We advocate quality FREE software. Below you will find some programs to help keep your computer running safely. Many of the programs are found at and will install WITHOUT all the junk files like toolbars. Just a few clicks and you are ready to go.

Alternative Software

LibreOffice - A complete office suite program that opens and edits many Microsoft Office programs like Word, PowerPoint, Excel & more. All for FREE.

GIMP - Gimp is a photo editor similar to Adobe Photoshop. It has come a long way since its creation. It is worth a try, some people prefer it.

VLC Media Player - Having trouble playing DVDs? Try VLC. It comes with many of the required codecs that Windows Media Player does not by default.

Thunderbird - An email client created by the makers of Firefox, a free alternative to Outlook

Cloud Backup Software

Ok, This one isn't free. BUT cloud backups are essential to help fight against viruses and ransomware for business and residential customers. iDrive is one the top recommended cloud backup programs. They also have other services as well, such as Bare Metal Recovery. Use the banner below or the promo code: cpufixup on to get started.

IDrive Remote Backup
Onsite Bare-Metal Recovery with Cloud Replication