Links to FREE Programs!

 

Here are some helpful links for you. They are from companies that offer free versions of their software. These are some programs we use at RITE CLIK Computers almost everyday.

 

 

Free Anti Virus Programs

AVG

AVG Anti-Virus Software (Free Edition)

With AVG Internet Security, and their most advanced protection. You don't have to worry about identity theft, spam or viruses. And it'll even prevent you from accidentally visiting harmful sites.

Avira

AntiVir Personal Edition Classic

Cnet.com writes: "Avira's AntiVir remains one of the best freeware security solutions around. Its scans are flexible, allowing the user to fully scan both internal and external hard drives."

Avast

Avast! Home Edition

Free Antivirus with built in anti-spyware represents the best FREE antivirus protection currently available on the market. This edition is free for non-commercial & home use only.

Useful Free Programs
VLC Player

VLC Player

VLC is a free, open source multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. Highly recommended over Windows Media Player!

Winamp

Winamp

Originally a music player, Winamp has become a fairly good mulitmedia player which allows you to listen, watch and manage music, video, podcasts and internet radio on your desktop and devices.

Faststone Viewer

FastStone Image Viewer

An image browser, converter and editor that supports all major graphic formats and camera raw files. It has a nice array of features such as image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping, color adjustments, musical slideshow and much more.

Open Office

Open Office

The leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It's an excellent alternative to Microsoft Office and it can even read and write files in Office formats!

Thunderbird

Thunderbird

A free open source, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. A good alternative to Microsoft's Outlook or Outlook Express.

7-zip

7-Zip

The fix-all archiving/un-zipping program. It basically fills in all the gaps in your system's compression abilities. Multi-file RAR packages, Mac-formatted archives, and even ISO images can all be opened.

Gimp

Gimp

When it comes to image manipulation, there’s really only two options right now: Photoshop and GIMP. GIMP doesn’t quite capture the usability and polish of Adobe’s offering, but its totally free! A lot cheaper than $700 or so that Photoshop will run you.

Foxit Reader

Foxit PDF Reader

A free lightweight application that replaces Adobe Reader for reading PDF files. The program launches faster than Reader! Just be careful when you installing to uncheck the Ask.com toolbar and eBay icon options.

Skype

Skype

Offering high quality, peer-to-peer VOIP chatting with video conferencing functionality., Skype easily earns our recommendation for all your internet telephony needs.

Dropbox

Dropbox

Use and save your files, from anywhere. Any file you save to Dropbox also instantly saves to your computers, phones, and the Dropbox website. 2GB free, up to 100GB available. Works with Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.

   
Internet Service Providers
Cogeco

Cogeco Cable

Offers speeds up to 50 Mbps at a fair monthly price but be warned, the extra usage charges add up fast!

Bell

Bell Canada

DSL & Fibre-optic offerings with speeds up to 25 Mbps and decent monthly rates. Again there are limits on the transfer usage.

Rogers

Rogers Mobile Internet

High speed and wireless mobile internet access wherever you go. Plans include monthly and pre-paid options, but be sure to read the fine print as we've been told extra usage is very expensive!

GBC

Galaxy Broadband

High speed satellite internet service, no matter where you are. Galaxy owns its own Hub offering the only Canadian-based Satellite Internet platform.

Cable Cable

Cable Cable

Local company offering high speed cable and wireless internet packages. Worth a serious look if you are located within their area of coverage.

Nexicom

Nexicom

Another company offering DSL, Cable and Wireless services depending on your location. Good rates.

telnet

Telnet

Offers DSL and dial-up plans for anyone who still cannot access high speed.

Teksavvy

Teksavvy

This DSL based ISP offers packages with speeds up to 25 Mbps. They have an unlimited usage package! The prices are good too! Highly recommended!

Xplornet

Xplornet

Wireless and satellite connections allows access to rural and remote customers who would otherwise have no access to high-speed Internet. Xplornet offers home and business packages at speeds up to 5mbps.

Ruralwave

Ruralwave

High speed internet for rural customers! Operates at up to 7 Mbps through wireless connections. Requires an installation fee of $99.

 
Internet Browsers
Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer

The most widely used browser, as it comes bundled with Windows. We don't recommend it as it suffers from security issues.

Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

A free and open source web browser. As of March 2011, Firefox is the second most widely used browser, with approximately 30% of worldwide usage share.

Chrome

Google Chrome

Developed by Google, as of July 2011, Chrome was the third most widely used browser, according to Stat Counter.

Safari

Safari

Developed by Apple for the Mac OS now has a version that supports Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7.

Opera

Opera

Another alternative browser offered free of charge for personal computers and mobile phones.

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Other Links

 

These programs and guides are not free but we thought they might be of interest to you anyway!

 

 

Online Training

Free Online Training!

 

 

Registry Cleaner

Registry Cleaner

 

 

 

Your Guide to Facebook!

Too old for Facebook?

 

 

Learn about Twitter!

Twitter Guide

 

 

Watch TV Online!

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Make Money

Taking Surveys!

Take Surveys at Home- Make Money

 

 

Get Paid to Play Video Games!

Become a Game Tester

 

 

 

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