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Useful Tools

Computer Maintainance:

These are some useful tools to keep your Windows machine (XP and Vista) clean:

  • CCleaner (Crap Cleaner):
    helps you remove unnecessary temporary files you never knew you had, clean up your registry and your system startup conveniently

  • Glary Utilities (Free):
    cleans up your registry even more thoroughly

  • Revo Uninstaller:
    helps with uninstalling, but even better yet: finds all those temporary and junk files

  • Defraggler:
    defragments entire drives or individual files


Keep safe:

  • Spybot Search & Destroy:
    Scans your computer for spyware, lets you immunize your system to prevent such installations in the first place --- make sure to also add the Spybot hosts file

  • MS Security Essentials:
    virus and spyware scanneer

  • Antivir:
    a great virus scanner, free for personal use

  • activate your Windows firewall, or whatever free firewall you can

  • get all Windows updates, and visit the Update site regularly (not all updates arrive automatically, sometimes the update software needs to get updated itself)

Privacy while Browsing:

Other Tools:

These programs may help you work more efficiently:

  • BorgChat:
    send messages within your network. Extremely helpful for sending text, links etc. to other people or yourself if you are working on more than one computer simultaneously

August 17, 2008 / July 24, 2009

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