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An awesome & curated list of best applications and tools for Windows.

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  • AIMP - 32 bit audio processing and multi-format playback. Freeware
  • Audacity - Free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • AudioNodes - Modular audio production suite with multi-track audio mixing, audio effects, parameter automation, MIDI editing, synthesis, cloud production, and more. Freeware
  • CDex - CD Ripper (French site, English program). Freeware
  • Dopamine - An audio player which tries to make organizing and listening to music as simple and pretty as possible. Freeware
  • Exact Audio Copy - Transfer files from your CDs to your PC in almost every format.Comes with some pretty nifty features too.
  • Foobar2000 - Free audio player for Windows, supports a wide range of audio formats and has a lot of cool features. Freeware
  • K-Lite Codecs - Collection of DirectShow filters, VFW/ACM codecs, and tools. Freeware
  • Kodi - Free and Open Source home theatre software. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Mixxx - Free DJ software that gives you everything you need to perform live mixes, veritable alternative to Traktor. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Musicbee - Like iTunes but better than iTunes.
  • MusicBrainz Picard - Picard is a cross-platform music tagger that looks up and rewrite metadata tags. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Qtractor - An Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Reaper - Lightweight application with deep feature set and $60 for individual, non-profit, or small business use.
  • Resonic - Fast and free audio player.
  • WACUP - An extension/improvement to Winamp, providing bugfixes and more features such as a better MOD player and YouTube support. Freeware
  • Winamp - Music player capable of playing MP3s, MP2s, WAVs, VOCs and MIDI files. Freeware

Chat Clients

  • Caprine - An elegant Facebook Messenger desktop app. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Discord - Discord is a free voice and text chat client for gamers and non-gamers alike. You can use it from your browser and it's available on iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux. Freeware
  • Hexchat - IRC client based on XChat Open-Source Software Freeware
  • LimeChat - Instant messaging application. Freeware
  • mIRC - An Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client.
  • Quassel - Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Riot - A decentralised encrypted comms app for the ecosystem. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Telegram - A messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s super fast, simple and free. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Waow - Awesome WhatsApp Web Client to deliver you the best WhatsApp experience. Freeware
  • Franz - A messaging app for WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Slack, Telegram and many many more. Open-Source Software Freeware


  • 7-Zip - Open source Windows utility for manipulating archives. Formats 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR are supported fully, other formats can be unpacked. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Bandizip - A lightweight, fast and free All-In-One Zip Archiver. Freeware
  • PeaZip - Archiver and file compressor. Extract 7Z CAB ISO RAR TAR ZIP archive files. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Riot - Compress images either by file size or by many other image attributes. Freeware
  • WinRAR - A powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files.


  • 7+ Taskbar Tweaker - Allows to customize and extend Windows taskbar functionality with various productivity enhancements. Freeware
  • Classic Start - Use Start Menu and Explorer like it's 2000. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Clover - Add multi-tab functionality to Windows Explorer. Freeware
  • EarTrumpet - Per application volume control from the system tray. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • QTTabBar - Extends Explorer by tabs and extra folder views. Freeware
  • Rainmeter - Rainmeter allows you to display customizable skins on your desktop, from hardware usage meters to fully functional audio visualizers. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Search Deflector - A small program that redirects searches made from the Windows Start Menu or Cortana to whatever browser and search engine you prefer. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • TranslucentTB - Make your Windows task bar transparent. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Windows 10 Login Background Changer - Lets you change the Windows 10 login screen background. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • ZBar - If you use multiple monitors, it lets you display a separate taskbar on each monitor.

Data Recovery

  • Data Rescue - Comprehensive and professional Hard drive recovery software that can recover your photos, videos, documents.
  • Ontrach EasyRecovery - Has filtering tools to help sort the large amount of data the software can recover.
  • PartitionGuru | Eassos Recovery - Data recovery with partition recovery. Freeware
  • Recuva - Recover your deleted files quickly and easily.
  • Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery - Remote recovery option to recover data from another computer over a network.
  • TestDisk - Powerful free data recovery software primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again.

Developer Tools

  • Cacher - Cloud-based, team-enabled code snippet manager with Gist sync, VSCode/Atom/Sublime packages and full-featured web client.
  • DB Browser for SQLite - High quality, visual, open source tool to create, design, and edit database files compatible with SQLite Open-Source Software
  • ExtendsClass - Online tools for developers (REST/SOAP clients, SQLite browser, Regex tester, XPath tester) Freeware
  • Fiddler - Web debugging proxy.
  • FileZilla - FTP, FTPS and SFTP client. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Fork - A fast & friendly Git client for Windows (and Mac). Freeware
  • Git Extensions - A powerful and easy to use UI for Git. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • GitHub Desktop - GitHub Desktop is an open source Electron-based GitHub app. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • GitKraken - A beautiful, cross-platform Git client. Freeware
  • HeidiSQL - Powerful and easy client for MySQL, MariaDB, Microsoft SQL Server and PostgreSQL.
  • HTTP Toolkit - HTTP debugging & mocking tool. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • I'm Only Resting -A feature-rich WinForms-based HTTP client Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Insomnia - A modern REST client with a beautiful interface. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Keylord Cross-platform GUI client for Redis, LevelDB and Memcached key-value databases.
  • Mamp - Local server environment. Freeware
  • Meld - A visual diff and merge tool. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • NSudo - A Powerful System Administration Tool. Open-Source Software
  • Open Server - Portable server platform and software environment (like MAMP, XAMPP, WAMP and very user friendly). Freeware
  • Pixie - A simple color picker for developers.
  • pngquant - Apply lossy compression on PNG files with or wi
  • PostgreSQL Database - A comprehensive list of tools.
  • Postman - REST client with intuitive user interface to send requests, save responses, add tests, and create workflows.
  • Process Explorer - A powerful task manager. Freeware
  • Process Hacker - Excellent full blown task manager.
  • Process Monitor- A sysinternal tool shows real-time file system, Registry, network and process/thread activity. Freeware
  • RazorSQL - A GUI for managing SQLite databases which requires major work.
  • Redis Desktop Manager Cross-platform open source Redis DB management tool.
  • Robo 3T - A lightweight GUI for MongoDB enthusiasts.
  • SourceTree - A free Git & Mercurial client.
  • Sql Wave - A MySQL database manager.
  • SSLyog - A powerful MySQL administration tool
  • TailBlazer - A small fast tool for browsing through logs Open-Source Software Freeware
  • TortoiseGit - Git client with full shell integration. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Tower - Tower - the most powerful Git client for Mac and Windows.
  • Vagrant - A tool for building and managing virtual machines. Open-Source Software
  • Velocity - Offline API Documentation Tool. (like Dash for macOS)
  • Visual Studio Code - Lightweight Source Code Editor. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Visual Studio - Ultimate Microsoft Developer Tool.
  • Wamp - Web development environment.
  • WinSCP - Free open source SFTP, FTP, WebDAV and SCP client. Freeware
  • Wireshark - A network protocol analyzer. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • WMI Explorer - Provides the ability to browse and view WMI namespaces/classes/instances/properties in a single pane of view. Open-Source Software
  • Xampp - Apache driven web development environment. Freeware
  • Xftp 5 - Flexible and lightweight SFTP/FTP client. Freeware
  • Zsh - A powerful command line shell. Open-Source Software Freeware


  • FreeOffice - FreeOffice is a complete office suite with a word processor, a spreadsheet application and a presentation program – all compatible with their counterparts in Microsoft Office. Freeware
  • LibreOffice - Open source office suite. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Microsoft Office - Microsoft's own productivity suite.
  • NitroPDF - The best PDF Reader you'll ever get.
  • OnlyOffice - The most complete and feature-rich office and productivity suite. Freeware
  • OpenOffice - Software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Sumatra PDF - PDF, ePub, MOBI, CHM, XPS, DjVu, CBZ, CBR reader. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • WPS Office - The perfect free office software Freeware

E-Book Utilities

  • Bookviser - Awesome application for Windows 8 devices to read eBooks in a simple way. Freeware
  • Calibre - Powerful software for e-book management and conversion. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • kobo - Incredibly ugly but powerful software for ebook management and conversion. Freeware


  • Mailbird - IMAP and POP3 email client, featuring customization, complete touch support and multiple language support.
  • Mailspring - A fast and maintained fork of Nylas Mail, built on modern web technologies. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Nylas Mail - An extensible desktop mail app built on the modern web. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Postbox - The Power Email App
  • Thunderbird - Email client with minimalistic design. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • BlueMail - beautifully designed, powerful and easy to use email app if you're looking for cross-platform functionality.


  • 0 A.D. - A free, open-source real-time strategy game of ancient warfare. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Awesome Games - List of games hosted on Github. Freeware
  • Freeciv - A Free and Open Source empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Godot Engine - Free and open source game engine. Easy to get started and flexible for intermediate users. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • GOG - DRM-free game store with a lot of old games but also has a rich collection of new games.
  • - Install, update and play indie games. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • LuaStudio - Free game development tool/engine. Create games and other graphic focused apps on Windows using Lua/LuaJIT programming language. Export them to many platforms including iOS, Android and Mac.
  • Origin - Like Steam, but for EA.
  • Steam - Largest online video game retailer. Desktop app allows you to organise your library of games and play them at any time. But you already knew that.
  • Unity - Free game engine. Easy to pick up and use with a number of tutorials.
  • Unreal Engine - Another free game engine. Lots of documentation and easier to pick up, but you pay 5% royalties to Unreal when you make money from UE-based games.
  • Warsow - Free & fast-paced FPS game for Windows. Freeware


  • Blender - Fully-featured extensible cross-platform 3D content suite. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Gimp - Open source image editor. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Inkscape - Inkscape is a professional vector graphics editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Krita - Krita is a professional FREE and open source painting program. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • MapTiler - MapTiler generates zoomable raster maps from images in user-defined coordinate system. Freeware
  • - how can you live without Freeware

Text Editors

  • Atom - A hackable text editor for the 21st Century. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Brackets - A modern, open source text editor that understands web design. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • GVim - (G)Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Light Table - A customizable editor with instant feedback and showing data values flow through your code. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Neovim - literally the future of vim Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Notepad++ - A source code editor which supports several programming languages. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Notepad2 - Tiny and fast Notepad replacement with many useful features. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Oni - Modern Modal Editing - powered by Neovim Open-Source Software Freeware
  • SpaceVim - A community-driven vim distribution Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Sublime Text 3 - The sophisticated text editor.
  • Visual Studio Code - Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Open-Source Software Freeware


  • Android Studio - The official IDE for Android based on the IntelliJ platform. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • CLion - Smart cross-platform IDE for C/C++ that uses CMake as a build system.
  • Eclipse - A powerful IDE. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • IntelliJ IDEA - A modern Java IDE with free community edition. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • NetBeans IDE - A free and open-source IDE. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • PhpStorm - Lightning-smart PHP IDE with major frameworks support.
  • PyCharm - Python IDE for professional developers with free community edition. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Rider - A cross-platform .NET/Mono IDE.
  • RubyMine - An intelligent Ruby IDE that supports many modern frameworks.
  • Visual Studio - Microsofts official IDE. Supports a multitude of languages via plugins.
  • WebStorm - A smart JavaScript IDE that uses the full power of the modern JavaScript ecosystem.

Online Storage

  • Box - Ability to sync more than 100,000 files and supporting both special characters in file names and file paths longer than 256 characters.
  • Dropbox -Simple, elegant and versatile (PC, Macs, Android...) cloud storage solution.
  • Google Drive - Cloud storage solution deeply integrated in the Google ecosystem.
  • pCloud - A swiss based privacy first cloud provider. Also offers one time payment lifetime plans.
  • Sync - Encrypted file storage that stores all files in canadian datacenters
  • Mega - Encrypted file storage.
  • Mozy
  • OneDrive - Best cloud storage solution for Windows users.


  • Arq - Backs up your files to your own cloud account (Amazon Cloud Drive, AWS, Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Cloud Storage, OneDrive, and SFTP).
  • Bvckup 2 - Light, versatile data replication software.
  • Duplicati - Free backup software to store encrypted backups online For Windows, macOS and Linux. Open-Source Software Freeware


  • Aperture Control - Windows environment automation tool with a number of premade recipes and examples available. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • AutoHotkey - The ultimate automation scripting language for Windows. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Chocolatey - A package manager for Windows.
  • Cold Turkey - The only blocker for distracting websites that actually works. (even doesn't let you uninstall it when blocking is active).
  • CommandTrayHost - A Command Line program monitor systray for Windows. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • CopyQ - Clipboard manager with advanced features. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Ditto - Clipboard manager.
  • Easy Window Switcher - Switch between application instances, fast.
  • Everything - The fastest file/folder search tool by name.
  • - A free multi purpose customizable and light-weight launcher. Freeware
  • f.lux - Automatically adjust your computer screen to match lighting. Freeware
  • File Juggler - Organize files automatically. Monitor folders and execute actions like rename, delete, unzip and more. Finds dates in PDFs and much more.
  • Inkdrop - The note-taking app for Markdown lovers.
  • KatMouse - Utility that enables "universal scrolling" in Windows: scrolling does not need the window to be active/clicked first (i.e. how it works in macOS and Linux) Freeware
  • Keypirinha - A fast launcher for keyboard ninjas on Windows. You can think of Keypirinha as an alternative to Launchy and a cousin of Alfred. Freeware
  • Launchy - The Open Source Keystroke Launcher. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Listary - Keep files at your fingertips. An unique search utility.
  • Luna - Automatic dark mode for Windows 10.
  • MultiCommander - File Manager for Professionals. Freeware
  • Ninite - The easiest, fastest way to update or install software. Freeware
  • One Commander - File manager featuring miller columns and dual-pane views. Freeware
  • Scoop - A command-line installer for Windows. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Simplenote - Simple cross-platform note taking app with cloud-based syncing. Freeware
  • Taskade - Smart task lists with real-time cross-platform syncing and team collaboration. Freeware
  • Total Commander - The best file manager for Windows.
  • WordWeb - A very good English dictionary for windows. Freeware
  • Wox - An effective launcher for windows. Open-Source Software Freeware


  • Alacritty - A cross-platform, GPU-accelerated terminal emulator Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Babun - Alternative Windows shell based on Cygwin. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Cmder - Console emulator package with clink shell. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • ColorTool - Set custom color schemes for the Windows Console with support for iTerm color schemes.
  • ConEmu - Customizable terminal with tabs, splits, quake-style and more.
  • ConsoleZ - Modified version of Console 2 for a better experience and a better visual rendering.
  • FluentTerminal - A Terminal Emulator based on UWP and web technologies.
  • Hyper - A terminal built on web technologies. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Kitty - advanced Putty (SSH and telnet client).
  • MobaXterm - Xserver and tabbed SSH client.
  • mRemoteNG - The next generation of mRemote, open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • MTPuTTY - Multi-Tabbed PuTTY.
  • Putty - SSH and telnet client.
  • Terminus - modern, highly configurable terminal app based on web technologies. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Windows Terminal - Microsoft's official new terminal for Windows. Open-Source Software Freeware


  • A-Z of Windows Terminal Commands
  • Acrosync - The only native rsync client for Windows (no cygwin required). It supports automatic uploads on file changes and incremental hourly backups.
  • AddToSendTo - This script lets you add your favorite Folder to Send To option, when you right-click. Open-Source Software
  • Advanced Renamer - Advanced batch renaming program, with support for renaming based on GPS data from images, ID3 tags from music files, TV show data and regular expressions. Freeware
  • Bandicam - Recording software allowing easy video recording of both desktop and 3D apps simultaneously.
  • Carnac - The easiest way to record keystrokes during any screen recording.
  • CleanMyPC - A clean computer in no time.
  • CPU-Z - A free all-in-one CPU monitoring tool. Freeware
  • Econap - Prevent sleep mode while your system is busy. Freeware
  • Ext2Fsd - Open source ext3/4 file system driver for Windows. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • ExifCleaner - Remove exif metadata from images and videos with drag and drop. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Far - File and Archive manager. Clone of the Norton Commander. Open-Source Software
  • FileOptimizer - A lossless file size optimizer supporting a wide array of formats.
  • Fraps- Video game capture screen recorder that can be used with all games using DirectX or OpenGL technology.
  • FreeFileSync - An easy backup solution for files and folders, It supports mirroring/two way sync/update between source and destination.
  • fselect - Command-line tool to search files with SQL-like queries.
  • Glary Utilities - Provides many more advanced features which are non existent in ccleaner.
  • GPU-Z - A free all-in-one GPU monitoring tool. Freeware
  • Greenshot - Take and crop screenshots directly on the screen. Open-Source Software
  • HTTrack- Offline browser utility, allowing you to download a website from the Internet to a local directory. Open-Source Software
  • HWMonitor - A hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors : voltages, temperatures, fans speed.
  • IrfanView - A very fast, small, compact and innovative graphic viewer for Windows.
  • LICEcap - Animated screen captures and save them directly to .GIF
  • LightBulb - Reduces eyestrain by adjusting gamma based on the current time
  • Link Shell Extension - Create symlinks from Explorer.
  • PowerPlanSwitcher - Provides a quick UI for switching power schemas & automatic switch on AC-plug-in on Windows10. Open-Source Software
  • Process Explorer - Discover which program has a particular file or directory open. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.
  • qBittorrent - Free and reliable P2P Bittorrent client.
  • Retroshare - A platform for secure communications and file sharing between friends. Open-Source Software
  • rimraf - A deep deletion module for node. Help to delete files and folders with very long paths
  • Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way.
  • SDelete - A command line utility that can securely delete a file, or clean the slack space.
  • SetToStartup - This script will help you to add your favorite programs or self made scripts/folders to startup. Open-Source Software
  • ShareX- Lets you take screenshots or screencasts of any selected area with a single key. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Snipping Tool / Snip & Sketch - Windows 10 utility to easily capture and edit selected area in screen.
  • SDelete - A command line utility that can securely delete a file, or clean the slack space.
  • SetToStartup - This script will help you to add your favorite programs or self made scripts/folders to startup. Open-Source Software
  • ShareX- Lets you take screenshots or screencasts of any selected area with a single key. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • SpaceMonger - A graphical utility to display folders and files in blocks relative to their disk usage.
  • Speccy -Detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer.
  • SpeedCrunch - The best and only calculator you'll need, completely stripped down of unnecessary UI clutter. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Sysinternals Suite - Tool suite by Mark Russinovich that provides access to Windows internals for troubleshooting: processes, physical ports, disk activity etc.
  • ueli - A powerful keystroke launcher for Windows.
  • SpeedCrunch - The best and only calculator you'll need, completely stripped down of unnecessary UI clutter. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Sysinternals Suite - Tool suite by Mark Russinovich that provides access to Windows internals for troubleshooting: processes, physical ports, disk activity etc.
  • Unlocker - Unlock files Windows won't let you delete
  • Waltr - Transfer any movie or music file to your iPhone w/o iTunes.
  • WinDirStat - It is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup too.
  • Windows 10 Login Screen Changer - Changes the Windows 10 Login Screen Background. Open-Source Software
  • winreg-cli - Command line tool with a fluent API for modifying Windows registry. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • WizTree - Excellent, small utility application allows users to quickly find large files on a hard drive. Freeware
  • Yacy - A general search engine by corporations of people, including the search web page, general crawlers, indexing, and ranking functions.Open-Source Software
  • ZeroNet - A decentralized web. Open-Source Software
  • ZoomIt - It is a screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations. It runs unobtrusively in the tray and activates with customizable hotkeys to zoom in on an area of the screen, move around while zoomed, and draw on the zoomed image.

Proxy and VPN Tools

  • Algo - Personal IPSEC VPN in the cloud.


  • DaVinci Resolve - Professional video creation software for editing, visual effects, color correction, and audio post production. Freeware
  • HandBrake - High performance video encoding and conversion tools with a nice GUI. Open-Source Software
  • K-Lite Codecs - Collection of DirectShow filters, VFW/ACM codecs, and tools.
  • mpv - Media player. Open-Source Software
  • Olive Video Editor - Open source cross-platform non-linear video editor. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Open Broadcaster Software - Free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. Open-Source Software
  • PotPlayer - Multimedia player with a wide collection of codecs which also offers extensive configuration options for users.
  • ScreenToGif - ScreenToGif allows you to record a selected area of your screen and save it as a gif or video. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Shotcut - Open source cross-platform video editor. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • SMPlayer - Multimedia player that can save different preferences for any single video. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • VLC - Multimedia player and framework that plays DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Videotape - Video player for windows 10 focused on simplicity with a beautiful and easy to use interface.


Windows 10 Setup

Windows 8.1 Setup


  • Acrylic DNS Proxy - A local DNS proxy which caches the responses coming from your DNS servers and helps you fight unwanted ads through a custom HOSTS file. Freeware
  • AdwCleaner - Free removal tool for adware, PUP/LPI, Toolbars and Hijacker. Freeware
  • Bitdefender - Best outright protection against malware.
  • Cryptomator - Free client-side encryption for your cloud files. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Disable Data Logging - Make Windows 10 more private and safe. Freeware
  • ENCRYPTO - Encrypt your files in an elegant way. Freeware
  • GlassWire - Network security monitoring tool and analyzer that visualizes your network activity.
  • IIS Crypto - A utility for configuring encryption protocols, cyphers, hashing methods, and key exchanges for Windows components (eg TLS/AES/SHA for Remote Desktop)
  • KeePass - Free, open-source, easy-to-use password manager. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • Malwarebytes - protects from dangerous threats that antivirus doesn't. Freeware
  • NetLimiter - Internet traffic control and monitoring tool. Freeware
  • SpyBot - Search and destroy malware, spyware and viruses. Freeware
  • System Explorer - An enhanced task manager with support for monitoring and modifying system processes, start-up programs, system services, drivers, shell extensions, and more.
  • Tor Project - Enable anonymous communication. Open-Source Software Freeware
  • UnChecky - automatically unchecks unrelated offers from installers.
  • VeraCrypt - VeraCrypt is a free open source disk encryption software for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. Open-Source Software
  • Viscosity - Fully-featured OpenVPN client, ready for enterprise deployment. Freeware
  • Windows 10 Paranoid's Guide


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