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FREE FULL VERSIONS: e-Surveiller, Smart PC 3




BYTESIZE: Video reviews of the latest hardware, gadgets and gizmo's from the PC World Test Centre.

BEST BUY REVIEWS: ADSL2 Modems, DVD Burners, LCD Monitors, Notebooks, PCs, Projectors, TV Tuner Cards, Wireless Routers

WIRELESS: AirSnare, iPig, NetStumbler

SECURITY: Ad Aware 1.06, Avast! Antivirus Home Edition 4.6, Avast! Virus Cleaner, CCleaner 1.27, CWShredder 2.19, EncryptOnClick, FraudEliminator 2.4, IMSecure 1.0, SpamPal 1.5.9, Spybot Search and Destroy 1.4, Sygate Personal Firewall 5.6, ZoneAlarm 6

AUDIO/VIDEO: Audacity 1.2.4b, Audiograbber 1.83, DivX 6, Jet Audio 6.2.4, Juice 2.2, Kristal, QuickTime 7, RealPlayer 10, Windows Media Player 10

ESSENTIALS: Adobe Reader 7.0.7, DeepBurner 1.7, IZArc ZIP 3.5, OpenOffice 2, pdf995, SyncBack 3.2.9

FREE GRAPHICS APPLICATIONS: AMP Font Viewer 3.70, IrfanView 3.97, PhotoFiltre 6.2.2, Picasa 2, ScreenHunter 4, The Gimp 2.2.10

LINUX: Fedora 5, Firefox 1.5, Gaim 1.5.0, Thunderbird 1.0.7, Wine

INTERNET TOOLS: AI Roboform 6.6.7, Azureus 2.4, Buyertools Reminder 1.5, FileZilla 2.2, Free Download Manager 1.9, GMail Drive 1.0.9, MSN Messenger 7.5, NetMeter, Pluck 2, Shareaza 2.2, Skype 2, ShockWave & Flash Player, Thunderbird 1.5, Trillian 3.1

DIAGNOSE, RECOVER & REPAIR: CDCheck 3.1.9, PC Inspector File Recovery 4, Partition Logic 0.61, PC Wizard 2006, Startup Control Panel, Windows Boot Files

WEB DEVELOPMENT: First Page 2006, Listmessenger Lite, MySQL 5, MySQL Administrator 1.1.9, PHP 5.1.2 Installer, phpAdsNew 2.0.7, phpBB, Web CEO 5.6, Xenu Link Sleuth

WEB BROWSERS: Firefox 1.5, Internet Explorer 6 SP1, Mozilla 1.7.12, Netscape 8.1, Opera 8.5

HELPSCREEN & HERE'S HOW: Autoruns 8.5, AutoStreamer, Avast! Antivirus Home Edition 4.6, Disk Speed, Driver Cleaner Professional, Sandra 2005 SR3, Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!, USBInfo 1.3 Trial, WinPatrol

PATCHES & UPDATES: ATI Radeon CATALYST 6.3, NVIDIA ForceWare 84.21, Ad-Aware Definitions Update, Avast! 4.6 Definitions Update, Norton Antivirus Definitions Update, Spybot S&D Definitions Update, .NET Framework Runtime 2.0, DirectX 9.0c, Nero Update, Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.5, Visual Basic

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