Free utility software

7 ZIP

7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.

7-Zip is a file archiver for Microsoft Windows with a high compression ratio.. 7-Zip operates primarily with the 7z archive format, as well as being able to read and write to several other archive formats. In operation a user can use the command line, graphical user interface or Windows shell integration.

7-Zip began in 2000 and is actively developed by Igor Pavlov.
In contrast to the market-leading programs WinZip and WinRAR, which remain as proprietary competitors, 7-Zip is distributed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License free software. 7-Zip was the winner of the SourceForge.net 2007 community choice awards for "Technical Design" and for "Best Project".

7-Zip is open source software. Most of the source code is under the GNU LGPL license. The unRAR code is under a mixed license: GNU LGPL + unRAR restrictions. Check license information here: 7-Zip license.
You can use 7-Zip on any computer, including a computer in a commercial organization. You don't need to register or pay for 7-Zip.

Features

  -   High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression
  -   Supported formats:
        Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
        Unpacking only: RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, MSI, WIM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB and NSIS
   -  For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
   -  Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
   -  Self-extracting capability for 7z format
   -  Integration with Windows Shell
   -  Powerful File Manager
   -  Powerful command line version
   -  Plugin for FAR Manager
   - Localizations for 69 languages



CDBurnerXP

CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. Everyone, even companies, can use it for free. It does not include adware or similar malicious components.

The program supports burning data on CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD as well as burning audio files (WAV, MP3, FLAC, Windows Media Audio, and Ogg Vorbis) in the Red Book format. ISO images can be burnt and created.

CDBurnerXP Pro is freeware. It is closed source because it currently uses some proprietary libraries.

Key Features

   -  burn all kinds of discs
   -  audio-CDs with or without gaps between tracks
   -  burn and create ISO files
   -  data verification after burning process
   -  create bootable discs
   -  multi-language interface
   - bin/nrg → ISO converter, simple cover printing and much more!
   -  Operating Systems: Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista



Clonezilla

You're probably familiar with the popular proprietary commercial package Norton Ghost®. The problem with these kind of software packages is that it takes a lot of time to massively clone systems to many computers. You've probably also heard of Symantec's solution to this problem, Symantec Ghost Corporate Edition® with multicasting. Well, now there is an OpenSource clone system (OCS) solution called Clonezilla with unicasting and multicasting!

Clonezilla, based on DRBL, Partclone and udpcast, allows you to do 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. Clonezilla saves and restores only used blocks in the harddisk. This increases the clone efficiency. At the NCHC's Classroom C, Clonezilla SE was used to clone 41 computers simultaneously. It took only about 10 minutes to clone a 5.6 GBytes system image to all 41 computers via multicasting!

Features:

  -   Free (GPL) Software.
  -   Filesystem supported: (1) ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, reiser4, xfs, jfs of GNU/Linux, (2) FAT, NTFS of MS Windows, (3) HFS+ of Mac OS, (4) UFS of FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD, and (5) VMFS of VMWare ESX. Therefore you can clone GNU/Linux, MS windows, Intel-based Mac OS, and FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD, no matter it's 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x86-64) OS. For these file systems, only used blocks in partition are saved and restored. For unsupported file system, sector-to-sector copy is done by dd in Clonezilla.
  -   LVM2 (LVM version 1 is not) under GNU/Linux is supported.
  -   Grub (version 1 and version 2) is supported.
  -   Unattended mode is supported. Almost all steps can be done via commands and options. You can also use a lot of boot parameters to customize your own imaging and cloning.
  -   Multicast is supported in Clonezilla SE, which is suitable for massively clone. You can also remotely use it to save or restore a bunch of computers if PXE and Wake-on-LAN are supported in your clients.
  -  The image file can be on local disk, ssh server, samba server, or NFS server.
  -  Based on Partclone (default), Partimage (optional), ntfsclone (optional), or dd to image or clone a partition. However, Clonezilla, containing some other programs, can save and restore not only partitions, but also a whole disk.
  -  By using another free software drbl-winroll, which is also developed by us, the hostname, group, and SID of cloned MS windows machine can be automatically changed.

Clonezilla itself is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) Version 2. However, to run Clonezilla, a lot of free and open source software, e.g. the Linux kernel, a mininal GNU/Linux OS, are required.

 

TeamViewer

TeamViewer - the All-In-One Solution for Remote Access and Support over the Internet

TeamViewer connects to any PC or server around the world within a few seconds. You can remote control your partner's PC as if you were sitting right in front of it.

TeamViewer is our solution for easy and friendly desktop sharing. You can remote control a partner’s desktop to give online assistance, or you can show your screen to a customer - all without worrying about firewalls, IP addresses and NAT.


MYCO

My Commander is small - smarter - fastest file manager in the world.

MyCO Features:

  -  Based on microPlatform
  -  Copy, move, rename, files
  -  Create, copy , move, rename, folders
  -  Create jonctions, softlinks, hardlinks, mountpoints
  -  Create, extract ISO files
  -  Create, extract zip files



Double Commander

Double Commander is a cross platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas.

Here are some key features of Double Commander:

  -   Unicode support
  -   All operations working in background
  -   Multi-rename tool
  -   Tabbed interface
  -   Custom columns
  -   Internal text editor (F4)  with syntax hightlighting
  -   Built in file viewer (F3) to view files of in hex, binary or text format
  -   Archives are handled like subdirectories. You can easily copy files to and from archives. Supported archive types: ZIP, TAR GZ, TGZ, LZMA and also BZ2, RPM, CPIO, DEB, RAR.
  -   Extended  search function with full text search in any files
  -   Configurable button bar to start external programs or internal menu commands
  -   Total Commander WCX, WDX and WLX plug-ins support
  -   File operations logging
  -   And more...


FreeCommander

FreeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager. The program helps you with daily work in Windows. Here you can find all the necessary functions to manage your data stock. You can take FreeCommander anywhere - just copy the installation directory on a CD or USB-Stick - and you can even work with this program on a foreign computer.

Main features in FreeCommander:

   -  Dual-panel technology - horizontal and vertical
   -  Tabbed interface
   -  Optional tree view for each panel
   -  Built in file viewer to view files in hex, binary, text or image format
   -  File viewer inside archives too
   -  Built in archive handling: ZIP (read, write), CAB (read, write), RAR (read)
   -  Nested archive handling
   -  Built in FTP client
   -  Easy access to system folders, control panel, desktop and start menu
   -  Copy, move, delete, rename files and folders
   -  Multi rename tool
   -  Wipe files
   -  Create and verify MD5 checksums
   - File splitting
   - File properties and context menu
   - Calculation of folder size
   - Folder comparison / synchronization
   - Modification of file date and attributes
   - Folder / program favorites
   - File searching (inside archive too)
   - File filters for display
   - User defined columns for detailed view
   - DOS command line
   - Multiple language  support


CCleaner

CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC. It protects your privacy online and makes your computer faster and more secure. Easy to use and a small, fast download.

CCleaner is our system optimization, privacy and cleaning 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. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware!


Advanced SystemCare Free

It's time to completely fix your slow PC!

Advanced SystemCare Free (formerly Advanced WindowsCare Personal) has a one-click approach to help protect, repair, clean, and optimize your PC. With over 100 MILLION downloads since 2006, this fantastic, award-winning, free PC repair software is a "must-have" tool for your computer. 100% safe with no adware, spyware, or viruses; a PC maintenance program that's incredibly easy to use.

Why waste money on expensive "registry cleaners" to fix your PC when Advanced SystemCare Free will repair, tune, and maintain it for you – for free!