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System Explorer 6 improves process tracking
October 31, 2014 – 12:25 | No Comment
System Explorer 6 improves process tracking

Mister Group has unveiled the latest edition of its supercharged freeware Task Manager replacement, System Explorer 6.
The new release has an extended History tab with a detailed timeline of your PC’s current activities: processes launched …

Clean Master app available for Windows
October 31, 2014 – 08:39 | No Comment
Clean Master app available for Windows

Popular Android cleanup app Clean Master is now available in a free PC edition.
Clean Master for Windows concentrates solely on cleanup tasks, removing leftovers from your hard drive and the Registry. Unlike its Android cousin, …

O&O MediaRecovery 10 now repairs corrupt data
October 30, 2014 – 11:28 | No Comment
O&O MediaRecovery 10 now repairs corrupt data

Berlin-based developer O&O Software GmbH has announced the release of O&O MediaRecovery 10, its media file recovery package for Windows Vista and later.
The most interesting addition appears to be the ability “to repair corrupt data …

FireFTP is a great FTP/ SFTP client for Firefox
October 29, 2014 – 06:59 | No Comment
FireFTP is a great FTP/ SFTP client for Firefox

First proposed in its basic form more than 40 years ago, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is an archaic networking technology which should have been ditched long ago
Remarkably, though, it’s still useful in some areas – …

Write! is a stylish distraction-free text editor
October 28, 2014 – 07:36 | No Comment
Write! is a stylish distraction-free text editor

Notepad may be a weak, feeble and hopelessly underpowered editor, but its more powerful replacements can have problems of their own. Piling on the features often brings an array of interface clutter – ribbons, toolbars, …

Easily annotate your images with iPhotoDraw
October 27, 2014 – 16:17 | No Comment
Easily annotate your images with iPhotoDraw

If you need to annotate an image then most graphics editors will have a few tools to help: text, drawing, maybe a shape or two.
That’s fine for the basics, but if you regularly need more …

Review: Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite 15
October 27, 2014 – 14:28 | No Comment
Review: Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite 15

Keeping your hard drive running smoothly isn’t always easy. From partitioning to file and image backups, data wiping to disaster recovery, there are many different tasks involved.
You could research every aspect individually and build up …

CCleaner 4.19 brings Windows 10 support
October 24, 2014 – 13:36 | No Comment
CCleaner 4.19 brings Windows 10 support

It’s that time of the month when Piriform’s team delivers their regular CCleaner update, and sure enough they’ve announced the availability of CCleaner 4.19 and CCleaner 4.19 Portable.
The big news this time is compatibility with …

Bitdefender unveils portable Adware Removal Tool
October 22, 2014 – 05:48 | No Comment
Bitdefender unveils portable Adware Removal Tool

Bitdefender has announced the availability of Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC, the first public beta of its portable program to detect and remove unwanted software.
The Removal Tool arrives as a single 41.8MB executable file. …

AVAST 2015 adds Network Security check, HTTPS scanning, hardware-based virtualisation
October 21, 2014 – 17:48 | No Comment
AVAST 2015 adds Network Security check, HTTPS scanning, hardware-based virtualisation

 AVAST Software has announced the release of its 2015 product lineup, including AVAST Free and Pro Antivirus 2015, AVAST Internet Security 2015, and AVAST Premier 2015.
All editions now include a Home Network Security option which …

Check downloads and websites for malware with Metascan Online for Firefox
October 20, 2014 – 17:55 | No Comment
Check downloads and websites for malware with Metascan Online for Firefox

OPSWAT has announced the availability of Metascan Online for Firefox, an addon which allows the browser to scan downloads, websites and web connections for threats.
Checking a link is as easy as right-clicking it and selecting …