Monday, November 25, 2013

Wise Program Uninstaller 1.57 – Safely Uninstall or Remove Programs

Wise Program Uninstaller 1.57Wise Program Uninstaller is a reliable uninstall tool from “WiseCleaner”, which helps you to safely remove programs from your PC, without modifying the system efficiency. It can remove the residual entries of the uninstall program, where there are certain leftovers after you uninstall a program. It is free to download and supports Windows 8 operating system (both 32 and 64-bit).

The leftovers are not completed removed when you use the default Windows uninstaller program. Wise Program Uninstaller is very much handy in these situations. The simple yet elegant user interface is easy to use.

The newest version has improved reading installation time of applications, added Auto-checking function for updates, updated language package and fixed the problem of not identifying some installation directory when using Forced Uninstall.

Key Features:

  • Offers additional features compared to the default Windows ‘Add or Remove Programs’ function.
  • Clean and clutter-free User Interface.
  • Safe Uninstall mode – Performs the normal installation with basic functionality.
  • Forced Uninstall mode (only experienced users) – Removes all related data like registry entries without affecting your system performance or stability.
  • Repair programs which have issues.
  • Automatically shows when starting Wise Program Uninstaller.
  • Displays detailed information of all installed apps or programs on your system such as name, publisher, size, installation date and version.
  • Built-in Search function to quickly search a specific item.
Wise Program Uninstaller 1.57 - User Interface

The Forced Uninstall mode removes the program, its related files as well as Windows registry entries. Removing registry entries is not a safe measure as Windows may start experiencing errors. So, it is recommended only for experienced users.

Finally, Wise Program Uninstaller performs uninstall task utilizing low CPU and system memory. You can also download Wise Program Uninstaller 1.57 portable version for free.

Monday, November 25, 2013 by Unknown · 0

Monday, November 18, 2013

DriverMax 7.23 – Update and Backup PC Drivers Easily

DriverMax 7.23 - Update and Backup PC Drivers EasilyIt’s easy to download and update regular softwares like antivirus, editing tools, etc. but when it comes to PC drivers, the task is quite complex. You have to search for the latest updates of the drivers from its internet, download them and update them. If the downloaded updates are corrupted or missing, then you can’t restore the original drivers of yours. That’s when you need to have a powerful utility like ‘DriverMax’ to perform all the required tasks quickly and effectively.

DriverMax is an excellent Windows PC utility tool to download the new updates of your Windows drivers and update them easily without needing any additional programs. It backs up all your drivers installed on your PC, so that you can restore when required. It automatically checks for new driver versions in your computer and installs missing drivers for unknown devices as well.

The newest version of DriverMax 7.23 identifies for fresh updates of your PC drivers and downloads the latest drivers faster than ever. It spots out the unknown devices and get Vista rating information before your buy new hardware.

You need only 10 MB of free hard disk space and internet connection for free registration. You can create an account to access the program’s functions via the built-in User Registration Wizard. The only constraint from DriverMax is it downloads only 2 drivers per day for free users.

DriverMax 7.23 - Driver Information

Key Features:

  • Download, Update, Backup and Restore the drivers installed on your PC.
  • You can update all types of motherboard computer and hardware drivers.
  • No need of searching drivers on the internet for unknown devices.
  • Export all your current drivers to a folder or a compressed file. (When reinstalling Windows)
  • You can customize the driver installations as in most situations Windows stores all versions of older drivers just in case you want to go back.
  • The Export Wizard exports only the selected drivers by copying the needed files to a folder or a compressed ZIP file.
  • Displays detailed report about all installed drivers such as version, release date, install date, etc. and provide you with Windows Experience Index rating information before you purchase new hardware.
  • Windows 8 Compatibility and User-friendly Interface.
  • You can install and update all drivers at once. (only for pro users)
  • DriverMax sits in the System Tray and informs you when there is a driver update.

Finally, DriverMax is a great utility tool for updating your Windows drivers safely and can restore them when necessary. The application is easy to use and is considered as the best choice for all users.

Monday, November 18, 2013 by Unknown · 0

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ 11.0 – Real Time Antispyware Protection

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ 11.0Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ 11.0 is the latest freeware edition from Lavasoft, a security vendor which mainly focuses on spyware removal as well as providing basic antivirus protection for your PCs. It gives ultimate protection against spyware threats which come from world-wide-web. The core protection includes real-time antivirus, anti-spyware, rootkit protection, download protection, and of course web filters for safe internet browsing. Lavasoft’s pioneer technology provides traditional antivirus defense, along with comprehensive malware protection.

Ad-Aware, in spite of facing few problems over the past 2-3 years, it had stick the basics and presented a full-fledged software for security. The new version answers to all the previous issues and queries it had faced. Though it can’t get to the top security list immediately, the overall improvement says that it can go much further if it continues to offer consistent online security.

Let’s check out what features are included and improved in this latest version.
  • Download and Installation made easy.
  • Light and sleek user interface.
  • Ad-Aware’s premium versions can be downloaded and/or unlocked easily.
  • Superfast antivirus engine works alongside its powerful anti-spyware technology, to block malware, spyware and conventional viruses.
  • Powered by BitDefender’s core security engine keeping ‘Vipre scanner’ aside.
  • Automatic updates are available several times a day giving you the assurance of your computer’s security.
Installation and Interface:

The installation process takes extra time to download the virus definitions which is a bit bearable. The installation process is bundled with a bunch of disgusting unnecessary programs. But the in-house toolbar add-on would be useful and is recommended. The toolbar offers three basic features which include a built-in Yahoo! Search, a Web profile for safe browsing and a toolbar remover.

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ 11.0 - Protection Summary

Coming to its interface, Ad-Aware Free Antivirus 11.0 has got simple yet visually pleasing design with thinner fonts and modernized menu layout. Unlike other security softwares, Ad-Aware keeps away unnecessary social widgets from the interface, showing only basic modules. The other categories are neatly placed for quick navigation.

Key Features:
  • Legendary Antispyware engine could detect and block cybercriminals from malware infection.
  • A Superfast antivirus engine works along with the Ad-Aware antivirus engine to block malware, spyware and viruses.
  • Real Time Protection can detect malware instantly before your PC gets vulnerable. It involves real-time process protection, registry protection and network protection.
  • Shop & Bank Online with complete safety
  • Download any internet stuff like photos, music, movies, P2P files, etc. with zero-risk.
  • Advanced Two-way Firewall – Safeguards your personal identity and data against malicious programs.
  • Safe Networking (HIPS technology) administers network and system activities and block malicious intrusions.
  • Real Time protection for your Social Networking sites with the help of Anti-phishing technology.
  • Malware Sandbox Emulator – A Virtual technology developed to protect users from unidentified or emerging malware without compromising system performance.
  • Parental Control – Protects your children from all adult-related web content and activities by creating a custom website-filter pattern.
  • Game Mode – Play games and watch movies without any disturbance as all security alerts, system scans and other notifications are turned off without compromising system security.
  • File Shredder – Permanently remove all the data from your hard drive so that no one else can use your private information.
Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ 11.0 - Web Protection

Along with the above features, Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ 11.0 also include few useful features such as Digital Lock, which protects your files and sensitive information with strong encryption technology; Pin-Point Scanning, to scan only the desired files or folders directly from their original location; Email Protection, which can detect email threats.

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ 11.0 is a dependable choice if you are looking for basic antivirus features and powerful anti-spyware protection. This is a definite try if your system is infected with hard-to-remove malware.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by Unknown · 0

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Advanced SystemCare 7 Free – Improved Optimization and Cleaning

Advanced SystemCare 7 Free
Advanced SystemCare 7 Free is the new freeware version that comes with lots of enhanced tools for PC optimization and cleaning. It is undoubtedly one of the most effective tools for system optimization in the current market which fixes all your PC problems with just one click. It repairs, protects and optimizes your computer with all sorts, with zero-error. And all this comes for free of charge.

Like many other PC optimization tools, Advanced SystemCare 7 also bundled with huge number of tools for controlling your PC startup programs, defragmenting your hard drive, managing running programs, finding and removing duplicate files and tweaking essential Windows settings.

Advanced SystemCare 7 Free has huge list of new features such as brand-new Metro UI, Windows 8/8.1 support, Surfing Protection Technology, and many more. Check out below for the full list.

New Features:

  • Uninstaller 3 – Improved Scan for both applications and browser plug-ins.
  • Driver Booster – To update the outdated drivers quickly.
  • Program Deactivator – Get more available system resources by automatically enabling and disabling background services.
  • Real-time Protector – Protects your computer against malware in real time in the background.
  • Homepage Protection – Protects your web browser’s homepage and search engine from malicious modification in real time.
  • ManageMyMobile – Optimize, Clean, Manage, and Backup your Android device easily.
  • Surfing Protection Technology – Support real-time database update and parental control for secure browsing.
  • Start Menu 8 – Brings Windows 7 start menu for Windows 8 users.
  • Skip-UAC Function – Loads your programs faster than ever.
  • Expanded Malware Removal Database – To protect newly emerging malware threats from infecting your PC.
  • Fully Upgraded Cloned Files Scanner – Support removing duplicates in just one click.
Advanced SystemCare 7 Free - One Click Fix

Improved Features:
  • Junk File Clean – Cleans Windows 8 Metro App Cache to release more free system space and thus boosting the system performance.
  • Privacy Sweep – Now Supports IE 11, Opera 16, Chrome 30, Twitter Metro, Adobe Reader Touch, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.2, GOM Player, and more applications.
  • Enhanced Registry and Vulnerability Fix – Higher Scanning speed and more solid performance.
The new Metro-style design is more than the color change with minor font tweaks and icon modifications. Many of SystemCare’s tools are shortcuts to individual applications that are not shown rightfully.

The installation is a bit tedious and annoying task which includes collection of shortcuts to other downloads. The toolbox suggests to install every single product separately instead as a whole. And the uninstallation too forces to uninstall each individual app separately.

Advanced SystemCare 7 Free - Toolbox

Advanced SystemCare 7 Free provides basic protection from security threats, basic system optimization, and block malicious attempts to access your personal data. It can improve gaming performance and undelete files which are removed accidentally. Also it can securely delete confidential documents that are vulnerable. It can restore the Start Menu to Windows 8, and many more.

There are few cons for Advanced SystemCare 7 Free such as lackluster redesign, tedious install/uninstallation, basic defragmentation, basic malware protection, inefficient process explorers, etc. It is recommended to download separate tools for defrag and malware protection. As it is a free application, we can’t expect comprehensive protection or optimization.

Apart from the above you can get great tools like Disk cleaner, Registry cleaner, Smart RAM, Internet Booster, and Win Fix that helps you to fix many system problems. To have a custom PC maintenance suite with plenty of useful functionality, Advanced SystemCare 7 Free is definitely worth a download. Download Advanced SystemCare 7 Free from IObit website.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 by Unknown · 0

Saturday, November 2, 2013

CrystalDiskInfo 6.0 – HDD Health Monitoring Utility

CrystalDiskInfo 6.0 - HDD Health Monitoring UtilityThere are very rare tools that can possibly show the information of our hard disk drives (HDDs). CrystalDiskInfo is one of the system diagnostic tools which can be helpful in monitoring the health and status of your HDDs with easy-to-manage interface. This is a free system utility that displays compact information as well as monitors S.M.A.R.T values, and disk temperature. It can even alert you when things go wrong.

Supported Disks (HDD/SSD):
  • Serial ATA and IDE (Parallel ATA) disks connected internal ATA controller.
  • A part of USB-HDD
  • Does not support RAID disks and IDE (Parallel ATA) and Serial ATA disks connected external ATA controller.
New Features:
  • Current Transfer Mode report
  • Windows 8.1 support
  • Per-Monitor DPI support (Windows 8.1)
  • Opus support
  • Server Core support
  • DevSleep detection
  • New Strings to language files
Once you launch the application, CrystalDiskInfo instantly displays a list of details on your hard drive. The details include drive model name, disk size, firmware, serial number, interface type, transfer mode, drive letter, buffer size, NV cache size, rotation rate, power on count and on hours, and more. You can even view the health status and temperature of the drive, along with S.M.A.R.T information such as current, worst, threshold, and raw values.

CrystalDiskInfo 6.0 - HDD Information

Key Features:
  • Shows General Information, Controller Information, and S.M.A.R.T information.
  • Requires Administrative privileges to access information
  • Requires .NET Framework 2.0 or later for ‘Alert Mail’
  • Patch tool to identify fail during NCQ write command.
You can access “Disk Management”, to create a simple, organize disk conversion options, as well as extend and shrink partitions. You can run CrystalDiskInfo at startup, enable advanced disk search, change preferred language, and change the font. It consumes very less amount of system resources.

Finally, CrystalDiskInfo is a must-have system diagnostic utility for every PC user to monitor the health status of HDDs. Download the latest version CrystalDiskInfo 6.0 for free which supports Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Server 2008, 2003, and 2000.

Saturday, November 2, 2013 by Unknown · 0