Best free software for Windows | Recommendation from System Administrator 2019

UPDATED 16/06/2019! The list of free Windows programs I recommend to everyone is actually some kind of an internal reminder: Which free software you can install on a newly installed Windows? It happens sometimes, that I just miss some program and I miss my phone (I have a list of default programs on my phone as a reminder, because I’m a hardbreak-geek-digitizer 🙂 so it’s good to have something like this on the blog, and it will help someone who is not informed about what to use – and to be good software.

I still see on home users computers software like cracked Nero with who knows what kind of viruses or backdoor, and on the other hand we have an excellent replacement on free softwares like CD Burner XP or InfraRecorder, or I see cracked DaemonTools and you have excellent VirtualCloneDrive (I can do alternative listing until tomorrow) …

On the list are only programs that I’ve worked with for a long time and it’s proven rom my side – they are excellent, both to mine and on users computers where I installed them so that they are in fact the best free programs for me and which I recommend to everyone – it’s nor some official list…it’s list exclusively based by mine and later other users experience.


Video Player: POT Player
Audio Player: AIMP Player
Picture Viewer: Fast Stone Image Viewer
Screen capture tool: PicPick
Video editor: Avidemux
More advanced photo editing: GIMP
Vector graphics: Inkscape


Antivirus: Qihoo 360 Total Security
Malware Scanner: MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
Firewall: Comodo Firewall


Web browser: Firefox
Email client: Mozilla Thunderbird
Download manager: Free Download Manager
Cloud based note taking: Evernote
VOIP: Zoom, Skype and Viber
Cloud storage: Yandex.Disk
BitTorent client: qBittorrent


Registry Cleaner: Wise Registry Cleaner Portable
Data encryption and security: VeraCrypt
File recovery: Recuva
DVD emulator: Virtual Clone Drive
Process monitoring: Process Explorer
Partition management: EASEUS Partition Master (Home Edition)
System imaging: CloneZilla (and TuxBoot for installation on USB flash)


File Achiever: 7-zip
Password and confidential data keeping: KeePass Password Safe
CD/DVD Burner: CDBurner XP
Office software: LibreOffice
PDF reader: Foxit Reader
Advanced Uninstaler: Revo Uninstaler Free
Disk usage statistics: WinDirStat
Screen recording: ActivePresenter
Startup and scheduled process monitoring for Windows: Autoruns
Mass photo editing: Fast Stone Image Resizer
PDF creator: PDF Creator
Telnet/SSH client: WinSSHTerm
(S)FTP client: WinSCP
VPN client: OpenVPN client
Text editor: Notepad++
Remote desktop: TightVNC
All-In-One Web server: WAMP
Virtual machines: VirtualBox
Optionally: Java, Flash Player
Phone-on-PC monitoring: Pushbullet
Controling of PC from phone: Unified Remote

Windows 10 specific software

Windows 10 bloatware remover: 10AppsManager
Windows 10 spyware remover: O&O ShutUp10


This list is live list and I’ll change from time-to-time when I find some better programs that are not on this list. As I said, the list is quite useful for a clean installation of an operating system where in one place you have everything you need and enough to download