Here at NetGuide we are all about two things: awesome stuff on the internet and free goods. And if you’re reading this magazine then you probably are too. So without further ado, here are 100 absolutely free downloads for you to enjoy. Who said there was no such thing as a free lunch?
One thing to note however: things can change quickly on the internet. While all of these downloads come from reputable sources, good links can turn to bad overnight, so we highly recommend scanning any file you download with good quality anti-virus software before you open it.
1) EnhanceMySe7en Free 2.18
You will get everything needed for maintaining Windows 7 in a perfect condition. The program offers tools that take care of the registry, disk space and its defragmentation, installed software, HDD temperature and all sorts of things related to system’s health.
2) VMware Player 4.0.0 Build 471780
Get more out of your existing computer hardware. Use the free VMware Player application to run multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single PC.
Microsoft tool to provide faster XP boot and resume times
4) Win7codecs 3.2.4
Win7codecs is an audio and video codec package for Windows 7. The installer will automatically remove most other popular codec releases from your computer before installing this concise yet comprehensive package.
5) Windows Firewall Notifier 1.6.1
Windows Firewall Notifier extends the default Windows embedded firewall behaviour, allowing it to handle outgoing connections.
Collect similar files into a single location.
7) System Restore Remover Pro
Remove System Restore and various ME features.
8) Ultimate Boot Disk 9x
Fast and easy menu-driven PC startup disk
9) McAfee Fake Alert Stinger 10.2.0.361
Fake-Alert software, also called fake AV or rogue anti-virus software, is malware that masquerades as a legitimate security application. The Fake Alert Stinger uses "Super Scan” mode for detection and remediation targeted specifically at fake-alert threats.
Prevent anyone from deleting, renaming or messing around with your data.
11) Iconix eMail ID 188.8.131.52
Iconix eMail ID is a client application that verifies the sender of an incoming email, and guarantees that the mail is actually coming from the company that it claims.
12) SoftPerfect Network Scanner
SoftPerfect Network Scanner is a free multi-threaded IP, NetBIOS and SNMP scanner with a modern interface and several advanced features. It is intended for both system administrators and general users who are interested in computer security.
PREDATOR locks your PC when you are away, even if your Windows session is still open. It uses a regular USB flash drive as an access control device.
14) A Guide to Facebook Security
This online guide explains how you can protect your Facebook account, avoid the scammers, use advanced security settings, recover a hacked Facebook account, stop imposters and more.
HIddenDIR is a small free tool that helps you protect your privacy by hiding in a few moves your private folders, invisible to anyone who has access to your PC, hidden folders visible only if you have access to the program that you can save in any directory or USB device.
The DiscreetKey is a unique USB key that easily and conveniently encrypts your most important documents.
17) Password Safe
Whether the answer is one or hundreds, Password Safe allows you to safely and easily create a secured and encrypted user name/password list.
18) Port Monster
Internet offense, connection and attack protection.
19) Safe XP
Disable messenger spam, spyware and more.
20) Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI)
The Secunia PSI is a free security tool designed with the sole purpose of helping you secure your computer against vulnerabilities in programs.
21) Mozilla Thunderbird 8.0 Beta 1
Thunderbird makes emailing safer, faster and easier than ever before with the industry´s best implementations of features such as intelligent spam filters, a built-in spell checker, extension support, and much more.
22) SmartSniff 1.85
SmartSniff is a network monitoring utility that allows you to capture TCP/IP packets that pass through your network adapter, and view the captured data as sequence of conversations between clients and servers.
23) Icaros 1.2.3
Icaros is a Windows Shell Extension, which is capable of providing Windows Explorer thumbnails, for essentially any video media type supported by LAV Source Splitter.
24) WakeMeOnLan 1.21
This utility allows you to easily turn on one or more computers remotely by sending Wake-on-LAN (WOL) packet to the remote computers.
25) Miranda IM 0.9.34
Miranda IM is a multi protocol instant messenger client. Miranda IM is designed to be resource efficient and easy to use. It uses very little memory, requires no installation and can easily be carried around on a single floppy disc.
26) Windows Firewall Control 184.108.40.206
Windows Firewall Control is a small and easy to use application that runs in your system tray and provides quick access to the most frequent options used from Windows Firewall.
FrostWire is a peer-to-peer file sharing program for the Gnutella and BitTorrent protocols. FrostWire is written in Java, and is a fork of LimeWire, another popular Gnutella client.
BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing/distribution protocol designed for transferring files from multiple locations. Because of the nature of this protocol, large files can be handled more efficiently than the typical client/server method.
29) Emule 0.49C
A large and reliable peer-to-peer client.
30) UTorrent 220.127.116.1148
An efficient and feature-rich BitTorrent client for Windows.
31) BitComet 2011-11-07 Beta
BitComet is a p2p file-sharing freeware fully compatible with Bittorrent, which is one of the most popular p2p protocol designed for high-speed distribution of 100MB or GB sized files.
32) CDBurnerXP 18.104.22.16883
CDBurnerXP is a free 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. Everyone, even companies, can use it for free.
33) x64 Components 3.2.4
Do you want to watch your favourite video in MediaCenter? These components are tested on x64. This release is fully compatible with the 32bit codecs installed by the Vista Codec Package. It is fully uninstallable through the Windows interface.
1by1 is a small and versatile audio player for MP3 and dll/plugin supported audio formats like WAV, OGG, MP2 or CD Audio. Without the need for a playlist it plays multiple files from a directory or a whole disk.
35) Adobe Shockwave Player
Shockwave Player is the web standard for powerful multimedia playback. The Shockwave Player allows you to view interactive web content like games, business presentations, entertainment, and advertisements from your web browser.
Automatically searches for lyrics as your song is played in your player. Searches over 15,000,000 lyrics, karaoke: create & share timestamps, stores lyrics for offline viewing, translates lyrics and more.
Watch local TV, world TV, Live TV, satellite TV from countries all across the world in different languages on your PC with any TV not just at home, but at the OFFICE , work or wireless.
All your stuff, on all your devices, with all your friends — in seconds. Browse through your media and play anything. doubleTwist supports all major audio and video formats.
39) Free MP3 Cutter and Editor
This is an extremely simple and handy Windows software for editing mp3 files.
CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs).
EncodeHD is an application to re-encode all types of video files for use on your home media player or on-the-go device. It aims to provide a simple interface with no fuss, and give you the best speed possible without compromising on quality.
42) Free Sound Recorder
Free Sound Recorder does exactly as it sounds -- it is an easy-to-use FREE software program that lets you record any sounds from your sound card and save the recording directly into MP3, WMA or WAV files.
Is there a hidden track that makes your player go through a few minutes of silence? FreeTrim MP3 is a great help for this as it helps remove the unwanted parts of your audio files. It is a free MP3 trimmer that trims MP3/WMA/WAV/OGG sound piece from big audio format files directly.
HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.
Jaangle is a music player (audio and video) and organiser with a very user friendly interface. It can retrieve info from internet such as lyrics, album reviews, album covers, artist biographies, artist pictures and more.
46) Media Graveyard
Music jukebox that has a built in skin designer that is really easy to use.
COMPRESSION AND EXTRACTION
ExtractNow lets you extract multiple archives with the ease of a singular button. Supports ZIP, RAR, ACE, & JAR file formats.
48) Hamster Free Zip Archiver
Zip Archiver is a Very powerful tool, can read and write any Zip archive formats like WinZip or 7zip. Full Windows shell integration and improved Very Fast Zip algorithm for high-speed Zipping.
Bandizip is an intuitive and fast archiving application that supports WinZip, 7-Zip, and WinRAR, as well as other archive formats.
ExtractItAll is a simple utility to unpack password encrypted archives using a password list.
7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio. 7-Zip is open source software. Most of the source code is under the GNU LGPL license. The unRAR code is under a mixed license: GNU LGPL + unRAR restrictions.
52) Free RAR Extract Frog
Free RAR Extract Frog is a skinable extraction tool for RAR-archives that supports spanned archives as well as the decompression of password protected files.
A powerful freeware archiving utility.
54) Image Components 22.214.171.124
Image Components is a component suite software which includes ImgEdit, ImgThumbnail, ImgScan, ImgAnnotations, ImgBarDecoder and ImgBarCoder.
55) vReveal 3.1.1
Free software to organise, fix, edit, and share your videos. Unbelievable results in seconds, not hours. Award-winning technology in a beautiful and intuitive package.
56) Photobie 7.1
Capture screenshots, create animations and more.
57) Screenshot Captor 2.102.01
Screenshot Captor was designed for grabbing screenshots with minimal intervention. Supports tons of image capture methods, including full screen, multimon workspace, arbitrary regions, fixed sized areas, or gdi objects. Supports gif, png, jpg, tiff and others. Easily embeds user comments in any image type.
58) Photosage Slideshow Software 2.02
A slideshow creator for your digital images.
59) RIOT Plugin 1.43 MB
The Radical Image Optimization Tool (RIOT for short) was developed to be a free image optimizer that will let you visually adjust compression parameters while keeping minimum file size. This adds a lot of new functions.
Converts images to text art.
61) Free Download Manager
Free Download Manager is a powerful, easy-to-use and absolutely free download accelerator and manager. Moreover, FDM is 100% safe, open-source software distributed under GPL license.
62) Fresh Download 8.50
Download multiple files, pause and resume broken downloads and turbo charge your downloads.
63) Download Express
Download files at maximum speed with this web browser plug-in.
Download files anonymously, browse web privately, protect your privacy and more.
Simplifies downloading files from One-Click-Hosters like Rapidshare.com or Megaupload.com.
66) Free Ringtone Maker 126.96.36.199
Free Ringtone Maker is an extremely simple and handy Windows software for making your own free ringtones.
Prey lets you keep track of your phone or laptop at all times, and will help you find it if it ever gets lost or stolen. It’s lightweight, open source software, and free for anyone to use.
68) Power Copter 1.0
You must kill all invaders by using various weapons, like bombs, laser, missiles and machineguns.
69) Missing Duckling 1.1
Not so long ago there was a mother duck. Her loved one got lost and found his way into a dangerous bubble field. She runs after him!
Celestia is a free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Unlike most planetarium software, Celestia doesn’t confine you to the surface of the Earth.
71) Bejeweled 3 Demo
Discover all-new ways to play the world’s #1 puzzle game! Find your perfect match with 8 breathtaking game modes that meet all your moods — including Classic, Quest, Lightning and Zen.
Watch weather like never before on Windows and Mac. See the weather picture, not just numbers. This is a new way of weather watching. Enjoy!
73) Destructive Ball 2 1.01
Enjoy the great gameplay with DBall 2, handling the blue tablet with the mouse to catch and direct the ball in different directions to destroy all the boxes of the level.
74) Desktop Graffitist
A small program that enables you to spray paint your desktop.
75) Bionicle Matoro 1.0
Bionicle Matoro is an interesting adventure game. Move under the ocean in this sidescroller as you cut seaweed and make your way further to the end.
76) Big Money Deluxe Demo
Greed is good! Collect coins and grab moneybags in this fast-paced game of skill!
77) Virtual Hypnotist
A free, open source, interactive hypnosis program
78) Barry the Bean 1.0
This game is about a war between beans and fire ants. It’s a story of bloodshed, revenge, and .....atomic banana bombs.
79) Tales of Lagoona - Orphans of the Ocean Demo
Welcome to the undersea world of Lagoona, where an orphanage has fallen on hard times. Isabelle the Mermaid is doing everything she can to save the home for children.
80) World Wind
World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth. Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D, just as if you were really there.
81) Plants vs. Zombies
Get ready to soil your plants! Again! PopCap’s fun-dead game of the year is updated and expanded with 20 new achievements and the interactive Zombatar.
82) DVD Slim Free 188.8.131.52
Easily create standard and slim covers for CD, DVD, VHS, Blu-Ray, Playstation, PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP, xBox, Nintendo Wii, etc.
83) CoolReader 3.0.51-18 Beta
CoolReader is a fast and small cross-platform XML / CSS based rendering library for writing E-Book readers for desktops and even for handheld devices.
84) Dolphin Text Editor Menu 2.8
Add extra formatting/sorting to any text editor (e.g. Notepad, Word, Visual Studio, etc). Many text editors are lacking when it comes to basic text manipulation. (e.g. Notepad is frequently used to edit files, but it has very few text editing functions.)
85) TED Notepad 6.0.1
TED Notepad is a chrome-less text editor. There are no toolbars, no sidebars, no fancy-looking gadgets. However, there are a large variety of features, settings and text-processing tools that could bring your typing, text-working or coding to the next level.
AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft Word. It is suitable for typing papers, letters, reports, memos, etc.
Alleycode is a fast, sleek and highly productive award winning HTML editor with unique features. If you are new to HTML, Alleycode’s great tutorial will walk you through your first coding steps.
88) Text Magician
Edit text files the easy way. Join or split files while adding, deleting or replacing text, change to upper or lower case, capitalise all words or the start of all lines, add text to the start or end of lines and more.
89) AceMoney Lite
AceMoney helps you organise and manage your personal finances quickly and easily. AceMoney is available in English, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Dutch, French, Portuguese, Polish, Hungarian and Swedish, with more languages to come.
90) Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2012
Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2012 is a free office suite that offers a number of features for creating, viewing and editing personal and business documents. Our Office Suite 2012 includes Writer, Presentation and spreadsheets.
91) Mini Calculator
Mini Calculator is a simple and useful calculator that has two views - basic and extended, a simple loan calculator, and a full colour control for almost all its items.
92) Adobe Edge Preview 1
tinySpell is a useful utility that lets you easily and quickly verify the spelling of words in any Windows application. tinySpell monitors your typing on the fly which would be awesome for Jim and his chubby fingers.
AkelPad is an open source editor for plain text. It is designed to be a small and fast.
95) Simple Sticky Notes
Simple Sticky Notes is a light and easy to use piece of software designed to enable you to take notes so you never forget about anything again.
ReNamer is a very powerful and flexible file renaming tool, which offers all the standard renaming procedures, including prefixes, suffixes, replacements, case changes, as well as removing contents of brackets, adding number sequences, changing file extensions, etc.
97) AMP Font Viewer
This program is an easy to use but powerful font manager, which allows a quick overview of both installed and non installed fonts. It can install and uninstall fonts, and organise them in categories.
98) Adobe Muse
Create websites as easily as you create layouts for print. You can design and publish original HTML pages to the latest web standards without writing code. Now in beta, Muse makes it a snap to produce unique, professional websites.
99) Office Key Remover
Office Key Remover is a small tool which removes Microsoft Office’s license information on your machine! This way you’re able to change the license key of Microsoft Office.
100) ASAP Utilities
ASAP Utilities is a powerful Excel add-in that fills the gaps in Excel, and automates frequently used tasks. Since 1999 it has grown to become probably one of the world’s most popular add-ins for MS Excel.