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Fixing the XP SP3 Address Bar

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Fixing the XP SP3 Address Bar

This week’s download may not help everyone out there, but I have received a few phone calls and e-mails about this, so I figured I would share a fix for it!

For the longest time, I have always had my taskbar at the bottom of my screen set up just like I like it. I’m sure most of you have tinkered with the taskbar… Continue reading

IE 7 Pro

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

IE 7 Pro

I have an awesome program for you today! It’s called IE 7 Pro and its main purpose is to help you add new features right to your Internet Explorer 7 Web browser. It’s simply amazing, so let’s check it out!

This program allows you to add such features as saving forms, download management, control of the browser with mouse movements, spell checker, advanced tab control and many… Continue reading

Screenshot Captor

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

So many people have asked me about an easy way to make screenshots. You know, taking a picture of what’s on your screen so that you can show it to others. Well, in the past, I have always made my screenshots the hard way. I would take the screenshot by pressing the Print Screen button on my keyboard, open up my photo editing program, paste in the image, crop the… Continue reading

Microsoft Virtual PC

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Microsoft Virtual PC

Have you ever tried to install a program, only to find out later that it is not compatible with your operating system? I’m sure that has happened to all of you at least once. Well, today, I have a download for you that just might fix all of your compatibility issues! The program is called Microsoft Virtual PC. Let’s check it out!

Virtual PC is compatible with… Continue reading

Auto Reboot Setter

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Auto Reboot Setter

I don’t know about you, but one thing I cannot stand is when my computer does something without my permission! Have you ever been working on your computer when that little screen pops up telling you that an update has been installed? It usually tells you your computer needs to be restarted and if you don’t click “Restart Later,” your computer will automatically restart after one minute.… Continue reading


Thursday, April 24th, 2008


Have you ever felt like one desktop is just not enough for everything you have running on your computer? I know I have! Well, today, I have a free download for you that will help solve that problem. The program is called VirtuaWin and it sets your computer up for virtual desktops. For example, with a virtual desktop, you can have a program running on one desktop and then… Continue reading


Thursday, April 17th, 2008


Have you ever formatted your hard drive and installed a fresh copy of Windows? I know I have several times. Everyone will have to go through that process from time to time and it can be quite a hassle. Well, today, I have a free download for you that will save you a ton of time the next time you need to reinstall Windows. The program is called DriverMax


Thursday, April 10th, 2008


Today, I have another great little utility for you called FreeCommander. FreeCommander is a program you can use to manage your files easily and with only one screen! So, tell me, have you ever used Windows Explorer? It’s a nice little tool to use to easily view the files and folders on your system, but it has one major downfall. With Windows Explorer, you only get one screen. So… Continue reading

Active ISO Burner

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Active ISO Burner

Have you ever come across a file ending in .iso? If you have, I’m sure you were able to figure out what it was and how to use it, right? Or, if not, you soon will! ISO files are quickly becoming the new way to deliver a CD’s content through a download. For example, if you download any of the new Microsoft Office programs over the Internet… Continue reading

A Few More Firefox Add Ons

Friday, March 14th, 2008

This week, I have a few more Firefox add ons for you and I’m willing to bet that you’ve never heard of them before! These add ons can make your life a whole lot easier while you’re browsing the Web. Like I said, these add ons are for Firefox only, so if you don’t have Firefox yet, you can download it right here. Okay, let’s check these out!… Continue reading

Spyware Terminator

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Spyware Terminator

I think this is one of the best free downloads I have ever found! The program is called Spyware Terminator and it is a utility that provides full, real time protection against all spyware and adware.

I know there are several different spyware removal programs out there today, but Spyware Terminator is the only one I have found that is free and provides real time protection. Even the… Continue reading

AMP Font Viewer

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

The other day, I received an e-mail from a reader, asking if there was a program that would allow for a quick look at all of the fonts on their system, without having to open a big program such as MS Word. I started looking around and I happened upon a great free download that does just that! It’s called AMP Font Viewer and it’s very simple to install and… Continue reading

Windows Vulnerability Scanner

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Today, I was able to find a very helpful download that will help keep your computer secure. The program is called Windows Vulnerability Scanner. All you have to do is download and run the scanner to find Windows vulnerability issues and the fixes that go along with them. I was surprised to see that this program found three patches I need for my computer!

When you run… Continue reading

PC Wizard

Friday, February 8th, 2008

PC Wizard

I have a great download for you today called PC Wizard! This program is made for taking a deeper look into the performance of your computer system. With PC Wizard, you can look at all of your hardware and find out how well it’s performing, compared to what it should be doing. And the best part is how easy it is to use. Let’s take a look!

Right… Continue reading

Firefox Downloads Times Two

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Firefox Downloads Times Two

Here are a couple new downloads for those of you who like to use the Firefox Web browser. The first one is called AdBlock Plus and the second is called Download Statusbar. Let’s check them out!

Have you ever had to deal with an annoying ad that came up on your computer screen every time you visit a Web page? I know I have! Well, luckily… Continue reading


Friday, January 18th, 2008


From time to time, I have found myself needing a program for making graphics and pictures. I used to try and use the Paint program that comes with Windows, but I almost always find it to be lacking in features. Because of that, I have been looking for a paint program that has a lot more options and features. After looking for awhile, I came across a free program… Continue reading

Free CD Ripper

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Lately, it seems like there has been an influx of MP3 player questions here at WorldStart. A lot of you have gotten MP3 players and almost all of you have one specific question: “How do I convert my CDs to an MP3 format?” Well, that is a very good question, so today I have a download for you that will do just that! It’s called Free CD Ripper. Let’s check… Continue reading


Friday, January 4th, 2008

I was browsing through WorldStart’s message board today and I came across a great download that was discovered by one of our members who goes by the name of “Razzputin.”

They posted a link to a little calendar program I thought was awesome! The program is called Xcalday and it’s just a little calendar with a notepad. For each day, you can put in notes about what you… Continue reading

Gmail Disk

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Gmail Disk

A couple days ago, Erin wrote about the possibilities of Google making an online storage area known as the Gdrive. Although Google has not yet released this type of technology, some great programmers out there have created a program that turns your Gmail account into an online storage space. It’s called the Gmail Disk and it makes a disk on your computer that looks something like this:


Friday, December 14th, 2007


Throughout the day here at WorldStart, I have all kinds of little notes I have to write down as reminders for myself. At first, I would write them on a post-it note and stick them to my computer screen. Well, after awhile, there were just too many notes! I would either lose them or just not be able to find the note I was looking for.

Well, that’s when… Continue reading


Friday, December 7th, 2007


I don’t know about you, but for me, this has got to be the coolest free download I have ever found! For those of you who don’t know, I am the technical support guru here at WorldStart. When I’m taking tech calls, there are so many times I wish I could control someone else’s computer and fix their problem for them, instead of trying to explain the steps over… Continue reading


Friday, November 30th, 2007

Lorine via e-mail asks:

Do you know of a good audio recorder that I can use? I have tried several and they just don’t seem to do the job.

Thanks for the question, Lorine – I love when people ask me this, because it gives me a chance to talk about a


Friday, November 16th, 2007

If you haven’t noticed, there are so many different instant messaging programs these days. I mean, there’s AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, MSN Messenger, Google Talk, IRC Chat and the list goes on and on. That’s all good and well, but there’s one little problem: all of those IM clients do not talk to each other.

For example, if you have a friend who uses AIM, you have to… Continue reading


Friday, November 9th, 2007


Have you ever had to look up your system information (such as your processor speed, memory, hard drive space, etc.?) If you know anything about that, it always seems to take so much time! Well, today I have a free download that will put all of that vital information right on your desktop for you. And you know what that means. Yep, you don’t have to go digging around… Continue reading


Friday, November 2nd, 2007


Have you seen the price of the newest version of Photoshop? Yikes! It’s a good thing there is a program out there that is completely free that has all the same functions as Photoshop. Interested? Then let’s check it out!

This program is called GIMP (it stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program). If you like to do special things with your digital photos and you don’t feel like coughing… Continue reading


Friday, October 26th, 2007

Want to listen to your iTunes music on any computer and with any Internet connection? Well, you can now do that with Dot.Tunes!

I mean, haven’t you ever thought about how cool it would be to be able to listen to your iTunes music collection anywhere and anytime, without having to lug your MP3 player or iPod around? If you have, this free download is just for… Continue reading

BitMeter II

Friday, April 20th, 2007

BitMeter II

Do you ever notice that your Internet connection is different throughout the day or week? Do you download files and surf the Web faster later on at night, rather than earlier in the day? Have you ever called your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to tell them you’re offline or your connection is painfully slow, only to have it bounce back up to an acceptable level by the time… Continue reading

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