TuneUp and Maintenance Programs

There are several great programs (free or inexpensive) that really make the task of fine tuning and routine maintenance a real pleasure. Others are just nice to have. Here are some recommendations:

EasyCleaner by ToniArts - freeware. Run this cleaner with full confidence to clean the Windows Registry, temporary files, and duplicate files.

EndItAll by PC Magazine - freeware. Identify and stop programs running in the background... great for a cleaner and quicker defrag.

Email Stripper by Paper Cut - freeware. Quickly takes the ">" line markings out of forwarded emails.

EditPlus Text Editor .... so Windows doesn't mess with your code! :- ) Only US$30.00

SpaceMonger by werkema.com - freeware and shareware versions. A great visual representation ofyour hard drive contents.

3D TraceRoute by Yolosema - freeware. A neat graphical traceroute utility.

An automated system test site can be found at PC PITSTOP

A sweet diagnostic tool can be found at http://www.aida32.hu/aida32.php