2018-02-24 - info@ggs.nl

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Freeware alternatives for commercial programs
ToolDescriptionAlternative for
7-zip File compression WinZIP, WinRAR
Freemind Mind mapping program Mindjet MindManager
CDBurnerXP CD / DVD Burning Nero
Notepad++ Text editor Notepad, UltraEdit
LibreOffice Office suite Microsoft Office
bioPDF or PDF Creator Creates a printer to create PDFs from any program Acrobat Writer

Freeware system tool suites
Nirsoft Password, System, Browser and Network tools (NirLauncher)
Sysinternals System utilities and tools (Direct Link to the tools)
Windows System Control Center Install, update, execute and organize the utilities from various system utility suites

Freeware system information tools
CPU-Z CPU, mainboard and memory information
GPU-Z GPU Video card GPU information utility
GPU Caps Viewer Graphics Card and OpenGL information utility and stress test
HWmonitor Hardware monitor voltage, temperature and fan speeds
PC Wizard System hardware/software information and benchmarking
Open Hardware Monitor Displays min/current/max temperatures, fan speeds, frequencies and loads
System Info Everything you want to know about your computer
UserBenchmark UserBenchMark gives your system a generic performance score
Winaero Wei Tool Windows Performance Assessment Tool replacement for Windows 8/10

Freeware graphic tools
ToolDescriptionAlternative for
FastStone An image browser, converter and editor  
Gimp Drawing, photo editor MsPaint, Photoshop
Paint.Net Drawing, photo editor MsPaint, Photoshop
XnView Fast and easy tool to view and convert graphic files
Supports more than 400 graphics formats
ExposurePlot Shows graphs of focal length, ISO, aperture and shutter speeds  

Freeware audio and video tools
Audacity Software for recording and editing sounds
VLC media player Multimedia player for various audio and video formats
HandBrake Converts video from nearyly any format
MediaCoder Converts audio and video files to other formats
MediaCodec Most comprehensive collection of Media Codecs, Filters and Splitters

Freeware networking tools
ToolDescriptionAlternative for
FileZilla FTP Client CuteFTP,CoreFTP
Tftpd32 DHCP, TFTP, SNTP and Syslog servers & TFTP client
µTorrent BitTorrent Client
Wireshark Network protocol analyzer

Malware scanners
ProgramDescriptionAlternative for
AVG Free Virusscanner McAfee, Symantec
Bitdefender Bitdefender free online virus scan
CT Helper C'T Helper download de laatste set van tools en scanners voor het verwijderen van virussen
IBM Security Trusteer Rapport Naast uw virusscanner, firewall en spyware, beschermt IBM Security Trusteer Rapport uw computer of laptop tegen kwaadaardige software. Als klant van ING kunt u het programma gratis downloaden en installeren
MalwareBytes Excellent scanner to detect and remove malware
Malicious Software Removal Tool The Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool is an anti-malware utility that checks computers running Windows for infections by specific, prevalent malicious software
McAfee Stinger McAfee Stinger is a standalone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses.
ESET Online Scanner Detect and remove malware on your PC just by using your web browser.
VirusTotal Use VirusTotal to analyze suspicious files and URLs

Other useful freeware tools
CCleaner System optimization, privacy and cleaning tool
PureText Paste text without formatting
Recuva Restores files that have been accidentally deleted
Revo Uninstaller Uninstall, delete, remove programs and solve uninstalling problems
SpaceSniffer Windows Directory Statistics
UpdateStar Lets you stay up-to-date with all of your software on your computer
WinDirStat Windows Directory Statistics

Some fun freeware applications
Stellarium Planetarium for your computer with realistic sky in 3D

Something missing?

Have a look at Gratis Software Site, FileHippo or the Free software portal.