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The WebMaster suggests that you might consider some of the FREE software listed here.

Where there are free and paid for versions of software, the free version is sometimes less obvious that the paid version - but it is there!

There are sometimes restrictions on who can download and use the free software - sometimes businesses are expected to use the paid version, so check that you are fully eligible to use the software.

The suggested software is believed to be effective and safe.

However, the decision of whether to install any software is yours, and yours alone.

Neither the WebMaster nor Friends of Thringstone can accept any liability for problems that may arise with use of the software linked to from here.


The Thringstone webmaster suggests some software you may find useful
Description Download Link
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
http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm
   
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 the internet.
Ensure only ONE anti-virus program is installed on your computer
AVG Anti-virus http://www.grisoft.com/ww.homepage
Avast Anti-virus http://www.avast.com/
Comodo Anti-virus http://antivirus.comodo.com/
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 details.
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
   
Firewall
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 internet.
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:
Get Adobe Reader
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