PC Utilities

System processes

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

Optimise > System: Clean + Repair

  • Advanced System Care (free Optimiser) OR
  • CCleaner (free Optimiser) OR
  • Windows: Start > All Programs > Accesories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup (poor optimiser)

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

Software applications


  • Filezilla (Free FTP solution and open source, both a client and a server are available)
  • Winmerge (Compare both folders and files)


  • Sublime (A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose) OR
  • Atom (A hackable text editor for the 21st Century)


  • Pain.NET (Free Software for Digital Photo Editing) Quick and easy edits image editor OR
  • GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) More powerful image editor


  • OpenOffice (The Free and Open Productivity Suite)
  • Lightshot (The fastest way to take a customizable screenshot)

Vide Players

  • BS.Player (Free Video Player) OR
  • 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.)

Video Editors

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


  • Audacity (Audio editing and recording app)

Remote Access

  • TeamViewer (Secure remote desktop access) OR
  • CrossLoop (Free Access your computers from anywhere)


  • Speccy (Fast, lightweight, advanced system information tool for your PC)
  • FileHippo (Utilities page)

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