|ADSL Guide||Guide to broadband internet services and products in the UK|
|AntiVir||Good free antivirus software. Small footprint means it is a good choice for lower-spec PCs|
|ArGoSoft Mail Server||The best freeware SMTP/POP3 mail server; small footprint, SMTP authentication, system tray icon, optional web interface, & good logging.|
|Avast Antivirus||This is my current favourite free Antivirus solution. It features incremental signature updates that keep the strain on dialup-connected PCs low, and checks incoming and outgoing mail.|
|BitDefender||Free antivirus software. Quite comprehensive and has special versions for messenger applications, WinCE, Palm, Linux, DOS, as well as Windows|
|BootDisk||Lost that boot disk for your PC? - this site can help.|
|DNS Stuff||Useful utilities: Ping, Traceroute, Reverse DNS Lookup etc.|
|EScorcher||Free antivirus software. Haven't used it but it looks good.|
|ETrust Antivirus||This is the best antivirus software around and good value for money.|
|Elizabeth||Peter Millican's Chatterbot for Windows (a variation on the well-known Eliza program)|
|Eyeball||Free video-phone software. Works well even on low-bandwidth connections, but voice quality can't compete with Skype|
|GuildFTPd||Good freeware FTP server for Windows. Works well with nFTP on EPOC devices.|
|HijackThis||Very useful utility that can be used to analyse a PC's autostart itmes, browser helper objects etc.|
|HomePCnetwork||Straight-forward guides on home networking|
|Internet Storm||Up-to-date information on all the latest internet scanning attacks, trends, and vunerabilities.|
|Kerio||Free firewall software. Prettier than ZA and more options but not quite as easy for people new to firewalls.|
|Mozilla||Mozilla is the best browser and email client for PCs. It even includes a good WYSIWYG HTML editor.|
|NMEA-0183 / GPS||All sorts of GPS information prepared by Peter Bennett|
|NoNags||Freeware programs and resources|
|Online Security Check||Sygate's site allows you to test the effectiveness of your firewall and checks for many common trojans and other security risks.|
|PC Flank||Comprehensive firewall tests.|
|Signature||My 2nd cousin, Peter Millican, has developed this system for textual analysis.|
|Skype||Excellent p2p voice call software. Very good sound quality and works well with firewalls and routers.|
|Software602||LAN Suite is an excellent mail server program with a free user licence for up to 5 LAN users. It allows you to use a single POP3 mailbox to provide completely separate mailbox addresses. It also has built-in firewall features, webmail, wap access, and a host of other features.
They also have freeware 'lite' versions of Word and Excel clones. These run better on low end machines than the memory-hungry (but otherwise excellent) OpenOffice.
|SpyBot S&D||Excellent anti-spyware tool (and free !)|
|Sygate Personal Firewall||Sygate Personal Firewall is free for personal use and a viable alternative to the free versions of Zonealarm and Kerio.|
|VDMSound||Support for sound in DOS boxes under Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. If you want to play older games on a modern PC, then this is essential for sound and joystick support.|
|Virus Information Center||Up-to-date information on viruses, worms, Trojans, and hoaxes.|
|Windows Process Library||Ever wanted to know what all those running process in Task Manager are ?
The WinTasks Process Library contains information about all common Windows processes and is continously updated with new information. On this page you can find a subset of the most popular processes listed in WinTasks Process Library.
|Wotsit's Format||The Programmer's File Format Collection.
This site contains file format information on hundreds of different file types and all sorts of other useful programming information; algorithms, source code, specifications, etc.
|Zone Labs||ZoneAlarm firewall software. This is the most user-friendly firewall software around.|
Monday, 7 March 2005