Skip to comments.Got A Favorite FREE Computer/Windows Utility Program?
Posted on 10/24/2009 5:58:02 PM PDT by JoeProBono
What is it?
Where is it?
What's it do?
Best defragger ever:
No, that would be Diskeeper. The real version, not the puny "lite" version that comes bundled with Windows.
Nod32 is better. Unfortunately, it’s not free.
Msconfig. Drop a few key items from the startup (after logon) sequence and the time from logon to a working desktop will dramatically decrease.
Its the best freeware to come out since Malwarebytes.
Even with how good Win7 is, those idiots at MS still can’t make a better file manager than xplorer2 lite.
I’m going to have to look into that one.
I’m running a cache cleaner right now.
Mark Russinovich’s Autoruns.exe from http://live.sysinternals.com/ is much better.
I have a couple machines that are still dual boot, WIN/ME and Windows 2000.
On the machines with ME, I have Norton utilities installed.
My question: why does it take over an hour for the latest versions of defrag to run, but Norton utilities can come along and do the same dmn disk in like 15 minutes?
Even the defrag that comes with ME is far and beyond faster than the POS Win 2k/XP version. What junk!
ClickTray Calendar is a multi-functional calendar, address, and reminder program that runs in the system tray. It enables you to create notes, enter repetitive tasks, maintain To Do lists, and to set personal (recurring) alarms. The interface offers fiscal week or month display, yearly overview, moon phases display and more. Additional features include date calculation, calendar printing, address book and more. ClickTray Calendar offers a good set of features, but comes with a rather primitive interface, and you`ll have to add holidays manually.
Advanced system care
Mac OS X. :)
Okay, for real. Some borderline requisite software to use Windows: ESET Smart Security (best antivirus/antimalware/firewall software package on the market, IMO); Diskeeper (best defragmenter available, shame that Windows still fragments the disk in the first place); Firefox plus Adblock plus Noscript for better browsing; and of course, up to date hardware drivers. No, the drivers Windows Update tries to shove down your throat do not count as up to date.
Considering that we already have multi-user licenses for Diskeeper and Nod32, I’ll pass.
And I know how to keep my registry clean from the get go: no installing of questionable software ;)
Add-on for Firefox.
Ghostery alerts you about the web bugs, ad networks and widgets on every page on the web.
Web bugs are hidden scripts that track your behavior and are used by the sites you visit to understand their own audience.
Best thing ever.
Deep cleans the registry. Set it up and it does all the work. I love it! Use it once a week.
Clean up tool. Deep cleans better then any other cleaner I've used. I love it! Use it once a week also.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/malwarebytes-anti-malware/malwarebytes.html
Cleans and Protects your computer from malware!