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Useful Free PC Downloads

Wee list here:

3D Graphics:
Blender -
Maya Personal Learning Ed. -
Now3D -

Anti-spam programs:
K9 -
POPFile -
SpamBayes -

Anti Spyware:
Ad-aware -
CWShredder -
Diet K -
HiJackThis -
SpyBot Search & Destroy -
SpywareBlaster -
SpywareGuard -

AntiVir -
Avast -
AVG Free Version -

Audio Players:
1by1 -
Foobar 2000 -
iTunes -
Jet Audio Basic -
Musik -
QCD Player -
Sonique -
Winamp -

Audio Tools:
Audacity -
CDex -
dBpowerAMP Music Converter -
Encounter 2003 -
GermaniXEncoder -
K-MP3 -
KraMixer -
ModPlug Tracker
MP3 Book Helper -
MP3 Tag -
mp3DirectCut -
MP3Gain -
mp3Trim -
MusicBrainz -
Rarewares -
SoundEngine Free -
TagScanner -
The GodFather -

CD/DVD Burning:
Burn4Free -
Burnatonce -
CDBurnerXP -
CDR Tools Frontend -
Deepburner -
DVD Decrypter -
DVD Flick -
Easy Burning, DropCD & Audio CD -

Checksum Utilities:
fsum -
hksfv -
md5sum -
md5summer -

Compression / Decompression:
7-zip -
bzip2 -
FilZip -
IZArc -
QuickZip -
TUGZip -
UltimateZIP -
Zip&Go -
Zipgenius -

Defrag Software:
DIRMS & Buzzsaw -
OpenVMS -

Desktop Enhancements:
CursorXP -
MobyDock -
tclock2 -

Download managers:
Fresh Download -
LeechGet -
Net Transport -
Star Downloader -
wackget -
wget -

Encryption and data security:
Axcrypt -
Blowfish Advanced CS-
Eraser -
File Shredder -
GnuPG -
PGP Freeware -
WindowsCleaner -

File Managers:
2xExplorer -
A43 -
Gyula's Navigator -
JExplorer -
MeeSoft Commander -

File repair and recovery:
PC Inspector File Recovery -

Kerio (Kerio Personal Firewall is FREE for home and personal use) -
Outpost Firewall (version 1 is free) -
Sygate (FREE for personal use) -
Zonealarm Basic firewall -

Freeware Utilities:
Freeware Utilities

FTP Clients:
Filezilla! -
SmartFTP -

FTP Servers:
FileZilla -
GuildFTPD -
Quick 'n Easy FTP Server -
SlimFTPd -

HTML Editors:
1st page 2000 -
Aracnophilia -
HTML-Kit -
Selida -
Trellian webPAGE -
TSW WebCoder -

Image viewers:
Ahaview -
Irfanview -
SlowView -
XNView -

Instant Messenger:
Gaim -
Miranda IM -
Rhymbox -
Trillian Basic -

Internet Explorer Front-Ends:
Avantbrowser -
MyIE2 -
SlimBrowser -

IRC Clients:
BersIRC -
BitchX -
HydraIRC -
TinyIRC -
XChat -

Mail programs:
i.Scribe -
Mahogany Mail -
Pegasus Mail -
Thunderbird -

Network Tools:
CMDTime NTP Utility -
Ethereal Protocol Analyzer -
NMap -
Ntop -
PingPlotter -
RAS Graph & Stats -
RealVNC -
TightVNC -
UltraVNC -
WinSCP -

Office Suite:
602PC Suite free edition -
AbiWord -
Open Office -

Partition Managers:
Partition Resizer -
Ranish Partition Manager -
TestDisk -

PDF Utilities:
Free PDF -
Ghostscript/GSView -
PDF 995 -
PDFCreator -

Photo manipulation and image design:
ColorPic -
Pixia -
Sodiodi -
The Gimp -
Tuxpaint -

ActivePerl -
Dev C++ -
Dev Pascal -
Eclipse -
Freepascal -
jEdit -
PHP Hypertext Parser -
Python -
Ruby -
SharpDevelop -

Pop-up Blockers:
Google Toolbar -
NoAds -
PopUp Stopper -
Privoxy -
Proxomitron -

System Information and monitoring:
AIDA32 -
Gkrellm -
Motherboard monitor -

Video Codes:
DivX Codec -
Kazaa Lite Codec Pack -
Nimo Codec Pack -
Quicktime Alternative -
Real Player Alternative -

Video Players:
BsPlayer -
Cygwin MPlayer -
MaximusDVD -
Media Player Classic -
VideoLan -

Video Tools:
DVD Shrink -
DScaler -
GSpot -
VirtualDub -
VirtualDubMod -
xviD -
Zwei-Stein Video Editor -

Web Browsers:
Firefox -
Internet Explorer -
K-Meleon -
Mozilla -
Netscape -

Web Servers:
Abyss -
Aprelium Abyss -
Apache -
CIS WebServer -
Sambar -
Savant -
TinyWeb -

Webcam Software:
booruWebCam -
Pryme -

General Utilities And Other Applications:
AnalogX -
AppRocket -
Celestia -
Cygwin -
Dirkey -
EditPad Lite -
Inno Setup -
Memtest-86 -
MWSnap -
NetTime -
Nullsoft Installer -
Peerguardian -
QuickSFV -
png2ico -
Stickies -
Sysinternals -
TClockEx -
Vim -

James H

Please report any broken/out of date links here, and I'll edit/remove them.

James H

Good list of stuff here:

James H

got a flash ripper?

Another free PDF creator:


James H

Free AVG Pro Version

Seen this on another forum and it is legit.

Download the trial version from here.

Use this licence number when installing


This is not a pirated licence, it was supplied with Computer Active magazine and it works till 1st Dec 2008.

James H

James H
Hugo Drax

Microsoft Synctoy. Great for backing up your photos to another / external drive.

Who can recommend a good tagger? MP3 book help dont work as good as it used to do  

No. Why do you need one?

James H


No, I meant - *why* do you need one?

James H

I need to tag mp3

Aye, but why? Can you not just upload your mp3s to your player and organise
them some other way? You can with my ace Creative Zen Player...  

James H

all ripped on a dvd just need to tag em

I've never ripped a DVD (still dont have a DVD-recorder on me PC) - Dr Scallop
might have an answer for you.

James H

james73 wrote:
I've never ripped a DVD (still dont have a DVD-recorder on me PC) - Dr Scallop
might have an answer for you.

James H

Just remember u canny get an 8 track for your puter J 73

To answer yer question falseface, of the CD's I ripped there was a built in search for the database so I never had to tag them but you can tag mp3's in Winamp manually. Bloody tedious with a DVD full of them though.

how do you do it in winamp. I will be doing it a album at a time

falseface wrote:
how do you do it in winamp. I will be doing it a album at a time

Highlight all the music you want to tag in the window, shift or control and click, then right click properties

and you get this

Then get typing or use the Auto tag button to find the information for you

or use this free app which even goes and finds the titles for you

2TB of music and counting I could not live without it...

Now that's handy for the terminally lazy like me  

I do mine in iTunes. Its pretty good and also looks after my podcast subscriptions.

Has I-tunes stopped attaching DRM to your own music where it means you can only use it on your pc and ipod when you tag it.

I stopped using it for this very reason as i have a Yamaha media streamer connected to my hi-fi and it would not play anything that had been tagged in I-tunes. Erm had to use another tool to reclaim all my music including the stuff i bought from the I-tunes store.

Haven't come across that behaviour before.

cybers wrote:
or use this free app which even goes and finds the titles for you

2TB of music and counting I could not live without it...


btw I have even more than that  

I seem to be caught in a loop of 80's albums I trawl music stores ebay itunes you name it. then it gets ripped to mp3 and the disk placed in the loft.
I think my house is sinking lmao...

Anyone got any H2O on Cd they are willing to part with LMK lol as this is the real quest and its how my woes started almost 15 years ago ...

I have more bread crates than Allied Bakeries
Hugo Drax

I have a Vista media center PC hooked up to my TV and hifi. I have gradually been ripping my CDs onto it in lossless format and it is wonderful to have all that music instantly accessible without having to search through cupboards, open jewel cases etc.

Highly recommended.

James to the rescue please!!!!

I persuaded my friend to give away her old pc for someone in need instead of scrapping it and now we are having troubles wiping her hard drive of personal data, problem is she has already deleted it ( sigh ) so the wonderful links you have posted aren't of any use as it seems, unless one wants to spend 40 quid.
Problem is that the pc runs on windows 2000 which she doesn't have the OS discs for any longer, and all I can offer her is XP, pc is too old for that though. We thought just wiping it all and then re-installing it would be an option but that's a no go.

Just now she is sitting there all tense and grumbly because it took her ages to connect her old pc to the internet and I am stuck!!!!!!

Hugo Drax

Do you need a Windows 2000 install CD poodie? PM me if you do.

If you want to simply wipe the hard disc, all you need is a Windows 2000 or Win XP
CD - stick the disc in, reboot the PC, (you may need to enter the BIOS to change
the boot sequence to make sure it boots from the CD) and press a key when it displays
the message 'Boot from CD?'

This should take you into the Windows set-up. In here is an option to delete any
existing partitions. This will wipe the disc clean and you then create a new partition(s)
and re-install windows. I can give you a Win 2000 CD if you need one.

James H

Thank you Hugo & James!
Will go over now and check what can be done, maybe there is a small chance and I can do what James suggested but with my XP OS, although I was told it might not work well on such an old PC.
Will let you know how I get on  

It'll work but might be slow as a week in the jail

XP likes lots of memory. Though, I suppose it also depends on the CPU...

James H

because canon are tight....

Like keyboard shortcuts.

Get Clavier+

Chat Client Pidgin

Media Player (Audio) Foobar

3D Desktop Environment BumpTop

Space Sniffer -

James H

Microsoft Security Essentials

It's simple its useful it works.... Oh and it's free... well for now anyway.

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