Microsoft Security Essentials- protection and scan- MSE recently lost accreditation for failing to protect.
- AVG - protection and scan
- Avast - protection and scan
- TrendMicro Housecall - scan only
- Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool - scan only
- TDSSKiller - rootkit scan (scroll down a little)
- Panda Free cloud based antivirus.
Audio Recording and EditingEdit
- Gmail - Gmail can be configured as a client for POP3 mail as well as other Gmail accounts
- 7zip - Free program for decompressing almost all archive types
- WinRAR - Non-free, but required in order use RAR's built-in repair function
- Freemake Video Converter - Converts video to a variety of popular formats
- Hamstersoft - Converts video to a variety of popular formats
- XBMC - Similar to Windows Media Center; automatically downloads movie covers; many plug ins for popular streaming sites
- Plex - Similar to XBMC; first to support OSX; can stream to iPhone/Pod/Pad
- Tversity Great for streaming most filetypes to Xbox 360 and Ps3
Media Player (Video)Edit
Media Player (Music)Edit
- Dreamspark - Provides students with free copies of Microsoft software for learning purposes
- Autodesk Education Community - Provides students with free copies of Autodesk software for learning purposes
Note: Students must have .edu email account to obtain software.
- Unlocker - no more of those pesky "file is in use by another program" error.
- Glary Utilities
- Defraggler - Defrags hard drive
- Auslogics Disk Defrag - Defrags hard drives
- IoBit Smart Defrag - Defragmenter with auto-defrag, boot defrag, and optimization features.
- Reddit Enhancement Suite (multi-browser extension)
- Konqueror A great linux browser that can be used across platforms (with a little work)