Downloads:  (useful downloads for home computers etc. running MS Windows)
Mainly FREE software that's almost essential for any home computer. Get it for free !!
 
E-Sword Bible Study Software                    Free www.e-sword.net
Large range of high quality Bible software www.e-sword.net/downloads.html
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PGsurfer Web Filter & Internet Security             Free www.pgsurfer.com  (Protect your kids & family etc)
to block display of inappropriate web pages
 
Free protection for Windows 2000, XP & Vista.
- Read details about this great software... www.paretologic.com/products/pgsurfer
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Adobe Reader, a.k.a Acrobat Reader            Free www.adobe.com
required to view and print .PDF Documents
 
 
Select one of the following... Latest version:- http://get.adobe.com/reader/
- Reader 7.0 for Windows XP etc.  (fast PC's) AdbeRdr70_enu.exe   ( 12.5 MB )
- Reader 6.0 for Windows XP etc.  (slow PC's) AdbeRdr602_ece.exe   ( 11.7 MB )
- More downloads, full, basic, languages, etc. http://www.adobe.com/downloads/
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/  (Free)
http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/  (Free)
   
    Foxit PDF Reader  (only a 1MB download) www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php   ( 1 MB )
   
Free downloads to create .PDF files...
 
 
CutePDF Writer  - Free Edition www.cutepdf.com
pdf 995 Suite  - Free Edition www.pdf995.com
   
Create PDF files online - also Free www.pdfonline.com
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AVG Anti-Virus                Free or Pro Versions www.grisoft.com - Main site
to detect & protect against computer viruses http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-avg-anti-virus-free  (Free Version)  LATEST VERSION
Free anti-virus for private non-commercial use Microsoft Windows and mac compatible, plus Linux.
or purchase AVG Professional or Network. Used by millions of satisfied people worldwide.
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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware                    Free www.malwarebytes.org
to detect & remove spyware, malware, etc. Also detects & removes fake AntiVirus programs etc.
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Crap Cleaner                          Free Version http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
to analyse & clean up (system optimization)
 
 
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ZoneAlarm Firewall                 Free Version http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en-us/anti-virus-spyware-free-download.htm
to help protect your computer on the Internet  
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Internet Explorer 8 Web Browser             Free http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/worldwide-sites.aspx
Microsoft's new IE8 with the latest features Download for Windows XP or Vista.
   
Mozilla FireFox                                        Free
a nice alternative to that of Internet Explorer, http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html
with nice features Downloads in all languages for WIndows, Mac & Linux
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Parental Control Bar Web Filter                Free www.parentalcontrolbar.org
to block display of inappropriate web pages Free add-in for internet explorer and FireFox.
   
We-blocker Web Filter             Free Version http://www.safefamilies.org/download.php download
to block display of inappropriate web pages
 
http://www.internet-filters.net/weblocker.html  Review
   
Safe Families  Keeping children safe online
 
www.safefamilies.org
Free software, tutorials & resources, etc. Free download, and excellent information on website.
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MailWasher                           Free or Pro Version www.mailwasher.net
deletes known spam Emails (extremely good)
   
MailWasher Server                Free, Open Source oss.firetrust.com
deletes known spam Emails on Mail Servers Download for Windows, Linux, or Solaris.
   
Spam Bully  - Free 14 day Trial or Purchase It
 
www.spambully.com - main site
Spam Filter for Outlook & Outlook Express www.spambully.com/download.php - download
It works extremely well & very user-friendly. Download for Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, windows mail and live mail.
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Microsoft "Windows Defender"                Free www.microsoft.com/athome/security
to detect & remove spyware, scumware, etc.
 
www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware
- This new full version has no expiration date.  
More information about Spyware etc. www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware
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Lavasoft Ad-aware                  Free or Pro Version www.lavasoft.com - main site
to detect & remove spyware, scumware, etc. http://www.lavasoft.com/single/trialpay.php - download
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IrfanView Photo Editor             Free Version www.irfanview.com - main site
to edit, resize or convert photos graphics etc.
 
 click the download link on left of their site to download
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Picasa Photo Editor + more      Free Version picasa.google.com - main site
to organise & share your pictures and photos
- Picasa 3  (Windows XP / Vista) picasa3-setup.exe   ( 7.46 MB )
- Picasa 2  (Windows XP / 2000) picasa2-current.exe   ( 4.56 MB )
- Version: 2  (Windows 98 / ME / NT / XP) picasa2-setup-1884.exe   ( 3.16 MB )
- Version: 1.618  (Win 98 / ME / 2000 / XP) picasa-other.exe   ( 3.53 MB )
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Skype Call people on their PC or phone      Free www.skype.com
Free Internet telephone and chat that works worldwide Download for Windows, Linux, Mac OS or Pocket PC.
(click on 'get skype' at top of their page and choose the one you want)
Allows real-time typing, voice and webcam. Free communication worldwide via PC's with skype.
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WinZip Compression Utility 
Free or Buy Windows and MAC
 
http://www.winzip.com/win/en/index.htm
to compress, zip, and unzip files etc.
 
Note that Windows XP already has some features for Zip files
- Version 9.0 SR1  (Evaluation or upgrade) winzip90-SR1.exe   ( 2.30 MB )
   
WinRAR Compression Utility                Free or Buy www.win-rar.com
to compress, zip, and unzip files etc. http://www.win-rar.com/download.html - downloads with language list
- Latest Free Version: 3.80 wrar380.exe   ( 1.2 MB )
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Useful Command Line (MS-DOS) Utilities  
COMPARE.COM, GREP.EXE, TOUCH.COM UTILS.ZIP   ( 15 KB )
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Java Runtime Environment (JRE)           Free www.java.com  -main site (Sun Microsystems)
- Latest Version download http://www.java.com/en/download/inc/windows_upgrade_ie.jsp - downloads
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QuickTime Player                        Free www.apple.com/quicktime/download
- Latest Version download (Windows or Mac)
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VLC Media Player                        Free www.videolan.org
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ - All versions
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Classic Menu for MS Office 2007 www.addintools.com/english/menuoffice
- Free 15 day trial www.addintools.com/english/menuoffice/download.htm
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Microsoft Viewers  (if you don't have Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, etc. - so you can view and print)
Microsoft Word Viewer  - Free Word Viewer
Microsoft Excel Viewer  - Free Excel Viewer
Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2007  - Free PowerPoint Viewer
Microsoft Visio Viewer 2007  - Free Visio Viewer
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Open Office Suite                        Free Edition www.OpenOffice.org  - main site (Sun Microsystems)
- Microsoft Office compatible,
  for installation on Windows or Linux OS.
http://download.openoffice.org/index.html - downloads
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Listings of many more Free downloads... www.filehippo.com
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Our website developers recommends the software above, but we are unable to provide any support.
 If you need any support then go to the appropriate websites - and if you still can't get it to work, it's simple: do not use it.
 
Downloads listing last updated 31-01-2011