Here's my latest little secret. FileHippo.
FileHippo is a file storage site full of free software. I will be directing you here quite a bit
Here's the link to FileHippo
Here's what you'll see. Lot's of good free stuff. soak it up.
Here you will find CCleaner, Spybot, Defraggler and so many more bits of good free software.
Make sure you also download and use there file update checker. I use it.
Keeping you safe and warm. Cheers.
Checked for links and relevance, April 2014. Still very relevant for Windows XP and Windows 7
This is my site for links to Genuine Free Stuff as well as some useful advice. I use most of these programs regularly. It's good gear. It's all worth having.
** April 2014. Major revamp and update for relevance happening, especially now that support for Windows XP has ended, and now that we all are addicted to our Android phones. A lot of old stuff is going.
This post in particular started this whole website...
I have been building and using computers since about the Ice Age, from DOS 3 through to Windows 7.
I have been mucking about with mobile phones for quite some time, using Symbian S60 and then Android.
Press F8 at boot to start in safe mode - Windows XP and 7
To see the details of you computer, download, install and run 'Speccy' - shows Operating System, Firewall, Anti-virus and hardware.
If you think you have a virus, start here 'Free Online Virus Scan'. Try any or all, and be patient.