Free Software From Other Providers
- AVG Free
- A FREE anti-virus program. Updated regularly. Don't use a PC without an anti-virus program!
- Microsoft has a program called BizSpark, a program to support startups. The program provides access to free software for both development and production use. This is real versions of software like Windows Server, Visual Studio Team Suite, Team Foundation Server, SQL Server Enterprise, and many more. To qualify you need to meet the following criteria:
- Be a privately held company
- In business less than 3 years
- Generate less than US$1 million in revenue
- Hosts file
- Not technically software, but this is a file to replace the hosts file on your computer. It prevents your computer from accessing malicious (and ot6her) type of sites. If you don't know what hosts file is, you need to replace yours with this one. For an explanation of the host file, see wikipedia. See learn how to block those bad sites by visiting this page Microsoft has (for all makes of computers).