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Using Picasa

If you are confident in downloading new programs then
please download Picasa and try using the editing function. Don't worry, you won't ruin the original photo if you make changes For more information see the following sites:



Free Software - A word of Warning 


CNet - A word of caution:Beware: CNet enabled installer
Should you download any free  programs from CNET (Download.com) please beware of the CNET Enabled Installer. According to CNET it is a tiny ad supported stub-installer (or "download manager") that helps securely deliver your chosen downloads from Download.com's servers. What they DON'T say is that if you're not careful it will install a disturbing browser-hijacker or a malware/spyware toolbar which you obviously don't want. INSTEAD go for the "Direct Download Link" directly under the green "Download Now"-CNET button (see sample image above). Or even better. if possible download from the site of the software  developer.

(Similar warnings also apply to Sourceforge)

Download sites which are generally considered to be safer include http://www.filehippo.com/  http://www.softpedia.com/  and http://www.majorgeeks.com/ but STILL BE CAREFUL.

As with all downloads, from wherever sourced, it's recommended you scan the file with your antivirus first before executing it. Alternatively, you can use the free version of Malwarebytes which includes a right-click scan option.


If you want to install Open Office as a free alternative to Micorsoft Office then  you can obtain a clean copy from my dropbox account.  See   hxxps://www.dropbox.com/s/tkxdq7a3d67r5xx/Apache_OpenOffice_4.0.1_Win_x86_install_en-US.exe

(Replace hxxps at the front of the address by  https) 


Here's a little more on avoiding toolbars from getting installed.