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« on: February 11, 2012, 07:41:19 pm »
Security Utilities

Microsoft Security Essentials - My favorite antivirus program with true X64 support.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - One of the best on demand anti-malware scanners.
SUPERAntispyware - Another great on demand anti-malware scanners.
WebOfTrust (WOT) - Great add-on to any web browser that helps you stay clear of malicious websites.
OpenDNS - Free DNS service that looks up websites quicker and blocks known malicious sites, make sure to sign up for a free account to customize your settings.

System Utilities

Google Chrome - The fastest most secure web browser available.
CCleaner - Great tool to clean up junk and temp files.
Glary Utilities - This will clean out your registry, find problems with your pc and fix them.
Autoruns - This utility is the most comprehensive startup monitor.
ProcessExplorer - Great replacement for the standard Windows Task manager.
NitroPDF - Much better than Adobe Acrobat and allows you to fill out forms.
LibreOffice - The best replacement for Microsoft Office, compatible with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
PeaZip - Great open source archiver.
Picasa - Excellent picture organizer, editor.
Puran Defrag - Best defragmenter that allows for scheduling and boot time defragmentation.
Recuva - Accidently delete a file? Try Recuva to recover it.
SlimDrivers - To make sure your drivers are up to date, try this utility.
Speccy - This will tell you all of the hardware specs of your pc.
TCPOptimizer - To make sure you are getting all of that bandwidth you are paying for use this.
TweakNow PowerPack - The best utility to optimize your system.
KeePass Password Safe - Great secure password manager.
LastPass - Excellent password manager that integrates into your browser.
Windows Live - Great free software from Microsoft, includes Family Safety which allows you to monitor and block inappropriate content.
GnuCash - Personal and small-business financial-accounting software.
Macrium Reflect - Free disk imaging in case of a system crash.

Media Utilities

DVDFab - This will allow you to copy DVD's if used along with ImgBurn.
ImgBurn - The best cd/dvd burning software available.
DVD Flick - Want to authorize your own DVD's, this is program you need.
VLC Media Player - The best audio/video player that supports all formats.
K-Lite Codec Pack - You need codecs to view different media formats.

Misc. Utilities
FrostWire - Great file sharing/torrent program.
GIMP - Replacement for Photoshop.
Pidgin - Universal instant messenger client.

Educational Software for Children

OOo4Kids - Open Office for Kids, a full office suite geared towards children.
Childsplay - Group of education games.
GCompris - Another great group of educational games.
Tux4Kids - Math game, drawing, typing etc. very good list of software.
Qimo for Kids - Have an old pc you want to give to your children, install Qimo for Kids. A Linux Ubuntu based OS with everything geared towards kids.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2012, 08:23:24 am by Dr Tweak »

 

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