7zip great archive utility!
Avast great free virus protection
Gimp full featured image editor, completely open source, nice program!
Gizmo a great multipurpose utility; mounts/burns iso’s, allows you to create a dock (lightweight unlike objectdock), and more!
CCleaner excellent file and registry cleaner, lightweight and reliable, a must have for windows!
Notepad++ way better than the native windows notepad application, great for modifying and looking at code!
FileMenu Tools a nice little utility for improving the functionality of the right click context menu by adding an additional sub-menu, customize!
SearchEverything super lightweight program for instantaneously finding files, much faster than windows native search feature!
Ultimate Windows Tweaker great tool for tweaking a lot of hidden windows settings, and fully portable!