Security & Utility

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CrystalDiskInfo – “Monitors HDD /SSD health status and temperature, and does all the usual monitoring/graphing of S.M.A.R.T. information.  It also tells you how many times the hard disk has been turned on and how many hours it’s been on for.”

Device Doctor – Drivers are pieces of software that tell your operating system how to use your various hardware devices.  And just like updates are created for your operating system, updates are created for your device drivers.  Device Doctor will scan your computer and tell you which device drivers need updating and it will also provide a direct link for you to download the latest updates.

EASEUS Disk Copy – When you need to upgrade to a larger hard drive but do not want to install your operating system and files from scratch, use Disk Copy to duplicate your hard drive from from the old drive to the new.

EASEUS Partition Manager – Easily create new partitions (split your C: drive into C: and D: for example) through Windows on your current machine.  Just a couple of clicks and a reboot and you will have your drive configured just the way you want it.

Encryptr New!  – “Easily create new partitions (split your C: drive into C: and D: for example) through Windows on your current machine.  Just a couple of clicks and a reboot and you will have your drive configured just the way you want it.”

File Seek – “FileSeek is a simple, easy-to-use file search utility that includes advanced functionality for power users too. Search through your files using simple text queries, or use regular expressions for complete control.”

File Shredder – Have some files on your computer that you want deleted forever?  Delete these files with File Shredder and prevent file recovery.  (We also like Eraser which has a simple right-click option to securely empty the recycle bin.  This feature is missing from File Shredder, however, File Shredder has a more simple interface.)

GeekUninstaller – “Standard removal program leaves tons of leftovers on your PC.  GeekUninstaller performs deep and fast scanning afterwards and removes all leftovers.  Keep your PC clean! Use Force Removal for stubborn and broken programs.”

KeePass – Most people use the same password over and over because it is too hard to remember multiple passwords.  Also, most people write down their passwords and this can lead to lost and/or stolen passwords.  Improve your security with KeePass and store all your passwords in one secure database and access them with one master password.

Prey – “Prey lets you keep track of your laptop, phone and tablet whenever stolen or missing — easily and all in one place.  It’s lightweight, open source software that gives you full and remote control, 24/7.”

RollBack RX PC Home Edition – “RollBack Home Edition is a FREE instant time machine for your windows workstation. It is a comprehensive Windows System Restore solution that empowers users and IT administrators to easily restore their PC’s to any previous state within seconds.”

Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) – An excellent security tool that scans all programs installed on your computer and notifies you of any that are out of date.  If a program is out of date, PSI will offer a direct link to the latest update, if one is available.

Speccy – “Speccy will give you detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer.  Including CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio support.”

Temp File Cleaner – “TFC (Temp File Cleaner) will clear out all temp folders for all user accounts (temp, IE temp, java, FF, Opera, Chrome, Safari), including Administrator, All Users, LocalService, NetworkService, and any other accounts in the user folder.”

Ultimate Windows Tweaker 2.2 (Win7 and Vista) – Tweak Windows 7 or Windows Vista to your hearts content with a selection of over 150 adjustable settings.  Adjust the speed, security and look of your Windows environment.

Ultimate Windows Tweaker 3 (Win8/8.1) – “Use the Ultimate Windows Tweaker to customize your Windows 8 to meet your requirements.  With judicious tweaking, it can make your system faster, more stable, personal and more secure with just a few mouse clicks.”

Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4 (Win10) – “This tweaking software adds several new tweaks for the new operating system.  Those of you who have upgraded to Windows 10, would definitely want to use it to judiciously tweak your Windows 10 and personalize your computing experience.  With judicious tweaking, it can make your system faster, more stable, personal and more secure with just a few mouse clicks.”

Virtual Subst – “Visual Subst is a small tool that allows you to associate the most accessed directories with virtual drives.”

WinDirStat  – WinDirStat is a disk usage analyzer and cleanup tool which allows you to see exactly what’s on your device or a host computer’s hard drive and easily free up space.