|Useful, and Essential Applications - These
are the programs I use on a regular basis. Mostly FREE too, so get your
mouse clicking that SAVE AS button :)
... Hey look everyone, I eventually
made the hyperlinks I been promising for past year or 2! ;)
|What you doing still using that 'media player' junk,
check out Winamp, simply the best music/video player for your computer,
I've used this for, oh, probably around 7 years :)
|Anyone remember PKZIP/PKUNZIP? If you do, you been here
a while, Basically, this is a file compression/decompression tool, many
of the files you download online are already compressed using this :)
|Do I trust anything else? Sure, I get people saying 'x'
program is better, but then I invariably come across someone's machine
using the 'x' software, and still having viruses, so... Yes, some catch
more than others, Norton is a good all round virus scanner. Recent
version do seem to effect computer speed!
|AVG Free Antivirus
|Once upon a time I'd have not used this, I found it was
very poor at detecting viruses, today however, it's better, it's
changed.. I'd still say Norton was *the best*, but AVG has to be a very
close second, and probably My preference :) Does not seem to effect
computer speed to any noticeable extent, Recommended!
|Spyware has been around a good few years now, and a
complete pain, see www.grc.com for info
on these as that's the site that first brought it to My attention, many
years ago. Latest problem is browser hijacking, every ended up at a page
that you didn't expect? possibly your browser has been hijacked. Anyway,
this tool will help get rid of the problem :)
|Nero - Burning Rom
|Good all round solution to backing up data/music/video,
or making your own bootable discs.