Top Audio Players for Windows (2019)

AIMP

Freeware Winamp-like media player, based on BASS audio library with support for large number of formats and playlists. It works with multiple playlists immediately.

 

Winamp

Good old friend. Winamp is a media player for Windows and OS X developed by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev by their company Nullsoft, which they later sold to AOL, who sold to Radionomy in January 2014. Since version 2 it has been sold as freemium and supports extensibility with plug-ins and skins, and features music visualization, playlist and a media library, supported by a large online community.

 

VLC Media Player

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework. Owned by the non-profit organization VideoLAN.

 

iTunes

Media player, media library, podcast, Internet radio broadcaster and iPhone device management application.

 

Vov Music Player

Vov Music Player is a small, fast and efficient audio player which can play mp3, wma and wav files. Its icon is displayed in the system tray which can be used to play songs. The program occupies low system resources and is fast to start and close.

 

foobar2000

foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Main features Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, Opus.

Top Free Antivirus for Windows (2018)

Here are my personal opinions for these searching for a good free antivirus:

Avira Free Antivirus (Publisher: Avira) This is the best free antivirus. It has one of the best virus detection database and heuristic engine. It works on Windows 7 or later. The only problem is it sometimes displays advertisement.

Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition (Publisher: Bitdefender) Easy to use. Good virus detection. But it doesn’t allow user to change advanced settings.

Panda Free Antivirus (Publisher: Panda) Although it received good results for virus detection on some surveys, I personally experienced that it can’t detect some obvious infected files.

Avast Free Antivirus (Publisher: Avast) It is the only choice for Windows Vista users. But its protection is not successful.

AVG (Publisher: Avast) Not so different than Avast.

Kaspersky Free (Publisher: Kaspersky Lab) Seems OK, but not recommended for old and slow computers.

 

Best Disc Burning Software for Windows (2018)

At the end of the year, let’s evaluate CD-DVD-Bluray burning programs.

 

Nero Burning ROM 2019

Publisher: Nero

  • Rip: If you need your audio CDs and individual music tracks as files on your PC, smartphone or MP3 player, you can convert them to the exact format you need in no time at all!
  • Copy: Would you like to share your movies and have your favorite hits ready to play in the car and living room too?
  • Burn: You don’t need anything other than the industry’s top specialist solution for burning all disc types, whether you want to immortalize your favorite memories on CD, DVD, or Blu-ray Disc.
  • Protect: When it comes to security, you’ll be up there with the pros – with SecurDisc 4.0 technology, your files are in the safest of hands.

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Simplewall: Simple but Powerful Firewall Software

At the ancient times of Windows 98, I personally used Signal9 Conseal Private Desktop which was a very simple firewall software. You could block everything, allow everything or select each software when it try to reach internet.

McAfee bought Signal9, used its core engine and published a new product: McAfee Personal Firewall. But it was big and slow for that time. After a while, Windows XP came up with new Winsock background. Thus Conseal Private Desktop was not working any more on new systems. Many years have passed away, many firewall applications entered to the market. But they were either big or lacked of features.

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