Ultra Virus Killer 7.6 adds VirusTotal support
January 29, 2016 – 08:24 | No Comment
Ultra Virus Killer 7.6 adds VirusTotal support

Carifred has updated its malware hunter Ultra Virus Killer with integrated VirusTotal support.
No need to manually launch checks on individual files any more: just open the Process, Autorun, Service or Modules lists and a new …

Pale Moon 26.0 adopts new Goanna browser engine, fine-tunes interface
January 26, 2016 – 09:24 | No Comment
Pale Moon 26.0 adopts new Goanna browser engine, fine-tunes interface

Moonchild Productions has unveiled Pale Moon 26.0, the first major update of its Firefox-based browser for Windows and Linux since October 2014.
The new build, also available in 64-bit, sees Pale Moon unveil its own browser …

Disable those “Get Windows 10” pop-ups with GWX Stopper
January 18, 2016 – 06:47 | No Comment
Disable those “Get Windows 10” pop-ups with GWX Stopper

While it’s great that Microsoft is offering free upgrades to Windows 10, it’s maybe less impressive that they’re using regular pop-up ads to tell us about this. Over, and over, and over again.
If you’re happy …

Disable Windows 10 upgrade prompts with GWX Control Panel 1.7
December 30, 2015 – 10:24 | No Comment
Disable Windows 10 upgrade prompts with GWX Control Panel 1.7

Windows 10 is a solid update with some excellent new features, but if you’re happy running Windows 7/ 8 then the constant “Get Windows 10!” alerts are probably getting annoying.
Fortunately you can disable them in …

W10Privacy is a smarter Windows 10 telemetry blocker
December 28, 2015 – 06:26 | No Comment
W10Privacy is a smarter Windows 10 telemetry blocker

If you’ve tried more than your share of Windows 10 telemetry blockers recently, then we know just how you feel, but wait – W10Privacy is more interesting than most. No, really.
There’s a lengthy list of …

Shut down Windows 10 telemetry with Win10 Spy Disabler
December 21, 2015 – 07:40 | No Comment
Shut down Windows 10 telemetry with Win10 Spy Disabler

Windows 10 brought us Cortana. Edge. A brand new Start Menu. Oh, and a host of new and extended ways for Microsoft to capture data on your activities.
Fortunately 2015 has also seen the growth of …

How to download the latest Windows 10 ISOs with ‘Threshold 2’
November 17, 2015 – 07:50 | Comments Off on How to download the latest Windows 10 ISOs with ‘Threshold 2’
How to download the latest Windows 10 ISOs with ‘Threshold 2’

Windows 10 version 1511 (codenamed ‘Threshold 2’) is here, and it’s smarter, faster, with new features for Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Mail, Maps, Photos, Xbox and a whole lot more.
Windows 10 updates can take a while …

O&O ShutUp10 ramps up its Windows 10 antispy powers
November 4, 2015 – 10:30 | Comments Off on O&O ShutUp10 ramps up its Windows 10 antispy powers
O&O ShutUp10 ramps up its Windows 10 antispy powers

O&O Software has shipped an updated for its Windows 10 antispy tool, O&O ShutUp10.
The latest build has been repackaged as a single executable, making it more convenient to use.

What’s really running on your PC? Part 1: Windows System Processes
October 21, 2015 – 11:12 | Comments Off on What’s really running on your PC? Part 1: Windows System Processes
What’s really running on your PC? Part 1: Windows System Processes

PC too slow, possible malware infection, just not behaving as it should? Then you’ll probably launch Task Manager or something similar to figure out what’s going on.
Sounds great, until you find 50 or more cryptically-named …

Check your PC network security with Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
October 16, 2015 – 07:12 | Comments Off on Check your PC network security with Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
Check your PC network security with Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

Many antivirus tools and security suites now include “vulnerability scanners” which check PCs for security issues.
But despite its age, Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer still does a more thorough job than most, without costing you anything …

How to kill a Windows process
October 8, 2015 – 06:13 | Comments Off on How to kill a Windows process
How to kill a Windows process

If you’ve finished with some Windows application then you’ll probably get rid of it by pressing Alt+F+X, clicking the top-right Close button, or following some other documented route.
This is generally the safest approach, too, as …