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Hi G2G,

I was just wondering what programs you would recommend for everyone to download/use on a regular basis. I have always tried to use CleanUp 4.0 on all computers I use often/regularly, and I love it, but i am wondering if u suggest I download any other "basic" or "must-have" essential programs to use regularly for maintenance or even just in case of any problem. Just want to cover all my bases and learn to be a responsible and smart computer user, as this is my first computer that is actually for just my personal use that I don't have to share w anyone, or contend with to keep them from doing any damage. Are there any basics I need to know to do regularly or occasionally to maintain a problem-free, smooth running, fast PC.

Thank you,

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Here is what I use(all free):

Wallpaper Slideshow LT: This is just a handy little application that I use to change my wallpaper on every startup from my folder of wallpapers.

Google Chrome: I use this web browser because I have always been a fan of google software, and firefox has been getting a little behind lately. This browser is fast and provides the most viewing space of all the major browsers.

Avast! Antivirus: Antivirus software on a PC is a must, and Avast is free for home/personal licenses, and is actually better than a lot of subscription antivirus software. It has always stopped viruses for me, even on torrents.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware: This program is one of the best malware removers, and it doesn't run all the time so it won't interfere with antivirus software (just turn it off to do a scan).

Piriform software (all free)
CCleaner: an extremely popular temporary file/cache/registry cleaner
Defraggler: A good defragmenter, much better that windows
Recuva: File recovery from hard disks, SD cards, Flash drives etc.
Speccy: Advanced system specs analyzer (This one isn't really essential)
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