Friday July 25 2014

Online Resources:

Online information and downloadable resources. Most all of the downloadable resources are free or nearly free (you may find some shareware software here that may cost a small donation to the people who wrote them). This page is updated as I come across info I think is worth it. If there is something you are looking for and can't find it, contact us and we will try to help.


Informational Resources:

Webopedia - is a free online dictionary for words, phrases and abbreviations that are related to computer and Internet technology. Webopedia provides easy-to-understand definitions in plain language, avoiding the use of heavy jargon when possible so that the site is accessible to users with a wide range of computer knowledge.

TechRepublic - The ultimate peer-to-peer experience, providing actionable information, tools and member services to help Techies get their jobs done. TechRepublic serves the needs of the IT professionals providing information and tools for IT support.

Speed Test
- The most relevant Internet Broadband Speed Test site with results that are easy read and understand.

Virus & E-mail Hoaxes - Virus hoaxes are uncovered on a regular basis. Hoaxes usually arrive in the form of an email. They contain bogus warnings usually intent only on frightening or misleading users. The best course of action is to merely delete these hoax emails. Please refer to this page whenever you receive what appears to be a bogus message regarding a new virus, or promotion that sounds too good to be true...

Microsoft Knowledge Base
- Search Microsoft's Knowledge Base for information about your product including troubleshooting steps, solutions to common issues, how-to's, and latest downloads.

Events and Errors Message Center
-    Find detailed message explanations, recommended user actions, and links to additional support and resources for Event Viewer Error Messages. These values can be found in the Event Viewer logs.

IPv4 addresses
- Converting Octets to Binary and Decimal Calculator.

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Downloadable Resources:

Ultimate Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) Remover: You did install the latest updates recommended by Windows, now you get a message saying: this copy of Widows is not genuine, you may be victim of software counterfeiting. Here is the ultimate Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) remover for those who are getting annoyed by the Windows Genuine Advantage popping up every few second

Trillian: Trillian is a fully featured, stand-alone, skinnable chat client that supports AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo Messenger, and IRC. It provides capabilities not possible with original network clients, while supporting standard features such as audio chat, file transfers, group chats, chat rooms, buddy icons, multiple simultaneous connections to the same network, server-side contact importing, typing notification, direct connection (AIM), proxy support, encrypted messaging (AIM/ICQ), SMS support, and privacy settings.

MalwareBytes:  Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is an anti-malware application that can thoroughly remove even the most advanced malware. It includes a number of features, including a built in protection monitor that blocks malicious processes before they even start.

Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware: AVG Free Edition is the well-known anti-virus protection tool, trusted by 70 millions of users. AVG Free is available free-of-charge to home users for the life of the product! Rapid virus database updates are available for the lifetime of the product, thereby providing the high-level of detection capability that millions of users around the world trust to protect their computers. AVG Free is easy-to-use and will not slow your system down (low system resource requirements).

OpenOffice: is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

GIMP: is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.

Popup Manager: Pop-up Manager is an intelligent pop-up blocker that allows the pop-ups you want and blocks those you don't. Pop-up Manager places a small window in the corner of each Internet Explorer window. If the window is green, no pop-ups have been blocked on the current page. If the window is red, pop-ups have been blocked. Hovering over the red window shows the user the list of E icons that represent the blocked pop-ups; hovering over an icon allows the user to see the title and URL of the blocked pop-up; and clicking the E allows the pop-up to open.

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