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Amazing Free Software to Download for Your Laptop This 2018

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You know that feeling of owning a new laptop…yeah, I know! Incredible, isn’t it? Take it up the notch by downloading super cool software that makes your laptop more productive, and secure. If you are planning to work on your laptop and get extra cash then this is the right article for you, so let’s get down to business, shall we?

  1. Internet Security & Firewalls

anti virus

Before you do anything with your laptop the first and most important thing you need to do is to secure your laptop; get a reliable internet security suite on your system before you use your laptop for business or any transaction at all.

There are a lot of internet securities out there to pick from; however, not every software is free. Below are some of the top internet securities to protect your system from being corrupted;

  • AVG antivirus
  • Avast antivirus
  • Qihoo 360
  • Kaspersky
  • Avira Antivirus
  • Sophos Home
  • Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition
  • Panda Free Antivirus
  • adaware antivirus free
  • Check Point ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus

What you should look out for before downloading any internet security software is a clean user interface which includes real-time security updates, malware protection, and alerts when your system performance is low. The above-listed antiviruses and firewalls provide all you need to secure your system.

  1. Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Internet security isn’t the only way you can protect yourself online especially when you are using an unsecured public Wi-Fi. It is necessary to be security-conscious when surfing the web; allow you to browse securely, anonymously and privately on the web. It protects both your business and personal data online.

Although there are a lot of paid VPNs out there, you can still find free, strong VPNs that can protect your online presence and give you access to country-specific content. Below is the list of VPNs you can download for free

  • CyberGhost
  • Browsec
  • SurfEasy
  • TunnelBear
  • Windscribe
  • Opera mini (built-in browser)
  • NordVPN
  1. Recovery and Back up tool

The next on our list is the recovery and back up tool. This is a must-have for everyone; this software is the best way to recover from data loss is to be adequately prepared.

If you do not want to lose years of research work, old photos, videos, files, etc. getting the recovery and back up tool should be one of your top priority. Below are some of the free recovery and back up tool you can find

TestDisk Recovery Tool

TestDisk software is an open-source tool that can recover your lost or accidentally deleted data. It recovers deleted files from NTFS, ext2, and FAT file system. TestDisk recovery software can work with Mac, Linux, and Windows.

Disk Drill data recovery tool

Disk Drill is a user-friendly data recovery tool for Mac users that will help you to recover lost or deleted files including photos, videos, music, and vital business documents. With the help of this recovery tool, you can stream your lost favorite videos from your Mac to Chromecast. One of the best features of this software is it helps you quickly free up your storage by detecting unused, large and duplicate files. It supports iOS and Androids, and it can connect your storage device and recover data in minutes.

Recuva Recovery tool

Although Recuva a Window-based tool, it is a user-friendly and efficient in retrieving lost data. It can recover missing files using either the file-recovery wizard or the application’s manual mode.

  1. YouTube Downloader

YouTube Downloader enables you to backup videos for safekeeping, and also gives you access to the video just in case it is taken offline.

You can usually decide to save the whole clip or only the audio, which by the way is an excellent choice for music videos and video podcasts.

Below are some of the free tools that can help you download and save video from YouTube in your preferred format;

4K Video Downloader

What’s not to love about this YouTube downloader tool? It is fast, flexible and free! 4K YouTube Downloader is a versatile tool; it gives you options to select your preferred formats.

Any Video Converter

This software does not only download and converts videos; it also adds special effects to the video. Any Video Converter supports excellent formats. It has Built-in video editor, there is no batch downloads and bundled extra software

Free YouTube Download

Just as the name implies, Free YouTube Download helps you to download YouTube video; no distractions, all you have to do is to copy and paste the URL from YouTube and click download. You can also enable the Auto Download if you don’t want to click at all.

aTube Catcher

aTube Catcher goes beyond downloading and converting YouTube videos, it can also well merge video as they are playing and it can also save videos from some big video hosting sites.

5 Comments
  1. Sezan says

    thank you for the software recommendations I willl go for nordvpn and I will try 4K Video Downloader.

    1. Ebarefeye Joy
      Ebarefeye Joy says

      Excellent choice Sezan, you will enjoy the 4K Video Downloader. As for the NordVPN, check it out and let us know what you think.

  2. Ikechukwu Onu says

    Hello Joy,
    Thanks for sharing this cool list. these are what I use: 360 Total Security for internet security, Easeus for recovery software, and Hidemyass for VPN. For Youtube video, I don’t have use any for now.
    I will check out the once listed shortly.
    Well done

    1. Ebarefeye Joy
      Ebarefeye Joy says

      Thanks, Ikechukwu for listing the software. I am sure readers will find them helpful.

  3. laurence says

    for youtube i used UC browser for pc. it came with in built downloader…but was too heavy. right now I am using opera mini for pc. it has inbuilt youtube video downloader, whatsapp web, messenger, screenshot tool and telegram integrated on its side bar. it even supports split screen so you can chat on one part and use tablet view on the other.

    and its over 10 timews faster than chrome and uses less resources. oh. it has laptop battery saver too. you should do a review on it

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