Best freewares

1  Best Free Web Browser

[1] http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/  (5.6MB)
Install Firefox Extensions
http://update.mozilla.org/extensions/
Install Plug-ins
http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/windows.html
See Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts
http://texturizer.net/Firefox/keyboard.html
Firefox  pretty much like Internet Explorer however if you want to make it even more like IE
http://www.Firefoxie.net
Firefox Problem Solving
http://texturizer.net/firefox/faq.html

[2] http://www.opera.com/ (4.6MB)

[4] http://www.maxthon.com/index.htm (1.9MB)

[5] http://www.avantbrowser.com/ (1.86MB)

[6] http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/  (6MB)

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2  Best Free Anti-Virus Software

[1] http://www.free-av.com/  (8.7MB)
[2] http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/ (16.0MB)
[3] http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html   (8.8MB)
avast! External Control (also known as AEC)
: http://www.excessive-software.eu.tt
[4] http://www.bitdefender.com/PRODUCT-14-en–BitDefender-8-Free-Edition.html (13.2MB)
[5] http://www.activevirusshield.com/antivirus/freeav/index.adp? (13.9MB)

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3. Best Free Standalone Scanner

[1]Malicious Software Removal Tool
[2] Multi Virus Cleaner 2007
[] ClamAV for USB

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4. Best Free Adware/Spyware/Scumware Remover

[1] http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=435bfce7-da2b-4a6a-afa4-f7f14e605a0d&displaylang=en ( 6.4MB)
legal version of Windows XP SP2 and modern PC required
[2] http://www.spywareterminator.com/ (2.3MB)
works with all versions of Windows
[3] http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html  Freeware, all Windows version, 2.5MB
Users of earlier Windows versions may want to check out  ,SpywareBlaster is most effective with Internet Explorer
[4] http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareguard.html  Freeware,  All Windows versions, 913KB

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5. Best Free Virtualisation Software

[1] http://www.celceo.com/index.php?src=prodabt
[2] http://www.sandboxie.com/  Free for personal use, Win2K and later, 310KB

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6.  Best Free Firewall

[1] http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/ (8MB)requires Windows 2000 or XP SP2.
very robust and it comes with a well designed intrusion detection system as well,supports internet connection sharing
[2] http://www.sunbelt-software.com/Kerio.cfm (7.3MB)
product will also nag you every time you start it.
[3] http://www.jetico.com/index.htm#/jpfirewall.htm[ (2.7MB)
[4] http://www.netveda.com/consumer/safetynet.htm (6.3MB)
performance is quite outstanding and it offers application control and content filtering as well, for experienced users
[5] http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp  (9.0MB)
First it is a very basic product compared to the commercial ZoneAlarm Pro version

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7.  Best Free Trojan Scanner/Trojan Remover

[1] http://www.ewido.net/en/download/   (6.17MB)works with Windows 2000 and later
Note: The free version of AVG Anti-Spyware is actually the same as the paid version but after 30 days the active protection (i.e. memory monitor) becomes non-functional, automatic updates are disabled and kernel level self protection is turned off.
[2] http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/ (13.2MB) for  Win 9X users
When his guitar gently weeps..

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8. Best Free Rootkit Scanner/Remover

[1] http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/antirootkit/  Freeware, Windows 2K, XP.353KB
alt. download  http://www.majorgeeks.com/Panda_Anti-Rootkit_d5457.html
[2] http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/RootkitRevealer.mspx  Freeware, All Windows, 231KB,
for  experienced user,
consult the SysInternals RootkitRevealer forum    http://www.sysinternals.com/Forum/default.asp
[3]http://www.gmer.net/ Freeware, Windows NT/ 2K/XP/Vista, 450KB ,For experienced users top recommendation
[4] http://majorgeeks.com/Icesword_d5199.html  Freeware, Windows NT/2K/XP, 2.1MB
[5] http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/DarkSpy-Anti-Rootkit.shtml  Windows 2K/XP/2003, 626KB

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9.Best Free Disk De-fragmenter 

[1] http://www.majorgeeks.com/Diskeeper_Lite_d1207.html (older and free version from Executive Software’s) Freeware, all Windows versions,12.1MB
There are  few complaints about the annoying nag screen. the nag screen can be removed by following the instructions

you can get version 9 of Diskeeper Lite. It forms an element  of Intel’s large (89MB) Desktop Utilities package which can be downlaodable from the Intel site below . If you unzip the file you’ll see Diskeeper V9 Lite in the folder ../3rdparty/Diskeeper/. I it seems perfectly legitimate way to obtain the program on a single computer . Download from here .
http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/software/idu/ (89MB)
[2] http://www.auslogics.com/disk-defrag/index.php  Freeware, all Windows versions, 1.4MB
fast, has a nice disk map, lots of stats and is really easy to use,pretty basic ,simple and speed.
[3]http://www.kessels.com/JkDefrag/JkDefrag-3.26.zip(402kb) for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista
http://www.kessels.com/JkDefrag/JkDefrag64-3.26.zip(391kb) for Windows X64
Free (released under the GNU General Public License) disk defragment ,Completely automatic and very easy to use, fast, low overhead, with several optimization strategies, and can handle floppies and USB disks/sticks. Included are a Windows version, a commandline version (for scheduling by the task scheduler or for use from administrator scripts), a screensaver version, a DLL library (for use from programming languages), and versions for Windows X64.  and scheduler option.
{4] http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/Contig.mspx Freeware, NT and later, 55KB
a robust, free, command line utility which defrags one file at a time. It’s fast, and safe ,eXcessive software has built an excellent user interface for Contig called “Power Defragmenter” Download from below .
http://www.excessive-software.tk/ Freeware, NT and later, 397KB

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Modified: 14th Mar 2015

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Mohan Manohar is a blogger from India who founded Ittech back in 2007. He is passionate about all things tech and knows the Internet and computers like the back of his hand.