Help - Downloadable and online help to avoid and fix computer
1. Downloadable software -
- The best free anti-virus software currently
Online AntiVirus Scanning (scan your PC directly from these
company's web sites)
b. RAV AntiVirus
Security Check - (the makers of Norton AntiVirus)
Sites - Buy and sell new and used items (just about anything).
- This auction site is coming on strong.
- The best (largest, most widely used) auction site.
Auctions - On par with Amazon.com and
worth a visit.
Information - Tests, invoice prices, car values,
etc. Really great sites.
1. AutoTrader - Geared
more to buying and selling than the two industry standards below.
- A must visit for automotive buyers or sellers.
3. Kelly Blue
Book - Another must visit for automotive
buyers or sellers.
- Interesting business sites -- well worth a look.
Business Bureau - BBB online.
2. CEO Express - Tons of very
good business links.
Of Commerce Finder - Start here to find
key local contacts.
Shopping - These sites give shoppers various choices to compare
service and prices.
1. Biz Rate - Rates vendors (for anything)
and gets pricing (offers discounts).
2. DealTime - Rates
vendors (for anything) and gets pricing (by Shopping.com below).
3. My Simon - Rates vendors (for anything)
and gets pricing.
4. NexTag - Rates vendors
(for anything) and gets pricing.
5. Shopping.com - Rates
vendors (for anything) and gets pricing (similar to Dealtime above).
6. Shopzilla - Rates
vendors (for anything) per Biz Rate (above) and gets pricing.
7. Yahoo! Shopping -
Rates vendors (for anything) and gets pricing -- (Yahoo has to be on
and Steals - You can enjoy considerable savings using the
information found on these sites.
- A very good web site and newsletter with coupons and up-to-date deals.
Ratings - User provided technology deals and forums; mostly hardware and
- Five of the best of the many job
search/resume posting sites.
(previously Headhunter.net) - Over 400,000 jobs; easy to search.
2. FlipDog - (now a division
of Monster) - "Fetches" jobs from multiple search engines.
3. Hot Jobs
- Job listings direct from the hiring firm (not just headhunters, etc.).
JobCircle - Fairly new, but very good.
Job Search - Over 1,000,000 job listings.
One of the first and best.
- Some sites to help you take a break and
AtomFilms - A peculiar collection of odd short films and other
Homestar Runner -
Silly, sophomoric, childish (well, it is geared to children) - a top
3. Internet Movie Database - A really
fine site for movie addicts.
Online - Still one of America's leading "IQ" games.
5. JibJab - Famous
for "This Land" political satire short animated flick (actually
created by AtomFilms).
6. Jump The Shark -
When TV shows go bad (e.g., when Fonzie jumped the shark
on Happy Days).
7. Hollywood.com - Great site on anything "Tinsel Town",
plus movies and online tickets.
8. Movies.com - Everything movies -
where they are, buy tickets online, etc.
9. StrangeCosmos - Aptly
named - visit and you'll see why.
10. TV Guide - Check TV listings
and info online.
11. WhatIfSports - Very Cool.
Pick any past and present teams and play them against each other.
Game - Trackwords
is like the game "Boggle". One of our favorites (addictive).
- Sites with many free (and buy after you try) software.
Downloads - Many choices by category.
- Huge (almost too large) site -- one of the first.
- Many choices by category.
- Huge, searchable file of software and add-ons.
Sources to do
insurance company checks.
1. State Departments of
Insurance - Links to States' Insurance Agencies
2. A. M. Best Ratings -
Ratings of insurance company's financial health.
3. Fitch Ratings
- Ratings of insurance company's financial health.
2. Standard & Poor's
Ratings - Ratings of insurance company's financial health
3. A. M. Best Ratings -
Ratings of insurance company's financial health.
- Search for lawyers by specialty and location.
- An excellent, easy to use site with many free tools -- worth the visit.
Lookups - 411
Locate has phone
numbers, maps, email addresses, reverse searches, etc.
& Related - Some familiar names,
but most people don't think to visit their sites.
1. Librarians' Index to the Internet
- "Information you can trust" - a very good reference / research
- Great online maps and directions.
3. The Mayo Clinic -
Useful health and medical information.
- NASA's web site
5. The Library
Of Congress - The huge online site.
6. This Day In History
- From The History Channel's fine
and interesting site.
Geological Survey (USGS) - Aerial photos of most places in the
U.S. (Big Brother in action).
Engines - There's a bunch of
them, but here's some of the best.
1. Google - The best search engine
right now. They also feed AOL, Netscape, and Yahoo! search.
Dogpile - Bad name, great way to search multiple search engines
-- even on tough to find topics.
3. IX Quick - Searches multiple
search engines at one time -- very quickly.
- Very good, free programs - read details before installing - they're
all "use at your own risk".
Reader - Free software you should have (to view the many files
created in pdf format).
Alwil avast! 4 - One of the two best free anti-virus software
programs around (free for Home use only).
3. AVG AntiVirus
- A serious program; the best free anti-virus software currently
Click here for more Antivirus
4. Coffee Calculatorę -
If you are a coffee lover, you'll like this easy to use tool.
- Nice icon creation software - very easy to use.
Internet Explorer 6 - The latest version of the most used Internet
Microsoft Office Update - Scans your PC for free updates,
then allows you to download needed files.
Windows Update - Select "Product Updates" to scan your PC
and download updates.
- Latest suite of Internet products including their Navigator Internet
- Provides 10 hours per month of free Internet access - great as a
backup to your ISP.
Newzip - A
nice file compression/decompression program or consider the author's
Expander - Decompresses zipped files (e.g., *.zip) to their
- "Firewall" software that helps keep hackers out of your PC
(free for Home use only).
- The Official U.S. Time -
Within 0.0000001 seconds of the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
That Flight On Time? - Up to the second
Weather Channel - The place to get all
that is weather related.
Find the right wine at the right price.
Alcoholreviews - A nice collection of wines with their own
ratings and a "deep search" feature.
Wine - Nice ratings by various experts, but only for products
they sell online.