Using Web-based email (Horde) - a quick step-by-step guide to checking your email via the web.
Control Panel - information about the main interface tool used for controlling your website/domain.
General PC tools:
Firefox Browser - Firefox is simply the best browser to use for surfing the web. Replace Internet Explorer with this as your main browser to avoid many nasty problems. IE is very prone to 'browser hijacking' and can allow sites to infect your computer without your knowledge, even though you have anti-virus and firewalls active.
The free Adobe Reader® software lets anyone view and print Adobe PDF files.
K9 - free Internet Filtering software by Blue Coat. Allows temporary or permanent overrides, reporting of all internet activity, time controls, etc. Very good alternative to expensive parental control software.
Open Office - a free alternative to MS's Office suite.
DiskPie2 - easy way to find where all the space is being consumed on your disk (in pie chart format)
GoodSync - helpful for backing up to an external drive or other backup locations
Tools for removing spyware, malware, virus's, & other 'uglies':
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - great tool for catching some of the stuff that SpyBot & others miss
CCleaner - CCleaner is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history.