Discuss Best Free Software's For New PC.

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To my knowledge, not possible to hide placeholders. Unless someone ports easylist in hosts form, if that is possible. The empty placeholders doesn't bother me personally.
only element hiding from adblockers can hide the placeholders. Other blocking methods can't
I current use adaway + peter lowe hosts file (system-wise) with ublock origin for chrome
I'm satisfied with it. it can block most ads, not all, of course
definitely much faster than adguard for desktop (paid) and more compatible, no bugs, 0 resource usage
Thanks for the interesting information. For now since only softwares are included in the list, am going to stick with AdFender which is good as far as freeware desktop adblockers are concerned. Except for the fact that the free version cannot filter ads across https sites :(
 

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Newest changes

Changed Everything to UltraSearch in Desktop Search (07-07-17) [Found UltraSearch to be extremely fast with lot of customization options]
Added FTP Client - FileZilla (07-07-17) [Thanks for the suggestion]
Changed MBAM to Zemana in Antispyware (07-07-17) [Zemana seems to be better than MBAM]
Added Iris mini in Eye Protection (07-07-17) [Plenty of configuration modes, and is not system intensive unlike f.lux]
Added Process Explorer in System Monitor (07--07-17) [Was a hard choice between that and Process Hacker]
 
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Reboot Restore Rx Freeware | Horizon DataSys Corporation (y)
"Reboot Restore Rx prevents any changes made on your drive(s) by restoring a saved baseline every time the PC boots up.
It is designed for small public access computing environments such as classrooms, libraries, kiosks, and internet cafes.
Even when users download files, viruses, malware, or even try to delete registry keys, Reboot Restore Rx will restore the PC back to your desired state."
 
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Reboot Restore Rx Freeware | Horizon DataSys Corporation(y)
"Reboot Restore Rx prevents any changes made on your drive(s) by restoring a saved baseline every time the PC boots up.
It is designed for small public access computing environments such as classrooms, libraries, kiosks, and internet cafes.
Even when users download files, viruses, malware, or even try to delete registry keys, Reboot Restore Rx will restore the PC back to your desired state."
Would like to know if it's better than Toolwiz TimeFreeze
 
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Would like to know if it's better than Toolwiz TimeFreeze
I'm using it for only a month now but I believe it is. It restores the OS before windows boots up and has strict mbr protection. An example of the mbr protection, I wasn't able to reset my windows 10 without uninstalling RX first (uninstalling was quick and painless though). I switched from Toolwiz TimeFreeze to RX because TimeFreeze would become unresponsive once it filled up 5 gb write cache, RX doesn't have this space limitation. Also you can update the baseline without restarting windows and starting all over again. I recommend you to try it it's very light as well.
 

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My new list:
1-ImageGlass(better than XnView, not buggy also opensource)
2-Dopamine audio player or JetAudio free
3-MPV-EASY Player or 5KPlayer
4-TweakPower, Wise disk cleaner, Wise program uninstaller, Wise Driver Care, Anvir task manager, SysGauge and macrorit disk partition expert free
5-CCleaner(for cleaning registry)
6-Simplewall or Rising Personal firewall
7-Kaspersky Security Cloud, ERP Beta(better than any Anti-Exe) and AndyFul/Hard_Configurator
8-Bandzip(faster than PeaZip also active development)
9-Yandex browser(bad privacy same as Chrome but no ads and cool features)
10-Everything(better and faster than windows search and Cortana)
11-Cameyo free
12-Protonvpn(works faster than windscribe but windscribe has more features) or Sentinel(opensource but Alpha and buggy)
13-Bitwarden or KeePassXC
14-Simple DNSCrypt(although I think it's malicious lol)
15-BCArchive or 360 virtual-vault
16-hwidgen
17-Universal USB Installer
18-USB Raptor
19-Telegram(no ads, ok privacy policy also open source) or Riot(desktop version)
 

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5-CCleaner(for cleaning registry)
Most 3rd-party Software Uninstallers do this during the post-uninstall clean-up. Registry cleaning has no effect on boosting performance, so don't see why it's needed for a New PC.
14-Simple DNSCrypt(although I think it's malicious lol)
???
10-Everything(better and faster than windows search and Cortana)
Cortana is a digital assistant, with Bing search capabilities. Everything (by VoidTools) is local only.
 

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it creates a root certificate and uses some strange protocols.
If you do NOT trust it and call malicious, then why mention it in this thread?

Cortana does not slow down Windows. Does Siri make iPhones slower too?