Piriform's Defraggler tool comes from the makers of the excellent freeware program CCleaner. Another quality program that defrag's your computer system. Features include Defragging entire hard drives and more
This program includes 4 specific utilities that can aid you in the detection and removal of malware from your computer. It displays hijackers, spyware, adware, trojans, rootkits and has quite a high detection rate, compared to other products available
An uninstall utility which is more powerful than the Windows Add/Remove application.
Features include removing leftovers from software that has misplaced or has broken uninstall files, scanning and removing registry entries, file associations and more.
Enables you to use previous windows versions of start menus and more.
There are also many customization options and skinning themes to choose from. If you really dislike like the Windows Start menu on your version of Windows, then Classic Shell may appeal, as it gives you back control of how you want your PC to look and feel, instead of putting up with the enforced GUI that came with your operating system.
It's simple to use, small and will really be helpful to those users who don't like change
A powerful font manager that provides easy management of your fonts.
Features include previewing and comparing selected font types, installing and uninstalling fonts on your system, finding duplicate fonts and more. NexusFont is also portable, which is very handy.
A fast and useful application that helps to improve your typing skills.
Features include touch typing statistics for lessons that are taken, creating your own lessons, customizable interfaces and more. A great bit of software thats portable, doesn't take much resources and is beneficial for kids of all ages.
A comprehensive video and audio player, that also supports TV channels, subtitles and skins.
Features include webcam/analog/digital TV devices support, gapless video playback, live broadcasting, many various customizations and more
This software provides an easy way to create flash animations for web content.
Features include over 100 effects which can be applied to both text and images, plenty of built-in design functions, easy to use interface, preview window and more
A HDD health monitoring utility.
It displays basic HDD information, monitors S.M.A.R.T. values, disk temperatures and more.
An easy, small and portable program that is useful to have in your collection of monitoring software
A hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors.
Features include information of voltages, temperatures and fan speeds of installed hardware components. A great program thats easy to use, small and very useful, especially if you suspect you might have any hardware issues
A program that backs up and retores the device drivers on your system.
Features include backup to zip, exe or text file, view drivers by date installed, backup only non windows drivers and more.
An easy to use program that will save you time and really help, especially if you lose your original software drivers and have to reinstall your operating system
A software application that creates a CD/DVD or a USB device with multi-boot support by using ISO files.
This is more than just a great tool to combine multiple security programs together. It also gives you the ability to add other useful utilities and add your own software. It's easy to use, small, portable and even provides you the location of where to download the programs you want to add to the menu it creates
An easy to use program that recovers deleted files from your PC, digital camera card or MP3 player.
Features include a quick start wizard, advanced mode, deep scan mode and more. Apart from it's main function of recovering files, it can also securely delete files as well. This is done by overwriting the portion of the hard drive repeatedly. An excellent professional program that all users should have on their PC
A backup/synchronize program that includes many impressive features.
Features include different types of backup operations, such as full, differential and incremental, file comparisons, compression of data, scheduling, transferring data between multiple connections over a network and more. It was once commercial but now the creator has released it as freeware. An excellent program that is well written and comprehensive in it's features
A quick desktop search engine that enables you to find files and folders on your PC.
The program indexes your computer and is much faster than the standard Windows Search tool. Features include integrated HTTP and FTP servers that allow searching of your files from other computers on the network, an option to share files via download, support for regular expression searches and more. Everything only works with NTFS formatted drives
An easy to use screen sharing utility.
The perfect program for helping your friends and relatives with their computer problems. Features include strong security encryption, file/folder transfer capability, bypasses firewalls/routers and more. An excellent program that supports multiple OS's and also comes in alternative modules that require no installation
This browser is gaining more and more popularity everyday. I have now switched to using it instead of Firefox. The main reason is speed, ease of use and low resource usage. I really like the search function for google in the address bar and how you can highlight text on a page and drag it to the search bar as well. Although it hasn't got as many as extensions as Firefox as yet, it is well on it's way to catching up. Why not give it a try and see why many users have made the switch
After extensive research on what is the best tool for removing malware at the moment, this finishes at the top of the list.
This is an on-demand scanner that get's updated quite regularly and often finds what other programs miss, when it comes to suspicious malware installed on your system. It's easy to use, powerful in it's detection and a must for all PC users
A cross platform application that enables you to author your own DVD's.
Features include importing various video files, music and images. Adding different buttons, text, images and changing the properties for creation of your personalized menu. After saving your project you can then use it's built in burner function to create your DVD
This program is a partition manager that runs from your operating system. Features include resize, move and copy partitions, copy disks, create, delete and format partitions, hide and unhide partitions and changing drive letters. It's easy to use, has a nice interface and works fine. NOTE: Does not support 64bit machines
A free alternative desktop publishing program to MS Publisher.
Features include a wide range of preset document layouts, table tool, quick shapes, artistic text, design studio, colour schemes and more. They also have about 500 different free templates you can download for free.
Registration is required after installing but in my opinion this program is worth it. An excellent DTP program
An add-in for Windows Explorer that gives you a tab browsing feature.
Makes moving files and folders much more easier and faster. Other features include preview and sub folder tips, application launcher, windows transparency, folder customization and more. If you have XP, you need .NET FrameWork 2.0 or later installed to use it. Also, once you've registered/installed it, you have to re-login to Windows to activate it. As always, make sure you read the documentation that comes with it
A universal video converter that converts media formats to other media formats. It does this by using open source code from a software engine called FFMPEG using its own codec library and player. Features include extracting audio from media, previewing video and audio files, capturing video from your desktop and more. It also has an expert mode to select, just incase you want to do more with it. If SUPER is not your cup of tea, I highly recommend this excellent application
Design quickly professional looking media labels and packagings.
Features include lots of different templates such as CD/DVD covers, tapes, videos, cards, letters and more, importing and exporting, text insert, printing preferences, extra plugins and more. With so many functions included, this has to be one of the best media label managers available for free. NOTE: Last Freeware version
Perform full backup images of your logical drives or partitions.
Features include copying directly from drive to drive, scheduling automatic backups with your task scheduler, restoring images to the existing drive or another drive and more. It uses (VSS) Microsoft's Volume Shadow Services and the images are stored in .dat and .xml files, which allows you to use third party tools to process them with. You can also use this as a plugin with BOOT CD's, which is very handy
A Lemmings type game, that requires you to save as many penguins as possible at the end of each level. Use your penguins to dig holes, blowup objects or themselves, build bridges, parachute and more. A fun game for all ages with nice graphics and gameplay
It helps you free up hard drive space by detecting and removing duplicate files. Duplicate files have exactly the same contents regardless of their name, date, time and location. Also, it is able to find files that are not exactly identical, but have the same file name. Perhaps you have different versions of a file and you want to find all of them and remove the older versions. CloneSpy can also find zero length files. These are files that have no content. A fast and efficient program that is powerful and popular
AVIRA ANTIVIR has a very good detection rate for viruses and it is a very good product for protecting your system.
While it has a high detection rate it does not offer email protection, which differs from AVG and AVAST. It is fast, effective and is popular
A complete tool, to meet all of your image editing needs.
Features include a viewer, editor, batch editor, RAW converter and much more. What sets this apart from other editors, is the function that allows you to create animated GIF's from your images. If you don't like using multiple programs to do your tasks, I would highly recommend this excellent editor to handle your needs
Shows you software vulnerabilites on your computer.
It constantly monitors your system for insecure software installations, notifies you when an insecure application is installed, and even provides you with detailed instructions for updating the application when available. It generates a nice report at the end of it's scan and doesn't just show operating system patches, but also other applications such as your email client, office applications, internet browsers, media players and more 3rd party applications. One feature that stands out is the toolbox feature, which gives you other helpful information to deal with the installed program. A nice and easy to use tool that will benefit alot of users
Another useful tool if you suspect you have a rootkit on your machine.
It scans for all sorts of problems, such as hidden processes, hidden threads, hidden modules, hidden services, hidden files, and much more. It can also monitor process creation, the loading of drivers, TCP/IP connections and many other aspects of system behavior. An excellent product that is very comprehensive
An address book program that allows you to manage and lookup contact information.
Features include categorizing by individuals, departments, organizations and using various predefined fields, importing from email clients, exporting to other file formats, printing off contacts, attaching photos and files and it's also portable
Recovers files from disks with physical damage.
Allows you to copy files from disks with problems such as bad sectors, scratches or that just give errors when reading data. The program will attempt to recover every readable piece of a file and put the pieces together. Using this method most types of files can be made useable, even if some parts were not recoverable in the end
Allows you to create a LIVE CD with up to date programs, so you can boot into your Windows system and repair it when needed.
In order to create it, you first have to build it with the various programs you want included on the disk and then burn it. Look at HOW TO BULID THE ULTIMATE BOOT CD FOR WINDOWS VIDEO ,if you need help.
This is an excellent tool which everyone should know about
A strategic 2D platformer.
You play as Noitu Love and attempt to stop the professor Darnacus Damnation from taking over the city with his robot army. Features include 4 different characters, 6 levels, 5 difficulty levels and if you're good, you should be able to find the secret unlockable's included
A small program that detects detailed system information on some of the main devices on your computer.
Features include information on your CPU, including: processor name and vendor, core stepping and process, processor package, internal and external clocks, clock multiplier and more. It's small, portable and very useful
A network manager that lists all the wifi networks in your area, their signal strength and if they're passworded.
Features include detection of wireless LANs using the 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g WLAN standards, discovering causes of interferences, verifying network configurations and more.
An essential tool for computer technicians
A scipting utility that allows you to remap keys and buttons, and make almost any key, joystick button, mouse button, or combination into a hotkey.
Features include, creating your own stand-alone EXE files that can be run on any computer, graphical interfaces, backwards compatibility with Autoit V2, macro recorder and more.
It also comes with detailed documentation, which is very helpful.
I'm sure, many technicians would use this daily on their client's computers