Giveaways & Contests Reminder (Week 4517)


Giveaways & Contests

Dave’s Computer Tips is working hard to bring top-quality software to our readers. Please note that none of the upcoming contests and giveaways are etched in stone. Changes may be made to this list at any time.

Here’s what’s happening…

Running Now!

Steganos Privacy Suite 19

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Steganos has kindly offered DCT readers a chance to win one of five (5) licenses. This is a great offer, so make a note of this contest on your calendar.

“Having combined the award-winning Steganos Safe and Password Manager security programs with Trace Destructor, Berlin-based software provider Steganos has launched the new Steganos Privacy Suite 19, offering complete protection for documents, images and passwords in a single application.”

This contest is running right now. Go to this Steganos Privacy Suite contest page to enter today!


Heimdal Security

heimdal-security-logoHeimdal Security has offered DCT readers five (5) licenses for their Pro Security program. Each license is good for three years and currently valued at $87.99 (US) each. This software can run along side your current Antivirus and/or Anti-malware program without conflict.

“Heimdal PRO doesn’t rely on analyzing malware’s code or its behavior. Instead, Heimdal focuses on:

1. Closing vulnerabilities and mitigating exploits by keeping vulnerable 3rd party programs (Flash, Java, browsers, etc.) always up-to-date. According to US-CERT, that stops more than 85% of attacks targeted towards vulnerable software.

2. Blocking incoming attacks, ransomware, banking trojans, phishing attempts, drive-by attacks, etc. – by scanning & filtering all your HTTP, HTTPS & DNS traffic.

3. Blocking malware’s communication to cybercriminal-controlled servers, in order to prevent botnet inclusions & communication, data leakage, ransomware dial back, etc.. This is actually the reactive part of Heimdal PRO, protecting from data exfiltration, encryption key download, etc., even if the malware succeeded in infecting the computer.”

This contest is scheduled to begin on Monday, November 20th. Stay tuned so you don’t miss out on this offer!


Ashampoo Uninstaller 7

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I currently have no further information on this exciting new version, but you can check out the Uninstaller 7 Page and get a great pre-order value, too!

As new information comes along, I will update this post.


That’s it for now. Be sure to visit often so you don’t miss these great Contests and Giveaways! And don’t forget, there are other informative and entertaining articles posted by our writers during the week as well.

If you would like to see a specific piece of software promoted as a giveaway contest on DCT, please let us know and we will do our best to make that happen.

About the Author

Richard Pedersen

Richard received his first computer, a C-64, in 1982 as a gift and began dabbling in BASIC. He was hooked! His love for computing has led him from the old “XT” boxes to the more modern fare and from clunky 10MB hard drives to smooth and fast modern day SSD drives. He has run BBS services, Fido mail, and even operated his own computer repair business.

4 Comments

  1. Ever since WE as a group downloaded the so called freeware download of the day our emails have been bombarded with spam. Please explain. We can post your reply on facebook.

    • Hi Brian,

      I honestly can’t make heads nor tails of what you’re talking about. Would you please be more specific?

      Wait a minute– are you talking about the Daily Giveaway link we have in the Main Menu? We don’t have any control over them, but if you are getting Spammed, we sure would like to know about it.

      Most giveaway sites, such as Shareware On Sale, do try to send you eMail (a newsletter, for instance), but in my experience, it is an opt-in situation. I’m guessing you didn’t uncheck a box somewhere. The next time you get an eMail from them, unsubscribe.

      It should be that simple,
      Richard

  2. Yes the daily giveaway. Yes I did uncheck from them and unsubscribe but still get it. Never happened until I downloaded from Shareware On Sale.

    Why don’t you download from them and test it out yourself?

    I would be interested in your experience and e mail me personally about it!

    Thanks

    • Hi Brian,

      “Also there is no way to unsubscribe. If so tell me how?
      You say you don’t have any control over them but tout them in your Tips and then turnaround and denounce such. Which one do you stand for freeware that is bloated with the stuff you denounce or safe and clean? If you are getting paid for it well then… ”

      Usually, there is a fine-print line at the end of newsletters giving you the option to unsubscribe. It can be hard to see at first.

      I don’t get paid for something I’ve never done. I write about software that I like. A lot of it is free and a lot of it is portable. I’ve never written a single article about daily giveaway sites, and I certainly don’t “tout them” in my Quick Tips articles. I don’t generally download software from those sites because it has to be installed while the giveaway is running. It can’t be installed, or re-installed, later unless you pay the shareware fee. That’s not to say I have never gotten software in that way.

      If for whatever reason you can’t figure out how to unsubscribe, then treat it as you would any other form of Spam– have your eMail service put that stuff in the Spam folder and you’ll never have to look at it again.

      You will find that directing your anger at me is an exercise in futility,
      Richard

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