Tuesday, March 10, 2015

How to Install and Update Free PC Software Quickly & Safely

There are many, excellent, free software packages for your Windows PC. Things like Google Chrome, AVG & Avast Antivirus, Malwarebytes, Skype, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Audacity, Spotify, 7-Zip, Picassa, Evernote and LibreOffice, to name a few. You buy a new PC and now you must spend hours installing all of these gems. Or perhaps you already use many of these, but you need to keep them updated. In either case, it can be an overwhelming challenge - particularly when you must perform a "Custom Install" to prevent receiving a load of "Bloatware". Since, the software is free it may be bundled with something that you don't want.


So, here is the tip. Use Ninite and all of these issues will evaporate. Simply, pick the software you want, download the installer, click and you are done. Sit back while Ninite installs each program - automatically., removing all Bloatware, on the fly. Use the same installer to update your software at a later date. Simple, safe, quick and easy.