May 2007


Do you find yourself frustrated when on the go, without all your applications and data? Copy this software suite to a USB flash drive, iPod, or similar device, plug the unit into a PC, and all your apps–plus your contacts, documents, and bookmarks–are available.
–Preston Gralla  

Price: Free
Operating Systems: Windows XP  

Go to the download page now:  
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,64554/description.html?tk=nl_hsxdwn

Or directly to:

http://portableapps.com/suite

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We still adore this perennial favorite. But given that no single antispyware program detects and kills all spyware, you should use it in concert with another one, such as Ad-Aware SE Personal. 

–Preston Gralla  

Version: 1.4  
Price: Free 
Operating Systems: Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me,
Windows XP  

Go to the download page now:  
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,22262/description.html?tk=nl_hsxdwn

Microsoft, a scrappy little software company from Washington state, has released another version of their Movie Maker software. With Movie Maker 2, you can create, edit, and share your home movies. You create movies with drag-and-drop commands, and you can edit your footage so you highlight only the best scenes. Then you can share your movie via the Web, e-mail, or CD; you can also save your movie back to the video tape in your camera to play back on a TV or on the camera itself. 

Version: 2.1 
Price: Free
Operating Systems: Windows XP 

Go to the download page now: 
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,22893/description.html?tk=nl_hsxdwn

PhotoPlus 6 is a free program that does a creditable imitation of Photoshop Elements. Along with painting, drawing, and text manipulation tools, there are tools for erasing, filling, and cloning a region.
–Leigh Anne Jones  

Version: 6 
Price: Free
Operating Systems: Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000,
Windows XP 

Go to the download page now: 
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,64406/description.html?tk=nl_hsxdwn

This utility lets you change the MAC address–the unique ID–of a wireless adapter. Use it to perform vulnerability testing, or to keep your identity private.  
–Preston Gralla 

Version: 2.0 
Price: Free
Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista

Go to the download page now: 
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,64536/description.html?tk=nl_hsxdwn 

Among the better features of this tool: viewers that let you preview files with all formatting intact.  
–Preston Gralla 

Price: Free  

Go to the download page now:
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,64562/description.html?tk=nl_hsxdwn

No matter how much anti-spyware protection you’ve got on your PC, it’s not enough. Spyware is notorious for being able to slip through the cracks of anti-malware software, and you’re best off if you have more than one anti-malware tool on your PC. That’s where this freebie comes in. Use it as a backup to your main anti-spyware program for extra protection. 
It doesn’t offer “live” protection like some other programs. Instead, use it to examine your system, to see if it’s been infected, then kill the malware. It’s a surprisingly powerful tool, and with far more features than we can cover here.  
 
–Preston Gralla 

Price: Free 

Go to the download page now:
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,64948/description.html?tk=nl_hsxdwn

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