Closed First PC being built, what are some essential programs I should have? Tags: Windows 7 Last response: August 8, 2012 1:21 AM in Windows 7 Share northtracks July 8, 2012 1:08:38 PM Hey all, I've been using an iMac for the last 5 years and I'm switching to PC. I am curious to know what is some essential software I should have starting up my system? In terms of virus/spyware, backup, monitoring system performance, etc. Anything really... I'll take any and all suggestions. Thank you More about : built essential programs Best solution SR-71 Blackbird a c 309 $ Windows 7 July 8, 2012 1:15:25 PM Windows 7 < home premium Antivirus < microsoft security essentials or avast Malware scanner < Malwarebytes free edition Hardware Monitor Windows 7 has built in backups that you can use. SR-71 Blackbird a c 309 $ Windows 7 July 8, 2012 1:16:38 PM Cleaner and Optimizer < http://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER Related resources Essential Start for a newly built PC - Forum New PC . what programs to get? tips? - Forum Macbook Air first or custom built PC first ? - Forum Essential Software for the new build? - Forum Is the Atari 5200 an ESSENTIAL part of a classic collectio.. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rwayne July 8, 2012 2:11:16 PM These are all free: Antivirus - Microsoft Security essentials Word Processing and Office utilities - openoffice.org Photo Editing - Splashup or gimp SR-71 Blackbird a c 309 $ Windows 7 July 8, 2012 2:14:20 PM http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/242173-49-free-softwa... Take a look here for some nice free apps ^ northtracks August 8, 2012 12:50:13 AM Best answer selected by northtracks. SR-71 Blackbird a c 309 $ Windows 7 August 8, 2012 1:21:17 AM This topic has been closed by Area51reopened Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] dated-2012 ForumWD Mybook Essential causing huge RAM usage spike.... Forumx64 bit CPUs, why are they being sold with x32 bit OS's ForumMy first PC built ForumFirst timer looking to tackle a Home Theater PC ForumMy first self- built PC : Opinions to specs ForumHome built pc no signal first start ForumMy first custom built trading/programming computer ForumPrograms that must/ should be installed into the RAM ? ForumWhat can make my PC better to run games? Forum10 essential programs that every PC gamer must own ForumBuilt my first computer, it will not boot up though? ForumWindow 7 ultimate hp product key ForumI have problem instaling win 7 ForumCan i have a 64 bit win 7 as a server and a 32 bit xp pro as a work station More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !