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Virgin Computer, programs to install/get?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by hayden58, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. hayden58

    hayden58 Regular member

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    i just got a used computer for a gift, and completely formatted it. now wondering what programs to get, so far i got....


    Adobe Acrobat Reader
    Nero 7
    a Pop up blocker
    Mozilla Firefox
    Mozilla Thunderbird
    Microsoft Office
    Dvd Fab Decryptor
    Clone Dvd 2
    Ripit4me
    Winrar
    adaware

    What other free/trial/pay programs do i need. or any recommendations?
     
  2. Auslander

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    some goodies are frostwire, utorrent, peerguardian, spybot s&d, ad-aware, ccleaner, audacity, anydvd, openoffice, and photoshop.
     
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    If you get anydvd (not free after 1month trial) then you could just use nero to backup dvd's.
    AVG free anti-virus is good.
    DVD decrypter good for ps2 game backup.
    mailwasher pro or free version to allow you to filter spam mail before download to pc.
    Foobar audio player.
    Bitlord to download torrents.
    Peerguardian to stop being caught out downloading.
    Outpost firewall.
    Snagit screen capture is a quality program.
    Collectorz software to catalogue any movies, games books etc...
    Diskeeper is a full version disk tool that windows degrag is based on.
    Lavalys Everest useful for system info and monitoring.
    HD Tach, CPUz and Super-pi useful performance indication tools.
    Tuneup Utilities, an easy way to clean the PC and correct system errors.
     
  4. J0hnnyga

    J0hnnyga Regular member

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    torrent program
    a-squared anti malware
    maybe an internet security program including a firewall
    itunes ( if you dont wana use media player to manage any/music/videos)
    vlc media player because well its the best media player ever
    power iso
    google desktop
    i dono if its your thing but i like stardock objectdock (freeware)
    and also divx codec pack helps if you got alot of videos to put on there
     
  5. hayden58

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    there wont be any mp3/movies downloaded on this machine or dvd burned, thats on my other machine, but can you give me details on what the following are?


    frostwire (sounds like limewire, any relation?)
    audacity
    objectdock
    and how good is AVG free antivirus, probably good "enough" for me.
     
  6. Auslander

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    frostwire is the free continuation of limewire. it uses the same network, but doesn't employ any of the filtering on copyrighted stuff. plus it's lighter on resources and typically faster.

    audacity is a audio composition/editing program that is free and works well.

    don't know about objectdock.

    avg is pretty good. the majority of people around here to prefer it.
     
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    thanks, definetly getting frostwire and AVP for my laptop and home computer. objectdock looks cool, i might try that too.
     

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