PC Utilities

Security > Internet: Antivirus + Adware

  • AVG Antivirus (free Antivirus) AND
  • Spyboot Search & Destroy (free Adware) AND
  • Windows: Start > Control Panel > Windows Security Center: Firewall + Automatic Updates + Virus Protection: On

Optimize > System: Clean + Repair

Defrag > Faster: Disks + Programs

  • Smart Defrag (Free Defragmenter) OR
  • Auslogics Disk Defrag (free Defragmenter) OR
  • Windows: Start > All Programs > Accesories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter (poor Defragmenter)

Msconfig > Faster: Startup + Memory

  • How to use MSCONFIG (article: Microsoft System Configuration Utility) AND
  • Windows: Start > Run > MSCONFIG > OK > Starup (tab) > Untick… > OK > Restart

Developer software

  • Filezilla (Free FTP solution. Both a client and a server are available. FileZilla is open source software distributed free)
  • Winmerge (Compare both folders and files)
  • Lightshot (The fastest way to take a customizable screenshot)

Video software

  • HandBrake (Tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.)
  • VirtualDub (Compress Video)

Player software

  • VLC Media Player (Free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.)
  • BS.Player (Free Video Player)

Other software

  • Speccy (Fast, lightweight, advanced system information tool for your PC)
  • TeamViewer (Secure remote desktop access) OR CrossLoop (Free Access your computers from anywhere)
  • FileHippo (Utilities page)

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