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#1 TyRidian

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 03:34

Mine are...

 

avast! Free Antivirus

K9 Web Protection - for extra malware blocking

MemInfo - Memory manager and for process termination (can be helpful on a slow or fast machine) -

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word)

CCleaner

PrivaZer

HWMonitor - Hardware sensors

GIMP

Mac Blu-Ray Player

Sandboxie - Lifetime license

Serif DrawPlus X6 - Vector based drawing application

IrfanView Image Viewer

EagleGet Download Manager

Foxit PDF Reader

AESCrypt

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Secunia PSI

Firefox

BandiZip

WSCC (Windows Security Control Center) - Sysinternals Suite, NirSoft Utilities, Windows Utilities

 

I use more software, but these are ones that I must-have at all times.

 

What about you, what are your Must-haves?




#2 Ian W

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 04:15

From the top of my head:

  • 7-Zip
  • Avira Anti-Virus
  • CCleaner
  • Classic Shell
  • EMET 4.0
  • Foxit Reader
  • IrfanView
  • MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
  • Microsoft Mathematics
  • Pale Moon
  • RealDownloader
  • Resource Hacker
  • SpywareBlaster
  • VLC Media Player

Edit: Thank you so much for using "application" instead of "app" in your topic title. Usage of "app" is a pet peeve of mine.



#3 +Anarkii

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 04:46

  • WinRaR
  • Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Skype
  • iTunes
  • Adobe CC Suite
  • Autodesk Suite
  • Microsoft Office 
  • Handbreake Video Encoder
  • Dropbox
  • Wacom tablet
  • VLC Media Player


#4 Grinch

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 04:56

7-Zip

Visual Studio

IntelliJ

ReSharper

Java

Office

TeamSpeak

MetroTube

Notepad++

Git Bash

Chrome

IRC Explorer (or KVirc if I am on a 7 or below machine)

 

Pretty much meets my needs for most windows installations



#5 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:00

Winrar

Microsoft Office

VLC Media Player

Tixati

Tera

StarCraft

Skype

World of Warcraft

ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite

Spybot, Search and Destroy

Registry Mechanic

Kaspersky TSSD Killer

Windows 7 activato................. wait ignore that last one :p



#6 Lord Method Man

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:03

AnyDVD HD

Haali Media Splitter

ImgBurn

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Security Essentials

PowerDVD

Winamp



#7 Victor Rambo

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:06

CCleaner Malware Bytes Anti-Malware (free version) KMplayer Winrar 7-Zip Speed-fan Mozilla Firefox

#8 mjedi7

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:26

MMM  :laugh: 
 

  • Total Commander
  • Chrome
  • iTunes (if you own an iPhone)
  • WinAMP
  • Media Player Home Cinema & VLC
  • Evernote
  • IMGBurn
  • VirtualBox
  • Dropbox
  • Handbrake
  • CCleaner
  • Avast (used to use Avira AV)
  • Malwarebytes Anti-malware
  • XBMC
  • SONY Soundforge
  • EaseUS Partition Master 
  • Paint Shop PRO
  • LINE
  • uTorrent

My right hand is Total Commander, I feel like a n00b without it.

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#9 ians18

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:55

VLC

Chrome Developer

Office 2010/2013

uTorrent

CCleaner

Speccy

DVDStyler

MS Security Essentials

Skydrive

Dropbox

Photoshop CS6 

Speed Fan

File Assassin

7Zip

SumatraPDF

Google Drive

Real Hide IP

StreamTransport

QT Lite

Windows Phone app for desktop



#10 The Dark Knight

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 06:14

ESET Smart Security

CCleaner

Picasa

WinRAR

K-lite Mega Codec Pack

SumatraPDF

Teamviewer

Free Download Manager

Chrome Beta

Firefox Beta

Start8

Steam

Origin

Spotify

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

HostsMan

Greenshot

VirtualBox

IMGBurn



#11 oceanseleven

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 06:21

VLC

Winamp

Office

Visual Studio

SysInternals

Paint.NET



#12 sorlag

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 07:24

WSCC - http://www.kls-soft.com/wscc/
7-Zip - http://www.7-zip.org
Digicam Photo Recovery - http://www.aliensign.com
VLC - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
Skype - http://www.skype.com
Microsoft Office - http://www.microsoft.com/office
Adobe CC - http://www.adobe.com
Visual Studio - http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio
Delphi - http://www.embarcade...products/delphi
Notepad ++ - http://notepad-plus-plus.org
Img Burn - http://www.imgburn.com
Winamp - http://www.winamp.com
Freemake - http://www.freemake....ideo_converter/
FileZilla - https://filezilla-project.org/
PaintShopPro 8 - http://www.corel.com/psp
Win Dir Stat - http://windirstat.info/
Process Hacker - http://processhacker.sourceforge.net

 

And many more :-)



#13 John.D

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 07:32

Only programs I've got on this are:

 

Mirc

Poweriso

ccleaner

defraggler

Winrar

Teamviewer (I use this remotely to help people who been infected etc)

Sumatrapdf

Office 2013

MSSE. Altho have to use defender since I'm using Win8

cdburnerXp sometimes.

 

A few free video converters (giveaways). Havent installed them yet tho

 

Dont really need these tho

 

Paintshop Pro x5

Videostudio x6

 

Dont bother with other firewalls besides windows, most of them cause probs or crash

 

Dont bother with reg cleaners. Sooner or later they'll screw something up

 

I dont use P2P programs.



#14 +Phouchg

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 13:43

Calculator

Command Prompt

Notepad

Paint

Windows Explorer

Windows Media Player

 

(mentioned because the day may come when MS will discontinue them and, like most others, force me to rely third-party lesserware for $1.99 a piece for basic functionality)

 

 

Cyberfox

HashTab

MiniBin

Shotty

Unlocker

WinRAR

XVI32

 

 

And 3DMark, Furmark, Unigine Heaven & Valley, HDTune Pro, Intel Burn Test, PRIME95, Speccy, HWINFO, GPU-Z, CPU-Z and a great many of NirSoft utilities for the Vital Testing Apparatus



#15 Blueclub

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 14:04

 
Built-in
  1. Paint
  2. Calculator
  3. Snipping Tool
  4. Desktop :)
  5. Notepad
  6. File Explorer
Downloaded / Archived
  1. Chrome / IETab
  2. CutePDF
  3. Freemake Converter
  4. Dropbox
  5. Firefox
  6. Hotspot Shield
  7. Skype
  8. Sumatra PDF
  9. Viber
  10. VideoLAN
  11. VirtualBox
  12. WinRAR
  13. Photoshop CS4
  14. Office 2010
  15. uTorrent 2.2.1
  16. KeyTweak