Más de 100 programas compatibles con el último sistema operativo de Microsoft con su respectiva descripción (en inglés).
AbiWord is a free multi-platform word processing program similar to Microsoft Word. It is suitable for a wide variety of word processing tasks.
Acid View is is a multimedia viewer for Windows. Supports a variety of textmode and bitmap graphic formats such as ANSI/ASCII, XBIN, GIF, JPEG and PNG. Additional features include a modem-speed simulator, VGA previewing and more!
Especially good to view your .nfo files and see the ASCI art as it was intended. Will even scroll your text.
Active ISO Burner is a application that will allow you to burn an ISO image file to CD-R, DVD-R, DVD+R, CD-RW, DVD-RW, DL DVD+RW, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc.
Ad_Aware Free – Anniversary Edition helps give you real-time protection against spyware, trojans, rootkits, hijackers, keyloggers, and more with real-time monitoring, threat alerts, and automatic updates.
A browser add-on that allows you to watch flash videos online in your web browser.
A PDF file viewer that also installs a add-on for your web browser.
A replacement for the Windows 7 Task Manager that provides more detailed information about the processes running on your PC with an advanced startup manager.
Any Video Converter Free is an All-in-One video converting tool with easy-to-use graphical interface, fast converting speed and excellent video quality. It allows you to effortlessly convert video files between every format! This free version supports DVD NTSC, DVD PAL, MPEG-I, MPEG-II, MPEG-4 and Flash FLV video profiles.
This program helps to remove infections of Trojans, Spyware, Adware, Worms, Keyloggers, Rootkits, Dialers and other malicious programs.
Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.
Defrags your hard drive. It has a progress graph so you can see what is going on. Also gives you a full detail report with a percentage of performace increase.
NOTE: You will need to right click on the autoruns.exe file and click Run as administrator for the program to run properly.
This utility shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services, and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond MSConfig.
NOTE: You must register this program even though it’s free. The registration will be good for a year. After that, you must re-register. It is still completely free though. You can get free skins for Avast here: Free download – new skins for your avast! 4 antivirus program
A great antivirus program that auto updates the definitions and optionally the program itself. Has a VRDB (Virus Recovery Database) that you set to help in recovering from a virus if infected. It also includes anti-spyware and anti-rootkit protections. Full of other features.
Another great antivirus program that provides basic antivirus and antispyware protection.
A antivirus program that helps protect your computer against dangerous viruses, worms, Trojans and costly dialers.
Batchrun is a nice little software to help making batch files easier.
Builds a very detailed profile of your hardware and software with serial numbers and product key numbers. Very informative.
BIMP Lite is a small and simple batch processor for image files, that allows you to perform various functions on multiple images. It can be used to create thumbnail images from your pictures, add a prefix/postfix (with meta variables), rename using a sequential number, change the case of filenames, replace/remove spaces & underscores, flip or rotate images and also apply anti-aliasing, inverse, greyscale and bevel effects. The thumbnail resizing allows you to force a specified width or height and keep the proportions, or define fixed image dimensions. Images can have text overlayed on them at any corner or side, as well as the center of the image. This text can include meta variables such as image height, width, number of colours etc. In addition, the program can also convert the file format to GIF, JPG, PNG, BMP, MIFF, TIFF, PCX or TGA. All of the actions can be performed individually, or combined. BIMP now also includes an FTP client, so you can automatically output images to a remote server via the File Transfer Protocol.
BitKinex is a handy network client supporting multiple transfer protocols (FTP, FTP(S), SFTP, HTTP(S) and WebDAV). In contrast to other clients BitKinex uses multiple connections not only for file transfers but for browsing remote directories as well.
BitPim is a program that allows you to view and manipulate data on many CDMA (Code division multiple access) phones from LG, Samsung, Sanyo and other manufacturers. This includes the PhoneBook, Calendar, WallPapers, RingTones (functionality varies by phone) and the Filesystem for most Qualcomm CDMA chipset based phones. To see when phones will be supported, which ones are already supported and which features are supported, see online help.
BitTorrent is a free torrent client program used for file sharing.
Blender is a free open source 3D content creation suite.
BlueScreenView scans all your minidump files created during ‘blue screen of death’ crashes, and displays the information about all crashes in one table. For each crash, BlueScreenView displays the minidump filename, the date/time of the crash, the basic crash information displayed in the blue screen (Bug Check Code and 4 parameters), and the details of the driver or module that possibly caused the crash (filename, product name, file description, and file version). For each crash displayed in the upper pane, you can view the details of the device drivers loaded during the crash in the lower pane. BlueScreenView also mark the drivers that their addresses found in the crash stack, so you can easily locate the suspected drivers that possibly caused the crash.
Bulk Rename Utility is a file renaming software for Windows. Bulk Rename Utility allows you to easily rename files and entire folders based upon extremely flexible criteria. Add date/time stamps, replace numbers, insert text, convert case, add auto-numbers, process folders and sub-folders….plus a whole lot more!
WARNING: Be sure to verify the scan results in the registry cleaner feature before allowing them to be deleted. Otherwise you could delete important registry entries that could hose your Windows 7 installation.
CCleaner cleans junk and temp files for Windows and most other programs installed in Windows. It also includes a registry cleaner, cookie manager, program uninstall manager, and a startup program manager feature. An all in one utility program basically.
CDBurnerXP is a application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface.
Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint program to monitor CPU temperature. It shows the temperature of each individual core in each processor in your system. You can see in real time how the CPU temperature varies when you load your CPU. It’s also completely motherboard independent.
CPU Speed measures the REAL speed of your Intel or AMD central processing unit (CPU).
NOTE: Click on the version number towards the bottom to download. This is a standalone EXE program.
CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers and displays information for you on some of the main devices of your system. EX: CPU, Mainboard, Memory, and System. See the link for full details on what is does.
CrystalDiskInfo – (portable edition)
Open source hard disk monitoring -HDD/SSD utility software which supports S.M.A.R.T. Supports 7, available as a portable (no install or as an installer). Excellent, straightforward SMART data on your Hard Disk or SSD’s health.
NOTE: You may need to use Run as administrator with this program for it to run properly.
An advanced application for Microsoft Windows which provides optical media emulation. DAEMON Tools enables you to convert your physical CD/DVD discs into “virtual discs” so called “images”. It also emulated up to 4 virtual CD/DVD drives, so you can mount (insert) and unmount (eject) images.
Piriform, the makers of CCleaner, Defraggler differs from other defrag tools on the market, by enabling you to quickly and simply defrag the files you want to, without having to only process the whole drive unless you want to. Simply run it, select the file defragment in seconds. You can also set Defraggler to run on a schedule.
In Windows, when screen resolution changes, the order of the desktop icons very often gets mixed up. With DeskSave you can easily recover a previously saved icon layout either manually or automatically.
Save and restore the positions of icons for each screen resolution. Each user can then have their own arrangement.
Disk2vhd is a “Windows Sysinternals” utility program that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk – Microsoft’s Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs). The difference between Disk2vhd and other physical-to-virtual tools is that you can run Disk2vhd on a system that’s online. Disk2vhd uses Windows’ Volume Snapshot capability, introduced in Windows XP, to create consistent point-in-time snapshots of the volumes you want to include in a conversion. You can even have Disk2vhd create the VHDs on local volumes, even ones being converted (though performance is better when the VHD is on a disk different than ones being converted).
Ditto is an extension to the standard windows clipboard. It saves each item placed on the clipboard allowing you access to any of those items at a later time. Ditto allows you to save any type of information that can be put on the clipboard, text, images, html, custom formats, …..
DVD Flick is a multithreaded free GPL open-source DVD Authoring tool for making dvd’s from avi, mpg, mkv etc. It can take a number of video files stored on your computer and turn them into a DVD that will play back on your DVD player, Media Center or Home Cinema Set. You can add additional custom audio tracks, subtitles as well as a menu for easier navigation.
EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition is a FREE disk partitioning utility for extending system partition, better disk space management, settling low disk space problem.
EasyBCD, by NeoSmart Technologies, is used to tweak the Windows Vista bootloader. You can use it to setup and configure Windows boot entries, and to quickly boot right into Linux, Mac OS X, or BSD straight from the Windows Vista bootloader. You can also add an entry to your old XP partition or create a duplicate for testing purposes, debug the Windows Kernel, or setup multi-booting to have mulitple operating systems.
Eraser is an advanced security tool (for Windows), which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns.
Everything is a search engine program used to locate files and folders by name instantly on your computer.
This is a multi purpose launcher and a more advanced and customizable version of Windows run.
An image browser, converter and editor that supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA. It has a nice array of features such as image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping, color adjustments, musical slideshow and much more.
Fences, by Stardock, is a program that helps you organize your desktop, and can hide your icons when they’re not in use. It allows you to draw labeled shaded areas on your desktop, which become movable & resizable containers for your desktop icons. These groups can help bring organization and consistency to your computer’s desktop, solving the “constant mess” problem that has plagued the desktop since its inception.
This program by LopeSoft lets you customize the right click context menu of Windows Explorer. It configures the following aspects:
- Add some build-in utilities in order to do operations over files and folders.
- Add customized commands which let run external applications, copy/move to a specific folder or delete specific file types.
- Configure the “Send to…” submenu.
- Enable/disable the commands which are added by other applications to the context menu
FileNote is a little shell extension that will allow you to add textual descriptions to your files. It adds one command to the shell context menu of a file object. This command lets you easily edit or create a text file that has the same name as the initial file, but with the extension TXT.
NOTE: This is a standalone EXE file, and does not install. Be sure to download the correct version for your 32 bit or 64 bit Vista.
FileTypesMan is an alternative to the File Types tab in the Folder Options of Windows XP. It displays the list of all file extensions and types registered on your computer. For each file type, the following information is displayed: Type Name, Description, MIME Type, Perceived Type, In New Menu, Excluded, Flags, Browser Flags, Default Icon, and more. FileTypesMan also allows you to easily edit the properties and flags of each file type, as well as it allows you to add, edit, and remove actions in a file type.
NOTE: You can get the Beta Firefox version if one is available.
This is an alternative web browser other than Internet Explorer that you can use instead, or with Internet Explorer.
FlashGet is a download manager that uses a MHT (Multi-server Hyper-threading Transportation) technique, supports various protocols and has document management features.
foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats.
Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter. Provides functions below:
- All to MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF.
- All to MP3/WMA/AMR/OGG/AAC/WAV.
- All to JPG/BMP/PNG/TIF/ICO/GIF/TGA.
- Rip DVD to video file , Rip Music CD to audio file.
- MP4 files support iPod/iPhone/PSP/BlackBerry format.
- Supports RMVB.
A PDF file viewer and browser add-on like Adobe Reader.
Edit audio files visually; Record audio from a microphone or any other available input device; Apply various effects; Burn audio CDs from MP3, WMA, WAV, and OGG; All in one program, simple and intuitive – FAE (free audio editor).
Free Download Manager is a download accelerator and manager program. In addition, it allows you to: adjust traffic usage; to organize and schedule downloads; download video from video sites; download whole web sites with HTML Spider; operate the program remotely, via the internet, and more.
This is a program used to compact and defragment your registry by removing gaps and wasted space, to help improve the whole system performance.
GFI Backup is an easy-to-use backup and recovery software solution that allows users to backup all their important files and, whenneeded, recover the data within minutes using the product’s wizard-driven interface. GFI Backup does not use a proprietary format; all data is saved to common ZIP files. This makes it easy to restore data to a computer that may not have GFI Backup installed on it.
NOTE: For this program to work properly in Windows 7, you must check Run this program as an administrator in Compatibility Mode for this program’s shortcut after it is installed.
GIMP is a versatile graphics manipulation package program. This page should help you get a taste of what GIMP is capable of.
A media player program that has a lot of features.
NOTE: No installation required, this is a standalone EXE program.
GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU (Graphics Processing Unit).
HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder
The HashCheck Shell Extension makes it easy for anyone to calculate and verify checksums and hashed from Windows Explorer. In addition to integrating file checksumming functionality into Windows, HashCheck can also create and verify SFV files (and other forms of checksum files, such as .md5 files).
HashTab is a Windows shell extension which adds a tab called “File Hashes” to the Windows Explorer file properties. The tab contains the MD5, SHA1 and CRC-32 file hashes. These are common hashes that are used to verify the integrity and authenticity of files. Many download sites list the MD5 hash along with the download link. The HashTab makes it very simple for Windows users to check these hashes on any file on the system without using external tools.
CPUID Hardware Monitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors : voltages, temperatures, fans speed. The program handles the most common sensor chips, like ITE® IT87 series, most Winbond® ICs, and others. In addition, it can read modern CPUs on-die core thermal sensors, as well has hard drives temperature via S.M.A.R.T, and video card GPU temperature. Special hardware monitors such as abit® uGuru and Gigabyte® ODIN™ power supplies serie are supported too.
IcoFX is an all-in-one solution for icon creation, extraction and editing. With a wealth of tools and more than 40 effects at your fingertips, there’s virtually no limit to the icons you can create. You can easily convert your favorite images into icons, or icons into images. IcoFX gives you the possibility to create icon libraries or change icons inside exe files.
NOTE: You may want to create a Safely Remove Hardware shortcut to use instead though.
A freeware tool for geting rid of ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ icon.
IconViewer is a Windows Explorer extension that lets you easily view, copy, and save icon (ICO) and PNG files contained within .EXE programs and .DLL libraries. Open a file’s Properties box, select the “Icons” tab, and view the icons contained in the file. This program is real handy to have for getting these ICO and PNG files.
ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application. It supports a wide range of image file formats to burn or create – including BIN, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI. It can burn Audio CD’s from any file type supported via DirectShow / ACM – including AAC, APE, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, MPC, OGG, PCM, WAV, WMA and WV.
InfraRecorder is a free CD/DVD burning solution for Microsoft Windows much like Nere. It offers a wide range of powerful features; all through an easy to use application interface and Windows Explorer integration.
Input Director is a Windows application that lets you control multiple Windows systems using the keyboard/mouse attached to one computer. It is designed for folks who have two (or more) computers set up at home and find themselves regularly sliding from one system to the other. With Input Director, you can share a single keyboard/mouse across a set of systems. You switch which system receives the input either by hotkey or by moving the cursor so that it transitions from one screen to the other (in a very similar fashion to a multi-monitor setup). The idea being that you can position the monitors from two or more systems in a row and use a shared keyboard/mouse to control all of them. Input Director also supports a “shared” clipboard, in which you can copy data onto the clipboard on one system, transition across to another and paste.
iReboot is NeoSmart Technologies’ simple yet effective reboot helper tool. iReboot sits in your taskbar at startup (only taking up 400KB of memory!) and lets you choose which operating system you want to reboot into. Instead of pressing restart, waiting for Windows to shut down, waiting for your BIOS to post, then selecting the operating system you want to boot into (within the bootloader time-limit!); you just select that entry from iReboot and let it do the rest!
A great graphic viewer and editor like Paint, but a whole lot better. It has a ton of options and is fully customizable with plug-ins and skins. You can use transparency to for thumbnails, etc…
ISODisk is a ISO disk image file tool, allows you to create virtual CD/DVD drives up to 20 drives, mount an .ISO disk image and access the files on it as if it were burned to CD or DVD. This free program can quickly create ISO image file from CD/DVD-ROM, with ISODisk, you don’t need to install any other virtual drive software. Once you map the archive to a virtual drive, you are able to view the contents in Windows Explorer.
This program will allow you to record and burn ISO images to a CD/DVD, copy disks, make images of the existing data CDs and DVDs, and create ISO images from a content of a disk folder.
IZArc is is a archive utility supporting many archive formats like:7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, B64, BH, BIN, BZ2, BZA, C2D, CAB, CDI, CPIO, DEB, ENC, GCA, GZ, GZA, HA, IMG, ISO, JAR, LHA, LIB, LZH, MDF, MBF, MIM, NRG, PAK, PDI, PK3, RAR, RPM, TAR, TAZ, TBZ, TGZ, TZ, UUE, WAR, XXE, YZ1, Z, ZIP, ZOO. With a modern easy-to-use interface, IZArc provides support for most compressed and encoded files, as well as access to many powerful features and tools.It allows you to drag and drop files from and to Windows Explorer, create and extract archives directly in Windows Explorer, create multiple archives spanning disks, creating self-extracting archives, repair damaged zip archives, converting from one archive type to another, view and write comments and many more. IZArc has also build-in multilanguage support.
Automatically backup files, directories, even entire drives! Karen’s Replicator copies selected files from one drive/folder to another. Source and Destination folders can reside anywhere on your network.
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.
KLS Mail Backup is an easy to use backup program that allows you to back up and restore your Windows Mail, Outlook Express, Mozilla Thunderbird, Firefox profile files.
KMPlayer is a video and audio media player which can play a large amount of formats such as VCD, DVD, AVI, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV, RealMedia, and QuickTime among others. It handles subtitles and allows you to capture screenshots. You can set audio and video effects, slow down or increase playback speed, select parts of a video as favorites, and many more. KMPlayer is completely customizable with a wide selection of skins and color schemes, and the configuration options are extensive.
Launchy is a free windows and linux utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager. Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes!
LiberKey groups a lot of free software. True “swiss army knife”, it offers local and/or portable use.
- Local use (directly installed in a hard disk directory)
- Portable use (installed on USB key, external hard drive, music player such as iPod, …)
Logon Screen Rotator is a free application that will change the logon background image to an image of your choosing and at a time of your choosing on Windows 7.
Macrium Reflect Free Edition is a disk imaging solution for free. A complete disaster recovery solution for your home and office. Protect your personal documents, photos, music and e-mails. Upgrade your hard disk or try new operating systems in the safe knowledge that everything is securely saved in an easily recovered backup file. Macrium Reflect suports backup to local, network and USB drives as well as burning to all DVD formats.
The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a freeware open source utility that retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install Windows from your registry. It allows you to print or save your keys for safekeeping.
This is anti-malware program that scans your computer to help keep your computer from becoming infected with viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers, spyware, and malware.
Portable file checksum verifier that allows you to calculate many file checksums (hashes) and compare them with original one. Thanks to its simplicity and portability, it aims to be a portable, versatile and “must have” tool for dealing with single files and their checksums – to calculate, compare and verify them.
A nice web browser that shares Internet Explorer’s rendering engine and a few other things like internet options. It can also save your Favorites online. It has many other features as well.
MediaMonkey is a music manager and player with a lot of features.
Memtest86 is a comprehensive stand-alone memory diagnostic program that you boot from at startup to test your RAM. You can download a ISO file to burn to DVD to boot with, or a floppy disk package installable from Windows to a USB flash drive or floppy disk to boot with.
metapad is a small, fast (and completely free) text editor with similar features to Microsoft Notepad but with many extra (and rather useful) features. It was designed to completely replace Notepad since it includes all of Notepad’s features and much, much more.
Miranda IM is the smaller, faster, easier instant messenger with support for multiple protocols. Designed from the ground-up to be resource efficient while still providing a rich feature set, Miranda includes support for AIM, Jabber, ICQ, IRC, MSN, Yahoo, Gadu-Gadu and more.
MozBackup is a simple utility for creating backups of Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, Mozilla Suite and Netscape profiles. It allows you to backup and restore bookmarks, mail, contacts, history, extensions, cache etc.
Edit MP3 tags, find album tags and cover online, rename files faster.
MyDefrag is a disk defragmenter and optimizer (a maintenance utility to make your harddisk faster) for Windows. Fast, low overhead, with many optimization strategies, can handle floppies, USB disks, memory sticks, and anything else that looks like a disk to Windows. Included are a set of easy to use scripts for endusers, a scripting engine for demanding users, a screensaver, and a combined Windows plus commandline version that can be scheduled by the Windows task scheduler or for use from administrator scripts.
Microsoft Network Monitor is a protocol analyzer. It allows you to capture network traffic, view and analyze it.
You can use NetWorx to collect bandwidth usage data and measure the speed of your Internet or any other network connection. NetWorx can help you identify possible sources of network problems, ensure that you do not exceed the bandwidth limits specified by your ISP, or track down suspicious network activity characteristic of Trojan horses and hacker attacks. The program allows you to monitor all your network connections or a specific network connection (such as Ethernet or PPP) only. The software also features customizable visual and sound alerts. You can set it up to alert you when the network connection is down or when some suspicious activity, such as unusually heavy data flow, occurs. It can also automatically disconnect all dialup connections and shut down the system. The incoming and outgoing traffic is represented on a line chart and logged to a file, so that you can always view statistics about your daily, weekly and monthly bandwidth usage and dialup duration. The reports can be exported to a variety of formats, such as HTML, MS Word and Excel, for further analysis.
Nexus is a multi-level dock system. Nexus provides fast access to your most frequently used applications, with flexible options allowing it to dock or float anywhere on the screen, providing a myriad of “On Demand” possibilities.
Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. From HTML to Java and over 40 other languages, Notepad++ makes parsing code easy with clear syntax highlighting and auto-completion intelligence.
Notepad2 is a free, open-source text editor. It has features such as auto-indent, brace matching, syntax highlighting, and code folding.
OfficeTab adds tabs to Word, Excel and PowerPoint in Office 2007. Office removed this feature years ago but you have to wonder why. Neat way to have multiple docs opened at once.
OpenOffice is a open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages.
A web browser that comes with a lot of features.
NOTE: You will need to install Outpost Firewall Free using Compatibility Mode with Vista SP1 selected.
Agnitum’s Outpost Firewall Free gives you firewall protection with standard packet and application filtering to safeguard your data against unauthorized third parties. Plus, you get advanced protection against illegal program activity that will help stymie unknown threats.
NOTE: This runs in both the 32 bit and 64 bit Vista, but in 64 bit Vista it runs as a full native 64-bit program.
Paint.NET is a image editing and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.
Partition Wizard Home Edition is a free partition manager designed by MT Solution Ltd. Home users can perform complicated partition operations by using this powerful but free partition manager to manage their hard disk partition such as Resizing partitions, Copying partitions, Create partition, Delete partition, Format partition, Convert partition, Explore partition, Hide partition, Change drive letter, Set active partition and Partition Recovery.
AnalogX PCalc allows you to enter any equation in the EXACT same format as C/C++, and it will process it with the same precedence, giving you the results in a variety of formats! PCalc also supports the use of user-defined variables, and also has most of the common constants used already defined.
PC Tools Firewall Plus is a free personal firewall for Windows that protects your computer by preventing unauthorized users from gaining access to your computer through the Internet or a network. By monitoring applications that connect to the network Firewall Plus can stop Trojans, backdoors, keyloggers and other malware from damaging your computer and stealing your private information.
NOTE: For this program to work properly in Windows 7, you must check Run this program as an administrator in Compatibility Mode for this program’s shortcut after it is installed.
PC WIZARD is also an utility designed to analyze and benchmark your computer system. It can analyze and benchmark many kinds of hardware, such as CPU performance, Cache performance, RAM performance, Hard Disk performance, CD/DVD-ROM performance, Removable/FLASH Media performance, Video performance, MP3 compression performance.
PDFCreator easily creates PDFs from any Windows program. Use it like a printer in Word, StarCalc or any other Windows application.
A PDF file reader that is an alternative to Adobe Reader.
NOTE: You will need to right click on the installation program and click on Run as administrator for this to install.
This is a program that will allow you to add a watermark to any image. The watermark’s transparency can be fully adjusted to what you want.
Pidgin is an easy to use and free chat client. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and more chat networks all at once.
Privatefirewall is a multi-layered endpoint security software that protects Windows desktops and servers from malware and unauthorized use. Personal firewall, packet inspection, URL filtering, process monitor, and application/system behavior modeling and anomaly detection components stop hackers, spyware, viruses and other forms of malware before they can cause damage.
NOTE: This program does not install. It is a stand alone EXE file with a help file.
Process Explorer is an advanced process management utility that picks up where Task Manager leaves off. It will show you detailed information about a process including its icon, command-line, full image path, memory statistics, user account, security attributes, and more. When you zoom in on a particular process you can list the DLLs it has loaded or the operating system resource handles it has open. A search capability enables you to track down a process that has a resource opened, such as a file, directory or Registry key, or to view the list of processes that have a DLL loaded.
NOTE: This program does not install. It is a stand alone EXE file with a help file.
Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry, and process/thread activity. It is way more advanced than the Resource Monitor that comes with Vista.
Quick Media Converter is a free universal Video and Audio converter and much more , designed to be as simple to use as it may get,Quick Media Converter supports a myriad of formats and codecs : Check Here
NOTE: This program does not support large folder icons.
Rainbow Folders allows you to change the color of any folder.
Rainmeter is a Windows customization application. Empower your desktop with an expandable library of useful tools – handy notes and application launchers, weather and feeds from the web, system status and more. Then, rearrange and modify them to suit your personal style.
Real Temp is a temperature monitoring program designed for all Intel single Core, Dual Core, Quad Core and Core i7 processors.
Recuva (pronounced “recover”) is a utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bring back files that have been deleted by bugs, crashes and viruses!
Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2003, from a remote computer running
Revo Uninstaller helps you to uninstall software and remove unwanted programs installed on your computer even if you have problems uninstalling and cannot uninstall them from the Windows 7 Programs and Features control panel applet.
RocketDock is a smoothly animated, alpha blended application launcher dock station for your desktop. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock. Now with added Taskbar support your minimized windows can appear as icons on the dock.
NOTE: To install, you will need to use Compatibility Mode on the installation file with Vista and Run this program as an administrator checked.
Samurize is an advanced system monitoring and desktop enhancement engine for Windows. IT professionals, overclockers, gamers and desktop modders alike can use Samurize for system information, weather reports, news headlines and much much more.
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.
The Secunia PSI is a free security tool designed with the sole purpose of helping you secure your computer against vulnerabilities in programs by checking your PC for insecure programs exposing you to security threats.
Selector is a hotkey program written by our member MilesAhead to open other programs with Selected Text or Clipboard Text as parameter. Add all your browsers to Selector instead of installing a plugin for each browser.
7stacks lets Windows 7 (and Vista and XP) users have “stacks” of icons in their Taskbar (in 7) or QuickLaunch Toolbar (in Vista and XP). By using stacks, users can reduce icon clutter, and combine a group of related icons into a single icon.
NOTE: After installing, use compatibility mode and select the Run this program as an administrator option. You will then need to go into the Tools and Options menu to select the file associations you want 7-Zip to be associated to open with.
A Zip utility program used to open 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB and NSIS files. Fully customizable for which file type you want associated to 7-Zip.
NOTE: After downloading, use compatibility mode and select the Run this program as an administrator option for the exe file. This is a stand alone exe file, and does not install.
This is an excellent tool to view and manage all installed shell extensions. If available, it displays the description, as well as version details, company information, location, file name and more. You can optionally disable or enable any item. This can be very useful to disable an extension that you do not need or that has been left behind in your right click context menu from a previous software install.
SIV (System Information Viewer) is a general Windows utility for displaying lots of useful Windows, Network and hardware info – CPU info, PCI info, PCMCIA info, USB info, Machine Info, Hardware Sensors, Networked computers, Operating System Information and more.
SIW is an advanced System Information for Windows tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings and displays it in an extremely comprehensible manner. The system information is divided into a few major categories:
- Software: Operating System, Installed Software and Hotfixes, Processes, Services, Users, Open Files, System Uptime, Installed Codecs, Software Licenses (Product Keys / Serial Numbers / CD Key), Secrets (Password Recovery).
- Hardware: Motherboard, Sensors, BIOS, CPU, chipset, PCI/AGP, USB and ISA/PnP Devices, Memory, Video Card, Monitor, Disk Drives, CD/DVD Devices, SCSI Devices, S.M.A.R.T., Ports, Printers.
- Network: Network Cards, Network Shares, currently active Network Connections, Open Ports.
- Tools: Eureka! (Reveal lost passwords hidden behind asterisks), MAC Address Changer, Monitor Test, Shutdown / Restart.
- Real-time monitors: CPU, Memory, Page File usage and Network Traffic.
A good hard disk defragmenter by Iobit.
NOTE: You will see it listed towards the bottom.
Small utility for programmers to snap up selected source code or text to a file via hotkey. There are 2 save methods. A save to a new file, and an append to the snap file(add snippet.) In addition, you will have the possibility to customize the hotkeys according to your preferences.
SpaceSniffer is a portable disk scanning tool application that lets you understand how folders and files are structured on your disks. By using a Treemap visualization layout, you have immediate perception of where big folders and files are placed on your devices.
NOTE: You will need to use Compatibility Mode and select the Run this program as an administrator option.
This is a great spyware protection program. You can use this program along with Windows Defender and other anti-spyware/adware programs for added protection.
NOTE: You will need to use Compatibility Mode and select the Run this program as an administrator option.
SpywareBlaster, by Javacool Software, helps prevent the installation of spyware and other potentially unwanted software.
A real-time antispyware protection program with alerts that help prevent you from entering potentially dangerous websites.
Allows you to create a toolbar that displays the shortcuts inside as stacked icons when you open the toolbar.
Stickies is a sticky note application to post notes on your desktop. Features include:
- Once on screen, stickies will remain where placed until closed, even through reboots
- Stickies appearance can be customised; fonts, colours and buttons may be changed, and styles saved. Stickies can be resized.
- Stickies can snap to each other and to the sides of the screen to keep them neatly lined up
- Stickies can be attached to a web site, document or folder so they only show when it’s on screen
- Stickies can be transferred from one machine to another either over a TCP/IP network connection, or by using an SMTP mail server or MAPI client:
- Hierarchical friends list, which may be automatically transferred from other friends
- Play a sound file on receive
- Signature for transmitted or emailed stickies
- Favourite friends, and custom lists can be made
- Stickies can be hidden for a certain period, until a specified date and time, or to wake every day, week or month, to act as reminders.
- Stickies can have alarms set to ensure you notice them at a point you choose
- Stickies can be transferred to and from your Palm or PPC PDA.
- International language and RTL text support
- Stickies works with Windows Vista
- Stickies is small and simple, it writes to a single text file, and does not alter the registry
- AD network administrators can use Group Policy to control settings
- API to allow integration with other applications
Sumatra PDF is a slim, free, open-source PDF viewer for Windows.
WARNING: This program only works in the 64-bit Windows 7 for now. It will freeze up at the end of installation in a 32-bit Windows 7.
NOTE: After installing, you will need to use Compatibility Mode with this program’s shortcut and check “Run this program as an administrator”.
This is another great spyware protection program. You can use this program along with Windows Defender and other anti-spyware/adware programs for added protection.
SuperCopier replaces Windows explorer file copy and adds many features:
- Transfer resuming
- Copy speed control
- No bugs if You copy more than 2GB at once
- Copy speed computation
- Better copy progress display
- A little faster
- Copy list editable while copying
- Error log
- Copy list saving/loading
NOTE: For more details on this program, see: Switcher Overview
Switcher is a Flip3D replacement that puts you in control of your windows. See all your windows on one screen, quickly search through them, even decorate them with your favorite colors and fonts.
TeamViewer establishes connections to any PC or server all around the world within just a few seconds. You can remote control your partner’s PC as if you were sitting right in front of it.
Texter is text replacement keyboard macro tool. It lets you define text substitution hotstrings that, when triggered, will replace hotstring with a larger piece of text. By entering your most commonly typed snippets of text into Texter, you can save countless keystrokes
The Sage –
TheSage’s English Dictionary and Thesaurus is a professional software package that integrates a complete dictionary and multifaceted thesaurus of the English language into a single and powerful language reference system. TheSage can look up words directly from almost any program (IE, Word, Firefox, Outlook, Thunderbird,… ) and is 100% portable.
The Windows Vista Flip 3D Activator is a tiny utility for Windows Vista and Windows 7 that greatly enhances the Flip 3D feature by allowing you to control it with your mouse. It allows you to choose one or more corners (”Hotspots”) of your desktop, any mouse button, or both, to activate Windows Flip 3D. Once activated, you can use the mouse to select a window.
PC Tools ThreatFire is a signature based anti-spyware program that alerts you to what it thinks is acting suspicious. It includes a rootkit scanner and much much more.
Mozilla Thunderbird is a good email client program.
NOTE: This was written by our member MilesAhead.
Topmost Toggle toggles the “Always On Top” attribute of the active window on or off using Control+Right Click.
Traders of lossless compressed audio files (e.g. ape, flac, mkw, or shn files) have to handle a lot of different applications to decode, encode, create/verify checksums, fix sector boundary errors, or create torrent files. Moreover most of the tools used are command-line programs requiring a deeper knowledge of how to use various parameters. Trader’s Little Helper bundles the most important features of those applications in one single easy-to-use frontend.
TreeSize Free tells you where precious space has gone to. TreeSize Free can be started from the context menu of a folder or drive and shows you the size of this folder, including its subfolders. You can expand this folder in Explorer-like style and you will see the size of every subfolder. Scanning is done in a thread, so you can already see results while TreeSize Free is working. The space, which is wasted by the file system, can be displayed and the results can be printed in a report.
TrueCrypt is an open source app which lets you create and mount an encrypted virtual drive. You can store whatever you want in this drive, and it will be completely inaccessible and invisible to anyone who doesn’t have the passphrase.
Types is a free and lightweight utility for Windows that allows you to edit program associations, icons, context menus and other properties of various file types displayed in Explorer.
This program helps you organizing your dates and tasks and reminds you of upcoming events.
Ultimate Windows Tweaker v 2.0 is a freeware Tweak UI Utility for tweaking and optimizing Windows 7 & Windows Vista, 32-bit & 64-bit. It can simply be downloaded and used as a portable application to customize your Windows to meet your requirements. With judicious tweaking, it can make your system faster, more stable, and more secure with just a few mouse clicks. The tweaker detects whether you have Windows 7 or Windows Vista installed and accordingly offers you the relevant tweaks only.
UltraVNC is a powerful easy to use program that can display the screen of another computer (via internet or network) on your own screen. The program allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control the other PC remotely. It means that you can work on a remote computer, as if you were sitting in front of it, right from your current location. If you provide computer support, you can quickly access your customer’s computers from anywhere in the world and resolve helpdesk issues remotely! With addons like SingleClick your customers don’t even have to pre-install software or execute complex procedures to get remote helpdesk support.
Utorrent is a free torrent client program used for file sharing.
Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD/DVD drive, however it exists only virtually. Image files generated with CloneDVD or CloneCD can be mounted onto a virtual drive from your hard-disk or from a network drive and used in the same manner as inserting them into a normal CD/DVD drive.
VistaSwitcher is a task management utility for Windows OS. Once installed, it replaces the default Windows Alt-Tab dialog with a nice box that shows a list of all running tasks with their names and preview snapshots and enables the user to take actions on them using the mouse and keyboard shortcuts. With just one click, you can switch to a task, minimize, maximize, restore the main window or close the process.
Windows Virtual PC is a powerful software virtualization solution that allows you to run multiple PC-based operating systems simultaneously on one workstation, providing a safety net to maintain compatibility with legacy applications while you migrate to a new operating system.
Vista Shortcut Manager – (Method Two)
Frameworkx Vista Shortcut Manager allows you to either remove the shortcut overlay arrow or to customize it to what you want. It will also allow you to add or remove the Shortcut name extension for shortcuts.
NOTE: You can just exit the program using the notification area icon to return to your default Windows 7 Start Menu at anytime. Just run the program again to use the program’s Start Menu again.
Vista Start Menu is a very nice replacement for the default Start Menu that came with Vista. It is full of customizable features. See the link for more details about this program.
VideoLAN VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, …) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network. It doesn’t need any external codec or program to work.
MP3, Multimedia, and Music Player.
WinAudit is easy to use, no special knowledge is required to use the programm. It is a self-contained single file that needs no installation or configuration. It can be run from a floppy disk or USB stick. It gives you a PC audit and inventory of software, licenses, security configuration, hardware, network settings…
WinDirStat is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for Microsoft Windows.
Windows Automated Installation Kit helps you to install, customize, and deploy the Microsoft Windows 7 beta family of operating systems.
You can use the free version of this program by Sphinx to make using the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security in Windows 7 a lot easier to use.
NOTE: To see the Menu bar, press ALT+M and check “Show all menus”. You can download the WQL or beta version.
Windows 7 does not come with a email program included. Windows Live Mail also supports the Hotmail website based email. It supports Pop3, IMAP, HTTP website (EX: Hotmail) email, and is a lot more stable. Plus, WLM will minimize to a tray bar icon and has a separate Inbox for each email account. It has a lot of great features.
NOTE: If you want the icon in the notification area instead of on the taskbar, then see: Windows Live Messenger – Taskbar or Notification Icon .
Windows Live Messenger is a great instant message program with tons of features.
Windows 7 Logon Background Changer is a free open source software that let you change the wallpaper of the Windows 7 logon screen (also known as “welcome screen” or “login screen”).
NOTE: WinPatrol Plus is not the free one.
WinPatrol is a anti spyware/adware program that uses a heuristic behavioral approach to detecting attacks and violations of your computing environment. Traditional security programs scan your hard drive searching for previously identified threats. WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge.
A very thorough junk and temp file cleaner. Has the option to delete to the Recycle Bin for restoring purposes.
WARNING: As with all registry cleaning programs, you should verify the scan results before just simply deleting them.
A very thorough registry cleaner. Can be helpful in finding errors in the registry to fix. Has a backup feature to restore registry changes if needed.
With Microsoft Word Viewer and the Compatibility Pack, you can view, print, and copy Microsoft Word document contents to another program. However, you cannot edit an open document, save a document, or create a new document.
WSCC (Windows System Control Center) is a free, portable program that allows you to install, update, execute and organize the utilities from various system utility suites. WSCC is only an interface, you need to download and install the utilities separately. Alternatively, WSCC can use the http protocol to download and run the programs.
XnView is a program used to view and convert graphic files that is really simple to use. It supports more than 400 different graphics formats.