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Piriform CCleaner (DOWNLOAD)
Piriform Defraggler (DOWNLOAD)
Piriform Recuva (DOWNLOAD)
Piriform Speccy (DOWNLOAD)
Lavasoft Adaware (DOWNLOAD)
Spybot Search and Destroy (DOWNLOAD)

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Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox:
Stop using Internet Explorer, and use a browser that is safer, faster, and highly customizable. You can get Extentions and Themes for it here.
CCleaner CCleaner:
Clean off your computer of the excess junk, remove the residue left from uninstalling programs, and even uninstall programs or remove programs from the automatic startup when you're starting Windows.

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)
Defraggler Defraggler:
It differs from other defrag tools on the market, by enabling you to quickly and simply defrag the files you want to, without having to process the whole drive. Simply run it, select the file and defragment in seconds. No more struggling with the Windows defragmentation tool!
Recuva Recuva:
Recuva (pronounced "recover") is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bring back files that have been deleted by bugs, crashes and viruses!

What's in your computer?  If you're like most of us, you can probably name the processor (Intel or AMD, Celeron or Pentium), maybe how much RAM it has, and maybe how big the hard drive is.

When you go to a computer store and see all the bright shiny PCs laid out next to each other, most will have tags or stickers indicating the:

  • Processor brand and model
  • Hard drive size and speed
  • Amount of memory (RAM)
  • Graphics card
  • Operating system

Two or three years later, when it comes time to upgrade your computer, that tag or sticker may be long gone. Speccy was designed as a free electronic "what's inside" sticker for your PC.

Ad-Aware Lavasoft Ad-Aware:
Download this, install it, and run it at least once a week. Ad-Aware is designed to provide advanced protection from known Data-mining, aggressive advertising, Parasites, Scumware, selected traditional Trojans, Dialers, Malware, Browser hijackers, and tracking components.

Keep it for a weekly scan.

Spybot Search and Destroy Spybot Search and Destroy:
Download Spybot, install it, and run it at least once a week. Application to scan for spyware, adware, hijackers and other malicious software.

Why both this and Adaware? Because both will find different things. Better to be thorough.

Keep it for a weekly scan.


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