Software that every computer needs.

Essential stuff

Microsoft Silverlight

Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Shockwave Player

Java

Browsers

For surfing the web. Although still dominant, IE is not the only, or even the best, application for viewing web pages.

Google Chrome

Firefox

Opera

Safari

Internet Exporer

Stuff

A selection of free applications that help turn your PC into a useful tool for all kinds of things.

Audacity
Audio editor and recording package

PhotoShory 3
Create simple but effective videos from still photographs

The Gimp
Free image editor (similar to Photoshop)

VideoLAN VLC
A versatile music and video player

Media Monkey
Music player and manager

Winamp
Music player

iSpring Free
add in for PowerPoint. Allows you to export presentations to Flash

Convert PDF to Word (online)

Zamzar File Conversion (online)

WinAVI Video Converter (portable)

PDF Unlocker

HP Boot Disk Creator (for USB)

DVD Shrink

Skype

FileZilla (free FTP)

CutePDF (free PDF writer)

Freemake
Freemake offer a seection of audio and video downloaders and converters

Windows Tools

CCleaner

Defraggler

Recuvva

Treesize

YouTube Downloader

7-Zip

Image resizer

Easy Thumbnails

Security

Microsoft Security Essentials

AVG Free

MalwareBytes

Useful websites

Software4students

FileHippo