Thanks for your feedback silver.Can't really see the point of what I consider to be extraneous programs, after all one good security suite plus Vista's enhanced security should be more than enough to protect your PC.
The only one I would consider is the Data recovery one, naturally you have to have graphics programs but that personal choice, mine are PaintShop Pro, and PhotoShop.
I've found that freeware while good for the simple things, don't have the full scope for much more intensive work.
Some of the utilities are not free, for example, Windows Live OneCare. It does what Vista can't do from its native environment, such as virus scanning. In fact many of the short list programs do things Vista can't do, or do them better. One example would be the registry cleaners another would be the defrag tools (both registry and disk). Vista has many built in features, that's why so many of us like the OS. But there are many of us who want our systems fine tuned and running their best. Many of these utilities give us the tools to make Vista even better.
Best of luck to you in the future.
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