24 | 01 | 2018

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Useful tools

We would like to present a few popular and cost-free tools here, which might be of assistance to you when using Usenet and also the Internet.

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Avira Antivir

Avira AntiVir

The company Avira offers a seriously competitive rival to commercial products with its antvirus software Antivir which is free for private use.

Antivir consistently receives positive reviews from IT magazines and can be thoroughly recommended.

Generally speaking, you should always have a current anti-virus programme running whilst surfing the Internet or Usenet. It is recommended to update this daily.

You can download the most current version of Antivir for free from Usenet.

Spybot Search&Destroy

Spybot Search & Destroy

In addition to a an up-to-date virus scanner, we also highly recommend the free programme Spybot Search&Destroy; be it for the Internet or Usenet.

Spybot Search&Destroy is a good addition to anti-virus software. As the name suggests it detects and eliminates Spyware, Adware and Malware which can't be found by conventional anti-virus programmes.

According to PC World, PCMag.com and a lot of other IT-magazines it is currently one of the best programmes to protect your privacy.

The programme is available to download freely from Usenet

VLC Mediaplayer

VLC Mediaplayer

The VLC Mediaplayer is a powerful media player which can play back virtually any of the current video and music formats.

A big plus factor is that it is possible to view films with the VLC Mediaplayer while they are still downloading.

So, as you commence downloading you can immediately check whether it makes sense to continue and thus prevent a needless usage of the download capacity.

The VLC Mediaplayer is available for free and can be downloaded directly from the Usenet.