A good antivirus software is a must for PCs to safeguard them from harmful threats, trojans, malware, spyware etc.
Below I listed some of the best antivirus programs.
Alternately, you can also use Microsoft Security Essentials that comes as a inbuilt security program for Windows.
2.Vlc Media Player
Listening to songs and watching movies is one of the most important thing we do in our PC. So we need a good media player which can play almost all formats of audio and video files. So VLC Media Player comes 2nd in the list.
3. Registry Cleaners/Tune up Utilities:-
You need an all-in-one software which cleans registry errors and junk files from your PC and makes your PC run smooth and fast. For this I would recommend Tuneup Utilities, Uniblue Power Suite or Ccleaner.
I suggest you get one of those three programs and run them when you start using your PC. I guarantee you that your PC will run like a dream using these utilities.
4. Image Burner(Nero):-
5. Firefox and Google Chrome:-
These are the two leading browsers right now that I recommend you get.
Mozilla Firefox is the best browser ever made for its multi-functional use. Google Chrome is the fastest and safest browser. It’s a good idea to have at least 2 browsers installed, in case something doesn’t work or display right with one browser, you can test it using the other one.
6. MS Office / Open Office:-
We can’t imagine a business without MS Office. Right from student to a business man, it’s a must have software, but it’s not for free so I recommend you use Open Office which is very much similar to MS office with the added bonus that it is free.
7. Adobe Reader
If you want to read ebooks and pdf documents then its a must software for you.
8. 7 Zip
Open source Windows utility for manipulating archives. Formats 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR are supported fully, other formats can be unpacked. It has the highest compression ratio ever.
9. Internet Download Manager
IDM is a must have software for PC as it increases our overall download speed by 5 times.
Utorrent is a light weight and very efficient torrent client.
Adobe Photoshop is a great software for editing photos, but it’s sadly not for free, I have an alternative for this calledGIMP, which is free and very similar to Adobe Photoshop. It can also be sued to make gifs for whoever is interested.
12. Revo Uninstaller:-
Revo Uninstaller is a freeware innovative uninstall utility much faster than Windows Add/Remove applet. With its advanced and fast algorithm, Revo Uninstaller performs a scan before and after you uninstall an application.
This is a must software if you want to watch flash videos on your computer.
14. Malware Bytes
Malware Bytes is a tool that quarantines and removes malicious and infected files on your PC and it can optimize your PC’s performance.
15. Zone Alarm Firewall
Zone Alarm is a cutting edge firewall security option which blocks dangerous sites and downloads. Zone Alarm comes with a ‘Two way firewall’ which keeps track of all incoming and outgoing traffic protecting you from hackers and other intruders.
16. Team Viewer
Team Viewer is the best software for remote desktop viewing .You can share your desktop from anywhere in this world with this software.
Notepad++ is a free source and one of the best text editors for several programming languages under the Windows environment.
18. Folder Lock
Folder locker allows you to store all you files with a protected password.