Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Software/Freeware that every Windows need
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Software/Freeware that every Windows need

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Feel free to share any software or freeware that every windows need (name of the software and why)
1337Monk~
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 3.4Ghz P45 Neo2 HD4890 PCS+ 1GB HYPER-X 800 4GB 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 23" M12-II 430W 50+ K58 DragonLord 
  hide details  
Reply
1337Monk~
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 3.4Ghz P45 Neo2 HD4890 PCS+ 1GB HYPER-X 800 4GB 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 23" M12-II 430W 50+ K58 DragonLord 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 14
I'll list and explain some of the software that I have:

1) CCleaner - Mostly for the registry cleaner. It's fixed numerous problems on more than one computer of mine
2) SmartDefrag - I don't like the Windows defragger tool. There are a lot of good/better options out there, and I just went with this one
3) VLC Player - plays pretty much every video file type. And because I hate WMP.
4) Now this one, I know, people can say is debatable. An anti-virus. I have Avira. I consider myself to be a safe and smart browser, but even every now and then, I'll go to a webpage that I think is legit and Avira will popup with a notice. And I like to run a scan every now and then just to make sure.
5) Malwarebytes - I usually only use this if things get really bad and it doesn't seem like Avira is finding them. But it is a good program for spyware/adware.
Edited by kurt1288 - 6/11/10 at 12:11pm
Karnak
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x2 550 @ 3.7Ghz Gigabyte MA-770T-UD3P Gigabyte 6850 1GB G.Skill 4GB DDR3 @ 1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WDC 640GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Acer X223Wbd Antec 650W 
CaseMouse
Antec 300 Logitech MX Revolution 
  hide details  
Reply
Karnak
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x2 550 @ 3.7Ghz Gigabyte MA-770T-UD3P Gigabyte 6850 1GB G.Skill 4GB DDR3 @ 1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WDC 640GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Acer X223Wbd Antec 650W 
CaseMouse
Antec 300 Logitech MX Revolution 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 14
4) Adobe Flash player
5) Adobe Reader
6) Divx player
7) Real player
8) Microsoft Office
9) Java
post #4 of 14
Besides the obvious like a decent Firewall (2 way) anti malware (like malwarebytes) and antivirus, and because applications vary according to what the system is used for, the only essentials for absolutely everyone is a decent Live CD for maintenance.

Bart PE - the original bootable maintenance CD for Windows

Ultimate Boot CD - less trouble to setup than Bart's and more default tools


Hirens Boot CD - Truly the Ultimate Warrior with more tools than you'll ever need and a great MiniXP
NewMain
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 - 3550 Asrock Z77 Extreme4 Gigabyte GTX 760  4x2GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate SATA 2TB x 2  Plextor PX-891SAW CM-Hyper N520 Slackware 14, Studio KUbuntu, OpenSuSe 12.3, Wi... 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
32" Vizio HDTV + DLP Logitech Wireless Corsair HX-850 Antec Sonata I 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Razer DeathAdder 2013 dual ESI Juli@ CoolGear ExtSata Enclosure w/ Optical and 3TB S... 
  hide details  
Reply
NewMain
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 - 3550 Asrock Z77 Extreme4 Gigabyte GTX 760  4x2GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate SATA 2TB x 2  Plextor PX-891SAW CM-Hyper N520 Slackware 14, Studio KUbuntu, OpenSuSe 12.3, Wi... 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
32" Vizio HDTV + DLP Logitech Wireless Corsair HX-850 Antec Sonata I 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Razer DeathAdder 2013 dual ESI Juli@ CoolGear ExtSata Enclosure w/ Optical and 3TB S... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 14
CCleaner, Defraggler, Daemon Tools, CDBurnerXP, any browser that isn't IE.
Beast
(14 items)
 
Dell XPS Faptop
(8 items)
 
Alura :)
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k Asus Z97 Pro WIFI-AC Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury Tri-X OC+  G.Skill 4 x 8GB F3-2133C9D-16GXH 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2 x Intel 730 480GB SSD in RAID 0 Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Noctua NH-D15 Winblows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Pixio PX277 Logitech G510 Seasonic SS-660XP2 Fractal Design R4 Blackout 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G500 Xtrac Ripper 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo T5250 @ 1.5ghz Dell 0N6705 Mobile Intel 965 Express 2 x 2GB Hyundai/Kingston DDR2 533mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Summit 60GB SSD Slot Load DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 13.3 inch 1280x800 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8Z68-V Pro MSI R7970 Lightning BE 2 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 240GB and WD Black 1TB Asus DRW-24B1ST Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorPowerCase
Hannspree 24 inch Thermaltake Tough Power TP-750P 750W Gold Cooler Master HAF 932 
  hide details  
Reply
Beast
(14 items)
 
Dell XPS Faptop
(8 items)
 
Alura :)
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k Asus Z97 Pro WIFI-AC Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury Tri-X OC+  G.Skill 4 x 8GB F3-2133C9D-16GXH 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2 x Intel 730 480GB SSD in RAID 0 Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Noctua NH-D15 Winblows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Pixio PX277 Logitech G510 Seasonic SS-660XP2 Fractal Design R4 Blackout 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G500 Xtrac Ripper 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo T5250 @ 1.5ghz Dell 0N6705 Mobile Intel 965 Express 2 x 2GB Hyundai/Kingston DDR2 533mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Summit 60GB SSD Slot Load DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 13.3 inch 1280x800 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8Z68-V Pro MSI R7970 Lightning BE 2 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 240GB and WD Black 1TB Asus DRW-24B1ST Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorPowerCase
Hannspree 24 inch Thermaltake Tough Power TP-750P 750W Gold Cooler Master HAF 932 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
I dont really bother using firewall though. I dont have my own firewall.. I just use avira anti-virus. Its a really really good anti-virus. Its super low on ur memory you barely feel it there.. and high detection rate (some false positive once and awhile) but u can set them.. Spybot search and destroy too .. and not to forget WINRAR lol
1337Monk~
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 3.4Ghz P45 Neo2 HD4890 PCS+ 1GB HYPER-X 800 4GB 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 23" M12-II 430W 50+ K58 DragonLord 
  hide details  
Reply
1337Monk~
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 3.4Ghz P45 Neo2 HD4890 PCS+ 1GB HYPER-X 800 4GB 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 23" M12-II 430W 50+ K58 DragonLord 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 14
i like:
spybot s&d, malwarebytes, comodo internet security, tor, peerblock, blocklist manager - security
freeapp, speccy, cpuz, rainmeter, soluto - pc performance

freeapp is a multi-utility download/silent install manager much like windows post install wizard wpi.

ccleaner, google chrome, utorrent - yada yada yada


Edited by 4.54billionyears - 6/11/10 at 1:11pm
post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4.54billionyears View Post
i like:
spybot s&d, malwarebytes, comodo internet security, tor, peerblock, blocklist manager, utorrent, freeapp, speccy, cpuz, rainmeter, soluto.
Someone doesn't like being watched
Karnak
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x2 550 @ 3.7Ghz Gigabyte MA-770T-UD3P Gigabyte 6850 1GB G.Skill 4GB DDR3 @ 1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WDC 640GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Acer X223Wbd Antec 650W 
CaseMouse
Antec 300 Logitech MX Revolution 
  hide details  
Reply
Karnak
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x2 550 @ 3.7Ghz Gigabyte MA-770T-UD3P Gigabyte 6850 1GB G.Skill 4GB DDR3 @ 1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WDC 640GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Acer X223Wbd Antec 650W 
CaseMouse
Antec 300 Logitech MX Revolution 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Faisal11iraq View Post
4) Adobe Flash player
5) Adobe Reader
6) Divx player
7) Real player
8) Microsoft Office
9) Java
D:

And I do not make such faces lightly!

There are superior open-source/freeware alternatives for everything here, except Java, Flash, and parts of Office.
Primary
(15 items)
 
Secondary
(13 items)
 
In progress
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820K @ 4.3/3.6GHz core/uncore, 1.225/1.2v Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion (F22n) 2x Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC New Edition (10036... 4x4GiB Crucial @ 2667, 12-11-12-27-T1, 1.37v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Plextor M6e 128GB (fw 1.05) M.2 (PCI-E 2.0 2x) 2x Crucial M4 256GB 4x WD Scorpio Black 500GB Cooler Master Nepton 280L 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 BenQ BL3200PT Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless (MX Brown) Corsair RM1000x 
CaseMouseAudio
Fractal Design Define R4 Logitech G402 Realtek ALC1150 + M-Audio AV40 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5670 @ 4.4/3.2GHz core/uncore, 1.36 vcore, 1.2... Gigabyte X58A-UD5 r2.0 w/FF3mod10 BIOS Reference R9 290X w/Stilt's MLU 1000e / 1375m E... 2x Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US @ 2000, 10-11-11-30-T1,... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1x Crucial BLT4G3D1608ET3LX0 @ 2000, 10-11-11-3... OCZ (Toshiba) Trion 150 120GB Hyundai Sapphire 120GB 3x Hitachi Deskstar 7k1000.C 1TB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 Antec TP-750 Fractal Design R5 
Audio
ASUS Xonar DS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6800K @ 4.3/3.5GHz core/uncore, 1.36/1.2v ASRock X99 OC Formula (P3.10) GTX 780 (temporary) 4x4GiB Crucial DDR4-2400 @ 11-13-12-28-T2, 1.33v 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 600p 256GB NVMe 2x HGST Travelstar 7k1000 1TB Corsair H55 (temporary) Windows Server 2016 Datacenter 
PowerCase
Seasonic SS-860XP2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 
  hide details  
Reply
Primary
(15 items)
 
Secondary
(13 items)
 
In progress
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820K @ 4.3/3.6GHz core/uncore, 1.225/1.2v Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion (F22n) 2x Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC New Edition (10036... 4x4GiB Crucial @ 2667, 12-11-12-27-T1, 1.37v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Plextor M6e 128GB (fw 1.05) M.2 (PCI-E 2.0 2x) 2x Crucial M4 256GB 4x WD Scorpio Black 500GB Cooler Master Nepton 280L 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 BenQ BL3200PT Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless (MX Brown) Corsair RM1000x 
CaseMouseAudio
Fractal Design Define R4 Logitech G402 Realtek ALC1150 + M-Audio AV40 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5670 @ 4.4/3.2GHz core/uncore, 1.36 vcore, 1.2... Gigabyte X58A-UD5 r2.0 w/FF3mod10 BIOS Reference R9 290X w/Stilt's MLU 1000e / 1375m E... 2x Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US @ 2000, 10-11-11-30-T1,... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1x Crucial BLT4G3D1608ET3LX0 @ 2000, 10-11-11-3... OCZ (Toshiba) Trion 150 120GB Hyundai Sapphire 120GB 3x Hitachi Deskstar 7k1000.C 1TB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 Antec TP-750 Fractal Design R5 
Audio
ASUS Xonar DS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6800K @ 4.3/3.5GHz core/uncore, 1.36/1.2v ASRock X99 OC Formula (P3.10) GTX 780 (temporary) 4x4GiB Crucial DDR4-2400 @ 11-13-12-28-T2, 1.33v 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 600p 256GB NVMe 2x HGST Travelstar 7k1000 1TB Corsair H55 (temporary) Windows Server 2016 Datacenter 
PowerCase
Seasonic SS-860XP2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 14
heres one no one has listed

TeamViewer

its great if something is wrong and you need help (or in my case their machine is messed and i have to fix it lol)
Red Cube
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
skylake i6600 MSI B150 Mortar XFX R9 380 4GB XXX 16 GB G Skill 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
250 GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD WD Caviar Black 500 GB Seagate 7200.11 1 TB Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
NEC AccuSync LCD2223WXM TCL Roku 32" Razer Black Widow SeaSonic 550W Modular 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cuboid Red G502 SteelSeries QCK Turtle Beach x32 
  hide details  
Reply
Red Cube
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
skylake i6600 MSI B150 Mortar XFX R9 380 4GB XXX 16 GB G Skill 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
250 GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD WD Caviar Black 500 GB Seagate 7200.11 1 TB Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
NEC AccuSync LCD2223WXM TCL Roku 32" Razer Black Widow SeaSonic 550W Modular 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cuboid Red G502 SteelSeries QCK Turtle Beach x32 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Operating Systems
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Software/Freeware that every Windows need