Software to CLEAN your computer
Microsoft Security Essentials — free antivirus from Microsoft (for Vista/7)
Avast — An excellent Antivirus program we highly recommend. The free version is great!
Combo Fix — Malware removal tool. Use with caution (for up to Win7)
ADW Cleaner — Adware removal tool
* Malwarebytes — Malware removal tool
TDSS Killer — Rootkit removal tool
CCleaner — Cookie/History/Temp file cleaner
Eusing Registry Cleaner — Registry cleaner
Team Viewer — Remote support application for Windows
Classic Shell — For Windows 8… restores the start menu like Win7
* Spam Reader — filters junk mail
Video Codec Pack — installs software to watch videos online
Format Factory — Convert videos/audio to other formats
Open Office — A free office clone
Paint.Net — A free photo editor
GIMP – A free photo editor (more complex than Paint.net)
Office Compatibility Pack (for Office 2003) — Install to open new files on Office 2003
Office 2007 (save as PDF option) — Add feature missing to Office 2007
Calibre — Ebook catalog
PDF Creator — Print anything as a PDF (beware … this program does contain adware. Use caution when installing and read the prompts)
Web Browsers (other than IE)
Google Chrome – Best browser on Earth!
Apple Safari — based on Mac browser
Firefox — Another alternative browser
KeepVid.com — Capture and save YouTube video/audio (java based)
Comparitech Security Guide — Some excellent reading for your internet security needs. Lots of helpful info.
Windows 10 Hacks
(These are registry files. If you’re using IE, you can click and run. If you are using Chrome, you need to RIGHT CLICK and SAVE AS. Then run the file to import the settings to the registry. Reboot once that has completed)
Disable the Windows 10 Upgrade on your computer. (for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 computers only) This will stop the upgrade box from appearing in the lower right corner of the PC. You will still see ads on websites such as msn.com for upgrading. However it will not be pushed out as a Windows Update. Domain users do not need this patch.
Clean up the Windows 10 files on on your PC. (for All Windows PC’s) This program will remove and block the Windows 10 GWX and remove the installation files, clearing up to 6GB (or more) of used space. Download the stand-alone edition and that will do the job! This can also turn off Windows 10 updates. Especially useful when drivers are updated and your system fails.
… more to come
* The Basic program is free, but costs may be involved to offer full functionality.
BeckPC does not support any of these programs. However we do use most of them on a regular basis.