This December 30th, get a full year of Advanced SystemCare 9 PRO, worth $19.95, for free with Downloadcrew Giveaway!
December 30, 2015 – 04:45 by Nick Peers in Featured, Freebies, News, Promos | Comments Off on This December 30th, get a full year of Advanced SystemCare 9 PRO, worth $19.95, for free with Downloadcrew Giveaway!

giveaway-200x175As thoughts turn to the New Year, what better gift to present your PC with than a complete system cleanup? On December 30th, you’ll be able to do just that thanks to our 24-hour giveaway, which is a year’s license for Advanced SystemCare 9 PRO.

That’s right – we’re giving you a full year’s license for the current version of Advanced SystemCare Pro 9! This package contains an entire library of essential tools to help you clean up, optimise, maintain and secure your PC.

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AVG force-installed vulnerable “broken” Chrome extension
December 29, 2015 – 11:52 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on AVG force-installed vulnerable “broken” Chrome extension

AVGGoogle Security Research has criticised AVG for “force installing” “AVG Web Tuneup”, a Chrome extension which could be exploited to reveal “browsing history and other data to the internet”.

And it only got worse, the report claims.

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Get F-Secure KEY Premium, worth $32.99, for FREE this December 29 with Downloadcrew Giveaway
December 29, 2015 – 06:33 by Mike Williams in Featured, Freebies, News, Promos | Comments Off on Get F-Secure KEY Premium, worth $32.99, for FREE this December 29 with Downloadcrew Giveaway

F-Secure KeyUsing strong, secure passwords is the best way to protect your online accounts from attack. And on December 29th we’re making it easier than ever, by giving away a $32.99 1-year licence for the password manager F-Secure KEY Premium for FREE!

The program generates secure passwords for your web accounts, on demand, and saves them to an encrypted database on servers hosted in Finland.

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Get Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro, worth $29.95, for FREE with our Monday Downloadcrew giveaway!
December 28, 2015 – 09:35 by Mike Williams in Featured, Freebies, News, Promos | Comments Off on Get Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro, worth $29.95, for FREE with our Monday Downloadcrew giveaway!

Auslogics Disk Defrag ProSlow PC? Restore its performance with Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro, a powerful drive optimizer worth $29.95, which you can get for FREE with our latest giveaway!

The program tramples all over Windows’ regular defrag with its support for multiple algorithms – by access time, prefetch layout, change time or disk zone –  as well as on-demand defragging of files and folders.

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W10Privacy is a smarter Windows 10 telemetry blocker
December 28, 2015 – 06:26 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on W10Privacy is a smarter Windows 10 telemetry blocker

W10PrivacyIf you’ve tried more than your share of Windows 10 telemetry blockers recently, then we know just how you feel, but wait – W10Privacy is more interesting than most. No, really.

There’s a lengthy list of tweaks you can apply, for instance – approaching 100 – all neatly organised across several tabs: Privacy, Telemetry, Network, Services and more.

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Sunday’s super deal – get Watchdog Anti-Malware for FREE at Downloadcrew Giveaway!
December 27, 2015 – 10:13 by Mike Williams in Featured, Freebies, News, Promos | Comments Off on Sunday’s super deal – get Watchdog Anti-Malware for FREE at Downloadcrew Giveaway!

giveaway-200x175Antivirus protection can be expensive – but not today. We’re giving away free licenses for Watchdog Anti-Malware, a cloud-based second-opinion scanner which uses multiple antivirus engines to catch the threats that other packages miss.

A 1-year, 1-PC licence normally retails at $24.99, but for 24 hours only from 12pm EST Sunday (27th December) to 12pm EST Monday, you can get your system protected for FREE!

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This Saturday, get WebSite X5 Home 12, worth $19.95, for FREE at Downloadcrew Giveaway!
December 26, 2015 – 09:25 by Mike Williams in Featured, Freebies, News, Promos | Comments Off on This Saturday, get WebSite X5 Home 12, worth $19.95, for FREE at Downloadcrew Giveaway!

WebSite X5Need a great-looking website, fast? Our latest giveaway, WebSite X5 Home 12, makes it easy to build attractive multimedia sites – no experience required.

The package normally retails at $19.95, but for 24 hours from 12pm EST Saturday (26 December), you can get a single PC licence for FREE!

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Get Serif PagePlus X4, worth $99.99, for FREE this Christmas Day at Downloadcrew Giveaway!
December 24, 2015 – 10:00 by Nick Peers in Featured, Freebies, News, Promos | Comments Off on Get Serif PagePlus X4, worth $99.99, for FREE this Christmas Day at Downloadcrew Giveaway!

giveaway-200x175If you thought Christmas Eve’s giveaway was a slam dunk, then how about this? For 24 hours from midday December 25th, we’re giving you Serif PagePlus X4, a full-blown DTP package worth $99.99, for free!

Serif PagePlus manages to combine a collection of powerful features – including an excellent in-app photo editing tool – with wizards, templates and a user-friendly interface that make it suitable for novices and DTP magicians alike.

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Uncover your PCs speed issues with WhySoSlow
December 24, 2015 – 07:35 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Uncover your PCs speed issues with WhySoSlow

WhySoSlowResplendence Software has unveiled the first public beta of WhySoSlow, a smart Windows tool which analyses CPU and memory usage, power settings, devices, drivers, BIOS responsiveness and more for performance issues.

The program opens as a system monitor, displaying CPU usage, RAM load, hard page faults and other low-level indicators in real time.

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Rootkit detector SanityCheck adds Windows 10 support
December 24, 2015 – 03:57 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Rootkit detector SanityCheck adds Windows 10 support

SanityCheck200.175While there used to be a wide range of specialist rootkit detectors available, most of the projects have been abandoned in recent years, with even apps like Bitdefender’s Rootkit Remover quietly forgotten.

But if you need some extra help in detecting stealthy malware, don’t give up – Resplendence Software’s SanityCheck is still alive, and last week added support for Windows 10.

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Generate passwords you can actually remember with WordCreator
December 23, 2015 – 10:42 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Generate passwords you can actually remember with WordCreator

WordCreatorIt’s important to use strong passwords to secure web accounts, and there are plenty of free generators around to help.

But most produce random results, and although cryptic garbage like “gKlephjjDe” will be hard to guess, it’s also not what we’d call memorable.

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