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Please be aware that much of the software linked to or mentioned on this forum is niche and therefore infrequently downloaded. Lots of anti-virus scanners and so-called malware detectors like to flag infrequently downloaded software as bad until it is either downloaded enough times, or its developer actually bothers with getting each individual release allow listed by every single AV vendor. You can do many people a great favor when encountering such a "problem" example by submitting them to your AV vendor for examination. For almost everything on this forum, it is a false positive.
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Essential Software

Reply #225
After seeing this post about useful free apps, and because I didn't saw STDU Viewer there (no marketing at all I guess) I would like to promote it here:

It's free PDF/DJVU/XPS... reader and fastest I know off (it's even fast on P1 with reasonable documents), with features like slim view, tabbed documents, bookmarks, great search (regexp option), restore document state at opening...

What else could one want for reading/browsing pleasure?
I would recommend it to a friend

Essential Software

Reply #226
Windows Blinds (Windows theme software)
Firefox (Internet browser freeware)
PHP-Designer (Multilanguage editor software)
Rainmeter (Desktop cuztomising freeware)
Propellerhead Reason (Music making software)
Foobar2000 (Music player freeware)
Fraps (Screenshot software)
Steam (Online-store source for PC games)
Photoshop CS5 (Image editing software)
Deamon Tools (Virual CD/DVD drives freeware/software)
AVG Internet Antivirus (Antivirus software)

Essential Software

Reply #227
wow some of the older stuff that I posted on here is really dated.

One piece of software that I discovered a couple years ago has proven to be quite useful now and then for me: XVI32, a freeware hex editor.

Now some of the recommended software here already includes a hex editor with everything else.  I'm not a big fan of one piece of software that can do everything.  I prefer things that have a specific task for a specific use.  XVI32 is that way for me.  If you need to look at or look for raw bytes in a file, this is the tool to do it.  It's stripped down compared to WinHex, which was recommended in the very first post, but I think it's better for looking at files.

Essential Software

Reply #228
Here is my list of favourite SW

DISK CLEANER - (Best TEMP FILE REMOVER i have ever found)

REGSEEKER - (BEST REG CLEANER I HAVE EVER FOUND (First time using it removed over 800 keys!)) Plus it does so much more.....

MyIE2 - (BEST BROWSER I HAVE EVER FOUND (Uses the IE engine with an option for Gecko (Version 9.27.68)))


DR. TCP - (Excellent program to TWEAK your settings for faster speeds,etc)


Essential Software

Reply #229
If you happen to have an old bt848, bt849, or bt878 (or related later Connexant chips, I believe) analogue TV card, DScaler will give it a new life (assuming you still have analogue TV signals at your place  ...or want to convert to DVDs those old VHS tapes; or have a digital TV tuner/converter box):

Alternatively, K!TV is another very good option:

I always saw them as similar to foobar2k - light and powerful.

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