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The Free Software Database contains hand-picked items, so that we can ensure that only quality freeware appears here. This means that the listing forum does not allow new application threads to be created.

If you'd like to suggest a freeware application, please post the software name in this thread (any spam links will be removed). :)
 
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SyncToy
Back-up & Recovery

This small Microsoft utility allows me to replicate my important folders between my internal drive and my portable. What I like about it is, it maintains a history so that it can tell if a file is new on the one drive or if it was simply deleted or renamed on the other and updates the other drive accordingly.
 

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PeerBlock
Anti-Malware

PeerBlock lets you control who your computer "talks to" on the Internet. By selecting appropriate lists of "known bad" computers, you can block communication with advertising or spyware oriented servers, computers monitoring your p2p activities, computers which have been "hacked", even entire countries!
 

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I feel that the free software that is posted should have been used by the person suggesting it and not just adding it for the purpose of just adding something.

There are tons of free apps out there and I feel it would be best to at least to have been used by the poster so we know whether it's truly good or not.
 

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Acronis Drive Monitor
Drive Monitoring

The Acronis Drive Monitor keeps an eye on the temperature, backup status (if an Acronis product is used) and disc warning events. Such as NTFS events that may lead to data loss, and complete disc information, time powered up, overall health, and so on.

Plus a trial version of Acronis True Image 2010, if you want it.

The Acronis Drive Monitor is totally free, with no strings attached.

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http://www.mythicsoft.com/page.aspx?page=download&type=agentransack
Agent Ransack 2010 (Build 762) is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

http://www.accmeware.com/mp3_ripper.html
Mp3 ripper is a FREE mp3 cd ripper. Rip audio CD tracks to WAV, MP3 and OGG

MP3Gain
[Mod Note: was added to DB]

http://quinnware.com/
It supports all popular audio formats including MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, and CDs
I use this for playing MP3 files, never used any of the other features.

http://download.cnet.com/Free-Registry-Defrag/3000-2094_4-10553700.html
. Our Free Registry Defrag optimizes your registry by removing gaps and wasted space, thus improves the whole system performance

http://ultradefrag.sourceforge.net/
UltraDefrag is a powerful Open Source Defragmentation tool for Windows Platform. It can defragment any system files including registry hives and paging file. Also one of the main goals of UltraDefrag is doing the job as fast and reliable as possible

http://download.cnet.com/WinPatrol/3000-8022_4-10129149.html
Free Version.WinPatrol doesn't scan your hard drive searching for previously identified threats. Instead, it uses a heuristic behavioral approach, taking a snapshot of your critical system resources, then alerting you to any changes that occur without your knowledge

http://www.intelexual.com/products/
YC3 is genuine freeware with no nags, no hidden adware or spyware- we guarantee it
It saves time by collecting everything that was copied to Windows® Clipboard and allows reuse later.


The above listed applications I use on a daily,weekly and monthly basis. Not all parts of all programs.
 
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Resource Hacker
Resource Hacker is a freeware utility to view, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32bit Windows executables and resource files (*.res). It incorporates an internal resource script compiler and decompiler and works on Win95, Win98, WinME, WinNT, Win2000 and WinXP operating systems.

http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/
 
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Absolute Uninstaller

-Absolute Uninstaller is similar to standard Windows Add/Remove program but more powerful. The standard Add/Remove program can't uninstall applications completely which often leaves broken registry keys, unnecessary files on the hard disk. The more junk files your computer have, the slower it runs. Uninstall Manager can wipe off all the junk files clearly in seconds. It offers a more user-friendly way to remove unneeded applications and to improve your computer efficiency.
 
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Free Disk Analyzer

Disk Usage Analyzer helps you organize your files and manage disk space by locating the largest files on your disk. You can quickly find where are your largest files, such as videos, photos and archives, and move them elsewhere, possibly to a backup drive. You may also decide to simply delete unneeded files. Disk Analyzer is fast and easy to use, summarizing your disk usage in a friendly format with visual graphs. Disk Analyzer is integrated with Windows so that you can view, open or delete files in the same way as in Windows Explorer.
 
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KeePass A Password manager that helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key-disk. You can also use the Portable version to allow you to store your passwords securely on your USB thumb drive.
 
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Screenrecorder

Screenrecorder is a very easy-to-use screen-to-video capture program, developed on top of Windows Media Encoder, that lets you easily capture what is going on to a small video file, which you can then send via e-mail to the appropriate person. That person can then watch the video just as if he is sitting next to you and you are showing him what's is happening on the screen.
 

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CCEnhancer 1.4 Home

CCleaner Enhancer
CCEnhancer is a small tool which adds support for over 270 new programs into the popular program CCleaner. The tool uses the WinApp2.ini system built into CCleaner to easily add new rules and definitions for programs. The rules were sourced mainly from the Piriform Support Forum, with several sourced from other places around the internet.
CCEnhancer 1.4 Home
 

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Here are some programs I use:

1) MagicDisc - [Mod Note: was added to DB]

2) SpywareBlaster - http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

Spyware, adware, browser hijackers, and dialers are some of the most annoying and pervasive threats on the Internet today. By simply browsing a web page, you could find your computer to be the brand-new host of one of these unwanted fiends!

3) Wise RegistryCleaner Free - http://www.wisecleaner.com/download.html

"This freebie does a neat job in cleaning out the Registry junk. It scans the Registry, flagging orphaned or bad Registry entries, and shows you the name and values for each."
 
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http://www.intelexual.com/products/
YC3 is genuine freeware with no nags, no hidden adware or spyware- we guarantee it
It saves time by collecting everything that was copied to Windows® Clipboard and allows reuse later.
I am very interested in this app, but I'm not so sure this is compatible with win7 64bit...

From the inteleXual site FAQ: "
Q: What OS will YC3 run on? Any 32Bit Windows setup, ie: Win95/98/ME and NT4/Win2K/XP. Also, if the OS will run, so can Yankee Clipper- no special memory or processor requirements."

are you running this on 64bit win7 beamish?

-drumbokas
 
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NTREGOPT is used on a loose (if I remember!) monthly basis to optimise my registry. This comes with the rather excellent registry back up tool ERUNT. I have not yet used ERUNT in anger on my 64 bit WIN 7 system but I have used it on my old XP machine. I'm assuming all would be well. (It does back up my registry, but as I've said, I've not put it back as a necessity yet!).

HandiCapsLock neuters the Caps Lock key. When running, to enable Caps Lock you need to do a double tap. Do be aware though that if (like me) you add it to your Startup folder, your AV may complain. ESET AV does, but I just add it to its Exclusions list. Never had a problem in the last 3 or 4 years I've used it.
 

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