Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Top Freeware Picks

Have one free tool to tweak or enhance my pc:

 Advanced System Care 3
 IObit Toolbox
 Glary Utilities
 SSD Tweaker

 Scan & protect my computer for Malware - Malicious software (Pick at least two):

 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 
 IObit Security 360 
 Emsisoft HiJackFree
 PC Tools ThreatFire
 Secunia Personal Software Inspector

 Protect my computer from viruses : (Pick only one)

 AVG Free Edition
 Avira AntiVir Personal 
 Comodo AntiVirus 
 Avast! Home Edition
 Kingsoft Free Antivirus

 Remove specific or stubborn malware: (Pick at least two)

 Kaspersky Free Cleaner
 avast! Virus Cleaner Tool
 Trend Micro CWShredder
 Pocket Killbox
 Hijack This!
 Hijack Hunter
 AIMFix for AIM

 Check for Rootkits: (Pick at least one)

 Sophos Anti-Rootkit
 Trend Micro RootkitBuster
 F-Secure BlackLight

 Block spam or find a better email tool: (Pick one)

Mail clients:

 Pegasus Mail
 Pop Peeper

Spam or mail management:

 Magic Mail Monitor
 Gmail Growl

 Protect my computer with a firewall: (Pick only one)

 Online Armor Free
 PC Tools Firewall Plus
 Zone Alarm Free
 Outpost Free
 Comodo Personal Firewall

 Monitor or run diagnostics to find a problem: (Pick as many as needed)

 IObit Toolbox 
 Sysinternals Troubleshooting Utilities
 Ultimate Boot CD
 Bart's PE Builder
 Windows Error Messages

 Test the memory in my PC: (Pick one or more)

 Microsoft Windows Memory Diagnostic
 Video Memory Stress Test
 FreeRAM XP Pro 

 Free up hard drive space: (Pick one or more)

 Wise Disk Cleaner
 CCleaner Slim (Also registry cleaner, startup manager)
 Empty Temp Folders
 Duplicate Cleaner
 Cyber-D's Autodelete
 PC De-Crapifier

 Clean or manage my registry: (Backup first, registry editing can be dangerous)

 Wise Registry Cleaner
 Registry Distiller
 Simnet Registry Defrag
 Quicksys RegDefrag

 Better defragment my hard drive: (Pick one at a time)

 Iobit SmartDefrag
 Puran Defrag Free Edition
 Lexun DrvCareXP
 Power Defragmenter GUI
 Diskeeper Lite
 Auslogics Disk Defrag
 AML Disk Defrag

 Find a better Browser: (Pick one or more)

 Mozilla Firefox
 Google Chrome
 Slim Browser
 Avant Browser

 Find out what is inside my computer: (Pick one or more)

 Everest Free Edition
 PC Wizard
 SIW (System Info)
 SIV (System Information Viewer)
 Belarc Advisor
 Process Explorer

 Recover deleted files or photos: (Pick one or more)

 Glary Undelete
 Recuva File Recovery
 Undelete Plus
 PC Inspector Smart recovery
Free Undelete
 Test Disk & Photo Rec
 Unstoppable Copier

 Backup data including CD's or DVD's: (Pick one or more)


 DriveImage XML 
 Karens Replicator
 Cobian Backup

CD\DVD\BluRay Tools:

 BurnAware Free

 Find tools to manage or optimize my multimedia: (Pick one or more)


 1by1 - The Directory Player
 WinAmp Full
 VLC media player
 Gom Player

Edit and organize:

 myFairTunes (DRM removal)
 The Godfather

Other (Codec packs, converters):

 iTunes Agent
 QuickTime Alternative
 K-Lite Codec Pack Full
 Vista Codec Package 
 x64 Components 
XMedia Recode
Format Factory

 Edit or organize my photos: (Pick one or more)

 FastStone Image Viewer

 Find tools to Manage or remove installed software: (Pick one or more)

 Revo Uninstaller - Remove any unwanted application installed on your computer.
 JavaRa - Update Sun Java, remove older versions and tweak install.
 Norton Removal Tool - Remove Norton including things the uninstaller might miss
 McAfee Consumer Product Removal Tool - Remove Mcafee including things the uninstaller might miss
 Brute Force Uninstaller (BFU) - Uninstall programs that are hard to remove, uninstall improperly or simply unwanted.
 Remove Hotfix Backup Files - Removes Hotfix Backup files and the Add/Remove Programs Registry entries.

 Find tools to improve office productivity: (Pick one or more) - Complete office suite
 OxygenOffice Professional - Complete office suite
 Abi Word - Wordpad replacement
 Notepad 2 - Notepad replacement with HTML support
 Notepad++ - Notepad replacement that supports many programming languages
 Qjot - Notepad, Wordpad replacement that can be portable
 Money Manager Ex - Personal finance software like MSMoney
 EverNote - Note taking application
 FoxIt Reader - Create, edit and read .PDF files
 Mobysaurus Thesaurus - off-line English thesaurus
 Tomahawk PDF - Create, edit and read .PDF files

 Know what other freebies you guys love?: (Pick one or more)

 DVD Flick - Turn your video files into a DVD.

Password related:
 AI RoboForm - A killer password manager for websites
 KeyFinder Thing Lite - Retrieve many Microsoft program serial numbers
 Jalapeno Keyfinder - Retrieve and decrypt your Microsoft serial keys
 Protected Storage PassView - Reveals Internet Explorer and Outlook passwords
 EMCO OS License Modifier - Change your Operating System license information.

Everything else:
 ieSpell - spell check text input boxes on a webpage
 3DMark 06 - (Benchmark and compare your PC
 RemoveWGA - Remove the Microsoft "Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications" tool
 Skype - Make phone calls over the internet
 BootVis - Speed up XP boot times. Note, it is heavily debated whether this helps.
 Clipdiary - A freeware utility for keeping the clipboard history.
 DriverMax - Export and reinstall your drivers.
 Trillian - IRC, AIM, ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo! Messenger in one client.
 Weather Watcher Live - A real-time Windows desktop weather station.

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