Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has been a long time favorite among the TechSpot staff and security experts everywhere. The program's ability for spotting and eliminating malware that can be overlooked by traditional antivirus software has earned its well deserved reputation. Best of all, it's free for personal use (paid version adds real-time monitoring).
For over a decade Total Commander has been the Windows File Manager replacement of choice for system admins and old school power users alike. A major new release (v9.0) offers a wide range of user interface improvements, functional enhancements, and a wave of bug fixes. There's an Android version, too. Download it here.
Vivaldi rose to fame as the Chromium-based browser developed by the creators of Opera. Since then it's continued to be fine-tuned into a great browser alternative to Chrome and Firefox. Feature highlights include tab stacking, side by side tabbing, built-in note/screenshot taking and most recently control for Philips Hue color lights.
Odds are you know what's in your PC, like the processor model, how much RAM you've got, and what GPU. But how about when you are trying to troubleshoot your work PC or a relative's. Piriform's Speccy (from the same guys that make CCleaner) is a straightforward solution to find complete specs about your hardware and software in a single place.
First and foremost, why do you need a Wi-Fi information/optimization tool? Although the range of functions varies in the programs listed, they all share a common goal which is to provide the necessary information about the Wi-Fi networks available so you can choose the best options for you.
Instant messaging is an increasingly competitive market and despite your best efforts to keep it simple, it's hard to avoid keeping two or three apps around to keep in touch with different groups of people. If this sounds familiar there are a handful of all in one messaging clients that can make things more convenient by keeping all your chats under one roof.