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hi. being fairly new to pc's i was wondering if anyone knew of any decent downloads that would be beneficial to my pc ie: making it run at optimum speed, and making it healthier. i have been on download.com but being a novice i don't really understand what does what. also if anyone knows og any decent fun/gadgety downloads they would be good too. thanks for your help.sean
There are really no downloads that make your PC run at optimum speed or make it 'healthier'.
Your best course of action is up-to-date AV and anti-malware programs (there are plenty of excellent freebies out there).
Also ensure that you undertake some regular, basic PC housekeeping such as defragging, running check disk and clearing out temp and other crap files using something like click here
Be selective. It is easy to clog up your PC by installing too much. Anti-virus is essential.
DISCLAIMER: Always make backups and set a restore point before installing new software. No guarantee is implied by inclusion on this list. PC Advisor is not responsible for the selection, which is my own.
*** Anti-virus-Privacy-Security ***
Ad-aware (1,504K) click here Removes spyware and data-mining programs.
AVG click here Excellent antivirus with regular updates.
AVAST (6.4Mb) click here Free antivirus
Spybot S&D 1.3 (4.15Mb) click here Removes spyware from your system
Sygate (5,161K) Firewall click here
Zone Alarm (3,633K) click here
*** Font Tools ***
The Font Thing (483K) click here Font Manager
Babel Map (554K + 393K help) click here Unicode character map
Fix Font Folder (344K) click here Fix Fonts Folder locates and fixes font related problems.
*** Graphics Viewing and Conversion ***
Irfan View 3.95 (856K, plug-ins 4.47 Mbytes) click here Tips and Tutorials click here
Serif DrawPlus 4.0 (7,332K) click here Vector Drawing and Animation (PhotoPlus 6.0, PagePlus SE, WebPlus 6.0 also free)
*** System Tools ***
7-zip (920K) click here Best Compression Available
Audacity (2.93Mb + 600K MP3 encoder) click here Sound-recorder, MP3 Editor
click here (Manual-450K)
Atomic Clock Sync (484K) click here
Belarc Advisor (609K) click here System information
Bios Agent (311K) click here Identify your BIOS and other system information.
CCleaner (402K) click here System Cleaner
Chainsaw (104K) click here Splits large files for easier transfer and recombines them with a batch file.
Copernic Desktop Search (2.35 MB) click here Fast File Searching
Diskeeper Lite (11.9Mb) click here Defragmentation program.
DupeLocator (85K) click here Finds duplicated files by comparing bytes, ignoring names and dates.
Eraser (2,746K) click here Prevents recovery of deleted files.
Everest (2,711) click here System Diagnostics (=Aida)
ExamDiff (466K) click here File comparison
FTP Commander 7.20 (586K) click here
IZarc (2.1Mb) click here Efficient Archiver.
Jarte (1.39Mb) click here Free Wordpad replacement
Jetlinks (2.49Mb) click here Converts Bookmarks
Mail Washer (1,444K) click here Spam-blocker
Motherboard Monitor (1,736K) click here Monitors temperatures etc.
Note Tab Lite (1,796K) click here Powerful Notepad replacement with spell-check, autocorrect, etc. (Direct D/L)
PrimoPDF (10.2 Mbytes) click here Free PDF Printer
Properties Plus (281K) click here Time/Datestamp editor XP compatible
Sizer (73K) click here Window resizer for website testing
Tclock (190K) click here Enhanced Windows clock and calendar. Simple and neat.
Tiny Spell (547K) click here Freeware spell checker
Tweak UI (111K) click here Adjust Windows Interface settings
Tweak UI 1.33 (113K) click here Some additional tools from Microsoft Developers
Wordweb click here (5.2 Mb) Free Dictionary/Thesaurus
thanks guys they'll keep me busy.
Not Forgetting click here
and here click here :)
Wow gonna need to remember this thread. Very useful
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