Some apps on PC we use every day. In particular: Firefox, IE, VLC, 7-Zip, etc. But there are also less popular apps, though they are extremely useful and should be taken into account for rare occasions. Here is the list of 10.
Speecy can be used to scan PC and get the full information about everything – model numbers, temperature, fan speed, S.M.A.R.T. status and so on … it can do a lot. Moreover, it has a portable form, which even does not requires any installation – hold in folder and run when needed.
9. Ultimate Windows Tweaker
With the first installation of Windows, you are likely to set up everything you want, including hacks and unsupported tweaks and may discover new apps to test. Ultimate Windows Tweaker will help you with this task. It offers an endless list of features – in particular, you can tweak the tiniest features in the taskbar, Windows Explorer, lock screen.
8. Stress Testing Utilities
Overclokers should know such stress testing utilities like Prime95, LinX and AIDA64. However, they are useful not only for overclokers. In case of program crashing, Prime95 can find out whether it was a CPU or not, or it was something else. It is also will be a good idea to run stress test at new computer to make sure that it has no problems. Most of the programs are portable, just keep them in the folder and run when needed.
7 MalwareBytes, VirusTotal, and AdwCleaner
Users naturally protect their PC with a good antivirus, but it cannot catch everything – such program simply does not exist. Thus, it will be useful to have a secondary program to check PC from time to time. MalwareBytes is good because it works only on demand, so there will not conflict with running antivirus tool. The VirusTotal Uploader scan individual files with over 50 antivirus tools at once. And the last one, AdwCleaner is irreplaceable to get rid of annoying toolbar on PC.
6. Magical Jelly Bean KeyFinder
Magical Jelly Bean KeyFinder is a tool that will help to find a product key for installed programs. The app has some toolbars, so custom installation should be taken.
5. Process Explorer
Windows Task Manager will list all the programs that are running at the moment. However, sometimes more information is needed – in particular, if the user want to detect what program is using webcam – this task is for Process Explorer. The app will provide the information about the files in use, what hardware and each program is doing.
4. UNetbootin and YUMI
Linux can be really useful from to time – especially for troubleshooting. Such tools like Linux distros come only on live CDs, but UNetbootin can really help if you don’t have the CD. The app can run practically all ISO into bootable drive. Moreover, YUMI can create multiple live CDs on one flash drive, so you will get all rescue discs, Linux distros and other tools in one place.
3. Wireless Network Watcher (and Other Network Tools)
If you need to get the full list of computers connected to your network with IP, MAC addresses, Wireless Network Watcher will help you to see everything about you wi-fi network. Besides, the app can be used for wired networks too.
The day of running out of space comes to every PC. And WinDirStat will tell you where is your space. It scans all disks and shows the biggest folders, files, etc. Moreover, it can also help you to clean up your disks.
Sandboxie is a good tool to open sketchy programs or suspicious files. In particular, it will run these files independently of the rest of the system. The app is also great for testing new apps you aren’t sure of or launches multiply one and the same app that does not allow it.