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AVG
CHROME
and spotify :)

and if it was games too Halo 3 :)

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ImgBurn -really useful for fast burning of .iso and everythingelse
MagicISO - easy to use .iso editor

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Microsoft security essentials is good, but kinda tricks you by having a 5mb or so file DL then a 300MB virus databse update. But still better than AVG :P

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Office 2010
Norton 360

TextAloud
TTS softare

MASH
Microsoft agent scripting software

BonziBUDDY
The purpurle gorilla

Nero
Windows Media player 12
XP Mode



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Windows 7
Internet Explorer
Office 2003

All apps are totally free or open source
Avast Antivirus - does not slow down your system like some others.
Windows Defender - built in weekly spyware / malware checking.
MVPS Hosts file - blocks your machine from contacting known advertising / malware sites.
OpenDNS - free DNS service that provides parental filtering (no software installed)

Including your router, Windows Firewall and User Account Control, there are many layers of security, no need for additional firewalls such as Zone Alarm. Also additional registry cleaners and spyware checkers are of questionable benefit and are no substitute for good housekeeping and safe practices.

Emule - for rare stuff
uTorrent - for new stuff
XnView - only picture viewer worthy of replacing ACDSee Classic
Media Player Classic Home Cinema - for video
VLC - for streaming
Windows Media Player - for music
ffdshow - codecs and splitters
MediaPortal - for entertainment centre including TV
GIMP - open source alternative to Photoshop
AVISynth - frameserving AVI files and non-linear editing and scripting
VirtualDub - for editing and capturing
MeGui - for compressing
MediaInfo - for getting properties about videos
7zip - opens absolutely everything incuding iso's
ImgBurn - for burning CD / DVD's
VirtualBox - virtual machine emulator
MSN , Skype

For the home user or hobbyist, you should be able to do almost everything with free or open source software, no need to use pirated or cracked stuff.

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Avira Premium Security
The best

TeamViewer 6

Firefox 4
The best

FlashFXP
The best FTP app I've seen for Windows.

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Commodo internet security suite

Firefox

malwarebytes

winamp

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active iso burner
winrar
steam
cubase sx
reason
eve online
teamspeak
firefox
Not necessarily in that order :)

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Malwarebytes - Anti-Malware
Internet Explorer - "The number one browser for downloading a better browser"
There are many more often needed...

Not really essential for everyone:
R:BASE - relational database
Microsoft Office - office suite
Microsoft Visio - draw UML
Games

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Use http://www.ninite.com to quickly download all your programs (No this is not an advertisement.) Helpful advise:)

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anything ...............user. like most important is office ,media player.downloader, Internet browser,conveter(any kind),anti virus,....etc



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Avast Free Antivirus.

 

AOE III.

 

Skype

 

Libreoffice.

 

Photoshop CS6

After Effects CS6.

 

uTorrent.



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If you have bluetooth, the Toshiba Bluetooth stack is amazing!

 

I gotta go with Chrome. I use Chrome at work and home, so all my calenders, messages, apps, they're all synced on both computers.

 

Also if you're in the US, it's not an app but it's always a setting I use. I use Google's DNS server at home.



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Microsoft Security Essentials

Google Chrome

Adblock (extension for either chrome or firefox)

uTorrent

Dropbox
Trillian (epic chat client for pretty much everything)

WinRar

CCleaner

Spybot S&D

 

 

For those that love a sleek/customized GUI:

RocketDock

Rainmeter

Fences

 

I'll add to this as things come to mind.







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