Best FREE software
Posted on 2008-01-24
I am looking for your opinions here.... I have a few of my own that I will throw in, but looking to expand my knowledge in the area!
I am a network administrator in the US Army and a Computer Information Technology major in college. As you can imagine, I work with people that have very little money to spend on software! I try to recommend the best FREE software that I can think of, so that they have at least something to work with... What are your opinions on the FREE stuff?
Usually they need the following:
I always recommend Avast! It sees to have awesome update capabilities and I love the boot time scan option! Is there anything else out that that is as good with the boot time scan option?
This seems to be the biggest new request! I am always at a loss as to what is the best, what is good, and what is worthless! For time I have been suggesting the obvious... Spybot S&D, Windows Defender, Ad-Aware, SpywareBlaster, AVG Anti-rootkit, CW Shredder, and COMODO Firewall. What else is out there that is FREE and worth a darn?
The best I found is OxygenOffice Professional 2.3! Anything better out there?
Dont know much in this category, but have heard about TuneXP 1.5 and ZSoft Uninstaller! Are they any good and is there anything else out there that is better?
and for the parents:
The only free protection I have tried out is K9 Web Protection. Seems to work pretty well!
I know the old saying you get what you pay for, but many of the people I work with have no Pay to get More! Please let me know of what you use, what works, etc... so that I can help these guys out more!