Comodo 8 brings smarter sandboxing
November 19, 2014 – 07:44 | No Comment
Comodo 8 brings smarter sandboxing

Comodo Group has announced the release of Comodo Antivirus 8 and Comodo Internet Security 8.
The new build brings smarter sandboxing with a new default “auto-sandboxing policy”, keeping unknown programs isolated from your system.

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, …

Review: Avast Internet Security 2015
November 5, 2014 – 13:38 | No Comment
Review: Avast Internet Security 2015

Avast is famed for its free antivirus, which the company claims “offers the most-trusted security in the world”, protecting “more than 220 million people, businesses and mobile devices”.
If you need more power, the commercial Avast …

BullGuard Internet Security 2015 now available
November 4, 2014 – 17:27 | No Comment
BullGuard Internet Security 2015 now available

BullGuard has announced the release of its all-in-one security suite, BullGuard Internet Security 2015.
Additions since the 2014 release include an “unwanted application” tool which detects and blocks browser hijackers.

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 …

Norton Security 2015 now available
September 23, 2014 – 14:51 | Comments Off
Norton Security 2015 now available

Symantec has announced the first full release of Norton Security ($79.99) and Norton Security with Backup ($89.99), its one-stop replacement for Norton Antivirus, Norton Internet Security and Norton 360.
The most obvious change is the revamped …

Nero 2015: it’s all about the iOS/ Android extras
September 18, 2014 – 12:43 | Comments Off
Nero 2015: it’s all about the iOS/ Android extras

Nero has announced the launch of Nero 2015 Classic and Nero 2015 Platinum, a very mobile device-oriented update for its flagship digital media suites.
Nero MediaHome now streams files directly to all Android and (“coming soon”) …

CyberLink unveils Director Suite 3, including PowerDirector 13 and PhotoDirector 6
September 17, 2014 – 12:29 | Comments Off
CyberLink unveils Director Suite 3, including PowerDirector 13 and PhotoDirector 6

CyberLink has announced the release of PowerDirector 13 (from $79.99), PhotoDirector 6, ColorDirector 3 and AudioDirector 5 ($129.99), all available individually or as a part of the new Director Suite 3 ($299.99).
PowerDirector 13 highlights include …

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 …

Mini review: Argente Utilities
August 25, 2014 – 06:33 | Comments Off
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 …