Free Program to erase entire Hard Disk

HDShredder free edition is the ideal tool for erasing entire hard disks and other media.

HDShredder works independent of partition layout, file system, and operating system. It also works with proprietary formats which otherwise would be unaccessible.

The Free Edition is real freeware without obligation to buy and is intended for the short-term usage at no cost. Afterwards, these media can be sold or dumped without any risk that former data can be restored, even not with recovery software.

Compatible with: Win 2000/XP/2003/Vista. Download 8,6 Mbytes.

Link: download freeware to erasing hard disk.

Free Portable Cleaner Computer

CCleaner Portable is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history.

CCleaner Portable cleans the following:

    * Internet Explorer: Temporary files, URL history, cookies, Autocomplete form history, index.dat.
    * Firefox: Temporary files, URL history, cookies, download history.
    * Opera: Temporary files, URL history, cookies.
    * Windows: Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.
    * Registry cleaner: Advanced features to remove unused and old entries, including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs, Uninstallers, Shared DLLs, Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons, Invalid Shortcuts and more... also comes with a comprehensive backup feature.
    * Third-party applications: Removes temp files and recent file lists (MRUs) from many apps including Media Player, eMule, Kazaa, Google Toolbar, Netscape, MS Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and many more...
    * 100% Spyware FREE: This software does NOT contain any Spyware, Adware or Viruses.

This is the portable version of CCleaner which does not require installation.

Start the CCleaner by double-clicking on portable.exe instead of CCleaner.exe and use CCleaner normally. Win 9x/ME/NT/2K/XP/2K3/Vista/Windows 7

Good Program to Backup and Recovery

Yadis! An easy-to-use backup-tool which will protect your personal data within minutes. It´s intuitive design will guide you through a few steps, and before you know it, your personal data is brought in safety.

When you use a backup-tool, it´s often a hard job to learn to know all of the features. And when you´ve finally managed to understand every possibility of that tool, you realize it´s not just that what you wanted.

Take a look around and discover all of it´s advantages:

    * It's FREE
    * It's small
    * It's easy to use
    * You can fully decide what to backup
    * It copies one on one your files to allmost any destination you want
    * You don't need Yadis! Backup to access the backed-up files
    * The marked folders are backed-up real-time (no scheduling needed!). You make a change? Yadis! Backup makes a backup
    * When your backup destination isn't available, Yadis! remembers the changes you have made. Whenever the location becomes available Yadis! starts backing up the changes. 
It requires Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. Compatible with: Win 98/ME/2K/XP/2K3/Vista. Light download: 655 Kbytes.

Free Full Office Suite

OpenOffice 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.

A complete suite of office applications that mirrors Microsoft's, including a word processor, a spreadsheet application, a presentation maker  (similar PowerPoint), a database creator  (like Access), and even drawing and equation applications.
You can even create PDF files  from any of the applications, something Microsoft can't do.

OpenOffice runs on Linux, OSX, as well as Windows, and  it does everything that the vast majority of businesses need. It's rapidly being adopted worldwide by governments and school systems.
Download is big: 150 Mbyte.

Free Graphic Tool Pixia

Pixia is a freeware painting tool and retouch software made exclusively for full color graphics.

supports layers, masks and many other graphic editing functions. You can use your own customized brush tips and even use an image file as a brush tip to create unique effects.

Friendly interface is suitable for beginners as well as experts. Pixia supports the most common editing techniques and presents a user friendly interface.

Basic Specifications:

    * Maximum graphic size: 10240 x 10240 dots (Note: this depends on RAM capacity.)
    * Number of Layers: As many as memory allows.
    * Peripheral devices applicable:
          o TWAIN32 devices.
          o Printers made to use for Microsoft Windows
          o Tablets (Wacom, Oce-Japan)

For Win 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7. Download 5,1 Mbyte. Warning: Installing a newer version over an old one already installed in your computer overwrites files and may initialize pen data and/or palette. The same holds true on reinstallation of the same version. It is recommended that you backup "pendata", "palette" folders, and env_.env file before installation.

Link: download freeware Graphic Tool Pixia

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