These are free general computer resources and defences

The freeware version of Ad-aware is compatible with Windows 98/98SE/ME/NT4, Windows 2000 + Windows XP ®. With its ability to comprehensively scan your computer for known datamining, aggressive advertising, and tracking components, Ad-aware will provide the user with the confidence to surf the Internet knowing that their privacy will remain intact.
Brilliant! This is a free non-commercial version which can be set to update automatically. Click below to download. Go to our computer section for more free 'Must Haves' If you subscribe to the full version you can protect against Spyware, SPAM and AVG gives you a Firewall - basically everything!
You will need this the play the radio and other audio files. It is free. The link will take you to the download point.
PC users click below to download Microsoft's much improved internet browser Explorer 7. This will allow you to have several homepages and to print out this site's publicity materials correctly.
This site is sponsored by the British Government and leading businesses to give free, objective advice:

1. Protect your PC
Block viruses, hackers and other threats

2.Protect yourself
Protect your family, money and privacy

3.Protect your business
Advice for small businesses
This is a FREE personal firewall that is easily set up by following the instructions on the Sygate site. It allows easy monitoring of a single computer or a number of home-networked computers.
Firewall Protection. ZoneAlarm is free for individual and not-for-profit charitable entity use (excluding governmental entities and educational institutions). Setting up should be straightforward if you are using a single computer. If you have your own network then you may have a problem with the client computers gaining access to the Internet. If you would like help then e-mail Dick at dick@2day.ws or phone 07801371687.
BBC site with tips on using the web - beginners guide to the internet
Blender is a free, comprehensive animation package. It is quite complicated - but does everything! Good luck!
Computer Manuals - UK mail order computer book specialist
This website seeks to give a way into the wealth of government data (UK Public Sector information and data) which government are opening up for reuse.
A free package which provides a wonderfully simple and quick way to convert ordinary pictures into images suitable to either email or put on a website. Note if you are using this system on this site make sure that you have cropped the images square first!
A quite extraordinarily good free package to manipulate photos and graphics. A must if you are putting photos on your Microportal. (Photos must be reduced to 40k max for the main picture and 4k max for the little ones!)
Information about the entire range of Microsoft's software - operating systems, productivity software, games, reference, development tools and more.
A clever system that corrects your computer clock. It uses an atomic clock which is accurate within 1 millionth of a second - sufficient for most people! It comes back periodically to check that you are still right. If you use this system you can be sure that the time shown at the top of you Microportal is right.
UK-based organization provides low-cost computer systems with assistive technology for individuals with special needs.
Computer news,products and jobs
This site tells you what your computer's number or IP address is. This can be very useful.
Brilliant! This is a free non-commercial version which can be set to update automatically. You simply click on this link and then on download at the very bottom of the screen. Then follow the very simple on screen instructions. (Yes to most things.) Make sure that you click the update box and run the programme on the scheduler once a day.
An excellent free Virus remover to check a computer suspected to have a virus. On this link you will be able to run the programme - or download it free.
Internet Filtering Software. Free software to protect you from ‘adult’ sites and any other web-based material you may find inappropriate
Stop SPAM Email, A guide to stopping SPAM mail & reporting it.
Do you get lots of unwanted SPAM emails? MailWasher is a powerful email checker with effective spam elimination. Discover the safe way to stop unwanted viruses and e-mails before they get to your computer. The service is free but you are invited to make a donation and you can upgrade to an even better version by subscription.
SPAMfighter Standard is a free tool for Outlook and Outlook Express that automatically and efficiently filters spam and phishing fraud.
Whenever new mail arrives, it will automatically be tested by SPAMfighter. If it's spam, it will be instantly moved to your spam folder. If you receive a spam mail that is not detected, click on a single button, and the spam mail is removed from the rest of the 1.999.244 SPAMfighters in 211 countries/areas in seconds.

Information about hoaxes, scams, urban legends, browsers, e-books, e-mail programs, search engines, making money on the Internet, and creating and promoting web sites.
Glossary of Internet Terms
Covers a wide variety of topics, such as html, email, tcp/ip, search engines, security, viruses, browsers, newsgroups, chat programs, file sharing, FTP
The mission of this web site is to make comprehensive and in-depth information about the Internet available to people around the world.
Advice for beginners, intermediate, advanced. First Aid
Showing parents how important Internet and computer skills are to their children’s education and future lives and helping them learn the skills to safely navigate the web.
Search for thousands of technology terms.
World of Intranet and Extranet solutions
Easy to read monthly magazine all about computing on a PC. Archive sections with some excellent 'how to' articles.
Technology magazine featuring reviews of the latest hardware, including computers, audio players, TVs and gadgets.
UK Technology news, reviews, products, downloads
Hardware manufacturer offers desktop, laptop and handheld PCs and workstations and servers for sale, to home and business users.
Buy from the computer catalogue of this direct seller of home and business PCs, notebooks, workstations, desktops, printers and servers.
Compare prices for computer hardware and accessories from suppliers such as Dell, Packard Bell, Compaq, Epson, Hewlett-Packard and Apple.
All sorts of computer goodies
UK-based organization provides low-cost computer systems with assistive technology for individuals with special needs.
Being able to write a little HTML code is often helpful if you need to enhance the look of your websites. (HTML can be used in several places on 2day - i.e. the announcement boxes and on second pages. The Bare Bones guide is brilliant.
Registering your site with Google is crucial.
This is a most useful site with information about your website - going back over many years! Take a good look at the links into your site as they will be a vital for your own Google listing.
A brilliant free audio editor.
This is an amazing free programme which will convert most audio files to MP3 etc
Many video and audio clips will need this free programme installed on you computer
Speedtest.net is ones of the quickest and simplest website broadband speed test websites to use. Just click below to run the test!

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