Articles about software

  • Is Your Antivirus Male or Female?

    Did you know that the French assign a gender to everything, and I do mean everything, even inanimate objects? A house, for example, is female, “la maison“, while a book is male, “le livre“. It got me to wondering how the heck the French decide what gender a particular object is and how they might […]

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    AdwCleaner – The Good, The Not So Good

     MBAM and AdwCleaner MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) is one of my favorite go-to programs for finding the bad guys on my computer. They have a great reputation for being able to not only find, but ultimately remove, malware. Finding it is one thing; being able to remove it is quite another, and they seem to excel […]

  • Is Your VPN Leaking?

    With the dramatic increase in tracking online activity, more and more users are turning to VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) to help mask their identity and whereabouts. The general expectation with VPNs is that they provide absolute privacy/anonymity, however, that is not always the case. Some VPNs will actually leak real IP and DNS addresses which, […]

  • 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’s It. I’ve 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

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    2 Free Forza Motorsport Demos

    Forza Motorsport 6 Apex (PC) FREE What could be more exciting than tearing around the streets of Rio de Janeiro in an Aston Martin whilst enjoying panoramic views of The Sugarloaf and Copacabana Beach? Well this is exactly what you’ll get and much more in this FREE Windows Play Anywhere game available at Microsoft Store. […]