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Old 10-23-16, 04:45 PM
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Good System Tools for Window 10

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We got our new pc from Cyberpower and I'm just overall impressed with the build, packing...just everything. It has Windows 10 and we've been using Windows 7. I decided to go with more of a gaming pc to pick and choose what software I want in it since this will be a half and half multipurpose pc. I have Avast and have had them since we had Win XP and have not had any issues so there's my AV software.

But I've used some Free ones for like Disk Defrag (Auslogics) and CC Cleaner (for system clean)...but what are some good ones for Windows 10? I also need a good decent CD/DVD/Blu-Ray burner program as well. And is there a good System Monitor one...that sort of keeps tabs on performance , issues and such or does Win 10 do that somehow?
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Old 10-27-16, 10:45 AM
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Re: Good System Tools for Window 10

I, too, use Auslogics Disk Defrag and CCleaner. I also use SpywareBlaster (to help keep the garbage off the computer to begin with): http://www.brightfort.com/spywareblaster.html

For malware scanners, I use:

Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware:
https://www.malwarebytes.com/ (during install, uncheck option to install the Premium version trial, unless you want to purchase)

Emsisoft Emergency Kit:
https://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/ (slow as snail shit downloading updates but comes highly recommended)


I've looked for alternative junk file cleaners, every one I've looked at falls short of CCleaner.
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Old 10-27-16, 10:50 AM
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Re: Good System Tools for Window 10

For CD/DVD burning, you might try Ashampoo Burning Studio Free:

https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/...ng-studio-free

I have it on my computer, it looks like it will do most everything you might need it to do even though I rarely need to use it.


Edit: I just brought it up after not having used it for quite awhile, a couple of ad-related popups came up featuring other Ashampoo software, I just clicked No Thanks and all was well. Closed it, brought it up again, no popups.

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Old 10-27-16, 11:04 AM
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Re: Good System Tools for Window 10

If you're a geek like me, you might want to try Speed Fan for information on your system and other control features:

http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
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Old 10-27-16, 11:41 AM
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Re: Good System Tools for Window 10

I haven't felt the need for a defrag tool for quite some time, especially if you have an SSD.
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Old 10-27-16, 01:46 PM
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Re: Good System Tools for Window 10

If you have an SSD, you specifically DO NOT want to use a defrag tool. Ever. Any performance boost you see would be negligible, but the unnecessary wear to the SSD from using the tool would reduce its life, potentially significantly (depending on the type of SSD).

A couple of tools I can't live without:

CrystalDiskInfo:

http://crystalmark.info/software/Cry...o/index-e.html

Real Temp:

https://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/
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Re: Good System Tools for Window 10

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If you have an SSD, you specifically DO NOT want to use a defrag tool. Ever. Any performance boost you see would be negligible, but the unnecessary wear to the SSD from using the tool would reduce its life, potentially significantly (depending on the type of SSD).

A couple of tools I can't live without:

CrystalDiskInfo:

http://crystalmark.info/software/Cry...o/index-e.html

Real Temp:

https://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/
The built in default program in Windows 10 is fine to use. It's runs optimization (Trimm and garbage collection.) It's supposed to run automatically but doesn't on my system. It will speed things up if it hasn't been run in awhile.
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Old 10-30-16, 08:55 PM
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Re: Good System Tools for Window 10

best system utility suite I have found, and have been using it for years, is iobit's advanced system care. it comes in a lite free version as well as a pay version
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Re: Good System Tools for Window 10

I second Ashampoo. For system optimization, I'm very happy with Glary Utilities (freeware).
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