Bytes of Information

Top Downloads For 2017

By

Scott Sekinger

Below is the top programs that I feel are the best programs that are currently in Bytes Of Information’s Download Gallery. Remember when installing software watch the prompts carefully, so you know what you what you are in installing. Some software companies love to install extra software

 

Program

Description

7zip

An open source file compression / decompression program..

WPS Office

“WPS Office 2016 Free is a powerful office suite which includes a word processor, a spreadsheet program and a presentation maker. These three programs can help you easily deal with office tasks.

Writer - Efficient word processor with PDF Reader and PDF creator;

Presentation - Multimedia presentations creator;

Spreadsheets - Powerful tool for data processing and analysis”

VLC

A great free media player that plays various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

Handbrake

HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 converter, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.

Malwarebytes

"Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is an anti-malware application that can thoroughly remove even the most advanced malware. It includes a number of features, including a built in protection monitor that blocks malicious processes before they even start."

Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home or small business PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software for Window 7 PCs.  It is built into Windows 8 and 10. Renamed to  Windows Defender

Windows Defender Offline

Sometimes, malicious and other potentially unwanted software, including rootkits, try to install themselves on your PC. This can happen when you connect to the Internet or install some programs from a CD, DVD, or other media. Once on your PC, this software might run immediately, or it might run at unexpected times. Windows Defender Offline can help remove such hard to find malicious and potentially unwanted programs using definitions that recognize threats. Definitions are files that provide an encyclopedia of potential software threats. Because new threats appear daily, it's important to always have the most up-to-date definitions installed in Windows Defender Offline. Armed with definition files, Windows Defender Offline can detect malicious and potentially unwanted software, and then notify you of the risks.

Filezilla

A great free FTP client, which is 100% free.

DBAN

This is the best free software for securely wiping your computer before getting rid of it

Linux Mint

Is a great version of Linux for your  newcomer  to use

Process Explorer

"Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.The Process Explorer display consists of two sub-windows. The top window always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information displayed in the bottom window depends on the mode that Process Explorer is in: if it is in handle mode you'll see the handles that the process selected in the top window has opened; if Process Explorer is in DLL mode you'll see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded. Process Explorer also has a powerful search capability that will quickly show you which processes have particular handles opened or DLLs loaded."

Recuva

A great free program to recover  delete files from your Windows PC.