Superb software doesn't have to cost a fortune - thanks to open source, shareware and ad-supported projects, you can equip your Windows PC with a complete set of essential everyday programs completely free. We've put the best free Windows software to the test and hand-picked the very best programs for your PC.
These are the programs we use ourselves at home, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Don't see your favorites listed? Share your recommendations in the comments below. Free antivirus: Incredibly easy to use, with excellent detection rates.
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Just set and forget Each time we update our guide to the, one security suite stands head and shoulders above the rest. This time it's BitDefender Antivirus Free Edition, which makes protecting your PC from viruses and other malware (including ransomware) as straightforward as possible.
You can rely on it to detect and eliminate the latest threats as soon as they appear, with the minimum of fuss. Review and where to download: Free office software: There's no need to pay for Microsoft Office with this superb free suite WPS Office Free is a great looking free office suite containing powerful tools for word processing, presentations and spreadsheets. It's fully compatible with Microsoft Office file formats, and is packed with attractive templates. Best of all, its components work just like the latest versions of Word, Powerpoint and Excel, so you'll be up and running immediately. Review and where to download: Web browser: Chrome is fast, flexible and almost infinitely extendable via extensions The browser wars are as fierce as ever, but Google Chrome takes our top spot thanks to its flexibility, stability and cross-platform support.