If we want to Talk about useful programs for Windows, there are many out there. Some of them are really useful, while some are just bloat-ware that just adds to your computer resources. Today’s post is about useful programs for Windows (not Google Chrome, VLC media player or Adobe Reader) that are rarely used. I am sure that you’d thank me later when you’ll truly come to knows their usefulness because it’s better to have them in your arsenal of useful Windows programs.
What are these incredibly useful Windows programs and how are they useful? Read.
6 Useful Programs For Windows
Once you installed this program and open up a Window, it’ll show you complete details about your computer hardware like Processor brand, make and model, RAM information, CPU temperature and more. This program gives you a complete information of what’s inside your computer system.
Speccy is a handy tool to have when you need to look what kind of RAM you are using or what kind of other hardware is compatible with your machine, to that you can make a better decision when you’re out in the market looking for an upgrade. Sounds great, right? Well, Speccy is the just the tool you need to have to learn everything about your computer hardware.
CCleaner, Defraggler and Recuva are some other tools by Piriform that are as useful as Speccy. Do try.
MalwareBytes, VirusTotal and AdwCleaner
Antivirus is not the only tool you’ll ever need to secure your computer systems. Once in a while, there are virus programs that would swiftly pass through your Antivirus undetected and that’s when these utilities came in handy. Ever been in a situation when the Antivirus software fails to defend your computer system from suspicious attacks. Yep, that’s when you need tools like MalwareBytes.
If you think your Antivirus software is not as good as one your friend is using, well, no need to switch things over. Just install VirusTotal, which allows you to scan any file over 50 Antivirus software’s at once via the web and it just takes 64MB of your hard disk space.
If you’ve those annoying toolbars and adware programs installed on your system without your consent and you’ve no idea how they made their way to your computer system, chances are that you’re not the geeky end-user in your house. But don’t worry. Just use AdwCleaner, as it is the only smart utility you’ll ever need to get rid of those annoying toolbars and potentially unwanted programs.
UNetbootin and YUMI
Ever felt the need to create bootable live USB drives? Well, UNetbootin and YUMI are the two tools you will need because they allows you to create bootable live USB drives from the ISO files (the file format you’ll get your Linux Distros when you download them online).
USB drive and an ISO file of your favorite Linux Distro is all you need to create bootable live USB drives. Both the tools(UNetbooting and YUMI) are free to use and nearly works with every Linux Distros.
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Wireless Network Watcher
Though, you’d rarely use all the other tools from the list of our “useful Windows programs”, it doesn’t mean they’re not useful. They really are useful. But if you still don’t agree with me, then this program will help my cause. The Wireless Network Watcher is a handy tool to keep a check on all the wireless networks which are connected to your network.
This handy utility would allow you to have an eye over information like IP address, MAC address, network card details, and the computer name of the user connected to your network. This is really a nice tool to have, especially the next door neighbors are much geekier than you and may be stealing your Wi-Fi.
Not sure about security of the program you’ve just downloaded? Well you can use the Sandboxie program, if you are of the geeky geniuses who couldn’t resist their temptation to try out a new tool even it has “suspicious” written all over it.
Sandboxie allows you to install and run programs independent of the rest of your computer system. That way the suspicious program will not be able to affect your system. It’s a nice handy tool to have, when you test every other app out there without thinking once about its nature.
The Magical Jelly Bean
It’s very easy to misplace the product key (CD key) of all the paid computer programs you’re using. And who knows when you’d need to reinstall some of those paid Windows programs again. That’s when small and snappy utility like Magical Jelly Bean key finder comes in handy. This handy freeware utility retrieves your Product Key (CD key) which you have used already to install the paid program on your windows from the registry. This handy program can retrieve product key from almost any paid Windows program.
Well, it’s not that difficult to use as well. Once you have installed the Magical Jelly Bean, it will automatically scans the Windows programs installed on your system and retrieves product key for you to note down. It’s that easy.
Tell you what, all these useful Windows programs are free to use and are available as portable versions (“Portable version” means, you can run all these programs without having to install them on your computer) as well. Download the portable version of the same and pop them in your USB drives (they won’t demand much space) and use them when you’re in need.
Whether you need them (now or in near future) or not, whether you’re on the geekier front or not, the fact is these Windows tools are useful. And that’s all.
List of these kind of incredibly useful programs for Windows is endless, but if any other tool/utility that works for you at the right time, in the right circumstances, do share with us.