Good FREE programs everyone should know about

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A few good free programs that i use alot for my computer maintenance are Wise Disk Cleaner and Wise Registry Cleaner. They Make your computer Really fast and Its as easy as 1 click on both programs and boom done. I do the Registry one first then the Disk cleaner 2nd.

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I found a few fun programs to spruce up your desktop environment. One is called bumptop and the other is called stardock objectdock. Bumptop is no longer free because they sold the license to google ( dumb idea ) but if you scour the internet enough then you can find it. Bumptop turns your desktop into a 3d looking box. You have 4 walls and a bottom and each wall can be used for different things. It keeps me organized. Stardock Objectdock is basically the Mac dock converted for windows. Its a nifty little program that makes your Intel based computer look like a mac.
 

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Malwarebytes - removes all forms of malware, including viruses, Trojans, spyware, adware and rootkits. This free utility finds stuff that most anti-virus utilities don't look for. It's a must have...

TrueCrypt - Keep your data safe in case your drive is stolen or lost. Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk. Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive.
 
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53V3N

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This thread needs to be BUMPED, yo!

I know there are a lot of people on the site now that are pretty savvy with the harnessed electrons. So give it up, son!

Jason turned me on to this (browser-based) software recently: http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/

It's what I used for the recent multi-quoting feature tutorial and it works really well and it's easy to use. They even supply a brief tutorial video which is pretty irrelevant as the interface is idiot-proof.

For my own curiosity, I'm going to pit it against a paid prog, SnagIt, (now that my setup is not the limiting factor) just to see how they rank. I'll report back with my findings.

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In the meantime, let's breathe some life into this thread. And don't forget to donate to a dev if you like their prog. ~$10 is nothing but it speaks volumes to someone that has worked hard to make something cool that you use.
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Jung

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This is possible with native commands on XP and beyond.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb491010.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb491009.aspx



Ghetto uptime command for Vista/7. On Xp you can actually use "System Up Time"... not sure why that changed. :tard:

systeminfo | @find "System Boot Time"

Or you can download this binary: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc751311.aspx
 
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Jason

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Yeah, CCleaner is a good one. I also use their "Speccy" app for a quick overview of hardware (among other ones).

...and as there is a free version that became available this year, check out BitDefender Free Antivirus.
 

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WinSCP - FTPS, SFTP and SCP client
Kittey - a better version of Putty
Vim64 - vim cmd line editor for Win64. I used doskey to alias vi to vim out of habit. But you could just change the exe names.
 
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Emacs 25.1 with extension (neotree and other) Best text editing system:)
 
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Jung

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Terminus - cross platform terminal/ssh program. Great replacement for putty that can do ssh/powershell/cmd/wsl bash all in one app.

Chocolately - apt-get for Windows basically - install applications from the command line.

Atom - github's free text editor.
vim-mode-plus - adds vim macros and keyboard navigation to Atom.
 
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AVG Virus Protection Program ~This prog found bugs that Nortons missed. I have uesed it and have since limited a lot of the problems i was having on my computer. It simple and easy to use and affordable since it is free.

FreeZip I happen to like this better then winzip :)
I use Sophos at Home for free BEST AV with intelligence to detect malicious processes!
I've been using nothing but Windows Defender ever since I started using Windows 10. One time I accidentally downloaded a trojan when downloading something shady, and Windows Defender actually stopped it, isolated it, and warned me about it so I could delete it.

I also use 7zip for unzipping files. It's free and doesn't repeatedly nag me to pay money.
 

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I also use 7zip for unzipping files. It's free and doesn't repeatedly nag me to pay money.
I use the "Extract All..." option that comes with Windows to unzip files. There is no need for third party software to unzip files anymore (if you are running Windows).
 
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I use the "Extract All..." option that comes with Windows to unzip files. There is no need for third party software to unzip files anymore (if you are running Windows).
You only really need an app if you need extra capabilities. I still support some legacy software that has some scripts that control communications. Lots of small files that would take forever sending one at a time. I regularly use 7Zip because it's easy to script and relatively feature rich.
 
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