articles about free software

  • CloudShot – Neat Screen Capture Tool

    I thought I knew every type of free screen capture tool available, that was until I came across CloudShot. According to CloudShot’s changelog, the software has been around since late 2012 with the most recent version (5.1) released in March this year. Strange then that I’d never heard of it, especially seeing how it is […]

  • Easily Uninstall/Reinstall Windows 10 Apps

    Windows 10 comes with a slew of pre-installed apps, the usefulness of which will vary from user to user. Most of the less useful apps, such as “Get Office” for example, include their own right-click uninstall option. However, some do not, and this is where third party removal tools can come in handy. Introducing 10AppsManager […]

  • A Simple Way to Secure Sensitive Information

    Introducing SafePad – Encrypted Text Editor I’m always on the lookout for innovative methods to secure sensitive data/information stored on the hard drive and USB drives. A few months back we published an article showing readers how to password protect sensitive data using any one of the free archive tools, you can catch up with […]

  • Free Ransomware Decrypter Tools

    Ransomware has quickly grown into one of the most prevalent threats today and is showing no signs of abating any time soon. We’ve already published several articles discussing methods for the prevention of ransomware, you can catch up with those articles by clicking the following links: Best Free Ransomware Protection WinAntiRansom Plus: Total Ransomware Protection […]

  • Geek Uninstaller now Removes Windows Apps

    The latest version of Geek Uninstaller, a popular third-party program for removing installed software, now also supports removing Windows Store apps. Geek Uninstaller is a portable program which not only uninstalls software but also scans for and removes leftover traces, in much the same way as Revo Uninstaller. However, Geek Uninstaller’s free version includes full […]

  • Easily Download Windows ISOs

    Download official ISOs from Microsoft servers Applies to Microsoft supported Windows operating systems only – Windows 7/8.1/10 Requires .NET Framework 4.6.1 With the release of Windows 8.1 and now Windows 10, Microsoft has made it increasingly more difficult for consumers to download official Windows ISOs, so much so that it is fast becoming mission impossible. […]

  • Freeware – That Was Then, This is Now

    “Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT“. So says the opening line of the BIO at the bottom of my articles – and you’d better believe it. I started writing about freeware back in the day when Clif Sipe (AKA Clif Notes) and Ian “Gizmo” Richards were the recognized freeware gurus (Ian Richards is […]

  • How To Completely Uninstall Graphics Drivers

    There are a number of notable types of software which often prove difficult to uninstall completely and can, because of leftover files and/or registry entries, potentially lead to issues when attempting a re-install or installing a replacement. Antivirus software springs to mind as s typical example, in fact, we published a guide on that very […]

  • Best Free Ransomware Protection

    Bitdefender Anti-Ransomware? A well known and popular freeware site recently published an article recommending Bitdefender Anti-Ransomware to its many readers. The article not only didn’t properly explain the software but also failed to mention its limitations. It is, in fact, a poorly researched article containing what can only be described as equally poor advice. The […]

  • How to Speed Up Chrome with OneTab

    Chrome, A Memory Hog? If you have ever wondered why your Chrome browser can be such a memory hog, try looking at it in Resource Monitor. To access Resource Monitor: press Ctrl + Shift + ESC to open Task Manager. Now select the Performance tab and then click on Open Resource Monitor shown on the […]