Top free software to install on new PC
Windows is in itself is not a complete operating system, you need to have additional software to access different kind of file. So here is the compilation of best top free software to install on new PC or freshly installed windows that will help you in accessing different file formats and making your computer more secure and smoother.
The first and foremost thing is the safety and security of your PC. While the already available Windows Defender do its job well, it is not as good as third party software that are dedicated for this job and gives you more control. The above combination of antivirus + firewall will keep your computer safe from viruses, malware, Trojans and network attacks. They are free and best in their category. If you don’t use internet much on your PC you can skip firewall.
Unlike Windows’ built-in uninstaller, IObit Uninstaller not only removes programs, one by one or in batches, but also finds and deletes leftover folders and files. It gives you complete full uninstall. Install this first before installing other software so if you need to remove you can remove them completely of your system.
The only reason why anyone use Internet Explorer (IE) now is to download another browser.Simply because other browsers are simple, fast and flexible they support lots of add-on and plugins that increases their functionality even more. You can download all three or one of your choice. My personal favourite is Mozilla Firefox.
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays almost all multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. This software will take care of all your multimedia needs. It can even stream over network and convert multimedia files from one format to another also.
Apache OpenOffice is an office productivity software suite. It contains a word processor (Writer), a spread sheet (Calc), a presentation application (Impress), a drawing application (Draw), a formula editor (Math), and a database management application (Base). OpenOffice.org’s default file format was the OpenDocument Format (ODF), It could also read a wide variety of other file formats, with particular attention to those from Microsoft Office.
Everyone knows that the more programs you install and run on a Windows PC, the slower it becomes. CCleaner minimizes of this slow virtual decay somewhat, by providing an easy way to clear unnecessary data, temporary files, cached data and unneeded registry from your PC. This utility also makes hiding your web history a snap.
CutePDF Writer installs itself as a “printer subsystem”. This enables virtually any Windows applications (must be able to print) to convert to professional quality PDF documents – with just a push of a button!
7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio. It is a utility for manipulating archives. 7-Zip can handle an impressive number of the formats you’ll ever be likely to run into, Formats 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR are supported fully, other all formats can be unpacked.
Download JRE from this website. JRE is used to run java program, applets and javabeans also many sites use java to function properly like most of the Banking sites need JRE to be installed.
Cross-platform plugin plays animations, videos and sound files in .SWF format. To be able to play flash based content, watch videos online and play games many of the websites use flash so for them to work you need flash player.
Supercopier is free and open source software that acts as a replacement for files copy dialogs. With the help of this you can play/pause, limit speed, on-error resume, error/collision management, add file to the same queue or copy parallel etc.
Foxit Reader (PDF Reader)
Foxit PDF Reader is much lighter substitute to Adobe Reader for reading PDF files. Don’t slow your computer by installing Adobe Reader until absolute necessary. I never find the need to install adobe reader after installing Foxit.