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- An easy-to-use freeware Windows 95/98/Me/XP
based program that is entertaining, informative,
educational, and of equal applicability in the home
and in the office.
Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit
- The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of
your installed software and hardware, including
Microsoft Hotfixes, and displays the results in your
Web browser. All of your PC profile information is
kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web
Shoot The Messenger
- In addition to being a security risk, Windows'
"Messenger Service" is being used to "Spam" Windows
users across the Internet. This free 22 kbyte "Shoot
The Messenger" utility gives users immediate control
over the Windows Messenger service.
- IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and
innovative freeware (for non-commercial use) graphic
viewer for Windows.
Kerio Personal Firewall
- Available free for home use, Kerio Personal
Firewall is a software agent that builds a barrier
between your personal computer and the Internet.
- SpywareGuard provides a real-time protection
solution against spyware that is a great addition to
SpywareBlaster's protection method.
- Anti-spy tools to protect your privacy by
detecting PC monitoring tools, keyloggers and also
adware mechanisms that may track user activities.
- AM-DeadLink detects dead links and duplicates in
your Browser Bookmarks. If a Bookmark has become
unavailable you can delete it from your Browser. AM-Deadlink
checks Bookmarks from Internet Explorer, Opera and
- Free wysiwyg web editor for HTML and SVG.
CoffeeCup Free FTP
- This is a FTP client for file upload and
- Google has many special services and tools to
help you to find exactly what you're looking for.
- The largest, most comprehensive human-edited
directory of the Web.
- Quick access to the best Internet tools.
- Refdesk indexes, reviews, and publishes quality,
credible, and current information-based Web sites
and assists readers in navigating these sites.
- Definitions on thousands of the most current IT
/ computer related words.
Microsoft Product Support
- Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
- Electronic Frontier
- Defending freedom in the digital world.
- Center For
Democracy & Technology
- Works to promote democratic values and
constitutional liberties in the digital age.
Tech Support Links from Ray
Have been browsing the following links over the past
few weeks, and there is a treasure trove of good tech
information contained on these sites. Each one contains
a message base forum with many different topics, is
moderated, and requires a free login account in order to
post messages (browsing is
This is by no means a complete list as there are several
other sites on the Internet that overlap these to some
degree and can be found by reading the different message
topics contained on these and by using the search
That said, if you (or friends/family) are having any
sort of tech problem with Windows or other aspects of
the PC platform, these are great places to start.
(The above list was compiled by the
NOPC and given to us in courtesy)