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Discussion in 'General Software' started by Slater, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. Slater Guest

    Yeah well I'm thinking TPU should put up a "Recommended Programs" sticky.

    Mainly System tweak/upkeep


    Oh yeah FREEWARE/SHAREWARE ONLY
    (Inlcuding commercial programs that have free versions).

    Adware/Spyware Cleaners:
    Ad-Aware Personal
    ADS Scanner
    AVG AntiRootkit BETA
    BHO List
    BHO Scanner
    BlackLight
    HijackThis
    IceSword
    RootkitRevealer
    SOPHOS AntiRootkit
    Spybot S&D
    Spyware Blaster
    Windows Defender Beta 2

    Antivirus Free Online Scanning:
    Infected Or Not, www.infectedornot.com (owned by Panda software)

    Audio/video tools:
    Audiograbber
    dBpowerAMP Music Converter
    DVD Shrink
    Easy Video Converter
    McFunSoft Video Solution
    Total Video Converter
    Video Converter 2005

    Benchmarking:
    3DMark 2005 Free Version
    AquaMark 3
    Everest Home
    ScienceMark 2.0
    TPUBench

    Browsers:
    Firefox
    Opera

    Codecs:
    3ivx
    Gordon Knot Codec Pack

    Compression:
    7-Zip
    WinRAR

    Disk Defraggers:
    Auslogics Disk Defrag

    Driver Cleaners:
    DH Driver Cleaner Professional

    File Recovery/unlock:
    PC File Inspector
    Restoration.exe
    Restore My Files
    Roadkil Unstopable
    Unlocker

    Firewalls:
    Comodo
    Sygate Personal Firewall
    ZoneAlarm Personal Firewall

    Image/File Viewers
    Foxit
    Irfanview

    Memory Testing
    Rightmark

    Overclocking/System Control:
    ATiTool
    Speedfan
    SysTool

    Registry Backup
    ERUNT

    Registry Cleaners:
    RegSeeker

    System Cleaners:
    CCleaner

    System Information:
    Belarc Advisor
    Cpu-z
    Everest Home
    Sandra

    Torrent:
    Azureus
    UTorrent

    Tweaks:
    WinGuides Tweak Manager

    Virtual CD/DVD Emulators:
    Daemon Tools

    Virtual Enviorments:
    Sand Boxie

    Virus Scanners:
    AntiVir
    Avast! 4 Home Edition
    AVG Antivirus
    McAfee STINGER


    Let's get a good list going.

    & feel free to include more categories.
     
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    Audio conversion tool-
    Dbpoweramp.
    That's about all I can add to such a nice well rounded list. Depending on how many more people post, I'll sticky it for you :). If nobody really cares, just stick a linky in your sig. That'll keep it popular.
     
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    You might want to and Sandra to the list. Another one I use from time to time is Belarc Advisor. Both are great if you want to find out a lot of info about your system.
     
  4. Slater Guest

    added :D
     
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    for codec, i like gordon knot codec pack 1.9. it contains all the codec of xvid and divx and with out the spyware.

    compression:
    7z

    torrent:
    utorrent
     
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  7. Slater Guest

    Updated

    And categorized in Alphabetical order for both categories and program names.
     
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    You should include firewalls, i recomend Sygate personal firewall v5.6
     
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    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

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    For torrents, azureus, so much better than utorrent.
     
  10. Slater Guest

    Is it free?
     
  11. zekrahminator

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    Okay it's earned a sticky, just make sure to add "ZoneAlarm Personal Firewall" to the firewall list, and to not add any bittorent clients, we'd hate to have the public think TPU does anything illegal :).
     
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    Totally ;) It's great
     
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    Added
     
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    nope, well not any more that is. according to maxiumpc, utorrent is better... and i usually get 500kbs on utorrent, while 200 on azureus.
     
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    Let's not get off topic gents :)
     
  16. Slater Guest

    I'm off to play some BF2, keep posting and I'll update tomorrow/later tonight.
     
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    speedfan 4.29
    daemon tools
    dvd shrink
    sand boxie
    unlocker
    roadkil unstopable copier
    hijackthis

    sry, but you may need to do research on this...
     
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    well i see you found dbpoweramp its cool i didnt know anyone else who had it and here are some other freebies http://www.oldversion.com/ i like the site and have never gotten any spy/ad-ware off it plus its free and legal i think at least
     
  19. Slater Guest

    Added, but is Sandboxie a antivirus? And what should I put unlocker and roadkil under?
     
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    sandboxie - Virtual surfing without the need to create a virtual environment. its a program where you can put a virtual fence around program so that any data processed by the program can stay in the fence. if the data is harmfull, you can purge it from your machine without affecting anything. but dont know how to classify it.

    unlocker - Delete those pesky "undeletable" folders and files...very useful. (utility)

    roadkil unstoppable copier - Recovers files from disks with physical damage. Allows you to copy files from disks with problems such as bad sectors, scratches or that just give errors when reading data. The program will attempt to recover every readable piece of a file and put the pieces together. Using this method most types of files can be made useable even if some parts were not recoverable in the end. (recovery)
     
  21. Slater Guest

    Alrighty classified it as Virtual Enviorment
     
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    here is a site full of freeware: http://bearbottoms1.com/default.aspx


    and a massive site of well...everything: http://www.lostcoders.net/


    some time back i have found off a forum (will not give it out) a complied list of 165 usefull software. the package has some pirated software there for i am not gonna give it out. BUT!! it has a good list of freebie software which you can look and see what is good to put on that list.


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    Google Earth and Neo Trace?
     
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    neo trace aint free...
     
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