Gizmo's Best

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1. Security / Privacy / Encryption

1.1. Best Free Anti-Virus Software

1.1.1. Avira AntiVir Personal Edition

1.2. Best Free Firewall

1.2.1. Sunbelt-Sunbelt-Kerio Personal Firewall

1.3. Best Free Adware/Spyware/Scumware Remover

1.3.1. SuperAntiSpyware

1.4. Best Free Trojan Scanner/Trojan Remover

1.4.1. a2 (a-squared)

1.5. Best Free Anonymous Surfing Service

1.5.1. OperaTor

1.6. Best Free File Cleaner

1.6.1. CCleaner

1.7. Best Free Rootkit Scanner/Remover

1.7.1. Panda Anti Rootkit

1.8. Best Free Secure Erase Utility

1.8.1. Eraser

1.9. Best Free Browser Protection Utility

1.9.1. Sandboxie

1.10. Best Free Intrusion Prevention and Detection Utility for Home Use (HIPS)

1.10.1. ThreatFire

1.11. Best Free Add-ins for Internet Explorer

1.12. Best Free Software Update Monitor

1.12.1. Personal Software Inspector

1.13. Best Free Browser Scrubber

1.14. Best Free File Encryption Utility

1.15. Best Free Bookmark Cleaner

1.16. Best Free Parental Filter

1.17. Best Free Web Form Filler/Password Manager

1.18. Best Free Folder Hiding Utility

1.19. Best Free Drive Encryption Utility

1.20. Best Free Spam Filter for the Average User

1.21. Best Free Encryption Utility for Personal Use at Work

1.22. Best Free Route Tracer

1.23. Best Free Binary File Text Extractor

1.24. Best Free Network Analysis Tools

2. Enhancements to Windows / Desktop

2.1. Links

2.2. Best Free Digital Image Viewer

2.3. Best Free PDF Writer

2.4. Best Free Web Browser

2.5. Best Free Screen Capture Utility

2.6. Best Free File Manager

2.7. Best Free Download Manager

2.8. Best Free Paint Program

2.9. Best Free File Archiver/Zip Utility

2.10. Best Free Virtual Desktop Manager

2.11. Best Free Text Editor

2.12. Best Free Tray Clock Replacement

2.13. Best Free Program Launcher

2.14. Best Free Disk Space Analyzer

2.15. Best Free Sticky Notes Utility

2.16. Best Free Rename Utility

2.17. Best Free Desktop Search Utility

2.18. Best Free Web Form Filler/Password Manager

2.19. Best Free Start Menu Replacement

2.20. Best Free Hotkey / Macro Recorder Utility

2.21. Best Free Program Scheduler

2.22. Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility

2.23. Best Free Search and Replace Utility

2.24. Best Free Spell-Checker

2.25. Best Free Font Manager

2.26. Best Free Boilerplate Text Manager

2.27. Best Free Windows Toolbar Backup

2.28. Best Free Application Minimizer

2.29. Best Free Popup Stopper

2.30. Windows Shell Replacement

2.31. Best File Open/Save As Manager

3. System utilities / Backup / Data recovery

3.1. Best Free CD / DVD Burning Software

3.2. Best Free Disk De-fragmenter

3.3. Best Free Vista Tweaks

3.4. Best Free Program Un-installer

3.5. Best Free Memory Optimizer

3.6. Best Free Drive Imaging Program

3.7. Best Free Startup Manager

3.8. Best Free Remote Access Software

3.9. Best Free System Information Utility

3.10. Best Free CD Recovery Utility

3.11. Best Free Registry Editor

3.12. Best Free Program Launcher

3.13. Best Free Data Recovery / File Un-delete Utility

3.14. Best Free Windows Driver Backup

3.15. Best Free Rename Utility

3.16. Best Free Process Viewer

3.17. Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility

3.18. Best Free Web Site Ripper

3.19. Best Free Memory Testing Utility

3.20. Best Free File Copy Utility

3.21. Best Free NFO Viewer

3.22. Best Free Program Scheduler

3.23. Best Free Search and Replace Utility

3.24. Best Free Time Correction Utility

3.25. Best Free Outlook Express Backup

3.26. Best Free Software Cataloging Utility

3.27. Best Free Resource Meter

3.28. Best Free Windows Toolbar Backup

4. Office / Administration / Personal productivity

4.1. Best Free PDF Writer

4.2. Best Free Software Suite

4.3. Best Free Email Client

4.4. Best Free File Manager

4.5. Best Free File Archiver/Zip Utility

4.6. Best Free Virtual Desktop Manager

4.7. Best Free Personal Finance Software

4.8. Best Free Program Launcher

4.9. Best Free Project Time-keeping Utility

4.10. Best Free PIM

4.11. Best Free Sticky Notes Utility

4.12. Best Free Project Manager

4.13. Best Free Desktop Search Utility

4.14. Best Free Outlook Add-ins

4.15. Best Free Non-Adobe PDF Reader

4.16. Best Free Outliner

4.17. Best Free Spam Filter for the Average User

4.18. Best Free Business Accounting and CRM Software

4.19. Best Free Timesheet Program

4.20. Best Free Word Processor - Jarte a New Face in Town!

4.21. Best Free Office Suite Replacements

4.22. Best Free Hotkey / Macro Recorder Utility

4.23. Best Free File Comparison Utility

4.24. Best Free Reminder/To-Do Program

4.25. Best Free Web Mail Accessory

4.26. Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility

4.27. Best Free Spell-Checker

4.28. Best Free File / Disk Catalog Organizer

4.29. Best Free Font Manager

4.30. Best Free Dictionary/Thesaurus Utility

4.31. Best Free Notes Organizer

4.32. Best Free Boilerplate Text Manager

4.33. Best Free Software Cataloging Utility

4.34. Best Free Income Tax Filing Software/Service

4.35. Best Free Search Toolbar

4.36. Best Free Stock Trade Alerts

4.37. Best Free Free-Form Database (Cardfile)

4.38. Best Free Information Collection Utility

4.39. Best Electronic Book Reader

4.40. Best Free Internet Business Guide

4.41. Best Keyboard / Mouse control software

5. Technical / Programming

5.1. Best Free HTML Editor

5.2. Best Free Remote Access Software

5.3. Best Free System Information Utility

5.4. Best Free TCP Settings Tweaker

5.5. Best Free CD Recovery Utility

5.6. Best Free Text Editor

5.7. Best Free Registry Editor

5.8. Best Free Disk Health Monitoring Utility

5.9. Best Free Rename Utility

5.10. Best Free Process Viewer

5.11. Best Free Route Tracer

5.12. Best Free File Comparison Utility

5.13. Best Free Program Scheduler

5.14. Best Free Search and Replace Utility

5.15. Best Free Hex Editor

5.16. Best Free Binary File Text Extractor

5.17. Best Free Web Site Link Checker

5.18. Best Free Database Development Tool

5.19. AutoIt v3

6. Internet: Email / IM / FTP / File sharing / Download managements

6.1. Best Free Firewall

6.2. Best Free Anonymous Surfing Service

6.3. Best Free Web Browser

6.4. Best Free Email Client

6.5. Best Free BitTorrent Client

6.6. Best Free HTML Editor

6.7. Best Free Add-ins for Internet Explorer

6.8. Best Free Download Manager

6.9. Best Free Remote Access Software

6.10. Best Free Streaming Media Recorder

6.11. Best Free Instant Messaging Client

6.12. Best Free TCP Settings Tweaker

6.13. Best Free Browser Scrubber

6.14. Best Free FTP Client

6.15. Best Free PIM

6.16. Best Free Bookmark Cleaner

6.17. Best Free Outlook Add-ins

6.18. Best Free Web Site Ripper

6.19. Best Free Spam Filter for the Average User

6.20. Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator

6.21. Best Free Download / Upload Meter

6.22. Best Free Route Tracer

6.23. Best Free Wi-Fi Network Finder Utility

6.24. Best Free Web Mail Accessory

6.25. Best Free Outlook Express Backup

6.26. Best Free Search Toolbar

6.27. Best Firefox Add-ons

6.28. Best Free Popup Stopper

6.29. Best Free Web Site Link Checker

6.30. Best Free Browser-based File Transfer Software

6.31. Best Free Internet Business Guide

6.32. Best Free Spam Filter for Experienced Users

7. Computer maintenance / Performance

7.1. Best Free PC Tune-up Utility

7.2. Best Free Disk De-fragmenter

7.3. Best Free Registry Cleaner

7.4. Best Free File Cleaner

7.5. Best Free Program Un-installer

7.6. Best Free Memory Optimizer

7.7. Best Free Backup Program

7.8. Best Free Startup Manager

7.9. Best Free Software Update Monitor

7.10. Best Free System Information Utility

7.11. Best Free TCP Settings Tweaker

7.12. Best Free Registry Editor

7.13. Best Free Duplicate File Detector

7.14. Best Free Disk Space Analyzer

7.15. Best Free Windows Driver Backup

7.16. Best Free Disk Health Monitoring Utility

7.17. Best Free Rename Utility

7.18. Best Free Process Viewer

7.19. Best Free Bookmark Cleaner

7.20. Best Free Memory Testing Utility

7.21. Best Free File / Disk Catalog Organizer

8. Audio / Video / CD / DVD­

8.1. Best Free CD / DVD Burning Software

8.2. Best Free Media Player

8.3. Best Free Digital Image Viewer

8.4. Best Free Audio / Video Format Conversion Program

8.5. Best Free Screen Capture Utility

8.6. Best Free Online TV Viewer

8.7. Best Free Video Editor

8.8. Best Free Streaming Media Recorder

8.9. Best Free CD Recovery Utility

8.10. Best Free Audio Editing Software

8.11. Best Free CD Ripper

8.12. Best Free DVD Collection Software

8.13. Best Free Screen Session Recorder

8.14. Best Free Video Accelerator

8.15. Best Free File / Disk Catalog Organizer

9. Digital imaging / Photo software­

9.1. Best Free Digital Image Viewer

9.2. Best Free Digital Editor

9.3. Best Free Screen Capture Utility

9.4. Best Free High Dynamic Range (HDR) Software

9.5. Best Free Paint Program

9.6. Best Free Digital Photo Organizer

9.7. Best Free Vector Graphics Editor

9.8. Best Free Digital Image Stitcher

9.9. Best Free Photo Noise Reduction Software

10. Applications

10.1. Best Free Software Suite

10.2. Best Free Digital Editor

10.3. Best Free HTML Editor

10.4. Best Free Personal Finance Software

10.5. Best Free CD Recovery Utility

10.6. Best Free Project Time-keeping Utility

10.7. Best Free Vector Graphics Editor

10.8. Best Free Project Manager

10.9. Best Free Outliner

10.10. Best Free Business Accounting and CRM Software

10.11. Best Free Timesheet Program

10.12. Best Free Bible Study Software

10.13. Best Free Word Processor - Jarte a New Face in Town!

10.14. Best Free NFO Viewer

10.15. Best Free Desktop Publishing Program

10.16. Best Free Time Correction Utility

10.17. Best Free Vista 64 bit Software

10.18. Best Free Income Tax Filing Software/Service

10.19. Best Free Telnet/SSH Terminal Emulator

10.20. Best Free Stock Trade Alerts

10.21. Best Homebrew (Beer Recipe) Software

10.22. Best Free Information Collection Utility

10.23. Best Free Multiple Timezone World Clock

10.24. Best Free Business Intelligence Software

10.25. Best Free Genealogy / Family Tree Software

11. Best tech websites

11.1. Best Sites for Windows Tips, Tricks and Tweaking

11.2. Best Free Technical Support Sites

11.3. Best Computer Security Sites

11.4. Best Troubleshooting Sites

11.5. Best Sites for Scripts, Drivers and Fonts

11.6. Best PC Support Resource Sites

11.7. Best PC Glossaries, Guides and Tutorials

11.8. Best Commercial Technical Support Sites

12. How-to guides and tutorials

12.1. How to Make Vista Run Faster

12.2. How to Back up Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird

12.3. How to Disable Internet Explorer

12.4. How to Make Firefox Load Faster

12.5. Gizmo's Guide to Securing Your PC

12.6. How to Move the My Documents Folder

12.7. The Three Most Under-utilized Keyboard Shortcuts

12.8. How to Install Firefox

12.9. How to Hide a Windows Folder

12.10. Never Re-install Windows Again Part 2: Partitioning your hard drive

12.11. Optimizing µTorrent for Speed

12.12. How to Remove Google Text Ads

12.13. Migrating to Mozilla Firefox

12.14. Never Re-install Windows Again: Part 1

12.15. How to Work With Audio CD .CDA Files

12.16. How to Surf More Securely

12.17. Understanding Codecs

12.18. Never Re-install Windows Again Part 3: Imaging your hard drive

12.19. How to Unlock Extra Functions on Canon Compact Digital Cameras

12.20. Free Downloadable PDF Tech Guides and Tutorials

12.21. How to Create a Bootable Rescue CD

12.22. How to Remove the NAG Screen from Diskeeper Lite

12.23. How to Improve Your Security When Using a Public Terminal

12.24. How to Schedule Programs to Run Automatically

12.25. Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed

12.26. How to Remove Unwanted Formatting from Text

12.27. How to Disable the Microsoft Java Virtual Machine (MSJVM)

12.28. Optimizing Bittorrent Clients for Speed

12.29. How to Backup the Windows Registry

12.30. How to Reduce Spam

12.31. How to Use Mouse Shortcuts

12.32. How to Convert Youtube or Google videos to iPod, PSP, etc on Mac for free

12.33. Optimizing the Transmission Bittorrent Client for Speed

12.34. Searching for Torrents (Popular Torrent Search Sites)

12.35. How to Find Out Which Windows Process is Using a File

12.36. Finding Legal (and Free) Torrents

12.37. How to Find Out the Real Manufacturer of a Recordable DVD

12.38. Optimizing BitComet for Speed

12.39. How to update Firefox or Thunderbird addons to work with a new release

13. User contributed articles

13.1. Review: Acronis True Image vs Symantec Ghost

13.2. Logo Contest

13.3. Gizmo's Desert Island Utilities

13.4. Review: Ubuntu 8.04 - "Hardy Heron"

13.5. Understanding Codecs

13.6. A Brief History of Personal Computers

13.7. Review: the Cheapest Inkjet Cartridges Sites

13.8. Free Legal Information on the Web

13.9. A Brief History of Personal Computers Part 2

13.10. Best Free Website Forum Software

13.11. A Guide to Portable Applications

13.12. Forum Software Reviewed

13.13. The Best Resources for Smartphones and PDA's

13.14. Encryption is Not Enough

13.15. Someone's Malware Removal Guide

13.16. Computers and Your Health

13.17. Someone's Cleanup Kit

13.18. What is Bittorrent?

13.19. Continuous Ink System (CIS)

13.20. What is bittorrent?

14. User contributed lists

14.1. The Best Free Portable Applications

14.2. The Best Resources for Smartphones and PDA's

14.3. Mike Dutch's

15. How you can contribute

16. Most popular articles

17. Recent posts

18. Newsletter

19. Forums

19.1. Freeware forum

19.1.1. I want a freeware program that ...

19.1.2. Freeware installation and usage problems

19.2. PC problems forum

19.2.1. Hardware problems

19.2.2. Software problems

19.3. Site forum

19.3.1. Suggestions and comments

19.3.2. Site problems

19.4. Debating chamber

19.4.1. Best Firefox Extensions

19.4.2. Bittorrent Clients

19.4.3. Desktop Search Utilities

19.4.4. Memory Optimizer

19.4.5. Program Un-Installer

19.4.6. Anti virus scanners