Free Desktop Software

MyUninstaller lists applications that don't include themselves in the standard Add/Remove Programs list. You'll now be able to uninstall a software gremlin even if Add/Remove doesn't see it. Another nice feature is the information you can gather on any application by double-clicking the entry. MyUninstaller loads the list of the installed applications from the Registry, and gathers information about each installation item.
Power Crypt
PowerCrypt is a powerful file encoder. Make sure your files are protected with a 100% secure encryption algorithm, which is not resolveable by the NSA nor CIA. You can encode multiple files at a time, manage your archives and compress data for a better disk space usage. The program can also be used to send encrypted email attachments and more. PowerCrypt is easy to use, offers maximum security and fast encryption.
DScaler is an application that applies complex algorithms to video information to clean up the picture that is displayed on your computer from cable, VHS, or DVD. It will also reduce video noise on analog sources, automatically calibrate video capture cards for optimal brightness, contrast and color, manipulate video through gamma, sharpness and other filters and reduce judder and other video timing anomalies.
CM Disk Cleaner
The author says that CM DiskCleaner is a disk cleaning application developed to keep your computer in good shape. It can find and delete zero byte files, broken shortcuts and temporary files. It also has an option to allow the user to design and test custom filters. Another nice feature is the ability to backup files before deleting them and to restore them if needed.
NMap Free Stealth Port Scanner
Nmap (Network Mapper) is an open source utility for network exploration or security auditing. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, although it works fine against single hosts. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services (ports) they are offering, what operating system (and OS version) they are running, what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use, and dozens of other characteristics. Nmap runs on most types of computers, and both console and graphical versions are available.
Icon Studio
If you've ever thought of creating your own icons, then Icon Studio is the tool for you. Create icons in 16 or 256 colors by using some simple tools such as a pen, pencil, brush, eraser, a color picker and circles and rectangles.
Tight VNC Remote Network Access
TightVNC is an enhanced VNC client/server package designed to operate in low bandwidth situations. With TightVNC, you can see the desktop of a remote computer and control it by using your local mouse and keyboard, just as if you were sitting in the front of the other computer.
This program will allow you to search a hard drive and find duplicate files. It can find files that are duplicates, files that have the same file name and files that are duplicates and have the same file name. It can also locate zero byte files. The program can automatically delete files based on certain attributes or leave the decision up to the user.
Peer Guardian
PeerGuardian claims to help users of peer-to-peer networks by providing a database of IP addresses known to belong to 'informants' who will turn you in for your file sharing habits. Peer Guardian helps by closing connections on certain IP addresses. It can also, optionally, log all connections made to your computer so that you can cross-reference the connection date and time with a particular IP address if you receive a letter from the RIAA ordering you to stop sharing files. Peer Guardian is not 100% effective, however, it does claim to have one of the most up-to-date databases of its kind. The best way not to get caught and sued...don't share files. However, if you insist, then this may help you.
SpamPal is a mail classification program that can help separate spam from the mail you really want to read. SpamPal sits between your email program and your mailbox, checking your email as you retrieve it. Any email messages that SpamPal considers to be spam will be tagged with a special header; you simply configure your email client to filter anything with this header into a separate folder and spam won't be mixed up with the rest of your email anymore!
Automated computer encryption is finally here. Selected files and folders are automatically encrypted when the computer is shutdown and decrypted when you log in. MaxCrypt offers a GUI for adding files and folders to the user encryption list, AES finalist 256-bit Twofish encryption algorithm, easy right click 'on the fly' decrypting of files and many more features. It runs on systems with Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP.
When you're ready to retire your old computer, whether you donate it or throw it away, you do not want the information on the hard drive available to the next person who may use it. Emaxx is a professional data deletion program from CONVAR. Using the new direct DMA support, data can be deleted from hard drives in high speed mode with speeds up to 3.3 GB per minute. Simply install the program to a floppy, then boot from that floppy and your files will be erased without a chance of recovery. The file deletion method meets the strict deletion requirements of the US military.
ASCII Picture Generator
The ASCII Generator (ASCGEN) is a 32-bit Windows text editor that allows anyone to easily convert images into artwork created from text characters.
Si Meter
Monitor numerous aspects of you computer and network. These small monitors are stackable and can display information about your CPU, network activity, hard drive activity/space, memory, date and time and processes.
VLC (VideoLAN Client)
VLC is a cross-platform media player and streaming server. VLC plays DVDs, VCDs, DivX, video streams, and supports MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg and more. It works under Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.
Image Browser Arctic
An image management tool which allows you to view, edit, and convert digital images. It comes equipped with many features for sharing images online and creating self-deploying slide shows. Image Browser Arctic is free to use and supports most major graphic formats.
Got a scanner and a printer? Why not combine the two into a photocopy machine? Simply put a document on your scanner's glass, start Photocopier and press its Copy button. After a few moments your printer produces a copy of the document. Photocopier takes the hassle out of scanning. There are no difficult settings to adjust and it is very user friendly.
7 Zip
7-Zip is a file archiver with one of the highest compression ratios available when using the 7z format. It also supports ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, CPIO, RPM and DEB, for ZIP and GZIP formats 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than that provided by PKZip and WinZip. There is self-extracting capability for the 7z format, integration with Windows Shell, a powerful file manager, a command line version, a plugin for FAR Manager and it supports 40 languages.

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