check This "DOWNLOAD PAGE" contains a collection of 88 popular Download sites on the Internet. If you know of any other such sites that you have found useful, please notify Terry Chambers.

Thanks to Terry Chambers of the DPCUC, this page was last reported as checked for full accuracy on November 11, 2011.



A fullscreen graphical WWW browser which runs on DOS compatible operating systems. Alpha version of Arachne for POSIX-compliant systems like Linux is available now.

Google "Chrome"

From Google, a web browser that is simple and fast. Optimized for Google applications and services.

Microsoft "Internet Explorer"

The Microsoft Download Center contains various versions of their products, including the Internet Explorer web browser.

Mozilla "Firefox"

The award-winning, free Web browser is better than ever. Browse the Web with confidence - Firefox protects you from viruses, spyware and pop-ups. Enjoy improvements to performance, ease of use and privacy. It's easy to import your favorites and settings and get started. Download Firefox now and get the most out of the Web.

"Opera" Software

At a time when almost every software upgrade requires an often significant investment in new hardware, you will soon come to appreciate Opera, our refreshingly different Internet Client.


It has innovative new features that improve the way you view the web. And powerful new tools to help developers enhance and customize the browsing experience altogether.

Kid-Friendly Browsers


A Web browser, search engine, & online community for kids under 13. Reviewed by parents like you.

My Kids Browser

Free trial version. My Kids Browser protects children against porn, predators, and other Internet dangers...even when you can't be there!


A fun, easy-to-use Internet browser software designed especially for kids 3 to 8 years old. KidSurf is a great new way to keep your kids safe while on the Internet.


A free, easy-to-use Web browser for kids of all ages.


Here you will find the best environment on the Internet for children living with various autism challenges.



Send messages to your friends and family instantly. Lifestream helps you stay in touch with your friends, whether they are on AIM, Facebook, Twitter, or elsewhere. AIM is faster, lighter with a fresh look, and it's free!.

The "Eudora" Email Program from Qualcomm

The last version of Eudora® is available for download here. Eudora was a popular Email client for over two decades but is no longer being developed/supported. An open source version of Eudora® is being developed by Mozilla and will be free of charge.

Google Talk

Chat with family and friends over the Internet for free. See real-time availability and status of friends online. Send instant text messages. Easily go from text to voice chat. Chat right from your desktop or from Gmail.

ICQ Homepage

A revolutionary, user-friendly Internet tool that informs you who's on-line at any time and enables you to contact them at will. With ICQ (I Seek You), you can chat, send messages, files and URL's, play games, or just hang out with your fellow 'Netters' while still surfing the Net.

The Official IRCle Homepage

Probably the most popular IRC client for MacOS™.


A web-browser-based tool which allows you to use AOL Messenger (AIM), Yahoo, Google Talk and MSN Messenger from any computer, without the client application.


An IRC client for PCs.


Net2Phone is free software that provides you with numerous free services, enabling you to communicate with friends and conduct business over the Internet at no cost. Charges apply only to toll PC-to-phone calls and toll PC-to-Fax calls.

pIRCh Home Page

An IRC client for PCs.


The leading Windows/Macintosh computer-to-computer chat program that can also be used to call land-line and mobile phones.


MediaRing PC Phone is a high quality voice service for PC users to make international calls without the elevated cost of traditional IDD providers. With MediaRing Internet voice processing technologies, MediaRing PC Phone ensures high call clarity that beats most other voice over Internet transmission services.

Trillian Astra

A Multi-platform IM.


Twitter has grown into a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. In countries all around the world, people follow the sources most relevant to them and access information via Twitter as it happens—from breaking world news to updates from friends.

Windows Live Essentials

Windows Live Mail (replacing Outlook Express), Photo Gallery, Writer, Messenger, Family Safety are all available from Microsoft as FREE applications to use on your Windows PC.

XMPP Software: Clients

An XMPP client is any software or application that enables you to connect to an XMPP for instant messaging with other people over the Internet. There are many free clients you can use to do this, for many different devices and operating systems.

Yahoo Messenger Canada

Connect with all your friends: Instant message friends on Yahoo! and Windows Live™ Messenger. Stay in control...24/7: Decide who sees you online with stealth settings. Share away: Swap photos and monster files (up to 2GB) in real-time. Plus enjoy voice calls and webcam video.


* NOTE: Some "freeware" applications may contain spyware or malware. The DPCUC does not recommend or endorse any of the programs found on websites listed. Use caution when determining what is safe to download and read the licensing agreements attached to these programs.

CNet Windows

CNet Mac Downloads

Completely Free Software

* requires site membership.

Freeware Guide

The Freeware Network

Hotlib Download Center

Cool freeware. Free download.

Jumbo! Download Center

Microsoft Windows Updates

You must be running Windows Internet Explorer to view the site.

Screen Saver Heaven

is a good place to begin your quest for the perfect screen saver, but don't forget to do a 'Search' in any Web search engine for many more. WARNING: Screen Savers are one of the most common methods of distributing spyware to users.

Simply The Best Software

Tons of software - freeware and shareware.

Tucows canleaf


Free screensavers. Thousands of photos as your desktop wallpaper!

ZDNet Downloads


Free audio books.


A place to discover and publish e-books.

Flatworld Knowledge

Our books are free online.

Google Books

Create and manage your own personal bookshelve, share books with friends, and see what they are reading.

Project Gutenberg

There are nearly 30,000 free books in the Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog.


CNet Games

E-lynks and Superlynks to games



The Great Game Database

'Inner Space' from Software Dynamics Gameworld

gameDB - Mac, iPhone and Ipod games

Microsoft Game Studios

MSN Games

Pat Sajak Games

Pop Cap - Free Games

ZDNet Games



Firefox Extensions

Plug-ins for Opera on Linux



Adobe Photoshop Elements

The #1 selling consumer photo-editing software, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements combines power and simplicity so you can make ordinary photos extraordinary; tell engaging stories in beautiful, personalized creations for print and the web; and easily find and view all your photos.


Free online image editing.

Carbonite Backup

Non-stop, unlimited automatic backup over the internet.

CD-ROM Tools

CD-ROM Tool is free software distributed under the GNU General Public License.


Internet Tools Summary

jv16 Power Tools 2010

The Ultimate System Cleaning and Error Fixing Utility Suite.


Lavasoft is the industry leader and most respected provider of anti-spyware solutions. Lavasoft develops and delivers the highest quality antispyware solutions to keep your computer or network free of compromising and intrusive threats to your privacy.

Linux Tools & Utilities


Norton Utilities

PC Magazine Downloads

CAD Programs - Download the Best Free Trial!

Tons of software - freeware and shareware.

Top 100 Network Security Tools

After the tremendously successful 2000 and 2003 security tools surveys, Insecure.Org is delighted to release this 2006 survey. Fyodor asked users from the nmap-hackers mailing list to share their favorite tools, and 3,243 people responded. This allowed the list to be expanded to 100 tools, and even subdivide them into categories.

Top Ten Free Utilities of 2004

Tucows Software Library canleaf

Tucows, which earned its name early on for being the first to provide software on a “freeware” or “shareware” basis, now offers over 30,000 software titles through its network of more than 1000 partner sites globally, providing users with fast, local downloads.



Zone Alarm

Free from 'Zone Labs, Internet Security Products'. The award-winning personal firewall that automatically blocks known and unknown Internet threats, barricading your PC and your network, from intruders and hostile attacks.

The compilers of this list have tried to include local area (Durham Region, Ontario) and other Canadian websites, but not exclusively. We welcome any suggestions concerning related websites: please send your list to Terry Chambers , including the sites' titles, the sites' URLs, and your recommendations for categories/subcategories.

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