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2Wire 1. DSL Lookup
2. Check bandwidth - speed of your network connection
Broadband Reports It tests your line speed, both upload and download
Speakeasy Speakeasy Speed Test and test your connection speed!
Cable/DSL Router Hardware firewall
Zonealarm Software firewall - Zone labs
Cloud Storage  
Dropbox https://drive.google.com/
Google Drive https://drive.google.com/
Microsoft OneDrive https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/
Download sites Freeware/Shareware
Brother soft  
File Hippo  
PC Magazine  
PC World  
Softpedia Encyclopedia of free software downloads
Erase Hard Drive Don't give away any of your personal information when disposing of your computer!
Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser powerful and compact DOS software that allows you to destroy all data on hard and floppy drives completely, excluding any possibility of future recovery of deleted files and folders. It's a hard drive and partition eraser utility.
DirFile Erase Home of 5700+ FREEWARE Software
Prospector free security utilities – freeware internet protection
Find a home for old computers
DuPage County's Environment Educational program 630 545-9710
They can direct you to locations and dates of area drop-offs
People's Resource Center 201 Naperville Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: (630) 682-5402,   Fax: (630) 682-5412
United Cerebral Palsy Association 708 444-2836
Help Sites  
Computer Drivers Find Device Drivers: modems, printers, scanners, video cards . . . and more
File Extensions This site lists all the file extensions and programs that use them.
MakeTips Tips on all products
Old Versions Old Versions of software
PC Hell The place to try and find your PC Fix
PCPitStop Tune up your PC
     See links below
PCWorld How-To & Tips
ProcessLibrary If you've got a question about a suspicious program you've discovered on your computer.
Uniblue's free and comprehensive online Process Library resource is for anyone who immediately wants to know the exact nature and purpose of any and every single process that is - or should not be - running on your PC.
Seagate SeaTools Diagnostic Software
SpinRite The industry's #1 hard drive data recovery software
webopedia The only online dictionary and search engine you need for computer and Internet technology definitions
WindowsNetworking.com World of Windows networking
WinGuides Network for Windows Technical resources and support to tweak, manage and secure the Windows operating system.
Information on PC  
Belarc Advisor free download
AIDA32 free download
SIW free download
DirectX Diagnostic Tool Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type dxdiag, and then click OK
Driver Update Instant access to device driver updates
Virus scanner/
Stop hacker attacks
Spywarer Warrior The Spyware Warrior List of
Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites
Windows Live Safety Center Check for and remove viruses and spyware
Improve your PC's performance
Get rid of junk on your hard disk
RegCure Free Scan - Scan, repair and optimize your PC
RegistrySmart Free - Fix Windows Media Player™ Errors in 2 Minutes with RegistrySmart™ PC Cleaner & Speed Optimizer!

Protect your PC and gain optimal speed and performance with RegistrySmart™ Cleaner and PC Optimizer. Compatible with all Microsoft products and third party software, RegistrySmart™ deep scans and repairs issues in your Windows registry that result in poor PC performance such as system crashes, Windows Media Player™ software errors, Windows CD/DVD video codecs, audio codecs, and media playback issues

Secunia Personal Software Inspector The Secunia PSI is a free security tool designed with the sole purpose of helping you secure your computer against vulnerabilities in programs.
Symantec Security check Free scan for Security Risks, Viruses and Trace a Potential Attack
Trend Micro HouseCall Trend Micro's free online virus scanner
Trend Micro Hoax Encylopedia Search for potential virus hoaxes
Trend Micro
HijackThis™ is a free utility which quickly scans your Windows computer to find settings that may have been changed by spyware, malware or other unwanted programs.
Trend Micro
Transaction Guard
FREE software that protects you against spyware while performing sensitive online tasks on a public computer, like Internet banking or other financial transactions
Vmyths Information about computer virus hoaxes. Use this before sending off mass mail warning messages
Webroot Spyware: Determine Your Threat Level with Webroot Enterprise Spy Audit
Hacker Watch Check to see if your PC is secure from hacker attacks
StopSign Complete Protection - complete and powerful protection from viruses, spyware, adware and hackers
PC Pit Stop Check out their battery of tests listed below.
  Full Tests
  Internet Speed
  Optimize 1.5
  Quick Scan
  Driver Scan
  Disk Health
Monitor Test  
Online Monitor Test  
Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites The site has information available from the broadband reports Web Page to make users aware of the newest traps tempting all of us who use the web to gather data. It isn't enough to think that your antivirus program protects you form all the bad things.
Laptop Batteries www.kahlon.com
Price Watch Price Watch is the fastest way to find a great street price on a computer product. Type in 'search' box or click through category or brands.
Reseller Rattings Compare product prices and read customer reviews of stores
Search-Street.com Search term of the day...
Did you know what the number one search term was yesterday
WeatherBug Site for weather watchers

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The Secunia Software Inspector will inspect your operating system and software for insecure versions and missing security updates. A default inspection normally lasts 5-40 seconds, while a thorough inspection may take several minutes. Note: If you have anti-virus software or similar enabled, an inspection may increase significantly in duration


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