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Free Web Browsers
Anonymous Web Surfing
Anonymous Internet Access
Free Web-browser add-ons
Free Email Programs
Free email services
Free Email Protection
Free UseNet Newsreaders
Non-free UseNet Newsreaders
Free FTP Programs
Non-free FTP programs
Free and non-free HTML editors
Free Terminal/Telnet Programs
Free Chat, Phone, Video, Messaging
Free Virtual Private Networking
Free DNS Services
Free Server Software
Free Internet Connection Software
Internet Protection
Free Firewalls
Free Network Security Tools
Find your IP address
Internet Diagnostics Tools
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Free Web Browsers
Avant BrowserFree Webbrowser for Windows which also runs from USB disk.
Chrome - GoogleA free open-source Webbrowser created by Google. Chrome has been designed to make the Web faster, simpler and safer. Available for Windows, Linux and MAC. A drawback is that the Chrome automatic and silent updates cannot be turned off or even configured in some way.
ChromiumChromium is the open source Web browser on which Google's Chrome browser (see above) is based. Unlike Google's Chrome, the Chromium browser does not have an auto-updater.
On many Linux distributions, like Ubuntu, you can install Chromium very easily through the Linux package manager. On Windows and MAC you need to download the binaries (meaning the files that make up the program itself, not the source code) from:
FlockFreeware, open-source Web browser for Linux, Windows, MAC and FreeBSD. It has also been designed to use with social networking sites (such as: MySpace, Twitter, Facebook, etc.).
K-MeleonGood freeware open-source Web browser for Windows; it consumes less memory than Explorer or Mozilla/FireFox.
Maxthon BrowserFree Webbrowser for Windows.
Internet Explorer
Microsoft's Web browser, freeware. It becomes part of your operating system after installation and it runs ActiveX controls, making it less secure than e.g. Mozilla.
Mozilla FirefoxFreeware open-source Web browser. We can recommend it as a stable, safe and efficient Web browser which runs on Windows, Linux, MacOS X and a number of other platforms.
There is also a version which comes with a newsgroup reader and email program.
OperaFreeware Web browser for Windows, Mac, Linux, OS/2, Solaris, FreeBSD, QNX and Symbian.
SafariFreeware Web browser for MAC and PC created by Apple.
Anonymous Web Surfing
A1 Anonymous ProxyFree anonymous Websurfing.
AnonymouseFree anonymous Websurfing.
the CloackFree anonymous Websurfing.
Free Hide IPA free Windows program, which enables you to hide your IP address while being online.
TorTor = "The Onion Router Network". Tor and the Tor Browser Bundle protect your anonymity online. Tor is free and open-source software. It directs your Internet traffic through a network especially designed to keep your location and identity hidden.
For Linux, Unix, Windows, MAC, Android.
Anonymous Internet Access
The services in this section offer private Internet access through a VPN tunnel. Your connection gets encrypted so that even your Internet-access (cable) provider does not know which sites you connect to, what search terms you use, and what else you do online. Not only your Web-surfing is encrypted (anonymized) but also any other type of communications, such as email, phone. Other advantages: IP-cloaking, safe internet access even when using public wifi, unrestricted and uncensored access to the complete internet.
CyberGhostHas a free VPN plan. For Linux, Windows, MAC, iOS, Android.
SurfEasyHas a free VPN plan. For Windows, MAC, iOS, Android.
TorTor = "The Onion Router Network". Tor and the Tor Browser Bundle protect your anonymity online. Tor is free and open-source software. It directs your Internet traffic through a network especially designed to keep your location and identity hidden.
For Linux, Unix, Windows, MAC, Android.
VPNBookFree VPN Internet service. Compatible with Linux, Windows, MAC, iOS, Android using OpenVPN.
VPN GateFree VPN Internet service for Windows, MAC, iOS, Android.
FrootVPNNon-free VPN internet service, from $ 3.00 per month. For Linux, Windows, MAC, Android.
Free Hide IPHas a free VPN plan. For Windows.
PIANon-free VPN internet service, from $ 3.33 per month. Compatible with: Linux, Windows, MAC, Android, iOS.
Hide My AssNon-free VPN internet service, from $ 6.55 per month. Compatible with Windows, MAC, Android, iOS.
AnonymizerNon-free VPN internet service. For Linux, Windows, MAC iOS, Android.
Free Web-browser add-ons
DisconnectA browser extension which stops search engines and other sites from tracking you online. For Chrome.
RoboFormPassword Manager and Web Form Filler that completely automates password entering and form filling.
Freeware for Mozilla FireFox Internet Explorer, AOL/MSN.
Free Email Programs
EudoraGood email program for Windows, MAC and Palm.
EvolutionFreeware, open-source email program for Linux/Gnome.
IncredimailFree program for writing and sending nice-looking emails (including backgrounds, animated icons, etc.).
JBMailPortable, small and secure plain-text email client which runs on Windows and Linux/wine. This mail program is more secure than most others, because: (1) it offers direct access to your email server. This means that you can delete spams and viruses directly on the server without downloading them first. (2) it never interprets/executes HTML messages (it converts all HTML to plain text), (3) it never shows images, (4) it never automatically executes/opens attachments.
Also: SMTP + authentication, SSL/TLS, attachments, PGP, view mail as plain text. Freeware for Windows.
Mozilla ThunderbirdFree email program for Windows, MAC and Linux with spam filtering, message search, and customizable views.
MulberryFree email program for MAC, Linux and Windows.
PegasusFreeware email program for Windows and DOS.
Phoenix MailAn open source email client for Windows (and Linux?). Developed using Delphi. The program is no longer updated.
Free email services
Receive, read and send email using your Web browser or local email program.
GlobePoint.netFree Web-based e-Mail with junk filter.
GmailFree Web-based, POP and IMAP email from Google. Also: email forwarding, spam filter, email search engine.
Inbox.comFree Web, POP and SMTP access. 5Gb storage, Privacy, spam and virus protection.
MSN HotmailFree Web-based email service from Microsoft.
My WayFree Web-based email account with 125 Mb email storage space and spam filter. To access or join this email service, you first have to click on the small icon 'My Email' at the top of the page. No advertisements.
openmail.ccFree POP, SMTP and IMAP email.
Opera Web MailWeb based email service from the makers of the Opera Web browser.
SoftHomeFree Web-based email. Ad-supported.
TheDoghouseMail.comFree Web-based email with 1Gb storage. Ad-supported.
WowMailFree Web based email service. Ad-supported.
Yahoo! MailFree Web-based email account with 1 Gb email storage and spam filter.
Free Email Protection
InboxInbox deletes and filters spams, viruses and other unwanted emails directly on the mail server before they reach your email program. Freeware for Windows.
GFI Email
security test
Due to the unsafe design of some email programs, email viruses now are able to infect computer systems just by email. Once infected, a computer system can spread the virus further by sending malicious emails to other systems without any human interference. Well designed email programs do not display these vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, commercial success is not related to good design...
Virus scanners (please see above) can offer good protection against email viruses by scanning each incoming mail, but will never protect against 100% of all attacks, since it is impossible to know and detect each and every possible type of virus.
Therefore, even when you have a real-time virus scanner, it is wise to get some information on the vulnerabilities and strengths of your email program. The GFI site tests your email program by sending you number of emails that probe your mail system.
Protecting Microsoft
Outlook against Viruses
Some Outlook and Outlook express versions are very vulnerable to virus attacks through email. Several versions of Outlook and Outlook Express can execute malicious scripts or programs hidden inside emails sent to you without warning. This site provides information on how to protect your computer from Outlook-related viruses.
TreePad X Enterprise
384 Gigabyte Personal Information Manager and Word Processor.
Intuitive and versatile, including Website Generator, spellchecker, thesaurus, attachments, search engine, recycle bin, and much more! For Windows and Linux/Wine.
Click here to get the free evaluation version.
Free UseNet Newsreaders
NewsXPressFree newsreader for Windows.
XNewsFree Usenet newsreader for Windows.
Non-free UseNet Newsreaders
AgentNewsreader + email program for Windows for $US 29.00
Free FTP Programs
Classic FTPA free FTP client (for Windows, MAC, Pocket PC) that allows you to upload, download and delete files from a remote server. "Mirror and Upload" tool to scan a selected local folder and upload any files that do not exist in the selected remote folder.
Core FTP LiteFree FTP client for Windows with SSH/SFTP, SSL/TLS, browser integration, site to site transfers, drag and drop support, file viewing, file editing, transfer resuming, firewall support, custom commands, URL parsing, etc
FileZillaFreeware, open-source FTP program for Windows.
FTP WandererFTP Wanderer is a multithreaded FTP client with the look-and-feel of Windows Explorer, which makes moving files between the remote server and your computer as simple as local file manipulation.
JFTPGraphical FTP client, freeware for personal use. Runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, OS/2, UNIX, provided Java is installed.
Right FTP Free FTP client for Windows, with multi-threaded data transfers, firewall support, ability to change remote file/directory attributes, passive data transfer and more.
SmartFTPFTP program for Windows. Free for personal and non-profit use.
WinSCPOpen source SFTP, FTP and SCP program for Windows.
FTP = regular file transfer protocol
SFTP = SSH file transfer protocol
SCP = secure copy protocol
Non-free FTP programs
FTP CommanderWindows FTP Client, freeware for non-commercial use.
Free and non-free HTML editors
ArachnophiliaFreeware HTML editor. Since it has been created in Java it runs on almost any operating system.
Cobalt Web BuilderCobalt Web Builder is ANOTHER WAY of authoring HTML documents than WYSIWYG editors or simple text editors. The software uses TEMPLATE and SUBSTITUTION, which helps editing web document EASY and QUICK, especially when using CSS and JAVASCRIPT.
KompoZerFree HTML editor for MAC, Linux and Windows.
NVUFree Web authoring system for Linux (also Windows and MAC) in the tradition of DreamWeaver and FrontPage.
TreePadAll non-free TreePad editions can generate a complete Web site, using only a few mouse clicks. The generated Website includes a tree pane and article pane, text formatting, images, hyperlinks and icons.
Some TreePad editions can generate a dynamic/javascript tree pane (you can expand and collapse the tree nodes) and even come with a PHP Website search engine.
Trellian WebPageFree WYSIWYG html editor for Windows.
WebPlusFree HTML Editor for Windows created by Serif Software.
Website Builder 4Free HTML editor for Windows.
Free Terminal/Telnet Programs
Absolute TelnetTelnet, SSH and SFTP client with tabbed interface and unicode support. Freeware and evaluation version are available for Windows.
EasyTerm Careware. Sockets-enabled Telnet terminal program, supports telnet, SMTP, POP3. Emulates a DEC VT100 terminal, supports ANSI colors. Logs your entire session, can print the current display, remembers up to 32 hosts and protocols.
FoxTermA free multi-session terminal emulation program for Windows (it uses the .Net framework).
PuttyFree implementation of Telnet and SSH for Win32 and Unix, along with an xterm terminal emulator. Recommended!
TeraTermFreeware for Windows and Pocket PC. Does not seem to be updated anymore.
Free Chat, Phone, Video, Messaging
Globe7Free internet phone software which enables you to make free phone calls from PC to PC, and low-cost calls to traditional phones and mobiles (to almost anywhere in the world).
ICQVery popular chat program with large connected online community. Available for free for Windows, MAC, Palm, Pocket PC or browser-based (any platform).
PalTalkFree instant messaging and internet phone application with live video conferencing possibility, instant messenger with buddy list, voice/video E-mail. It is compatible with AOL, Yahoo!, and MSN.
SkypeFree Internet phone for MAC, Linux and Windows. Call anyone, anywhere in the world which also has a Skype account for free. Make international phone calls (to regular phones) at local rates.
Stealth ChatFree chat program specifically designed to chat without anybody knowing it. For Windows.
TalkByPCFree internet phone and video-phone program (+ service).
Free Virtual Private Networking
A Virtual Private Network (or VPN) is a private communications network to communicate confidentially over the Internet.
A VPN basically is a Local Area Network (or LAN), except that - instead of physical wires - the Internet is used to create connections between computers.
OpenVPNA full-featured SSL VPN Linux, Windows 2000/XP and higher, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Mac OS X, and Solaris.
Shrew Soft VPNA free IPsec remote access VPN client for Windows.
VPNTools.comWebsite dedicated to providing information on virtual private networking.
WallCoolerFree VPN software for Windows.
Free DNS Services
A DNS service translates a domain name (like into a numerical Internet address. This is necessary for almost anything you do online.
Instead of using the DNS server of your local provider, you can configure your computer to use one of the free DNS services listed here instead.
A reason you might want to use another DNS server is to avoid any possibility of underhand filtering or redirecting by your local Internet provider.
Conversely, some of the services listed below will prevent access to known malicious sites and porn sites.
Or perhaps you simply want to improve the responsiveness of your Internet connection.
DNS AdvantageFree DNS servers for accessing the Internet.
Google Public DNSFree DNS servers for accessing the Internet including support for IPv4 and IPv6.
OpenDNSFree DNS servers for anyone accessing the Internet.
ScrubITFree filtered DNS which removes porn and malicious sites when you browse the Web.
Free Fast Public
DNS Servers List
A list of free public DNS servers and links to tutorials on how to configure your operating system to work with them (Linux, Windows, etc.).
Free Server Software
Free SMTP ServerA free SMTP server program for Windows that lets you send email messages directly from your computer. You can use it instead of the SMTP server of your Internet service provider.
Free Internet Connection Software
FreeProxyFreeware program for Windows, which enables you to share one internet connection among multiple computers.
HTTP TunnelFreeware HTTP-tunnel application for Windows, acting as a socks server, allowing you to use your Internet applications safely despite restrictive firewalls.
It functions as follows: your Internet application sends data to the HTTP-Tunnel Client, which in turn tunnels the data over HTTP (port 80) to the HTTP-Tunnel servers. The servers then send the data to the intended destination and forward the responses back to the HTTP-Tunnel client. This effectively bypasses firewalls, permitting you to successfully use most Internet applications without being monitored at work, school.
TreePad X Enterprise
384 Gigabyte Personal Information Manager and Word Processor.
Intuitive and versatile, including Website Generator, spellchecker, thesaurus, attachments, search engine, recycle bin, and much more! For Windows and Linux/Wine.
Click here to get the free evaluation version.
Internet Protection
K9 Web ProtectionFree Internet filter and parental control software for Windows and MAC. Features: block certain Web sites, safe search, set up time restrictions, configure lists for allowing or blocking Web sites, and more.
Free Firewalls
AppArmorSecurity suite for Linux, freeware, open-source. AppArmor is also very useful for preventing scripts and programs running on Webservers from being hacked and exploited.
AS3 Personal FirewallFree firewall for Windows (32bit).
AshampooOffers a free firewall for Windows.
ComodoFree firewall + anti-virus for Windows.
Core ForceOpen-source firewall, packet-sniffer and security framework for Windows.
FirestarterFreeware open-source firewall for Linux with graphical user-interface.
FortKnox Personal FirewallFree firewall for Windows.
Home PC Firewall GuideIndependent reviews of Internet security and privacy-related products.
IPCopA Linux distribution which can turn an old or a new PC into a dedicated firewall.
Iptables-tutorialTutorial for the Linux iptables firewall configuration program.
Linux/BSD firewallsA list of free firewall software which runs on Linux, FreeBSD and/or OpenBSD.
NetdefenderFreeware open-source firewall for Windows.
Omniquad Personal
Firewall Freeware
Free firewall for Windows. Although the site looks like it has been abandoned you can still download the firewall.
Outpost Firewall FreeFree firewall for Windows.
PC Tools Firewall PlusA free personal firewall for Windows.
R-FirewallFreeware firewall for Windows, with many features.
SoftPerfectFree personal firewall for Windows.
Sunbelt Personal FirewallFree firewall for Windows. The version offered for download is the full 30-day trial version as well as the feature-limited free version.
Vista Firewall ControlA freeware application which makes the configuration of the built-in firewall of Windows Vista and Windows 7 easier.
Zone Alarm
Free Firewall
Free basic PC desktop firewall for Windows.
Free Network Security Tools
Shields Up!Website which tests your computer ports for vulnerabilities from outside attacks through the Internet. Navigation is rather cumbersome on this site. To access the 'Shields up' service, first click on the 'Shields up' logo, then scroll to the paragraph 'Hot Spots', click on the entry 'Shields up!', finally click on the 'proceed' button. In the 'Shields up' screen, click on 'All Service Ports', or 'Common Ports'.
Free Port ScannerFor Windows. Scans ports and port ranges by using TCP packets. It can determine available hosts and open ports and other important characteristics.
Find your IP address
CmyIP.comThis page shows you your WAN/External/Internet network IP address.
WhatIsMyIP.comA page which displays the Internet IP address of your computer.
IP2A Windows utility that shows you your local network (LAN) IP address and your external (Internet, WAN) IP address.
Internet Diagnostics Tools
CentralOps.netFree online network utilities, such as ping, nslookup, traceroute.
DNS ToolsResolve/reverse lookup, whois (domain name), whois (ip owner), check port, ping.
Down For Everyone
Or Just Me
If you cannot access a Website, you can use this free service to check whether it is generally down ('for everyone') or whether it is some more local problem ('or just me').
FiddlerA 'Web debugging proxy' which you can use to monitor network traffic between your computer and the network to which it is connected (often the Internet). Runs on Windows, using the .NET framework.
Info SniperOnline IP address lookup. Shows a map with the location of the IP address.
MX ToolboxDNS/MX and reverse DNS diagnostics. is a DNS diagnostic utility. It can be used to troubleshoot problems with your domain, web, DNS and email. If you have a problem with a domain this should be able to help you find out what's wrong.
Network-Tools.comPing, trace, whois, spam blacklist check, etc.
Online NettoolsReverse lookup (host), nslookup, whois IP, whois Domain, bandwidth meter, check port, ping host, traceroute to host, port scanner, mail relaying.
Online network toolsShow me my IP address, IP calculator, ping online, traceroute online, IP geolocation, convert IP to domain name, get MX record, DNS dig, Whois, open relay test, speed test, service name -> port TCP/UDP, port TCP/UDP -> service name, online cron generator.
T1 ShopperWhois, ping, port scanner, nslookup, traceroute
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Free Video and TelevisionFree online videos and television channels from around the world.
Free software to watch videos and television over the Internet.
Free Radio OnlineListen to thousands of free online radio channels from around the world using just your computer.
Free Email AddressesA large listing of services that provide free but also non-free email addresses. Web based email, email forwarding, pop email, etc. Also: add email services to your domain.
Free Home pagesPublish your own Web pages for free! Find the best service to host your home page. Create your Web page without any knowledge of HTML. Free services which enable you to run your own CGI scripts (PHP, ASP, Perl, etc.).
Internet Search EnginesInternet search engines, meta search engines, newsgroup-, image- and font-search engines, Web directories, etc.
Free Anti-Spam ToolsFree spam-filter services, free anti-spam software, free spam-reporting services, free anti-spam email services, free server-side anti-spam tools, etc.
Free Anti-SpywareFree utilities to detect and remove spyware.
Free Anti-virus SoftwareBelieve it or not, there are many good anti-virus programs you can download and use for free! Also: free firewalls, very useful trial anti-virus program versions, anti-virus software tests, links to specialized anti-virus sites, etc.
Free Website PromotionGet more visitors. Free Website submission services and software, free mailing list services, free banner exchange services, web promotion tips and tutorials, search engine tips, online marketing tools, free advertising, free resources for Webmasters.
Free Website ToolsFree Website templates, clock widgets, counters, Web statistics, polls to put on your site, guest books to put on your site, DNS services, image optimizers and converters, background creation programs, URL forwarding services, site search engines, HTML editors, HTML and link validation tools, tutorials, resources, etc.
Free Office SoftwareFree office suites, word processors, desktop publishing, text editors, personal databases, diagram software, presentation programs, fonts, document viewers, PDF utilities, thesauri, spellcheckers, document converters, etc.
Free Games Free chess, free checkers, free go, free card games, free puzzle games, free arcade games, free games CD-roms, free online games, free games for download, cheats, virtual pets, role playing, and more!
Free Graphics
Free Paint Programs, Free Image Viewers, Free Photo Albums, Free graphics converters, 2-D Animation Software, 3-D / Animation software and more!
Free images, icons,
clipart, backgrounds,
Download images and clipart for free, royalty-free stock photographs, thousands of free fonts, free icons, free GIFs, animated GIFs, free backgrounds, wallpapers, etc.
Free ScreensaversFree screensavers, cursors, ringtones and desktop themes. Free 3D screensavers, nature, funny and artistic screensavers, screensaver construction packages which don't require any programming, and more.
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