Now that the biggie is over, the rest is much simpler.
If there are any requests, comments, corrections or additions, please go ahead and keep them coming.
7-Zip is a file archiver that supports many formats, and is free.
ISO Recorder - This allows you to burn "iso" disc images from within windows without the need to resort to other programs such as Nero
There are two good options that I am aware of here, but I have not used either in a good while:
Spybot Search & Destroy - Simple, easy and very good.