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Thu
02
Mar
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Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 Review

Ashampoo delivers once again with the highly anticipated Burning Studio 6! Known for maintaining functionality and without compromising ease-of-use, Ashampoo CD / DVD Burning Studio 6 incorporates many new and exciting features, including: NEW: ... Support for over 1,700 CD, DVD and Blu-ray burners (with up to 25GB of storage *per* layer)! NEW: Feature-rich file backup utility for CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs, including: password protection, compression, spanning and restoration to original file locations! NEW: Integrated Audio CD ripper: extract CD audio tracks to WMA or WAV file format. NEW: ... (view more)

Sat
11
Feb
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Remove SpyFalcon (Removal Instructions)

SpyFalcon is the latest rogue anti-spyware program that dupes unsuspecting users into registering (paying) for a full version of the program in order to remove a supposed Spyware infection. SpyFalcon operates in the same manner as SpyAxe and ... SpywareStrike by issuing fake warning messages similar (and almost identical to) Windows Update Notification balloons. Click here for an example. Like SpyAxe and SpywareStrike, SpyFalcon infects the host computer due to an exploit in MS Windows. The exploit can be resolved after infection is removed and after visiting Windows Update Web site. Both steps ... (view more)

Thu
12
Jan
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Ftp

FTP or File Transfer Protocol is a commonly used protocol for exchanging files over any network that supports the TCP/IP protocol (such as the Internet or an intranet). There are two computers involved in an FTP transfer. The first computer is an ... FTP server. This computer listens on the network for connection requests from other computers. Another computer (called the client) can make a connection to the FTP server by using FTP client software. Once connected, the client can do a number of file manipulation operations such as uploading files to the server, download files from the server, ... (view more)

Wed
11
Jan
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Power AutoPlay Menu Creator Review

Synopsis: Create your very own AutoPlay CD in less than 10 simple steps! Power AutoPlay Menu Creator Professional is a powerful, easy to use tool for creating an interactive CD Menu whenever you insert a disc into a Windows PC. With Power AutoPlay ... Menu Creator, you can create menus, launch applications, open documents, play movies, open web site, send an email, run built-in slide shows, and much more! No programming experience is necessary because Power AutoPlay Menu Creator runs on 'drag and drop' technology! What is AutoPlay? From Windows 95 and later, Microsoft Windows offers a CD AutoPlay ... (view more)

Tue
10
Jan
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Backup Premium v2.0 Review

Synopsis: Need a reliable, secure, and equally flexible solution to backup your valuable data? Look no further -- Backup Premium v2.0 is the answer! With its well-designed user interface and flexible built-in scheduler, wide media support, and data ... integrity testing, Backup Premium v2.0 makes archiving data as pleasant as it is simple! Backup Premium 2.0: Screenshots Click to view: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3. Backup Premium 2.0: Features Drilldown Wide Support for Backup Medium, including: external and internal hard drives, network drives (including SAN, NAS, and LAN locations), all types of ... (view more)

Fri
06
Jan
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Rootkits and Windows

Infopackets Reader S. Frisch recently asked a question regarding rootkits: " I've been hearing a lot of talk these days about 'rootkits' and how they can infiltrate Windows (regardless of whether or not you have a Firewall installed). What is your ... opinion of rootkits? I've also heard that there are programs that can help to defeat rootkits (with frequent updates): Rootkit Revealer, Ghostbuster and Blacklight. Do you think any one is better than the other? Do you think installing these programs is necessary? And if so, are there any others that are better?" Before answering this question, let' ... (view more)

Wed
28
Dec
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Top 10 Must-Have PC Maintenance Utilities

Die-hard Infopackets Reader Paul B. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have been a faithful subscriber to your newsletter for a few years now. While I immensely enjoy reading your articles (especially the software reviews), I am constantly second-guessing ... myself as to which utilities *I* need to keep my system running smoothly. As a newbie, I would like to know how many of these 'fix all programs' are really necessary? For example, which utilities do I need for: speeding up, uninstalling, defragging, anti-Spyware, anti-spam, firewall, anti-virus, registry cleaning / fixing... etc. I mostly use my ... (view more)

Wed
28
Dec
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AudiMovie Review

Synopsis: Extract audio from DVD, VCD, SVCD, or MPEG movies and save them into .WAV or .MP3 format for portable audio on the go! With AudiMovie, you can select audio quality and volume, audio language stream/track, Dolby Surround/AC3/DTS, PAL/NTSC, ... and customization of output audio resolution -- and then burn straight to CD! AudiMovie uses the latest video technology and is optimized for Intel and AMD processors. Default settings are provided for beginner users, so ripping the audio from your first movie is a snap! AudiMovie: Screenshots Click to view: Page 1. AudiMovie: Features Drilldown ... (view more)

Fri
23
Dec
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Registry First Aid Platinum Review

Synopsis: Tired of Windows crashing? Sick of having software lock up on you or taking forever to load? The problem might very well be the result of software installations and un-installations that went awry! If you are having problems with your ... system and want to ensure it stays fine tuned and error free, you need Registry First Aid Platinum! Registry First Aid was honored by the industry at the Shareware Industry Conference annual awards banquet in 2003 and again in 2005, and honored with a People's Choice Award. Find out why! Why is it necessary to maintain the Registry? Not all software un ... (view more)

Thu
22
Dec
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4Diskclean Gold Review

Synopsis: Unwanted temporary files build up over time as a result of daily computer use and Internet surfing; if left unchecked, these files can clutter up your hard drive and cause a significant deterioration in system performance. 4Diskclean Gold ... is an award winning collection of tools designed to optimize system performance, and keeps your computer running like new. 4Diskclean Gold deletes all sorts of unneeded files, including: temporary data, old backups, duplicated files and DLLs [Dynamic Link Libraries], all files viewed in Web browser and stored in browser cache, the history of URLs ... (view more)

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