Ninite – Install common apps with ease.  Select from a list and the installer handles the rest.  Be sure to install SpyBot S&D and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and keep them updated.

ADW Cleaner – An excellent supplement to removing malware.

TrendMicro HouseCall – Online anti-virus tool.  Scan and check your computer.

TestDisk – Open Source data recovery software.

DataRam RAMDisk – Create a RAM drive from your spare RAM.  Free and paid versions.

DNS Checker – Check to see if a host is updated on the world DNS servers.