Five Downloads Worth Checking Out – July 17th


We put together five downloads worth checking out for this week. Who knows, it might be something you find yourself using more often. This week we share a program that makes it easy to control Windows Firewall, a malicious software removal tool, a new version of VirtualBox, Beta 2 of Firefox 6, and Microsoft Small Basic.

Windows Firewall Control 2.9.8 – a small and easy to use application that runs in your system tray and provides quick access to the most frequent options used from Windows Firewall.

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool 3.21 – A tool that checks Windows computers for and helps remove infections by specific, prevalent malicious software; including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom. When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including which, if any, malicious software was detected and removed.

VirtualBox 4.0.12 – A general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. VirtualBox is excellent for installing that leaked build of Windows 8 that you got your dirty hands on. For help on installing Windows 8 on VirtualBox, go here.

Mozilla Firefox 6.0 Beta 2 – Pretty self explanatory. Mozilla has been pushing out new builds like hot cakes. Before you know it, we will be posting a link for you to download Firefox v10 beta 1.

Microsoft Small Basic 0.95 – This free software puts the fun back into computer programming. With a friendly development environment that is very easy to master, it eases both kids and adults into the world of programming.

If you have anything negative or positive to say about any of these programs, let us know your feedback in the comments below!