Monday, August 23, 2004

The Webs favourite FREEBIES

Here are 10 of the most popular free software downloads on the web. We update this list regularly and welcome suggested and additions.

1 AVG Anti-Virus
Why pay for anti-virus software when you can have this much-loved bug buster for free.

2 Zone Alarm
Stop cyber-criminals attacking your computer while you're online with this essential free firewall. (I Have used this now for yrs.)

3 Google Toolbar 2.0
This latest version of the Google Toolbar offers easy searching, blocks pop-ups and makes it easy to fill in online forms.

4 Trillian
Access several instant messaging services with one handy tool. Essential for chat fans.

5 BigFix
BigFix can detect and correct all kinds of problems on your computer, usually before they get a chance to mess up your system.

6 Adobe Acrobat Reader
The well-known document reader is essential for anyone who buys gadgets or software, since instruction manuals are now often supplied as Acrobat files rather than paper booklets.

7 Core FTP Lite
You'll find this FTP program very welcome if you need to transfer files to your website with ease.

8 IrfanView
A great image viewer with simple image-editing functions.

9 Spybot Search & Destroy
Not quite as big as Ad-aware, but this spyware stopper recently won a Web User Gold Award, and I have used it on my computer for ages.

10 Pop-up Stopper
f there was ever a program that deserves the over-used phrase, "does what it says on the tin".

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