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The Official Download Thread MK-II

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[admin] 8y, 5m agoFound 8 years, 5 months ago
Ok guys :)
Unfortunately, I broke the original download thread (d'oh) -
Here's a shiny new one though- Please post any links to free legal downloads that you come across, state what it is, which category you want it adding to and provide a link.
I'll add the link & who posted it into the correct category each time I update the thread (and I won't break it this time!!!)

Please don't link to any torrent sites :)

I'll add the link to this thread into my signature.

Thanks!
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[FONT="Garamond"][SIZE="6"][COLOR="SlateGray"][CENTER]Antivirus, AntiSpyware & PC Optimisation Tools[/CENTER][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]


orchnite
Hi All

I always use this site http://www.techsupportalert.com to get all my free legal software. I only pay for my Operating System and Antivirus, everything else is free.
hope this helps someone ;-)


cuzzy
http://free.grisoft.com/ww.homepage

Download AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition - trusted by 70 millions of users
Basic antivirus and antispyware protection for Windows available to download for free. Limited features, no support, for private and non-commercial use only.

The most downloaded software on CNET's Download.com
Quality proven by 70 millions of users
Easy to download, install and use
Protection against viruses and spyware
Compatible with Windows Vista and Windows XP


bob_nugget
Absolutely brilliant free disk defragmenter for windows - I know windows has one, but this is better, it can run even if your disk is nearly full up, and moves frequently used files to faster parts of the disk.

http://www.kessels.com/Jkdefrag/

Just double click to run if you aren't a nerd, and leave it for a while to speed up your PC. If you are a nerd like me, it has lots of different disk optimisation options - if someone wants me to speed up their PC for them, this usually helps!

This is an optimisation tool.


samwhitewick
This is a guide I wrote for another forum....


Hi all,

This is a guide for increasing your pcs performance and clearing up space....

Removing temporary Internet files, cookies etc

These files collect up from internet pages you have browsed and files you may have unzipped. They can take up space. ccleaner can clean this up with a click!

http://www.ccleaner.com/


Defrag your Hard Disk Drive

Defraging you hard drive can speed up start up times, make it quicker copying files to your HD and just generally speed up your PC. Windows has a built in defrag utility but AusLogics is a lot quicker and more efficient!

http://www.download.com/Auslogics-Di...-10567503.html


See where files are stored and how big they are

Winderstat is a good utility for looking at the files on your pc. The program represents your files in colourful blocks. The bigger the block the bigger the file size. This is great for hunting down big, unwanted files

http://windirstat.info/


Make start up times quicker

Fed up of waiting for windows to load? Want windows to start up quicker? Then stop unwanted programs starting up on start up with webkeysoft windows startup utility. This also has a number of other features!

http://www.filedudes.com/WebKeySoft_...oad-48052.html
Remember: If you want better performance all the time, add some more ram or upgrade some other hardware in you pc


starkhund
To delete CoolWebSearch: CWS Shredder: [url]www.intermute.com/products/cwshredder.html[/url]

Lemming

Netstumbler ( http://www.netstumbler.com/ ) is a free wireless networking utility for scanning your local networks. It's very useful for finding networks in your area and for checking signal strength around your home or office to find the best spot to use your laptop.


xill
Personal Edition is Free
The Secunia PSI protects against software vulnerabilities
626,774 users have already installed the Secunia PSI and 53,426,419 user applications are currently monitored.
The Secunia PSI is the FREE security tool that is designed with the sole purpose of helping you secure your computer from software vulnerabilities. Software vulnerabilities affect all applications installed on your computer, from the Operating System down to your email client, office application, instant messaging, and so on

https://psi.secunia.com/


nickmoul
Yes This is Advanced Windows Care Personal.

Its excellent AS LONG AS YOU CONCENTRATE WHEN YOU INSTALL. UNCHECK THE YAHOO TOOLBAR AND YAHOO HOME PAGE.

Its free, its very efficient and helps you edit your startup files and lots of other stuff that slows you down.

http://www.iobit.com/advancedwindowscareper.html
[admin]#2
[FONT="Garamond"][SIZE="6"][COLOR="DarkOliveGreen"][CENTER]Audio/Video Files & Codecs[/CENTER][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]



ChipSticks
http://www.free-codecs.com/K_lite_codec_pack_download.htm

A big pack of the most standard video and audio codecs required to play video on your pc. Really handy, no trying to work out which codec you're missing, covers just about everything.


ODB_69
Combined with:
http://www.irfanview.com/
Can play most things


ODB_69
G-SPOT
http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
GSpot is a free utility which identifies the codec required to play an AVI file and supplies other information as well.


chrishill
couple to add to the video section...

VLC media player
plays just about anything regardless of codec and format of both video and audio and has just about every playback option you could ever need to 'tweak' your playback. Best video player out there IMO: VLC

MPC (media player classic)
Stripped down version of Media Player for those who don't like the uber-cluttered version you now get from Microsoft: Media Player Classic (lots of other handy tools on there but look for 'media player classic')


BalSci

Free Audio Books at: http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page
:thumbsup:


leeds_united_afc



tomoroy
emusic 50 free downloads - http://www.emusic.com/eastmidlands?fref=700434 - Audio/Video Files & Codecs
[admin] 1 Like #3
[FONT="Garamond"][CENTER][SIZE="6"][COLOR="Navy"]Games / Game Trials[/COLOR][/SIZE][/CENTER][/FONT]

jah128
Morning JB, might as well add the usual suspects again:


(GAMES)
Frets on Fire - Free 'Guitar Hero' Style Game for Windows, Mac and Linux
http://fretsonfire.sourceforge.net/



SpartanDavie
Some really good sites there. Thanks.

Just one for the future http://www.battlefield-heroes.com/ its a free download game coming out from EA in the summer




Rana42


you can get Spore trial for free on PC World website.

cheak the link below
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/editorial/spore


Paddy_o_furniture
Too go in the games section
http://ccgold.ea.com/uk/ free command and conquer gold
http://www.rockstargames.com/classics/ Free GTA, GTA2 and Wild Metal
www.freeloader.com Free Spec Ops 2 and Airport Inc and others (registration required).

All 100% legal and above board not recent hits but what do you want for nowt


reaper200
Those of you who already own this game might know that The Witcher was recently re-released as an Enhanced Edition which you can now buy with more than 5,000 lines of re-written and re-recorded dialogue, more than 200 new dialogue animations, a new character differentiation system for NPC's, an enhanced inventory with improved alchemy, reduced loading times, improved combat responsiveness and much more.

In addition to the in-game updates, The Witcher: Enhanced Edition features premium packaging loaded with value, two new adventures with full voiceover, the D'jinni Adventure Editor, the official soundtrack CD, a 'music inspired by The Witcher' CD, the official game guide, The Witcher short story by Andrzej Sapkowski, a making of DVD with behind the scenes footage and a map of The Witcher's world.

But thankfully the devs have released all this stuff as a free update for anyone who already owns the original game including the soundtrack etc. But you have to register your copy of the game for it to work. The link has the instructions.

http://www.thewitcher.com/community/en/www/ee_update_faq.html


super_hoops1967

http://www.gamershell.com/download_33314.shtml
A full version with no time expiration sponsored by advertising.

This is a 1.26GB download, its legal & free :D good times. its an old game but a great game.
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[FONT="Garamond"][COLOR="DarkGreen"][CENTER][SIZE="6"]Education & Healthcare[/SIZE][/CENTER][/COLOR][/FONT]
[admin]#5
[FONT="Garamond"][SIZE="6"][COLOR="Indigo"][CENTER]Office & Graphics Tools[/CENTER][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

jah128
Morning JB, might as well add the usual suspects again:

(OFFICE?)
Ubuntu - Complete operating system with vast {free} software library - an alternative to Windows!
http://www.ubuntu.com/

(OFFICE)
Open Office - Free office suite, MS Office Compatable
http://download.openoffice.org/index.html


dragon_ninsu
Here is a link to download [COLOR="Red"]the pdf creator,[/COLOR] it is brilliant in converting your office documents, jpeg etc into pdf for better onscreen viewing as well as printing
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/
[admin]#6
[CENTER][SIZE="6"][FONT="Garamond"][COLOR="Sienna"]Chat, VoIP & Email[/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE][/CENTER]

jah128
Morning JB, might as well add the usual suspects again:

(EMAIL)
Mozilla Thunderbird - Email client from makers of Firefox
http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/products/thunderbird/
[/URL]


Agent_Silver

Chat- http://www.digsby.com/ - IM + Email + Social Network....side bar that keeps track of your emails, friends and social network sites like facebook, twitter etc....superb


Lemming
Pidgin ( http://www.pidgin.im/ ) is a chat client that lets you connect to a multitude of different IM services all at the same time. Much easier than running MSN/Yahoo/AIM/whatever all on the same pc. Supports the following:
AIM
* Bonjour
* Gadu-Gadu
* Google Talk
* Groupwise
* ICQ
* IRC
* MSN
* MySpaceIM
* QQ
* SILC
* SIMPLE
* Sametime
* XMPP
* Yahoo!
* Zephyr
[admin]#7
[FONT="Garamond"][SIZE="6"][COLOR="DimGray"][CENTER]Drivers & Utilities, Browsers[/CENTER][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

jah128
Morning JB, might as well add the usual suspects again:

(BROWSERS)
Firefox 3 - Web Browser
http://www.getfirefox.com
]


Agent_Silver
Web Browser...opera...superb, light, quick, give it a go, you won't look back....you need to download a lot of add ons to make firefox as good as this (I do like firefox3) but http://www.opera.com/ is just simply great straight away


benwoodcock
I'll second opera. It's great although I prefer firefox' addons:)

There's a great guide at BYO: http://www.buildyourown.org.uk/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=12154;)


dragon_ninsu
Hi JB
Check out the beta version of Google Chrome web browser, seems very quick compared to IE7
http://www.google.com/chrome
[admin]#8
[FONT="Garamond"][SIZE="6"][CENTER][COLOR="Olive"]Developer & Productivity Tools[/COLOR][/CENTER][/SIZE][/FONT]


duckmagicuk2
Developer & Productivity Tools:
Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/


jah128
Morning JB, might as well add the usual suspects again:

(DEVELOPER)
Eclipse - JAVA (and other programming language) IDE
http://www.eclipse.org/


Ungreat
Not sure of the category.

http://www.celtx.com/images/logo.png

Celtx free screenwriting and pre-production software. Firefox is required for it to run.


scott123
Best place for Linux Distributions
[admin]#9
[CENTER][FONT="Garamond"][SIZE="6"][COLOR="DarkRed"]Miscellaneous[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]




ODB_69
Peer Guardian
http://phoenixlabs.org/pg2/

PeerGuardian 2 is Phoenix Labs’ premier IP blocker for Windows. PeerGuardian 2 integrates support for multiple lists, list editing, automatic updates, and blocking all of IPv4 (TCP, UDP, ICMP, etc), making it the safest and easiest way to protect your privacy on P2P.





raptorcigs
This actualy saves you money
SSC Service Utility
for Epson Stylus Printers
SSC Service Utility allow you to do many amazing things with Your Epson printer :

1) Work directly with CSIC in Epson Stylus printers cartridges.
2) Reset or rewrite any chip using special addon device.
3) Freeze internal ink counters.
4) Reset internal ink counters even with empty cartridges.
5) Separate cleaning of color and black heads for all Epson inkjet printers, powerful cleaning mode.
6) Hot swapping of cartridges supported.
7) Resetting of protection counter (even then it is already full).
8) More then 100 different Epson printers supported
http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml



duckmagicuk2

Freeguide (free TV guide manager):
http://www.artificialworlds.net/freeguide/Main/HomePage

Freeguide used to be a PITA to install and get running if you weren't sure what you're doing, but I think it's probably better now. :)


jeffbhoy
Log me in.... Remote Access software..... a great free way to access your home pc from work/holiday etc...

https://secure.logmein.com/home.asp

Have fun...:thumbsup:




rooban
Portable free software to carry on a USB stick!
http://portableapps.com/


bunnygirlbaby
Apologies if already posted but I couldn't find it when I searched.

All those that remember the WHSmith magazine download - well here's another courtesy of Magazines on Demand:

http://www.magazinesondemand.co.uk/Publications/Default.aspx

See on left hand side for "Download a Free Magazine" button.

I used my mum in law's details to register so don't know if you can use the details you used with the WHS one.

Have fun!


macartr2
Free audiobook download of Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day - by Meg Cabot http://www.greatlittleadventures.co.uk/home/allie_finkle.php


tronic


riki999


pinkmelonsmr2
Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags[/COLOR]
Free printable Christmas Gift Tags --WATCH FOR MORE !!
You have two printable options.

1. Each tag design has a PDF file that can be printed on card stock or cover stock and the tags cut out with scissors or a paper cutter. Print from any computer.

2.The DOC files are in a MSWord business card template so that they can be printed on pre-perforated business card paper available at Wal-Mart or any office supply store. The designs are set for business card paper that has ten (10) 2" x 3.5" cards per page. You will need to already have MSWord or a program that will open Word files to use this option.

In most cases the PDF files are smaller than the DOC files, so if you are on dialup, you may prefer to download those.
[SIZE=4]http://www.packagetech.com/free-printable-christmas-tags.htm
[admin]#10
[SIZE="6"][FONT="Garamond"][COLOR="Green"][CENTER]Mobile Phone Utilities[/CENTER][/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]


cuzzy
http://gallery.mobile9.com/c/ringtones/

Free mobile ringtones, games etc.



ding
morning jb here is a link for the mobile phone utilities http://www.zedge.net/ free ringtones, wallpapers, themes, games,video etc etc, you have to sign up to down load but its free and i have had no problems


Bluearmy01
Please post in Mobiles section....

.http://mosh.nokia.com

A good place for free mobile phone goodies - Ringtones, Games, Applications, Themes etc. Mainly for Nokia phones operating Symbian platforms but the music, pics etc will work on most phones.
Cheers :)




deadduck_145
FREE STUFF FOR MOBILES, GAMES, RINGTONES, SOFTWARE, PICTURES


http://www.mobiles24.com


Predikuesi
Nokia Phone Bible Application (Free Download)
http://gobible.jolon.org/


pinkmelonsmr2
Get your free QE2 ringtone for your mobile phone
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/3842159.Get_your_free_QE2_ringtone_for_your_mobile_phone_/
THE Daily Echo has a special download to commemorate the leaving of QE2 from Southampton.
As a special tribute, we are offering the ship's horn as a free download which can then be used on your mobile phone as a message alert or ring tone.
We have it in .mp3 version.
All you have to do is click the link below with your right mouse button and save the file to your computer (usually this is "Save Target As").
Mac users should hold the Applekey and click the link.
Then, following the instructions that came with your mobile phone, you can copy it across to your handset and set it as your ring tone or message alert.
Alternatively, if you have a wap or Internet enabled phone, simply go to dailyecho.co.uk/qe2mp3 and select the link for "Download the mp3".
Not all handsets will be compatible, so check your documentation to see if your phone will work.
The files are offered free of charge, although you may incur fees from your mobile phone company if you download it using your phone's internet connection.
[admin]#11
[CENTER][FONT="Garamond"][SIZE="6"][COLOR="RoyalBlue"]Download Sites (Multiple Files Available)[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]


Shengis
http://portableapps.com/

Loads of software that can be run from a USB drive or directly. No need to install any of it, just run it. Includes stuff like Openoffice and Firefox. Something for everyone :)


ODB_69
JB....just found loads here, all sorts though:
http://www.filedudes.com/files/Location_G_Spot.html


andy108uk
jb i think a link to [url]www.filehippo.com[/url] would be pretty good. all the best free stuff on there.


[admin] 1 Like #12
Just to repeat what I said in the title- when you provide a link please also state which category you would like it posting in :)

Thanks!
#13
Does any one know that how to remove "Ui popup hidden" which is slow down my pc and when you shut down take lot s time!! i think it some thing to do JAVA but i do not know hot to get rid this????
#14
ik_6451;2372301
what is this link pointing to, ........hot uk deals ?

The links are within the post as it says early on in the thread. Many many links will be in here so to provide one single main link would be nigh on imposible!

It's well set out though - so far :whistling: and credit to jb!

Now to see if I can find something to kill that horrible CoolWebSearch thing I got on my PC at home!! :x
1 Like #15
Juliet Bravo....thanks for all the work you have done on this, again & again....
#16
hi all i got a email the other day with a atachment on it but it is in microsoft exel work sheet does anybody no if there is a download for it. many thanks
1 Like #17
willber;2417853
hi all i got a email the other day with a atachment on it but it is in microsoft exel work sheet does anybody no if there is a download for it. many thanks

Try this :thumbsup:
#18
Make start up times quicker

Fed up of waiting for windows to load? Want windows to start up quicker? Then stop unwanted programs starting up on start up with webkeysoft windows startup utility. This also has a number of other features!

http://www.filedudes.com/WebKeySoft_...oad-48052.html
Remember: If you want better performance all the time, add some more ram or upgrade some other hardware in you pc


From post 2, link doesn't work anymore. Anyone get any other similar softwares?
#19
pikachu12;2679611
From post 2, link doesn't work anymore. Anyone get any other similar softwares?


Search for "startup cpl"
#20
nickmoul;3422537
Yes This is Advanced Windows Care Personal.

Its excellent AS LONG AS YOU CONCENTRATE WHEN YOU INSTALL. UNCHECK THE YAHOO TOOLBAR AND YAHOO HOME PAGE.

Its free, its very efficient and helps you edit your startup files and lots of other stuff that slows you down.

http://www.iobit.com/advancedwindowscareper.html

2nd that as a top download:thumbsup:
[admin]#21
Thanks guys, will add the new links in now.
banned#22
I'd like to add Fences.

http://www.stardock.com/products/fences/

its free, and basically puts 'fences' around groups of icons on your desktop. Its useful for all (I reckon) but especially for people who change their resolution - and end up having their icons reset all the time. Some Netbooks do this on startup, and this should solve it.

Category: Probably PC Optimisation? or Utilities?

Screenshot:

http://www.stardock.com/products/fences/images/screenshots/DesktopFences_ss4_s.jpg
#23
I'll add one of the best free apps I've ever downloaded:

StarBurn CD/DVD/Blu-Ray/HD-DVD Recording, Burning and Mastering Application

http://www.rocketdivision.com/img/box_burn.jpg

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