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Essential Programs

Get a Firewall

  • What is a firewall?
  • A firewall is a device or program that interfaces the network to the outside world and shields the network from unauthorized users. The firewall does this by blocking certain types of traffic. For example, some firewalls permit only electronic mail traffic to enter the network from elsewhere. This helps protect the network against attacks made to other network resources, such as sensitive files, databases, and applications.
  • Firewalls are a must, they help keep intruders from gaining access to your computer without your knowledge.
Comodo Personal Firewall Totally Free Personal Firewall application from Comodo. (Free for personal and business use)
The download is a 30 day trial of full features, but it continues to work with most functionality after the 30 day trial period. Comparison between the free and pay version can be found here.
Zone Alarm Really nice Free personal firewall from Zone Labs.
Personal Firewall Plus Non-Free Firewall Software provided by Mcafee.

Get an Antivirus Program

  • What is an Antivirus Program?
  • An Antivirus Program is a program/software distributed by different software manufactures to help protect a PC from being infected with a virus. Live updates and weekly virus scanning is essential.
Comodo Antivirus Totally Free Antivirus Software provided by Comodo. (Free for personal and business use)
AVG Antivirus Free Antivirus Software. (Free for personal use only!)
NOD32 Antivirus Non-Free Antivirus Software provided by eset.
(If your willing to pay for AV we recommend NOD32)

Remove Adware/Spyware

  • What is Adware/Spyware?
  • Adware/Spyware is software that may have been installed on your computer by a remote site. Many free utilities that you download from the Internet will install hidden software that sends details of the websites you visit and other information from your computer (which can include your email address) to advertisers so they can target you with popup ads and spam.
Adaware Free for personal use. Lavasoft also offers a professional version for a small fee. Which runs in the background to stop Adware on the fly, much like an antivirus software would.
Spybot Seek & Destroy Completely Free Adware/Spyware removal tool.
Spy Sweeper Spy Sweeper unfortunately is not a free application; but when the free applications don't do the job this one will.

Other Useful Utilities & Links
7-Zip Open source Windows utility for manipulating archives. Formats 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR are supported fully, other formats can be unpacked.
TUGZip TUGZip is a Free alternative to the popular archive management software Winzip.
CCleaner A simple program that removes unused and temporary files from Windows machines.
Empty Temp Folders Emtpy Temp Folders is a piece of software that will automatically remove temporary files on your PC that could
make it run slower and make programs randomly crash.
Password Generator Small web based program that will create more secure passwords for you to use. (Opens in a new Browser Window)
*NOTE* Only works with Windows XP Service Pack 2!
This is a batch file I wrote with a menu that lets you check the status, enable, and disable the new Windows XP built in Firewall.
aboutme Aboutme is a small shell script I wrote that displays a lot of information about the machine it is ran on. Including uptime, disk usage, processor type, kernel information, to name a few. Screenshot opens in a new window.
Vim Cheat Sheet If you use a *nix operating system, this is my editor of choice. It's a little overwhelming at first, but this cheat sheet will help you understand vi / vim. Thanks again to http://www.ssel.montana.edu/HowTo/ for the sheet.

Another really helpful cheat sheet for vim. Viemu Cheat Sheet

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