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What apps/utilities do you ALWAYS install on a new build

Just picked up a new laptop for when I start school in a couple of weeks, so I started thinking about what apps and utilities you always use when you do a new build or buy a new PC?

Here's my list:
1. Mozilla Firefox
2. Free Antivirus (currently using Avira, used to be AVG)
3. WinRAR
4. VLC
5. Malware Bytes
6. Classic Shell (replaces the Windows 7 Start Start bar with Classic Start bar)
8. DameWare Utilities
9. Adobe Photoshop CS4
10. MS Office 2007

I think that's it, but I'll probably will think of some more.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-07-2010, 09:56 PM
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VNC
Fast Stone Image Viewer
Thunderbird (anything better for win 7?)
Winrar
CODEC Pack
CCleaner
VirtualCloneCD or daemon tools
SmartDefrag
Filezilla
Ultramon
MSE
Mozy
Firefox
Putty

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VNC
Fast Stone Image Viewer
Thunderbird (anything better for win 7?)
Winrar
CODEC Pack
CCleaner
VirtualCloneCD or daemon tools
SmartDefrag
Filezilla
Ultramon
MSE
Mozy
Firefox
Putty

Good list!

I highlighted some that I had forgotten about.

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Chrome
CS3
Winzip
VLC
Webroot
ITunes
ISO
Izarc

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Avast or Avira
Revo Unistaller
Unlocker
Ccleaner
Malwarebytes
SuDown(on XP machines) <--- this removed root privileges so nasties can't install themselves.
LogMeIn or Team Viwer for remote support
IMG Burn
Secunia PSI
Smart Defrag
Advanced System Care for light/quick tweaking then unistall it
Some flavor of HDD imaging for backups....

If you wanna protect the Host Files, HostXpert is good. Instructions on how to use it.
SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard are good prevention tools.

Virus Total Uploader is a neat tool to check scrupulous files.


These are not always installed, they're more situation dependent since some users are more apt to go to nefarious sites and kids tend to click "OK" or "Allow" for anything.





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VNC
Fast Stone Image Viewer
Thunderbird (anything better for win 7?)
Winrar
CODEC Pack
CCleaner
VirtualCloneCD or daemon tools
SmartDefrag
Filezilla
Ultramon
MSE
Mozy
Firefox
Putty
Do you setup mozy with a free account? or do you have a paid version?

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Adobe reader
Adobe flash
adobe shockwave
MS Office
AVG
Malware Bytes
Nero 8.0 full version (if it has a dvd/cd burner)
dvd43 (if it has a dvd burner)
dvd shrink (if it has a dvd burner)
firefox
codec pack
quicktime
VLC
adobe photoshop 5.0
PowerDVD (if it has a dvd player)
gadwin printscreen
limewire (usually)

I cant remember the rest of the little shit but thats it mostly

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I forgot to mention that for DVD ripping I use DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink and for burning I use ImgBurn.

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Do you setup mozy with a free account? or do you have a paid version?
I ended up doing the paid version. My backups backup there, I have a local drive that is shared and back up everything to that drive which goes to Mozy as well. I try to make the most of the monthly fee.

The service is slow, but I like it so far.

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Slow as in their servers are slow? Also, what kinda volume are you "sending" them?





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Bandwidth, which I assume they are policing or shaping it. I have 20/10 FIOS service and have found it will not max it out at all. Tops I've seen is 7 up but 2-4 is more likely.

Downloads, are also disappointing. For personal/home use I am plenty satisfied, but these are reasons I can't recommend them for business use.

I know they have business service, but I don't have direct experience with it.

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Bandwidth, which I assume they are policing or shaping it. I have 20/10 FIOS service and have found it will not max it out at all. Tops I've seen is 7 up but 2-4 is more likely.

Downloads, are also disappointing. For personal/home use I am plenty satisfied, but these are reasons I can't recommend them for business use.

I know they have business service, but I don't have direct experience with it.
Have you tested Carbonite to see if it's the same? I ask because I've considered each and I'm looking for opinions/personal experience.





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Bandwidth, which I assume they are policing or shaping it. I have 20/10 FIOS service and have found it will not max it out at all. Tops I've seen is 7 up but 2-4 is more likely.

Downloads, are also disappointing. For personal/home use I am plenty satisfied, but these are reasons I can't recommend them for business use.

I know they have business service, but I don't have direct experience with it.
We used to be a reseller for MozyPro, browsing the datastores is a pain and is dog slow regardless of the isp. I've been wanting to subscribe to something to take care of my off-site backups but i'd be backing up nearly 3tb of data and I don't have the bread to do that with Mozy.

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Another one to add to the list
Audacity
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/

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Have you tested Carbonite to see if it's the same? I ask because I've considered each and I'm looking for opinions/personal experience.
No, I have not to be honest. As I said, it is good nuff and cheap nuff for me.

I've read a few reviews talking about the two but they tend to be from PC type magazines. One thing I found is that PC magazines tend to not know squat about the networking life.

Anyway, none directly touch on speeds. They mentioned the speeds were about the same. What that tells me is that they are both slow.

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Just picked up a new laptop for when I start school in a couple of weeks, so I started thinking about what apps and utilities you always use when you do a new build or buy a new PC?

Here's my list:
1. Mozilla Firefox
2. Free Antivirus (currently using Avira, used to be AVG)
3. WinRAR
4. VLC
5. Malware Bytes
6. Classic Shell (replaces the Windows 7 Start Start bar with Classic Start bar)
8. DameWare Utilities
9. Adobe Photoshop CS4
10. MS Office 2007

I think that's it, but I'll probably will think of some more.
What happened to #7?
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