Many PC’s come with pre-installed software from manufacturers, most of it is bloatware and useless to the majority of users. A lot of it never really seems to work right, or you have to sign up to something or it’s only a limited trial. My advice, get rid of it all, you’ve got a new PC, let’s start with a clean slate and keep it running as fast as it was the day you got it.
So that brings me on nicely to the first piece of software.
Revo Uninstaller Free Version
Revo used to be completely free but recently they’ve decided they want to make a bit of money, however they still offer their original free one for free, and you can buy a more advanced paid pro version if you wish, but you shouldn’t need it.
Revo uninstaller allows you to uninstall any program on your machine quickly, but what makes this different from your built in uninstaller is that it removes all the leftover files as well. So often when you uninstall a program,it leaves behind files and un needed registry keys which are hard to track down and manually delete. Revo will do this for you quickly and easily,
I know many people have their own favourite browser, be it Firefox or Internet Explorer. But I’m strongly suggesting to all of you to give Google Chrome a go. It’s so quick and clean, light and easy to use its ridiculous. There’s just no waiting around with it, and it also has the option to add themes, extensions and nothing seems to slow it down.
It’s constantly being updated by the Google team, and you know if it’s from Google they’ve lots of resources to pump into it
This has to be one of my favourite programs. If you are ever doing any graphic design of any sort, or just want to mess around with a picture, GIMP is your tool.
Many people splash out and spends hundreds buying photoshop, but why would you do that if there was an equally good alternative for free? GIMP can do everything that photoshop does, but it’s free. Yes the UI may be slightly different, but there’s nothing that you can’t really do with it.
It’s well worth a look at it you’re planning on doing any photo editing or graphic design.
Microsoft Security Essentials
Normally when you buy a computer you will either get antivirus pre-installed, or you will get a trial version of one. My advice, unless you’ve been given a full copy of a program, uninstall it and install Microsoft Security Essentials. It’s one of the best antivirus programs out there and does just as good, if not a better job than all the other antivirus suites. It’s free, it’s light and you don’t even know its installed on your system, but it does it’s job. A must have for me
It will clean up any unnecessary files hanging around on your machine and even have a look through your registry for any files that shouldn’t be there that are just filling up your PC with junk.
Think of it as a detox for your computer