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Whats a good Cocktail?

By John_4 ·
So where I work we use what we call the Cocktail when we reinstall an operating system, or just when we build a system, and we are trying to make it the best group of software we can get, I will list all of the things we use and why we use them, and if you have anything you think we should change or if there is something out there that you don't think I don't know about PLEASE post!! (all software in our cocktail is FREEWARE)

1. Mozilla Firefox - Internet Browsing
2. Adobe Reader/Player - Self Explanatory
3. OpenOffice - Free MS Word
4. VLC Media Player - the codec/good player
5. AVG - Anti Virus
6. ADAWARE - Anti Adaware
7. Spybot - Anti Spyware
8. Malwarebytes - antimalware/scan and remove viruses

Once again if you know of any other good things, please post!!

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RE: Whats a good Cocktail?

by jay.okane In reply to Whats a good Cocktail?

I always add
CDBurner XP - http://cdburnerxp.se/
Don't let the name fool you. It works very well on 2000 / XP / Vista and 7

7-Zip - http://www.7-zip.org/
Great light-weight compression tool. Also handy for extracting ISO images

Primo PDF - http://www.primopdf.com/index.aspx
PDF creator.

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Not offered as cocktail

by John_4 In reply to RE: Whats a good Cocktail ...

CD burnerxp is offered, thanks i forgot to list it, but we offer the adobe for pdf

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Couple

by IC-IT In reply to Not offered as cocktail

Irfanview or Picasso
Primo PDF (creates not just reads like Adobe Reader).

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FoxIt

by John_4 In reply to Couple

One of the other Techs here suggested FoxIt, any comments

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I find it preferable to Adobe because ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to FoxIt

With Adobe you've got between 60MB and 95MB for the footprint.

Foxit (including both the Reader and the Editor) gives a footprint of LESS than 5MB.

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i'm fond of

by PurpleSkys Moderator In reply to Whats a good Cocktail?

superantispyware and ccleaner as well

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Thanks

by John_4 In reply to i'm fond of

ah yes, we use ccleaner for clean up after repair, but we don't leave it on the machine, and is superantispyware better than spybot?

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not necessarily better

by PurpleSkys Moderator In reply to Thanks

as opposed to different...most of those programs will scan for different things...spybot looks for bots, keyloggers, etc where superantispyware looks for other forms of spyware...and I keep ccleaner, use it to clear my history and temp files once a week instead of having to do it manually (I'm lazy )

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Different?

by John_4 In reply to not necessarily better

So do SuperAntiSpyware and Spybot search for the same thing?

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after doing a bit of research

by PurpleSkys Moderator In reply to Different?

popular consensous is that superantispyware is the better product...i did a google search http://www.google.com/search?q=superantispyware+vs+spybot&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1 i personally will be keeping spybot because i like it, but i like superantispyware too...so...personal preference i suppose

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