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Anti-MalwareEdit

  • Malwarebytes Anti-malware Detect and remove all traces of malware including worms, trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware and more.
  • Spyware Blaster Prevent the installation of spyware and other potentially unwanted software! Simple, effective, trusted.

Anti-VirusEdit

  • ESET NOD32 The long-proven top antivirus with the highest number of independently awarded Virus Bulletin VB100% Awards. Works on Windows 8.

Firewall

  • PeerGuardian PeerGuardian is a privacy oriented firewall application. It blocks connections to and from hosts specified in huge blocklists (thousands or millions of IP ranges). Its origin seeds in targeting aggressive IPs while you use P2P.
  • Windows8 FirewallControl Windows 8 Firewall Control protects both local and remotely running applications from undesirable incoming and outgoing network activity.
  • Private Firewall Privatefirewall is a Personal Firewall and Host Intrusion Prevention application designed to help individuals and businesses protect Windows desktops and servers from malware and unauthorized use.

Internet Utility Edit

  • HostsMan is a freeware application that lets you manage your Hosts file with ease.
  • BlueLifeHosts editor is a software application built specifically for helping you add, delete, or update domain names.
  • DnsJumper is a small portable application that aids the user by providing a one-click system to change DNS servers.
  • Firewall App Blocker you can Quickly allow or deny applications access to the internet through Windows Firewall.

Backup Edit

  • RedoBackup Easy Backup, Recovery & Bare Metal Restore.
  • SyncDocs Improved Google Drive Sync and Backup. Get more out of your Google Drive

Audio Recording and EditingEdit

  • Audacity  Free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.
  • Audition Record, edit, and create audio content with Adobe Audition's comprehensive toolset, including waveform, spectral display, and multitrack.

File CompressionEdit

File ConversionEdit

  • Format Factory Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter.
  • HandBrake HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.

Image EditingEdit

Irfanviewvery fast, slim and user friendly. Has lots of features of other programs.Pluginsdownload

separately. with audio and video capability.

  • GIMP GNU Image Manipulation Program, a versatile graphics manipulation package.
  • Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Systems for Windows and OS X.
  • SketchBook Pro sketching and painting software is a professional-grade program for digital artists, illustrators, and designers.

Vector Design Edit

  • Corel Draw Graphic design and illustration software.
  • Illustrator Basic shapes are anything but basic with new Live Corners. Quickly make corners rounded, inverted, or chamfered using visual, on-art controls.

Media Player (Video)

  • VLC An open source cross-platform multimedia player.
  • Minitube Youtube desktop application.

Media Player (Music)Edit

  • Clementine Clementine is a multiplatform music player. It is inspired by Amarok 1.4, focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and playing your music and internet radio streams.
  • Songr is a cloud music player that streams and downloads music from multiple web services, including Grooveshark, Prostopleer, MusicSearch, YouTube and many others (including the music already on your computer).

Internet TV and Radio Player

  • Readon TV Movie Radio Player is a revolutionary new software that allows you to watch Live Satellite TV and radio broadcasts directly on your computer.
  • RadioSure allows you to browse through a huge variety of stations, sorting by language, country, genre and title.

Web Browser Edit

  • Firefox for 32bit ; Pale Moon for 64bit is a fast, light and tidy open source web browser..
    • AdBlock Plus Add-on Allows some non intursive ads by default install (EasyList) filter.
    • Download Helper The easy way to download and convert Web videos from hundreds of YouTube-like sites.This works also for audio and picture galleries.
    • DownThemAll! The first and only download manager/accelerator built inside Firefox!
    • FlashGot Mass Downloader Download all the links, movies and audio clips of a page at the maximum speed with a single click, using the most popular, lightweight and reliable external download managers.
    • NoSquint NoSquint allows you to adjust the text-only and full-page (both text and images) zoom levels as well as color settings both globally (for all sites) and per site.
    • Open Image In NewTab Adds right-click context menu item for opening images in new...
    • Search in YouTube Select some text, right-click and choose"Search in YouTube" in the menu, a new tab will open with the searched text.
    • Search Preview The extension previously known as GooglePreview. Inserts preview images (thumbnails) and popularity ranks of web sites into the Google, Yahoo, Bing and DuckDuckGo search results pages.
    • Toggle animated GIFs Start/stop GIF animations through a keyboard shortcut or by clicking them. You can also restart animations from the beginning, or disable animations by default.
    • Tree Style Tab Show tabs like a tree.
    • WOT Find out which websites you can trust. WOT adds intuitive traffic light-style icons next to search results and URLs to help you make informed decisions about whether to visit a site or not.
    • GreaseMonkey Customize the way a web page displays or behaves, by using JavaScript.
      • ViewTube Watch videos from video sharing web sites without Flash Player. You can view the videos with a classic video plugin or with HTML5's video player. A download option is also available.
      • Global Dark Style Like the title says^^ Applies on every website & changes as much as possible, also elements like scrollbars, buttons, cursors, addons-manager or the right-click menu to fit with the dark style
      • MinTrayR MinTrayR lets the user minimize Mozilla powered applications such as Firefox, Thunderbird or Songbird to the system tray. MinTrayR is a replacement for the popular MinimizeToTray extension which is no longer actively developed.
  • D+ Browser A graphical web browser with an emphasis on security, performance, and portability.
  • K-Meleon is an extremely fast, customizable, lightweight web browser based on the Gecko layout engine.

Download Manager Edit

  • IDM is a tool to increase download speeds by up to 5 times, resume and schedule downloads.

4K Video Downloader allows to download video, audio and subtitles from YouTube in high-quality and as fast as your computer and connection will allow. Edit

BitTorrent client Edit

  • Deluge is a lightweight, Free Software, cross-platform BitTorrent client.

File-sharing client Edit

  • DC++ is a client for the Direct Connect file sharing network.

Communication software Edit

  • Skype keeps the world talking. Call, message and share whatever you want for free.
  • Mumble is an open source, low-latency, high quality voice chat software primarily intended for use while gaming.
  • TeamViewer is the All-In-One Solution for Remote Access and Support over the Internet.

E-Mail Client

  • Opera Mail A lightweight, customizable mail client.

Chat Client Edit

  • Pidgin is an easy to use and free chat client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and more chat networks all at once.

Office Application Edit

  • LibreOffice is a powerful office suite; Its clean interface and its powerful tools let you unleash your creativity and grow your productivity.
  • PDF-X The smallest, fastest, most feature-rich PDF reader/viewer available.
  • PhantomPDF Robust for the needs of enterprises, it delivers a feature rich solution with the quality, security, deployability, and support essential for enterprise requirements.

Virtualization Software Edit

  • VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use.
  • Spoon Studio Run your applications with no installs, dependencies, or conflicts. Deploy in standalone EXEs, with Spoon Server, or on Spoon.net.
  • Sandboxie Protection from rogue software, spyware and malware by isolating your browser, PDF reader, and applications in a sandbox.

2D & 3D graphics and animation software Edit

  • Blender is a professional free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films.
  • Anime Studio Pro is your complete animation program for creating 2D movies, cartoons, anime and cut out animations.
  • Cinema 4D is an ideal choice for all graphic designers looking to add 3D to their toolset.
  • Adobe Flash is used to create interactive content for websites as well as enrich games.
  • Unity is a cross-platform game creation system developed by Unity Technologies, including a game engine and integrated development environment (IDE).

Developer Software Edit

  • Eclipse The essential tools for any Java developer, including a Java IDE, a CVS client, Git client, XML Editor, Mylyn, Maven integration and WindowBuilder.
  • Android SDK provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android.
  • Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA.
  • Dreamweaver is state-of-the-art among the professional web authoring tools.
  • SketchUp The easiest way to draw in 3D.

CD / DVD Burning/Mounting Software Edit

  • Nero Burning ROM The original and best burning app.
  • winCDemu a tool that allows you to mount optical disc images by simply clicking on them in Windows Explorer.
  • UltraISO creates, converters, edits, and burns disc images in several popular formats: ISO, BIN, Nero, Alcohol, CloneCD, and Xbox.

Encryption Utility Edit

  • TrueCrypt can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file or encrypt a partition or the entire storage device.
  • Wise Folder Hider is a freeware used to hide your personal folder(s) or file(s) to somewhere else in your PC or in removable devices.
  • KeePass the free, open source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager.

System ToolEdit

Glary Utilities comprehensive cleaner. Great complement to CCleaner

  • Blue Screen Viewer View minidump files created during 'blue screen of death'.
  • CCleaner Cleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC.
  • CPUID HWMonitor A freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system.
  • GPUZ A lsystem utility designed to provide vital information about your video card and graphics processor.
  • HWInfo Comprehensive Hardware Analysis, Monitoring and Reporting for Windows and DOS. FREEWARE.
  • Unlocker  No more of those pesky "file is in use by another program" error.

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