Our download page has a vast array of utilities to help you keep your PC clean. We also have a number of file viewers, compatibility packs for the new Office format and links to our broadband providers service monitor pages. Plus much more. All downloads updated early 2017.

Service status and speed checkers

Virgin service status monitor.
the status of the Virginmedia cable network network.
Plus Net/Force9 service status monitor.
the status of the Plus Net ADSL network.
Broadband Speed Checker
how fast is your broadband currently working
Broadband Speed Checker – Non Flash for iPads, phones etc
how fast is your broadband currently working on your tablet/phone?
BT Wholesale Broadband speed test
The official BT Openreach speed checking website

ESET on-line tools

ESET Virus Radar On-line
latest virus threats monitor.
ESET antivirus scanner
free online virus scan.
ESET Partner Log On Screen
authorized users only.

Anti-Virus/Malware utilities

ESET NOD32 Antivirus Live Installer all systems
you need license details to install.
ESET Internet Security Live Installer  all systems
you need license details to install.
ESET Smart Security Live Installer all systems
you need license details to install.
ESET Endpoint Antivirus Business product 64 bit only
you need license details to install.
ESET Endpoint Security Business product 64 bit only
you need license details to install.
Manual run spyware removal. Update and run FULL scan.
Removes certain hijackers. Update and run FULL scan.
SpyBot Search & Destroy
Manual run spyware removal. Update, Immunize, and run scan.
Bleeping Computer direct link
advanced malware removal – use ONLY under EXPERT instruction!).

Removal Tools

Antivirus Uninstallers
removal tools for common antivirus software
ESET products removal tool
expert tool, use only under advice.
deepUninstall utility (Expert tool).

General Utilities


Removes unused and temporary files.  DO NOT use the Registry tool section if you run ANY Sage accounting products on your machine. IT WILL CAUSE SAGE TO CEASE WORKING.

Running any Registry cleaner is at your own risk, as an incorrect decision can render the PC un-bootable. If unsure, please call for advice.

Quicker defrag tools. Replaces the Windows defragmenter. Take the tick out to stop Chrome installing during the process.
Sysinternals Suite
advanced diagnostic software – use only under instruction (VERY expert tool!).
Microsoft FixIt website
a link to the Microsoft FixIt site for general problem solving – use with care.
General Windows repair tool
advanced repair tool for general Windows errors – use ONLY under EXPERT instruction!).
Blue Screen viewer.
Allows you to translate a Blue Screen error.
ads computers rescue calling card
Installs the ads computers remote computer rescue service. After install, click on settings, and remove the Windows start up tick. Subscription service – please call or email for details.

PDF utilities

Adobe Reader X
pdf file reader. Take the tick out during install to avoid installing Google Chrome as well.
Alternative PDF file reader. This is the new Windows 7 & 8 version. When installing, remove the ticks for unwanted toolbars!!
BullZip PDF Creator
erm, its a pdf file creator.

Back up utilities etc

Microsoft Synctoy
Microsofts’ excellent data back up utility.
Microsoft OneDrive log on screen
Microsofts’ Onedrive link. 5.0Gb cloud data storage available.
DropBox. Cloud file storage of 5.0Gb free, and the login screen

Microsoft Office

Office 2007 compatibility pack
for Office 2000 – 2003 to read .docx, .xlsx etc.

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3 days ago

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⚠️ SCAM EMAIL: Watch out for these FAKE Royal Mail emails about a missed delivery.

✅If you receive an email you think is suspicious, forward it to: [email protected]

Your reports enable us to remove scams and malicious websites.

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1 month ago

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Microsoft Service Agreement email. w/c 18/07/2022

We have been getting a lot of queries about this email that customers have been receiving over the last few days.
Most start with "can you sort this out for me please....".

The email is a genuine one. It's from Microsoft, and it's regarding their latest updates to their Service Agreement. By using Windows itself, and by having a Microsoft email address you have, at some point, agreed to their terms and conditions to use Microsoft Windows and any Microsoft email address. This is an update that basically just clarifies the existing T's & C's in a more easy to understand format.
This therefore is a personal decision that we cannot make on your behalf.

If you have no objections to the T's & C's then just save it or delete it, as there is no action to take for no objections.
If you disagree with it, and you make the necessary changes to your account to that effect, you WILL NOT then be able to use your Microsoft account or Windows itself, rendering your system pretty useless. We have already had one customer do this, thinking he was "getting one over" on Microsoft. Until he restarted his PC to find he had effectively locked himself out of his own PC!

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2 months ago

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Support Your Local Coffee Shop!

Not I.T. related this time, more just T(ea) related.........

As many of you know, my wife used to own and run a local tea room. This was until her health issues meant we had to sell it during lockdown. Many of you were regulars there, both for the tea, coffee and cake as well as for the gift shop, and would go there while we looked after your computer.

Some friends of Vanessa's have recently taken over ownership of Neighbourhood Coffee Shop down the road in Sandiacre.
If you are in need of somewhere to wait while we look at your computer or phone etc, then why not pop down there. And if you live locally, and didn't know about it, now you do, so please help a small independent business make a success of their recent start up.

Ooh - and for those of you who miss Vanessa's amazing home made scones, theirs are just as good - just dont tell Nessa I said so.
I tried one of their sausage rolls last week, and they are awesome too.

Neighbourhood Coffee Shop
56 Station Road
NG10 5AS

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