The following are FREE utilities we may reference to in our blogs, newsletters and emails. Not all of these are required for your computer, but can be useful.
Adobe Acrobat Reader Used to view PDF documents
Belarc Advisor Performs audit of your system. Hardware & Software, including Licensing!
Clean Up Utility by Steven Gould, quickly cleans temporary files & history.
CCleaner System optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. 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. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. Fast and contains NO Spyware or Adware. Install slowly, uncheck any additional add-ons it wants to install by default.
CutePDF Writer Allows creation of Adobe PDF documents from any program. Unlike Adobe, it does not bring up the created PDF after printing. You will need to know where you saved it. Install slowly, uncheck any additional add-ons it wants to install by default.
Defraggler This tool can be used in place of Windows Defragmenter.
DynDns Updater Don't have a static IP but need the features of one? Use this to update your IP.
GWX Control Panel - Stop Windows 10 from installing Running Windows 7? Not wanting to upgrade to Windows 10? Wondering where that extra space went on your hard drive? Install the free GWX control panel today to get rid of the Win10 pop up, speed up your system, get back that space and ensure Win10 doesn't sneak in overnight.
Java Runtime Environment Many websites will require you are running the latest version of Java. Install slowly, uncheck any additional add-ons it wants to install by default.
Kaspersky Virus-Fighting Utilities Very effective, but use at own risk. Recommend asking for help.
LogMeIn Free Remote Control software we utilize to access your computers.
Mozilla Firefox Alternative browser to Internet Explorer. We recommend using this as your default browser.
Speccy Gives you detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer. Including CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio support. Additionally Speccy adds the temperatures of your different components, so you can easily see if there's a problem!
TeraCopy TeraCopy is designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed. it skips bad files during the copying process, and then displays them at the end of the transfer so that you can which ones need attention. TerCopy can automatically check the copied files for errors by calculating their CRC checksum values. It also provides a lot more information about the files being copied than its Windows counterpart. TeraCopy integrates with Windows Explorer's right-click menu and can be set as the default copy handler.
Winsock IP Fix WinSock XP Fix offers a last resort if your Internet connectivity has been corrupted due to invalid or removed registry entries. It can often cure the problem of lost connections after the removal of Adware components or improper uninstall of firewall applications or other tools that modify the XP network and Winsock settings.
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