Review: Advanced SystemCare 8 Pro
November 14, 2014 – 13:26 | No Comment
Review: Advanced SystemCare 8 Pro

Advanced SystemCare 8 Pro is a comprehensive suite of tools which aims to clean, optimise and generally speed up your PC.
There’s plenty of competition around, but SystemCare impresses immediately with its lengthy feature list. It …

Advanced SystemCare 8 ramps up its security tools
November 11, 2014 – 12:09 | No Comment
Advanced SystemCare 8 ramps up its security tools

IObit has announced the release of IObit Advanced SystemCare 8, a major update for its comprehensive PC maintenance toolkit.
A new “Protect” module includes tools to clean and manage your browser toolbars, customise Windows security settings, …

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, …

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 …

Auslogics Registry Cleaner 4.0 rolls out new search filter, promises improved scan algorithms
October 7, 2014 – 11:55 | No Comment
Auslogics Registry Cleaner 4.0 rolls out new search filter, promises improved scan algorithms

Australian developer Auslogics had rolled out a number of minor – but interesting – updates to its system tools collection. Chief among these is a major new version of its Registry cleaning tool with the …

CCEnhancer 4.1 released, extends CCleaner support to hundreds of programs
September 29, 2014 – 07:31 | No Comment
CCEnhancer 4.1 released, extends CCleaner support to hundreds of programs

Ever felt frustrated by CCleaner’s relative limited support for third-party apps? Did you know you can – with a lot of care – add your own programs to its cleaning database? Does that sound a …

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 …

O&O Defrag Professional 18 launched, integrates with Syspectr platform, promises reduced defrag times
September 17, 2014 – 06:09 | Comments Off
O&O Defrag Professional 18 launched, integrates with Syspectr platform, promises reduced defrag times

Berlin developer O&O Software has unveiled O&O Defrag Professional 18.0 32-bit and O&O Defrag Professional 18.0 64-bit, a major new build of its renowned Windows drive defragmentation tool.
Version 18 introduces two new features of note: …

FileOptimizer 7.0 beta adds lossless FLAC compression
September 17, 2014 – 05:57 | Comments Off
FileOptimizer 7.0 beta adds lossless FLAC compression

Javier Gutiérrez Chamorro has released the first public beta of his one-stop lossless compression tool, FileOptimizer 7.0.
The major new feature is support for optimising FLAC files. Our first tests suggest this is going to take …

AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 debuts zero-day protection, redesigned user interface
September 10, 2014 – 09:11 | Comments Off
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 | Comments Off
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 …