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Akemi Iwaya

Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) is our very own Firefox Fangirl who enjoys working with multiple browsers and loves 'old school' role-playing games. Visit her on Twitter and .

Are you tired of websites always asking for your e-mail address and then bombarding you with high amounts of spam? Now you can get what you need and put an end to the harassment with Spamavert.

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Do you use Alt-Tab window switching for your Windows desktop and find yourself wishing for that same functionality in Firefox? Now you can enjoy all that switching goodness in your browser with TabNavigator.

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Ever find yourself needing to make a last minute change to a document, spreadsheet, presentation, or image but you do not have access to regular software suites? Now you can easily remedy that situation with Open IT Online.

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Ever find yourself needing to acquire information about a particular domain but want an easy way to do it? Now you can with Win32Whois.

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Editor’s Note: Chi.mp is a free service, and we really like it, but this shouldn’t be considered an official How-To Geek endorsement.

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Disgusted with search engines logging and retaining information concerning every search that you do on the internet? Get your privacy and peace of mind back with Startpage!

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Do you love using smooth scrolling in Firefox but wish that you could make personalized adjustments to it? Now you can with the SmoothWheel extension for Firefox.

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Tired of the same old desktop wallpapers and wishing for something more artistic to suit your mood? Now you can enjoy turning your favorite wallpapers and pictures into works of art with FotoSketcher.

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Tired of the default download manager setup in Firefox and wanting something more? Now you can modify the download manager to suit your own personal style with the Download Manager Tweak extension.

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Looking for an easy way to speed up copying and pasting in Firefox? Now you can reduce the amount of work that you have to do by half with AutoCopy.

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Wanting Firefox to open a specific page or URL whenever you open a new tab? Now you can specify exactly what opens in that new tab each time with the NewTabURL extension.

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Looking for CD ripping software that does a quality job? Now you can enjoy having great results when ripping and converting your music with WildFire CD Ripper CDex.

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Looking for a simple light-weight audio player for your computer that will play a large number of file formats? Enjoy audio playing goodness with Eufony Free Audio Player.

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Tired of Windows Live Messenger bloat and wishing that there was a simpler and cleaner replacement that would let you use your live.com and hotmail.com accounts? Look no further, now you can have all that messenger goodness with Emesene!

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Needing a small but effective app for shredding files on your computer system?  Now you can have small and effective with Moo0 File Shredder.

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We shown you how careless downloading can infect you with spyware, how to clean it up with Spybot or Ad-Aware, and in the final part of our series we’ll illustrate how to use Malwarebytes to remove all that crapware from your PC.

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Earlier this week, we showed you just how much of a problem spyware really is, then we showed you how to clean it up with Spybot—and in today’s lesson we’ll show you how you could have cleaned up the mess with Ad-Aware 2009.

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Have you ever tried to install an extension or theme in Firefox and received the irritating “Invalid file hash (possible download corruption)” error message? Now you can work on resolving that problem with the following work-arounds.

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First we showed you how easily your computer can become infected with spyware, crapware, and other unwanted software—and today we’ll show you how to clean your system with Spybot Search & Destroy.

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Looking for an easy way to specialize the tab behavior in Firefox? With the Tab Kit extension, you can personalize the tab experience to suit your heart’s desires.

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Have you ever wondered how malware, spyware, scareware, crapware, or other undesirable software might get on a computer? First we’ll illustrate how easily your system can be infected, and then we’ll show you how to clean it up.

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Looking for an easy way to monitor your computer’s system resource usage?  Now you can with the highly customizable Moo0 System Monitor.

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Frustrated and missing the Close Button on the last open tab in the newer releases of Firefox? Now you can have that wonderful Close Button back with the Last Tab Close Button extension.

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In the middle of browsing on the Internet and suddenly find a photo that you would love to add to your Picasa Web Albums?  Now you can do so easily and quickly with the AddToPicasa extension for Firefox.

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Wishing that there was an easier way than using Notepad as a “middleman” to remove formatting from text that you are copying and pasting?  With PureText you can easily remove that formatting with a simple Windows hot-key combination.

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