COMPUTING & TYPEWRITERS
Digital Literacy Teaches Web Skills By U.S. Department of Commerce
Office 2010 System End User Training Toolkit
Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor beta Determine If Your Computer Can Handle
Typewriters (A Walk
Printwhatyoulike.com Free! "PrintWhatYouLike is a free web page editor
that gives you control of how web pages look when printed."
Internet Crime Complaint Center "The Internet Crime Complaint Center
(IC3) is a partnership between the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the
National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), funded in part by the
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)"
101 Fabulous Freebies by PC World Magazine
"7-Zip is a file archiver with high compression ratio." By Igor Pavlov.
Active X Controls Patch Problems caused by IE 6 fixed with this patch.
Adobe Reader Speedup Cuts down on the numerous plug ins that load with
Adobe Reader 6!
Ad-Aware Personal Free! "... provides advanced protection from known
data-mining, aggressive advertising, Trojans, dialers, malware, browser
hijackers, and tracking components."
Track Website Traffic and Search for other information
Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
Allows the user to connect to any listed link anonymously by using the
Allows the user to connect to any listed link anonymously by
using the included option
"Your source for hardware analysis and news."
Annoyances.org "Annoyances.org is the most complete collection of
information assembled for and by actual users of Microsoft Windows."
Anonymizer 2004 $$$ Fee Based
$$$ ! "Anonymizer 2004 shields your IP address
and protects you from online tracking, spam harvesting, hackers and snoops."
Microsoft Essentials Free!
Attachments, Large email Free "You can upload any type of file, mp3,
movies, pdfs, etc up to 100MB each! Recipients can be anyone with an email
Avvenu Access your computer from anywhere! Free and
$$$ Fee $$$ Based
Backup Services, Online (Remote) et al:
FLORIDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OFFERS FREE BUSINESS EMAIL CONTINUITY SERVICE
FOR 2006 HURRICANE SEASON
Crash Plan Back up between two computers. Free for personal use.
Free for 2GB, $$ for larger storage. This is highly recommended by PC
Online Backup Services, Article 1 By PC Magazine
Online Backup Services, Article 2 By PC Magazine
Backpackit.com Online Organizer
Access your computer from anywhere! Free and $$$
Fee $$$ Based Versions!
Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit
Belarc Advisor Free Personal PC Audit (version 6.1- f). "... builds a
detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, including
Microsoft Hotfixes, and displays the results in your Web browser. All of
your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to
any web server."
BellSouth BIOS Upgrade
Build Your Own PCA PC Magazine Article
Sealant, Outlets That Sell
Understand HDMI Cables (Used on HD TV's)
Understand HDMI Cables 2 (Used on HD TV's)
Cable Turtle Organizer
Cable Tamer Organizers
Cord Covers, Cable Covers and Cable Protectors
WireMate™ Cord Organizer
PowerSquid Outlet Multiplier
CCleaner.com Free! Software to help cleanse files and cookies that you
do not need. "Cleans the following: Internet Explorer, Temporary files, URL
history, cookies, Autocomplete form history, index.dat. , Firefox, Temporary
files, URL history, cookies, download history. Opera, Temporary files, URL
history, cookies. Windows, Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files
and Log files. Registry cleaner, Advanced features to remove unused and old
entries, including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs,
Uninstallers, Shared DLLs, Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons,
Invalid Shortcuts and more... also comes with a comprehensive backup
feature. Third-party applications
Removes temp files and recent file lists (MRUs) from many apps including
Media Player, eMule, Kazaa"
CleanUp! "the quickest
and easiest way to delete temporary files from your system."
ClearType, Microsoft Improve the view on your computer monitor!
CDCheck v3.0.1 Check Your CD to See If They Are Damaged Or Corrupted.
Can Fix Problems!
CodeStuff Starter *** Free
download! A starter manager program that lets you decide what programs
startup when you boot up your computer. Reducing programs that start up and
run in the background will improve your computer's performance. See also a
more detailed explanation at
Softpedia.com. You can also download from Softpedia's site.
Domain Names Search Codec used for
videos. $$$ Fee Based. $$$
Messages for Your Web Site Atom Smasher.org
Computer Crime Research Center
Computer Hardware Links Very Extensive!
CoolMon v1.0 PC Magazine. Keeps up with system utilities. Free.
Association for Internet Data Analysis
Copernic Desktop Search "Easily search your entire hard drive in less
than a second to pinpoint the right file, e-mail, music or pictures."
Bing Recipe Search
Google Recipe Search
Ontrack Data Recovery Data Recovery Software
VOGON and KROLL ONTRACK Data Recovery
Lists the Most common DLL files. Lets you fix or replace missing DLL files.
Smart Computing Dictionary/Encyclopedia - Browse Dictionary/Encyclopedia
Digital Video Date & Time Stamp Software $$$
Fee Based $$$!
Library Find Missing DLL files!
DirectX Diagnostic Tool: Go to Start, then run and type in "dxdiag." You
can get a lot of diagnostic information on your computer system (sound,
video card, music, input, network).
Disc Master 2 Free Burning Software for CD's & DVD's!
Free. Searches computer hard drives!
Distant Sun - Grand Tour 3D Screen Saver. Free Version and
$$$ Fee $$$ Based
Domain Names Search Codec used for
videos. $$$ Fee Based. $$$
Domain Name Search
Tools - "Wildcard search of all current/deleted/expired whois domains."
Domain Names Registrant Search
InterNIC Whois Domain Search
Reverse IP DNS Domain Check Tool By SeoLogs.com
Whois Lookup Alternate Site
Download.com By C/Net.com
Downloads at PCWorld.com
Download Manager, Free Free Download Manager (FDM) is a full-featured
download accelerator and manager.
agent Will analyze your computer to detect missing drivers or drivers
that can be updated. Analysis is free, subscription ($$$)
required to link to the driver.
Guide.com "...we have compiled a massive database archive of drivers and
resources that is by far the largest and most comprehensive on the Web."
Planet "Find the Driver You Want In Just A Few Clicks of the Mouse" By
DriverMax "DriverMax is a new program which allows you to easily
reinstall all your Windows drivers." A Free Progam. By Innovative Solutions.
DSL Reports (Speed
Broadband Tests and Tools By BroadBandDSLTools.com
Speakeasy Speed Test
Dual Display on Computer "TRITTON SEE2 USB 2.0 SVGA Adapter instantly
allows you to add a second display through your USB 2.0 port."
EasyOffice with PDF Filter v6.9 PC World. Free Word Processor and
other Office Tools.
External USB Floppy Drives From
Geek on Windows XP
Privacy Information Center (epic)
ReadNotify.com Certified mail
with delivery receipt
The Encyclopedia of Television
Excel 97/2000 Viewer: Spreadsheet Files A Free Download. Lets you open
up Excel spreadsheets when you do not have Excel software!
Instructions.com Computer Instructions For Novices
EZMem Optimizer Freeware. "Just one click of a button - and in a few
seconds your system recovers valuable RAM."
Standard and Professional v2.16.SP1f Free & $$$
Fee Based $$$!
Federal Trade Commission Information on protecting your personal
information online as well as protecting your computer.
The File Extension Source. Helps you identify file extensions!
Finding Information on the Internet A Tutorial by the University of
California at Berkley!
Find Open Source Support
Many Free Fonts!
Foxit Reader "Foxit Reader is a free reader
for PDF (Portable Document Format) documents. You can view and print PDF
documents with it." By Foxit Software Company. Free!
Services & $$$ Fee $$$ Based Faxes
Free file storage space
FTC: Your National Resource for Identity Theft Federal Trade Commission
FTP (File Transfer
Free FTP By CoffeeCup Software, Inc.
Gallery of Graphic Design - Historical Ads By
GDivX Zenith Player A Media Player That is Suppose to Have Fewer
Problems Than the More Well Known Media Players!
"Get on a Roll With Freewheelin' Windows, Scroll in Excel via the keyboard;
get more out of your scrollbar; and give your mouse wings with Flywheel." By
Scott Dunn,From the November 2004 issue of PC World magazine"
GhostSurf 2005 "GhostSurf 2005 creates an
impenetrable shield around your computer that prevents snoops from prying
into your personal information."
Grisoft's AVG Free AntiVirus Software
Information of Hardware on Your Computer: Direct X Diagnostic Tools: To
Launch, select Start, then Run, then type dxdiag, and
ZyXel's ZyWall USG 100
Archive Go Back in Time on the Internet (Web Page History)
Not Page History
Older Version.com [Software]"OldVersion.com
has been supplying the online community with old versions of various
programs since 2001."
Way Back Machine Internet Archives. Find an Old Web Page!
Busters.com See if what you are reading is a hoax!
"... the definitive Internet reference source for urban legends,
folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation."
How CD Burners Work
How Firewalls Work
How IP Telephony Works Using the Internet for Free Long Distance
"How Computer Viruses Work" by Marshall Brain By
Tidy Library Project
Identity Theft Resources Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.
IP Address Tracing:
American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN) Use the "Search Whois"
Internet Explorer New Window Maximizer v2.3 Free - Donations Accepted.
By Jonatan Dahl. "This program will automatically maximize new Internet
Explorer and Outlook Express windows."
Internet Explorer Version 7.0, Beta 2 Now available for downloading to
the general public. Appears to be a great improvement! Time will tell!
Comments by PC Magazine.
InfoSyssec "The Security Portal for Information System Security
Calisphere University of California
Also check the
Google Page on this website
AIM (AOL Instant
IChat V (Apple
Internet Browsers Links to a page on this web site!
Internet Explorer 7
Explorer 7 Pro "IE7Pro is an add-on for Internet Explorer which adds a
lot of features and extras which make your Browsing faster,More Responsive
Internet Service Provider (ISP's)
Internet Traffic Report "The Internet Traffic Report monitors the flow
of data around the world."
CSE HTML Validator, Decimal
IP's,Geolocation by IP Address,
Ping, Reverse DNS Lookup, Traceroute, & URL deobfuscator
"IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative Freeware (for
non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003."
Jason's Toolbox *** An Excellent Browser Tester. Free.
JDiskReport "JDiskReport enables you to understand how much space the
files and directories consume on your disk drives, and it helps you find
obsolete files and folders."
"Junkbusters" Article by PCWorld, November 2007$$$
Also in same article:
Download PC Decrapier, $$$
Karen's Alarm Clock & Other Freeware (Karen's Power Tools) By Karen
Key Finder Programs:
Gearbox Computers' Windows Product Key Finder Pro Freeware
Kirby Alarm Utility Free. Alarm & Task Scheduler By PCWorld
Kill Win "Kill Win is a Shutdown-Utility for Windows with many
functions." By BK-Soft.
Lavalys AIDA32 Provides a report on your hardware
Logger Detector Apps
Anti Key Loggers Solutions
Manufacturer Tech Support Index By
Computing.com (Smart Computing Magazine) Gives Web Link, Address & Phone
Media Classic Player (Real Alternative) Use in place of Real Player to
avoid Real Player issues and problems.
Media Max.com "Store, Organize, Access, Share, Send"
MemoryBoost Pro "MemoryBoost protects your system resources and gets you
running at full speed." By Tenebril Inc. $$
Fee Based $$!
Microsoft Help and Support
Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP
Microsoft Vista Available at store and online on Tuesday, , January 30,
Microsoft Window Vista Upgrade Advisor Select "Upgrade Advisor to
download and run a utility to determine if your computer can handle Vista!
Microsoft Vista Simulation Test Drive Vista Before You Purchase the
Microsoft Vista Downloads
Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP Free downloads for Windows XP Users.
"Microsoft Security Advisory (897663): Windows Firewall Exception May Not
Display in the User Interface, Published: August 31, 2005"
To get the update so that the invisible entries become visible in the
Windows fire wall click here.
Movie Maker 2.1: Included, but hidden, in
Window SP2. Download by clicking: Start; All Programs; Accessories;
Windows Movie Maker
How to build your own PC!
Netcraft.com Enter a web site and get information on the site.
Troubleshooting From the "command" prompt: ipconfig/all; netstat; Ping;
Tracert ip address
OmniFormat "OmniFormat is a free document conversion utility which
allows dynamic conversion and image manipulation of over 75 file formats
including HTML, DOC, XLS, WPD, PDF, XML, JPG, GIF, TIF, PNG, PCX, PPT, PS,
TXT, Photo CD, FAX and MPEG."
Online Courses CNet Help.com
"... where you can instantly design, price, and order your custom printed
circuit boards - with components..."
PalTalk "...instant messenger integrating voice, video and file sharing
into one neat package."
"Password Dos and Don'ts" by PCMagazine.com
Password Profiler Program by PCMagazine.com
"Password-Protect the Outlook Express In-Box" by PCMagazine.com
Password Manager, Form Filler, Password Generator, Fill Forms, Save
Passwords Has both a Free and a $$$ Fee
Based $$$ versions.
SeePassword $$$ Fee Based
View Passwords Free!
PC Magazine Utilities From A-Z
PC Magazine Indexed List of Utilities
PC World's Complete Guide To Digital Entertainment ***
Cover subjects such as: Desktops, Digital
Cameras, Digital Entertainment, DVD Drive & Recorders, E-mail, Laptops,
Monitors, Office Tools, Printers, Spyware & Security, Upgrades, and Windows
PC World's Editor in Chief, Harry McCracken.
Free Diagnostic Testing.
PDFCreator By Source Forge.net. Free!
Photopic Sky Survey "The Photopic Sky Survey is a 5,000 megapixel
photograph of the entire night sky stitched together from 37,440 exposures"
Tools Toolbar "Picture Tools is an Internet Explorer plug-in which
assists in browsing picture gallery web sites."
PowerToys for Microsoft Windows XP Free downloads for Windows XP Users.
Process Explorer v9.0 By P.C. World. "This excavation can be a big help
when you're trying to figure out which background processes you dare shut
ProcessLibrary.com Free Process Information. Check out a process to see
if it is ok or if it is "bad stuff."
Programs Running in the Background:
You can pull
these up bysimultaneously holding down the following button on your
keyboard; CTRL - ALT-DELETE. This pulls up a window that you can then "click
on" the "Task Manager" button. Click on the "Processes" tab. See next link
the program (if you need help to do this) you have several options. Enter
the program into
and see if you get a valid result. You can get much information from a PC
"Which Background Programs Can I Close?" An
"What's this program running on my machine?" by Leo Notenboom
A very useful program to disable some of these programs is
Startup Cop Pro 2: Control Windows Start Up which is a free program
offered by PC Magazine!
Purrint v14A Free Download. Lets you print out your screen using the
"Print Screen Key." PC World.com.
Quintessential Media Player Ad Free Media Player.
Pro Freeware. Prevents your system from being infected while downloading
Reactivate XP: Call Microsoft at 888-571-2048.
You will need your Product Key.
Real Alternative (Media Classic) Use in place of Real Player to avoid
Real Player issues and problems.
Reinstall Windows XP:
"Start-To-Finish Guide, How To Reinstall Windows" by Smart Computing
Tips & Projects, Slipstream Your Next Windows XP Installation" by Smart
The Milk Remember The Milk is the easiest and best way to manage your
to-do lists online.
Rookits, Anti-[Antivirus & Spyware] PC Magazine Article and Links to
Software to Fight Malware (Viruses & Spyware)
Readiness Test to See If You Can Upgrade to Windows XPPC
RegSeeker v1.35 Beta
Clean out Your Registry files that are full of clutter. BE SURE TO
BACK UP YOUR REGISTRY FIRST!
Rootkit Detective By McAfee. Detects rootkits and helps rid your
computer of them. Free.
Rubber Roller Rejuvenator Can "Restores grip to rollers in all types of
office equipment - Indispensible for most common jam problems..."
Satellite High Speed Internet Providers:
Screen Capture Program:
SnagIt 9 By TechSmith
Search Engine Watch A Daily Newsletter. Free and
$$$ Fee $$$ Based
Send To Menu:
"Edit the Send To Menu,"
Neil J. Rubenking, PC Magazine, 05.04.04
Shields Up See if any ports are open on your computer. Hackers love open
Site24x7 Monitors web sites and generates a report.
Site Information Tool "Enter the site's URL you want to get information
for." By Webmaster Tips
Software Links to this Web Site!
Sounds Find Sounds on the Web
Spam Links to Another Page on this Website!
Spam Revealer (Astilbe Revealer) [Spam]You
can use this to possibly get a "spamers" true address.
Spider Test Tool
SpoofStick *** Free. "SpoofStick is a simple browser extension that
helps users detect spoofed (fake) websites." By CoreStreet Real Time
Credentials. For Internet Explorer and FireFox (separate downloads).
Spybot Search & Destroy PC World Magazine. Free
Fee Based $$$.
SpyHunter V 1.5.81 $$$
Fee Based $$$.
SpywareBlaster "Prevent the installation of spyware and other
potentially unwanted software!"
Spyware Warrior Forums Free
Startup Cop Pro2 *** Controls What Programs Start Up! PC Magazine.
Safe Online By National Cyber Security Alliance
System Tray -
Keep it from hiding part of the contentsRight click the "Start" Button.
Select "Taskbar" tab. Then uncheck "Hide Inactive Icons" at the bottom of
TapeCalc2 Tape Calculator for Your Computer
Free By Protonic.com
Support, Free 2 By PChelpforum.com
Support Guy Help on the Net!
Text Messages to Cell Phones From Your Computer,
Instruction by Carrier:
TinyURL.com Converts long URL's to Tiny URL's! Free.
"To Do" Lists:
"Three Free Tools to Archive (Locally) Any Web Page or Web Site, View
Content Offline" By Gary Price, Resource Shelf.com
Progressive Methods, Inc. (Typewriters.com). 2734 East Ponce De Leon
Decatur, GA 30030, Toll Free (866) 377-8973, Phone (404) 377-1848 , Fax
(404) 377-0366. Since 1958. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
URL Discombobulator v1.7.1 Karen Ware.com
(Shorten URL Links!):
Three Types - Flash Drives, Hard Drive & U3:A Portable Platform.
Magazine - February 7 2006
Version Tracker Tracks
patches for thousands of apps!
HAMSTER Free Video Converter
Virtual Chase.com "Offers
articles, guides, teaching materials, an alert service and more on Internet
research strategies and resources." You can use this to check up on a site!
W3 World Wide Web (WWW) Consortium
WebFerret For Internet Explorer
Web Host Magazine Get the Scoop on
Web Hosting Companies!
Web Services, Free:
Num Sum "Easy, Sharable Web Spreadsheets"
"Write, Share, Revise, Compare."
Certificates, Understanding By the United States Computer Emergency
Readiness Team (US-CERT).
My E-Mail, Addresses, and Calendars? PC World, December 2004
Whatis.com "Definitions for
thousands of the most current IT-related words."
Wi-Fi enabled locations "The
Wi-Fi-FreeSpot™ Directory is a listing of Wi-Fi enabled locations that offer
Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access."
WinGuard Pro 2004 Free Edition
Password Protection. "...password
protect your programs, windows and web pages..."
"...the quickest and easiest way to delete temporary files from your
system." By Stephen Gould. Free!
Windows Media Encoder A free download that you can to make a screen
Windows Taskbar (Toolbar): If your taskbar
moves to a different position on your screen, here is how to get it back to
its original upright position: Put your cursor on an empty area of the
taskbar; holding down the left mouse key, drag the mouse where you want the
taskbar to reside. There will be no visible movement until your get the
"invisible" taskbar near the location that you want to move the taskbar.
This will not work if you have your taskbar "locked." You locked the taskbar
by placing the cursor on an empty area of the taskbar and then "right
clicking" your mouse. Then left click "lock the taskbar."
Install Windows XP on Your Pre-Installed Windows Vista Computer
WinPatrol "...sniffs out malicious "mysteryware" , web attacks and
parasites that may assault your computer." Free and
$$$ Fee $$$ Based !
Fi Locator By Skyhook Wireless Inc.
Wireless Networking Information Circuit City.com
Yahoo! Briefcase You can store
files online for free!
buzz Yahoo Buzz
You Send It.com
Send a file up to one gigabyte. Free!
Ziff Davis Web Buyer's Guide
"...powerful search tools and practical product categories to find the
technology products and services you need and the vendors who can supply