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Best Freeware Downloads.

by Rothias / December 27, 2009 3:12 PM PST

Yo all not too long ago cnet did a little blurb about the best freeware must haves that they put on all there test computers I tried searching for it again but I can't seem to find it I know they had avg free and vlc player and firefox was wondering because I have a new computer comming next week and I want to make sure I got all the goodies off the bat if anyone has a link to the article.... If not aside from the programs listed anyone recommend a malware program registry cleaner and maybe any other essentials thanks =)

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by Phil Crase / December 27, 2009 11:04 PM PST

Be cautious, many freeware packages turn out to be NOT so free and some create issues that are hard to un create.

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I don't need such things.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2009 11:14 PM PST

Keep in mind I've learned to not rely on IE, OE and installed the usual antivirus and after years of use finally ran MBAM, SAS and they didn't find anything but cookies which are not a real threat.

Yes I did use CCLEANER but that's it.

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My use...
by Willy / December 27, 2009 11:51 PM PST

Some of the best freeware eventually becomes "commercial ware" so that's the best proof its worth it. However, I found that playing attention at what mentioned here and other forums what's good to try. basically, keep your ear open to anything that comes along and check it out. While, you can search the forum via the search engine here, input the keywords and have at it. I use these freeware pgms.,: CCleaner, VLC, Superantispyware, HiJackThis, Zip-7, and ImgBurn(and more), you can't go wrong here provided they d/l virus free, beware of some websites.

tada -----Willy Happy

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by n1c3m4n / December 28, 2009 3:10 PM PST

i don't really like ccleaner... i usually clean my registry by myself

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