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Must have PC apps

by smo1898 / January 6, 2014 10:53 AM PST

So im just looking for some pc apps you feel are must haves. They dont necessarily have to be free im just trying to optimize my computer and want to hear some suggestions.....Heres what i have already to give you an idea of what im looking for, or to potentially help anyone else out looking for the same thing...

Avast antivirus
Photoshop cs6 extended
Cyberlink Powerdirector 11
Cyberlink Youcam
DVD Cloner 9
VLC Media Player
MAgix music maker 2014 premium
Traktor 2
Virtual DJ pro
Daemon tools

If you see something im using with a better program out there please let me know, anything from the necessities to the just fun to have programs will be appreciated. Thanks

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PCWizard 20XX, Belarc Advisor, CDBurnerXP, TreeSize,
by VAPCMD / January 6, 2014 4:38 PM PST
In reply to: Must have PC apps

Paragon Partition Manager, MemTest86+, Firefox and some sort of bootable recovery media (Hiren's Boot CD), etc., would be included in my list of MUST HAVE free PC apps.

Program like True Image (Acronis), PowerDesk Pro (Avanquest) , PrintScreen Deluxe (ver 4.0b) would also be on my list of MUST HAVE paid apps.


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by itsdigger / January 7, 2014 3:06 AM PST

for the CDBurnerXP tip. I loaded ImgBurn from Softpedia and they included OutFoxTV even if I opted out. That Pi$$ed me off and couldn't get rid of it but I thought ok, live and learn.

I had just created a new set of Win 8 system image disc's so I just reloaded the new image.

I than went to the ImgBurn site and downloaded it from there and I'll be damned if it was the same thing, even if I opted out of OutFoxTV ,it was installed .

Reloaded again with the new image disc's lol

I downloaded CDBurnerXP and they offered RealPlayer but I opted out and Realplayer didn't get loaded. I just made sure to not load all of the different languages.

CDBurnerXP works well

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Which ImgBurn site?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 7, 2014 3:35 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks VAPCMD

I'll test that.

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P.S I uninstalled it
by itsdigger / January 7, 2014 3:43 AM PST
In reply to: Right from ImgBurn

with Revo but it was still there and I couldn't find it.

It opened in FF not on the first tab but the second

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Seems fine however it was not obvious
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 7, 2014 3:47 AM PST
In reply to: Right from ImgBurn

I used Mirror 7 which is direct by ImgBurn and AVG and Outfox is hidden until you choose Advanced and opt out.

More d-ware but so far I only got ImgBurn with the Advanced install.

I'll watch for more to see if it shows up later.

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Let us know Bob
by itsdigger / January 7, 2014 3:49 AM PST

because I always did prefer ImgBurn,


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Just went around to the usual areas and was clean.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 7, 2014 4:01 AM PST
In reply to: Let us know Bob

about:config didn't have any outfox or new entries.

Another check with HiJackThis and nothing new there.

Parting note, I opted out of update checks as it could have me forget to check it out.

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OK Thanks
by itsdigger / January 7, 2014 4:04 AM PST

I'll try again , I must have messed up somehow. Wonder why I didn't get AVG too.


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by itsdigger / January 7, 2014 4:17 AM PST

I got it right this time , No stinkin' OutFox TV for me.

Thanks again Bob

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 7, 2014 5:13 AM PST
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I keep things simple
by Jimmy Greystone / January 7, 2014 9:13 AM PST
In reply to: Must have PC apps

I keep things simple.

Firefox, Thunderbird, Calibre, MPC-HC (or VLC depending on my mood), XBMC, Trillian

Those are about the only programs I use on any kind of regular basis.

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I don't have a lot of apps
by itsdigger / January 7, 2014 9:25 AM PST
In reply to: Must have PC apps

other than what comes supplied with the OS , just a couple,

I like ImgBurn for burning disc's and I like Audacious for a simple clean lightweight music player. That's all it does is play cd's or create a playlist from your music library.


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