Windows Software

Here I share some of my favorite windows software…

 

Security

 

MS-Security-Essentials

OS: Windows Vista/7
Cost: Free
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.

MalwareBytes

OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
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.

 

 
 

Data Recovery

 

Rstudio
OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
Cost: $79.99
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.

OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
Cost: Free
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.

 
 
 

Media

 

K-Lite
OS: Windows 98 /2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8
Cost: Free
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.

VLC

OS: Windows 98 /2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8
Cost: Free
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.
 

 

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