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Free Software

Welcome to our software page. At CCofSalem, we are always on the lookout for the next application that works as well as, or better than, it's commercial/paid equivalent. Browse the titles on this page for zero-cost software that is always up-to-date!.

Free - no gimmicks, subscriptions, etc - literally no strings attached! The following software titles are ones we have now been using for years on our re-certified systems, as well as on the systems that we service for our customers.  Please take advantage of the resources provided here, as they are tried and true and absolutely spyware free!
AVG Anti-Virus
Alternative to: Subscription
Fast & effective security solution
Light on system resources
Supports auto-updates/scans
Price: Free (for home use)
Alternative to: MS Office
Saves in same formats
Interface similar to Office 2003
Price: Free (opensource)
Alternative to: MS Disk Cleanup
Protect your privacy online
Enhances speed & security
Extremely easy to use
Price: Free (freeware)
Alternative to: Subscription
Identify & remove malware
Catches more than the competition
Easy-to-use interface
Price: Free (free version)
Thunderbird (w/lightning)
Alternative to: MS Outlook
Lighter/faster than the competition
Dedicated mailbox per address
Tabbed email browsing
Price: Free (opensource)
PDF Creator
Alternative to: Adobe Acrobat
Create PDFs from any program
Send created files via email
Used just like a printer
Price: Free (opensource)
Spybot Search & Destroy
Alternative to: Subscription
Spyware dection/removal
Malware detection/removal
Immunizes against threats
Price: Free (freeware)
Alternative to: Nero/Roxio
CD/DVD/Blu-Ray/HD-DVD Support
Burns Data/Audio/ISO file types
Compatible with almost every drive
Price: Free (freeware)
VLC Media Player
Alternative to: PowerDVD/WinDVD
Simple, powerful & fast
Cross-platform media player
Plays most multimedia formats
Price: Free (opensource)
Ubuntu Linux
Alternative to: Microsoft Windows Ubuntu Linux is not for everyone, but it might be for you! It offers ease of use, enhanced security, lots of free software and works with your existing setup. Think about what you use your computer for and look at the table below.
What is equivalent
Surf the internet
Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Email (non-webmail) handling
MS Outlook
Mozilla Thunderbird
Word / Excel / Powerpoint
MS Office
For more information, visit the ubuntu website at

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