PC basics gave us a taste of Ashampoo freebies  earlier this week. I hope I can continue the tradition by sharing information about how everyone can get 5 Ashampoo software for free!
Description of software, by Ashampoo:
The official successor of Ashampoo AntiSpyWare and Ashampoo AntiVirus has been developed from scratch and combines the best of both technologies all in one solution. The comprehensive security solution protects your PC and your data from external threats and blocks viruses, trojans, worms, malware, rootkits, bots, spyware and adware efficiently without putting so much as a strain on your computer’s performance. In addition, the software offers a variety of security tools (e.g. File Wiper, Internet Cleaner, Startup Tuner etc.) based on our prize winning Ashampoo WinOptimizer series. Thanks to its innovative design and intuitive GUI, Ashampoo Anti-Malware is very easy to operate.
Ashampoo Slideshow Studio Elements
Have you already shown your latest vacation pictures to your family and friends?
Or are the pictures still lying unseen on your PC?
Discover Ashampoo Slideshow Studio Elements now and create cool slideshows that you can enjoy with family and friends.
Let your creativity rein free and create your own personal slideshow with Ashampoo Slideshow Studio Elements. Use, for example, subtitles to add descriptions to single pictures or add background sound to your slideshow. You can also change photos’ display length and lots more.
When you’re happy with your result, Ashampoo Slideshow Studio Elements produces a WMV file of the finished slideshow.
Don’t only copy your photos a hard drive and eventually forget about them, but create top-quality slideshows in order to show them to friends and family, give away as a gift or just to relive wonderful moments.
Be honest. In the digital era where bits and bytes have the day, does anyone really think about which tasks are performed by the hardware found in your typical computer? Integrated hardware components, in particular highly delicate hard drives, are hard at work every day.
As long as the drive is functioning properly, you are lulled into a false sense of security. However, when the trusted hard drive suddenly fails, this is more than just a minor inconvenience. The resulting loss of data is often immensely damaging. Ashampoo HDD Control is therefore ideally suited to boost the performance of your drive, guard against disk failure and remove clutter from your hard drives, while performing all three functions of monitoring, maintenance and defragmentation.
Ashampoo Internet Accelerator 3
We all take the Internet for granted nowadays but what your computer has to do to allow you to surf is actually amazingly complicated. Windows has a long list of settings for tuning the performance of your Internet connection. That’s fine if you’re a computer expert, the rest of us will generally make things worse rather than better – if we can find all the well-hidden settings in the first place.
Ashampoo Internet Accelerator analyzes your computer and optimizes all the relevant settings with a single click. You don’t need to know anything, just select the automatic optimizer and you’re done. The new version also includes an Internet connection speed test tool so you can test your performance directly.
In addition to automatic optimization advanced users can still access all the individual settings and adjust them manually.
Ashampoo MyAutoplay Menu
When you insert a commercial program disc it will often start automatically with a graphical menu that lets you make choices like installing a program, displaying a web page, viewing documentation or information material and so on.
Building these discs and menus manually is a lot of work and requires programming skills – and even if you have the skills it takes a long time.
Ashampoo MyAutoplay Menu takes all the work out of building autoplay discs with a simple point-and-click interface. And it includes CD and DVD burning so that you can create your finished discs without leaving the program.
All five of the software mentioned above can be had for free! This promotion is being run through Facebook but I will provide directions on how non-Facebook users can take advantage of this offer, too.
Login to your Facebook account. Visit the Ashampoo fanpage  and ‘Like’ them. Visit their freebie page  and you should see at the top a “Thank you liking us” image with a “Redeem Now” button. Click on the “Redeem Now” button. Once you click “Redeem Now” you will be brought to the promotion page  on Ashampoo’s website; on that page click on the “Get downloads now” button. Once you click the “Get downloads now” button you will be given the ability to download any – or all – of the 5 software I mentioned above. Download them, install them, and register them like you register any other Ashampoo freebie. Take note to not install Ashampoo toolbar and crapware during installation, if you don’t want them. You have to opt-out.
Update by Ashraf: Apparently the non-Facebook method does not work in Opera. Use a different browser if you are having issues.
If you don’t use Facebook, you can skip the whole like-the-fanpage part and go straight to the promotion page  on Ashampoo’s website. Once you are at the promotion page, click on the “Get downloads now” button; then download whichever software you want. After downloads finish, install the software and register them like you register any other Ashampoo freebie. Take note to not install Ashampoo toolbar and crapware during installation, if you don’t want them. You have to opt-out.