Quick Review: Baidu PC Faster
April 3, 2014 – 08:31 | No Comment
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 …

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11 adds Game Booster, User Rights Manager
April 2, 2014 – 17:18 | No Comment
Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11 adds Game Booster, User Rights Manager

Ashampoo GmbH has unveiled WinOptimizer 11, the latest edition of its PC cleanup, optimisation and maintenance suite.
The new release introduces Game Booster, a tool which frees up valuable system resources by temporarily shutting down non-essential …

ZoneAlarm 13 enhances protection of its paid products
March 25, 2014 – 18:53 | No Comment
ZoneAlarm 13 enhances protection of its paid products

Zone Labs has updated its ZoneAlarm range to version 13.0.208.000.
ZoneAlarm Free users probably shouldn’t get too excited, as the only significant change they’ll notice is that the Privacy Toolbar finally works with Internet Explorer 11.

AVAST 2014 update 3 released, concentrates on stability and compatibility improvements
March 19, 2014 – 14:23 | No Comment
AVAST 2014 update 3 released, concentrates on stability and compatibility improvements

AVAST Software has released the third update to its avast! 2014 range of products. avast! Free Antivirus 2014, Internet Security 2014 and Premier Security 2014 all get updated to build number 9.0.2016.
Again, there are no …

Apache OpenOffice 4.1 Beta unveiled, supports commenting and annotating on text ranges in Writer
March 11, 2014 – 09:56 | No Comment
Apache OpenOffice 4.1 Beta unveiled, supports commenting and annotating on text ranges in Writer

Apache Software Foundation has unveiled the first public beta of its forthcoming Apache OpenOffice 4.1 release. The new version continues to build on the major changes introduced when version 4 was released last year.
Although termed …

Kaspersky 2015 Technical Previews now available
March 5, 2014 – 11:21 | No Comment
Kaspersky 2015 Technical Previews now available

Kaspersky Lab has announced the first public betas of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2015.
There are no details on new features, as we write, but the most obvious change so far is the …

PassMark Software reveals best-performing 2014 security software
February 4, 2014 – 13:50 | Comments Off
PassMark Software reveals best-performing 2014 security software

PassMark Software has released its “2014 Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks” report, the results of in-depth testing on the speed and impact on your system of 16 leading security packages.
First place in the security suite …

Comodo Internet Security 7 beta adds web filtering, Viruscope
January 28, 2014 – 08:04 | Comments Off
Comodo Internet Security 7 beta adds web filtering, Viruscope

Comodo has announced the first betas of Comodo Internet Security 7, Comodo Antivirus 7 and Comodo Firewall 7.
Top of the “new features” list is the Viruscope, a monitoring layer which not only detects unwanted actions, …

AVAST 2014 update 2 offers stability improvements and bug fixes
January 23, 2014 – 07:31 | Comments Off
AVAST 2014 update 2 offers stability improvements and bug fixes

Security firm AVAST Software, celebrating 25 years in the business this year, has released a second update to its avast! 2014 range of products. avast! Free Antivirus 2014, Internet Security 2014 and Premier 2014 all …

Latest Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2013 update enables document saves in latest Word and Excel formats
January 2, 2014 – 08:14 | Comments Off
Latest Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2013 update enables document saves in latest Word and Excel formats

Kingsoft Software has seen in the New Year with major updates to its range of free and paid-for office suites for Windows. Despite minor version number changes, Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2013 users gain the …

Outpost Security Suite Pro 9 cleans up infected computers, supports Windows 8.1
December 19, 2013 – 11:16 | Comments Off
Outpost Security Suite Pro 9 cleans up infected computers, supports Windows 8.1

Security vendor Agnitum has announced the availability of Output Security Suite Pro 9, Outpost Firewall Pro 9 and Outpost Antivirus Pro 9.
The new release is much better at handling infected systems. If malware prevents Outpost …