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STCGServices Big Ole List of Links
  • AVG Free: http://free.avg.com/us-en/free-antivirus-download
    Freeware Anti-Virus.  Good stuff in a pinch, it will protect you from most threats.  Be sure to update often and scan anytime you feel a change in your PCs performance or odd behavior.  AVG will present you with a paid version quite often.  As long as you don't click on it or the "Try out the full version" buttons, you should be able to use this free indeffinately.  Alt link: http://www.avg.com/ (follow links to free version, not "Trial Version".
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com
    The number 1 social networking site!  Gotta love it!
  • Google: http://www.google.com/
    The BEST search engine on the planet, bar none!  Whenever I need to research something, ANYTHING, Google is my goto!  You can even word your search as something like "What is the latest Service Pack for Windows 7?" and it will give a good answer complete with download locations!  All of the major software companies like Microsoft. Kaspersky, Veritas, and so on have thier knowledgebases indexed with Google, so how could you go wrong?
  • MalwareBytes Free: http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    This one is used by just about every techie I know.  MalwareBytes is good at finding and removing Malware, that stufff that isn't quite a virus but will certainly act like one.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.  Be sure to select the free version, it is an on-demand scanner which will not protect you unless you explicitly run it.
  • OpenOffice: http://www.openoffice.org/
    An excellent alternative to Microsoft Office, this software will handle most Office format files.  Be aware, you can sometimes get odd results, but for the most part, it does what it is advertized to do.
  • SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/
    Excellent source of freeware on the net.  This stull all falls under the Open Source movement.  Some of it is may actually come off as try-before-you-buy, its none the less an excellent resource.
  • The Gimp: http://www.gimp.org/
    Short for Graphic Image Manipulation Program, the Gimp is a freeware version of Photoshop with just about all the same features.  Excellent stuff!