5 Useful Utilities for U
I always like finding neat new programs to play with, whether they are really useful or just kind of fun to mess around with, finding a new program or utility to use always excites me. Here are 5 utilities that I like with a brief description of the program and its uses. I have also included a download link for each program if you want to give it a try yourself.
Adblock is a near must have for anyone who spends much time browsing the internet. Adblock is an extension or add-on for most all web-browsers. Whenever your browser loads a new webpage Adblock automatically goes in and disables most ads on the page. This prevents most pop-up ads from showing as well as the bulk of banner ads. Of all the utilities on this list, this is the one I would miss most.
Soluto is a neat little monitoring tool that tracks your boot time. Not only does it tell you your boot time, it will show you how much time each item in start-up is taking as well as allowing you to delay or even remove items from startup and thus speed up your boot time.
Space Monger is a wonderful little program that details how the space on your hard drive is divided up. Your hard drive seem like it should have more free space than it does? Space Monger will scan and tell you exactly what the file structure looks like and how much space each item is taking up.
Speccy has the most wide range of uses of the utilities in this list. Speccy displays detailed information about your computer. It will pull all of the details about your hardware setup from your processor to your RAM to your hard drive. It will even pull your version of Windows for you. Not only this, but it has built in temperature gauges for all your hardware in one page! It lets you see your RAM and CPU speed along side your graphics specifications.
Defraggler is a quick and simple tool for defragmenting your computer’s hard drive and, could possibly free up some space. It will also analyze the hard drive first if you like so you can see how much of a difference running it will make. Defragmenting your hard drive will clean up space and can even increase the speed at which is performs.
Two other utilities we like are Malwarebytes and CCleaner. We have written about them previously in these two articles.
CCleaner is used to do a little cleaning on the Computer and Malwarebytes is a scan that will hunt down Malware and remove it.