I have a small list of utilities I use in my windows systems:
Its been said before. NEVER TRUST LINKS IN THIS FORUM. ESP FROM NOOBS LIKE ME
TruCrypt - http://www.truecrypt.org/
- The Best Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux
AES Crypt - http://www.aescrypt.com/
- AES Crypt is a file encryption software product available on several operating systems that uses the industry standard Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to easily and securely encrypt files. Simply right-click to encrypt/decrypt.
Eraser 5.3 - http://oldversion.com/download-Eraser-5.3.html
Eraser is a secure data removal tool, which allows you to remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it with carefully selected patterns. Use it when "delete" just won't do.
SandBoxie - http://www.sandboxie.com/
- Sandboxie runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer. Run your web browsers "sandboxed" and rogue internet viruses are stopped before they can infect your system.
Backup and Restore:
EaseUS Todo Backup- http://www.todo-backup.com/
EaseUS Todo Backup Free - Freeware - Total Backup Protection
But one of my absolute favorites is:
KeePass - http://keepass.info/download.html
KeePass is an open source password manager. One of my favorite utilities. NEVER type another password. 98% of successful virus/malware infections occur when a keylogger program is secretly installed on your hard drive. This 'logger' then records every keystroke and 'emails' them back to the attacker, who then has user names and passords to every single website/app you do business with (ebay, paypal, your banks, bitcoin).
Be Safe. Right down important passwords (pencil, paper) and keep them in a safe. A locked safe.
And use KeePass. Remember one password for all your passwords.
Learn about and use Key files too. A hacker would need both the password and the keyfile to access your passwords.
Be Safe and Good Luck..