system

Fri
26
Aug
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Systweak BoostXP2 Review

Synopsis: Is your system running a little sluggish? Want to squeeze a little more juice out of it -- all the while customize and clean it at the same time? In that case, try BoostXP2! BoostXP2 is a comprehensive and easy-to-use Windows utility suite ... that lets you fine-tune Windows and Internet Explorer and makes your computer run faster. Whether you want to tweak your Windows Registry, clean up your hard drive, erase tracks, or increase your multimedia and game performance, BoostXP2's integrated suite of programs can get your system running at peak performance levels. BoostXP2 gives you ... (view more)

Mon
22
Aug
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Malware

Malware Malware , or "malicious software" is a generic term used to describe various types of malevolent programs. Below are some of the most common forms of malware. Virus Viruses have used many sorts of hosts. When computer viruses first ... originated, common targets were executable files that are part of application programs and the boot sectors of floppy disks. More recently, most viruses have embedded themselves in e-mail as Email attachments, depending on a curious user opening the viral attachment. In the case of executable files, the infection routine of the virus arranges that ... (view more)

Thu
11
Aug
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Spyware

Spyware is a broad category of malicious software intended to intercept or take partial control of a computer's operation without the user's informed consent. While the term taken literally suggests software that surreptitiously monitors the user, ... it has come to refer more broadly to software that subverts the computer's operation for the benefit of a third party. Spyware differs from viruses and worms in that it does not usually self-replicate. Like many recent viruses, spyware is designed to exploit infected computers for commercial gain. Typical tactics furthering this goal include ... (view more)

Thu
21
Jul
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WinTasks 5 Professional Review

In today's world of Spyware threats and other Internet nasties, not knowing what is running silently in the background of your computer can be a serious problem. Unfortunately, Task Manager [CTRL + ALT + DEL] isn't helpful in reporting which ... processes are critical to your system, which ones can be terminated safely, and is horrible at troubleshooting problematic and suspect tasks. So how do you know "what's what"? Introducing WinTasks 5 Professional: the Ultimate Task Manager WinTasks 5 Professional is a state-of-the-art Task Manager replacement designed to enhance your computer's ... (view more)

Fri
15
Jul
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Registry Mechanic vs. WinOptimizer Platinum: which is better?

Infopackets Reader B.R. Hudgens writes: " Dear Dennis, I just read your article regarding the Registry Mechanic v4 release, as well as the article on WinOptimizer Platinum Suite . I have not yet tried either of these utilities on my system, but plan ... to do so very shortly because my PC has become very sluggish. I was wondering if you would give your opinion on the comparison of Registry Mechanic to WinOptimizer Platinum? I'm a bit confused because your article on WinOptimizer states that it cleans the System Registry (as does Registry Mechanic). And, both programs, as far as I understand ... (view more)

Wed
06
Jul
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'System Safety Monitor', and 'Daily Loop'

System Safety Monitor System Safety Monitor (SSM) is an application-firewalling tool (it is not a "firewall" in traditional understanding, so there shouldn't be any conflicts with your network firewalls). SSM controls which programs are running on ... your computer and what they are doing. For example, SSM can prevent so called "DLL Injection". Also, SSM will notify you whenever a program you want to start was modified. In addition, SSM can constantly check your registry and alert you, when an important modification was made. http://maxcomputing.narod.ru/ssme.html?lang=en Daily Loop We all have a ... (view more)

Wed
06
Jul
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VisualWare CallerIP Review

Synopsis: Fact: The moment you are connected to the Internet, your system is vulnerable to outside intruders, even with an anti-hacker Firewall in place! So how would you know if your system is being hacked right now? Answer: using VisualWare ... CallerIP, of course! With CallerIP, you get realtime monitoring information -- visually -- so you can instantly identify suspect activity to *and* from your computer (such as Hackers, Spyware, and Trojans). VisualWare CallerIP is so useful, it should have been renamed to VisualWare Internet "Caller ID"! VisualWare CallerIP: Screenshots Click to ... (view more)

Fri
01
Jul
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Use more than Spyware Remover for Redundant Protection?

Infopackets Reader Henry H. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have Spy Sweeper installed in my computer, but last week after running Norton Antivirus I discovered a threat called 'Adware.Ezula.' Thanks to an article of yours I also downloaded Acronis True ... Image , which I have found fantastic, so I was able to revert my system back to a previous state (and without the Adware.Ezula on my system)! I was so impressed with True Image that I decided to examine the entire Acronis product line. I came across their 'Acronis Privacy Expert Suite', and I would appreciate your opinion on whether or not I ... (view more)

Thu
30
Jun
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'Windows System Optimizer', and 'Disk Spy'

Windows System Optimizer Windows System Optimizer Free Edition is an easy tool to clean and optimize your Windows System. Windows System Optimizer is a fast, powerful utility software that speeds up your system, giving you maximum performance. ... http://free.windowssystemoptimizer.com/ Disk Spy Access your hard disk on physical level and view areas usually hidden from you. DiskSpy enables you to view every sector of any installed hard disk drive. It is irrelevant if this sectors are bootsectors, partition tables, file system entries or simple data files. Also areas protected by the operating ... (view more)

Fri
17
Jun
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MetaProducts Links Organizer Review

Synopsis: Do you have a bazillion Internet Favorites (bookmarks) stored in your web browser and aren't sure which ones work and which ones don't? Is your Start Menu ultra-cluttered with so many program links, that the list goes off the screen every ... time you click "Start"? If so, then you *need* Links Organizer! Links Organizer was developed to provide quick access to most kinds of links on your system -- from Start Menu and Desktop, to Internet Favorites and Bookmark links. Using Links Organizer, you can inspect, edit and exchange links between categories. It also includes a links ... (view more)

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