Free Software / Apps

Avast AntiVirus 

Freeware AntiVirus - no cost, top rated


Free & Open-source office suite, can replace MS Office for almost all users

Putty / Bitvise SSH + sftp client

Free & Open-source client for secure access to your remote server.

GIMP Image/Photo Editor

Free & Open-source raster graphics editor that can be as useful as PhotoShop(TM)

Mozilla FireFox Web Browser            Brave Web Browser

Both Brave and Firefox are Free & Open-source web browsers.  Flip a coin... they're both great.  Use Firefox if you like to tinker with things, it is more customizeable. Choose Brave if you're more of a "set it & forget it" kind of person, the default settings are secure, and it has a built-in adblocker too.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my computer have a virus?

Computer viruses and malware can go undetected for long periods of time.  Often though, the signs begin to show: slow / sluggish performance, new icons you don't remember on your desktop, new search provider in your browser, sudden influx of pop-ups or other targeted ads, WARNING/FBI/LOCK screens trying to extort you for money, etc.  If you see any of these signs, or suspect your device may be infected, turn it off and call us!  

My screen is [frozen/blank/black], what can I do?

  • First, try holding-down the power button for at least 10 seconds.  If the device turns off, wait a few seconds and then try to boot again.  If that doesn't work:
  • Second, unplug the power cord and remove the battery if possible (portable devices).  Wait for a moment, and then re-install battery and try to boot again.  If that still doesn't work:
  • Third, unplug the power cord and remove the battery again! This time, wait for at least 30 minutes and then try to boot again.  If something was overheating, this may help us determine the problem.  If this is the only way you can get you device to boot, you should probably give us a call!