Free Downloadable Software
Disclaimer: All the following programs have been found to be effective in their intended use. However, ITS assumes no responsibility for problems that might arise on your PC as a result of installing any of these programs and can provide little or no end user support. You will need to be familiar with installing software and capable of following on-screen instructions and Help files. Please consult each program's built in user documentation which is typically accessible via the program's Help Menu.
Categories:Messiah Resnet Software; Accountability Software; Antivirus Software; Spyware, Adware, Pop-up Utilities; Internet Browsers (& Browser Tools); File Compression/Decompression Utilities; Media Burners & Players; Miscellaneous
Click on the software title to begin downloading the corresponding application. All of the software listed below is Free!
MESSIAH RESNET SOFTWARE
Resnet Software Package
This is the "all-in-one" setup that will install the Messiah Filespace, Email and Password Icons onto your computer.
This software allows you to initiate internet surfing accountability.
Safe Families - Internet Filtering Software
This is an Internet Filtering and Parental Control Software for Windows XP users only.
Blue Coat K9 Web Protection
Blue Coat® K9 Web Protection is a content filtering solution for your home computer. Its job is to provide you with a family-safe Internet experience, where YOU control the Internet content that enters your home. K9 Web Protection implements the same enterprise-class Web filtering technology used by Blue Coat's Fortune 500 customers around the world, wrapped in simple, friendly, and reliable software for your Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista computer.
Students should use AVG Antivirus
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is one of the most popular solutions to provide basic security protection on home and non-commercial PCs. We invite you to join the millions of users around the world who rely on AVG's unique award-winning detection methods by downloading AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition.
SPYWARE, ADWARE, POP-UP UTILITIES
SpyBot Search & Destroy
Spybot - Search & Destroy is an adware and spyware detection and removal tool. This includes removal of certain advertising components, that may gather statistics as well as detection of various key logging and other spy utilities. In addition, it also securely removes PC and Internet usage tracks, including browser history, temporary pages, cookies (with option to keep selected) and more. Click here for instructions.
SpywareBlaster doesn`t scan and clean for so-called spyware, but prevents it from being installed in the first place. It achieves this by disabling the CLSIDs of popular spyware ActiveX controls, and also prevents the installation of any of them via a web page. This allows you to run Internet Explorer with Active-X enabled, but it will never download or even prompt you for any of the known ActiveX controls. All other Active-X controls or plug-ins will work fine. The SpywareBlaster database contains information on these known spyware Active-X controls and can be updated with the click of a button. Click here for instructions.
Ad-Aware is designed to provide advanced protection from known Data-mining, aggressive advertising, Parasites, Scumware, selected traditional Trojans, Dialers, Malware, Browser hijackers, and tracking components. Click here for instructions.
WEB BROWSERS (& Browser Tools)
Please note, the latest versions of the following browsers may or may not work with certain applications on our network (namely MCSquare and Banner). Please check with the ITS Helpdesk or Student Computer Services prior to installing if you have any questions.
Mozilla's Web Browser
AM Deadlink is a utility that detects dead links and duplicates in browser bookmarks and text files. If a bookmark has become unavailable you can verify and delete it permanently. Additionally you can download FavIcons for all your Favorites and Bookmarks.
FILE COMPRESSION / DE-COMPRESSION UTILITIES
Important Note: "Zip" format compression/de-compression functionality is already built into Windows XP. You DO NOT need any additional software to Zip/UnZip files in Windows XP. If you need to de-compress other compression formats, you may want to consider one of the following...
ZipGenius lets you compress files to almost any kind of archive. ZipGenius supports more than 20 compressed archive formats, including CD/DVD-ROM image files in ISO9660 standard. This is the file compression suite you were searching for: it is free and easy to use, plus it supports more than 20 formats of compressed archives, including RAR, ARJ, ACE, CAB, SQX, OpenOffice.org documents and the excellent 7-zip. ZipGenius now can precompress executable files going to be added to a ZIP archive through the UPX compressor.
If you find yourself receiving compressed files from Macintosh users, you'll want to have Stuffit Expander installed on your computer. Expander gives you access to all the following formats StuffIt™ (.sit, .sea) Zip (.zip), including encrypted archives. UU (.uu, .uue, .enc) BinHex (.hqx) GZip (.gz, .tgz) Arc (.arc) MIME/Base 64 (.mime) Bzip (.bzip, .bz, .bz2, .tbz) LHa (.lha, .lzh) Private File™ (.pf), Aladdin's encryption file format Arj (.arj) Rar (.rar).
MEDIA BURNERS & PLAYERS
A great alternative if Microsoft Media Player is not able to play the video format that you are trying to watch.
Apple's player for viewing files saved in Apple's QuickTime format.
If you want a Quicktime file format player that has more features than Quicktime and you would rather not be subject to Apple's promotion of other products, Quicktime Alternative may be just what you're looking for!
A free player for opening files saved in Real Networks' "Real" format.
A full-featured CD/DVD burning application.
Media Player Classic
It has a built in DVD player with real-time zoom, support for AVI subtitles, QuickTime and RealVideo support (requires QuickTime and/or Real Player); built-in MPEG2/SVCD/DVD codec. It also supports SVCD/CVD selectable subtitles and lots more. The best part about Media Player Classic is the ability to modify the filters when playing your favorite video files
ITS does not provide end user support for software obtained via this Web page. You will need to be familiar with installing software and capable of following on-screen instructions and utilizing Help files.
Get a handle on the junk files that are left behind on your PC after installing/uninstalling applications, browsing the Web, etc. CCleaner is a system optimization and privacy 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. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)
JR Directory Printer
The JR Directory Printer Utility allows you to print a listing of every file contained within a directory and/or subdirectory(ies).
This image retouching program allows you to adjustment an image and apply filters. Filters allow you to adjust brightness, contrast, dyed, saturation, gamma correction, and also artistic filters include watercolor, pastels, Indian ink, pointillism and puzzle effect. This application is particularly useful if you manipulate images for web pages or work with graphics regularly and do not have the time to learn PhotoShop or similar "professional level" graphics programs. Additional plugins, masks and tutorials can be obtained at no cost from the developer's web site.
CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs).