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would like to recommend software that will help you keep your system up and going. We have found over the year(s) multiple programs to help with;


  • Avast! Avast! Antivirus Home Edition is free to use, however, the Professional edition is available for a nominal fee on a yearly basis.


  • Malwarebytes Free spyware scans are available, though the full version can be purchased here.
  • Super Anti Spyware Free spyware program with the option to donate. Donations are not required for full support.

Protect Your Family

  • K-9 Protection Free Internet filter and parental control software for your home Windows or Mac computer. K9 puts YOU in control of the Internet so you can protect your kids. Click here

Cleaning Software

  • CCleaner Free-to-use program that provides registry cleaning and cache clearing.
  • Glary Utilities Free to use performance cleaning solution; provides registry and cache cleaning as well as defrag and one click checkup.

Web Browsers

  • Firefox Firefox is an open source browser which can be utilized for free.
  • Google Chrome Chrome is another free browser. Android based browser for your Smart Phone.
  • Safari is another free browser. Apple based browser for your Mac OSX, IPhone, and available for Windows.

Email Client

  • Thunderbird Thunderbird is an open source email client which can be utilized for free.

Office Suite

  • Open Office Open Office is an open source office suite which can be utilized for free.

CD Burning

  • Nero Nero provides a free trial with a full version which can be purchased through their website.
  • CDBurnerXP is a very basic burning software for Audio, MP3, Data Backup Etc.


  • Prime95 Prime95 tests both the processor (CPU) as well as memory (RAM).
  • Performance Test by PassMark is a basic test for CPU, GPU, Hard Drive, RAM.

This is recommended software by Need A Geek, LLC , and is in no way supported or funded by Need A Geek, LLC. For technical support please contact the Software Developer, we do not provide technical support, these are just recommendations.

Our Tech Pick


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