Kingsoft PC Doctor cleans and speeds up your system
August 12, 2011 – 08:25 | One Comment
Kingsoft PC Doctor cleans and speeds up your system

The PC world is packed with tools which promise to optimise your system, but most do little or nothing useful. And so the news that Kingsoft Security had released another, their free PC Doctor, didn’t …

Review: AVG Premium Security 2011
August 2, 2011 – 07:16 | Comments Off on Review: AVG Premium Security 2011
Review: AVG Premium Security 2011

AVG’s Internet Security 2011 offers all the major components you’d expect from a security suite: antivirus, a decent spam filter, effective capable firewall, browsing protection, identity protection and a range of interesting extras. Sounds great, …

BitDefender 2012 delivers improved antivirus detection and removal
July 28, 2011 – 13:30 | Comments Off on BitDefender 2012 delivers improved antivirus detection and removal
BitDefender 2012 delivers improved antivirus detection and removal

BitDefender has today released its 2012 family of security suites, which have been enhanced with a range of new and interesting features.
A new behaviour monitoring tool tracks process behaviour, for instance, helping to detect new …

Auslogics Internet Optimizer: comprehensive, easy to use, and now it’s free, too
June 24, 2011 – 17:48 | Comments Off on Auslogics Internet Optimizer: comprehensive, easy to use, and now it’s free, too
Auslogics Internet Optimizer: comprehensive, easy to use, and now it’s free, too

The web is packed with tools which claim they’re the best choice to accelerate your internet connection. Most of them promise too much and deliver nothing at all, though, so installing another probably isn’t high …

Fix your photos quickly for free with our Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 3 giveaway
June 24, 2011 – 11:39 | Comments Off on Fix your photos quickly for free with our Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 3 giveaway
Fix your photos quickly for free with our Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 3 giveaway

It’s all very well buying a photo editing package with lots of bells, whistles and complicated tools, but actually having to learn and use all that functionality can – to put it mildly – be …

iolo releases System Mechanic 10.5, with automated driver updates and SSD drive optimizer
June 15, 2011 – 16:19 | 5 Comments
iolo releases System Mechanic 10.5, with automated driver updates and SSD drive optimizer

iolo has released version 10.5 of System Mechanic, its comprehensive system maintenance and performance tool. Version 10.5 adds two major new tools to System Mechanic’s armory: Designated Drivers and SSD Accelerator. You also receive a comprehensive …

SlimCleaner: a PC maintenance suite which actually delivers?
June 10, 2011 – 08:41 | Comments Off on SlimCleaner: a PC maintenance suite which actually delivers?
SlimCleaner: a PC maintenance suite which actually delivers?

The Windows world is packed with PC cleanup tools, most of which look exactly the same. They might try to clean your Registry, list your startup programs, maybe delete the contents of your temporary folders, …

ZoneAlarm launches new-look 2012 security suites
June 8, 2011 – 10:07 | Comments Off on ZoneAlarm launches new-look 2012 security suites
ZoneAlarm launches new-look 2012 security suites

It’s been 18 months since Check Point released ZoneAlarm Extreme Security 2010. And as it didn’t make much impact, and there was no 2011 release, you might have thought the company had given up on …

O&O Defrag 14.5 promises new and enhanced defragging options
June 7, 2011 – 12:15 | Comments Off on O&O Defrag 14.5 promises new and enhanced defragging options
O&O Defrag 14.5 promises new and enhanced defragging options

Berlin-based O&O Software GmbH has released O&O Defrag 14.5. Available as a free update to version 14 users, O&O Defrag 14.5, which is also available as a separate 64-bit build, offers a powerful and fast …

Firefox Plumber will “eliminate all memory leaks in Firefox”. Oh, really?
June 3, 2011 – 07:53 | One Comment
Firefox Plumber will “eliminate all memory leaks in Firefox”. Oh, really?

Firefox is a great browser, but it can use a lot of RAM, especially if you have plenty of tabs open and leave it running all the time.
Freeware utility developers Rizone say they’ve come up …

BitDefender’s Total Security 2012 released to public beta
May 19, 2011 – 09:58 | 3 Comments
BitDefender’s Total Security 2012 released to public beta

Last month Symantec gave us a first look at their Internet Security 2012 technologies, and now it’s BitDefender’s turn, as today it’s released the first public beta of the company’s extremely comprehensive Total Security 2012.
And …