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Recommended Programs to Download
Recommended Programs to Download
- Be sure to click on the Free version of a program, rather than the paid version, which is also frequently offered on the same page.
- Sometimes these programs will offer to install additional toolbars or programs. Be sure to watch for those options and opt out if you don’t want them.
Adobe Flash Player
Flash Player is essential for surfing the web. With it you can watch videos, listen to audio, or view interactive animations.
Download the latest version of Adobe Reader. Another free program, McAfee Security Scan Plus, is often included automatically in the download unless you uncheck the box to indicate you don’t want it
Advanced SystemCare Free is a comprehensive PC care utility that takes a one-click approach to protect, repair, clean, and optimize your PC.
Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, including Microsoft Hotfixes and software serial numbers, and shows the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any Web server.
Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the Web faster, safer,and easier.
Mozilla Firefox is a fast, stable browser with tons of great features. It'sfrequently updated and extremely secure.
KeePass is a small, free program that will store your passwords, or any other data, in a safe, encrypted environment. The program can reside on your PC or laptop, or you can put it onto a flash drive. Although it is a sophisticated program, it is relatively easy to use, does not reside in “memory” and is only open when you decide to open it. You have to remember only one master password to open KeePass to retrieve your other passwords. KeePass can be put onto the Taskbar so that the pro-gram is instantly available to use.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware combines powerful new technologies de-signed to seek out, destroy and prevent malware infections. It is an easy to use anti-malware application available in both a free and Pro version. The Free version is well-known for its detection and removal capabilities.
This program is highly recommended to remove programs from your computer instead of the Add/Remove function found in the Control Panel. Make sure you scroll down and click the Download button at the end of the Freeware column. Otherwise you'll get the trial of the professional version.
Piriform's Speccy is a system information utility. Its mission is to collect and display more-detailed information about your hardware and its performance than is offered by Windows. During installation, you may be asked to install the Google Chrome browser and toolbar. Make sure you opt out if you do not want these additions.
avast! Free Antivirus
avast! is a free, powerful antivirus program. It is highly rated by CNET, PC Magazine and Kim Komando. During installation the program will try to install Chrome, which is an excellent browser, but if you don’t
want it, be sure to uncheck the box.
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