Here I share some of my favorite windows software…
Official Website: www.microsoft.com Microsoft Security essentials is a great Ant-virus program with a very easy to use interface and default settings to auto update and scan.
Cost: Free ( for Home use )
Official Website: www.malwarebytes.org MalwareBytes compliments your Anti-virus program of choice very well and tends to catch some things that your anti-virus program may not.
OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
Official Website: www.r-tt.com Rstudio is a powerful Data recovery peice of software that is capable of restoring Data from failed or failing drives that windows will no longer recognize. This is also the only Paid peice of software that I endorse, as I use it for family / friends and nothing else comes close in the “Freeware Universe” currently. I’ve tested all the competitors and RStudio is the Best.
Official Website: www.CGsecurity.org Photorec Is a very close second, it’s only real downfall is that it restores your documents without a naming convention or file structure. But you can’t beat the price and it is still a very powerful tool.
OS: Windows 98 /2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8
Download: www.ninite.com K-Lite Media Player is a powerful but light weight media player with a huge library of supported codecs. No Fluff, just function.
Download:www.ninite.com VLC Media Player is on par with K-Lite but a bit more robust. They are both great Media players and it is purely preference of interface that places K-Lite first on my list.