Antivirus software (free):

Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus 10.0.0.567

Freeware antivirus that provides effective protection against computer viruses. Look at the bottom of this softpedia site for many free antivirus programs.

Avast! Free Antivirus 5.0.594

FREE antivirus software with spyware protection

AVG Free Edition 9.0 Build 839a2960

Award winning protection to meet your basic security needs


Cochrane Phone Company link to web mail:  http://mwt.net/

Type your name and password below Web-based Mail.  This link will allow you to get your email from any computer at any location.

Dictionary, Thesaurus & Encylocpedia:
http://www.dictionary.com
http://www.merriam-webster.com
http://www.thefreedictionary.com
http://www.yourdictionary.com
http://www.webster-dictionary.org
http://www.thesaurus.com
http://freethesaurus.net
http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictionary
http://www.britannica.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
http://www.encyclopedia.com

Genealogy:
http://www.ancestry.com
http://www.genealogy.history.sibley.mn.us/

Government

http://wcca.wicourts.gov/index.xsl
http://www.familywatchdog.us/
http://offender.doc.state.wi.us/public/search/search.jsp
http://www.usa.gov/
http://www.buffalocounty.com/GCSWebPortal/Search.aspx (can you find the taxes page?)

Image Resizer for Windows XP (free):
http://www.picresize.com/
http://www.shrinkpictures.com/
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx
Scroll down and look for Image Resizer and download the ImageResizer.exe file at the right side of the screen.  This software is from Microsoft and is safe to download.  I found this quote, "lets you resize a series of pictures with just one or two clicks. 

It is a part of the XP power toys, http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downl…

and the direct link to download it is the following.

http://download.microsoft.com/download/w… ";

Keyboarding websites to help you hone your skills: 
Instruction
Speed Development Games
Typing Speed Tests
 


Live webcam at Glacier National Park:
http://www.nps.gov/archive/yell/OldFaithfulcam.htm

Medical

http://www.webmd.com/
http://www.mayoclinic.com/
http://www.merck.com/mmhe/index.html
http://www.healthfinder.gov/

News and weather from television stations:
http://www.wkbt.com
http://www.wxow.com
http://www.fox2548.com
http://www.weau.com
http://www.cnn.com

Newspapers:
http://www.winonadailynews.com
http://www.lacrossetribune.com
http://www.leadertelegram.com
http://www.leadertelegram.com
http://www.twincities.com
http://www.usatoday.com
http://online.wsj.com/home-page

PasswordCreate a strong password
http://www.microsoft.com/protect/fraud/passwords/create.aspx

Photo Editing Online
http://www.picnik.com/
http://fotoflexer.com/
http://www.phixr.com/
http://www.lunapic.com/editor/
http://www.splashup.com/
http://pixenate.com/


Create Cards, Photo Books, etc.
and have them printed--looks professional!
http://www.shutterfly.com/photo-books
http://www.mixbook.com/
http://www.mycardmaker.com/
http://www.americangreetings.com/


Pictures:  Burn to CD
http://www.gongol.com/howto/burnphotostocd/
http://www.brighthub.com/multimedia/photography/articles/5126.aspx
http://www.ehow.com/how_5150712_copy-pictures-cd-windows-xp.html


Recipes
http://www.allrecipes.com

Search Engines

http://www.google.com
http://www.bing.com
http://www.ask.com
http://www.dogpile.com
http://www.altavista.com
http://www.yahoo.com/
http://www.exalead.com/search/

Search Tips and Strategies:

http://www.sc.edu/beaufort/library/pages/bones/lesson6.shtml
http://www.sc.edu/beaufort/library/pages/bones/lesson7.shtml

Security on the Internet:  Instructions on how to delete history and cache from your PC

Internet Explorer 6 (Find your version by selecting Help in the Internet explorer and clicking About Internet Explorer)

Click on the Tools menu and select Internet Options... On the General page, under Temporary Internet Files, click on Delete Cookies and then OK. Click on Delete Files, put a tick in the box labeled Delete all offline content and click OK. Under History, click on Clear History and then OK. Now look at the top of the window and click on the Content tab, select AutoComplete and finally, Clear Forms.
Internet Explorer 7

Click on the Tools menu and select Internet Options. In the General page under Browser History, select the Delete... button. Either select and Delete each section: Temporary internet files; Cookies, History; Forms data and Passwords; or select the Delete all... button at the bottom to clear everything.
Firefox 1 (NOT /Netscape)

Click on Tools and then Options, then click on Privacy. Click on the Clear button next to History; Saved Form Information; Cookies and Cache.
Firefox 2

Click on Tools and then Options, then click on Privacy. At private data select settings, ensure that all boxes have been selected and then click on Clear Now

Shortcut to a Program File:

  1. Click Start , point to Programs , and then right-click the program you want to create the shortcut to.
  2. Click Create Shortcut.
  3. The shortcut is now at the end of the Programs list. For example, if you created a shortcut to Microsoft Word, to find that program, click Start , and then point to Programs . You will find the shortcut, named "Microsoft Word (2)" (without the quotation marks), at the bottom of the Program list.
  4. Drag the shortcut to the Desktop.
  5. http://www.helpwithpcs.com/tipsandtricks/making-desktop-shortcut-windows-xp.htm

    Shortcut to Dial-up Connection:
    To create a desktop shortcut for your internet connection, open the Network Connections folder. To do so, click Start, type ncpa.cpl and press ENTER.
    Right-click on the dialup connection, and choose Create Shortcut. Click Yes when you see the following message:

    Windows cannot create a shortcut here.

    Do you want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead?

    Alternately you can drag the icon to the desktop, in order to create a shortcut for that network connection on the desktop.
    Note that the Connect To icon in the Start Menu does not cascade (unlike Windows XP), but simply opens the dialog containing the list of network connections.

    OR
    1. Double-click on the My Computer icon on the Windows 95/98 desktop.
    2. Double-click on Dial-Up Networking.
    3. Right-click on the XXXXXX.Net dialer icon.
    4. Click on Create Shortcut, say Yes to the pop-up message to place it on the desktop.
    5. Close out the Dial-Up Networking and My Computer windows.

    You now have a new shortcut on the desktop called "Shortcut to Amigo.Net."; To connect, simply double-click on the icon and a "Connect To" box will appear. Make sure that the user name, password and connection phone number are correct and click on Connect. When you connect a small window will appear stating that you are connected. Then you may double-click on the Internet Explorer icon and Internet Explorer will open.
     
    Software (free):
    http://download.openoffice.org/
    http://sourceforge.net/
    http://www.opensourcewindows.org/
Speed up your computer:
http://www.microsoft.com/atwork/maintenance/speed.aspx

Taxes:
http://www.buffalocounty.com/GCSWebPortal/Search.aspx

Weather:

http://www.weather.com
http://www.wunderground.com
http://www.accuweather.com