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  • Digiarty Giveaway: WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

    Digiarty is currently running a Thanksgiving promotion which includes a giveaway of its excellent WinX DVD Ripper Platinum software… expires 4th December. NOTE: There are no requirements involved, however, this giveaway is limited to 500 free copies per day and the giveaway version does not include free updates. This the very latest version (v7.5.18) of […]

  • Is ScanGuard Legitimate?

    Just recently I’ve had a number of people ask me about a relatively new program called ScanGuard. The company behind ScanGuard describes it as “The All In One Security & Optimization Software” and, apparently, the software has been extensively advertised online, especially on Facebook. So, in view of the number of inquiries, I decided to […]

  • WonderFox Mega Thanksgiving Giveaway

    WonderFox is currently running a Thanksgiving giveaway which involves 5 premium products all available for free… expires 28th November. *First step: visit WonderFox’s special giveaway page here: WonderFox 2016 Thanksgiving Giveaway #1 WonderFox Video Converter Factory Pro WonderFox Video Converter Factory Pro is an all-in-one, fast, reliable and easy-to-use video conversion software supporting 200+ video/audio […]

  • Best of Freeware 2016

    It’s a been a while since we last posted our best of freeware selections. That’s largely down to the fact that freeware offerings haven’t changed that much and new/innovative freeware has become somewhat of a rarity. So, there’s not much point in re-iterating categories which haven’t really changed (such as ‘image viewers’, for example, where […]

  • Kaspersky: Windows Defender is Anti-Competition

    Eugene Kasperksy, founder of the Kasperksy security software company, has recently published a long diatribe, aptly titled “That‚Äôs It. I‚Äôve Had Enough!“, slamming Microsoft for the integration and actions of Windows Defender which he claims constitutes anti-competitive behavior. Let’s dissect a number of Mr. Kaspersky’s assertions: When you upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft automatically and […]

  • 3 Ways to Pin Your Favorite Folders to Start

    Most users have particular folders that they tend to access more frequently. In my case, for example, due to my writing commitments, I work with the Pictures and Downloads folders far more than any other folders. Fortunately, Windows 10 provides three distinct methods for quick and easy access to these favorite (most often used) folders. […]

  • DCT Giveaway: Ashampoo Zip Pro 2

    The generous folk at Ashampoo have kindly donated 20 licenses (yes TWENTY) for the excellent Ashampoo Zip Pro 2 software for us to giveaway to 20 lucky DCT readers. Ashampoo Zip Pro 2 Ashampoo ZIP Pro 2 is not only a simple ZIP program, it’s an entire suite that features everything you need to compress, […]

  • Zemana AntiMalware Review

    Just recently I worked on a client’s Windows 10 laptop which had fallen victim to two nasty and persistent infections. One was the Web-start.org browser hijacker and the other a rogue PC optimizer program which randomly initiated a scareware popup. The first thing I did was uninstall the rogue PC optimizer and then scanned the […]

  • Web Of Trust Not so Trustworthy?

    German national broadcaster NDR recently released the results of an investigation by in-house journalists claiming that the WOT (Web of Trust) browser extension collects, records, analyzes and sells user-related browser data to third-parties. Apparently, the data obtained was traceable to WOT and could be assigned to specific individuals, despite WOT’s claim that they anonymize user […]