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