USB Key-Ring Utilities: I always carry a physically small 1Gb USB stick around attached to my keyring - sort of Swiss army-knife of utilities. Of course it's always changing and suggestions are welcome. Most of the programmes are free but you can check on the web. Some are actually worth buying. I use AVG anti-virus, AdAware from Lavasoft and Spybot for spyware defence, but most importantly I use Mailwasher to look at my e-mail before downloading.

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Adobe PDF reader 6.0 www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html Original PDF reader from Adobe - Win98 version. See also Foxit pdf reader.
Avery Label Pro (Eng) www.avery.co.uk/uk1/index.jsp Label programme and so much more - bit quirky sometimes.
BackRex Expert www.backsettings.com Backup Outlook Express, etc. Not free.
Belarc Advisor www.belarc.com/free_download.html Very full diagnostic programme. Produces a full report as HTML document.
C Cleaner www.ccleaner.com Windows Cleaner - clear everything out
Cute PDF Writer www.cutepdf.com/ Create professional quality PDF files - needs to auto download Internet component
DBQuikSite ver 1.5 www.dbqwiksite.com/ Utility to create html tables out of dBase and Access databases (e.g. this document).
DeepBurner www.deepburner.com/ DeepBurner is a CD/DVD burning software that lets you create Data CDs, etc,
Easy Office www.easyofficesuite.com/ Easy Office substitute for MS Office
EasyMail Plus www.homeplansoftware.com/ General Purpose wordprocessor, mail-merge and e-mail
eXpert PDF Standard 3 www.visagesoft.com/products/expertpdf/ PDF creation programme
FastStone Viewer www.faststone.org General purpose viewer - versatile and completely free
Final Burner www.protectedsoft.com/ Free CD burning software. See also other free burning software, or see here.
Fineprint www.fineprint.com Print viewer and organiser. Print to screen and decide what to do with it (you'd be surprised!)
Foxit PDF Reader www.foxitsoftware.com/ PDF reader much faster and neater than Adobe Acrobat
FSCaptureSetup.exe www.faststone.org/ General purpose screen capture - versatile and completely free
GENERIC_USB www.novatech.co.uk Generic_USB driver for Windows 98
Internet Cleanup www.soft32.com/download_1657.html Deletes much Internet residue to speed up access.
Libra home library www.codejam.com Libra is a library software to organize your stuff: Books, Audio CDs, Movies, & Games. See also OpenOfficeBase.
MailWasher www.firetrust.com Spam Filter - paid for version has effective heuristic spam awareness
NoteTab Lite www.notetab.com NoteTab Lite is a text editor with a variety of controls and facilities.
NVU html editor www.nvu.com/ Nvu (pronounced N-view, for a "new view") makes managing a web site a snap.
pdfFactory www.fineprint.com Printdriver for creating PDF (Acrobat Portable Document Files). Works well with Fineprint (qv)
Photocopier www.nicocuppen.com/download.php Photocopy from your scanner to printer - works well with FinePrint/PDF Factory (qv).
PhotoshopSE starter 3.0 www.adobe.com/products/photoshopalbum/starter.html Adobe's useful starter photoshop_album_SE_3.0 probably all you'll ever need!
Powerdesk www.v-com.com/product/PowerDesk_Free_Trial.html Enhanced file manager with lots of user friendly features. Never use Windows Explorer again!
Registry mechanic www.pctools.com/ Registry Cleaner etc.
SpyWareBlaster www.javacoolsoftware.com/ Spyware blocking programme
Startman www.pt.lu/comnet/desc/startman.html To manage start-up programmes - will identify unnecessary and duplicate start-up programmes.
Stickies ver 4.5a www.tom.revell.btinternet.co.uk/download.html Another post-it note programme but one which works. Can double as a visible multi clipboard.
SyncBack http://www.2brightsparks.com/ File copy manager - copy/update whole directories.
Tweaking Toolbox www.tweakingtoolbox.com/ttw/index.html Tweaks various aspects of Windows
Vilma Registry Editor www.vsft.com/regexp/ Registry Editor
Wave Pad www.nch.com.au/wavepad/masters.html Audio management program, possibly better than Audacity; more versatile.
WinZip www.winzip.com Zip manager - the one everyone uses and which integrates with Powerdesk (qv)
X-Fonter www.blacksunsoftware.com/xfonter.html Font Manager - installs, uninstalls, catalogues, etc (see also utilities from My Tools or Moon Software)
XXCopy www.xxcopy.com Xxcopy will copy files and directories in DOS mode. Clone whole disks in Win98.
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