Tools for Windows

Tools for Windows

Here are a few useful free tools to help your Windows device, or help you know more about your Windows device. Click the images for larger screenshots. They're in no particular order. If you're looking for all types of software, you can visit Windows Store, or for freeware - FileHippo.

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As mentioned in Computer Maintenance, the very popular CCleaner is a quick and easy way to clean up your PC and create more space on your drive.

CCleaner - Tools for Windows


WinDirStat lets you see which files and file types are taking up what space and where.

WinDirStat - Tools for Windows


GetFoldersize also lets you analyze the disk space on your PC hard drive.

GetFoldersize - Tools for Windows


CPU-Z gives you lots of information about your system, including real-time monitoring of CPU and memory frequencies (speeds).

CPU-Z - Tools for Windows

Network Speed Test

Network Speed Test is a quick and simple-to-use app for checking your internet connection speed.

Network Speed Test - Tools for Windows


Eraser is an advanced security tool for Windows, which allows you to remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it.

Eraser - Tools for Windows


RealTemp is a temperature monitoring program for Intel single Core, Dual Core, Quad Core and Core i7 processors.

RealTemp - Tools for Windows


Rufus is a quick and easy-to-use app for creating a bootable USB drive.

Rufus - Tools for Windows

AnTuTu Benchmark v6

AnTuTu Benchmark is a benchmarking app to help you test your PC's performance and ranking, and compare it to other devices.

AnTuTu Benchmark v6 - Tools for Windows


AIDA64 lists the different components of your PC. If you're curious about things like what CPU you have or who makes your video chip, then try AIDA64.

AIDA64 - Tools for Windows


Speccy is one of the original apps for checking to see what's inside your PC.

Speccy - Tools for Windows


Recuva can help you recover files which have accidentally been deleted - so long as they haven't been written over. For similar recovery apps, see here.

Recuva - Tools for Windows

Secunia PSI

Secunia PSI - The Secunia Personal Software Inspector can automatically scan your PC, and update, or tell you which apps need updating.

Secunia PSI - Tools for Windows

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