IObit Uninstaller 4 fully removes Windows 8 apps
September 26, 2014 – 11:16 | No Comment
IObit Uninstaller 4 fully removes Windows 8 apps

IObit has announced the release of IObit Uninstaller 4, an interesting extension of its freeware program uninstaller.
The program now has the ability to completely remove Windows 8 apps. A “batch uninstall” option ditches as many …

CCleaner 4.18 brings Active System Monitoring to the Free edition
September 25, 2014 – 17:11 | No Comment
CCleaner 4.18 brings Active System Monitoring to the Free edition

Piriform Ltd has released CCleaner 4.18 and CCleaner Portable 4.18, the latest versions of its popular Windows cleanup tool.
This time the big addition is a limited version of Active System Monitoring, a smart feature previously …

AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 debuts zero-day protection, redesigned user interface
September 10, 2014 – 09:11 | No Comment
AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 debuts zero-day protection, redesigned user interface

AVG Technologies has updated its entire range of PC products, launching AVG AntiVirus Free 2015, AVG AntiVirus 2015, AVG Internet Security 2015 and AVG PC TuneUp 2015.
After the relatively major changes introduced in the 2014 …

Review: System Mechanic 14
September 10, 2014 – 07:51 | No Comment
Review: System Mechanic 14

Keeping your PC running smoothly can be a complicated, time-consuming business. There are so many important issues to consider that even expert users can struggle to monitor them all.
Iolo’s System Mechanic 14 claims it can …

MacBooster 2 released, adds System Status, Photo Sweeper and Security modules
August 28, 2014 – 08:57 | No Comment
MacBooster 2 released, adds System Status, Photo Sweeper and Security modules

IObit has released MacBooster 2.0, a major new build of its shareware cleaning and optimisation tool for Macs. The app, which is available as a 14-day trial download, includes a number of new and improved …

CCleaner 4.17 improves browser cleanup
August 26, 2014 – 13:51 | No Comment
CCleaner 4.17 improves browser cleanup

Popular system optimisation tool CCleaner has been updated to version 4.17 with a series of mostly browser-related improvements.
The official release notes say the new build – also available in a portable version – adds “Google …

Mini review: Argente Utilities
August 25, 2014 – 06:33 | No Comment
Mini review: Argente Utilities

Argente Utilities is a one-stop PC maintenance suite with tools to clean, optimise, repair and generally improve your system speed and reliability.
It’s a relatively lightweight, portable package, arriving as a 7.5MB zip file, and there’s …

Quickly access 30+ antivirus cleanup tools with Antivirus Remover
August 20, 2014 – 06:27 | No Comment
Quickly access 30+ antivirus cleanup tools with Antivirus Remover

Antivirus software installations are often complex, involving many low-level alterations to your PC and its settings. Sometimes they don’t work as they should – or the regular uninstaller fails to remove them completely – and …

Clean up Word, Excel, Visio and AutoCAD files with TransTools
May 29, 2014 – 11:11 | Comments Off
Clean up Word, Excel, Visio and AutoCAD files with TransTools

At first glance, TransTools didn’t look like the most promising of programs. A suite “designed to help translators in various situations”? It would probably be for specialists only, and so expensive that big corporations would …

IObit Uninstaller 3.3 soups up Forced Uninstall tool, supports folder shredding
May 22, 2014 – 12:31 | Comments Off
IObit Uninstaller 3.3 soups up Forced Uninstall tool, supports folder shredding

IObit has released IObit Uninstaller 3.3, a minor update to its free, portable tool for more thoroughly removing programs from Windows.
Version 3.3 allows users to shred entire folders using the recently introduced File Shredder utility, …

Quick Review: Baidu PC Faster
April 3, 2014 – 08:31 | Comments Off
Quick Review: Baidu PC Faster

Baidu PC Faster is a free suite of tools to clean, optimise and maintain your PC.
Yes, we know: we’ve heard this before, too. But PC Faster could be different, not least because it comes from …