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posted on Sep, 6 2004 @ 10:06 AM
let's list good computer programs here...

this will once and for all have the answers that BTSers might need...

ok i will start and other people can make there own list or whatever...


- Ad-aware 6

- Spybot


- Norton Antivirus 2004


- Norton Internet Security 2004


- Kazaa Lite K++

- LimeWire Pro


- Photoshop


- Executive Software Diskeeper


- AOL Instant Messenger


- TuneUp Utilities 2004

EDIT: added AIM

[Edited on 6-9-2004 by they see ALL]

posted on Sep, 6 2004 @ 10:52 AM
AdAware SE - New Version of AdAware
Spybot Search and Destroy -Self Explanatory
Acrnois Partition Expert -Partitioning
Add/Remove Pro -Easier to uninstall programs
Avast -By far the best virus scanner
Damn NFO Viewer -To view those pesky NFO files

Alcohol 120% -For mounting and ripping copy protected CDs
Shad()ws Experiemntal Bit Tornado -Bit Torrent
GetRight -Download Accelerator
WinAMP 5.04a -Media Viewer
Gordion Knot -Ripping DVDs
dBPowerAMP -Ripping Audio CDs
Mozilla FireFox -Of course

TMPGEnc -Converting files to MPG for VCDs and SVCDs
TDS-3 -Trojan Scanner
SyGate -Firewall
WinRAR -Archiving

posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 12:54 PM
Winamp-mp3 player
Musicmatch Jukebox-cd ripper to mp3, wav or else...awesome!
DivX5-video decoder/encoder
DVDx-DVD encoder
Folder Access- Freeware lock a folder with a password!
SaferSex-a freebie from nullsoft(winamp) type text password protected
Steganos Security Suite-security utility

posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 12:04 AM
for p2p, I reccomend SHAREAZA, it beats Kazaa by a long shot. Kazaa has a huge user base but it's ridden with spyware, trojans and what far, Shareaza has been excellent. And, as a part of the Gnutella network, it's user base is nothing to complain about. I find everything that I search for.

posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 12:52 AM
All these are free:

Blender - 3D rendering, animation, and modeling
GIMP and CineGIMP - Photo manipulation on par with photoshop.
Voodoo - 3D motion tracking software
Icarus - 3D motion tracking software
VirtualDub - Video editing software
Irfanview - Generic photo and video viewer for a plethora of file types.
AVG virus scan - Virus scanner
Firefox - Internet Browser
Terragen - virtual terrain generator
HJsplit - file splitter/joiner
OpenOffice - Office suite on par with MSOffice

posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 05:25 AM
Ok, here's mine...

- Symantec Antivirus Corporate -- Best one, by far

- Sygate

Spyware, etc.
- Ad-aware, Spybot, Spy Sweeper

- Edonkey

- Maxthon -- suites my tasters better

Burning, etc.
- Nero

- Winamp, hands down

- Photoshop CS

Misc. programs I can't be without
- Samurize, TuneUp Utilities 2004, WinRaR, WinZip, Webroot Window Washer, LClock (taskbar clock), FavOrg (for favorites icons), Quicktime Alternative, Registry Mechanic.

Sheesh, that was alot. Feel free to ask any questions!

posted on Jan, 29 2005 @ 04:00 AM
Firewall: ZAP
Virus: Trend PCIllin
Media Player: Winamp
Word Processor: OpenOffice
Operating System: Ubuntu Linux or MacOSX
P2P: Limewire
Browser: Firefox
Burning: Nero
Imaging: Photoshop
Video Production: Premiere and FlashMX 2004
Instant Messaging: AIM and MSN equally

Others: AVISynth, TMPENG, DVD Decrypter, Samurize, ObjectDock, Picasa 2, Alcohol 120%

posted on Jan, 29 2005 @ 05:01 PM
I won't bother repeating the progs that have already been listed. Some very cool ones.

For those who are still using Kazaa or Limewire, you should check out Ares. Get Ares lite version. No ads, no spyware, faster, instant connection, and so on. Hate to sound like a commercial, but "If you like Limewire, you'll love Ares", and you should be aware that Limewire bundles sypware with it. Google for limeshop and you'll see what I mean. Not easy to get rid of either. Uninstall Limewire and Limeshop will still stay on your system. Uninstall Limeshop1 and it automatically installs Limewire0, and back and forth.

SnatchIt - Gets screencaps from video, which normal screen cap (Alt+PrintScreen) can't do. Make thumbnails, capture images for wallpapers, artwork, editing, etc

Adobe Imageready - Especially for making animated gifs (like avatars, smilies, etc)

Download Accelerator - Download management and optimization.

Giant - Antispyware and security management. Better than Spybot...believe it or not.

Bitlord - Torrent client. Very user-friendly and FAST.

Security Task Manager - Like the task manager (ctr-alt-del) in Windows, but actually tells you what all the thingies do, and assesses their risk as spyware, virus or adware. If you're not confident that your antivirus/spyware is picking everything up, you need this.

And of course Macromedia Flash for 2D animation.

Some of the progs I mentioned/linked to are not freeware/shareware, but if you get Ares and/or Bitlord, you might just be able to figure something out.

posted on Jan, 29 2005 @ 06:59 PM

Originally posted by wecomeinpeace
and you should be aware that Limewire bundles sypware with it. Google for limeshop and you'll see what I mean. Not easy to get rid of either.

Ares has spy/adware too....notably, the homepage hijacker NavExcel.
It's also a huge memory drain and messes with your internet settings.

Bad, bad program. But it's your computer. *shrugs*

posted on Jan, 29 2005 @ 07:06 PM
ARRRRGHH~~~! Why didn't you tell me earlier?

Seriously, thanks for the heads-up.
It's getting to the stage you can't install anything these days. Guess that's what I get using p2p and not paying for stuff. Karma. :bnghd:

posted on Jan, 29 2005 @ 08:49 PM
Geek Security Tools

GFI LanGuard - port scanner and vuln detection/patching
Nmap - port scanner of legends(and movies)
Ethereal - packet capture and analysis
netcat - network swiss-army tool for the hardcore geeks

Development and Coding
ActiveState Komodo - nifty IDE for many scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, HTML, and many others.
Macromedia Dreamweaver - probably the best WYSIWYG editor out there
Apache - ther very uber webserver choice of the geek generation
PHP - very powerful scriping lanuage that powers this very website among others
MySQL - open source database
Perl - the ultimate language for nifty document manipulation and other tasks

CD ripping and burning
DiscJugler - alternative to most burning packages, useful for those into the Dreamcast moding scene
WinISO - makes ISOs, need I say more?
cdrecord w/o a GUI (for hardcore linux people
) live dangerously and impress your friends by buring a cd w/o a GUI!
dd (another nifty nix app for copying software)

Gaim w/ gaim-e plugin - MSN, AIM, YIM, Jabber, IRC, ICQ and more all in one nifty program and you can encrypt traffic with the gaim-e plugin
Xchat windows / linux - absolute king of cross-platform IRC clients
irssi (godlike command line IRC client) all bow before the true god of linux command line IRC clients
Thunderbird w/ GnuPG (encrypt thy email) - none of those pesky Outlook hijacks and imporoved security with GnuPG encryption

posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 05:49 PM
err what about iTunes it kils allt he other music players out there

posted on Nov, 5 2005 @ 08:11 PM
You guys all beat me with the actual programs, but forgot to mention Macromedia Studio MX 2004 for ALL applications of design, editing and authoring. PaintshopPro 8 and Animation Studio is also good. Anyone know any good programs besides SWF to GIF for creating animated GIF's?

posted on Nov, 5 2005 @ 08:54 PM
See my signature? Click the Free Software!! Link and you'll be pleasantly surprised

posted on Nov, 5 2005 @ 09:03 PM
Nortons can't find what AVG free can!!!!! I used Norton's for years and finally got tired of formating! Try it, it's free.

posted on Nov, 6 2005 @ 01:14 AM
I won't repeat all the great computer programs already mentioned in previous posts. Here's my addition.

VMware - This is a virtual machine to run multiple OS on the same computar. Incidentally a good way to protect against spywares and trojans, you do your p2p downloading etc.. and then you scrap the system and load a new one.
Vserver - Another virtual machine but that one for running multiple servers under Linux. You give a virtual root account to somebody, this way if he screw things up it doesn't affect other root accounts.
SELinux - That's a nice kernel patch for Linux developed by the NSA to boost the system security. It prevent the multiple users on the same computar from tampering each other accounts.
FreeS/WAN - A free tool to create encrypted tunnels across the intarnets and preventing the bad guys from eavesdropping your private data.

EasyRecovery - Life saving tool to recover the precious data you lost on a corrupted or formated hard drive.
PartitionMagic - Fun and easy tool to create or resize partitions on your hard drive.

Microsoft MapPoint - A simple map tool, similar to Google Maps, but useful for an offline laptop in your car with a GPS to find your way around.
GpsDrive - A free map tool for Linux, but that one is a pain to compile, you need a lot of free time to make things work.
Google Earth - Well, do I need to say more?

Sound Forge - An audio editing tool, you can cut & paste sounds here and there. Then you can use the dwav2mp3 tool that convert wav files to mp3.
Ulead VideoStudio - A video editing tool to cut & paste movies.
Dragon AudioMining - A tool by ScanSoft to search keywords in audio and video files. This company also made OmniPage that grab the text from an image or a paper you scanned.

Camtasia Recorder - Tool for video capturing your screen, useful for documenting complex tasks on your computar then emailing the movie file to coworker or friends.
Macro Magic - This tool records your key press and mouse movement, useful for automating boring and repetitive tasks, just sit back and go watch porn or play games while your computar is doing all the work.

America's Army - An incredibly realistic first person shooter game developed by the U.S. Army. And it's FREE!! You play online in teamwork to accomplish missions in urban or wild environments. After passing Special Force training with success you can modify your M4A1 weapon to your likeing and you're all set to kick some butt. Hours of fun! (Unfortunately they screwed the latest 2.5 patch a bit, it introduced a bunch of lag. Either that or maybe I need to upgrade my computar.)
Battlefield 2 - Fun war game. More vehicules and gizmos, but not as much realistic gameplay. This game is a toy for kids. I still prefer America's Army.

posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 09:26 AM
Overall security and protection:

TrendMicro Internet Security *2006 just released
(antivirus, firewall, spam, spyware, wi-fi intrusion detection)

MS(Giant) AntiSpyware


Using this combo there is virtually nothing a few scans and restarts won't fix.

byte for byte the best protection -vs - system resource usage available. For that matter $ for $ too.

Photoshop (of course)
PhotoImpact11 (for those on a budget)

posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 02:45 PM
Esets NOD32 for virus'......the best period - faster than any other scanner out there and 34 on the trot 100% detections from

posted on Nov, 28 2005 @ 07:25 PM
HijackThis - popup/virus removing tool for IE
Limewire - FileSharing
Dreamweaver - HTML

in my opinion!

posted on Nov, 29 2005 @ 02:23 AM
I think little can be added to these lists. Just like to mention that there's nothing wrong with Symantec Corp. Antivirus. As long as you stay up to date with definitions!!!

Then Macromedia Dreamweaver is a... hehehe... dream! Excellent development program.

Nothing wrong with DVD-Clone/Cd-Clone.

FlashFXP for your FTP needs.

And I'm happy enough with Etcetera 2.0 as pop-up blocker.

And can people please explain to me what they see in Winamp? It's awful! Especially in terms of user-friendliness.

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