Freeware to Analyze and Benchmark Computer



PC WIZARD is among the most advanced system information programs on the market. A powerful utility designed especially for detection of hardware, but also some more analysis. It's able to identify a large scale of system components and supports the latest technologies and standards. This tool is periodically updated (usually once per month) in order to provide most accurate results.

PC WIZARD
is also an utility designed to analyze and benchmark your computer system. It can analyze and benchmark many kinds of hardware, such as CPU performance, Cache performance, RAM performance, Hard Disk performance, CD/DVD-ROM performance, Removable/FLASH Media performance, Video performance, MP3 compression performance.

Hardware Information

    * Mainboard / Bios (Connectors, ID String, MP Support ...)
    * Chipset (FSB Frequency, Norhtbridge, Hub, Direct Media Interface, XMB, NSI, ...)
    * Main Memory (FPM, EDO, SDRAM, DDR SDRAM, DDR-2 SDRAM, DDR-3 SDRAM, RDRAM, FB_DIMM, Timings ...)
    * Memory Profiles : EPP (SLi Ready), Intel XMP.
    * Cache Memory (L1, L2, L3, Size, Frequency ...)
    * Processors (Type, Speed, Multiplier coeff., Features, Model Number, Vanderpool Technology ...)
    * Coprocessor
    * APM & ACPI
    * Busses : ISA, PCI, AGP (2x, 4x,8x), SMBus/ i2c, CardBus, Firewire, Hyper-Transport ... )
    * DMI / SMBIOS
    * Mainboard Sensors, Processor, Hard Disk & Battery (Voltage, Temperature, Fans)
    * Video (Monitor, Card, Bios, Capabilities, Memory, Integrated Memory, Frequencies ...)
    * OpenGL & 3Dfx
    * DirectX (DirectDraw, Direct3D, DirectSound (3D), DirectMusic, DirectPlay, DirectInput, DirectX Media)
    * Keyboard, Mouse & Joystick
    * Drives (Hard Disk, Removable, CD-ROM, CDRW, DVD ...)
    * SCSI (Card, Controller, Adapter, Devices ...)
    * ATA/ATAPI & S-ATA (Devices, Type, Capabilities, S.M.A.R.T. Features, RAID)
    * Ports (Serial, Parallel, USB, IEEE-1394)
    * IDE & SCSI Devices
    * Twain & WIA Devices
    * PCMCIA (PC Card) Devices
    * Bluetooth Devices
    * Sound Card (wave, midi, aux, mix, AC'97 codec, High Definition Audio)
    * Printers (Local & Network)
    * Modem (Features, Speed ...)
    * Network (Server, Connexion, Firewall ...)
    * Security (Scan Ports ...)
    * PocketPC & SmartPhone Devices

System Information

    * MCI Devices (mpeg, avi, seq, vcr, video-disc, wave) & ACM
    * SAPI
    * Passwords (Outlook, Internet Explorer, MSN Messenger, Dialup ...)
    * DOS Memory (base, HMA, UMB, XMS, EMS, DPMI, VCPI)
    * Windows Memory
    * Windows (Version, Product Key, Environment, Desktop, XP Themes ...)
    * Windows UpTime (Boot, Shutdown, BlueScreen, System Restore Points ...)
    * TrueType & OpenType Fonts
    * WinSock (Internet), Telephony et Remote Access
    * OLE (Objects, Servers ...)
    * Microsoft® Applications
    * Activity (Process, Tasks, Threads)
    * Modules (DLL, DRV, 32 & 16-bits) & NT Services
    * Internet Navigator (Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla, FireFox)
    * .NET Global Assembly Cache (GAC)
    * ODBC
    * CMOS/RTC
    * Resources (IRQ, DMA, E/S, Memory)
    * System files (.ini, .log, .bat, .nt, .dos ...)

System Benchmarks

    * Processor (Dhrystone (MIPS), Whetstone (MFLOPS), Mandelbrot fractal ...)
    * L1, L2, L3 Cache, RAM (Bandwidth, Latency ...)
    * Main Memory (Bandwidth, Latency ...)
    * Hard Drives
    * CD/DVD Rom
    * DirectX 3D
    * Video
    * Removable/Flash Support
    * MP3 Compression
    * VISTA Experience Index

Compatible: All Windows. Download 4.5 Mbytes.

Download a Free System Cleaner



Comodo System Cleaner, a powerful suite of utilities and tools that allows you to make your Windows XP or Vista computer faster, more efficient and more secure.

Key Features:

    * Take control by customizing virtually every aspect of Windows XP or Vista behavior with just a few mouse clicks
    * Optimize system performance, disk space and overall stability with built in Registry Cleaner and Disk Cleaner tools
    * Gain complete visibility and control over your computer's hardware, software, processes and performance with powerful diagnostics tools
    * Ensure complete on-line and off-line privacy by clearing the history, cache and temp files of Internet browsers, Instant Messengers and Windows applications
    * 100% Safe Cleaning - Unique 'Registry Protection' and 'Safe Delete' features automatically roll back your system if important files were deleted in error

Available in 32 bit and 64 bit versions for XP and Vista and Windows 2003 server. Comodo System Cleaner is 100% free to home and business users.

Compatible: Windows Xp, Windows Vista. Download 19 Mbytes.

Free System Information Program



SimpleEye, a freeware stand-alone executable. No install required. Includes self-referencing link creation/deletion code.

It displays the following system information:

UserName.
Local Date and Time.
ComputerName.
Computer Uptime.
CPU(s) (Model, Manufacturer etc).
CPU Clock Speed(s) (MHz).
Graphics Card (Model, Manufacturer etc).
Audio Card(s) (Model, Manufacturer etc).
Network Card(s) (Model, Manufacturer etc).
USB Device(s). Processes (Total, minimum and maximum).
RAM (Total, load, minimum and maximum load (load including Page File)).
Local Disk Drives (Total space and load).
The information SimpleEye displays is updated every 60 seconds.
Dynamic information is flagged when in 'NetworkMode' (designed for roaming network users, or single-machine multi-user environments).

Requires: Win XP/2K/2003. Download 150 Kbytes.

Link: download free program to display system information.

Free Spyware Cleaner



Retina-X Spyware Cleaner is the fastest and easiest way to restore your PC's health and security absolutely FREE. Download this 100% free software now.

Does your PC run slower than ever? Get rid of spyware to speed it up! If you experience strange things happening on your computer, there's a chance that it could be infected with spyware.

Spyware and adware will silently send data back to the author's web site to track activities for advertising purposes, causing popups and other problems. It could even steal your personal information such as credit card or social security numbers.


Retina-X Spyware Cleaner allows you to regain PC security and performance. This feature-packed program will scan and remove all traces of spyware on your system with a frequently updated database. The effects will be noticed with Internet browsing, application usage and more. 100% Vista Compatible!

Features:

Scans your entire computer for spyware and adware
Removes or quarantines malicious objects with a simple click
Exclude objects you don't want to be scanned
Includes Live Update feature to update spyware definitions

 
Retina-X Spyware Cleaner is 100% spyware and adware free.

Compatible: All Windows. Download 3 Mbytes.


Free Program to Speed Up Computer



ReWIN is a free small tool that helps you repair, clean and speed up you computer. ReWIN increases overall speed by applying all necessary tweaks/optimizations. It changes registry settings from Windows XP, improving the performance and the functionality.

ReWIN has a deep system analyzer and diagnostic features which attempt to find and repair several potential problems with the computer affecting its performance. ReWIN analyzes and cleans up windows using a huge database of definitions, alghoritms and cleaning rules. It modify incorrect values and restore them to the appropriate settings.

A standard windows installation has many services turned on and running that you may not have any use for, consuming CPU and memory that can potentially slow down your system. ReWIN perform an automatic tune-up based on what is suitable for your system, setting up, enabling or disabling Windows services. Disabling the unnecessary services can result in significant performance gains for production machines and virtual machines.

The operating system gradually accumulates unnecessary information. This garbage considerably slows down the performance of both the operating system and installed software. ReWIN can remove all information that is useless for the user and only wastes space on the hard drive.

At the end of the repair process, ReWIN requires a reboot of the computer.

Features:

· repair, clean, speed up and regain control of your Windows XP.
· ONE CLICK DOES IT ALL !
· Repair: reset the file and registry permissions, fix several windows
· errors, rebuild the missing registry keys, fix clutter and faulty
· settings, reset to the default settings
· Speed up: perform several performance boosting optimizations,
· enable, disable and optimize windows services, fix security
· vulnerabilities, fix random crashes and restarts
· Clean up: remove useless and cached registry keys, folders and
· files, Windows updates, broken installer remnants, internet tracks

Compatible: Windows XP. Size to download: 3,1 Mbyte.

Freeware Disk Clone



PC Disk Clone Free is a handy cloning application. An self-bootable CD application that makes it easy to clone a hard drive or partition within your computer.

Key features:

Clone with High Speed:
· When you clone a hard disk to another within the computer box, the transfer speed can accelerate to 7GB per minute. You wait much less time than other competitive products.

Clone to Removable Hard Disk:
· PC Disk Clone can use a USB or Firewire(IEEE1394) cable to clone to an external drive.

Clone any System on any File System type:
· PC Disk Clone is independent of file system formats and operating systems.
· Clone unknown, hidden or proprietary Partition Formats
· Besides the abilities to clone NTFS, FAT, EXT2, EXT3, HFS, XFS, JFS and ZFS Disk Formats, cloning can also be very successful in case of unknow, hidden, or proprietary file systems.

Clone Dual Boot Systems:
· PC Disk Clone can copy hard disk with dual bootable systems. For instance, Windows and Linux within one hard disk can start up successfully in the backup disk.

Necessary Tool for Data Rescue:
· PC Disk Clone can also be used for data rescue. Because hard disk with defective areas always need to be copied to another disk before any recovery procedure. Otherwise, the recovery may cause further defects resulting from the inherent exposure of the recovery operation. PC Disk Clone reduces the exposure to its minimum due to its sector copy mechanism. (Note: Only Sector copy can be used to recover data from hard drive.)

PC Disk Clone is ideal to migrate Windows Systems to new computer with the help of Microsoft Sysprep tool. After a few preparation using sysprep, Migrating Hard Disk Data, as well as eliminating the annoyance of reinstalling Windows and of loosing personal information, will become easy and efficient.

Best Choice to Upgrade/Replace Hard Drive.

Compatible: Windows 2K / XP / 2003 / Vista / Linux-Unix. Download 67.3 Mbytes.

Freeware Photo Collections Organizer



Ashampoo Photo Commander 5 FREE is an all-in-one application for organizing, editing, sharing and presenting photo collections. It also features additional creativity tools and audio and video management capabilities, making it a complete media management package.

Ashampoo Photo Commander is compatible with over 60 graphics, video and audio formats are supported. Exclusive: Version 5 now includes full read and write support for transparent JPEGs (.jng files).

This free version is a major overhaul, bringing even more speed, better quality, many new features and effects and an enhanced user interface. For example, thumbnail generation and display are now faster than ever before.

Key Features and enhancements:

    * Faster: The entire program has been optimized throughout for more speed. For example, thumbnail generation and display are now much faster than ever before.
    * Better tools: All editing tools have been improved for easier and even better editing quality.
    * Frame Style Center: This new creativity tool enables you to add artistic picture frames and vignettes to photos. In addition to this you can also create high-quality greeting cards. Includes a wide selection of vignette styles and greeting card templates. Greeting cards can be mailed from within the program.
    * Collage Tool: Select photos and generate artistic collages complete with background images with a couple of clicks.
    * Calendar Tool: Create and print 12-month photo calendars in three different styles as novel gifts.
    * Full-screen editing: A new mouse tool bar makes it possible to edit your photos in full screen mode for maximum detail.
    * New mouse tools: Callout tool for creating text bubbles, clone tool for retouching photos, eraser tool.
    * Canon RAW files: Improved support for Canon RAW files, including faster loading.
    * CD/DVD burning: Completely new burning technology for saving photos and slide shows to CD and DVD.
    * Batch processing: Now includes an option for adding drop shadows to multiple images at the same time.
    * Skins: Improved skinning system, now also supports user-created buttons, also with graphic images. Menu colors are skinnable.

Size and Os: 5 MB / Windows 2K / XP.

Free Norton Removal



Norton Removal Tool can remove some Norton software from your computer.

Norton Removal Tool
runs only on Windows. Norton Removal Tool should be used only if you have tried to uninstall the Norton program using Windows Add/Remove Programs and that did not work.

Norton Removal Tool can remove:

· Norton AntiSpam 2004/2005
· Norton AntiVirus 2003 through 2007.2
· Ghost 2003, Ghost Version 9.0 and 10.0
· Norton GoBack 3.1 through 4.2
· Norton Internet Security 2003 through 2007.2
· Norton Password Manager
· Norton Personal Firewall 2003 through 2006
· Norton SystemWorks 2003 through 2007
· Norton Confidential Online 2007
· Norton Internet Security Add-on Pack
· Norton Save and Restore 1.0
· Norton 360

Size to download and compatibility: 774 KB / Windows 2K / XP / Vista.