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 …

Add shortcuts to Windows 7's right click menu
April 15, 2010 – 12:02 | Comments Off on Add shortcuts to Windows 7's right click menu
Add shortcuts to Windows 7's right click menu

Windows’ right click menu has many uses. It is sometimes referred to as the context menu but its contents can change depending on the item that was selected when the right mouse button was pressed …

Review: Uniblue PowerSuite 2010
March 18, 2010 – 16:47 | 3 Comments

Uniblue are well known for producing a range of effective PC maintenance tools. You could shop for these individually, but there’s now a better way: Uniblue PowerSuite 2010 brings together three of their most capable …

Review: Uniblue RegistryBooster 2010
January 29, 2010 – 20:16 | 3 Comments

The more applications you install on your PC, the more its Registry will become cluttered with broken, corrupt or redundant entries. Over time this will waste system resources, slow you down, maybe even lead to …

Cleanup your hard drive with Ashampoo Uninstaller 4
January 27, 2010 – 16:30 | Comments Off on Cleanup your hard drive with Ashampoo Uninstaller 4
Cleanup your hard drive with Ashampoo Uninstaller 4

You may think by using Windows’ Control Panel to uninstall programs you no longer need is the best way to free up hard drive space and remove registry reference to unwanted software. In reality, many …

Keep your Vista PC safe with this hidden security setting
November 25, 2009 – 11:35 | Comments Off on Keep your Vista PC safe with this hidden security setting
Keep your Vista PC safe with this hidden security setting

The holy grail of hackers comes in finding a way to make you run their code without even realising, and that often requires considerable low-level knowledge of how Windows works. For example, every program has …

How to handle REGEDIT "Access Denied" messages
October 22, 2009 – 13:45 | Comments Off on How to handle REGEDIT "Access Denied" messages
How to handle REGEDIT "Access Denied" messages

Registry tweaks are an important way to customise your system, resolve problems and make Windows Vista work the way you’d like. But sometimes, when you try to change a Registry value, you’ll find REGEDIT displays …

PC Tools release their 2010 range of security software
October 16, 2009 – 22:31 | Comments Off on PC Tools release their 2010 range of security software
PC Tools release their 2010 range of security software

You may not be aware that PC Tools are a relatively new company, who have achieved a huge amount of market share during a short period of time. Moving in to the security software market …