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Jim Hillier
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June 1, 2010 - 7:37 am

If you've read through the latest issue of the DCT Newsletter you will have seen my choices for the top twelve essential freeware products.

Now it's your turn, here is the scenario: You have just clean installed Windows, you have established internet connectivity and are about to commence downloading and installing essential applications to strengthen security and enhance functionality. So, which 12 freeware products would you choose first, in order?

Here is my list again..in summary:

1. Anti Virus = Avast Free
2. Email Client = Windows Live Mail
3. Browser = Firefox (+ favourite add-ons)
4. Spam/Email Manager = MailWasher
5. Extra Security = Online Armor Free Firewall
6. Cleaning Software = CCleaner
7. Maintenance Suite = TweakNow PowerPack 2010
8. Defrag and Optimize = MyDefrag
9. Image Viewer = FastStone Image Viewer
10. Unlocker
11. Sandboxie
12. Backup = Macrium Reflect Free

OldElmerFudd
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June 3, 2010 - 12:05 am

Hang it, Jimbo! Most of my core system apps are payware, but...

1. $$
2. Thunderbird (as long as Mozilla supports it)
3. Firefox
4. Spam filters in Gmail and Earthlink
5. $$
6. CCleaner
7. $$
8. $$
9. Irfanview
10. Unlocker/Eraser
11. VirtualBox
12. $$

Jim Hillier
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June 3, 2010 - 12:54 am

Hey Ron - The list does not need to follow the same categories as mine. They were just the products I would install immediately to a bare bones system.

Other people will have different priorities and include freeware from other genres.

Thanks for the list mate!

Cheers....Jim

johnd
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June 3, 2010 - 1:43 am

OK, here are mine

Browser- Firefox
File Manager - QDir
PDF Viewer - PDF XChange Viewer
PDF Print -BullZip Printer
Password Manager - Keepass
Backup - MAcrium Reflect
IM Client -Pidgin
Email - Thunderbird
Spam - Popfile
Encryption - AxCrypt
Defrag - MyDefrag
Windows Aero Snap replacement - AquaSnap
Sandbox - Sandboxie

coolczone
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June 3, 2010 - 1:46 pm

AV Avast/ Avira-
Firewall Outpost
Spyware- SAS
Browser Mozilla
File manager- Unreal Commander
Program access -Launchy
Iso files - Magic disk
Pdf files - Foxit Phantome
Uninstaller Ashampoo Uninstaller
Archives- 7 Zip
Images- ACDSE
Task MAnager- Anvir Free

Ok ,there are some paid ones that I favor.

grr
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June 3, 2010 - 2:42 pm

Here are mine:

Avast free
Klite codec
Mozilla
Unlocker
Fcleaner
MBAM
Handy backup Standard
Fsecure
doPdf
PDFCreator
Adolix PDF split/merge free
Winrar
Advanced Uninstaller Free
FDM

Green Lantern
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June 3, 2010 - 5:33 pm

Greetings

I got onto this thread a bit late but was intrigued and wanted to post my favorites too:

1. Firefox
2. Comodo Firewall
3. CCleaner
4. Team Viewer 5 (remote support)
5. Sync Toy (sync software)
6. Paragon Backup and Recovery
7. Faststone Capture
8. Paint.net (graphics)

GL

starchy
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June 3, 2010 - 7:35 pm

Not a Newbie, but certainly don't use my computer the way many of the posters do, I am sure. However, I have been happy with the following:
AVG free 9.0
Syware Termiantor
Networx v. 5.1.0
F.lux
BullZip
PDF Creator
TClockEX
SpyBot S&D
Revo Uninstaller
CCCleaner
Photo Copier Free - Nicocuppen.com
Firefox
Just my 2 cents CDN, Cheers

"Do Something. If it works, do more of it. If it doesn't, do
something else." - FDR

Big Geek Daddy
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June 4, 2010 - 11:03 pm

PC Tools Firewall Plus
Avast AV
WinPatrol
SUPERAntiSpyware
Firefox
Foxit Reader
Open Office
CCleaner
Auslogics Disk Defrag
Macrium Reflect
Secunia PSI
Belarc Advisor

jkeithmaxwell
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June 5, 2010 - 11:20 am

Here's the FREE stuff I see on my desktop now:

    1. Firefox Browser
    2. $$ Roboform
    3. GIMP 2
    4. Dropbox for backing up my PST files
    5. NVU html editor
    6. CoffeeCup FTP
    7. Adobe Reader
    8. Screen Hunter (screen capture)
    9. Open Office
    10. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
    11. $$ AVG Anti-virus
    12. Full Tilt Poker.Net

Some are "essential" but some are fun.

Keith
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Mindblower
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June 5, 2010 - 11:03 pm

This list is NOT in any general order, as each program holds it's importance.

1- Spyware Blaster
2 - TweakNow Powerpack
3 - ClearProg
4 - Firefox with it's addons
5 - BurnAware Free Edition
6 - The Immunize part of SpyBot
7 - Secunia
8 - GOM player
9 - DVD Shrink
10 - Update Checker
11 - Spider
12 - PDF -Xchange

There are several more I could easily add, but the above is priceless, Mindblower!

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That is why some people seem bright until you hear them speak"

OldElmerFudd
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July 6, 2010 - 2:43 am

[quote="ozbloke":foc8gzds]Hey Ron - The list does not need to follow the same categories as mine. They were just the products I would install immediately to a bare bones system.

Other people will have different priorities and include freeware from other genres.

Thanks for the list mate!

Cheers....Jim[/quote:foc8gzds]

Hokay...here's the freeware I use daily, or many times a week.

Firefox
Thunderbird
Eraser
Irfanview
A-squared Free
PDF-XChange Viewer
CCleaner
Revo Uninstaller
Dropbox
7-zip
Erunt
The KMPlayer

OEF

ValeryP
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April 8, 2011 - 4:31 pm

My prefer:
1. Pdf-XChange Viewer
2. PDF-XChange Lite
3. Firefox
4. Thunderbird
5. Skype
6.7-zip
7. windjvu

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