ADITL PC Utilities

These are utilities (mostly freeware) that I find useful and keep on any PC system I work with. Look for the <free> version on the site. It is not always in the obvious place.
Those in RED are the ones I use the most often.


Anti-virus, Spyware Utilities

Ad-aware - spyware detector - http://www.adaware-antispyware.com/ <free>
Avast anti-virus - virus detector -http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download <free>
AVG anti-virus
- virus detector - http://free.grisoft.com/ <free>
Avira anti-virus - virus detector - http://www.free-av.de/en/trialpay_download/1/avira_antivir_personal__free_antivirus.html - <free>
BitDefender Online Scan  - emergency online virus scanner.  Detects, but does NOT delete virus-
http://www.bitdefender.com/scanner/online/free.html <free>
Malwarebytes
- malware detector - http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php <free>
Spybot - spyware detector - http://www.safer-networking.org/en/spybotsd/index.html <free>
TrendMicro Housecall - emergency online virus scanner  Detects, but does NOT delete virus- http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ <free>

Audio Utilities

Audacity
- open source sound recorder editor - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ - <free>
Jodix - convert WMA to MP3 - http://www.jodix.com/ - <free>
Switch - convert sound file formats - http://www.nch.com.au/switch/plus.html - <free> 


Document Utilities

Acrobat Reader - PDF reader - http://www.adobe.com/downloads/ - <free>
Calibre -
ebook manager and reader -  http://calibre-ebook.com - <free>
CutePDFwriter 
- converts print to PDF - http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp - <free>
Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer - PowerPoint Viewer  - http://www.microsoft.com/office/000/viewers.asp<free> 
Microsoft Word Viewer - MS Word Viewer - http://www.microsoft.com/office/000/viewers.asp - <free>
Mymorph - converts file to PDF - http://docmorph.nlm.nih.gov/docmorph/ - <free>
UBitMenu -
adds the Office 2003 style menu to Word 2007 - http://www.ubit.ch/software/ubitmenu-languages/ -<free>


Email Utilities

Mozilla Thunderbird - email client - http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/ - <free>


File Utilities

7-zip - pack/unpack .zip, .rar, .tar, .lzh, and other files - http://www.uberdownloads.com/unrar.html - <free>
agent-ransack - advanced file locator - http://www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack/ - <free>
auslogic-disk-defrag -
fast disk defrag utility  - http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/ - <free>
dirlister - displays and saves directory listing - http://dukelupus.pri.ee/dirlister.php - <free>
hexedit  - edits in hex and ASCII  - http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~prewett/hexedit/ - <free>
HxD - Freeware Hex Editor and Disk Editor - http://mh-nexus.de/en/downloads.php?product=HxD - <free>
inforapid-search - comprehensive file search - http://www.inforapid.de/html/english.htm - <free>
photorec - recovers files, photos from flash memory chips/cards - http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec - <free>
recuva - Piriform file recovery - http://www.piriform.com/recuva - <free>
synctoy - Microsoft PowerToy syncs files, updates folders, copies updated files, etc.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/prophoto/synctoy.mspx <free>
Toucan
- updates and syncs files and folders - http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/toucan - <free>
treesize - displays diectory tree size - http://www.snapfiles.com/get/treesize.html - <free>
winzip - unzip files - http://www.download.com/3000-2250-10003164.html<unlimited demo>


FTP Utilities

ace-ftp - FTP - http://software.visicommedia.com/en/products/aceftpfreeware/  - <free>
filezilla
- FTP - http://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=client - <free>
ssh-uh - secure FTP - http://www.hawaii.edu/help/software/pc/ssh.html - <free>
winscp - secure FTP - http://winscp.net/eng/index.php - <free>
wsftp - FTP - http://www.ipswitch.com/<unlimited demo>


HTML Utilities

AM-dead-links - finds broken links - http://www.aignes.com/deadlink.htm  <free>
bookmarkbridge - open source bookmark converter - http://bookmarkbridge.sourceforge.net/ - <free>
Httrack - website mirror and copier - http://www.httrack.com/ <free>
Kompozer - free WYSIWIG HTML editor - http://www.kompozer.net/  <free>
Xenu-link-sleuth - finds broken links - http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html <free>


Image & Video Utilities

ACDSee - high speed image viewer and editor-  http://www.acdsee.com/ - <free demo>
avs-videotools - video converter, editor - http://www.avsmedia.com/VideoTools/  - <unlimited demo>
Faststone Image Viewer -
Fast image viewer and editor - http://www.faststone.org/ - <free>
FLV player - plays FLV video files - http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Others/FLV-Viewer.shtml <free>
Graphics-converter - multi-file format image converter - http://www.graphic-converter.net/ <unlimited demo>
GWS - graphics editor - http://www.mindworkshop.com/alchemy/alchemy1.html <pay>
ifo edit
- edits ifo files - http://www.videohelp.com/tools?tool=IfoEdit  - <free>
instant eyedropper - point to reveal hex color code -  
http://instant-eyedropper.com/download/InstantEyedropper.exe
photorec
- recovers files, photos from wiped flash memory chips/cards - http://www.artplus.hr/adapps/eng/downloads.htm - <free>
Picasa - image album and viewer - http://picasa.google.com/  - <free>
pixel toolbox -  create icons - http://www.axiomx.com/PixelToolbox/index.htm - <free>
vlc videolan player - plays most video formats - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ - <free>
vob edit - edits vob files - http://www.videohelp.com/tools?tool=VobEdit - <free>


Network Utilities

BePing
 - Windows Ping, Whois, Traceroute utility - http://www.tucows.com/preview/302261 <free>
ipchicken - online display of your IP address - http://ipchicken.com - <free>
InSSIDer 
- detects Wi-Fi nodes - http://www.inssider.com - <shareware - $19.99>
Lanspeed2 - network traffic volume monitor http://www.tucows.com/preview/259303 <free>
MySpeed Test - online upload / download speed test - http://myspeed.visualware.com/index.html - <free>
NetStumbler - detects Wi-Fi nodes - http://www.netstumbler.com/downloads/ <free>
Ping.eu -
online ping, whois, port, bandwidth, traceroute, etc. http://ping.eu/ <free>
Speakeasy - online upload / download speed test - http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ - <free>
Speedof.Me - online speed test - no Java or Flash required -
http://http://speedof.me
Wipcfg
- ipconfig GUI for Windows 8 <free> - http://www.pkostov.com/wipcfg.html
WireShark (formerly called Ethereal) - network protocol monitor - http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Wireshark-formerly-Ethereal-Download-6895.html <free>


Office Suites - (Compatible with Microsoft Office suite and FREE)

Kingsoft Office - Free Open Source Office Suite - http://www.kingsoftstore.com
Libre Office - Free Open Source Office Suite - http://www.libreoffice.org

Portable Apps

Portable Apps is a series of free applications that execute directly from a USB flash RAM drive with no residue left on the hard disk.
 Included are browsers, email clients, office apps, and utilities. Useable on unknown PCs during travel and hotel stays. 
http://portableapps.com <free>

List of current Portable Apps (Dec 2007)
http://portableapps.com/apps <free>

Program Utilities

BOINC-uc-berkeley - SETI processor - http://boinc.berkeley.edu/ <free>
Google-Earth - whole earth viewer - http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html <free>


System Utilities


CC cleaner - cleans start-up, registry, temp files, etc. Excellent - http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner - <free>
CuperUtilities StartUp Manager
- startup program utility and cleaner - http://cupersoft.com/content/view/44/61/  - <free>
DJVU Viewer  - http://www.lizardtech.com/download/dl_options.php?page=viewers  <free>
Eusing - cleans registry - http://www.eusing.com/free_registry_cleaner/registry_cleaner.htm <free>
FindComPort -
display active comm ports - http://www.miklor.com/COM/software/FindComPort.exe - <free>
Glary
- cleans start-up, registry, temp files, etc. 1-step cleanup - http://www.glarysoft.com/products/utilities/glary-utilities/download/ - <free>
Hitachi Drive Fitness Test - http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/technolo/dft/dftnew.htm  - <free>
Host administrator - edits the IP host file - http://www.rekenwonder.com/hostadm.htm -<free>
Keyfinder - displays Windows product key - http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml <free>
logmein
- Windows PC remote control - https://secure.logmein.com/home.asp?lang=en <free>
Nusb33 -  
Generic USB flash-drive driver for Windows 98 - http://www.technical-assistance.co.uk/kb/win98se-usb-mass-storage-drivers.php <free>
Offline Password Reset
- resets Windows passwords (Linux based) - http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html <free>
Produkey
 - displays Windows product key - http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html <free>
Regclean - Microsoft registry cleaner - http://www.majorgeeks.com/download458.html <free>
Seagate seatools - tests hard drives - http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools <free>
Siw.exe - comprehensive display of system info, hardware, software, keys, etc. - http://www.gtopala.com/ - <free>
Speccy - system info from Piriform - http://www.piriform.com/speccy - <free>
Startup-control - Mike Lin startup cleaner - http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml <free>
Team Viewer
- remote PC / group meeting - https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx - <free>
Tweakui-xp - Microsoft Power Tools -  http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx  <free>
USBdeview - Displays all USB devices - http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html <free>
WinUtilities - cleans start-up, registry, temp files, etc.  - http://download.cnet.com/WinUtilities-Free-Edition/3000-18512_4-75021441.html?part=dl-6275045&subj=dl&tag=button - <free>


Web Utilities

Awasu
- RSS reader - http://www.awasu.com/ <free>
Browzar
- Browser leaves no trace - http://www.browzar.com/download/ - <free>
Chrome -
Google browser - https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/
Gizmo Project - open source VoIP - http://www.gizmoproject.com/ <free>
Mozilla Firefox
- open source browser - http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/ - <free>
Opera - alternate browser - http://www.opera.com/ <free>
Skype - free  VoIP - http://www.skype.com/ <free>



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