Free Software

Be aware that these links & web pages do change sometimes.
Use care when downloading and watch for unwanted add-ons.

(click on any menu category)


Misc New Items:

World Community Grid - allow the idle time on your computer to be used to solve monumental problems with the world's largest non-profit grid of computers



Web of Trust - shows you which websites you can trust based on millions of users’ experiences around the world, to help you stay safe when you search, surf, and shop online



CCleaner - searches through your programs and removes useless files. It's highly configurable, allowing you to select which problems to look for and which items to ignore


Security Software:

A word of caution. Install and use only ONE anti-virus program. However, you can have as many anti-malware and/or anti-spyware programs as you wish.

Anti-Virus; MS Security Essentials - click on the turquoise bar that says "Download M S E" near the middle of the page

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentials-download

Anti-Virus; AVG Free - click on the gold "Download" button near the bottom of the page

http://free.avg.com/us-en/free-antivirus-download

Anti-Virus; Avast - click on the green bar that says "Download Now" near the middle of the page

http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?part=dl-85737&subj=dl&tag=button

Anti-Malware; Malwarebytes - click on the green bar that says "Download Now" near the middle of the page

http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?part=dl-10804572&subj=dl&tag=button

Anti-Spyware; Spybot Search and Destroy - on this one, click the BLUE bar that says "Download Spybot S&D" halfway down on the right

http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Spybot-Search-Destroy/1043809773/1

Anti-Spyware; Spyware Blaster - click on the olive green bar that says "Download Locations" or just below it "Download@MajorGeeks"

http://www.majorgeeks.com/SpywareBlaster_d2859.html

Don't get tricked into any of the other downloads on any of the above websites, most are ads or otherwise not free. Select carefully.




Office Suites:

Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Database, Desktop Publishing. etc.

LibreOffice  -  http://www.libreoffice.org/download/




Internet Browsers:

Mozilla FireFox - http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

Google Chrome - https://www.google.com/chrome

Safari for Windows - http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1531 

Opera for Windows - http://www.opera.com/




Operating Systems:

Ubuntu - http://www.ubuntu.com/

Joli Cloud - http://www.jolicloud.com/jolios

Linux Mint - http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php




Photo Editing:

Downloads;
All Windows PC's should have MS Paint installed, although it has limited features.

Google Photos - https://photos.google.com/ (limited editing)

Artweaver Free - http://www.artweaver.de/download-en/

IrfanView - http://www.irfanview.com/main_download_engl.htm

Paint.NET - http://download.cnet.com/Paint-NET/3000-2192_4-10338146.html

Photoscape - http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/download.php/ 

GimpShop - http://gimpshop.com/downloads 

FreeSizer - http://freesizer.com/ (resizing only)

Web Based;
Be careful on these sites. There may be ADS (with poor reputations) that display buttons which look like part of the photo editing site. Don't be fooled.

PicMonkey - http://www.picmonkey.com/

iPiccy - http://ipiccy.com/editor

Pixlr - http://pixlr.com/editor/ 

BeFunky - http://www.befunky.com/

LunaPic - http://www.lunapic.com/editor/

FotoFlexer - http://fotoflexer.com/

Phixr - http://www.phixr.com/photo/userindex




PDF Readers:

Foxit Reader - http://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/

Adobe Reader - http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html



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