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- AVAST – Free anti-virus program for personal use. If you feel more comfortable with a paid version you can buy avast! Online Security Products at a discounted rate Click Here
- CCleaner – Cleans internet cookies, temporary internet files, registry etc. (Click Download Latest Version on right hand side)
- Microsoft Security Essentials – Free anti-virus program for personal use.
- Super AntiSpyware – The best anti-spyware around! They offer a free and a paid version. The paid version is actually active and protects you in real time.
Windows 8 Tools
- Karen”s Replicator – Great backup program.
- IDrive – Great offsite backup and storage. Get 5GB of free storage or pay a small fee for anything more!
- Dropbox – a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily.
- Evernote – free online storage. It make it easy to transfer “notes” between various devices such as desktops, laptops and smartphones.
- Microsoft Office 365 – This is a great way to stay up-to-date with Office as it changes and updates. For either $9.99 per month or $99 per year, get office as it grows.
- WPS Office (formerly known as Kingsoft Office) – Free and fast alternative to MS Office and is fully compatible with it. This is a very impressive office program! It is also available in the popular android operating system and integrates seamlessly with cloud storage (box.net). There are paid versions as well if you need more features and are still only a fraction of the cost of MS Office.
- LibreOffice – Free office suite
- OpenOffice – Free office suite
- AbiWord – Free Word processing program for both Windows and Mac
- Paint.net – Free image editing program
- Gimp – A very powerful free image editing program
- Picasa – “Organize, edit, and share your photos” – for free.
Browsers / Media / Productivity Tools
- Google Chrome – Google”s free web browser
- Firefox – Fast and secure web browser.
- VLC Media Player – A free cross-platform media player
- PrimoPDF – Convert to PDF from any application by simply ”printing” to the PrimoPDF® printer. You can create high-quality PDFs by converting from Word, Excel, and virtually any other printable file type.
- Pidgin Messenger – The universal chat client.
- Speccy – find out all of the specs on your computer with this free program.
- Foxit Reader – Free, fast, and feature-rich PDF reader. With Adobe having so many vulnerabilities in their software lately we highly recommend you replacing your adobe reader with this free program!
- CD Burner – A free CD burning program