Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Audacity - Excellent free audio
Cardfile For Windows 7 & 8 - Use your old Windows Cardfile data in Win
7 & 8.
DeepBurner - CD/DVD burning software
(free and Paid versions).
Dosbox - A great
program to run old DOS programs on Windows.
Excellent site to locate hardware drivers.
- My favorite backup and synchronization software (free & paid).
- Internet firewall (free & paid).
Spybot Search and Destroy
- Great spyware removal program (free & paid).
Safety & Security
Microsoft Safety Scanner - Free check for system security.
SureThing - Excellent CD/DVD label
Picasa - Picture viewer and touchup program.
SuperAntiSpyware - A fantastic free program to remove malware from
your computer (run periodically to protect your system).
AmDeadLink - Great to
check you favorites and bookmarks. Still works, read instructions.
OpenOffice - Great free alternative to Microsoft Office.
Speccy - A program to get
information about what's inside your computer.
Start8 - An
inexpensive ($5) program to get your start button back in Windows 8.
Start 10 - The
Windows 10 solution to getting back you Windows Start menu.
Another inexpensive ($5) program to be able to run pre-Windows 8 programs
in a Windows (like in older Windows versions).
Windows 7 & 8 Gadgets - If
you liked the sidebar in Windows Vista, you'll love this free add-on to
again give you the sidebar in both newer versions of Windows.
System Explorer - A great program to check out your system.
Belarc Advisor -
This free program will give you total system information.
SeaTools - A great diagnostic tool for Seagate drives.
A free program for making your own PDF files and printing protected pdf
files (installs as a printer driver
on your computer, (also make sure to download
PDF Unlock - An online tool to
allow printing locked PDF files.
UnChecky - A great
program to assist you when installing software. It helps make you
aware of additional programs an installation program may attempt to
Easy Program Updates - A handy utility to make sure all your software
is up to date.
Control Panel - Tired of Microsoft attempting to update your computer
to Windows 10? This program is an easy way to stop it.
Image Resizer - An
easy way to resize an image without using an image editing program.
Autoruns - There are so many places for programs to hide which start
with Windows that even a "geek" has trouble finding them. This
program will help find them.
Hardware Info - Tells you
EVERYTHING about your computer hardware.
VLC Free DVD Software
- Why pay Microsoft to play DVD's in Windows 10 when there id great free
- Optimize your screen in Windows.
Windows Support - Windows support site (click dropdown on right side
for version of Windows you have).
Microsoft Software Download Center
- Select your desired downloads.
Tweaks.com Tweaks for all versions of
- How to reinstall Internet Explorer if necessary.
How To Articles.
Microsoft Software Support.
- Windows, Office, Mail, etc.
Windows XP File
Microsoft Security Scan-Microsoft security scan and assist in virus removal.
Windows Discussion Groups - All
later version of Windows.
Malicious Spyware Removal Tool
- Microsoft spyware removal tool.
Save Office Files To Use In An Older Version Of Office
Convert Office files to use with older versions of
- Utilities for Windows.
Calendar - Free Excel Calendars
Outlook Connector - Use outlook for your hotmail account also.
Locating Outlook Data Files - How to find your Outlook Data Files.
Rich Copy - Use to control attributes/permissions when copying files.
Windows Speech Recognition Profile Tool - Backup and use to transfer
speech recognition files to another computer.
Windows Secrets - A help site
with more Windows information.
- A great site to download Windows apps from a central location, without
crapware being installed.
Malicious Software Removal Tool - Microsoft's removal tool for Windows
(integrated in through Windows Update).
Activation Center - Information on how to activate Microsoft software
if you are getting activation or "Not Genuine" errors.
Windows 10 Task View & Virtual Desktops - How to use.
Meet Cortana - A description of what Cortana is.
Turn Cortana Off - How to turn Cortana off in the Anniversary update.
Restore a Windows 7 or 8 image - Restoring an image.
BitLocker - Windows drive encryption.
Update Troubleshooter - Troubleshoot Windows Update problems.
5 Star Shareware - Free and
Tucows - Free and
CNet - Free and shareware
Download Shareware.com -
Free and shareware software.
ITShareware - Free and
Major Geeks - Free and shareware
- Free Office substitute
Old Versions of popular
Old Apps - Another old software
PC World - Software
SnapFiles - Free
and shareware software.
ZDNet - Free and shareware
Comcast Connect - Phone, mail, and texting data
login for Comcast customers
NOAA photos. - Some fantastic
photos from NOAA.
Practically Networked - A good site for information and
gMail Scam Reporting - Report gMail address sending spam or spoofing
Meta Tag Info
and Creation - Great information & tools for meta tags.
Free Calendar Creation.
Google Calendar - Need a Google account to use.
Keep & Share Calendar - Free online Calendar.
Google Ads Settings - Google's web page to opt-out of ads.
Google Ad Sense - Googles page to set ad preferences and also set
advertising industry ads (great for stoping pop ups)
AdBlock Plus - A great browser
add-on to stop pop-up ads.
Protect My Choices - Prevents clean up programs from deleting the
cookies you use to stop pop-up ads.
GetNotify - A great free way to
find out if people have read your emails.
Web Page Authoring
Clipart Heaven - Clipart for
Free Clipart - Clipart for web
1 Free Clipart - Clipart for web
Color Code Hex
Codes - Hex code equivilant for different colors.
Color Converter Convert Hex colors to RGB.
Dynamic Drive - Scripts, CSS
codes, etcl for authoring web pages.
Riddler - Handy coding to keep your email address safe on your web
Create a favorite icon when someone sets a bookmark or favorite to your
Free Graphics - Clipart for web
HTML Reference List
- Listing of HTML code meanings.
Web Clipart. - Clipart for web
Website Code. - HTML code for
Keep & Share Online Calendar - Free online calendar to share
appointments and dates with others.
Calendars.net - Another free
All My Faves - A visual listing
of many websites.
Google - Search for Internet stuff.
Google Advanced Search
- Google's advanced search page
Search Everything - Search for
Excite - Search for Internet stuff.
Dogpile - Search for Internet stuff.
- Network Solutions domain lookup information.
Who.is Domain Lookup
Great site to lookup website domain information.
Detailed DNS Lookup - Lookup domain
and IP information.
Find Name By Email Address
- Lookup people, email addresses, phone nuumbers, etc. (must pay for most
of the information)
Free Mail Search.com -
Says free but charged for most information.
Ask.com - Search for Internet stuff.
Lycos - Search for Internet stuff.
Pipl People Lookup - Lookup people info,
again, must pay for most.
Scrub The Web - Search for
Reporting and Lookup - Barracuda is how most ISP's check for spam.
This site lists known spam sites and has a lot of valuable information.
WebCrawler - Search for
Free people lookup (limited info, but good).
Whitepages - Free people lookup
by phone, address, name, etc.
Yellowpages - An online yellow page lookup for businesses, etc.
DSL Reports - Speed test and information.
Bandwidth Place - Another speed test.
Information - A good resource for network hardware, configuration,
Internet Security Checks - Test
the security of your system.
PC Pitstop -
Internet speed test.
- Internet Connection Security Analysis (Click on the Shields Up link)
SpeedGuide.net - Broadband tweaking and resources
SpeedTest.com - Internet speed test.
PC Pitstop Speed test - Internet speed test.
Whats My IP Address -
Get your IP and more.
Speed Test - Xfinity users can use this to test their download and
Xfinity Modem/Router Setup - How to setup your Xfinity router/modem.
Computer Stuff & Product Support
Computer Memory Information
- Great site for getting memory information.
Contact Information - Find computer manufacturer information
More PC Contact
Information - A good resource for getting computer support.
wireless router setup.
Driverguide.com. - Great driver
Dell computers - Dell Computer
- Dell's support site for drivers, etc.
- Get drivers, etc. for Gateway computers.
- Drivers and support.
& Lenovo product support.
- Drivers & support for Linksys products.
NetGear product support.
CPUID - Free
sotware to identify the main hardware components in your computer.
Description - Explains Windows programs and system file uses.
Tweaks - Windows & Mac tweaks and
Beep codes - Computer won't start? What the beep codes mean.
BIOS Beep Codes
- More beep code information.
Programs List. - Find out what a program in the startup list
Computer Hardware Information - Great
Computing.net - Submit computer
DOS Commands - A DOS
command resource. Many commands still work and are the foundation of
the Windows operating system.
How to Test A PC Power Supply - Testing a power supply with a VOM.
Get A Digital Email Signature - Information on how to get a digital
signature for your email to send encrypted emails to other people (pay
here for more information.
AVG - Free
Dictionary - Lookup virus names and information from AVG.
AVG Support Forum - A forum for AVG users to have questions answered.
- Antivirus software (pay version).
Comcast-Norton Security Suite - Norton for Comcast Customers
Kaspersky Antivirus Software
- The best rated antivirus now offering a free version.
Kaspersky Tools - Download free tools to check and repair virus and
- One of the first antivirus vendors.
McAfee virus Library.
McAfee Virus Threat
Search - Enter the name of a threat to get information on that threat.
Norton Customer Care
Spyware removal help.
Malwarebytes - Clean
malware off you system even if it's infected.
Preferences - Turn off Miicrosoft Ad Settings.
Installing Norton - If you have Comcast (Xfinity) internet service,
this link will show you how to install Norton provided by Comcast.
Google Ads Settings - Use for most browsers to help stop Internet ads
Google opt out
- Permanently save your Google opt out preferences to eliminate Internet
SuperAntiSpyware - Great free program to clean up Internet tracking
cookies and delete software which watches your Internet browsing habits.
Antivirus - Kaspersky has been known as one of the best antivirus
programs and now they have a free version.
Costco's web site - Great prices on
computers, printers, etc. Have them refill your ink cartridges in the
store (1/3 the price of new and considered excellent).
Inkjet refill supplies.
Amazon.com - Good prices and most of
the time, free shipping.
Best Buy - A good source for PC's
eDealinfo.com - Internet
shopping like Amazon.
Frys.com - Another long-time Internet
Magazines & Info
PC Gamer Website (Formerly
Reference & Neat Stuff
Convert-me.com - Handy for
EarthCam - Live World camera
FaxZero - Send a free fax
Time&Date - Get the time and
date, weather, etc. anywhere.
Stardock - Make Windows
10 start menus look like earlier versions.
Super Pages Search.
411 Locate - Yellow Pages - White Pages -
Email - Public Records.
AnyWho People Find.
People By Name+
Freeality Reverse lookup.
Welcome to WhoWhere!
Infoquest (Info for customers)
Control Panel Login
Old Infoquest Web Mail Login.
Super Account Webmail.