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Utility programs

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Utility programs

  1. 1. Presentation On Utility Programs
  2. 2. Present By: • Aamnah Farooq aamnahfarooq@skype.com 
  3. 3. Utility Programs  A utility programs is a system software used to perform maintenance type task.  Antivirus.  Disk Checkers & Disk Cleanup Utility.  Backup Utility.  Data compression.
  4. 4. File Management: • A file manager is a utility program that perform functions related to the file management. 1- Displaying a list of files. 2- Organizing files in folders 3 -Copying, renaming, 4- Deleting, moving files. 5- Sorting files and folders 6- Creating shortcuts
  5. 5. Search Utility:  A search utility is a program that attempts to locate a file on your computer based on criteria you specify.
  6. 6. Image Viewer & Uninstaller  Image viewer: An image viewer allows users to display, copy, and print the contents of a graphic file.  Uninstaller: An uninstaller removes a program, as well as any associated entries in the system files
  7. 7. Disk Defragmenter A disk defragmenter reorganizes the files and unused space on a computer’s hard disk so that the operating system accesses data more quickly and programs run faster.
  8. 8. Disk Cleanup Programs: - A disk cleanup utility searches for and removes unnecessary files  Downloaded program files  Temporary Internet files  Deleted files  Unused program files
  9. 9. -Backup Utility:  A backup utility allows users to copy files to another storage medium. -Restore Utility:  A restore utility reserves the process & return backup files of their original form.
  10. 10. • A screen saver causes a display device’s screen to show image or blank screen if no activity occurs for a specified time. A personal firewall detects and protects a personal computer from unauthorized instructions.
  11. 11. Virus & Antivirus Virus: - A virus describes a potentially damaging computer program that affects a computer negatively.  Trojan Horse  Worm Antivirus: - An antivirus program protects a computer against viruses.  Avast  Kaspersky
  12. 12. Signs of Virus:  An unusual message or image is displayed on screen.  Unusual sound or music play randomly.  A program or file is missing suddenly.  An unknown program appears.  A size of file changes without explanation.  A file become corrupt or it doesn’t work properly.  System properties change.  System operates much slower than usual.
  13. 13. Spyware & Spyware Remover Spyware: o Spyware is a program placed on a computer without the user’s knowledge that secretly collects information about the user. Spyware Remover: o A Spyware remover detects and deletes spyware and similar programs.
  14. 14. Adware & Adware Remover: Adware:  Adware displays an online advertisement in a banner or pop-up window Adware Remover:  An Adware remover is a program that detects and deletes adware
  15. 15. Filters: Filters are programs that block or remove certain items from being displayed.
  16. 16. File Compression Utility: • A file compression utility shrinks the size of a file(s) • Compressing files frees up room on the storage media. • Compressed files sometimes are called zipped files. • They can be uncompressed.
  17. 17. Media Player:  A media player allows you to view images and animation, listen to audio, and watch video files on your computer
  18. 18. Disc Burning Software:  Disc burning software writes text, graphics, audio, and video files on a recordable or rewritable optical disc.  Nero Burner.  Disc & DVD Burner.
  19. 19. Personal Computer Utility: • A personal computer utility identifies and fixes operating system problems, detects and repairs disk problems, and includes the capability of improving a computer’s performance