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Must Have FREE Software for your PC/Laptop!

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by Lorenzo, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. Lorenzo

    Lorenzo Member

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    Here's a list of what I have and currently use and their uses:

    1) Microsoft Security Essentials(Anti-Virus)

    2) CCleaner(Cleaning program, removes junk.)

    3) Malwarebytes(Anti-Virus, goes deeper than all the others)

    4) Foxit PDF Reader(Better than Adobe PDF Reader by miles.)

    5) Defraggler(De-fragmenting, optimizing disk space)

    6) Winamp(For listening to music, also Internet Radio built-in)

    7)Free Download Manager(Are your downloads timing out? Try this.)

    8) WinRAR(A good .rar and .zip extracting program. Also an internet meme)

    9) Paint.NET(It's like a mini photoshop)

    10) Recuva(For recovering deleted files on your HDD or SD card.)





    What are some of your must-have software on your PC?
     
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  3. nirtime

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    I use an ssd so defragging is out of the question.

    Google chrome manages pdfs well, doesnt cause as huge of a performance drain as the official Adobe program.

    CCleaner is not bad for clearing temporary files and simple registry errors.

    Windows Media Player works just fine for me.

    Avast Anti-Virus is also decent. I never get any serious problems to begin with so its just a little bit of a fail safe there.

    Spyware Doctor is a good spyware detector and cleaner. It is also free.
     
  4. grimreaper009

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    MPC or VLC
     
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    Nice one grim, i forgot to also include VLC Media Player
     
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    I use GOM player for both videos (awesome for subtitles too) and music
     
  7. grimreaper009

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    ^^^ Yea i tend to dl alot of anime sometimes so i use trusty vlc lol......for music i use itunes
    7-zip
     
  8. nirtime

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    For doing image resizing/conversion in automated batches, Irfan Viewer works a charm. It even works quite well for individual resizing. Much better than the online websites which do conversions.

    Winrar is excellent for unzipping archvies.

    IMGBurn is perfect for simply burning CDs/DVDs.

    Evernote - although its not just for PC, its a really good way of integrating your notes/documents in an organized fashion through a cloud. Makes the info accessible from iOS, Android and Windows Phones as well. Very reliable. I use it for school and I absolutely love it.
     
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    Dont for Utorrent guys that a very usefull 'free' application
     
  10. grimreaper009

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    ^^^^that app all of us know guess no1 wanted to mention it lmao
     
  11. Lorenzo

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    Didn't mention any torrent apps because torrent sites currently dying. If I had to choose one though it has to be Tixati. Mentioned Free Download Manager instead because there are a lot of DDL(Direct download) sites.
     
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    *whispers* BitTorrent is better. But you didn't hear it from me. *sneaks away*
     
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    I need on my system, Bittorrent, Gomplayer, Vlc player, Chrome, PowerISO, Itunes, Winamp, MS Office, and Nero....I know it's a resource hog...but say what!
     
  14. Saxman642

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    AVG/Avast Antivirus Free (Microsoft Security Essentials has THE worst rating among free antiviruses)
    VLC
    Youtube Downloader
    CCleaner - system cleanup
    Speccy - view system specs
    Malwarebytes - scan for malware

    i have too much to list all right now...
     
  15. Lorenzo

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    Got a new computer or you want to download some of these programs on someones' PC/laptop? https://ninite.com/ Here's a FREE site to include everything you need in once nice installer, letting YOU choose what YOU want!
     
  16. Saxman642

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    I'm ashamed I didn't mention it (though I spoke of it in another thread):

    Prey Project

    Theft Recovery software. Up to 3 devices for the free account and that includes your phone and tablet

    Thanks to my installing it on a friend's laptop when she first bought it, she was able to recover it 48 hours after someone broke into her apartment and stole it. I have to give that story one day.

    See recovery stories here: https://preyproject.com/blog/cat/recoveries (unfortunately I never sent in my friend's story)
     
  17. grimreaper009

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    ^^^^ i heard alot of people speak about it before seems you will have to give us that story sooner than later saxman642
     
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    I installed Prey for both my phone and laptop since Saxman's post on another thread about it but there has been no attempted theft to test it out lol
     
  19. Lorenzo

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    Will it work if the entire system gets a clean install? I don't think bandits down here smart enough to even think of that.
     
  20. Saxman642

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    If they clean install windows, that's it. Most thieves looking for a quick buck, so most likely they looking to sell it off quickly. In my friend's case her US$550 laptop was sold for just TT$1200 less than 24 hours after being stolen. Nothing on the PC software-wise was touched. They didn't even try to change the account name!
     
  21. grimreaper009

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    lol ppl buy that laptop for 1200$ ahaha wdh....friend should remember to password lock her laptop also she just happen to get lucky that time
     
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