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What Are The Best Programs You Have Used?


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#1 unloaded

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 04:11 AM

I personal tried tonnes of programs myself and came up with some that are certainly useful towards your computer and they are:

Advanced windowscare
Advanced system optimizer
BitDefender
Utorrent
Registryfix
Tunexp
Bootvis
Spyware doctor
Ad-adware
Speed fan
Firefox
Cablenut
Secure Clean
Winrar
CPU-Z
Dachshund Software
Error Killer
Hijackthis

if you think you have use one or more program that is really good and not on the above list, please post here!!

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 08:02 AM

Just a few in no particular order.

Adobe Acrobat Pro
Adobe Photoshop CS2
Microsoft Office 2003 Pro
AutoCAD
QuickBooks Premier 2006
Pinnacle Studio
Acronis True Image
AsfTools
SDP Downloader
URL Snooper
DVD Shrink
DVDFab Decrypter
Nero
ZipGenius
7-Zip
YPops
BitTornado
XnView
Mailwasher
Outpost Firewall
GSpot
MWSnap
Trojan Hunter
CCleaner
Spybot S&D
AVG Free
Regmon
Filemon

Edited by HitSquad, 09 September 2006 - 08:26 AM.


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Posted 09 September 2006 - 11:21 AM

Not on the above lists:


Spywareguard
Spywareblaster
Eraser
Total Uninstall (last freeware version)
Startup Control Panel
Startup Monitor
EVEREST Home Edition
Oubliette
IrfanView
Terragen
Netstat Live
Audacity
dBpowerAMP Audio Player (dAP)
Opera
Fass
KeyNote
IceChat
StripMail
Word Web
CDex
Deep Burner
Thunderbird
Iconoid

Several of the ones listed above, and a couple that are no longer freeware:
HandySnap
Print Folders
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Posted 09 September 2006 - 08:07 PM

Let us not forget about Thunderbird, as well as OpenOffice.org!
I also favour Picasa2 for photo organisation.
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Posted 09 September 2006 - 08:30 PM

what is the fastest startup antivirus software there is? I use bitdefender, just abit slow on startup like 5secs, any faster ones?

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 11:57 AM

I lide Diskeeper Pro 10 premier, super fast defrag and lots more.

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 09:09 PM

I used to love Norton for my antivirus needs, but it no longer seems to be working good for me. I am a former Mac user and plan to go back to Mac in the near future. I can never afford the Mac I want. I'm always mesmorized by their latest addition. With my PC now, I've had success with StompSoft's Registry Repair for some issues I was having. And I've since purchased two of their other products.

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 09:14 AM

Alcohol 120% is a very good program.

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 05:15 AM

I tried Diskeeper, but it took 12 hours to defrag my computer, how is that considered as fast?

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 09:41 AM

I have 300 gig H/D and it defrags in less than 10 min, but I do it very often.
I defrag at least once a week with the PRO version

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 09:49 PM

Microsoft's new Windows Live Onecare Free Scan
http://safety.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm

is an outstanding program which offers a registry optomizer, defragger and of course, the malware av scanner.

Try it and see.

I also like Microsoft's Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)
MBSA is an easy-to-use tool designed for the IT professional that helps small and medium businesses determine their security state in accordance with Microsoft security recommendations and offers specific remediation guidance. Improve your security management process by using MBSA to detect common security misconfigurations and missing security updates on your computer systems.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...a2/default.mspx

and

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Win XP and Win 2000) which updates itself on Tuesdays:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx

And of course,

StartUp Inspector (Enables novice and expert users to manage Windows® startup applications):
http://www.windowsstartup.com/
Startup monitor on the same page warns if any program tries to add itself to your startup menu and requires your authorization for it to do so.

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 11:44 PM

wow man, thanx alot.

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 11:50 PM

BT Helper is a very useful tool for any torrent downloading programs.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 06:35 PM

Here's a great little Swiss freeware Uninstaller I discovered recently that works well and has many useful features:

http://www.crystalidea.com/?action=show_page&name=utool

Uninstall Tool 1.6.6 Release date: 10/06/2006

Ultra fast and small utility that helps you to uninstall various software. It can be used instead of the standard unconvenient and heavy "Add and Remove Programs". The program has lots of features and options missing in Microsoft's applet.

Features

* Great speed and small size, great quality
* Multilingual, cool and simple interface
* Portable - you can even run it from a usb flash drive
* Allows you to display hidden installed programs
* Display of a program's occupied size
* Allows you to find fast the desired program while typing known letters
* Enables to delete programs if their uninstaller fails
* Navigate to selected program's registry entry, installation folder and it's web site
* Saving (exporting to HTML) current installed software list
* Running "Windows Components" applet
* ... a lot of more ...


I find myself using it more and more as it loads instantly and also even gives a count of both your installed and hidden programs.

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Edited by scratcher, 23 October 2006 - 06:38 PM.

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 02:15 AM

For Browsing- Opera
The best browser with ton of features, very fast, very simple.
For Video-VLC
Player that can play absolutely everything.
For confidence- True Image
A lot of features, simplicity, reliability.
For security- Dr Web.
Very effective and non annoying antivirus.



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