Free Webmaster Internet Tools:
Free Spyware Removal Tools:
Spybot and Super Anti Spyware (try the Free Edition - works great) are all great free programs that find and destroy the evil crap on your computer you pick up when surfing the web.
A decent free spyware tool although not nearly as good is the Microsoft Spyware removal and monitoring tool which I would only suggest for those with legitimate copies of Microsoft software on your hard drive.
I found that all of these free spyware removal tools work well and that all of them used together works great. When you are badly infected I find that using all of these programs at the same time one tool finds what the other has missed.
Even if you think you don't have spyware now, download these tool and you will be amazed at what you will find!
Free PC Virus Protection:
Avira Free Virus protection is one of our best finds in years. So far this find worms and trojans that the other two very popular virus programs miss but we still like Avast Free Virus Protection as well. For the most protection with the ability to create a book recovery disk Avira AntiVir Premium Version.
We have tested dozens of our computers and clients computers and found and successfully removed thousands of Viruses, Trojans, and spyware programs even though they had Norton and other popular virus protection programs for years. The Free version is great, the paid version is much better.
The ultimate One Two punch to protect your sensitive data and integrity of your computers and to keep your business running you should use Avast Free Trail Virus Protection and most importantly the Avira AntiVir Premium Version.
Some still swear by AVG Free Edition anti-virus protection tool. Not as good as and Avira or Avast and we do no recommend using it alone.
AVG Free Edition updates automatically and scans your email and PC in real time. Anytime you want to do a deep scan of your PC it's free and only a few clicks of the mouse away.
Premium System Mechanic Software:
Still didn't fix your computer with the free tools or want to keep it clean and error free? We swear by:
For less than $40 you can use it on up to 3 computers! Keep all the computers you have working right with the best PC Tune Up software out there:
System Mechanic - Up to 3 PC's
Free DHTML Scripts
How about a ton of Free DHTML Scripts? You will find scripts for menus and navigation, document effects, scrollers, links and tool tips, general Images, calendars, image slideshows, date and time, mouseover images, dynamic content, form effects, mouse and cursor, window and frames, text animations, user/system preference and DHTML Games!
Free Favorite / Bookmark Icon Program:
Using this Graphics to Icon Conversion Tool will mean your site will stand out in a surfers favorites / bookmark list. Its works great and it's free!
I have found that my favorite / bookmark traffic has greatly increased since adding a Favicon to each of my sites and this tool is free and real simple.
What you need to do is make your icon as a JPEG or GIF 16 pixels by 16 pixels. After you use the free tool to convert you image to an ICO file, upload to the root of your domain and that is it!
Now that this is done, every time a surfer will bookmark your site, your new icon is copied into their cache file and displays whenever that visitor returns. When they look into this bookmark list, the bookmarks with the Favicon will stand out - more traffic for you!
Free Graphic Program:
A cute free graphic program you can download is ArtRage which is a painting package.
While the ArtRage is program is good, nothing beats Photoshop CS for true profession graphic editing and design. No professional photographer or web designer would think of using any program other than Adobe Photoshop CS
Free Logo Generator:
Make your web site look more professional the easy way with a free Logo Generator that is a snap to use. This program makes professional looking buttons too. Speaking of buttons, a great we also found a great web site button maker.
Free Image Composite Editor:
You can now get for free the Microsoft Image Composite Editor which is a program that stitches photographs together to make a panoramic view. Since the Microsoft Image Composite Editor takes many photographs and turns them into one, the final high resolution result can be saved in common formats like JPEG and TIFF to multi-resolution tiled.
You can take those images and use the as an HTML Map too!
Free Firefox Web Browser:
Some ways to keep your computer from getting spyware is to avoid any questionable web sites and it also help to use a browser such as Firefox which is a free downloaded.
Not only does Firefox keep some of the adaware and spyware in check, it kills pop ups.
Web Developers and Techies love the firefox internet browser as it offers tools and free "extensions" that have color pickers, built in FTP management, Goggle PR checkers, multiple Search engine drop down list, color coded source code viewer, and dozens of other features not found on other browsers.
Free Popup Killer Tools:
The Google Toolbar for internet explorer is free and kills most pop ups. It also shows the Goggle Page Rank (PR) of a site.
Free DNS Reverse Lookup:
When looking through your logs you want to find out more about a single visitor to your site use this Reverse DNS Lookup Tool. Fast and free, the way I like my webmaster tools!
Free HTTP viewer:
Need to see what's on a page including source code, IP, redirects and more? Use the free HTTP viewer.
IP Address Lookup
this IP Address Locator Tool page also has so free Geo Scripts for custom welcomes to your surfers.
The Fagan Finders URLinfo is a tool for handling web pages: finding information about it, translating it, finding related pages, etc. Another one of the better Whois tools is Whois Source.
Free Web Site Monitoring
If you have a web site or if you have manage web sites for clients, it will go down the question is when. Do you want to know your site is down before you boss does or your customers call? Sure you do!
This free program will monitor up to 100 web sites and if there is a problem it shoots you an email and when the site goes back you are alerted as well.
If your web site goes down because of your host or your domain name company, this is the best way (and the cheapest) to nail the problem and find out fast. You become the hero not the whipping boy.
The Monastic Web Site monitoring tool is the program out there and we use it for all of our clients!