Probably the Best Free Security List in the World

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17. System cleaning

17.1. Versatile cleanup tool:
RegRun Reanimator
UVK - Ultra Virus Killer
AutoClean
Identity Finder

17.2. Process killing:
APT
KillProcess
ProcX
ProcessKO
SuperF4
Kill Frozen Programs
Kill Process
Process Assassin
Task ForceQuit Pro
KillEmAll

17.3. File shredders:
Eraser EraserDrop Portable
Quick Erase
UltraShredder

File Shredder
Secure Wipe
Free File Wiper
WipeFile
TweakNow SecureDelete
Secure Eraser
Any File Remover
Blank And Secure
SDelete
Permanent File Delete
Moo0 File Shredder
Freeraser
Zer0
xShredder 
File and Directory – Scramble and Jettison 
Puran Permanent Delete
File Shredder (Kakasoft)
Securely 
Free Secure File Eraser 
more

17.4. Wipe deleted files:
Prevent restore
Moo0 Anti-Recovery
WipeSpace
Files Terminator Free

17.5. Hard disk wiping:
Darik's Boot & Nuke
Secure Erase - HDDErase
Active@ KillDisk
PC INSPECTOR™ e-maxx
Disk wipe
Roadkil's Disk Wipe
WipeDisk
MHDD
HDD Wipe Tool
Puran Wipe Disk
PC Disk Eraser
Hardwipe
EASIS Data Eraser

17.6. Ramdisk:
Dataram RAMDisk
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver
SoftPerfect RAM Disk 
Bond Disc 
VSuite Ramdisk
Gavotte Ramdisk
more

17.7. Versatile tool for removing infection traces at bootup:
BlitzBlank
Threat Killer

17.8. Unlocking files:
Unlocker 
LockHunter 
WhoLockMe
Tizer
Emco UnLock IT 
NoVirusThanks File Governor 
UnlockMe
How to check what process is your holding external device

17.9. File killing:
Pocket Killbox
FileASSASSIN
Avenger
Emco MoveOnBoot
Delete Doctor
FilExile
Reboot Delete File Ex 
Guide for killing files

17.10. Killing registry entries:
RegASSASSIN

17.11. Registry editing:
Registrar Registry Manager Lite
Regalyzer
RegSearch
RegistryViewer
Yet Another Registry Utility
Windows Registry Recovery 
Registry Commander
RegMagiK 
Run Regedit as SYSTEM to Solve Error While Deleting Key

17.12. System cleaning:
CCleaner  (CCEnhancer )
PrivaZer (Shellbag Analyzer & Cleaner )
Wise
DiskMax
BleachBit
TFC - Temp File Cleaner
Easy Cleaner
ATF-Cleaner
CleanUP!
FCleaner
KCleaner lite
Wipe
System Ninja
Browser Cleaner
Belvedere
Free Internet Eraser
Xleaner
OSPC
Ainvo Disk Cleaner
AppCleaner
FMS Temp File Cleanup
Moo0 Disk Cleaner
DrivePurge
Windisk
Sys Optimizer
Jet Clean
Eusing Free Internet Window Washer 
Empty Temp Folders
Windows Wiper
CleverCleaner
UnCleaner
FCorp Cleaner++
HLP Free PC Cleaner 
Puran Disk Cleaner
Puran Delete History
PureRa
DriveTidy
Cyber-D's Autodelete
WinPrefetchView
DisCleaner
Oshi Cleaner
Synei Disk Cleaner
Advanced Disk Cleaner
nCleaner
Auto Cleaner 

17.13. Duplicate cleaning:
AntiTwin
Duplicate Cleaner
Auslogics Duplicate File Finder
LookDisk
DupScout
SMF 
NoDupe
CloneSpy 
Duplicate & Same Files Searcher (Duplicate Searcher)
FileMany
Puran Duplicate File Finder
Image Comparator
Primitive Duplicate Finder
AllDup
MindGems Fast Duplicate File Finder 
Fastest Duplicate File Finder

17.14. Maintenance & Optimization:
WinUtilities
Glary utilities
Ashampoo WinOptimizer
360Amigo
Comodo system cleaner
TweakNow PowerPack
SlimCleaner
Eusing Cleaner
PowerTools Lite
Cleanup Assistant
JetBoost
Toolwiz Care
System Mechanic
Advanced Uninstaller PRO
Wise Care 365 Free
dMaintenance
Anti Tracks Free
Puran Utilities
EaseUS CleanGenius Free
EnhanceMy8
SystemNanny
Baidu PC Faster 
Synei System Utilities
JetClean
Kingsoft PC Doctor

17.15. Tweaking tools:
Mztweak
Ultimate Windows Tweaker
True System Security Tweaker
WinBubble
Advanced System Tweaker
TweakNow WinSecret
XdN Tweaker
Fresh UI
Quick Config
TweakIE9
EnhanceMySe7en
Windows 7 Little Tweaker
GIGATweaker
Tweak Me!
FCorp Tweakers
OpenWith Enhanced
Profile Relocator
Delprof2

17.16. Shell extensions:
ShellExView (ShellMenuView )
FileMenu Tools
Right Click Enhancer
Context Menu Editor
Moo0 RightClicker
MMM free
ShellNewHandler 

17.17. Uninstallers:
Revo uninstaller guide
Zsoft uninstaller
Add/Remove Pro
InstallRite
EMB uninstaller
UnInstall Cleaner
Comodo Programs Manager
Advanced Uninstaller FREE
Easy Uninstaller
Absolute Uninstaller
GeekUninstaller
Install Monitor review
Puran Uninstaller
Wise Program Uninstaller
Should I Remove It?
Windows App Boss
Simnet UnInstaller 

17.18. Uninstall Programs Packaged with Windows Installer in Safe Mode
SafeMSI
Raymond cc

17.19. Tracking registry and files changes when installing software:
Many here

17.20. MRU-list deleting:
MRU-Blaster

17.21. Removing unwanted (preinstalled) Windows software:
PC Decrapifier
Slimcomputer
Decrap
AV removal: Raymond: 1  2 
ESET List
WildersSecurity
AppRemover
AV Uninstall Tools Pack
Antivirus Remover 
Old versions of java: JavaRa
Old versions of Flash
.Net Framework Cleanup Tool
Office 2003, 2007, or 2010
Remove Office 2007,2010
OldChromeRemover
List of uninstallers

17.22. Disk defragging:
Toolwiz Smart Defrag
Auslogics
Microsoft: Windows 7 & SSD: defragmentation, SuperFetch, prefetch

17.23. Other:
ProEject
EjectUSB
USBOblivion
OpenedFilesView
Safely Delete Unused MSI and MST Files from Windows Installer Folder
Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter Tool Replaces MSICUU2
Dev Eject (Detect File Locking the USB Drive)
How to Allow the Uninstalling of Programs in Windows 7 Safe Mode

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by Home User on 6. September 2013 - 17:04  (110560)

*Antivirus Remover* Link is Not working!

Here, it is the correct Link:

[https://www.dropbox.com/s/o0kjx6drcxj8mc6/Antivirus%20Remover.exe?m]

by ako on 6. September 2013 - 18:40  (110563)

Thanks! Just in case: Virustotal: 0/47

by Home User on 1. September 2013 - 10:57  (110445)

For 'Section 21.0' of your List, ako...

Fix Windows problems with *Wise PC 1stAid*
[www.wisecleaner.com/wisepc1staid.html]

by ako on 1. September 2013 - 18:01  (110451)

Thanks, I'll check this :)

by Adrastos on 22. August 2013 - 9:37  (110255)

Thanks for such a great list of freeware and for all the work you guys do very appreciative.

by ako on 6. September 2013 - 18:43  (110564)

Thank you for your kind words :)

by Adrastos on 21. August 2013 - 12:05  (110235)

Hi all, I recently came across this freeware offering http://www.360safe.com/ Qihoo 360 and I seen it on here in one of the posts I forget where exactly might have been the best free security list or one of the sections, but anyhow it led me to check it out. I liked the latest results it got from Av-comparative as well scoring 99.0% with 0.2%user dependant and 0.8% compromised it was up there with Kaspersky, TrendMicro, and Bitdefender. Anyone have any input on this software?

I have also noticed that a few of the other Chinese offerings Kingsoft and Baidu seem to be very similar almost like they are a re-brand of the same product as they both have their own cloud features maybe they share resources or infrastructure and both use Avira engine. I like Qihoo 360 I have been testing it out seems to be fast and effective so far, I like Online armor so when I pick a AV I want it to work with Online armor. Qihoo 360 Internet security seems to be a bit different and more effective in the testing results as the other Chinese offerings. I am a fan of Bitdefender engine over Avira IMO.

by J_L on 21. August 2013 - 23:58  (110248)

Forgot to add it, since it was Chinese the whole time, thanks. Also Baidu replaced Kingsoft (which leads to a Chinese page), so I'll change that as well.

by ako on 7. August 2013 - 22:24  (109963)

Our wonderful editor vodomar has decided to end working for this list. I want to thank him for the excellent work he has done here!

We are lucky, however, that we still have another strong editor, namely J_L, working for this list.

by J_L on 8. August 2013 - 6:59  (109969)

Thank you for the praise, but it's really sad news. Hope vodomar's doing fine and just needs a break. I'll continue to try to keep the list relevant.

by MidnightCowboy on 8. August 2013 - 7:12  (109970)

My thanks also to vodomar. I'm sure many folks don't realize just how much work goes into maintaining this list and his contribution will be missed. MC - Site Manager.

by arsenaloyal on 7. August 2013 - 10:03  (109947)

I think you mean Defensewall by Softsphere when you say Defencewall ?

by ako on 7. August 2013 - 22:19  (109962)

Yes :) Thanks! It is extremely powerful, but only for 32-bit :(

by satrow on 5. August 2013 - 8:06  (109903)

Startup Sentinel is still at 0.3.x level, ie. early pre-release. Watch out for the download page, ensure you get the non-RK version!

Winpatrol free version is much better and smaller, too.

by ako on 7. August 2013 - 22:32  (109964)

Winpatrol (paid) is also my choice.

by drchetan5 on 29. July 2013 - 10:09  (109728)

My head started spinning and eyes started rolling after reading this loooong list. How shall I know how many of these I require?

by ako on 30. July 2013 - 12:55  (109762)

Well, you can look e.g. at: 25. My Choices and More

or

Our security wizard http://www.techsupportalert.com/SecWiz

by cyguyjg on 4. July 2013 - 18:40  (108976)

Perhaps I should know but why is MalwareBytes Free not listed? Thank you.

by MidnightCowboy on 4. July 2013 - 23:30  (108982)

It is listed. See 3.2. MC - Site Manager.

by cyguyjg on 5. July 2013 - 1:37  (108983)

Thanks. I guess I was looking at a different list. MB is my number 1 bullpen pitcher.

by Adrastos on 22. August 2013 - 9:43  (110256)

MB leads the league in strike outs... Next up. MB strikes them out... YOUR OUTTA HERE!

by MidnightCowboy on 5. July 2013 - 5:29  (108985)

No problem.

Visitors might look at our listing (and others here) and wonder where the free version is. It is common practice for vendors to have their commercial product page presented first because this is what they want to sell to you. The page we link to Malwarebytes is no exception but if you follow the links through from that page you will arrive at the free version download.

by NotSoSure on 4. July 2013 - 14:11  (108966)

In category #10, Sandboxing/Virtualization, under Rollback, the link for Comodo Time Machine has been useless for a long time. Comodo seems to have dropped that program long ago.

Please delete it from your list, or, if you can find it, provide a new link.

by ako on 4. July 2013 - 15:06  (108969)

Thanks! Removed.

by vodomar on 2. July 2013 - 13:39  (108904)

46 Things We've Learned From Facebook Studies
(Forbes)

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2013/06/21/46-things-weve-learne...

by vodomar on 20. June 2013 - 19:57  (108627)

KB2821895 Windows 8 x64 Update 06.11.2013 problem

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-windows_updat...

>>System File Checker finds corrupt files after installing KB2821895
(KB 2864252)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2864252

by vodomar on 16. June 2013 - 11:15  (108552)
by vodomar on 11. June 2013 - 7:37  (108457)

How to Be Secure on Facebook
(Kaspersky)

http://blog.kaspersky.com/facebook-security-infographic/

by vodomar on 7. June 2013 - 16:27  (108376)

What the NSA Spying Scandal Means for You
(Lifehacker)

http://lifehacker.com/what-the-nsa-spying-scandal-means-to-you-511808090

by vodomar on 6. June 2013 - 16:57  (108336)

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