FreeWare 12-28-07

Have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

Ping Test Easy
This is a handy, powerful visual ping & IP scan utility
with an intuitive and graphical interface that lets you easily watch the states of network
and test the connection speeds of various locations.
[252K] [Win98/ME/NT/2k/XP/Vista] Free

Alcohol 52% Free
Alcohol 52% CD & DVD emulation software can create virtual CD/DVD-ROM drives and play CDs & DVDs
without the need for the physical disc. This piece of emulation software allows users to play CDs & DVDs
without the need for the physical disc. Notebook users and PC Game players will benefit the most from Alcohol 52%.
It is not necessary to carry the physical discs and CD & DVD-ROM drive, if users need to present their works to the
customers from their notebook. It is not necessary to insert the CD & DVD discs if users want to play PC Games in their computer.
Alcohol 52% copies an "invisible" CD & DVD disc to the harddisk.
There are no limitations on this version, other than the ability to create only 6 virtual drives.
Click here to download the program

XnView Free
When it comes to photo editing, it doesn't get any better than free, particularly if the tool has a reasonable amount of editing tools.
And that's what this program has. You'll be able to resize, crop, correct red eye, flip, rotate, and perform a wide variety of image adjustments,
including for brightness, contrast, and gamma. It will also convert your pictures among many different image formats.
It's not a powerful photo tool like The Gimp, but for most work, it'll do just fine. And you can't argue with free.
Version: 1.91.6
File Size: 5883k
Operating Systems: Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000
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Mz Vista Force Free
This utility helps you tweak Vista in countless ways, speeding performance, tidying app clutter,
and even cleaning up Media Player and Explorer.
Take a look

tinySpell Free
One big omission of WordPad is spell checking, but not all is lost.
The free tinySpell spell checker works with any word processor,
alerting you to misspelled words as you type, or stepping through all words that you copy to the clipboard.
File Size: 534k
Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows 2000

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Feed readers offer news junkies a great way to quickly sift through a great deal of information published online.
Snarfer joins the growing ranks of free standalone readers that make it easy to subscribe to feeds from online
news sites, blogs, and other Web info sources and read them within one simple interface.
Version: 0.9.1
File Size: 408k
Operating Systems: Windows Vista, Windows XP
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Beneton Movie GIF v1.1.2 Free
A GIF animation tool, fun and easy.
Beneton Movie GIF is a GIF editing tool. It is simple, quick, and effective.
Here are some key features of "Beneton Movie GIF ":
· Supports 48 file formats such as BMP, GIF, JPG, and PNG
· Multiple frames selecting
· Drag and drop frames for a quick editing
· 19 different effects, divided in 2 big categories: normal and animated
· Save and load a batch of frames (frame1.bmp, frame2.bmp, etc.)
· A complete built-in image editor with many tools (pencil, shapes, airbrush, alpha brush, fill, selection, text)
· A simple preview window that previews individual frames or the animation with options such as zoom, loop, delay, etc.
· DirectX 8+ with compatible graphics/sound cards

Mumble v1.1.1 Free
This is a voice chat application for groups. It has low latency, super voice quality, and features an in-game overlay.
While it can be used for any kind of activity, it is primarily intended for gaming.
It comes with it’s own server (called murmur), which features secure communication and full extensibility.
[5.83M] [WinXP/Vista]

XnView 1.92 Free
XnView is a fast multi-format graphics browser, viewer, and converter. It can read more than 400 file formats,
e.g. gif, bmp, jpeg, png, targa, multipage tiff, camera RAW, jpeg 2000, mpeg, Avi, Quicktime. EXIF & IPTC
metadata are also supported. The image viewer has an Explorer-like browser that allows quick and simple
browsing of directory contents.
Operating Systems: Windows XP/2003 Server/Vista

Ashampoo ClipFinder v1.30 Free
Find and immediately download videos from YouTube, VideU, and MyVideo at the click of a mouse.
Operating Systems: Windows 2000/XP/Vista

DriverMax Free
This program helps you back up all the drivers installed on your Windows computer.
When needed you will be able to reinstall all your drivers or just the ones you choose in a single step that takes less than a minute;
a very handy tool especially after reinstalling Windows or when the hardware driver CDs
which came with your computer are no longer available.
[2.57M] [WinXP/Vista]

Firefox Environment Backup Extension (FEBE) Free
These days, many of us have built a small world into our browser--a world of bookmarks, visited links, stored passwords,
and form data. Losing that can be catastrophic, and moving it can be nightmarish. The Firefox Environment Backup Extension,
or FEBE, promises to eliminate that nightmare.
Go to the download page now:
Firefox Environment Backup Extension (FEBE)

Ten Free security utilities you should already be using:

#1: Secunia Personal Software Inspector
#2: OpenDNS
#3: Active Virus Shield (free anti-virus)
#4: Haute Secure
#5: GMER anti-rootkit
#6: Netcraft Toolbar
#7: File Shredder
#8: CCleaner
#9: PC Decrapifier
#10: NoScript for Firefox
Click here for details and downloads.

Advanced WindowsCare Personal - Freeware
Comprehensive PC care utility that takes an one-click approach to help protect, repair and optimize your computer.
Quick Access - Freeware
Ashampoo StartUp Tuner - Freeware
Spybot - Search & Destroy - Freeware
Ad-Aware 2007 - Freeware

Easy Video Downloader 1.4.2 Free
With Easy Video Downloader you can easily download videos from YouTube, Google Video, MySpace
and save it as AVI (High Quality for PC) or MPEG4 (for iPod, PSP).
File Size:2129KB Language:English
OS:Win2000/XP/2003/Vista Date added: 27,2007

IconsExtract v1.42 Free
This utility scans the files and folders on your computer, and extract the icons and cursors stored in EXE, DLL, OCX, CPL,
and in other file types. You can save the extracted icons to ICO files (or CUR files for cursors), or copy the image of a single icon
into the clipboard.

Glary Utilities - Freeware

Glary Utilities

This program offers numerous powerful and easy-to-use system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC.

It allows you to clean common system junk files, as well as invalid registry entries and Internet traces. You can manage and

delete browser add-ons, analyze disk space usage and find duplicate files.
OS: Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Disk Heal - Freeware

Restore the way your drive opens, assigns icons, and recovers folders.
OS: Windows NT/2K/XP/Vista

GalleryGrabber - Freeware

Download full images and display them in thumbnail galleries.
OS: Windows XP

VirtualDub - Freeware

Capture and process video before exporting to tape or processing with another program.
OS: Windows (all)

Office OwnerGuard Personal - Freeware

Create, protect, and share your valuable Office documents.
OS: Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

System Vault - Freeware

Protect your personal data by hiding them.
OS: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Docx2Rtf - Freeware

Convert MS Word 2007 and OpenOffice documents into RTF format.
OS: Windows (all)

Vista Start Menu - Freeware
Vista Start Menu - Freeware

Replace Start Menu to fit larger amounts of information.
OS: Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Advanced Magnifier - Freeware

Access a tool for visually impaired persons.
OS: Windows (all)

SoundTouch - Freeware

Modify the tempo, pitch, and playback rates of audio streams or files.
OS: Windows (all)

Highly Recommended FREE Software


avast! Home Edition Free
Why choose a high-priced subscription antivirus program that bogs down your PC while protecting it, when avast! can do it better?
avast! is one of the few free antivirus applications that does as good a job as any of the big boys.
avast! includes more than seven different kinds of shields, safe-surfing tools, and real-time virus protection for your OS, as well as Outlook.
avast! updates automatically and frequently and, avast! works with both Windows Vista and XP.
avast! gives you all this, in the
free (Not for commercial use) version. More options are available in the Pro version.
avast! requires a simple on-line registration during or after the 60 day trial period to continue uninterupted updates.
avast! has been my anti-virus program for the past 3 years.

Version: 4.7.1083
Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista Go to the download page now:
avast! Home Edition

mozyFREEmozy Free Safe Secure online back-up
I use this every day to keep my important files safe.

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