Category Archives: Free

Free tools for removing malicious software

Check out this TechRepublic article listing free tools for removing malicious software. It’s worth downloading the tools and installing them.


Posted by on February 27, 2011 in Free, Malware, Rootkit, Security, Software, Tech Article, Virus


9 Great Freeware Programs That Should Be on Every PC ..

.. according to Gizmos.

I just came across an excellent Gizmo posting listing some great, free programs that might be helpful to all of us for computer maintenance. Check it out and see what I mean.

NOTE: Comments are are welcome and very helpful! A reader submitted a comment to this post that I should have added a link to their pdf file. He was right so here it is.


Posted by on February 25, 2011 in Free, Software, Utilities


Disk Defragging

I talked about spring cleaning in yesterday’s post. Today, I took some of my own advice and performed some disc cleaning on Anne’s computer. (I just received a new laptop from Wycliffe Associates and don’t need it quite yet). I used Auslogic’s DiskDefrag and find it to be so much better and faster than Window’s built-in defragmenter. According to their website, the program… 

    • Optimizes file system
    • Consolidates free space
    • Can defrag automatically
    • Provides flexible scheduler
    • Can defrag a single file or folder
    • Supports multi-terabyte volumes

I know individuals that highly recommend it as well. It’s free so give it a try and let me know what you think.

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Posted by on February 23, 2011 in Free, Software, Utilities


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Best Free Microsoft Downloads and Cool Win 7 tools

Gizmo’s, one of favorite sites to discovering free software, has an excellent article on free Microsoft software. Gizmo’s also has recommendations for Apple and Linux operating systems.

Both Anne and I have an e-book reader. Anne has a Nook, from Barnes & Noble, and I have an Amazon Kindle. We both love our readers – they are so compact but are able to store so much reading material. So, we found this article on free e-books quite helpful.

See for more information.

Tech Republic is one of my favorite web sites. They recently published this following article on 10 cool Windows 7 tools. Check it out…

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Posted by on February 22, 2011 in Free, Software, Tech Article, Utilities, Windows


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