Association of Personal Computer User Groups

Arizona Alliance of Computer Clubs


Useful Websites and Products
March 2009

Web Tour is a monthly feature where we travel the internet to find interesting sites and programs. Web Tour appears in the group's newsletter as well as here on our website. Just click the links below to visit the sites.

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Free for Personal Use

Whether you are on a budget or not, these are excellent programs that will help you with many functions not originally on your PC.

These are all free for personal use. 


SiteAdvisor from McAfee. For IE and Firefox. Warns users of bad, fair, or good websites. Absolutely a must for every user.


Belarc does an "audit" of your PC's hardware, software, installation key codes (for example MS Office and Windows XP and Vista). Save and print these out as you add and remove programs, devices, etc. Even finds your motherboard's manufacturer and serial number. Very helpful when you call tech support.


Easily configured, does auto backup, synchronizing one directory to another, or bi-directional (be careful in how you choose overwrite options). Configs can backup by date and time, even several per day, week, etc. Not a mirror full drive backup - only directories.


Records video, screen shots, audio. If you have trouble or want to document what happens on your PC, this is excellent. The avi files can be sent to tech support to show what happened, or used for training purposes.

Atomic Clock - Time Sync

Helpful if your PC is drifting in time, before you replace your clock battery


Powerful audio recorder, editor, amplifier, noise reduction. Great for recording support calls, doing audio note taking, music editing, etc.


One deal of the day. Some excellent, some goofy. Hard drives, PC's, audio, camcorders, ...

Giveaway of the Day

Free daily programs, not restricted for personal use, but no support. Utilities, small programs, often useful, etc.


Remote support for your computer or to help others. Free version will support several PCs. Can be toggled on/off as needed. Excellent support tool to demo remotely to others what you are doing.


All of the Web Tour sites in the newsletter are archived and instantly available right here on our website. Don't waste time-consuming typing of the site addresses. Just click, and you are there.

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If you have favorite sites and products,
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