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Programs you need!

  1. 1. Programs You Need!
  2. 2. Don’t Worry!• You don’t need all of them, although after you hear about them, you may want some (or all)• We’ll divide them into 3 categories: – Security – Maintenance – Utility
  3. 3. Why?• Your operating system (XP, Vista, Win 7 or 8) likely came with only a minimum of extra features• Without these features, you’re missing out on being able to make full use and enjoyment of your computer• In fact, you may be risking your online safety
  4. 4. Why?• The programs we’ll talk about are all free• They come with recommendations from the Ewing CLC staff and most are: – Recommended by other independent parties, such as PC Magazine – Will help you enjoy your computer more and make it run better
  5. 5. Security• Anti Virus
  6. 6. Security• Anti Virus• Firewall
  7. 7. Security• Anti Virus• Firewall• Anti Malware
  8. 8. Security• Anti Virus• Firewall• Anti Malware• Cloud Access – Make sure your security is AGAP (as good as possible)
  9. 9. Security• Anti Virus• Firewall• Anti Malware• Cloud Access – Make sure your security is AGAP (as good as possible)• Strong passwords
  10. 10. Security• Anti Virus• Firewall• Anti Malware• Cloud Access – Make sure your security is AGAP (as good as possible)• Strong passwords• Check online bank accounts frequently
  11. 11. Maintenance• Eliminate duplicate files
  12. 12. Maintenance• Eliminate duplicate files• Check status of program updates
  13. 13. Maintenance• Eliminate duplicate files• Check status of program updates• Fix registry errors
  14. 14. Maintenance• Eliminate duplicate files• Check status of program updates• Fix registry errors• Clean out unused programs
  15. 15. Maintenance• Eliminate duplicate files• Check status of program updates• Fix registry errors• Clean out unused programs• Check hard drive integrity
  16. 16. Maintenance• Eliminate duplicate files• Check status of program updates• Fix registry errors• Clean out unused programs• Check hard drive integrity• Create backups and restore files
  17. 17. Maintenance• Eliminate duplicate files• Check status of program updates• Fix registry errors• Clean out unused programs• Check hard drive integrity• Create backups and restore files• Streamline startup operation
  18. 18. Maintenance• Eliminate duplicate files• Check status of program updates• Fix registry errors• Clean out unused programs• Check hard drive integrity• Create backups and restore files• Streamline startup operation• Wipe clean hard drives
  19. 19. Utility• Organize your photos and videos
  20. 20. Utility• Organize your photos and videos• Send large volumes of photos via. Internet
  21. 21. Utility• Organize your photos and videos• Send large volumes of photos via. internet• Create and send documents easily
  22. 22. Utility• Organize your photos and videos• Send large volumes of photos via. internet• Create and send documents easily• Transfer files between PC’s, iPads, iPods, Android devices with no docking ports
  23. 23. Utility• Organize your photos and videos• Send large volumes of photos via. internet• Create and send documents easily• Transfer files between PC’s, iPads, iPods, Android devices with no docking ports• Store your files on “the cloud” to always have them accessible no matter what device you’re using or where you are• Stop worrying about backups
  24. 24. What to Look For• When downloading a program, check its credentials – Go to Cnetdownload.com and check how many have been downloaded
  25. 25. What to Look For• When downloading a program, check its credentials – Go to Cnetdownload.com and check how many have been downloaded – Check comments from other users
  26. 26. What to Look For• When downloading a program, check its credentials – Go to Cnetdownload.com and check how many have been downloaded – Check comments from other users – Read carefully each screen to see what you’re agreeing to
  27. 27. What to Look For• When downloading a program, check its credentials – Go to Cnetdownload.com and check how many have been downloaded – Check comments from other users – Read carefully each screen to see what you’re agreeing to – Don’t click on the first “download” button you see
  28. 28. What to Look For• When downloading a program, check its credentials – Go to Cnetdownload.com and check how many have been downloaded – Check comments from other users – Read carefully each screen to see what you’re agreeing to – Don’t click on the first “download” button you see – Choose “run”, not “save”
  29. 29. Which Button?
  30. 30. Which Button?
  31. 31. Which Option?
  32. 32. Minimum Defense for Average PC User• Windows firewall
  33. 33. Minimum Defense for Average PC User• Windows firewall• Good anti virus software
  34. 34. Minimum Defense for Average PC User• Windows firewall• Good anti virus software• Automatic Windows updates
  35. 35. Minimum Defense for Average PC User• Windows firewall• Good anti virus software• Automatic Windows updates• Latest internet browser (IE 10, Firefox 17.0, Chrome 23.0)
  36. 36. Minimum Defense for Average PC User• Windows firewall• Good anti virus software• Automatic Windows updates• Latest internet browser (IE 10, Firefox 17.0, Chrome 23.0)• Antispyware program
  37. 37. Minimum Defense for Average PC User• Windows firewall• Good anti virus software• Automatic Windows updates• Latest internet browser (IE 10, Firefox 17.0, Chrome 23.0)• Antispyware program• Regular backups
  38. 38. Microsoft Security Essentials• Comprehensive malware protection• XP, Vista & Win7 Protection (use Windows Defender for Win8)• Simple• Quiet, works in background• Automatic updates
  39. 39. Malwarebytes• Works well with others
  40. 40. Malwarebytes• Works well with others• FAST!
  41. 41. Malwarebytes• Works well with others• FAST!• Chameleon-gets working when otherwise locked down
  42. 42. Malwarebytes• Works well with others• FAST!• Chameleon-gets working when otherwise locked down• Free version, but pro is available for a one- time fee, no annual renewal
  43. 43. Malwarebytes• Works well with others• FAST!• Chameleon-gets working when otherwise locked down• Free version, but pro is available for a one- time fee, no annual renewal• Supports XP, Vista, Win7 & 8 (32 & 64 bit)
  44. 44. Superantispyware• Scans for harmful programs• Removes malware, viruses missed by other programs• Covers areas missed by other antispyware programs
  45. 45. CCleaner• Cleans unneeded files
  46. 46. CCleaner• Cleans unneeded files• Checks for registry errors and inconsistencies
  47. 47. CCleaner• Cleans unneeded files• Checks for registry errors and inconsistencies• Wipes drives
  48. 48. CCleaner• Cleans unneeded files• Checks for registry errors and inconsistencies• Wipes drives• Checks for duplicates
  49. 49. CCleaner• Cleans unneeded files• Checks for registry errors and inconsistencies• Wipes drives• Checks for duplicates• Uninstalls programs
  50. 50. CCleaner• Cleans unneeded files• Checks for registry errors and inconsistencies• Wipes drives• Checks for duplicates• Uninstalls programs• Displays startup programs by application
  51. 51. CCleaner• Cleans unneeded files• Checks for registry errors and inconsistencies• Wipes drives• Checks for duplicates• Uninstalls programs• Displays startup programs by application• Shows system restore points
  52. 52. Secunia Personal Software Inspector• MS provides updates; most programs do not• Scans for out of date programs• Helps prevent security breaches• One stop for updating multiple programs
  53. 53. Belarc Advisor• Displays security vulnerabilities
  54. 54. Belarc Advisor• Displays security vulnerabilities• Shows software infrequently used
  55. 55. Belarc Advisor• Displays security vulnerabilities• Shows software infrequently used• Displays software license codes
  56. 56. Belarc Advisor• Displays security vulnerabilities• Shows software infrequently used• Displays software license codes• Lists status of security patches
  57. 57. Belarc Advisor• Displays security vulnerabilities• Shows software infrequently used• Displays software license codes• Lists status of security patches• Lists hardware specs
  58. 58. Belarc Advisor• Displays security vulnerabilities• Shows software infrequently used• Displays software license codes• Lists status of security patches• Lists hardware specs• Memory types used
  59. 59. Belarc Advisor• Displays security vulnerabilities• Shows software infrequently used• Displays software license codes• Lists status of security patches• Lists hardware specs• Memory types used• Entire computer profile summary
  60. 60. Belarc Advisor
  61. 61. Glary Utilities• Cleans & scans software
  62. 62. Glary Utilities• Cleans & scans software• Recovers files
  63. 63. Glary Utilities• Cleans & scans software• Recovers files• Finds duplicate files
  64. 64. Glary Utilities• Cleans & scans software• Recovers files• Finds duplicate files• Manages startup files
  65. 65. Glary Utilities• Cleans & scans software• Recovers files• Finds duplicate files• Manages startup files• Shreds files
  66. 66. Glary Utilities• Cleans & scans software• Recovers files• Finds duplicate files• Manages startup files• Shreds files• Over 37,000,000 downloads
  67. 67. Auslogics Duplicate File Finder• Quick• Easy• Enables clean-up of extra photos, documents• Frees up hard drive space
  68. 68. Picasa• Automatically indexes all your pictures
  69. 69. Picasa• Automatically indexes all your pictures• Does not duplicate their file structure
  70. 70. Picasa• Automatically indexes all your pictures• Does not duplicate their file structure• Facial recognition is extraordinary
  71. 71. Picasa• Automatically indexes all your pictures• Does not duplicate their file structure• Facial recognition is extraordinary• Basic editing features
  72. 72. Picasa• Automatically indexes all your pictures• Does not duplicate their file structure• Facial recognition is extraordinary• Basic editing features• Photo timelines
  73. 73. Picasa• Automatically indexes all your pictures• Does not duplicate their file structure• Facial recognition is extraordinary• Basic editing features• Photo timelines• “Face” movies
  74. 74. Picasa• Automatically indexes all your pictures• Does not duplicate their file structure• Facial recognition is extraordinary• Basic editing features• Photo timelines• “Face” movies• Store & send large albums over the web
  75. 75. Picasa• Automatically indexes all your pictures• Does not duplicate their file structure• Facial recognition is extraordinary• Basic editing features• Photo timelines• “Face” movies• Store & send large albums over the web• Imbed audio in slide shows and movies
  76. 76. Picasa Face Recognition- Ageless
  77. 77. Picasa Face Recognition in a Group Even tiny images are recognizable
  78. 78. Paint.net• Expanded features from MS Paint• Special effects are simple to use• Layers for professional results• Unlimited history in “going back”
  79. 79. Google Docs• Lets you send all documents directly to recipient without email• Provides reply by recipient even if not on gmail• Allows collaborative updating of documents
  80. 80. The “Cloud”
  81. 81. Why Cloud?• Automatically synchronize across devices – Desktop – Laptop – iPad – iPhone• No need for backups• High need for security
  82. 82. Dropbox*• Automatic backup via the “cloud”• Transfer documents (photos, spreadsheets, letters, etc.) between multiple devices (PC’s, iPads, iPods, iPhones, MAC computers)• Have access to them anywhere you are• *Other “cloud” software will also do this
  83. 83. Cloud Software• Cloud Access – MS Skydrive (No brainer if you have MS products – iCloud (No brainer if you have Apple products) – Google Cloud 5 GB free until 6/30/13 – Many others – Dropbox (The one to beat)• Say goodbye to backups(?)
  84. 84. Karen’s Replicator• Very fast backup• Unobtrusive• Skips files that don’t need backing up Read more: Karens Replicator - CNET Download.com
  85. 85. Win 7/8 File Backup• Easy to use• Improvement from XP• Relatively fast• Built in to the operating system• Access from start menu
  86. 86. If You Have an “i” Device• iPad, iPod, iPhone etc., get AirPlay• Mirror your display on flat screen TV’s• Need Apple TV device (not really a TV, but a wireless receiver/transmitter between your device and the flat screen TV)
  87. 87. Air Parrot• The PC equivalent to Apple Airplay• Still need Apple TV hardware• Allows PC to TV wireless transmission• Costs $9.99
  88. 88. Summary• Security • Maintenance • Utility MS Security  Glary Util.  Google DOCS Essentials  Belarc Advisor  Picasa Malwarebytes  Ccleaner  Dropbox Superantispy-  Secunia  AirPlay ware  Auslogics Dupl.  Paint.net File Finder  Air Parrott

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