The Essential Software For Your New PC
Demi • onIt & Systems 9 years ago • 7 min read

When people get a new pc or formatted pc, the first thing you should do must be installing some software to make the pc helpful instead of a big white elephant. However, there is a plenty of software with a bloated body available on the internet that alleged necessary for your PC. Actually, a lot of them are a bit redundant. Therefore, I have spent one week collecting the list below that in order to recommend the most essential software for your new PC.

This list may difficult to go down with everybody, even though how good thing is it. It may not be suitable for all users, but I believe it will fit a lot of professional computer user’s appetite. We are introducing these programs by the order of installing. For some type, I have listed many nice choices for you.You can choose the most suitable according to your needs.

Essential software 1: Web Browser

Google Chrome - Most minimalistic browser

google-chromeGoogle Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the Web faster, safer, and easier.

Download: http://www.google.com/chrome

Firefox - Best browser to expand firefox Mozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured Web browser. Firefox includes pop-up blocking, tab-browsing, integrated Google search, simplified privacy controls, a streamlined browser window that shows you more of the page than any other browser and a number of additional features that work with you to help you get the most out of your time online.

Download:http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ie.html

Opera - Most polished browser out of the box opera The new vision of Opera 10.10 Web browser comes with a new streamlined, elegant interface and many innovative cool features, including Opera Turbo, a new compression technology that solves the pain of slow connections, and better tabs as Opera continues pioneering new ways to use tabs etc.

Download: http://www.opera.com/browser/

Essential software 2: Archiver or Extractor IZArc – Fast and efficient izarc IZArc is the best freeware archive utility supporting many archive formats like: 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, B64, BH, BIN, BZ2, BZA, C2D, CAB, CDI, CPIO, DEB, ENC, GCA, GZ, GZA, HA, IMG, ISO, JAR, LHA, LIB, LZH, MDF, MBF, MIM, NRG, PAK, PDI, PK3, RAR, RPM, TAR, TAZ, TBZ, TGZ, TZ, UUE, WAR, XXE, YZ1, Z, ZIP, ZOO.

Download: http://www.izarc.org/index.html

WinRAR archiver - Easy to use, lightweight and flexible winara WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP, CAB, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, BZ2, ACE, UUE, JAR, ISO,7Z and Z files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.

Download: http://www.rarlab.com/

7zip – Free and user-friendly 7zip The main features of 7-Zip: High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression. Supported formats: Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR; Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR and Z. For ZIP and GZIP formats 7-Zip provides compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip. Self-extracting capability for 7z format.

Download: http://www.7-zip.org/

Essential software 3: Anti-Virus or Antivirus ESET NOD32 Antivirus – Effective and easy-to-use eset-nod32 ESET NOD32 is a great combo of firewall and virus scanner. The latest version of ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 also provides the world's most effective proactive antivirus and antispyware protection for your PC.

Download: http://www.eset.com/products/nod32.php

BitDefender Antivirus – Maximum security and speed bitdefenderBitDefender Antivirus 2010 protects you and your PC from a number of online threats, including viruses, spyware, phishing scams, and more, without slowing down your PC.

Download: http://www.bitdefender.com/

Kaspersky Anti-Virus – Award-winning antivirus and antispyware software

kaspersky Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 is a premier protection against viruses, spyware, Trojans, worms, or bots. Also includes comprehensive phishing and identity theft defense and superfast performance. However, it will eat up a lot of RAM of your PC.

Download: http://www.kaspersky.com/

You may also want to have a look at other free antivirus software, like Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus, Avast! Home Edition - Free Antivirus, AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition etc.

Essential software 4:Anti-Spyware or Spyware Removal Wondershare Spyware Removal –Professional PC system protector wondershare-spyware-removalWondershare Spyware Removal is an easy-to-use and effective system security program. It serves as anti-Trojan & antispyware with talent to remove spyware & trojan virus and performs proactive defense to keep threats away from your computer. Moreover, now this software is on promotion for six-month free. You can get the free registration code that can work without any restriction before Feb 28, 2010.

Download: http://www.system-tools-software.com/spyware-removal/

Spybot S&D – The best free spyware killer spybot Spybot search and destroy is a free, effective and very popular anti-spyware. It can detect and remove spyware of different kinds from your Computer and it can be used in conjunction with a program like AD-Aware because they will often catch a handful of spyware that the other did not detect.

Download: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - High performance anti-malware application malwarebytes Malwarebytes Anti-Malware now ranks among the top 10 most downloaded software on Download.com. It is a high performance anti-malware application that protects your computer from spyware, hijackers, keyloggers and other kind of malicious craplets.

Download: http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download.php

Essential software 5:Registry optimizer or cleaner CCleaner – Best free registry cleaner ccleaner CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner.

Download: http://www.ccleaner.com/

Wondershare Registry Defrag – Improve the performance of PC wondershare-registry-defragWondershare Registry Defrag is freeware. It works safely and fast to rebuild a streamlined and compact registry, which will take up less memory, reduce the registry access time and accelerate application response.

Download: http://www.system-tools-software.com/free-registry-defrag

Essential software 6: Backup MozyHome Remote Backup – Free and simple

mozyhomeMozyHome is a secure online backup service. It is a simple, smart, and economical way to protect your data from hazards like file corruption, accidental deletion, or hardware failure. Mozy regularly backs up your files to our secure servers automatically so that you never have to worry about losing important data.

Download: http://mozy.com/

Essential software 7:PDF Reader or PDF Pinter [Foxit] (http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/reader3.php)– High-speed and error-free

foxit Foxit Reader is a free PDF document viewer replacement to Adobe PDF reader, with incredible small size, breezing-fast launch speed and rich feature set. Foxit Reader supports Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7.

Download: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/reader3.php

Essential software 8: Multi-protocol Instant Messenger Skype - Enables the world's conversations

skypeSkype is software that enables you to make free calls anywhere in the world. Skype uses P2P (peer-to-peer) technology to connect you with other users.

Download: http://www.skype.com/

Essential software 9:

YouTube Video Download

GVDown – Easy-to-use gvdown GVDown is an application that can download videos from video sharing websites like YouTube, Google Video, and MyVideo and so on.

Download: http://code.google.com/p/vdown/

Essential software 10:Photo Management IrfanView – The most popular image viewer and editor irfanview IrfanView is a fast and compact image viewer/converter. It is trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. Many supported file formats and features. Features include multi-language support, Thumbnail option, Painting, slideshow, toolbar skins, and fast directory browsing and so on.

Download: http://www.irfanview.com/

Essential software 11: Video player VLC Media Player – Never a problem

vlc-media-player VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player and multimedia framework capable of reading most audio and video formats (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, DivX, MPEG-1, mp3, ogg, aac etc.) as well as DVDs, Audio CDs VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

Download: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Essential software 12:Music player Foobar2000 – The Media Player for audiophiles foobar2000 Foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats. It support these audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND... and more with additional components.

Download: http://www.foobar2000.org/download


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  • Guest 8 years ago
    These are very good tools indeed but i would add drivercure to this list, just to increase your system security. Various malware programs are able to infect your computer even when you are installing drivers updates, and drivercure does a good job in protecting you computer from such attacks.