Here is a list of my top 6 free utilities. A must have for every computer user.
1. ZoneAlarm – This is a great free software firewall that checks if any application is making strange outgoing connections. You need to be a little computer savvy to know when to allow and when to deny connections, though. Still the best in it’s class.
3. EditPad – A cool general purpose text editor that is light years ahead of NotePad. You can open multiple windows, wordwrap, autoindent, etc. The Lite version is free.
4. PowerToys for XP – A host of cool utilities such as Command Prompt Here for dropping into the correct DOS directory and TweakUI which allows you to make adjustments to your Windows environment. The best feature of TweakUI is the Paranoia tab that allows you to clear out your history buffers.
6. Trend Micro’s House Call – Fast becoming my virus checking program of choice. Online scanner is useful for checking systems where you feel the local Norton or McAfee has been compromised.