|Emergency Tools||If you have a virus or spyware problem, these sites can often help to clean your computer.|
|Trend Micro™ HouseCall is an application for checking whether your computer has been infected by viruses, spyware, or other malware. HouseCall performs additional security checks to identify and fix vulnerabilities to prevent reinfection.||http://housecall.trendmicro.com/uk/|
|McAfee Stinger - Stinger is a stand-alone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses. It is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection, but rather a tool to assist administrators and users when dealing with an infected system.||http://us.mcafee.com/virusInfo/default.asp?id=stinger|
|Windows Update||Microsoft are always releasing updates that improve the security of your PC - make sure you download them regularly.|
|Down load vital security updates for yor computer from the MicroSoft website:||http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/|
|Get a free PC safety scan
Windows Live OneCare safety scanner is a free service designed to help ensure the health of your PC.
Check for and remove viruses
Get rid of junk on your hard disk
Improve your PC's performance
|Office Software||There is a FREE alternative to almost every program you will ever need.|
|Everything you need - for Free||http://www.openoffice.org/|
|PDFCreator is a free tool to create PDF files from nearly any Windows application.||http://www.pdfforge.org/products/pdfcreator|
|CD & DVD Burner||http://cdburnerxp.se/|
|Memory Stick software||Carry your favorite programs in your pocket, and use them on any computer.|
|Carry your office on a memory stick||http://portableapps.com/|
|Anti - Virus||Anti-virus programs protect you from software viruses that can come from
Ensure only ONE anti-virus program is installed on your computer
|7-Zip is a free archiving tool that can handle most archive formats:||http://www.7-zip.org/|
|Anti - Spyware / Adware||Spyware can collect information from your computer e.g. bank account
Adware can cause adverts to "popup" when you don't want them to.
Make sure you run an anti-spyware/adware program at least once a week.
|Protect yourself against SpyWare:||http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html|
|Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted software. Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Restrict the actions of potentially unwanted sites in Internet Explorer.||http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html|
|Ad-Aware FREE protects you from Adware:||http://www.lavasoft.com/|
|Advanced Windows Care||http://www.iobit.com/advancedwindowscareper.html?Str=download|
If you use a third party firewall make sure you disable the built in windows firewall.
|A firewall attempts to hide your computer from malicious hackers on the
Even if you have a hardware firewall, it is recommended that you also use a software firewall.
But DON'T use more than one software firewall.
|Zone Alarm - Firewall||http://www.zonealarm.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp|
|Comodo - Firewall||http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/|
|Utilities||Keep your computer running smoothly.|
|UltraDefrag is a powerful free disk Defragmentation tool:||http://ultradefrag.sourceforge.net/|
|Recuva - Recovers deleted files||http://www.recuva.com/|
|Eusing - Registry cleaner||http://www.eusing.com/free_registry_cleaner/registry_cleaner.htm|
|Shields Up - Internet Vulnerability Profiling||https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2|
|VOIP Preview - Connection speed test||http://www.voipreview.org/voipspeedtester.aspx|
|Traceroute, Ping, Domain Name Server (DNS) Lookup, WHOIS, and DNS Records Lookup||http://network-tools.com/|
|Web Browsing||Web designers will often assume that you have the following software loaded on your computer.|
|You will need ADOBE Reader to view our Minutes,
get it FREE by clicking on the icon:
|Apple QuickTime - movie viewer||http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/|
|Adobe Flash Player is the high-performance, lightweight, highly expressive client runtime that delivers powerful and consistent user experiences across major operating systems, browsers, mobile phones, and devices.||http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash|