6 Free Life Saver tools to have on your pen drive

ClamWin

ClamWin
In case the antivirus on your PC is malfunctioning or has been disabled by some malware that you have accidentally installed, this portable version of ClamWin antivirus can be really helpful as it will scan your PC directly from the pen drive without even the need to install it on your PC. You can get rid of the virus or malware directly from the pen drive.

SpyBot

SpyBot
Apart from viruses and malware, programs like spyware and adware are also a pain in the neck for any user. Besides being annoying they may also be stealing data from your computer, also they deteriorate the performance of your PC. Hence scanning and getting rid of such programs from your PC regularly is a good habit. SpyBot – Search and Destroy is a nice tool for this purpose and should always be present on your flash drive.

CCleaner

CCleaner
Almost all the software we use in our daily life creates temporary files for some reason or the other. These temporary files eventually hamper the performance of our PC. The PC becomes very sluggish and takes whole lot of time for petty jobs like opening a word document. One should make it a habit to regularly get rid of these temporary files. CCleaner is a great tool to accomplish this. Just have it on your flash drive and run the ‘.exe’ file on regular basis and CCleaner will keep your machine free from unnecessary temporary files.

Recuva

Recuva
There might be situations when you feel that you were a bit hasty in deleting a particular file permanently and now you need it at any cost. No need to worry any more, Recuva is a handy tool for this purpose. Scanning your hard disk with Recuva will list all the deleted files in a searchable format. The images in the list can also be previewed. It should be noted though that there is no guarantee that all the deleted data will be recovered every time.

PC Decrapifier

PC Decrapifier
As the name suggests PC Decrapifier cleans your PC from all the crap that some software leave as residue after being uninstalled. This residue may be unwanted files or Registry entries. It is almost impossible to completely get rid of such crap manually. PC decrapifier comes in handy by uninstalling the software completely and also freeing the PC from crap like unwanted files, unwanted Registry entries, unwanted toolbars etc.
Another alternative to PC decrapifier is Revo Uninstaller.

AutoRuns

AutoRuns
Sometimes the start-up time of our PC gets irritatingly high. This is majorly because of the increase in the number of start-up programs (programs scheduled to launch during the boot process). AutoRuns for Windows analyses the machine for all the services and programs that are configured to launch at system start-up, now you can carefully remove those programs from the list which are not required to launch at start-up. This will improve the booting time of your machine.