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The links below are to sites that will allow you to download useful shareware and freeware programs for use on your personal computer. Because of the rapidly changing nature of the World Wide Web, you may occasionally find that a link points to a site or file that has been moved or no longer exists. If you do, let us know and we will fix it. If you have suggestions that you think others will find useful, let us know and we will add it.

Ad Blockers

 

Ad Subtract

Ad blocking and Internet privacy
 

Pop-Up Stopper

Panicware's completely FREE pop-up and pop-under ad blocking product.
 

WebAttack.com

A comprehensive list of many different freeware and shareware Ad Blocking tools.
 

 

 

Antivirus / Privacy Protection

 

AVG Anti-Virus

 

 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

 

A free antivirus system from GRISOFT that is available for all single home and office end users.
 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, a security program known to detect and remove Antivirus XP and its variants.
 

CyberDefender

Download the All-Free Internet Security Suite 2.0 from CyberDefender
 

Ad-Aware

A popular anti-Trackware software product provided by Lavasoft, an industry leader and respected provider of online privacy tools.  A FREE version is available, Paid version offers ad blocking.
 

Symantec Security Check

A FREE service designed to help you understand your computer's exposure to online security intrusions and virus threats.
 

Trend Micro's Online Scanner

A FREE online virus scanner
 

Panda Security

FREE online antivirus to combat viruses, spyware, and other Internet threats.

Spy Sweeper

This powerful spy-ware detection tool from Webroot scans your entire PC using a database of thousands of known threats.  FREE and licensed versions available, also includes FREE online scan..
 

Spybot Search & Destroy

A FREE downloadable program for spyware detection and removal.

 

Pest Patrol

A powerful security and personal Internet privacy tool that detects destructive pests like Trojans, spy-ware, ad-ware and hacker tools on your computer.
 

 

(See also: Firewalls )
 

Web Browsers

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser
 

Firefox
 

A FREE web browser from Mozilla.org.

Opera

A FREE web browser from Opera Software, which is a 1995 branch that started from Telenor, Norway's largest telecom company.
 

Safari

A FREE web browser from Apple, originally designed for Mac computers, now available for Windows XP and Vista operating systems.

 

 

E-Mail Software

 

IncrediMail

An advertising-supported e-mail software for Windows that offers e-mail backgrounds.

 

 

Thunderbird

Free e-mail software from Mozilla, who also makes the Firefox web browser (see above).

 

 

Moving Large Files

 

yousendit.com

Bypass e-mail and send files larger than 10 MB.
 

adrive.com

Free sharing of up to 50 GB from a website.
 

 

 

Download Sites

 

Download.com

Download software from the web, including free Firewalls.
 

Jumbo.com

Software downloads
 

Shareware.com

Search for software on the web
 

Tucows.com

Winsock and other utilities
 

 

 

Firewall Software

 

Zone Alarm

Popular firewall software that is FREE for home Internet users.
 

Jetico Personal Firewall

New firewall software that is FREE for home Internet users.
 

Kerio Personal Firewall

FREE for home/personal use, otherwise $39 for single license.
 

Outpost Personal Firewall

Open Architecture firewall for Windows, both FREE and "pro" versions available.
 

Norton Personal Firewall

Keeps hackers out and personal data in. It makes robust firewall protection easy by automatically hiding your PC on the Internet and blocking suspicious connections.

 


 

 

 

Web Tools and Utilities

 

Adobe Acrobat Reader

View and search PDF files common on the web
 

Core FTP Lite

A FREE file transfer protocol (FTP) client software for Windows.

 

If you have a problem with any of the links on this page or suggestions about this page, please send an email to: mrtc@midrivers.coop

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