It is up to the legal owner to pursue copyright infringements directly with a programs author and/or publisher.
Completely FREE Software assumes that ALL copyright issues are resolved (even when told otherwise) and that program authors have full permission to use the characters, concepts and ideas presented in their programs.
Freeware programs listed do not time-out, are fully functional (though they may be lite versions of commercial or shareware programs) and the author does not demand payment for the continued use of the program.
They must be designed for use on the DOS platform (MS-DOS compatible) and/or for use with Microsoft Windows versions designed for home or domestic use (includes Windows 3, Windows 95 & 98, Windows ME, Windows XP, and 32-bit versions of Vista & Windows 7).
However RESPONSIBILITY and LEGAL LIABILITY in the area of copyright rests solely with the program author and/or publisher and not with Completely FREE Software or its Web Author(s), staff or agents.
To the best of our knowledge ALL listed programs were completely free for non-commercial use when first listed and we encourage users and program authors to report any instances where this might not now be the case.
Note: We request that users consult directly with program authors if they have a problem with a particular program.
Other factors which influence our reviewers include (in no particular order) the number of features, the usability of those features, ease of use, download size (small is best), Helpfile/Readme file assistance, appearance, perceived popularity, etc.
This site was born in May 1996 from frustration frustration that many of the so-called free software sites were not offering freeware but shareware, time-limited, or demo software which cost money to use or are not really functional. Even when genuinely free software was offered (usually mixed with shareware), many times there was no indication of its quality, download size, or even which of the listed programs were shareware and which were freeware.
The CFS site is designed to cater to those requirements good quality, genuinely free software (freeware) which has been checked and rated programs I use and ones which you will want to use too.
Many of those programs are not available through any other Website.
Programs hosted by CFS are marked with this icon: If you are unsure of the differences between shareware, freeware and public domain software, please view our definitions page.
All listed freeware is freely available to all visitors, as are all our exclusive program reviews.