Computer Maintenance

Keep your computer virus & spyware free with Free Downloads from is the leading open-source office software suite 
for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, 
databases and more. It is available in many languages and works 
on all common computers. 

This program will open documents from all versions of Microsoft 

Open Office from Sun Microsystems

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning 
tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows 
to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also 
cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet 
history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry 
cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking 
less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)


Mozilla's Web Browser, Firefox, is safer for your computer than 
Internet Explorer.  It protects your computer against viruses, 
spyware, adware, malware, popups and other bad things more 
effectively than Internet Explorer.

Mozilla FireFox

VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for 
various audio and video formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and 
various streaming protocols without external codec or program.

VLC DVD decoder

Adobe Reader software is the global standard for electronic 
document sharing. It is the only PDF file viewer that can open 
and interact with  all PDF documents. Use Adobe Reader to view, 
search, digitally sign, verify, print, and collaborate on Adobe 
PDF files.

Adobe Reader

Adobe Flash Player is the high performance, lightweight, highly 
expressive client runtime that delivers powerful and consistent 
user experiences across major operating systems, browsers, mobile 
phones and devices.

Flash Player

Java software allows you to run applications called "applets" 
that are written in the Java programming language. These applets 
allow you to have a much richer experience online than simply 
interacting with static HTML pages


Shockwave Player is the web standard for powerful multimedia 
playback. The Shockwave Player allows you to view interactive web 
content like games, business presentations, entertainment, and 
advertisements from your web browser.

Shockwave Player

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is trusted antivirus and antispyware 
protection for Windows available to download for free. In 
addition, the new included LinkScanner® Active Surf-Shield checks 
web pages for threats at the only time that matters – when you're 
about to click that link.

AVG Anti-Virus Free has these following features:

    * Award-winning antivirus and antispyware
    * Real-time safe internet surfing and searching
    * Quality proven by 80 million of users
    * Easy to download, install and use
    * Protection against viruses and spyware
    * Compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is only available for single computer 
use for home and non commercial use.

AVG Antivirus

Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a 
relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-
virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behavior 
to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without 
your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies.

If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven't
intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or 
if your home page has been "hijacked" (or changed without your 
knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware. 

Spybot Search & Destroy

Spyware, adware, browser hijackers, and dialers are some of the
fastest-growing threats on the Internet today. By simply browsing 
to a web page, you could find your computer to be the brand-new 
host of one of these unwanted fiends!

The most important step you can take is to secure your system. And
SpywareBlaster is the most powerful protection program available.

    * Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, 
browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted 
    * Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and 
    * Restrict the actions of potentially unwanted sites in 

Spyware Blaster

Security Tool, otherwise known as SecurityTool, is a rogue anti-
spyware program from the same family as System Security. This 
program is promoted through the use of Trojans and web pop-ups. 
When this rogue is promoted via a Trojan it will be installed 
onto your computer without your permission or knowledge. When 
promoted via web pop-ups, you will be shown a pop-up when
browsing the web that states your computer is infected. If you 
click on the pop-up you will be brought to a page that shows an 
advertisement that pretends to be a fake online anti-malware 
scanner. At the end of the advertisement, it will state that 
there are infections and then prompt you to download and
install Security Tool onto your computer.

The only thing I did differently was to start the computer 
in "Safe Mode"  To start a computer in safe mode, hit F8 while 
the computer is booting.  Select "Safe Mode with networking"  
This boots the computer utilizing a minimum of drivers and 
support software.
Security Tool Removal

shockwave decompression

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