Must-Have Freeware

Out of all the free software you can find on our site, this is what we consider to be the must-have freeware programs for the average PC user. This list only includes a limited range of software that we think will be of interest to the vast majority of home users, regardless of their computer skills.There are many great freeware apps that are not included in this general "Must-have" list, but are part of other lists that are aimed at specific topics.

EaseUS Todo Backup FreeEaseUS Todo Backup FreeFree backup and restore your systemshowEditor:rating
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FastCopyFastCopyFree copy, move and delete files fastershowEditor:rating
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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware FreeMalwarebytes Anti-Malware FreeFree malware removal toolshowEditor:rating
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CalibreCalibreFree e-book manager and readershowEditor:rating
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MailStore HomeMailStore HomeFree Email Archiving and Email BackupshowEditor:rating
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Avast Free AntivirusAvast Free AntivirusFree anti-virus scannershowEditor:rating
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Plex Media ServerPlex Media ServerFree streaming media servershowEditor:rating
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CCleanerCCleanerFree remove junk files and Internet tracesshowEditor:rating
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XnViewXnViewFree View and convert more than 400 image formatsshowEditor:rating
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3uTools3uToolsFree all-in-one Tool for iOS DevicesshowEditor:rating
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NirLauncherNirLauncherFree 100+ portable system utilitiesshowEditor:rating
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PeaZipPeaZipFree archiving and compression utilityshowEditor:rating
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MiniTool Partition Wizard FreeMiniTool Partition Wizard FreeFree manage and resize disk partitionsshowEditor:rating
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BullZip PDF PrinterBullZip PDF PrinterFree convert documents to PDFshowEditor:rating
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SUPERAntiSpyware FreeSUPERAntiSpyware FreeFree find and remove adware and spywareshowEditor:rating
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PicPickPicPickFree capture and edit screen capturesshowEditor:rating
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FileZillaFileZillaFree Open Source FTP clientshowEditor:rating
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Auslogics Disk DefragAuslogics Disk DefragFree disk defragmentation toolshowEditor:rating
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WindscribeWindscribeFree VPN client to browse the web privatelyshowEditor:rating
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AutoRunsAutoRunsFree advanced startup managershowEditor:rating
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WordWebWordWebFree English thesaurus and dictionaryshowEditor:rating
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RecuvaRecuvaFree undelete files and foldersshowEditor:rating
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AudacityAudacityFree audio editor and sound recordershowEditor:rating
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Emsisoft Emergency KitEmsisoft Emergency KitFree portable malware removal kitshowEditor:rating
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Revo UninstallerRevo UninstallerFree uninstall and clean-up utilityshowEditor:rating
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AllDupAllDupFree find duplicate filesshowEditor:rating
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KeePass Password SafeKeePass Password SafeFree secure password managershowEditor:rating
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EverythingEverythingFree desktop search engineshowEditor:rating
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TixatiTixatiFree Bit Torrent download clientshowEditor:rating
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Free Download ManagerFree Download ManagerFree download accelerator and managershowEditor:rating
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StickiesStickiesFree sticky notes for your desktopshowEditor:rating
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TCPViewTCPViewFree view open TCP connectionsshowEditor:rating
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OpenOfficeOpenOfficeFree open source alternative to MS OfficeshowEditor:rating
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Image To PDF or XPSImage To PDF or XPSFree convert most image types to PDF documentsshowEditor:rating
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VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerFree media player and streaming servershowEditor:rating
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WinAuditWinAuditFree gather system information and audit reportsshowEditor:rating
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AvidemuxAvidemuxFree video editor for simple cutting and encodingshowEditor:rating
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FastStone Image ViewerFastStone Image ViewerFree full featured image viewershowEditor:rating
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FastStone Photo ResizerFastStone Photo ResizerFree resize and process your imagesshowEditor:rating
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QTranslateQTranslateFree translate any text between dozens of languagesshowEditor:rating
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mp3DirectCutmp3DirectCutFree Edit MP3 files without decompressionshowEditor:rating
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EraserEraserFree secure file deletionshowEditor:rating
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SterJo KeyFinderSterJo KeyFinderFree recover product keys from software and gamesshowEditor:rating
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BCTextEncoderBCTextEncoderFree encrypt text messages and emailsshowEditor:rating
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PDF-XChange ViewerPDF-XChange ViewerFree View and annotate PDF filesshowEditor:rating
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7GIF7GIFFree standalone player for animated GIF filesshowEditor:rating
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SpaceSnifferSpaceSnifferFree analyze disk space usageshowEditor:rating
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ImgBurnImgBurnFree CD/DVD/Blu-ray burningshowEditor:rating
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Puran File RecoveryPuran File RecoveryFree recover deleted or formatted filesshowEditor:rating
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PhotoFiltrePhotoFiltreFree photo editing and effectsshowEditor:rating
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PhrozenSoft VirusTotal UploaderPhrozenSoft VirusTotal UploaderFree upload files to VirusTotal for scanningshowEditor:rating
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PhotoscapePhotoscapeFree photo editing suiteshowEditor:rating
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DiffMergeDiffMergeFree visual file comparison toolshowEditor:rating
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VirusTotal UploaderVirusTotal UploaderFree check your files with VirusTotalshowEditor:rating
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JD Auto Speed TesterJD Auto Speed TesterFree test your internet connection speedshowEditor:rating
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7 Sticky Notes7 Sticky NotesFree virtual sticky notes for your desktopshowEditor:rating
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Free ViewerFree ViewerFree Powerful file opening utilityshowEditor:rating
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Folder Options XFolder Options XFree 3 useful tweaks for Windows ExplorershowEditor:rating
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TrueCryptTrueCryptFree create encrypted containers and drivesshowEditor:rating
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