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What are the best free PC programs?

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    Juan Santos
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I've always used HP laptops and my experience has always been positive. Plus, they are good-looking computers if that matter to you at all"
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      Alan Vasquez
      Written on March 25, 2017
      "Tired of Safari? Don't like microsofts internet program? Google Chrome is the best mobile internet program out there. Safely integrate themes and extensions with this free program and find yourself porting your favorites across all your platforms with a single sign on."
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      Alan Vasquez
      Written on March 25, 2017
      "Tired of Safari? Don't like microsofts internet program? Google Chrome is the best mobile internet program out there. Safely integrate themes and extensions with this free program and find yourself porting your favorites across all your platforms with a single sign on."
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      Jordan Rodriguez
      Written on May 9, 2017
      "free internet browser from google"
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      Anna Carr
      Written on April 18, 2017
      "I've used many different anti-virus programs on various platforms. Being a programmer; security is very important to me. I haven't found a better anti-virus than AVG for use with my PC's. Its completey un-trackable, un-hackable, unbreakable and secures your VPN....honestly what more could you ask for."
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      Anna Carr
      Written on April 18, 2017
      "I've used many different anti-virus programs on various platforms. Being a programmer; security is very important to me. I haven't found a better anti-virus than AVG for use with my PC's. Its completey un-trackable, un-hackable, unbreakable and secures your VPN....honestly what more could you ask for."
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      Hugo Barron
      Written on January 13, 2017
      "AVG started as very good product, but it has evolved into software of dubious value. The android app seems like it is packed with things you don't need and exists only to grab revenue from customers and sap the battery life of your phone."
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      Brian Lee
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "At some point everyone has experienced difficulty playing audio/video files. VLC media player ends that difficulty. It is able to play almost all types of file formats easily. Quick download amd very simple to use."
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      Brian Lee
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "At some point everyone has experienced difficulty playing audio/video files. VLC media player ends that difficulty. It is able to play almost all types of file formats easily. Quick download amd very simple to use."
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      Richard Cooper
      Written on April 10, 2017
      "The VLC media player is a great help for me that helps me view content. I use it almost everyday to view files I wouldn't normally be able to."
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      Amber Delgado
      Written on February 18, 2017
      "App is what I have been looking for I especially appreciate that it is totally free, has no ads, no in-app-purchases, no spying. Love it."
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      Marie Morales
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "There are a few browsers that always hit the top of the popularity lists, and Firefox is definitely one of the big names. It's a great browser, and not only for just browsing. If you're a frontend developer, their dev tools are really extensive and extremely useful. The look and feel is a little more quick and breezy than other browsers, and it's no memory hog like some of the other big names. If you're a Chrome person, you should try it just for a day and see if it doesn't make you want to switch!"
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      Marie Morales
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "There are a few browsers that always hit the top of the popularity lists, and Firefox is definitely one of the big names. It's a great browser, and not only for just browsing. If you're a frontend developer, their dev tools are really extensive and extremely useful. The look and feel is a little more quick and breezy than other browsers, and it's no memory hog like some of the other big names. If you're a Chrome person, you should try it just for a day and see if it doesn't make you want to switch!"
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      Zeng He
      Written on March 16, 2017
      "I like to use free software whenever I can, and Firefox makes the search much easier. Not only is the basic web browser software free, but it gives you access to thousands of high-quality add-ons developed by its open-source community. It's a great jumping off point into a world of free software."
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      Sara Simmons
      Written on April 28, 2017
      "Firefox is one of my favorite browsers. If find it to be fast and reliable."
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      Juan Ortiz
      Written on July 16, 2017
      "CCleaner honestly does a great job in helping me with my problems finding free PC programs that have certain utility functions. It helps you remove temporary and unnecessary files, and it boosts your performance by a noticeable amount. It's one of the first programs I install on a fresh machine. Be sure to review the settings before you use it though - you might not want to delete certain browser and Windows Explorer-related data that it recommends you remove by default."
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      Juan Ortiz
      Written on July 16, 2017
      "CCleaner honestly does a great job in helping me with my problems finding free PC programs that have certain utility functions. It helps you remove temporary and unnecessary files, and it boosts your performance by a noticeable amount. It's one of the first programs I install on a fresh machine. Be sure to review the settings before you use it though - you might not want to delete certain browser and Windows Explorer-related data that it recommends you remove by default."
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      Yan Fu
      Written on March 31, 2017
      "I feel like CCleaner is pretty much necessary at this point to prevent the endless cruft that computers end up filled with. It's reasonably like, it works, and it's surprisingly easy to use considering how powerful it is."
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      Jerry Black
      Written on May 20, 2017
      "CCleaner is a really good program for cleaning up those extra files on your pc. I have used it for a while and haven't found anything that works better. It deletes all the temp files and does it pretty quickly."
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      Frances Perez
      Written on March 22, 2017
      "I never have enough memory on my phone so I especially love that bitdefender runs in the cloud rather than storing lots of antivirus fixes on your phone wich can affect the memory and battery life. That feature alone makes it number one in my opinion."
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      Frances Perez
      Written on March 22, 2017
      "I never have enough memory on my phone so I especially love that bitdefender runs in the cloud rather than storing lots of antivirus fixes on your phone wich can affect the memory and battery life. That feature alone makes it number one in my opinion."
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      Arnav Pawar
      Written on June 1, 2017
      "it really helped me out. it keeps my phone free of viruses."
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      Scott Wells
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "a great security tool"
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      Alexander Vargas
      Written on January 7, 2017
      "I love OpenOffice. I use it all the time. I first downloaded it over a decade ago when it was run by Sun and used to harvest code for their StarOffice suite. I still use it today, instead of Word. I've converted pretty much everyone I work with. It's a bit clunkier than Word, but the money savings are worth it."
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      Alexander Vargas
      Written on January 7, 2017
      "I love OpenOffice. I use it all the time. I first downloaded it over a decade ago when it was run by Sun and used to harvest code for their StarOffice suite. I still use it today, instead of Word. I've converted pretty much everyone I work with. It's a bit clunkier than Word, but the money savings are worth it."
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      Matthew Sanders
      Written on February 27, 2017
      "i think its a brilliant idea"
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      Samuel Richards
      Written on April 9, 2017
      "If you're like me and cringe at the cost of photoshop, then Gimp is a great alternative. It has all the necessities to make great digital artwork and images, try it out before making the photoshop plunge!"
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      Samuel Richards
      Written on April 9, 2017
      "If you're like me and cringe at the cost of photoshop, then Gimp is a great alternative. It has all the necessities to make great digital artwork and images, try it out before making the photoshop plunge!"
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      Chirag Pawar
      Written on June 24, 2017
      "Gimp allows me to edit image files without having to spend a fortune on a retail program that does the same thing. I have used it on Windows and Linux. Both versions work exceptionally well."
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      Madison Williamson
      Written on April 20, 2017
      "Audacity is one of the best sound programs I have ever used. It is so easy to manipulate a track in this interface and I doubt I will ever use a different program."
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      Madison Williamson
      Written on April 20, 2017
      "Audacity is one of the best sound programs I have ever used. It is so easy to manipulate a track in this interface and I doubt I will ever use a different program."
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      Scott Hayes
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "This program is great to use. Audacity allows you to play around with audio in various ways, but can be complicated to use."
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      Ron Foltz
      Written on August 21, 2017
      "As far as i'm concerned Audacity is one of the best audio editors out there. . free or otherwise Ron Foltz Greenup, KY"
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      Alexander Hernandez
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "Mozilla Thunderbird is a mail client that makes life so much easier. You can incorporate all your various emails into one inbox. You can also send very large files that a lot of accounts can't like Yahoo. It really simplifies your email work and saves you time."
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      Alexander Hernandez
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "Mozilla Thunderbird is a mail client that makes life so much easier. You can incorporate all your various emails into one inbox. You can also send very large files that a lot of accounts can't like Yahoo. It really simplifies your email work and saves you time."
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      Ethan McDonald
      Written on March 20, 2017
      "I found Thunderbird a little underwhelming. With the ability to have all your emails integrated within Googles own services, it seemed that it wasn't really useful for my particular use. I can see it working in an office environment though."
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      Lori Ramos
      Written on February 3, 2017
      "I love all of the free features offered with Mozilla Thunderbird! Thunderbird helps me so much when sending work emails!"
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      Shirley Ford
      Written on March 26, 2017
      "MPC is a great free program that allows you to playback multiple different formats of video and audio files. Save time converting and just play any file you have right now."
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      Shirley Ford
      Written on March 26, 2017
      "MPC is a great free program that allows you to playback multiple different formats of video and audio files. Save time converting and just play any file you have right now."
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      Lawrence Thomas
      Written on May 19, 2017
      "I have been using media player classic for a while now and it has been the best way for me to listen to music, it's easy and goes perfect with my Microsoft windows computer"
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      Rodolfo Blanco
      Written on February 17, 2017
      "Very helpful and easy to use product. Extremely useful for almost anyone and is easy to use once you are familiar with the controls and options"
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      Rodolfo Blanco
      Written on February 17, 2017
      "Very helpful and easy to use product. Extremely useful for almost anyone and is easy to use once you are familiar with the controls and options"
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      Aarav Balasubramanium
      Written on July 24, 2017
      "I am not sure I would trust downloading this from this website"
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      KCleaner
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      Free - $14.99

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      sory mohajer
      Written on August 21, 2017
      "KCleaner is designed to be the most efficient Hard Disk cleaner, tracking every useless byte in order to give you all the ressources you may need for your documents, music, pictures, movies, etc… It is the first product of this kind featuring a full automatic mode, which works in background so that you don’t have to care about when to launch it. As a proof of its efficiency, it often finds up to many Gb not even seen by its competitors so… give KCleaner a try ! And if data security is something you are interested in, you’ll love the secured file deletion methods proposed by KCleaner, making deleted files unrecoverable by any known mean. Features Detects and cleans temporary and useless files (cache, unused setup files…) Automatic mode working in background Secured file deletion method Expert mode: let users control any file deletion done by KCleaner Internationalization support"
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      sory mohajer
      Written on August 21, 2017
      "KCleaner is designed to be the most efficient Hard Disk cleaner, tracking every useless byte in order to give you all the ressources you may need for your documents, music, pictures, movies, etc… It is the first product of this kind featuring a full automatic mode, which works in background so that you don’t have to care about when to launch it. As a proof of its efficiency, it often finds up to many Gb not even seen by its competitors so… give KCleaner a try ! And if data security is something you are interested in, you’ll love the secured file deletion methods proposed by KCleaner, making deleted files unrecoverable by any known mean. Features Detects and cleans temporary and useless files (cache, unused setup files…) Automatic mode working in background Secured file deletion method Expert mode: let users control any file deletion done by KCleaner Internationalization support"
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      Jacob Gray
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "As my computer started to give me problems, fixing it was one of the problems that I knew I needed to take care of. The main problems that I was having was general slowness and programs not responding as fast as I'd like. After using KCleaner to clean up my files as well as end useless processes my computer is working good as new."
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      Kathy Kelly
      Written on November 22, 2017
      "KCleaner is a decent program, but I'm no longer using it as my disk cleaner. I had some important files disappear and suspect it may have been deleted by KCleaner. I don't trust it anymore since I can't figure out where else those files would have gone. I recommend looking elsewhere for a hard disk cleaner."
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      Ashley Peterson
      Written on May 26, 2017
      "I like this. It keeps my computer clean. I use it everyday. I like to keep my computer clean and running fast and this does it very well."
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      Juan Hudson
      Written on March 9, 2018
      "I am always struggling with handling all of my messaging services and getting confused sending the wrong messages to the wrong people. I wanted to search for a free PC program that would help manage all of my messaging services for me. A friend recommended Franz 5 and I have been genuinely impressed ever since I started using it. I can conveniently manage all of my messaging and chat programs all in the same place. It has made my life so much easier."
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      Juan Hudson
      Written on March 9, 2018
      "I am always struggling with handling all of my messaging services and getting confused sending the wrong messages to the wrong people. I wanted to search for a free PC program that would help manage all of my messaging services for me. A friend recommended Franz 5 and I have been genuinely impressed ever since I started using it. I can conveniently manage all of my messaging and chat programs all in the same place. It has made my life so much easier."

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    Summary

    Best free PC programs
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Google Chrome Software 163 Free
    2 AVG Antivirus Software 131 Free
    3 VLC Media Player Software 124 Free
    4 Mozilla Firefox Software 108 Free
    5 CCleaner Software 101 Free
    6 Bitdefender Security & Antivirus Software 93 Free
    7 Apache OpenOffice Software 71 Free
    8 Gimp Software 61 Free
    9 Audacity Software 47 Free
    10 Thunderbird Software 33 Free
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