List of Free & Open Source Software Downloads

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the flaming hermit
Freeware Utilities List

Here's a list of useful freeware applications, arranged alphabetically by category. If you wish to add to the list or make a correction, post your suggestion in this thread and I (or another mod) will revise the list.

AVG - AVG Anti-Virus and Internet Security - Real-time protection against viruses, spyware and malicious websites
Avast - avast! antivirus - high security and protection from malware with anti-spyware and anti-rootkit software built in
AntiVir - Free antivirus - Avira AntiVir
Panda ActiveScan - ActiveScan 2.0 - A second opinion on the security of your PC

Audio Players:
Foobar2000 - foobar2000
Sonique - Lycos
iTunes - Apple - iPod + iTunes
jetAudio -
QCD - Quintessential Player » Play, Rip, Manage and Enjoy your music
Winamp - Winamp Media Player - MP3, Multimedia, and Music Player

Audio Utilities:
CDex - CDex | Open Source Digital Audio CD Extractor with more than 32,000,000 downloads
dbPowerAMP Music Converter - dBpoweramp Music Converter

CD Recording:
ASPI Drivers - Adaptec - Technical Support
CD/DVD Burner XP - CDBurnerXP: Introduction and News
Burn 4 Free - free dvd copy cd dvd burner audio data shrink dvd - burn4free freeware

CD Utilities:
Daemon Tools -

Download Managers:
WackGet -
LeechGet - LeechGet - The ultimate download utility
wget for Windows -

PGP Freeware Edition - PGP Corporation - Downloads
Axcrypt - Axantum Software AB | AxCrypt | File Encryption Software
GnuPG - The GNU Privacy Guard -

ZoneAlarm - ZoneAlarm by Check Point - Award winning PC Protection, Antivirus, Firewall, Anti-Spyware, Identity Protection, and much more.
Sygate Personal Firewall - Business Solutions - Symantec Corp.
Kerio Personal Firewall - Free Firewall Download - Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall
Outpost -

GUI Utilities:
Tclock - TClock
IconPhile -
PowerMenu - Abstract Path: PowerMenu
Glass2k -
D-Color XP -
CursorXP - CursorXP Options
MobyDock - moby dock windows free software at
Samurize - - Samurize News - Samurize is gaining popularity! - News

Image Viewers:
IrfanView - IrfanView - Official Homepage - one of the most popular viewers worldwide
iBrowser - Freeware image viewer. 14 languages and 50+ image formats supported.
AhaView - Ahaview Lite- free image viewer and converter

Instant Messaging:
Miranda IM - Miranda IM - Home of the Miranda IM client. Smaller, Faster, Easier
Gaim - Home | Pidgin
Trillian - Cerulean Studios -> Downloads
Yahoo Instant Messenger - Yahoo! Messenger - Chat, Instant message, SMS, PC Calls and More
MSN Messenger - Windows Live Messenger
AOL Instant Messenger - Instant Messenger - AIM - Instant Message Your Online Buddies for Free - AIM
ICQ - - community, people search and messaging service!
Jabber - | open instant messaging and presence

Putty Telnet/SSH Client - PuTTY: a free telnet/ssh client
IP Tools - IP-Tools - 19 network utilities
Ethereal Protocol Analyzer -
HyperTerminal Private Edition - Hilgraeve, Inc. - Terminal Emulation and File Transfer Software
RealVNC - RealVNC - RealVNC remote control software
Nmap - Nmap - Free Security Scanner For Network Exploration & Security Audits.

ActivePerl -
jEdit - jEdit - Programmer's Text Editor - overview
Dev-C++ - Bloodshed Software - Providing Free Software to the internet community
MySQL - MySQL :: The world's most popular open source database
SciTE - Scintilla and SciTE

Publication/Document Manipulation: - download: Downloads
AbiWord - AbiWord Downloads

Spyware Protection:
Ad-Aware - Ad-Aware @ Lavasoft - The Original Anti-Spyware Company - Lavasoft
Spybot: Search & Destroy - The home of Spybot-S&D!
CWShredder -
Hijack This -
SpywareBlaster - Javacool Software

System Utilities:
BootVis - |MG| BootVis
Resource Hacker - Resource Hacker
PC Inspector File Recovery - CONVAR & PCinspector Data Recovery Datenrettung recupero dati datarecovery récupération données
Motherboard Monitor -
WCPUID - H.Oda!'s Home Page
EasyBCD - Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies

Video Players:
BSPlayer - Movie player, Media player, video player, multimedia player, divx player, free player -
Core Media Player -
Media Player Classic - Files
VideoLAN - VideoLAN - Free and Open Source software and video streaming solutions for every OS!
Zoom Player - - Zoom Player Download

Video Utilities:
KVCD - Redirect page
VirtualDUB - Welcome to! -

Web Browsers:
Mozilla FireFox - Mozilla Downloads
Mozilla - - Home of the Mozilla Project
Netscape - Home :: The Netscape Archive
MyIE2 -
Avantbrowser - Avant Browser::Home
SlimBrowser - Slim Browser: Tabbed web browser with popup killer

Web/FTP Servers:
SlimFTPd - SlimFTPd 3.181 - WhitSoft Development
Filezilla - FileZilla - The free FTP solution
Xitami - Welcome To
Apache - Welcome! - The Apache Software Foundation
Savant - Savant Web Server


In Runtime
For Anti Spyware :

Hijack This

Both from here (and other free software...including a Kazaa removal tool):

System Utilities:

Try these here (includes Process eXPlorer):


also dont forget your ASPI Drivers (or is this under CD burning?):

talking (virtual) CD's what about Daemon Tools?

Video Utilities

TMPGe (the free version for avi to VCD).


Daemon Poster
spyware guard and spyware blaster
spyware blaster will block spyware from comming in when you surf the net(compatible with IE, mozilla and firefox) and spyware guard is a resident scanner.

IE hosts

The IE hosts file blocks ads, banners, cookies, web bugs, and even most hijackers. This is accomplished by blocking the Server that supplies these little gems.

Example - the following entry blocks all files supplied by the DoubleClick Server to the web page you are viewing. This also prevents the server from tracking your movements.It Now includes most major parasites, hijackers and unwanted Search Engines!
In many cases this can speed the loading of web pages by not having to wait for these ads, banners, hit counters, etc. to load.
This also helps to protect your Privacy by blocking servers that track your viewing habits, known as "click-thru tracking".

IE-SPYAD puts over 5000 sites in your restricted zone, so you'll be protected when you visit innocent-looking sites that aren't actually innocent at all.



the flaming hermit
LobosBlanco, I added SpywareBlaster and IE-SPYAD, but left out the hosts file tutorial.. I'm trying to keep the list restricted to software rather than tweaks and tutorials :)

Thanks for your submissions! :)
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