List Of Free Download Computer System Utilities

Anvir Task Manager - WOW. I tried this software on the suggestion of a comment in a previous newsletter. It is now my default task manager, replacing the built-in Windows task manager. AnVir gives detailed information about every running process and startup program. It also allows you to monitor system health by displaying CPU temp, memory usage, and more! (Win7/Vista/XP 32/64bit)

Belarc Advisor – Offers a free PC audit in your home via a twofold approach. Belarc addresses the security aspect by analysing security(XP Pro only), software and operating system components using the Centre for Internet Security (CIS) benchmark test to apply an overall score and produce a report which can then be viewed via a web browser. Also included in the report are full details of all the computer’s hardware components, completing the comprehensive audit. Belarc doesn't fix any problems itself, but gives clear advice on how to address each issue. (Win7/Vista/XP)

Cpu-Z - Identify CPU, BIOS, and memory information. (Win7/Vista/XP)

CurrPorts - Displays a list of all open ports and the process that opened them. (Win7/Vista/XP 32/64bit)

Gadwin PrintScreen – Excellent screen capture with sophisticated features. Choose your favorite combo, head to the Destination tab and have the screen print out instantly, copy the capture to the clipboard, save it to a specific folder, or even send it through e-mail. Can perform full screen captures, or only capture a specific window There are also six different image formats to choose from, and each one can be resized. (Win7/Vista/XP)

Mz Vista Force - Windows Vista system tweaker. Many advanced tweaks including: Performance tweaks, Windows tweaks, Internet tweaks, Startup manager, Services manager, and basic backup. (Vista)

Mz Ultimate Tweaker - Windows XP system tweaker. Many advanced tweaks including: Performance tweaks, Windows tweaks, Internet tweaks, Startup manager, Services manager, and basic backup. (XP)

PickPick – Free for personal use only. Powerful, user friendly screen capture software with a great feature set comparable to many commercial offerings; capture full screen, active window, window control, rectangular, fixed or freehand region. Supports auto-scroll, dual monitors, sound effect, multi formats and includes built-in editor plus other extra tools. Highly recommended. (Win7/Vista/XP/Portable)

Shadow Explorer - All versions of Vista create shadow copies (point-in-time copies of of files). Only Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise versions have access to these shadow copies, even though they are created on all versions. Shadow Explorer allows the users of Vista Home Basic and Vista Home Premium access to restore a previous version or deleted copy of a file. (Vista)

Shutdowner - Shutdown, restart, logon, or run another program at a time entered by the user. (XP)

SnapaShot – Very simple screen capture utility. (Win7/Vista/XP)

SpeedFan - Monitor the temperature of your CPU and hard drive. Also generates performance reports based on your hard drive S.M.A.R.T. data. (Win7/Vista/XP 32/64bit)

SIW (System Information for Windows) - Detailed information about your computer. Information such as a hardware report, software report, and more are just a simple click away. The program allows you to save the reports in a variety of different formats. (Win7/Vista/XP 32/64bit)

System Explorer - Excellent replacement for Windows Task Manager. Experience required! (Win7/Vista/XP)

TabbyFile - Small replacement for explorer, which uses tabs. Allows drag and drop between tabs. (Win7/Vista/XP)

TreeSize - Used to graph the contents of your hard drive. TreeSize allows you to see which files and folders are taking up space on your drive. (Win7/Vista/XP 32/64bit)

Unknown Device Identifier – Comes in very handy whenever Windows displays the yellow icon for unknown devices in Device Manager. This little gem will identify them and provide a detailed summary including; the manufacturer name, OEM name, device type, device model and the exact name of the devices. Including quick links to ‘Find Driver’ and ‘Contact Vendor’, Unknown Device Identifier can be an invaluable aid. (Win7/Vista/XP 32bit)

What’s Running - See exactly what is running behind the scenes on your computer. See what's running, what started it, and where it came from. (Win7/Vista/XP)

WinPatrol – Versatile startup manager which prevents software from adding itself to the startup process without your knowledge/permission. Having too many programs starting up with Windows can slow things down considerably, some are needed many are not. keep them all ‘under’ control’ with this very good free app. (Win7/Vista/XP 32/64bit)



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