video editor that will make cutting, filtering, and
encoding a breeze! It is compatible with various video formats including AVI,
MPEG, DVD among others, as well as supporting audio formats including MP3,
AAC, WAV, and many others. This is a quick, no-nonsense way of editing video
files.
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6. VirtualDub
VirtualDub is a free video editing software which can accomplish just about any
task for trimming and cleaning up videos. It also includes batch-processing
functionality for processing a large number of files. VirtualDub has a variety of
features including a choice of compression codecs, splitting, and addition of
audio tracks. The whole source code is available which is a plus.
Download VirtualDub
Read VirtualDub Review

7. Nero Kwik Media


Nero Kwik Media is a freeware application by Nero which can burn and copy all
your music, videos or data to a CD, DVD or blu-ray disc. It is quick, easy and
customizable. It can find videos and photos on your PC, mobile devices or other
external hard drives, and then synchronize them into a smart and easy to use
media library, so that you can easily play the music or movies of your choice or
watch your photographs. So all in all, Nero Kwik Media is a free and light media
manager which manages i.e organizes, edits and shares, your media files and
data.
Download Nero Kwik Media
Read Nero Kwik Media Review

8. Blender
Blender is a free, open-source 3D rendering program that features a great list of
animation essentials, including interface, modeling, rigging, rendering,
animation, UV unwrapping, shading, real time 3D/Game creation, and many
others. It has a feature-packed interface loaded with useful and intrinsic tools.
Download Blender
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9. Freemake Video Converter


Freemake Video Converter is a freeware program for converting videos to play
with any format, MPEG, AVI, FLV, PSP, iPod, MP3, Android, iPhone, iTouch, and
many more. This fantastic program is very easy to install and use. The
application includes brilliant bonus features, like converting online videos
directly from more than 50 websites including very popular websites like
Youtube, Facebook etc. There are more than 200 input formats supported by
Freemake Video Converter, and its video conversion is the fastest because of
integrated CUDA and DXVA technology. It can convert videos to burn blu ray
format video; subtitle support is included; it can burn DVDs up to 40 hours in
length; and much more.
Download Freemake Video Converter
Read Freemake Video Converter Review

10. Aimp
AIMP has all the features that you will look for in any good quality music player,
with support for more than twenty formats. It has a simple and intuitive user
interface with easy navigation. The player is fully customizable and extendable.
Aimp includes an 18 band graphics equalizer with extra built-in sound effects,
and audio is processed in 32-bit for crystal clear sound. It is a light-weight and
easy to use program with the ability to work with multiple playlists at once.
Aimp has an integrated audio library, sound recorder, tag editor, audio converter,
and much more.
Download Aimp
Read Aimp Review

11. VLC Media Player


VLC Media Player is a favorite multimedia player which is portable and open
source. This powerful software supports multiple audio and video formats
regardless of their nature. Its framework also plays DVDs, VCDs, and Audio CDs,
as well as many other streaming protocols. It works on different operating
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systems like Windows, Mac, Linux, etc. and is completely free of adware or
spyware. VLC is simple to install and use with its inbuilt media converter and
streamer.
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Image Editor and Viewer


12. Jing
Jing is a freeware application for image/screen capturing and photo editing. It's
a product of Techsmith Company which is known for their excellent screen
capture applications. Jing makes capturing videos and images on your screen a
simple, one click action, and allows you to share them online with your friends.
It is a feature rich program which can be used to capture a screenshot or record
a screencast (you will need a microphone to include audio). You can edit photos
or videos with this program to enhance them. To initialize Jing, you need to
create an account with Techsmith.
Download Jing
Read Jing Review

13. FastStone
FastStone Image Viewer is a convenient program for viewing, editing and
converting images. It supports many popular image formats such as PNG, JPEG,
GIF, BMP, etc., and can also save images as PDF files. Its interface is based on
explorer, so navigation is never a problem. Once you find the images folder, its
content will open as thumbnails. You can select an image by double clicking it
and it will automatically open in full screen, now you can perform your actions
on the image, e.g. renaming, resizing, cropping, rotating, etc. These actions can
also be performed on several images at once in a batch mode.
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14. Fly Free


Fly Free is a photo viewer and editor that makes it relatively easy to view and
edit pictures. You can resize several pictures at once, upload pictures directly to
several social media sites, convert a webpage to an image, and perform all the
other standard image editing functions that you can expect from a free software.
Download Fly Free
Read Fly Free Review

15. IrfanView
IrfanView can view, edit, play video as well audio files, convert image files,
optimize, create slideshows etc. Its interface is simple and clean and it has
extensive batch processing support. Irfanview is expandable with plug-ins and is
light on system resources. It is fast and supports multiple file formats. You can
also create images, take screenshots, and paint with this software. This small
powerful program is easy to use and one of the most popular image editors out
there.
Download IrfanView
Read IrfanView Review

16. Pos Photo Editor


Pos Free Photo Editor is easy to use and intuitive. You can perform various photo
editing functions including crop, resize, contrast, rotate, remove red eye,
increase/decrease contrast, sharpness, etc.
Download Pos Photo Editor
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17. GNU Gimp


GNU GIMP is an open source photo editing or image manipulation program which
allows you to view, edit, and enhance your photos. It is a feature rich software
which can perform a number of tasks. The GIMP can perform anything from basic
to complex photo manipulation tasks. Its user interface is not user friendly, and
beginners may take some time to get used to the program. Despite its complex
operation, the G'IMP is very popular because it has almost all tools that are
required in photo editing software.
Download GNU Gimp
Read GNU Gimp Review

18. Photoscape
Photoscape is an image editing application which is packed with all the basic
features for photo editing and enhancing. The software has an intuitive and
attractive user interface which makes it easy and fun to use even for beginners.
It includes powerful features which can not only edit pictures but also create
slideshows or animated GIFs, capture screenshots, and much more.
Download Photoscape
Read Photoscape Review

19. Paint.NET
Paint.NET is a photo editing and image manipulation program which allows you
to view, edit and enhance your photos. Unlike Photoshop, Paint.NET is not for
professional photo editors, rather it's good for those who want to do basic photo
enhancement. This is a feature rich application which can perform multiple
photo manipulation tasks and is therefore excellent for home use. Paint.NET has
a simple and clean interface which makes it easy to use even for beginners. It
has almost all the tools that are required in a basic photo editor software. During
installation, you need to have latest version of .NET framework installed in your
computer or it will do that for you along with the installation.
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Download Paint.NET
Read Paint.NET Review

20. PhotoPlus Starter Edition


PhotoPlus is a good image editing software which has both free and pro versions.
The free version is called "PhotoPlus Starter Edition", and it includes all the
typical photo editing features. You can also remove red eye, smooth the skin,
brighten the teeth, etc, on the photos.
Download PhotoPlus Starter Edition
Read PhotoPlus Starter Edition Review

21. Google Picasa


Google Picasa is a photo organizer and editor. Its interface is quite intuitive and
easy to use. Once installed, it will locate all the pictures in your system and start
organizing them, representing them as thumbnails making it easier for you to
manage. Picasa can be used without Internet except for some of the online
features. Besides powerful photo management, picasa lets you edit the photos,
using various options like re-sizing, cropping, adding effects, etc. to enhance the
quality of your photographs.
Download Google Picasa
Read Google Picasa Review

22. XnView
XnView is an image viewer, but it does a lot more than that. You can convert
your image files to different formats and perform basic image editing functions
like resize, crop, rotate, etc. XnView can perform batch convert and rename,
screen capture, and comparison of images side by side. All in all, this is an easy
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to use image viewer with additional functionality that you might need for your
image manipulation.
Download XnView
Read XnView Review

23. nConvert
NConvert can convert your image files to different formats, supporting over 400
of them. The best thing about NCovert is that you can change the format of
several image files using the batch mode, or perform other image manipulation
functions like adjusting brightness and contrast, applying filters and effects, etc.
Download NConvert
Read NConvert Review

24. Image Resizer


Image Resizer lets you resize an image directly by right-clicking on the image file
from your Windows Explorer. Using this utility you can also select multiple files
and resize them at the same time. It is an extremely simple, easy to use, and
efficient utility.
Download Image Resizer
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Security Software
25. Zone Alarm Free Firewall 2013
Zone Alarm Free Firewall is a complete PC protection solution that gives you
protection against spyware, malware, virus, trojans, hackers, etc. Zone Alarm
Free Firewall has a two way firewall, which makes your PC invisible to hackers
and stops spyware from sending your data out to the internet. Its ZoneAlarm
Security Toolbar gives security information about sites you visit and much more.
Download Zone Alarm Free Firewall 2013
Read Zone Alarm Free Firewall 2012 Review

26. Avast! 7 Free Antivirus


Avast! 7 Free Antivirus is one of the best antivirus solutions available in the
market and it's FREE. This reliable utility gives you effective protection against
spyware and viruses. It has a friendly user interface with all features displayed
on the main window, making it very easy to use. The scanning process has good
speed and the 'shields' are both effective and highly configurable. Avast! 7 has a
full complement of features as you can see under main headings on the left side
of the screen shot below. These features will be explained below in detail. For
regular or average user, it will definitely and significantly reduce the risk of the
computer being infected.
Download Avast! 7 Free Antivirus
Read Avast! 7 Free Antivirus Review

27. AVG Anti-Virus Free 2013


AVG Anti-Virus is an effective freeware which protects your PC against spyware,
virus, rootkits, spam etc. It sits quietly in the system tray and works in the
background without bothering you. Its database is frequently updated
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automatically to protect you from freshly discovered threats. With email


protection and web browsing filter, it becomes a perfect anti-virus tool for
regular but not so avid computer users. While installing this application, it will
try to install the AVG security tool bar which is not required and offers to change
default search engine. You just need to pay attention to this.
Download AVG Anti-Virus Free 2013
Read AVG Anti-Virus Free 2012 Review

28. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects viruses, trojans, spyware, worms, rootkits,
dialers and other malware. This antimalware is light-weight and easy to use; the
technology it uses is very effective and provides one of the most powerful
security tools. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is fast, efficient and impressive with
maximum detection rate. Note that unlike Avast or AVG, the free version doesnt
provide real-time protection; the user needs to launch a scan which then
generates a report listing the affected areas so that you can clear off the
malware as per your requirement.
Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Read Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Review

29. Avira Free Antivirus


Avira is one of the oldest free anti-virus solutions in the market. It gives your PC
basic protection against malware like viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, adware
and spyware. It scans your system at a fine speed, and if infections are it repairs
the system automatically. This is an ad supported application and offers to install
non required software during installation. Be careful to deselect those.
Download Avira Free Antivirus
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30. Microsoft Security Essentials


Microsoft Security Essentials is a free antivirus program from Microsoft to protect
your computer against trojans, virus, worms and spyware. Its installation and
interface is so simple that you can very easily learn to use it. You may compare it
with any good free antivirus in the market, but it can actually be compared to its
paid competitors as well. Its scanning process is quite fast and updates are
delivered quickly too. This program runs quietly in the background without
disturbing you, generating alerts and updates only when required.
Download Microsoft Security Essentials
Read Microsoft Security Essentials Review

31. Moon Secure Antivirus


Moon Secure Antivirus is an open source antivirus solution for Windows. It's
licensed under GPL. And offers multiple scan engines, net shield, firewall, exec
scanner, rootkit prevention, etc.
Download Moon Secure Antivirus
Read Moon Secure Antivirus Review

32. Online Armor


Online Armor protects your PC from unwanted intruders like hackers, malicious
programs, etc. This program is quite easy to install and use; once you are done
with installation, you need to restart your computer in order to put its learning
or exploration process to an end. The application doesnt slow down your
computer and is light on system resources. Its interface is clean and intuitive
with all options nicely displayed on the right side of the main window. Another
good thing is that it doesnt annoy you with too many pop-ups. All in all it is
powerful security software but some features are missing in the free version.
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Read Online Armor Review

33. Panda Cloud Antivirus


Panda Cloud Antivirus detects viruses, trojans, spyware, worms, hacking tools,
dialers, and other malware. Panda is a light-weight and easy to use program
which uses minimal system resources. The technology is cloud-based and draws
from Pandas collective intelligence. Its interface is intuitive and installation is
easy; however, users need to pay attention while installing since Panda is an adsupported application which will try to change your homepage for web browsers,
add a toolbar, etc. This antivirus is fast, efficient, and impressive with maximum
detection rate.
Download Panda Cloud Antivirus
Read Panda Cloud Antivirus Review

34. Comodo Free Firewall


Comodo free firewall uses default deny protection rather than letting malware
enter your system, then detecting it and removing it. Comodo doesnt let any
suspicious file get executed in your system. Whenever any type of malware or
virus tries to enter your computer, Comodo will raise an alert which notifies you.
It has a clean and user friendly interface which makes it easy to navigate.
Download Comodo Free Firewall
Read Comodo Free Firewall Review

35. Ad-Aware Free Antivirus


Ad-Aware Free Antivirus is reliable utility gives you an effective protection
against trojans, virus, worms and spyware. It gives you two way protection i.e
protection with antivirus and anti-spyware engines. Ad-Aware has a friendly user
interface with all its features displayed nicely; this software solution is full of
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features but to activate it, you need to register first. An activation key will be
sent by email and you have to paste it in when asked.
Download Ad-Aware Free Antivirus
Read Ad-Aware Free Antivirus Review

36. PC Tools AntiVirus


PC Tools AntiVirus consists of various tools to protect your computer against
viruses, spyware, and other malware (worms, trojans, etc.). It gives protection
while you are surfing on internet with tools like File Guard, which scans and
blocks malware in real-time, and Search Defender, which warns you about unsafe
or phishing websites. Smart Updates automatically keeps the protection up to
date against latest threats . Users need to pay attention during installation since
this ad-supported software will try to install third party programs which are not
really required. PC Tools offers different types of scans; you can opt for intelliscan, full-scan or custom-scan depending on your requirement and time.
Download PC Tools AntiVirus
Read PC Tools AntiVirus Review

37. FortiClient Lite


FortiClient Lite is not just an antivirus but a complete end point protection suite
which includes virus and other malware detection, VPN, parental web control
and rootkit removal. This award winning protection suite is the in-house product
of Fortinet and uses definitions from Fortinets FortiGuard Labs. It is an easy-touse program with a user friendly interface and is light on system resources.
FortiClient Lite offers three type of scans: Quick scan will scan your PC quickly
against the intruders, Full scan will slowly scan your PC with in-depth analysis,
and Custom scan can be customized according to your needs.
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38. Digital Defender Antivirus


Digital Defender Antivirus has both free and pro versions. The free version
provides basic protection and works as both anti-virus and anti-spyware, updates
daily (as opposed to hourly for the paid version), and does not extend protection
to removable devices.
Download Digital Defender Antivirus
Read Digital Defender Antivirus Review

39. Clearsight Antivirus Lite


Clearsight Antivirus Lite offers realtime resident protection from malware. The
scanning engine is fast and scans for viruses, worms, trojans, backdoors, macro
viruses, etc. Clearsight also has a very small memory footprint, and uses
incremental virus database update to reduce the download time.
Download Clearsight Antivirus Lite
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40. Kingsoft Antivirus 2012


Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 uses K+ Defense, which is a cloud-based proactive
program. The smart scan is very fast, and light on system resources. One of the
neat features about this Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 is that it doesn't conflict with
other antivirus software. You can run this along with any of your other favorite
antivirus software.
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41. Xyvos Antivirus


Xyvos Antivirus has both free and enterprise editions, and the features offered in
the free edition are fairly limited when compared to its enterprise edition.
However it does offer all the standard features that you would expect from a
typical free Anti-virus utility.
Download Xyvos Antivirus
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42. Spyware Blaster


Spyware Blaster is a powerful freeware protection program which was initially
designed to block the installation of ActiveX-based attackers and it worked
effectively for that purpose. Since then, there was no looking back, and the
software has been expanded to protect your computer against spyware, adware,
dialers, and other malicious programs which act as threats on the internet and
annoy users. This efficient antivirus solution is designed with a very friendly and
appealing user interface which makes it very easy to use.
Download Spyware Blaster
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43. Spybot Search And Destroy


Spybot Search And Destroy is a free spyware, malware, and adware remover. The
program comes with a plain and clear interface which is quite easy to use.
Scanning speed may be less than some others but is decent considering the depth
of protection. Spybot S&D scans for and removes malware and rootkits, and you
can also immunize your browser and host file.
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Backup and Disk Utilities


44. GFI Backup
GFI is used professionally due to its built-in support for Microsoft's VSS model.
Backing up is faster and simpler with volume shadow copying. You can also auto
notify yourself after the backup, which can be directed to FTP, network drive, or
external drive. GFI can take compressed and encrypted backups, and has the
capacity to make true incremental backups.
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45. Cobian Backup


Cobian is among the favorite Windows backup programs because of its tool
selection and efficiency. You can perform scheduled backup; just like many other
programs, you can backup to FTP, network drive and external drive. The backup
size is unlimited. Cobian offers compressed and encrypted backup.
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46. F-Backup
FBackup is absolutely free and can be used for personal and commercial backup.
It backs up automatically to your USB or Firewire device in either a local or
network location. You may opt to compress files in zip format or copy them as is.
F-Backup can automatically back up files, and it is very easy to use.
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47. WinDirStat Disk Space Usage Analyzer


WinDirStat is a disk analysis and cleanup application. This program performs disk
check or scan operations on your computer and colorfully displays the space
occupied by files and folders on the hard drive. Once installed, WinDirStat it may
take a few minutes to scan your selected folder or drive, but then it will give you
a color-coded display of the files: blue for those taking up the maximum space,
red for the second highest space, green for third highest, and gray for the rest.
You can clean up your disk and save space which is being eaten up by unwanted
files. WinDirStat is loaded with features and has a simple interface, so it can be
a wonderful free tool for thorough cleaning of your computer.
Download WinDirStat
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48. SpaceSniffer
SpaceSniffer analyzes your disks and finds any lost space. While the user
interface is simple and clean, it has powerful features in the back, which is not
visible to users. SpaceSniffer has a smart cached scanning engine, multiple
views, single scan, you can navigate even during the scan. No installation is
required, it's just one single executable, which you can easily carry along with
you in your thumb drive.
Download SpaceSnifer
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49. Auslogics Disk Defrag


Defragmentation is a process which reduces the amount of fragmentation for
files on your hard disk. Fragments are the parts of data which have been stored
non sequentially for various reasons. Auslogics Disk Defrag is a utility with
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advanced features which will help you to reduce the time taken by your system
to open a file. It also optimizes your PC for better speed.
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50. Disk Space Fan 4 Free


There are both pro and free versions of Disk Space Fan 4 Free, so some features
are not available in the free version. It still has all the basic features that you
would expect from disk scanning software: it scans your system to identify large
files, including network paths; it displays disk space usage in a fine rings chart
from which you can navigate to the folders and make room on the disk by
eliminating useless files.
Download Disk Space Fan 4 Free
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51. MyDefrag
MyDefrag is a solid disk defragmenter and optimizer which makes your hard disk
better and faster. It is a very light application, installs in seconds, and is free of
advertisements. Before running MyDefrag, you need to specify options like
analyze only, consolidate free space, etc. from the selection of available scripts.
It is a powerful utility that gives you complete details of your hard disk and then
optimizes it for longer life and better speed.
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System Utilities
52. Glary Utilities
Glary Utilities is a powerful software package that consists of various utilities to
increase your PC performance and maintain your system. It has powerful tools
which manage your system, with a nicely done user friendly interface that
clearly shows all its capabilities. You just need to select the features you need,
and the program will perform a quick scan for you. Glary will detect problems
and highlight what it found under each particular feature. After that you can
repair the problems by just clicking the repair button; there is no cost to
perform the repairs. Glary Utilities is among the best free software of its kind.
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53. Comodo System Cleaner


Comodo System Cleaner Utility is a powerful program which cleans up your
computer with complete safety. Day to day work on your computer causes
unwanted junk to build up in your system; these unwanted files are hard to find
and delete. As this junk increases, it causes system slowdown or other problems.
Comodo System Cleaner easily finds the junk and removes it without deleting or
damaging any important functionality of your system. It has a friendly user
interface and a help file is also included. This program scans at a faster speed,
and before it starts the cleanup process, it makes a backup so that no important
data gets lost accidentally.
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54. CCleaner
CCleaner is a tool for system cleaning and optimization. It is quick and scans
your PC at very high speed, plus it is very easy to use. It cleans unused files from
your system and removes traces of your online activities like your Internet
history. This utility also includes a registry cleaning tool which removes the
unwanted registry items from your system and makes your windows run faster. It
cleans up Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Google Chrome, Safari, Recycle Bin,
Recent Documents, Temporary and Log files, Registry, etc. and is completely free
of adware or spyware. Installation of this software is quick and easy. Its simple
interface is small and self explanatory.
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55. SlimCleaner
SlimCleaner cleans and optimize your system by using user aggregated cloud
data, i.e. it uses the crowd-source approach. Based on this information, it
recommends optimal settings for your system.
Download SlimCleaner
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56. FreeRAM XP Pro


Even though it has "Pro" in its name, it is free. FreeRAM XP Pro will free up and
optimize the RAM by means of very detailed RAM releasing and optimizing
features such as threaded memory freeing and autofree options. FreeRAM uses
RAM-freeing windows shortcuts, and includes advanced windows tray support, as
well as several performance monitoring and diagnostic reports.
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57. PC Wizard
PC Wizard is system information software which gives you detailed information
about computer components and system configuration. This freeware utility is
one of the most advanced system information programs available; it can not only
detect your hardware but also analyze and benchmark your system. For example
it can analyze and benchmark cache performance, hard disk performance, CPU
performance etc. Its interface is clean and intuitive. Pay attention while
installing this application as it may try to include third party software which is
not required, but all in all PC Wizard is one of the best programs of its kind, a
must for those who are want to learn more about their system.
Download PC Wizard
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58. RegAlyzer
RegAlyzer is a tool for easily browsing and modifying the registry. It has a clean
interface with all the required features, and it is easy to install and use.
RegAlyzer will automatically read the registry and display the list of registry
entries. It will give you the detailed information like security data, info
database, and change logs. This application includes a help manual to guide you
through the program features. Its main window looks like the original regedit
registry analyzer with a number of additions for ease of use.
Download RegAlyzer
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59. Registrar Registry Manager


Registrar Registry Manager can manage your local registry as well as the
registries of other windows systems in your network. This utility can back up
your registries, restore from backup, find and replace, and has bookmark
capability. Registrar also has a registry defragmenter, and a registry monitor
which monitors and logs all registry access.
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60. WhoCrashed
WhoCrashed identifies drivers that are responsible for crashing the system. This
is very helpful when you encounter the blue screen of death, where the system
just crashes by giving a blue screen and then automatically reboots. WhoCrashed
will show you the offending drivers which caused the crash. Basically it does a
crashdump analysis and displays the output in a meaningful way so that you can
understand and identify the drivers that caused the crash.
Download WhoCrashed
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61. Advanced SystemCare Free


Advanced SystemCare is designed to repair, protect and optimize your computer
all in one comprehensive program. Advanced system care includes a registry
cleaner that will give you plenty of tools, and incorporates many other powerful
features in a one package. The quick care option will allow you to clean your
registry, execute a basic malware scan, repair and erase broken shortcuts, erase
junk files, and also remove online browsing history. Advanced SystemCare has a
user-friendly interface, and in addition to taking care of PC performance, it also
does basic performance monitoring.
Download Advanced SystemCare Free
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62. WinRAR
1. WinRAR is a file archiving utility which can compress and decompress
most archive formats, including RAR, ZIP, 7-Zip, BZIP2, GZip, TAR, ACE,
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LZH, CAB, ISO, and ARJ. Its installation is easy, as it is a flexible and
lightweight program. The interface is simple and intuitive; you just need
to drag and drop the files to create an archive, or you can browse
through the options by right clicking the file. All the functions are nicely
displayed at the top of the interface in a colorful manner. Both
compression and decompression can be done at very fast speed with
WinRAR. You can also scan the archives against virus before
decompression.
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63. DriverMax
DriverMax scans all the drivers on your system and identifies which ones need to
be updated. Once you identify an outdated driver, you can download it directly.
Please keep in mind that you should create an account on their website for this
to work properly.
Download DriverMax
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64. Free Registry Defrag


Over time, your windows registry data becomes scattered within the registry file
because of constant updates. This creates fragmented registry data. Free
Registry Defrag compacts your registry by removing the gaps and wasted space,
which will speed up registry related actions.
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65. DevManView Device Manager


DevManView acts as an alternative to the Windows standard Device Manager. It
displays devices and their properties in a flat table view rather than in the tree
view, and can also display the devices of any networked computer on which you
have administrator access rights. DevManView is a portable program which is also
very small in size. It's more useful than the built-in device manager as it comes
with more options for viewing and troubleshooting your systems devices; you
can do much more than just disabling, enabling and removing devices.
Download DevManView
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66. BlueScreenView
When your Windows system crashes with a blue screen of death, it creates a
dump file. BlueScreenView can help you understand what happened as it scans
all the minidump files which are created during BSOD crashes and displays the
crash information in a table view. This program displays a minidump filename for
each crash along with the date and time of crash, plus all the basic crash
information in the blue screen, thereby helping you in analyzing the cause of
crash. Crash information columns are displayed in the upper pane, driver
information columns in the lower pane. The interface is very easy to understand
and installation is not required.
Download BlueScreenView
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67. BatteryInfoView
This simple utility displays the current status and additional information about
your battery, including manufacturer name, serial number, current battery
capacity, charge/discharge rate, etc.
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Internet
68. Firefox
The popular browser from Mozilla has tons of add-ons to customize your browsing
experience.
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69. Chrome
The popular browser from Google is significantly faster than most other
browsers, and pretty much has all the features and add-ons that you might need
for your browsing experience.
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70. Find Favorites


Find Favorites allows you to search your Internet Explorer bookmarks. This is
especially helpful when you have a lot of bookmarks and folders that you've
created in your IE bookmarks. Just type a keyword, and this program will find
the matching links.
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71. Google Toolbar


Google Toolbar for your IE browser lets you can directly search Google, share
your favorite websites on Google+, and add custom buttons. If you are not using
the chrome browser, Google Toolbar is a must for your Internet Explorer.
Download Google Toolbar
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72. Pegasus Mail


Pegasus Mail is one of the most powerful, feature rich and secure email clients
available for Windows. This small, fast program notifies you whenever new mail
arrives, and it can support multiple users on a single computer. It is a complete
internal mail system which can send and receive e-mails on its own. Pegasus uses
standard protocols like SMTP, IMAP and POP3. This freeware utility is quite easy
to use and has wonderful features to make it one of the best email clients.
Download Pegasus Mail
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73. Thunderbird Email Client


Thunderbird is a freeware email application which is includes just about all the
features which are required in a popular email client. This application comes
from Mozilla, the same people that created Firefox, Seamonkey, and other open
source software. Thunderbird not only manages your email but also newsgroup,
newsfeed, and chat accounts. Installation is easy; after that, you just need to
set up your email account and then it's ready to go. Thunderbird is highly
customizable via add-ons, just like Firefox. The interface is clean and friendly
and the appearance of the main window can be customized. Normally
Thunderbird uses minimum system resources but it may slow down your system if
you add too many themes and add-ons.
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74. Skype
Skype is a freeware communication application based on VOIP (voice over
internet protocol) service. Using skype, you can communicate with anyone in the
world by voice, instant messaging, and video. In addition to being able to call
anyone else that uses skype, you can also call traditional phones. Skype to skype
calling is totally free where as call to telephone costs you a very little amount.
You can easily install this application but before you start calling you need to
create a (free) Skype account.
Download Skype
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75. Instantbird
Instantbird is an Instant messaging application which can connect nearly all your
different IM accounts, including Facebook Chat, Google Talk, Twitter, Yahoo, and
other such protocols. This free, open source software is simple to use and has a
clean interface. Moreover, it an ad free application, so you will enjoy your chat
without being annoyed by unwanted pop ups. It works with various operating
systems and can be extended with add-ons. With Instantbird, you have various
styles, themes and much more to make your chat more interesting.
Download Instantbird
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76. uTorrent
uTorrent is an application for sharing files over the internet. It has a simple and
efficient interface. During installation, take extra care not to install extra or
third party software such as a special search toolbar. Utorrent has a powerful
built-in search function which enables you to quickly find new download content,
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and you can associate it with torrent protocol so that it starts automatically
when you download a torrent from your browser. You can quickly and easily
access uTorrent main functions as everything is directly accessible from its main
screen. Utorrent does not slow down your system, as whenever user activity is
detected, downloads are paused automatically and restarted only when the user
is away.
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Office Suites, Document Utilities


77. PrimoPDF
This is the best free PDF creator out there. You can convert any existing file into
PDF with a single click. You can convert existing files into PDF using two options:
use the typical print button while viewing any document or webpage, selecting
PrimoPDF as the printer, or use drag and drop to to kick off the conversion.
PrimoPDF can also perform batch conversion.
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78. PDF24 Creator


This is another PDF creation tool which converts any of your existing documents
into a PDF file. Apart from the PDF creation, you can also merge multiple PDF
files into a single file, split an existing PDF file, extract specific pages from a
PDF file, etc.
Download PDF24 Creator
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79. LibreOffice
LibreOffice is a comprehensive and professional quality office suite like Microsoft
office. It is a freeware office suite which is also open source, based on the
OpenOffice.org code base. LibreOffice includes different applications like Base
(similar to Microsoft Access), Writer (like Microsoft Word), Impress (similar to
Microsoft Power Point), Calc (a spreadsheet program like Microsoft Excel), and
much more. It supports multiple operating systems and has many features,
almost everything you might want in a complete office productivity suite. If you
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have used Microsoft office, then you will find LibreOffice very easy as it is quite
similar.
Download LibreOffice
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80. SSuite Personal Office


This free office suite, which has word processor, spreadsheet, email client, PDF
creator, etc., is not as good as LibreOffice. If for some reason, you don't like
LibreOffice, you can try this or Kingsoft Office.
Download SSuite Personal Office
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81. Lotus Symphony


IBM Lotus Symphony is a free office suite from IBM that is an alternative for the
Microsoft office suite. This contains a word processor, spreadsheet, and
presentation. This is based on the open source OpenOffice.org code base and
supports the ODF standard. Since this is from IBM, there are lot of free online
tutorials and documents from the IBM site, which are very helpful to get started
and use the tools efficiently.
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82. Kingsoft Office


This is yet another free office suite, this one from China. It has a word processor,
spreadsheet, and presentation program, and it consumes fewer system resources
than suites based on OpenOffice.org. Kingsoft software is almost identical to its
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Microsoft equivalents, and the documents you create using this are compatible
with MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
Download Kingsoft Office
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83. OpenOffice
OpenOffice is an open source office productivity suite which works with multiple
operating systems. It is a fully featured office suite which comes as an easy
replacement for Microsoft Office, and its code was used as the base for
LibreOffic among others. Its various applications include Writer, Calc, Impress,
Draw, Database and Formula. It has a simple yet powerful interface which is
quite user friendly and easy to use. If you have used Microsoft office, then you
will find it very easy as it is quite similar to that.
Download OpenOffice
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84. OOo4Kids
OOo4kids is a simpler and easier version of the popular open source OpenOffice
suite. It includes essential features of OpenOffice but is stripped down to make
it easier for younger kids. Its interface is clean and easy to understand for the
age group of 7 to 12. It includes Writer, Draw, Presentation Wizard and Calc. It is
a customizable application with a larger cursor and clearly designed icons. Also,
brighter colors are used, making it more interesting for kids.
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85. OxygenOffice
OxygenOffice is an enhanced version of the OpenOffice.org office. It has
additional templates, cliparts, samples, and fonts which are not available with
the OpenOffice.org suite. OxygenOffice also has VBA support.
Download OxygenOffice
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86. Adobe Reader


Using Adobe Reader, you can view and print PDF files. Using this viewer you can
also view, fill-out, save and print interactive PDF contents that has forms. Using
the PDF annotator that is part of the reader, you can create sticky notes, use
typewriter tool to write comments, highlight text, place stamps, etc. You can
also sign PDF files using the e-signature feature.
Download Adobe Reader
Read Adobe Reader Review

87. Office Viewers


If you don't want to install any word processing software on your system
(including Microsoft Office Suite, OpenOffice.org, etc), but want to view and
print office files that you receive from others, use these free document viewers
for office files. You can open and print .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, etc, files created
by MS-Word, and MS-Excel. This is really two programs: TextMaker Viewer is for
word documents, and PlanMaker Viewer is for spreadsheet documents.
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88. Open Workbench


Open Workbench is superior project management software that does not come
out as half-baked or amateurish even though it is free. One of its best features is
the ability to read Microsoft project files, not a common feature even for paid
project management programs. Open Workbench is ideal for large scale projects
due to its robust functionality, including project planning, resource management,
project scheduling, and project review.
Download Open Workbench
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89. OpenProj
OpenProj is another great free alternative to Microsoft Project for Windowsbased desktop project management. OpenProj is equipped with an efficient
scheduling engine in addition to supporting all major project management
features such as resource management, task handling, project scheduling, and
work bench approach. Its interface is similar to Microsoft project.
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Misc Utilities
90. TeamViewer
TeamViewer is free (for personal use) software to remotely control your
Windows, Mac, and Linux systems when you are not physically in front of the
computer. TeamViewer also has support for Online Meetings and screen sharing.
This is a great program for remote desktop support, and there are Teamviewer
apps available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows RT devices.
Download TeamViewer
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91. FreeMind
FreeMind is mind-mapping software, with all the features that you would expect
from a typical mind mapping software. FreeMind also has fast one-click
navigation, which can either fold/unfold or follow a link in a node, and smart
copy/paste support several formats including RTF. You can export maps to an
expandable HTML page. There is also a file mode that shows files on your system
as a mind map structure.
Download FreeMind
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92. Universal Viewer


Universal Viewer is an advanced file viewer which supports a lot of file types. For
example if you want to have an image view of the file, you just click on image
and it will display the image view or if you want to see the text view, you click
on text and it will display the same. Its interface is user friendly and a help file
is included as well. Universal Viewer is customizable and comes with plugin
support so that you can always add new features according to your requirements.
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There are free and paid versions, but most features are included in the free
version. Pay attention while installing this application as it is ad supported and
may offer to change the homepage, default search engine, and try to add
additional new software.
Download Universal Viewer
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93. YoWindow Weather


This Windows desktop weather application comes with several landscape pictures
of village, seaside, airport, etc. The picture you select will change to reflect the
current weather conditions.
Download YoWindow Weather
Read YoWindow Weather Review

94. Hulu Desktop Integration


If you have Hulu Desktop and Windows Media Center, this utility will add a HULU
section in your Windows Media Center. From there you can easily switch back and
forth between Hulu Desktop and Windows Media Center. Please note that Hulu
Desktop Integration does not install either Hulu Desktop or Windows Media
Center. It just gives the ability to easily switch between them.
Download Hulu Desktop Integration
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95. InstantStorm
InstantStorm is a freeware program which can create professional screensavers
in no time. This powerful flash screensaver creator can change SWF files into
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professional screensavers. This easy to use program has customizable installer,


settings dialog, screensaver behavior panel, and more. It doesnt have nag
screens or any other annoying stuff. The screensaver may be redistributed freely,
id free, even for commercial use. InstantStorm creates the screensaver as a
standalone SCR file and has support for additional external files like SWF, TXT,
XML etc.
Download InstantStorm
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96. ReProfiler
You can attach or detach Windows accounts with their corresponding user
profiles. This is helpful when a user account on your Windows system gets
accidentally detached from the associated profile.
Download ReProfiler
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97. WizMouse
Using WizMouse software you can scroll through documents and windows even
when they are not currently focused. Just move the mouse to the window where
you want to scroll and use your mouse's scroll wheel to scroll without having to
click on the window.
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98. Mute on Lock


This simple and helpful utility will turn off your speakers when you lock your
Windows system. When you are not in front of your system, you don't want any
unnecessary sounds coming from it! A portable version of this utility is available.
Download Mute on Lock
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99. Truecrypt
Truecrypt is open source disk encryption software which protects your data by
creating a virtual encrypted disk within a file but mounting it as a real disk. This
is a powerful encryption application has 11 algorithms for your file encryption in
a password-protected volume. In Truecrypt, you can use either files or partitions
for encrypted data storage. The application is packed with features to offer you
powerful data protection, like recommending complex passwords, erasing the
signs of the encryption process like keystrokes, and much more. The user
interface is not very intuitive but there is a guide for beginners when you run
this program. Installation is easy but it may take you some time to completely
understand the functionality. Truecrypt works on the XTS mode of operation and
encryption algorithms used are AES-256, Serpent and Twofish.
Download Truecrypt
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100. Password Dragon


Last, but not least, Password Dragon is a password manager utility developed by
us. The great advantage of this program is that it works on Windows, Mac, and
Unix, because it is written in Java. It can also be launched directly from a USB
thumb drive. The software has lot more to offer, check out the full list of
features of Password Dragon.
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