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November 2013 New Nasty Virus alert - CryptoLocker, a nasty new piece of malicious software, is infecting computers worldwide—encrypting important files and demanding a ransom to unlock them. According to global digital security company Sophos, the malware has been hitting pretty hard for the past six weeks or so.  read more......


Free software to make your pc safe and keep it clean

ccleaner Piriform CCleaner - cleans up your temporary files which can slow down your pc.
defraggler Piriform Defraggler - optimizes your hard drive
recuvva Piriform Recuvva - great program to recover your files when things go wrong
speccy Piriform Speccy - lists your computer specifications after interrogating your pc
winamp Winamp - It's how you listen, watch and manage music, video, podcasts and internet radio on your desktop and devices. Winamp is for people who like to customize, tinker and tweak: offering the widest range of extensions, skins, and services to add to your experience.
picassa Google's Picasa - editing in Picasa provides a variety of fixes and effects to you improve almost any photo or to create something totally unique, software that lets you organize, edit and upload your photos in quick, easy steps
paint net Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for windows PCs. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help,tutorials, and plugins.
avast free Avast AntiVirus - award winning software to keep your pc free of viruses and nasties.
open office Apache Open Office -  is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.