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GOM Media Player

WinRAR

Daemon Tools Lite

Steam / Origin

NitroPDF

SkyDrive

Office365

TeamViewer

GoogleTalk / Skype

Firefox

iTunes (begrudgingly) - Does anyone have a good alternative?  I've tried a couple and they've been worse than iTunes.

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explorer.exe

services.exe

lsass.exe

svchost.exe

 

amongs many others.

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Stuff like this on current install of W7;

 

winrar
ccleaner
google earth
winiso
photshop elements
sony vegas 11
eset smart security
adobe audition 6
ms office word viewer
raxco perfect disk
ACDsee
Foxit phantom
mozilla firefox
live mail

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Media:

 

Audacity

AShampoo burning studio

Handbrake

GIMP

Winamp

Picasa

Notepad++

 

Comms/browsing:

 

Pidgin

Firefox

Thunderbird

 

Utils:

 

Speccy

HWInfo

CPUz

GPUz

7Zip

CCleaner

SpeedFan

Cobian Backup

TreeSize

Defraggler

 

Security:

 

MalwareBytes Anti-exploit

MalwareBytes Anti-malware

Avast

 

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Notepad++. Everything else is either replaceable or usable on another OS.

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Steam

Firefox

Chrome

IE

Hexchat

Raptr

Trillian/Pidgin/flavor of the month multi messenger.

uTorrent

MSE

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J River Media Center.  It's the absolute best media player / manager / streamer / server / organiser there is.

 

Downside is you have to pay for it, but I buy every three or four versions gladly.  I have repeatedly tried to use free alternatives, like Musicbee or MediaMonkey, but they're just awful in comparison.

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CCleaner

Chrome

OpenOffice

iTunes

 

That's about it these days. 

 

In the past I'd have said mIRC as well. 

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I put a collection of some pretty useful stuff on Imgur last week, was quite popular:

 

http://imgur.com/gallery/pEBQC

 

As alternative to iTunes: Foobar. It takes a while to set up but it's incredibly fast and feature-rich once you figure out what it can do.

 

And to everyone who mentioned VLC: boo. MPC-HC (Media Player Classic Home Cinema) is miles ahead of VLC in playback quality and efficiency.

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WinRAR

ImgBurn

FlashFXP

EAC

VLC

Chrome

Office 2013

vSphere client

VMWare Workstation

mRemoteNG

PowerISO

Adobe Acrobat

Putty

NFOPad\DAMN NFO Viewer.

mIRC

SABnzbd.

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Just finished a refresh and updated the Win apps I use -

 

WinRAR
Ccleaner
Defraggler
Paintshop Pro 5
Nero Platinum 12
SMPlayer  MPC-BE
Foobar2000 Windows Media Player
Comodo Dragon  Firefox Australis  (nightly)
Java
Paint.net
KeePass
Tixati
Mp3tag
MS Office
Windows Live Mail
Adobe Reader
Ashampoo Burning Studio 14

ImgBurn

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Office

Visual Studio

Notepad++

Windows Mail

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Applications I use:

 

Excel

Outlook

OneNote

Acrobat Pro

InDesign

Photoshop

Lightroom

Skype

Pidgin

Internet Explorer

Firefox

Powershell

Remote Desktop

Notepad++

KeepAss

Steam

VLC

Fraps

Handbrake

uTorrent

Windows Defense Force

Calculator

f.lux

WinRAR

 

"Apps" I use:

Xbox Music

Xbox One Smartglass

Skydrive

Mint

Windows Phone

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Avast

TrueCrypt

Malwarebytes

Sandboxie

Power Archiver

Firefox

Roboform

Newsbins

Trillian

Gotoassist Customer Expert

Spider View

Internet Download Manger

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Daemon Tools Lite (Lite version is enough and small)

uTorrent (most lightweight torrent program)

Defraggler(Replaces the Windows Disk Defragmenter even in the registry upon installation)

CCleaner (because we all hate crap)

HwMonitor (free version, no active processes, monitoring when I want it to happen)

Malewarebyte's (Free, casual scans, complete security without any performance cost - pasive protection aka Scan Now)

Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 Free (works great even with Blu Ray, no Nero bloat)

MSE wich integrates my lovely IE11.

Adobe Reader (because I'm serious :huh:)

Skype/Yahoo

Revo Uninstaller (free version, no active processes to nag my PC, clean toillet seat after removing programs)

Fraps.

K-lite Codec pack 64 bit with Windows Media Player (I love it) works and reads anything, no errors or performance issues yet, FLAC just Flies.

And my favourite... Cheat Engine! I crack any game engine with it, moar money to buy "expensive items" in SP games, no time for grinding boys!

PeaZip 64 Bit, (performance and free,lovely interface,lightweight,all-archive-reader,constantly updated)

DFX Audio Enhancer (bought it cheap and I have complete control over how my songs exit the speakers .... in a way)

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium

 

Apart from plugins and add-ins this list sums it up lads.  I keep my system clean, bloat-free and baby it burns!

+warwagon will change his list soon, Avast turns bad these days , he knows it the traitor. MSE ALL the way!

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My must-haves (which I reinstall when I clean-install):

 

Office 2013 x64 Pro Plus (primarily for Outlook, Word, and Excel - in that order).

VLC (my Ginsu player - it plays every media format I need support for)

Google Chrome - for those Flash-heavy and video-heavy sites (not just YouTube) that cause conniptions in IE (which is my default browser)

Steam - my original game backup/restore service

Origin - my other game backup/restore service

WinRAR - if Windows itself can't decompress an archive, more likely than not, this can

 

That's the entire list.  It actually used to be longer - ejected from the list are (in no particular order):

 

Diskeepeer 12 or 11 - mooted by Windows 8.1's DIsk Optimizer.  (I did in fact, point that out to Condusiv - Disk Optimizer is not only no slower in optimization, it does multi-pass optimization without requiring a reboot.) I still recommend Diskeeper for Windows 7.

Microsoft System Essentials - mooted by Windows Defender with Advanced Firewall (basically the same program) included in Windows 8.1

Virtual Clone Drive - mooted by Windows 8.1's included disk-image-mounting support (as part of File Explorer)

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Hello,

Well, as far as your list, I dont see any A/V software on your PC at all....

Oh, sorry.  Webroot Secure Anywhere 2013.

Its kinda weird, I have used it on my computer last 2 years and admin another 30 computers with it, and its like viruses dont exist anymore, I cant tell you what year it was last time I had to remove an infection.

And some of these people were notorious for getting infections on a weekly basis, until I switched them - I love this product.

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Lets see. Absolute must haves on any new Windows install for me are:

  1. Chrome
  2. Visual Studio
  3. Steam
  4. Notepad++
  5. TortoiseHG

Anything else I use is either part of Windows or not important enough to install until absolutely needed

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Opera 12

Otter Browser(Community Replacement for Opera 11.x and 12.x)

nod32

Foxit Reader

Skype

WinRar

jdownloader 2 (ultra powerful downloader...wipes the floor with everything else IMHO)

kmPlayer

Aimp

Tixati

uTorrent

SoulseekQT

Nero

HostsMan

YACReader

notepad2-mod

xnView

Guild Wars 2

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Looked through every page of this!

 

 

Found some good software!

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