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 | No Comment
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 | No Comment
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 | 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 …

Voralent’s Antelope compresses JPGs and PNGs with a click
August 30, 2014 – 05:20 | No Comment
Voralent’s Antelope compresses JPGs and PNGs with a click

Earlier this year we looked at Voralent’s JPGMini and PNGMini, easy-to-use tools which reduced JPG and PNG file sizes without affecting image quality.
The developer has now released a replacement, Antelope, which handles JPG and PNG …

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 | Comments Off
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 …