You can’t open a web page without bumping into one ad or another for software. Some of these applications contain features that you can use but not at the exorbitant costs they require. Fortunately, free software can also be helpful. Here are three that can improve your computing for the New Year.
Speccy reveals statistics about your machine, which you can tell you how your system is operating or which you can forward to tech support for repairs or fine tuning. The data it shows include your processor brand and model, hard drive size, memory size (RAM), operating system, storage devices, attached hardware, network connections, and operating temperatures.
SUPERAntiSpyware detects and removes Trojans, worms, keyloggers, spyware, and all kinds of malware that slows down your system and steals your information. It’s an excellent supplement to your virus checker and security applications because it can catch problems that they don’t. The paid version includes real-time blocking, automatic updates, and email notifications.
Open Office offers many of the functions in paid-for business suites, such as Microsoft Office, but it’s free and regularly updated. You receive applications for word processing, spreadsheets, drawing, databases, and presentations. Each program contains numerous options for customizing documents, interacts seamlessly with every other in the suite, and can read or save to several formats, including the Microsoft standards.
These applications come from reliable sources, so you don’t have to worry about inadvertently downloading unpleasant surprises. If you want more information about these applications, or require managed IT services, please contact us.