freeware utilities 2

Anti-Spyware/Anti-Virus/Anti-Rootkit Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. check if there is a rootkit installed on my computer : F-Secure BlackLight
  2. check if there is a rootkit installed on my computer : RootkitRevealer by SysInternals
  3. check if there is a rootkit installed on my computer : RootKit Hook Analyzer
  4. protect the computer against adware : Ad-Aware Personal
  5. protect the computer against adware : Spybot-S&D
  6. protect the computer against spyware : Windows Defender from Microsoft
  7. protect the computer against trojans : ewido
  8. protect the computer against viruses : AVG Free
  9. protect the computer against viruses : AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic
  10. protect the computer against viruses : Avast! 4 Home Edition
  11. protect the computer against viruses : BitDefender 8 Free Edition
  12. protect the computer with a firewall : Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall
  13. protect the computer with a firewall : Safety.Net
  14. protect the computer with a firewall : ZoneAlarm
  15. protect the browser against spyware : SpywareBlaster
  16. protect the browser against spyware : SpywareGuard 2.2
  17. remove CoolWebSearch virus : CWShredder
  18. remove specific viruses : Grisoft/AVG Virus Removal Tools
  19. stop/cleanup homepage hijacking : HijackThis

Audio/Music/MP3/Real/Wav Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. burn a CD : CDBurnerXP Pro
  2. burn an audio CD : MP3 CD Doctor Lite
  3. cut mp3 files into small parts : mp3DirectCut
  4. cut wav files into smaller parts : CD Wave
  5. cut wav files into smaller parts : Wave Splitter
  6. control iTunes in Firefox : FoxyTunes
  7. edit mp3 tags : TigoTago
  8. edit mp3 tags : Mp3tag
  9. fade-in/fade-out mp3 files : mpTrim
  10. manage my iPod without iTunes : YamiPod
  11. organize the mp3 collection : MediaMonkey
  12. organize the mp3 collection : Media Manager
  13. play all mp3 files in a folder : 1by1
  14. play an audio CD : TinyCD
  15. play an audio file : Foobar2000
  16. play an audio file : XMPlay
  17. play real audio (.ra, .rm) files without the real software : Real Alternative
  18. record/save streaming music : Streamripper for Winamp
  19. rip music from a CD : Audiograbber
  20. rip music from a CD : CDex
  21. rip music from a CD : EAC = Exact Audio Copy
  22. show song lyrics for the song playing : EvilLyrics
  23. tag/fix mp3/audio file tags : the GodFather
  24. tag/fix mp3/audio file tags : ID3-TagIT

Business/Office/Access/Excel/Word Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. add lots of commonly used functions into Excel : ASAP Utilities
  2. capture the screen : Gadwin PrintScreen
  3. capture the screen : ScreenGrab 1.0
  4. capture the screen : Screenshot Captor
  5. capture the screen : MWSnap
  6. change the date/time on multiple files : SetFileDate 1.1
  7. convert a document into a different format : Omniformat
  8. convert a document into pdf : CutePDF Writer
  9. convert a document into pdf : PrimoPDF
  10. convert access database into mysql : Access to MySQL
  11. create a small database : TreePad Lite
  12. create pdf (portable document format) file : PdfEdit995
  13. create pdf file : Pdf995
  14. create pdf file : PDFCreator
  15. create pdf file : PDF reDirect
  16. create/edit css lists : CSS Tab Designer
  17. create/edit html color codes : Color Coder
  18. c
    reate/edit html file / website : Evrsoft First Page 2006
  19. create/edit html file : Alleycode
  20. create/edit html file : Matrix Y2K
  21. create/edit html file : HTML-Kit
  22. duplicate a block of text with some programmed variables : DupBlock
  23. encrypt PDF files : Signature995
  24. open PDF files faster : Foxit Reader
  25. password protect a text file : Steganos LockNote
  26. show all the fonts installed : FontList
  27. show all the fonts installed : Font Thing

Communication Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. chat on IRC : IceChat
  2. chat on IRC : X-Chat 2 for Windows
  3. chat with different messenger clients : Trillian by Cerulean Studios
  4. chat with different messenger clients : Jabber
  5. chat with different messenger clients : Miranda IM
  6. chat with different messenger clients : Qnext
  7. chat with different messenger clients : SIM-IM
  8. chat with the jabber network : Pandion
  9. check multiple email accounts with 1 utility : ePrompter
  10. phone free using the internet : Skype
  11. phone free using the internet : Gizmo
  12. phone free using the internet : KishKish SAM
  13. phone free using the internet : switchboard
  14. phone free using the internet : Voipbuster
  15. talk to skype and google-talk clients : Festoon Unity
  16. telnet/ssh to a site : PuTTY
  17. use a better MSN Messenger client : Mercury Messenger
  18. video conference with others : SightSpeed

Desktop Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. add useful widgets : Yahoo Widgets
  2. add useful widgets : Kapsules
  3. automatically take screenshots at regular intervals : TimeSnapper
  4. change desktop wallpaper automatically : Background Boss
  5. change desktop wallpaper automatically : Panorama 32
  6. change multiple monitors resolution : HobRes32
  7. change my cursor shape/size : Stardock CursorXP
  8. customize my shortcuts : PowerPr
  9. display a calendar : Calendar
  10. display earth-from-space photographs screen-saver : EarthView
  11. display weather information : WeathAlert
  12. display weather information : WeatherMate
  13. display weather information : Weather Watcher
  14. hide/bring back all the icons on the desktop : DeskSweeper 2.0
  15. hide applications from taskbar/system tray : WatchCat 2.0
  16. keep the icons fixed even when screen resolution changes : DIManager
  17. launch applications : Mobydock
  18. launch applications/bookmarks : jetToolBar 3 by Cowon
  19. launch applications from a sidebar : Desktop Sidebar
  20. launch applications quickly (list) : PopSel
  21. launch applications quickly (icons) : RocketDock
  22. launch applications quickly (icons) : Qsel
  23. launch applications quickly (icons) : ObjectDock
  24. launch applications with shortcut names : SlickRun
  25. launch applications with shortcut names : Find and Run Robot
  26. make application windows transparent : Glass2k
  27. make application windows transparent : Power Menu
  28. manage icons : Iconoid by Sillysot
  29. manage wallpapers : Wallpaper XChange
  30. multiple desktops and switch between them : BossKey
  31. multiple desktops and switch between them : Virtual Dimension
  32. rename Recycle Bin/My Computer/My Documents/My Network Places icons : Desktop Renamer
  33. run a airplane flight simulation screen-saver : Holding Pattern
  34. show a funny clock : Toon Clock
  35. show a world clock : Qlock
  36. show an analog clock : ClocX
  37. show date and day in the taskbar : TClockEx
  38. synch computer clock to exact time : TimeSync
  39. synch computer clock to exact time : TimeSync by RaviB
  40. use two desktops on 2 monitors with taskbars : MultiMon Task Bar
  41. write sticky (post-it) notes on the desktop : ATnotes
  42. write sticky (post-it) notes on the desktop : hott notes 3
  43. write sticky (post-it) notes on the desktop : Stickies
  44. write sticky (post-it) notes on the desktop : Stickies for Windows
  45. write sticky (post-it) notes on the desktop : StickyPad

Editors/Notepad Replacements Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. edit a file collaboratively : MoonEdit
  2. edit in hex : Freeware Hex Editor XVI32
  3. edit php source code : PHP Designer 2005
  4. edit programming source code : Crimson Editor
  5. edit programming source code : PSPad editor
  6. edit text : <Araneae
  7. edit text : EditPad Lite
  8. edit text : EDXOR
  9. edit text : ConTEXT
  10. edit text : Notepad2
  11. preview any file as a hex dump : HexView

Files and Folders Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. add a comment field for file/folders : HobComment XP Shell Extension
  2. access files remotely : Avvenu
  3. add a foldersize column to Windows Explorer : Folder Size for Windows 2.3
  4. archive (zip) files : IZArc
  5. archive (zip) files : QuickZip
  6. archive (zip) files : ZipGenius
  7. backup files and folders : Replicator
  8. backup/mirror a folder on another drive : SyncBack Freeware V3.2.10 from 2BrightSparks
  9. change file-date on multiple files : FileDate Changer
  10. change file-date on multiple files : ntouch
  11. change the folder icon : NirExt
  12. compare two text files and find difference or merge them : WinMerge
  13. completely wipe/delete a file : SuperShredder
  14. create a self-extracting (.exe) compressed files archive for a list of files : Funduc Software ZIP Extractor
  15. create an encrypted archive : BCArchive
  16. display all shared folders : GoTo Shared
  17. display size/space of folders on a drive : DriveUse
  18. display size/space of folders on a drive : JDiskReport
  19. display size/space of folders on a drive : SequoiaView
  20. display size/space of folders on a drive : SpaceMonger
  21. display size/space of folders on a drive : TreeSize Free
  22. encrypt a file : DSE
  23. encrypt a large file quickly : SureCrypt
  24. exchange files in my private network : Grouper
  25. find/delete duplicate files : DoubleKiller
  26. identify a file : TrIDNet – File Identifier
  27. keep two folders in synch : SyncToy v1.2 for Windows XP by Microsoft
  28. keep various versions of a file : CVSNT Open Source
  29. list all files in a directory/folder in a text file : FileList
  30. list all files in a directory/folder in a text/html file : Directory Lister
  31. locate a file on the hard drive : Locate32
  32. open subfolders of a folder with a right-click : Open Subfolder
  33. perform muliple operations on files/folders : Drag and Drop Shell Robot
  34. print the directory/folder tree list (and optionally, file list) : YourDir
  35. print the list of files in a folder : PrintFolder 1.2
  36. rename files (command line) : Renamer
  37. rename multiple files : Bulk Rename Utility
  38. rename multiple files : Lupas Rename
  39. rename multiple files : Oscar's File Renamer
  40. rename multiple files : THE Rename
  41. rename multiple files easily : Rename Master
  42. rename multiple files in one click : Flexible Renamer
  43. search file/text on the computer : Copernic Desktop Search
  44. search file/text on the computer : Google Desktop
  45. search file/text on the computer : Yahoo! Desktop Search
  46. search text (regular expressions) in multiple files/folders : Agent Ransack
  47. search and replace text in multiple files : dsFSR
  48. search and replace text in multiple files : ReplaceEm
  49. search and replace text in multiple files : TexRep 2.0
  50. securely delete a file so it can never be recovered : SDelete from SysInternals
  51. share a folder with friends/private network : FolderShare
  52. split a large file into smaller parts : HJ-Split
  53. synch files between computers : BeInSync Basic
  54. un-erase that file : PC Inspector File Recovery
  55. undelete that file : FreeUndelete
  56. undelete that file just recycled : Restoration
  57. upload/download using FTP : SmartFTP
  58. upload/download using TFTP : TFTP Server from SolarWinds
  59. use GMail to store some files : GMail Drive
  60. view all text files in a folder : Textview

Financial Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. budget and track expenses : PearBudget
  2. calculate retirement cash flow: Forecaster
  3. manage personal finances : AceMoney Lite
  4. manage personal finances : Money Manager

 

Graphics/Images/Photographs Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. convert images into various formats : Xnview
  2. convert images into various formats : FastStone Image Viewer
  3. create a flash-based animated how-to/tutorial : Wink
  4. create a web photo album and slideshow from my photographs. : iGal
  5. create a web photo album and slideshow from my photographs. : JAlbum
  6. create a web photo album and slideshow from my photographs. : Web Album Generator
  7. create icons : Icon Sushi
  8. create thumbnails of images : Easy Thumbnails by Fookes
  9. create thumbnails of images : Thumbnail Generator
  10. draw charts/graphs in 2D/3D from data : Gnuplot
  11. draw diagrams : Dia
  12. edit an image : CinePaint
  13. edit an image : PhotoPlus 6
  14. edit an image : Photo View
  15. extract icon files from exe/library files : Icon Factory
  16. find any duplicate photographs in a folder: Dup Detector
  17. find the color of any pixel : CatchColor
  18. find the color of any pixel : Pixie by NattyWare
  19. find the color of any pixel : Xoomer
  20. magnify image to pixel level : Magnifier
  21. manage galleries of photographs : Picasa from Google
  22. paint creatively : ArtRage
  23. paint creatively : Artweaver
  24. paint creatively (for kids) : Tux Paint
  25. pick a color from a pallette : ColorPic by Iconico
  26. right-click on an image and convert/print/thumbnail it : FirmTools ShellExtension
  27. remove unnecessary information from a jpeg file : PureJPEG
  28. stitch together multiple photographs : Autostitch
  29. view images in an album folder : Irfanview
  30. view images in an album folder : GL Image Browser

Information/Fun/Misc Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. convert units of measures : Quad-Lock Unit Converter
  2. convert units of measures : Convert
  3. find word meanings and synonymns : WordWeb
  4. learn the periodic table information : Periodic Library
  5. learn the periodic table information : Periodic Table v2.4
  6. learn typing : MaxType LITE Typing Tutor from AskMeSoft
  7. learn world geography : Seterra
  8. see 3d space simulation : Celestia
  9. solve a scientific calculation : ESBCalc
  10. solve equations and plot graphs : DeadLine
  11. watch funny videos : Metacafe
  12. zoom onto the Earth from space : Google Earth
  13. zoom onto the Earth from space : World Wind by NASA

Internet Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. add tabs to Internet Explorer browser : Maxthon Internet Browser
  2. backup outlook express email : OEBackup
  3. backup mozilla (firefox/thunderbird) browser profile : MozBackup
  4. blog from the desktop : w.bloggar
  5. browse the web (small footprint browser) : Off By One Web Browser
  6. clean browser cache/temporary files : CleanCache 3.0
  7. create a single page html of all intenet explorer favorites : FavoritesView
  8. create/edit html files / website : Nvu
  9. create/edit xml files : XMLSpy Home Edition
  10. download a file via a torrent / p2p site : uTorrent
  11. download an entire website : HTTrack
  12. download manager for internet downloads : FlashGet
  13. download manager for internet downloads : Free Download Manager
  14. download manager for internet downloads : LeechGet
  15. encrypt email messages : ClipSecure
  16. ftp multiple sites simultaeously : BlazeFtp 2.1
  17. ftp files securely : WinSCP
  18. log into an internet-connected computer from another : LogMeIn
  19. manage passwords : PassPack
  20. manage/resume file downloads : Free Download Manager
  21. monitor bandwidth usage : RAS Monitor
  22. read my RSS feeds : Abilon
  23. read my RSS feeds : FireAnt
  24. read my RSS feeds : Pluck RSS Reader
  25. read my RSS feeds : RSS Bandit
  26. read my RSS feeds : RSSOwl
  27. read my RSS feeds : RssReader
  28. read my RSS feeds : RSS Xpress
  29. read my RSS feeds : SharpReader
  30. read Yahoo! email using thunderbird/outlook/POP-3 : YPOPs!
  31. remove all html tags from a file to make a into text file : HTMLAsText
  32. remove dead (404) bookmarks : AM-DeadLink
  33. run x-windows server : Xming
  34. safely browse the web : Avant Browser
  35. search the web from the browser : Google Toolbar
  36. search the web from the browser : Yahoo! Toolbar
  37. tune-up firefox browser : FireTune for Mozilla Firefox v1.x
  38. use a text editor to view-source in Internet Explorer: View Source Editor
  39. view Outlook Express message database files (*.idx/*.mbx/*.dbx) : OE Viewer

Keyboard Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. automatically send defined keystrokes : AutoHotkey
  2. automatically send defined keystrokes : MacroMaker
  3. automatically send defined keystrokes : PS Hot Launch VVL
  4. automatically send defined keystrokes : RemoteKeys
  5. easily enter unicode characters : AllChars
  6. remap the keyboard : Keyboard Remapper

Performance/Recovery/System Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. audit all hardware and software installed : Belarc Advisor
  2. automatically logon without the login screen : Autologon by SysInternals
  3. automatically adjust cpu loads : Process Tamer
  4. backup/restore the windows registry : ERUNT
  5. boot machine from a CD : Ultimate Boot CD 4 Win
  6. boot windows faster : StartRight
  7. build custom install windows CD : nLite
  8. burn/create CD/DVD iso image files : ISO Recorder
  9. capture all text written to screen : Textractor
  10. change system settings : Microsoft Tweak UI
  11. clean up temp folders : Empty Temp Folders
  12. clean up temp folders : CCleaner
  13. clean up the registry : EasyCleane
  14. clean up the registry : RegSeeker
  15. completely wipe/delete a file : Simple File Shredder
  16. completely wipe/delete a hard disk : Eraser
  17. customize windows install CD : nLite
  18. defrag the hard drive : PageDefrag by SysInternals
  19. defrag the hard drive : DirMS-S
  20. defrag the hard drive continously : Buzzsaw-S
  21. display CPU information : CPU-Z
  22. display CPU information : WCPUID/XCPUID
  23. display Microsoft ProductID and the CD-Key of MS-Office, Windows, Exchange Server, and SQL Server : ProduKey
  24. display NTFS compression ratio of folders : NTFSRatio
  25. display TCP/UDP endpoints and applications using them : TCPView by SysInternals
  26. display all file activity in real-time : FileMon from SysInternals
  27. display all processes running : PrcView
  28. display all startup programs that run on my computer : Autoruns by SysInternals
  29. display all windows updates (hotfixes and service packs) installed : WinUpdatesList
  30. display and automatically optimize memory usage : FreeRAM XP Pro
  31. display hard drive status information : HDDlife (small print freeware)
  32. display motherboard system information : Motherboard Monitor
  33. display system benchmark report : Fresh Diagnose
  34. display system information : Everest Free Edition
  35. display system information : Samurize
  36. display system information : StatBar
  37. display system information : SysMetrix
  38. display system information : TinyResMeter
  39. display system information : WinBar
  40. display system information : SIW – System Information for Windows
  41. display which pgrogrms are accessing the registry : Regmon by SysInternals
  42. display/edit registry entries neatly : Registry Jumper
  43. find which program has a particular file or directory open : Process Explorer by SysInternals
  44. find which program has a particular file or directory open : WhoLockMe Explorer Extension
  45. monitor bandwidth usage : BitMeter 2
  46. monitor bandwidth usage : NetMeter
  47. monitor voltages, fan speeds and temperatures : SpeedFan
  48. optimize the windows registry : NTREGOPT
  49. optimize TCP/IP settings : SG TCP Optimizer
  50. recover passwords of network connections : Network Password Recovery
  51. recover that password : Cain & Abel Password Recovery
  52. remove unused files from the system : CCleaner
  53. remotely control another computer : TightVNC
  54. reveal the password behind the ***** in some applications : Asterisk Logger
  55. run benchmark tests : 3DMark06
  56. run only approved programs : Trust-No-Exe
  57. scan IP/ open ports : Angry IP Scanner
  58. stress test the system : HeavyLoad
  59. tweak security settings : Safe XP
  60. unlock the file/folder being used by another process : Unlocker
  61. view/kill running tasks : Taskill

Productivity Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. connect two/more internet-connected-computers into a virtual network : Hamachi
  2. defrag hard disk with contiguous files : Contig by SysInternals
  3. display which progam has a file/directory open : Process Explorer by SysInternals
  4. edit plain text : TED Notepad
  5. keep more than 1 text snippet in windows clipboard : ArsClip
  6. keep more than 1 text snippet in windows clipboard : Clipboard Recorder
  7. keep more than 1 text snippet in windows clipboard : Ditto
  8. make a to-do list : Easy To-Do by Xanadu Tools
  9. organize calendar, contacts, to-do : f="http://www.essentialpim.com/?r=download">EssentialPIM Free 1.71
  10. organize schedules and tasks : Chaos Manager
  11. play a music/mp3 file at alarm time : Alarm
  12. play a music/mp3 file at alarm time : Citrus Alarm Clock
  13. quickly launch applications : Launchy
  14. read the text file to me : Ultra Hal Text-to-Speech Reader by Zabaware
  15. replace Notepad : NoteTab Light by Fookes
  16. set up date reminders : Date Reminder
  17. spell check in an application that doesn't have that feature : tinySpell
  18. word a to-do list : Taskmaster
  19. write a business plan : Free Business Plan Software by PlanWare
  20. write a daily diary : iDailyDiary Free Version by Splinterware

Programming Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. program in visual basic : Visual Basic Express by Microsoft
  2. program in visual c++ : Visual C++ Express by Microsoft
  3. program in visual c# : Visual C# Express by Microsoft
  4. program in visual j# : Visual J# Express by Microsoft
  5. proram in c++/c# : Bloodshed Dev-C++
  6. create installation programs : Inno Setup
  7. create installation programs : QuickInstall 2
  8. run perl in windows : ActivePerl
  9. view/print xml tree : XML Viewer

Uninstaller Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. cleanly uninstall applications : Easy Uninstaller v 1.5
  2. cleanly uninstall applications : MyUninstaller

Video/DVDs Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. backup a DVD : DVD Backup Xpress
  2. capture screen activity into a movie : AviScreen Classic
  3. convert DVD to DIVx : AutoGK
  4. copy a DVD : Shrinkto5
  5. copy/shrink a DVD to the hard drive : DVD Shrink
  6. copy/shrink a DVD to the hard drive : RatDVD
  7. edit an avi file : AviTricks Video Editor Classic (Freeware)
  8. identify missing codecs for playing avi fileGSpot Codec Information Appliance
  9. join two mpg files : CombiMovie
  10. play Quicktime movies without Apple software : QuickTime Alternative
  11. split/join avil files : AviSplit Classic

Windows Explorer Replacements/Shell Extensions Freeware Utilities : I want to …

  1. replace windows explorer : A43 File Management Utility
  2. replace windows explorer : Commander
  3. replace windows explorer : freeCommander
  4. replace Windows Explorer : JExplorer
  5. replace Windows Explorer : ExplorerXP
  6. replace Windows Explorer : xplorer2 lite
  7. use customized shell : ShellON

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