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This freeware downloads page exists because some great software developers give away software for free, or 'freeware'. From this location you can download and install a variety of sought after programs that will make your computer very useful, very quickly. An extremely resourceful page for any website administrator. Helpful also to basic computer users who may need to re-install their operating system and for those that build computer systems from zero.

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Software for Download




Email Software

File Compression


FTP Clients

Image Editing

PDF Viewer

PHP Stuff

Video Utils

Web Browsers

Older Apps

Image Editing


Website Freebies

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Freeware: (Free + Ware)
noun; Copyrighted software that is downloaded from the Internet for which there is no charge. (Source: McGraw-Hill)

noun; Software, often written by enthusiasts and distributed at no charge by users' groups, or via the World-Wide Web, electronic mail, bulletin boards, Usenet, or other electronic media. (footnote: Attorney, Programmer and editor of PC World Magazine 'Andrew Fluegelman' trademarked the term though this has not been enforced since his disappearance in 1985). (Source:

synonyms: 'shareware' 'free software' 'public domain software'.


Ad-Aware Download

Ad-Aware SE Personal

Ad-Aware SE Personal by Lavasoft is among the most popular of spyware removal tools today. Download Free full version (93 Mb)

Spybot Download

Spybot - Search & Destroy

If you seek a fast download with the power to sweep your system clean of spyware then Spybot's Search and Destroy is a great freeware program to download and install on your computer. Safer Networking's "Spybot - Search & Destroy" maintains a comprehensive database of adware and other system invaders and will test and repair your system against them. Download Free full version (16 Mb)


Avast Download

Avast home edition

Avast home edition will work for 60 days if you install and use it in the demo mode. Otherwise, at any time, you can register by filling in the E-mail registration form and they will email you your free license key which is valid for 1 year. After this, you simply re-register each year. This is a great virus scanner with many features. Download the Free full version installation file now (40 Mb)

HouseCall Download

AVG free

AVG free is a very popular award winning anti-virus program. The latest version is a 'forever' Free download (check conditions). Check your system meets requirements. Upfront registration needed to download the program.

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Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free anti-virus program offered to legitimate holders of their operating systems for XP, Vista and Windows 7. Of course your operating system software must pass their "Activation" process in order to download and use it.

HouseCall Download

Trend Micro HouseCall

Trend Micro HouseCall will check your computer for viruses online, while you wait! (32-bit) or (64-bit) scans available. Small download required to get you started.

Defrag Software

Defraggler Download

Piriform Defraggler

Defraggler is one of Piriform's freeware offerings. Defraggler can defrag just one or many files. Excellent to do spot defrag on annoying fragmented drives. Download Free full version (4 Mb)

Email Software

Thunderbird Download

Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird. Many features including tabbed browsing for emails (like firefox), Archive button, multiple email accounts, add-ons, filters, etc. Download Free full version (9 Mb)

File Compression



Rarlab's WinRAR has been around a very long time and favoured by many of the most creative developers, and is included as a must have link. WinRar can create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format. Long capable of zipping gigantic files, WinRar is a most powerful compression tool. Though WinRAR just keeps working, it is not really freeware and cashed up folks should throw a registration their way for all their good work. WinRar is a must have software addition. Download Free full version from the official website. Select "downloads" from the menu on the left for the exact WinRar version you are looking for. (2 Mb)


ZoneAlarm Download


ZoneAlarm Free Firewall blocks hackers from infiltrating your home PC by hiding your computer from unsolicited network traffic. By detecting and preventing intrusions, ZoneAlarm Free Firewall keeps your PC free from viruses that slow down performance, and spyware that steals your personal information, passwords, and financial data. (38 Mb)

comodo Download

Comodo Firewall

Comodo Free "Basic" Firewall offers an alternative to those who are put off by the humungous zonealarm log files. Comodo offer a few free packages aimed at the business minded. You can get the firewall separately or bundled with their free anti-virus.

FTP Clients

FileZilla Download


Your .htaccess are visible with this FileZilla FTP download. A Mozilla (the firefox guys) download, so you know this is going to be a trustworthy and powerful program and it is. FileZilla is a free FTP solution and you can choose either client or server software. Cnet's editor's choice award in april 2009. Lets you download or upload multiple files at once from and to several servers. FileZilla is highly recommended. (6 Mb)

Image Editing

irfan Download

iView 4.27

A million+ downloads per month, iView by irfanview is an excellent Website Administrator tool. iView is able to display graphics and video formats including flash. iView comes highly recommended from many of my peers too. This is what it says on the website, and it's true... IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, 2008, Vista and Windows 7. It is trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals... and iView does a great job of it! Download Free full version (2 Mb). Free Plugin filters available from the iView website.

inkscape Download

Inkscape 0.48

Someways similar to Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape remains a free download and is a Vector Graphics Editor with some very excellent powerful tools. Inkscape is a HTML5 must have software. Compiled download packages of Inkscape are available for Windows, Mac and Linux in a variety of formats. Download Free full 0.48 Inkscpae through the icon above. (version 0.47=38 Mb)

PDF Viewer

Adobe Download

Adobe Reader

You can download smaller previous versions from this link - or - get their new PDF file viewer capable of opening and interacting with all PDF documents. You can view, search, digitally sign, verify, print, and collaborate on Adobe PDF files with this new version too. (45 Mb)

PHP Stuff

This is an older copy (2008 version which is actually quite recent for this zip) of the which we have made available for download because the current official resource is unavailable. Use this to compile VC6 (32bit x86) versions of Php for use on Microsoft Windows. It will unzip correctly into the various needed subdirectories as referenced in many older tutorials around the net. (1.2 Mb)

This is obviously a newer version of the binary-tools. Many of the included files are identical to the above zip however, the directory structure that this one zips into will not match the tutorial guides for earlier Php VC6 compilation. Only a few of the contained files are newer. Given the May 2011 date of this zip file it may only be best suited to VC9 compilations. (1.4 Mb)

Video Utils

Adobe Download

Super C

A free multi-format video converter. Download this excellent video conversion tool. Super C can convert virtually any video format to any other video format. Or use it as a multi-format video player. This link takes you directly to the download page (which gives you the latest version) and you will find the download link near the bottom of the page. If you mess with video, and you haven't used this tool as yet, you are in for a real treat. This is a simple yet highly recommended software install for any student, novice or advanced user in the field of video editing. Warning: Using this software may cause you to ditch all other video software you are currently using (29 Mb).

Web Browsers

Firefox Download


Mozilla's firefox is a fully featured stand alone web browser with many very resourceful plugins available including enhancements to SEO and FTP functionality. I have been recommending firefox to all my friends for years. I use it. Firefox is the best freeware website browser. It is small and therefore a very fast free download. If i had my way, Firefox is the software that would be bundled with all microsoft products, not internet explorer. Download and install firefox right now for free and see why. Download Free full version (8 Mb)

Older Application Software

Image Editing

Paint Shop Pro 5 Download

Paint Shop Pro 5

Paint Shop Pro 5 packs great punch for it's size. Quick load time with excellent basic filters and a great array of standard editing features makes this version absolutely great for fast tweaking of graphics. This version has been offered a few times as a full free version in PC Format and PC Plus Magazines. Since Corel purchased the PSP range from Jasc, it seems to be 30 day trial only now. You might need to be inventive and step into the nether regions, like perhaps define a more precise search for on Google if you want to find the these other released versions. (There's also a great PSP5 Tutorial Here - 7 Mb too)