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COMPUTER HELP

WebMissions staff is always seeking to find ways to help missionaries in the field.  We know that missionaries are some of the busiest people around.  That's why we built this page to let missionaries have quick links to information that will help them with their computer and technology needs. 

One of the most important applications to run on your PC is your anti-virus and firewall protection.  Funding software can be a great burden to many missionaries. However there are some really great FREE options below. 

Disclaimer: Use these programs at your own risk.  WebMissions nor any of our staff will be held liable should you encounter any problems. We have no affiliation with any of these companies. We provide this information to you as a free service.  Please use common sense and read all documentation concerning these programs before using them.  Should you ever have any problems with any programs listed below please let us know and we will remove them from our list.

Web Site Building Software

EzWebStudio:
You are about to discover how you can design and publish a web site in just under 30 minutes. And all you need is a computer, and Internet connection and, of course, EzwebStudio's award winning site building software.

Also free templates, headers, logos, icons. User Tutorial Videos available to watch.

PHP Tutorial: Download zip containing a pdf e-book "PhpTutorial" AND sample php templates. Easy way to create a website with the ability of changing an included file to change header, footer, menus, other items. These changes would then be seen in all pages in website.


Anti-Virus Protection

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition:
On their site they plainly state they are not for non-profits but for personal use only.  Use your judgment on this.

Anti-vir:
Free anti-virus software for Windows. Detects and removes more than 50,000 viruses. Free support.


Virus scanner and removal tool

Panda ActiveScan:
This free a tool for detecting and eliminating viruses from your computer. Installs as an ActiveX control in your Web browser (Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher).


Firewall Protection

Sygate:
Free personal firewall to protect a single computer. For Windows 95OSR2/98/NT/2000.

Kerio Limited free edition:
For home users, Kerio Personal Firewall 4 is available in two flavors - the full edition and the limited free edition.

Zone Alarm:
Free basic PC desktop firewall.


Spyware Protection

Ad-Aware:
Ad-Aware is designed to provide advanced protection from known Data-mining, aggressive advertising, Parasites, Scumware, selected traditional Trojans, Dialers, Malware, Browser hijackers, and tracking components. With the release of Ad-Aware SE Personal edition, Lavasoft takes the fight against Spyware to the next level.

Spybot - Search & Destroy:
Spybot - Search & Destroy can detect and remove spyware of different kinds from your computer. Spyware is a relatively new kind of threat that common anti-virus applications do not yet cover. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you didn't intentionally install, if your browser crashes, or if you browser start page has changed without your knowing, you most probably have spyware. But even if you don't see anything, you may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging that is silently tracking your surfing behavior to create a marketing profile of you that will be sold to advertisement companies. Spybot-S&D is free, so there's no harm in trying to see if something snooped into your computer, too :)


Web Browser / E-Mail

Firefox 2.0
The wait is over. Get Firefox 2.0, the faster, better web browser.  Now available in 28 languages, for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Thunderbird 2.0
Mozilla’s next generation e-mail client. Thunderbird makes emailing safer, faster, and easier than ever before with the industry’s best implementations of features such as intelligent spam filters, saved search folders, built-in RSS support, privacy protection and much more.


Remote Access Software

RealVNC:
Is a UK company founded in 2002 by a team from the world-leading AT&T Laboratories in Cambridge. The company was established to commercially develop, enhance and promote VNC, the innovative remote access software with a widespread international user base.


PDF Converter

PrimoPDF printer:
Convert to PDF from any application by simply 'printing' to the PrimoPDF printer - it couldn't be easier! Within minutes, you can create high-quality PDFs by converting from Word, Excel, PowerPoint and virtually any other printable file type.  PDF, or Portable Document Format, is a unique, cross-platform file format that allows for precise representation of documents. By converting to PDF, you can rest assured that your users will see your documents exactly as you intended, with all the fonts, formatting, and graphics intact. Rapidly becoming the de facto standard for electronic document distribution, PDF also enables you to add features like security, bookmark navigation, web optimization, and more.


File Compression Tool

JustZIPit:
A tiny freeware ZIP program (a free WinZip alternative) which simplifies ZIP compression to the bare bone! Discarding all clunky gadgets and wizards, JustZIPit ZIPs and Unzips with just one click from your context menu. No more interface nonsense -- JustZIPit and go!


Data Backup Tool

Back2zip:
A great little lightweight backup tool. Just select the folders you want to keep backed up and select a destination location for the backup archive and Back2zip will automatically keep a continuously updated daily backup. (You should set it to refresh the backup every ten minutes or so.) You can also choose to keep several day's archives of the daily backups. Unlike many backup programs, this one does not put much load on your CPU so you will almost never notice it's working at all. It runs quietly in the application tray.


Training Videos

cPanel Training Videos:
If your Web site is a "Stand Alone" domain, here is how to use FTP, and how to manage the control panel (cPanel) functions such as email, etc.

Over time, there will probably be more training videos added to this site.

Note: If you are hosted by Webmissions, there are cPanel Training Videos available from your cPanel.

Email Client Training Videos:
Set up your desk top E-Mail Client. Configuration help videos for Outlook Express, Outlook, Netscape Communicator, Eudora, Incredimail, and Pegasus.

WebMissionsis pleased to join in with Missionary Tech Support.  Shawn Parrish (a missionary himself) leads this computer tech support ministry. 

PC Manual for Missionaries
Missionary Tech Support provides computer tech support from their website and also provide a FREE PC manual as a part of the PC Seminar and Workshop for Missionaries training. Missionary Tech Support has been able to help hundreds of missionaries and their support staff with the PC Manual For Missionaries manual. Helping them reduce downtime on the field and the cost of repairs and upgrades.

The premise of the manual is this: Learn to use this tool called a computer well so you can spend less time and money on your computer stuff and more time and money on the people you were sent to reach.

Download the current version of the PC Manual for Missionaries at their website.
www.missionarytechsupport.com

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