Security Tools

  • 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

Backup 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.

Office Suites

  • 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.
  • LibreOffice – Free office suite
  • OpenOffice – Free office suite
  • AbiWord – Free Word processing program for both Windows and Mac

Image Manipulation

  • – Free image editing program
  • Gimp – A very powerful free image editing program

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