Published on February 1st, 2019 | by Ryan


6 Must-Have Types Of PC Software For A New Computer

Whenever you get yourself a new computer, you’ll already have a good idea of the types of software that you’ll want to download. Many of you will be thinking of your favorite social media apps or games that you want to play but there are apps that are far more important to consider before those that will provide you with entertainment.

In this article, we will take you through the sort of software you should be installing and a few suggestions of which of them to use.


It goes without saying that one of the first things that should be considered in terms of software for a new PC is that of antivirus. Sure, Windows ships with its own but we would suggest looking at the following two:

  • Avast
  • Bitdefender Plus


As well as software that can keep you protected from viruses, you’ll also want to make sure that your system is protected from malware. There are some excellent pieces of software out there that can help but we suggest looking at:

  • Malwarebytes
  • Spybot Search & Destroy

Web Browser

Again, Windows comes with its own choices with regards to web browsers with both Internet Explorer and Edge but many of you will prefer to install something else. There are plenty to choose from but the two most popular are easy:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox

PC Optimization Software

Probably not at the top of everybody’s list but tune up software can not only ensure that your PC is running at its optimum at all times but it can also ensure that it is kept clean and efficient as you use it. Our suggestions would be:

  • CCleaner
  • iObit SystemCare


It would be fair to say that online privacy is something that is increasing in demand for most people and the only way this can really be attained is via a good quality VPN. Most people that travel use this for VPN Netflix so they can access their country’s Netflix from abroad. There is a good number of good virtual private network providers you can go for but among the best is:

  • ExpressVPN
  • NordVPN

Cloud Storage

There is nothing worse than losing your data should anything happen to your hard drive and this is why cloud storage is so popular right now. Onedrive is Microsoft’s offering but again there are other choices out there such as the popular:

  • Google Drive
  • Dropbox


So there you have it, the sort of software you should be planning to install first and foremost (and in the order, we have listed them) on any new PC. You’re pretty much good to go once you have one of each of the above and can then concentrate on the kinds of software that you want rather than need.

Of course, there are a number of other options for you to consider in each category but the two for each that we have suggested are the best known and most popular. The best part is that most are free or will have a free ‘version’ or ‘trial’ that you can use.

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