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Useful FREE Tools and Utilities
Get Adobe Reader
(Read/Print .pdf files - Product manuals,
Government publications & forms)
Java – Used on over 3 billion devices, extensive use on computers including websites
TestMyNet – Test your Download & Upload Speed
Speed Test Tool –
Other tools available on site for a fee (I have NOT tried - have no need for)
It is worth noting that this tool is under development with future improvments planned
– Test how fast your system Downloads or Uploads files
Download = transferring files to your system from a website or e-mail
Upload = transferring files from your system
i.e. attaching images to e-mail
Download speed is usually about 10 times faster than upload speed.
Press GO to start test
Do NOT Run any other tests on the site, unless you really want to test/buy UNRELATED software.
Image1 - previous user interface
Image2 - current user interface). The user interface screen has changed a few times and may change again without notice.
(Excellent Online Dictionary)
Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2007
Microsoft Word Viewer 2003
(Read only for Microsoft Word
MS Word Compatibility Pack
(Word 2007) files with older version of Word
Get Adobe Flash Player
A browser plugin that displays animations, presentations and interactive
graphics on some web pages.
Get Real Player
video player required to display video clips on some web pages.
Free (for personal use)
Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware
- Useful information about your system
Open Hardware Monitor
- Displays voltages, temperatures fan speeds etc...
The above tools seem useless until you really need the information. Once you lose
a drive to catastrophic faliure (I have twice ove the years) you can't find the information
these tools provide. Keep this information handy. One way could be to send the
information to yourself in an e-mail so you always have
Screen Capture Program – Not your simple Screen Capture software
• Capture a region, a window or entire screen
• Record a video of your screen (upto 120 minutes)
• Record a video using your web-cam
• Capture an image using your web-cam
• Open, annotate and share an existing image
• Copy to clipboard or save it locally
• Store screenshots & videos in the cloud
• Share a link to the stored screenshot & video
• Zoom in / zoom out
The cloud may be a great advantage but I prefer local storage of all my data
PDF Shaper Is a collection of free PDF tools, which allows you to merge, split, encrypt and decrypt PDFs, convert images to PDF, convert PDF to Word RTF or images, extract text and images from PDF. Program has easy-to-use user interface, supports Unicode characters and batch processing.
• Extract text, images of other objects from single or multiple PDFs
• Convert PDF to Word RTF or image, or convert image to PDF
• Extract pages from PDF and save them as separate PDF files
• Combine several PDF files into single PDF
• Encrypt and decrypt PDF with password, set user permissions
• Rotate, crop and normalize pages, set meta data
Virtual Magnifyer – Useful for magnifying sections of your screen
TreeSize Free – Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs
Wise JetSearch – Extremely FAST file search utility (other great utilities available here)
Major Geeks – A Great collection of FREE Utilities
Ad Blocker Plus – Protects against dangerous ads that may carry
The Best Free Antivirus for 2016 – PC Magazine techical analysis of several antivirus tools
Comodo Antivirus FREE – Great protection - highly
Customizable - FREE initial setup support -
Great at detecting but as soon as you have an incident there is no way to eradicate/resolve the issue without getting paid support involved @ $100 a year.
An excellent option for novice (most) users requiring security
Avast FREE Antivirus – A robust virus protection program
Good basic protection against computer Viruses (Full more robust version for sale)
Good basic Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware (more robust version for sale) My Choice
FREE for personal use
Spam Filter for Outlook Express, and Windows Mail. Other security tools
available to purchase.
version - Identify and remove malicious software from your computer.
(Full version for sale)
Search and Destroy unwanted/harmful items from your system.
(Other products for sale)
AM-DeadLink – AM-DeadLink detects broken links and duplicate entries in your browser favorites/bookmarks. FREE
Protection against Malware, Spyware, Viruses and Malicious Software is a
MUST today. The tools
offered here provide a measure of security against threats to your system FREE.
NO claim that these tools provide 100% protection, such claims would be
and such tools do not exist. The struggle against evil is constant and
keeping tools as current as possible is imperative.
click links in e-mail messages from unknown people.
The real content of the link in the message might be a virus.
keep your computer protected with an antivirus and/or a security suite.
Backup your data files, precious pictures regularly (frequency depends on how often your data changes) at least monthly and keep a copy off site if possible
(safety deposit box, at a close realive's/friend's or - NOT as ideal a private spot at your place of work under lock and key). Large capacity Thumb Drives (USB sticks) are most reasonably priced and are ideal for backups.
- Lots of helpful information on environmentally friendly NiMH and Li-ion rechargeable batteries and battery chargers, plus great prices on NiMH and lithium ion rechargeable batteries, chargers and accessories.
Useful Battery Information
- All you need to know about batteries and caring for them
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