I am a big fan of Freeware alternates not just because they are free but some of them have proved there mental in this most competed world of software to be one of the best in there respective categories. In this series I shall be pointing out some of best freewares available which are must have for a newly installed system.

1. CCleaner :- One of the best and my personal favorite CCleaner is a system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool which clears your system from all the junk files, internet browsing history, invalid registry making more free space on your system. You can also securely delete files from your system by overwriting it many times. Download Here

2. Foxit Reader :- Main reason for Foxit Reader gets in this list is its speed. Many people thinks Adobe Reader although is available for free but is too slow in performance and bulky. With foxit you can have more option for viewing, printing and annotating PDFs. Foxit gives you flexibility to even use it to fill out PDF forms. You may also convert the whole PDF document into a simple text file. Download Here

3. ZipGenius :- ZipGenius Standard Edition is freeware compression utility having all the features and functionalities of professional & paid software like Winzip. It supports more that 21 compression encoding and decoding formats and encryption and decryption. It gets integrated in windows shell giving ability to send archives to email client directly. Download Here

4. OpenOffice.org :- OpenOffice.org has established itself in this competitive market as a best alternate for MS Office Suite of Microsoft Inc. OpenOffice supports all the available document formats for lotus, Microsoft word, excel, powerpoint. Recently it has release its latest 3.1 Release Candidate Version. Download Here

5. PhotoScape :- PhotoScape is an all-in-one style photo editor with fun and ease of use. Major capabilities are: viewer, editor, batch editor, page, combine, animated GIF, print, splitter, screen capture, color picker, rename, raw converter, resizing, brightness/color/white-balance adjustment, backlight correction, frames, balloons, text, drawing pictures, cropping, filters, red eye removal and blooming. PhotoScape has been used for two years and is expanding its features continuously. Download Here

6. Mozilla Firefox :- The most rapidly growing browser in terms of user acceptance and reliability. Mozilla firefox is set to surpass the dominant internet explorer which is alway buggy and loosing user confinace because of it major security hole and delayed patches. More over firefox is more flexible and secure that any browser in market. Download Here

7. Avast Home Edition :- Avast antivirus has and excellent Virus and spyware detection rate. Having a simple and user friendly interface is another plus point of Avast, while also being very customizable and feature complete. The active protection feature monitors seven different ways that a virus could enter your computer, including Web browsing, email, file sharing, and more.Avast also features scanning on boot up if you choose to do so. That’s something you don’t want to do on every boot as it takes quite a while. However, if you suspect you have been exposed to a virus or spyware it is the best way to detect and remove active infections. Download Here

8. Comodo Firewall :- Comodo Firewall is the multi-layered security application that keeps hackers out and personal information in.Built from the ground upwards with your security in mind, this award winning firewall constantly monitors and defends your system from inbound and outbound attacks. The application also features a fully fledged Host Intrusion Prevention System to protect your critical operating system files and block viruses and malware before they ever get the chance to install. Download Here

9. InfraRecoder :- InfraRecorder is a free CD/DVD burning solution. It offers a wide range of powerful features; all through an easy-to-use application interface and Windows Explorer integration. Create custom data, audio and mixed-mode projects and record them to physical disc’s as well as disc images. Supports recording to dual-layer DVDs. Blank (erase) rewritable disc’s using four different methods. Download Here

10. K-Lite Codec Pack :- K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs, DirectShow filters and tools. Codecs and DirectShow filters are needed for encoding and decoding (playing) audio and video formats. The K-Lite Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your movie files. With the K-Lite Codec Pack you should be able to play all the popular audio and video formats and even some rare formats. Download Here

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