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Categories: Diagnostics, E-Mail, General, Privacy, Security, Utilities


  • Maxmind
    our description: GeoIP databases and more.
    note: The GeoIP databases can be used by Wireshark (see link below).

  • Wireshark
    content description: The world's foremost network protocol analyzer.  It lets you see what's happening on your network at a microscopic level.  It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions.
    note: Can make use of the GeoIP databases from Maxmind (see link above).
    Maintenance Note: Also exists on Diagnostics page(s).


  • Claws Mail
    logo description: The user-friendly, lightweight, and fast email client.

  • Claws Mail for Windows
    logo description: The user-friendly, lightweight, and fast email client.

  • Thunderbird
    meta description: Thunderbird is a free email application that’s easy to set up and customize - and it’s loaded with great features!
    note: Can make use of Enigmail (see link below) for secure communications.



  • FileZilla
    content description: Free Open Source FTP solution.  Both a client and a server are available.
    note: Includes SFTP protocol for secure file transfer.

  • LibreOffice
    meta description: Welcome to the official website of the LibreOffice project: the office suite the community has been dreaming for years.  Download the latest version now.

  • Mozilla Firefox
    our description: A free and open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation.



  • Enigmail
    logo description: OpenPGP email security for Mozilla Applications.
    note: Can be used with Mozilla Thunderbird (see link above) for secure communications.
    Maintenance Note: Also exists on Privacy page(s).

  • GnuPG
    content description: GnuPG is a complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard as defined by RFC4880 (also known as PGP).  GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication, features a versatile key management system as well as access modules for all kinds of public key directories.  GnuPG, also known as GPG, is a command line tool with features for easy integration with other applications.  A wealth of front end applications and libraries are available.  Version 2 of GnuPG also provides support for S/MIME and Secure Shell (ssh).
    Maintenance Note: Also exists on Privacy page(s).

  • Gpg4win
    content description: A secure solution for file and email encryption.  Gpg4win (GNU Privacy Guard for Windows)
    Maintenance Note: Also exists on Privacy page(s).



  • AVG
    meta description: Download FREE antivirus & optimize all your PC, Mac & Android mobiles & tablets.  Antivirus & malware protection, Internet Security, PC TuneUp, Cleaner, & more.

  • Veracrypt
    content description: VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX ( and that is based on TrueCrypt 7.1a.
    Maintenance Note: Also exists on Privacy page(s).



  • Auslogics
    meta description: Wondering how to make your computer run faster? Let Auslogics' PC experts show you the Best Software to increase PC speed safely and quickly!
    note: Description does not convey the breadth of products offered, some of which are free (e.g.: Disk Defrag).  Use the 'custom install' option, to opt-out on bloatware installation.

  • Clonezilla
    content description: Clonezilla is a partition and disk imaging/cloning program similar to True Image® or Norton Ghost®.  It helps you to do system deployment, bare metal backup and recovery.  Two types of Clonezilla are available, Clonezilla live and Clonezilla SE (server edition).  Clonezilla live is suitable for single machine backup and restore.  While Clonezilla SE is for massive deployment, it can clone many (40 plus!) computers simultaneously.
    Maintenance Note: Also exists on Disaster Recovery Planning page(s).

  • DBAN
    content description: DBAN is free erasure software designed for the personal user.  It automatically deletes the contents of any hard disk that it can detect.  This method prevents identity theft before recycling a computer.  DBAN is also a commonly used solution to remove viruses and spyware from Microsoft Windows installations.

  • GParted
    content description: GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions.  With GParted you can resize, copy, and move partitions without data loss, enabling you to: grow or shrink your C: drive; create space for new operating systems, and ttempt data rescue from lost partitions.

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last modified: 2023.11.29, 15:12 -0500