What are the best free utility programs for Windows 7 (especially in system cleaning, registery maintenance, defragmenter, antivirus, firewall, file recovery and uninstaller)?
I am using SmartDefrag from CNET.
Like Mondal said, use CCleaner only for temporary (files) cleaanup. Never use registry cleaner(s) even from CCleaner cause they might delete "good" keys. Registry cleaning doens't give your system a "performance boost" or makes it more reliable.
For reliable performance make sure to:
- Clean (temp) files using CCleaner
- Remove tracking cookies with SUPERAntiSpyware
- Defrag your hard drive once a month with Auslogics (@ options set "place important system files to the beginning of the disk, and set defrag in VSS compatible mode and remove temp files before defrag)
- Don't run commercial software like Norton or Mcafee they slow down your computer. Microsoft Security Essentials is very good even with 0day exploits. The new avast slows your computer down and AVG had some bad moves in the past with signatures that removed important Windows files.
I personally love Piriform products:
Optimization & Cleaning = CCleaner
Disk Fragmentation = Defraggler
File Recovery = Recuva
System Information = Speccy
For antivirus I use AVG AntiVirus Free Edition..
Uninstaller I use Revo Uninstaller
thanks I'm also like CCleaner and Revo Uninstaller
all those functions you mentioned can be done by default except that file recovery AND ANTIVIRUS(EXCLUDING WIN 8) ,Microsoft knows what is best for windows ,its better don't bloat your computers with all third party apps which does nothing rather than making your computer slow
just example-I saw many reviews about ccleaner but just do this simple experiment you will understand why i am telling you not to use these
they are useless
1.clean the registry with it
2.clean the registry with eusing registry cleaner
3.clean the registry with tune up utilities
use any other registry cleaner one by one in the same machine , lots are there just every time you will see they are showing you and cleaning the invalid keys so no one cleaner will clean all dirts so better dont use use all these sometimes they even ask money for cleaning after scanning
BUT MICROSOFT SAYS WINDOWS IS CAPABLE OF HANDLING ALL ERRORS IF ANY ERROR OCCURS AND WINDOWS DOESNT START USE A RECOVERY DISC that works fine RUN THE SYSTEM MAINTENANCE INCLUDED BY DEFAULT..
SO BETTER STAY AWAY FROM THESE UTILITIES
and for antivirus you can use Microsoft security essentials
TestDisk & PhotoRec
The Three Best Free Firewalls for Windows
thanks for your information!