Windows program to replace the serial monitor

Is there a simple program, probably a command line program, that I can run on Windows that will replace the serial monitor?

I would like to have my Arduino connected to the USB port as is done during software development but once the software is done, is there a program I can start that would communicate with the Arduino via the USB serial interface so I would not have to start the Arduino IDE?

Any terminal program, like Putty.

Or Realterm http://realterm.sourceforge.net/

Very good. Thanks

I thought all was OK but..

When I use the serial monitor, I enter my command in the command window and I can see what I am sending. Using Putty, I cannot see what I am sending. Is there a way to have what I enter echo back to the screen?

Never mind, I found the option I needed.