Here is a list to quickly help you find some recommended or useful programs. You can often find free programs if you are on a budget. Some programs will often be free to a certain point or offer premium services for the paid version.

Helpful Utilities

BlueScreenView

CurrPorts

Security

microsoft essentials

Avast

eset nod32

norton

macafee

Kapersky

Remote

teamviewer

gotomypc

Anti-Virus Programs

Virus, Malware and Junkware Removal

Malwayrebytes

CCleaner

photo / video

image resizer

mass file renamer

vlc player