Freeware Fun: Coffees And Zips, Roots And Kits, Computers And Forensics

Ever wanted to monitor (almost) every single thing that goes on in your PC? You can either call in the forensics expert, or download the free tool listed below. Oh, and the list also includes a rootkit remover, file archive utility, and the obligatory free game for your computer.

Here is a roundup of the best freeware downloads of the week:

CoffeeZip

Zips are serious business, particularly the ones that store files. This lightweight file archiving utility supports all the major file formats, including ZIP, RAR, 7z, even ISO. Like other paid alternatives, it can split large archives into multiple volumes, encrypt the created archives, and more.
Website: www.ohsoft.net
Works on: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
File size: 5.6MB

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Bitdefender Rootkit Remover

Malware is often hidden in rootkits, allowing it to be invisible to standard security software. This handy program can detect common rootkits hidden on your system, and do so with style. You don’t have to worry about installation or configuration options, just fire the application up to seek and destroy.
Website: www.bitdefender.com
Works on: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
File size: 10.8MB

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BurnAware Free

One of the better disc authoring tools out there for Windows, BurnAware comes in three editions. The freeware version is about as feature rich as you can get, capable of easily handling DVDs and Blu-ray discs. The updated burning engine burns images, erases rewritable discs, all from a single front screen.
Website: www.burnaware.com
Works on: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
File size: 10.9MB

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OSForensics

A complete PC monitoring tool, OSForensics can help you in things like finding lost files, monitor and provide a breakdown of open files, searches, what has been downloaded, what USB devices have been connected, and that is just the start. Digital investigation has never been so robust. Or so fun.
Website: www.osforensics.com
Works on: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
File size: 43.9MB

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The Great Work

Another platform game this week, and this multiplatform title comes with a simple inventory system that you can use to equip, swap and drop the sheer variety of objects that you acquire along the way, including maps, gloves, even a jar of honey. The items can be used to solve problems.
Website: nifflas.ni2.se
Works on: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
File size: 34.9MB

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