Your Neighborhood Technician

Wise man once said: “Anybody can have a hammer in their toolbox.  It doesn’t make them a carpenter.”

 

Security Tools:

Anti-Virus Systems

Avira AV Free

BitDefender Free

Anti Spyware/Malware:

MalwareBytes

Malwarebytes anti rootkit

Chameleon

Clean Your PC with Bleachbit

BleepingComputer,com

IOBit Toolbox
EMSISoft Emergency Kit

 

Virus Resource PageBleepingComputer
Sandboxie –  Program Isolation system

Firewall

Private Firewall

Snort

PC Tools Firewall Plus

911 folder:

Crystal Disk Information

rKill.com – Direct Download Link

IOBit Toolbox

MalwareBytes Anti Rootkit

MalwareBytes AntiMalware

Process Explorer

How Secure Is My Password?

DATA Recovery

Pandora Recovery

Cobian BackupFile Back up tools

Todo Backup Drive ImagingHard Disk Backup & Restore

Recuva File RecoveryFile Recovery

DEFRAG APPS

DiskTuna

Encryption Tools

TrueCrypt (Windows, MacOS, Linux: Has been discontinued)
Replaced with: VeraCrypt

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For encrypting individual files (like for emailing or putting files on a cloud server)

HandyCrypt

(Portable, simple, Free, single file encryption)

EncryptFiles

Provides 13 different algorithms

Installable, free, simple.

Cypherix suites

Office Tools

There are lots of options when it comes to replacing Microsoft Office.

Full Suites:

LibreOffice – Complete MS Office compatible suite for FREE


Word, WordPad & NotePad Only

AbiWord MS Word Replacement

JarteWordPad replacement

Notepad++ Text and Coding – Notepad replacement

Excel Only Replacement
Gnumeric Spreadsheet

 

PDF Tools

Readers:

Foxit PDFreplaces Adobe Reader – now includes PDF Printer
Sumatra Reader (smaller and faster, but fewer features)
PDFill editor and encrypter

 

Printers:

DoPDF – PDF printer

 

Other PDF Tools:

PDFSAMSplit and Merge

Unity PDF Toolkit

WinScan2PDF

 

HIPPA compliant fax services

Sfax

FaxZero

MetroFax

Project Management

OpenProjFree Project Manager for ‘Nix and Win systems

 

Other great Office tools

DIADiagram and Flowcharting like Visio

Scribus Professional Desktop Publishing
MoffFreeCalc – Calculator with tape register

Unit Converter by QuadLock


Accounting Apps:

GnuCash
TurboCash
JGnash

Multi-Media

Audacity – Free Audio Editor and Recorder

CDBurnXP Disk burning tool

isodisk Create and Mount ISO disk images

FreeISOBurner – Burn ISO files to CD/DVD
ImgBurnDisk Image Create & Burn

Players

K-Lite Codec pack & Media Player Classic

Quicktime Alternative

Real Alternative

VLCMulti-Media Player – Replaces Windows Media Player

AIMP Mp3 Pllayer

Rippers (Making mp3 files from Audio CD)

FairStairsCDRipper

WavtoMP3

Video
AVC
Free Video format Converter

DVD Styler Freeware DVD Authorizing

YouTube Downloader

Freemake Video Downloader

Serif Movie Plus Video Production Studio – Commercial

UBuntu StudioUbuntu Linux based Operating System and

full Audio/Video studio in one.

Photo & Imaging

GIMP  – Photoshop Replacement

PhotoScape Image editor

Inkscape Vector Drawing Suite

Image Viewers

XnView
FastStone

Internet Tools

Browsers:

Firefox Browser -The “Take Back The Web” Browser

Avira Scout – Secured Chrome based

Vivaldi – chrome based

Avant – Multi engine browser

Lunascape

PaleMoon

 

EMail:

Thunderbird Email client

MailBox Dispatcher – pop email filtering

File Transfer & FTP

Free Download Manager

FileZilla FTP – File Transfer Program

 

Instant Messaging
Replaces AOL, Yahoo, MSN, ICQ, FaceIM, MySpaceIM

Trillian

PidGin

Specialized Tools:

Net Traffic meter

LAN Speed test

IPScanner

TightVNC

DropBox

Tonido

File Managers

Q-Dir – Quad Directory

A43 – Dual Explorer w/ txt, hex & imaging tools

Xplorer2 – dual Pane explorer

Freecommander

64 Bit versions:

Qdir

Explorer++

System Inventory

HWInfo & HW32Info

Misc Tools:

WinDirStat Hard Drive Statistics

Speedtest

Freeware Files

Major Geeks

SSL Certificates