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While i go to a lot of trouble to make sure that the programs used and the advice given here is bulletproof, you cannot hold me responsible for any loss damage or corruption caused by following any advice given or installing and running any of the software recommended on this site. However, it is the way i run my PCs (i have 5 or 6 altogether at home) so I'm not suggesting anybody do anything that i wouldn't do.

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Recommended Programs

You really should have these on your Computer!

Everyone wants you to run the mix of software they run, so its often difficult to know who to follow. I guess the main reason lots of people follow my advice is that it wont cost you anything in monetary terms, all the programs i use and recommend are free to download and use, and you wont sacrifice any features, functionality or security by using them, best of all it can be done at no cost, well just a little time and effort.

There's nothing in it for me!

I should also mention that i have no association with any of these companies whatsoever, i do not get paid anything for these recommendations nor do i receive any benefit if you click on one of the links provided.


Avast Free Antivirus

The best Anti-Virus on the market bar none imo :-)

Download Avast Free AntiVirus  Download Avast Free Anti-Virus



Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

The best free malware Scanner at the moment

Download Malwarebytes AntiMalware  Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware


also Spybot Search & Destroy deserves an honourable mention

Download Spybot Search & Destroy  Download Spybot Search & Destroy



Auslogics Disk Defragmenter

It's an Australian program, its free, it does a better job than windows . . .

Download Auslogics Disk Defragmenter  Download Auslogics Disk Defragmenter



Foxit Reader

A great alternative to Adobe Reader

Download Foxit reader  Download Foxit reader



Mozilla Firefox

The most popular Web Browser on earth . . . and has been for a while . . .

Download Mozilla Firefox  Download Mozilla Firefox



Mozilla Thunderbird

An E-Mail program that has some great tricks up it's sleeve. It's from the same crew that puts out Firefox

Download Mozilla Thunderbird  Download Mozilla Thunderbird



Open Office

This program looks and feels the same as the Microsoft Office used to look before the ribbon in 2007 and is compatible with all the current office formats ie .docx .xlsx etc etc

Download Open Ofiice  Download Open Ofiice




A great alternative to your ISP email address

Go to Gmail Now!  Get Gmail Now!




Access various information about your computer

Get CPUID Now!  Get CPUID Now!




View HDD information and monitor disk temperature

CrystalDiskInfo!  Download CrystalDiskInfo!




View detailed information about your PC's graphics card

GPU-Z!  Get GPU-Z Now!




Download Michael Brooks Book 13 Things That Dont Make Sense

Download 21st Century NNR Scarcity Blip or Paradigm Shift.pdf

Download Increasing Global Nonrenewable Natural Resource Scarcity Prelude to Global Societal Collapse.pdf



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