Norton 360 5.0 public beta available now
October 12, 2010 – 21:17 | Comments Off on Norton 360 5.0 public beta available now
Norton 360 5.0 public beta available now

Symantec today released the first public beta of the latest edition of their do-everything security suite, Norton 360 5.0.
The program contains everything you’ll find in Norton Internet Security 2011: powerful antivirus with strong real-time protection;an …

Review: AVG PC Tuneup 2011
October 8, 2010 – 19:58 | 9 Comments
Review: AVG PC Tuneup 2011

When installing a product from a security company we normally wonder how much it’s going to slow our PC down. But AVG want to show that it doesn’t have to be that way.
Their new AVG …

Microsoft AutoRuns 10.03 reveals even more startup programs
October 1, 2010 – 17:33 | Comments Off on Microsoft AutoRuns 10.03 reveals even more startup programs
Microsoft AutoRuns 10.03 reveals even more startup programs

Microsoft’s Sysinternals have announced an update to their Autoruns tool, the best utility around for identifying all the programs that could be launched when you start your PC.
Just as in previous versions, Autoruns 10.03 provides …

iolo release faster, smarter, more powerful System Mechanic 10
September 29, 2010 – 12:17 | Comments Off on iolo release faster, smarter, more powerful System Mechanic 10
iolo release faster, smarter, more powerful System Mechanic 10

The Windows world is packed with PC maintenance tools, each claiming they’re the ideal choice to clean up, optimise and repair your computer.
Iolo’s System Mechanic has always been one of the most comprehensive, though, and …

Exclusive Review: O&O Defrag 14 Professional Edition
September 9, 2010 – 12:56 | Comments Off on Exclusive Review: O&O Defrag 14 Professional Edition
Exclusive Review: O&O Defrag 14 Professional Edition

Keeping your hard drive properly defragmented is a vital part of maintaining your PCs performance, so it’s a pity that Windows own defrag tool isn’t up to the task.
Slow, short on configuration options and features, …

Tweak virtual memory settings for a faster PC
September 6, 2010 – 20:08 | Comments Off on Tweak virtual memory settings for a faster PC
Tweak virtual memory settings for a faster PC

There’s never enough physical memory available in Windows, which is why it utilises a special file on your hard drive called the paging file to provide additional memory when your RAM is fully utilised. As …

Speed up your PC with MAGIX PC Check & Tuning Free
August 6, 2010 – 11:42 | Comments Off on Speed up your PC with MAGIX PC Check & Tuning Free
Speed up your PC with MAGIX PC Check & Tuning Free

Any user of Windows will be aware that it doesn’t take long for a once speedy computer to slow to a crawl, almost to the point of becoming unusable. MAGIX PC Check & Tuning is …

Review: Auslogics BoostSpeed 5
May 27, 2010 – 19:57 | 4 Comments
Review: Auslogics BoostSpeed 5

Most PC speedup programs are, let’s be frank, a disappointment. They’re often packed with ineffective options that make no difference to your system’s speed at all. And some are so poorly written that they can …

Review: Avanquest SystemSuite 10 Professional
May 22, 2010 – 10:04 | One Comment
Review: Avanquest SystemSuite 10 Professional

There’s a great deal of competition in the PC utility suite market, and it’s not easy to make your package stand out from the crowd. Avanquest have succeeded with a simple tactic, though – they’ve …

Save drive space, time and money with the Radical Image Optimization Tool
April 26, 2010 – 18:11 | Comments Off on Save drive space, time and money with the Radical Image Optimization Tool
Save drive space, time and money with the Radical Image Optimization Tool

With even budget digital cameras now including 10 megapixel sensors, it’s never been easier to take high quality photos. But there’s a problem. More megapixels usually means you’ll end up with huge files that gobble …

Cut your PCs boot time with WinPatrol
April 6, 2010 – 10:47 | Comments Off on Cut your PCs boot time with WinPatrol
Cut your PCs boot time with WinPatrol

It’s no secret that all too many applications still install unnecessary startup programs, components that load along with Windows, slowing down the boot process and grabbing valuable system resources. And so it’s wise to inspect …