Virus and Security

Ad-Aware – for spyware and malware protection

AVG – a free anti-virus program. Has won awards – you’ll have to really read the site to find the free version.

Avast – another free anti-virus program. Remember, you can only have one anti-virus on your computer at a time. Ad-aware is okay with either Avast or AVG.


Other Useful programs (again free)

Skype – video calls for free from your computer

IP Address – find out what your IP address is

Magical Jelly Bean – freeware utility that retrieves your Product Key (cd key) for products you have on your computer.

Site Meter – Free site meter for your website

You Send it – a way to send large files that your own email programs can’t deal with, all free!

Mail 2 Web – If you find your own internet provider’s site is just too complicated or busy to find where you can get your email when you are away from your computer or home, go to this site and put in your email address and password (you’ll need to know that for sure) and any email that hasn’t been downloaded from your server to your computer is there. You can reply to messages, delete large files that are clogging up your incoming mail and generally not miss anything while you are away.

Mozilla – Firefox is both more secure and more modern than Internet Explorer.

Blurb – create a book with software you download, and then upload it to this company and they print it. Looks really professional, and isn’t free, but think of the possibilities. A cookbook for your family of their favourite recipes, a classy scrapbook of your own images. No limit to the possibilities.

Login Recovery – Has someone put a password on their XP (and now Vista) computer and now can’t remember it? This site can help you. Free if you can wait three days, Fifteen pounds if you can’t.(approx. $30.00Cdn) Worth it if you are desperate!

Local Sites

Lindsay & District Chamber of Commerce – I’m a member.

Lindsay Downtown – a general site of the downtown area of Lindsay, Ontario

Ruth Tait Creations – Professional photographer if you need images for your website

Kevin Frank – He does logos and illustrations.  Author of the local “True North” in the Kawartha This Week newspaper


Kijiji – a site like eBay, but easy to use and free!!!

Blogger – Write your own blog and link it to your site. Make sure it is kept up to date, and if it is about your business, it is an inexpensive way to keep your content fresh. – if you want a blog that is hosted on WordPress’s server, then .com is where to go.

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