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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Useful Free Utilities for Windows Systems

If you run a Windows operating system, and are at all interested in security, privacy, and something approaching optimal performance, check out this list of free utilities. My personal favourites are Firefox (I use the Littlefox theme), Ewido, Spybot search and destroy, Ad-aware, Prevx, AVG, Spyblaster, aida32, and the Gadwin screenshot utility. Here's a shot of Ewido in action:

note: Keep in mind that I am no software expert. What little I know I've learned through trial and error. Before downloading and/or installing any program, it is prudent to do a search on what might be known about the software. Take no one person's word on the safety or utility of a program. Check and compare various sources in order that decisions made are as well-informed as possible. A little paranoia goes a long way in protecting your system.


Brenda Schmidt said...

"A little paranoia goes a long way in protecting your system."

I love that.

the5uperu5er said...

A little system goes a long way in protecting my paranoia.

MackJohnny said...

Heh. Yeah, that's true too, Jud.

I forgot to mention one little program which is so basic I rarely even think about it anymore. The Zonealarm free firewall. Even though I have a nat router between my machine and the cable modem, having Zonealarm running just makes me feel good.