Remove your PC’s junk files with Kaspersky Cleaner
March 1, 2016 – 07:45 | Comments Off on Remove your PC’s junk files with Kaspersky Cleaner
Remove your PC’s junk files with Kaspersky Cleaner

Russian security vendor Kaspersky has released Kaspersky Cleaner, a free beta for Windows XP and later.
The program is designed to delete junk Windows and application files, check your system settings are giving you the best …

Ghostery 6.0 for Firefox redesigns UI, syncs settings with other devices
February 23, 2016 – 08:57 | Comments Off on Ghostery 6.0 for Firefox redesigns UI, syncs settings with other devices
Ghostery 6.0 for Firefox redesigns UI, syncs settings with other devices

Anti-tracking company Ghostery has updated its Firefox add-on to version 6.0 in what the developer is calling “the most significant upgrade to Ghostery since its inception”.
The interface has been redesigned, with a new dashboard giving …

W10Privacy is a smarter Windows 10 telemetry blocker
December 28, 2015 – 06:26 | Comments Off on W10Privacy is a smarter Windows 10 telemetry blocker
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 | Comments Off on Shut down Windows 10 telemetry with Win10 Spy Disabler
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 …

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.

Ashampoo AntiSpy is yet another Windows 10 privacy protector
September 8, 2015 – 11:43 | Comments Off on Ashampoo AntiSpy is yet another Windows 10 privacy protector
Ashampoo AntiSpy is yet another Windows 10 privacy protector

German developer Ashampoo has shipped Ashampoo AntiSpy for Windows 10, yet another free tool for tweaking Windows 10’s many privacy and security settings.
There’s support for tweaking 40+ options covering browsing, updates, location features, webcam/ microphone …

Spybot Anti-Beacon quickly closes Windows 10 privacy holes
September 4, 2015 – 11:16 | Comments Off on Spybot Anti-Beacon quickly closes Windows 10 privacy holes
Spybot Anti-Beacon quickly closes Windows 10 privacy holes

Spybot developer Safer Networking has released Spybot Anti-Beacon, a portable free tool which makes it easy to disable a host of Windows 10 tracking technologies.
Just launching the program displays the current status of 10 “problem” …

Lock down Windows 10’s privacy settings with O&O ShutUp10
August 18, 2015 – 13:03 | Comments Off on Lock down Windows 10’s privacy settings with O&O ShutUp10
Lock down Windows 10’s privacy settings with O&O ShutUp10

Berlin-based developer O&O Software has released O&O ShutUp10, a tiny portable tool for controlling Windows 10’s many privacy-related settings.
Amongst its near 50 tweaks are options to disable telemetry, wi-fi sense, key app permissions, peer-to-peer updates, …

Tor 5 brings auto-update, better fingerprint blocking
August 12, 2015 – 06:27 | Comments Off on Tor 5 brings auto-update, better fingerprint blocking
Tor 5 brings auto-update, better fingerprint blocking

The Tor Browser Team has announced the first stable release of Tor Browser 5.0.
The new release features a host of updates, including Firefox 38.2.0esr (which gives you much-improved support for HTML5 video on YouTube, as …

How to protect your LastPass account from hackers
June 16, 2015 – 06:19 | Comments Off on How to protect your LastPass account from hackers
How to protect your LastPass account from hackers

So, the unthinkable has happened for millions of LastPass [http://www.downloadcrew.com/article/2214-lastpass] customers worldwide: LastPass’s servers have been hacked, and user data stolen. The good news – if it could be said to be good – is …

Tor 4.5 blocks third-party tracking, debuts security slider
April 30, 2015 – 10:45 | Comments Off on Tor 4.5 blocks third-party tracking, debuts security slider
Tor 4.5 blocks third-party tracking, debuts security slider

Privacy software Tor has been updated to version 4.5 with a stack of new and enhanced features.
Improved website isolation stops most third-party tracking by social networking buttons, adverts and “mashup” content.