December 10, 2023
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I was just looking throught the forums at Neowin and found a great list of freeware. You should go and sign up over there as well as they have a lot of great content on that site as well as a lot of information in the forums. so if you are looking to burn some time you can really do a lot of reading in the forums on that site.

I have only included the freeware here that I have used in the past and really like:


Anti Spyware:
Ad-aware –
CWShredder –…r_download.html
Hijackthis –
Microsoft AntiSpyware –
SpyBot Search & Destroy –

Audio Players:
Winamp –
Desktop Enhancements:
Konfabulator –

File Managers:
2xExplorer –
A43 –
ExplorerXP –

Zonealarm Basic firewall –

FTP Clients:
Filezilla –
SmartFTP –

FTP Servers:
FileZilla –

HTML Editors:
1st page 2000 –
Aracnophilia –
HTML-Kit –

Image viewers:
Irfanview –
Picasa –

Internet Explorer Front-Ends:
Maxthon –

Mail programs:
Thunderbird –

Network Tools:
Ethereal Protocol Analyzer –
NMap –

PDF Utilities:
Foxit PDF Reader – 995 –

Photo manipulation and image design:
Paint .NET –

Pop-up Blockers:
Google Toolbar –

RSS Readers:
SharpReader –
RssBandit –
Feedreader –

System Information and monitoring:
There are a bunch more on the Windows Ultimate Boot CD as well as the Dos Boot CD

Web browsers:
Firefox –

Web servers:
Apache –
Xitami –

Network Tools:
TCP Optimizer –