Saturday, April 28, 2012

Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Corp.

anti-virus and malware protection Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. The product replaces Windows Defender for malware protection and adds additional anti-virus, rootkit and Trojan scanning capabilities. It offers automatic updates, optional scanning of archive files, support for removable drives, email attachment scanning and more. There are also some advanced options to exclude files by type and location as well as customizable alert actions.

Publisher Microsoft Corp. (37) Popularity 99
Price Free O/S XP/Vista/7
Version 4.0 ...history Requirements None
Last updated Apr 25, 2012 File Size 10047 Kb

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Foundation

open source web browser Mozilla Firefox is an independent web browser that offers tabbed browsing combined with numerous handy features like popup blocking, Live Bookmarks (RSS integration), password manager and more. The functionality can be extended with dozens of freely available plug-ins (Extensions). Firefox can import all your Internet Explorer Favorites as well as some other settings, so switching is made easy. The default features of Firefox are good for general web surfing. An abundant collection of freely available extensions (add-ons) allow you to easily add the features you want and customize the browser to fit your needs. Firefox is now releasing major versions every couple months or so, e.g. they went from 4.0 to 10.0 in less than a year... so be prepared for frequent stability and compatibility issues, especially if you are using a lot of extensions.

Publisher Mozilla Foundation (2) Popularity 66
Price Free O/S 2000/XP/Vista/7
Version 12.0 ...history Requirements None
Last updated Apr 25, 2012 File Size 15956 Kb


TightVNC Group

remote computing tool TightVNC is an enhanced version of VNC, which is optimized to work over slow network connections such as low-speed modem links. It allows you to access your computer desktop remotely via a client program or with a web browser, using the built in HTTP server. While original VNC can be very slow when your connection is not fast enough, TightVNC allows you to work remotely almost in real time in most environments. Besides bandwidth optimizations, TightVNC also includes many other improvements, optimizations and bugfixes over the original VNC. TightVNC is compatible with the standard VNC.

Publisher TightVNC Group Popularity 55
Price Free O/S Win (All)
Version 2.5.1 ...history Requirements None
Last updated Apr 27, 2012 File Size 647 Kb

Monday, April 23, 2012

Google Earth

Google, Inc

  • Price:Free
download Google Earth Download Now 2000/XP/Vista/7
interactive satellite maps Google Earth allows you to view global imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop. Just type in the address or location, and watch the interactive 3D navigate to that location, zooming in to street level (you can actually see cars on the street). Along with the detailed satellite images, you can pan and zoom, mark locations, and activate layers that show points of interests like banks, schools, restaurants shopping areas and much more. In addition to the standard satellite view, Google Earth also includes a tilt feature that allows you to render the map in a realistic 3D perspective that shows elevations levels. Additional features include on-screen measuring, emailing and printing of map views, personal places and more. The latest version also allows you to explore stars, constellations, galaxies and more.
Publisher Google, Inc. (6) Popularity 66
Price Free O/S 2000/XP/Vista/7
Version ...history Requirements None
Last updated Apr 21, 2012 File Size 17049 Kb