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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 />http://www.flickr.com/photos/quicksys/3533822314/sizes/m/in/photostream/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/nortononline/4081125795/sizes/m/in/photostream/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/cpusecuritysolutions/4687892961/sizes/s/in/photostream/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/netnanny/788554284/sizes/s/in/photostream/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/29446461@N07/4142746675/sizes/s/in/photostream/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/10558624@N06/3102475980/sizes/t/in/photostream/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/51705783@N02/4809685539/sizes/s/in/photostream/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/11398192@N02/2780418250/sizes/m/in/photostream/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/berkmancenter/544487508/sizes/m/in/photostream/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericolson/245484366/sizes/m/in/photostream/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/harryshots/4866642167/sizes/m/in/photostream/<br />"Utility Software." Cengage Learning. Web. 13 Oct. 2010. <http://content.delmar.cengage.com/CPReader/View/9781111471989/default.aspx?token=CCAC7610DE5D2836CDCBD23D78E6BD740BA8D643C3AFB21E88FF22CB83253CB93FFFF626F7B6E6A425D71FE50442725B31E92289D42DCED6&pid=441931&eISBN=9781111471989#d81d1feb-47d8-4e2f-9029-1fb1ed83122a>.<br />

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