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Utility software


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Utility software

  1. 1. Utility Software<br />By: Andrew DeAngelis and Wayne Trinh<br />
  2. 2. What is utility software<br />It is any system software besides the operating system that helps to maintain, manage, and protect computer system resources<br />
  3. 3. Why is it important<br />OS are becoming more complex<br />Keeps computer running smoothly<br />Help to protect OS on the internet<br />
  4. 4. Examples of Utility Software<br />There are types of software that help to protect and keep computer systems running smoothly, such as:<br />
  5. 5. Defragmentation and Disk Utilities<br />Maintain files on disk and arrange them in a manner that allows for fast access<br />
  6. 6. Backup Utilities<br />Safeguard files by creating backup copies<br />
  7. 7. Security Software<br />Search for and remove viruses and spyware from computers, and guard against attacks<br />
  8. 8. Spam and Pop-up Blockers<br />Remove junk mail and ads<br />
  9. 9. Windows Cleaners<br />Remove unwanted programs and leftover traces of programs from the system<br />
  10. 10. Diagnostic Software<br />Provides a view of system resources to allow the user to see how the processor, memory, and other resources are performing<br />
  11. 11. Examples of Utility Software<br />These examples of utility software are designed to assist users in managing and transferring files<br />
  12. 12. File Management Utilities<br />Provide tools for copying, deleting, renaming, and organizing files<br />
  13. 13. CD/DVD Burners<br />Copy and store files on CDs and DVDs<br />
  14. 14. File Transfer Utilities<br />Move and share files across networks<br />
  15. 15. Search Utilities<br />Find files on a computer system<br />
  16. 16. Examples of Other Utilities<br />Provide a way to customize your computing environment and make computing resources more convenient to access<br />
  17. 17. Synchronization Software<br />Synchronize files across multiple computers <br />
  18. 18. Desktop Enhancements<br />Provide customization tools for desktop, icons, shortcuts, color schemes, and other visual elements of the desktop<br />
  19. 19. Screensaver Skins, Themes, and Wallpaper<br />Provide a visual style for the desktop<br />
  20. 20. Work cited<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />"Utility Software." Cengage Learning. Web. 13 Oct. 2010. <>.<br />