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Top 10 Downloads for January 2014

cnet2Care should be taken when downloading programs – or anything else for that matter – off the Net. However, one of the best places to get downloads – other than directly from the source, i.e., Adobe – is CNET. They offer a wide selection of downloads – and in different formats.   The following ten programs are the top 10 for the start of this year.

1)  Avast Free Antivirus 2014 – Avast’s new layout is a unique and clean take on managing security.

Read more about the program or download at this link:  http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus-2014/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?tag=main;pop – 

2)  AVG AntiVirus Free 2014 – AVG’s Anti-Virus and Internet Security line follows on the heel of last year’s highly-ranked security suite by not merely incorporating some minor but key tweaks to both its front-end and back-end, but a stronger push toward personal data management and privacy utilities that help prevent uninvited access to your files.

Read more about the program or download at this link:   http://download.cnet.com/AVG-AntiVirus-Free-2014/3000-2239_4-10320142.html?tag=main;pop 

3)  Driver Booster – IOBit’s Driver Booster analyzes your PC for out-of-date drivers — and updates them with a click.

Read more about the program or download at this link:   http://download.cnet.com/Driver-Booster/3000-18513_4-75992725.html?tag=main;pop

4)  CCleaner – Nowadays, cookies, temporary files, and various other means of tracking your Web footprint are par for the course. Some of these trackers are useful, while others can be potentially intrusive. Thankfully, there are myriad freeware cleaners out there that help keep your system in check. CCleaner is one of the better ones for its ease of use and powerful cleaning capabilities.

Read more about the program or download at this link:   http://download.cnet.com/CCleaner/?tag=main;pop

5)  Advanced SystemCare – IOBit’s everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to Advanced SystemCare means you’re bound to find something useful for your machine in its massive library of tools, tweakers, and cleaners.

Read more about the program or download at this link:   http://download.cnet.com/Advanced-SystemCare/3000-2086_4-10407614.html?tag=main;pop6)

6)  YTD Video Downloader – Formerly known as plain old YouTube Downloader, the recently renamed YTD Video Downloader updates to version 4.0 with a promise of 2x faster downloads and 2x faster video conversions, and perhaps more usefully, the ability to resume downloads after the temporary loss of an Internet connection.

Read more about the program or download at this link:   http://download.cnet.com/YTD-Video-Downloader/3000-2071_4-10647340.html?tag=main;pop7)

cnet17)  Free You tube Downloader – YouTube downloaders make it easy to grab and save video from YouTube’s inexhaustible, ever-expanding supply. It not only downloads videos from YouTube but also converts them and files from your hard drive into formats you can play on your iPad, iPhone, and similar devices.

Read more about the program or download at this link: http://download.cnet.com/Free-YouTube-Downloader/3000-2071_4-75219434.html?tag=main;pop

8)  KMPlayer – KMPlayer has evolved over the past few years, from a video player to a leading source for content discovery.

Read more about the program or download at this link: http://download.cnet.com/KMPlayer/3000-13632_4-10659939.html?tag=main;pop

9)  WinRAR (32-bit) – WinRAR is a lightweight, flexible, and easy-to-use archiving utility that can unpack most archive formats, as well as compress to both RAR and ZIP. Free to try for 40 days.

Read more about the program or download at this link: http://download.cnet.com/WinRAR-32-bit/3000-2250_4-10007677.html?tag=main;pop

 10)  Hotspot Shield – The Internet connection protector Hotspot Shield encrypts your traffic to protect you from all kinds of spying while your computer communicates with the rest of the world. It’s a must-have utility for anybody who uses public Wi-Fi networks.

Read more about the program or download at this link: http://download.cnet.com/hotspot-shield/?tag=main;pop


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