Mozilla Firefox 9.0.1 is the latest version of the hugely popular web browser. The brand new Firefox 9 brings a (upto) 40% under-the-hood speed improvement, tighter control over add-ons and little more, as well as being faster than previous versions. Download Firefox 9 for Windows and for Mac and for your Android device.
Thunderbird is a neat free email client that has a small footprint and features some smart ways to stop junk mail. All the popular mail formats are supported and it comes with options for importing mail, address books and settings from Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora and other clients. Thunderbird 9 is now based on the new Gecko 8 engine, an improved add-ons manager and other fixes. Download for Windows and Mac.
CCleaner 3.14 now supports Windows 8 (pre-beta). This hugely popular tool enables you to quickly and easily clean files, browsing history, temporary data and other clutter from your computer. There's also a separate CCleaner Portable and an version of CCleaner for Mac, with a more limited feature-set.
Comodo Internet Security 5.9, Antivirus 5.9 and Firewall 5.9, are a popular and free suite of security tools designed to protect you against the majority of threats you may encounter when you surf the internet. Internet Security will keep you safe from most online threats you may encounter and help you to scan and remove them if your machine becomes infected. Alternatively, if you don't want to install the full package, you can simply install more basic Firewall and/or Antivirus.
Seamonkey 2.6.1 is a popular internet suite from Mozilla. Useful for those who really like Firefox and Thunderbird.
iolo System Mechanic FREE 10.8.1 is, as the title implies, the free alternative of iolo's powerful system maintenance tool. Use System Mechanic to enhance numerous areas of system performance and keep your PC running smoothly.
VirtualBox 4.1.8 is a powerful virtualisation product that enables you to run and manage multiple operating systems on a single machine. The latest v4.1.8 is a relatively minor upgrade. VirtualBox is also available for Mac OS X.
Sick of trying to keep in touch with others using different IM clients? One may be using Skype, another Live (MSN) Messenger, whilst another group prefer AOLs AIM. Trillian is a superb chat client that will enable you to chat with multiple users, across different IM networks, from the same interface.
Burnaware Free 4.3 is a good basic burning tool that's designed to produce discs, quickly. Burn your data and audio discs, as quickly as possible. It will support just about every burning media from a single 700MB CD through to a Blu-ray writable disc. Assuming you have a Blu-ray burner.
Finally, we wish all our Download Junky readers a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year. This will be the final roundup of this year, although download updates will be maintained on V3.co.uk through the holiday period.
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Finding refutes many earlier studies that suggest that galaxies don't have much dark matter at the time of their birth