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Clean up your browser and your PC with ‘Click and Clean’ for Chrome and Firefox

Are you sick of cleaning up the various leftover bits and bytes on your system manually? Click and Clean is a handy FREE Chrome and Firefox extension that help you to get rid of all the garbage on your system: your history trail, caches, cookies and whatnot with very little effort or time spent on

Dec 14, 2012
B.C. Tietjens

Toolbar Cleaner

Remove unwanted browser toolbars and BHO’s in one fell swoop, with Toolbar Cleaner

I have an older brother who is not very adept with technology, and every time I need to use his computer I am surprised just how many toolbars and custom search providers have found their way onto his PC; I am further surprised by how labor intensive it is to clean that stuff out. And

Nov 6, 2012
Samer Kurdi


Remove security program and clean up aborted uninstalls, with AppRemover

Have you ever tried to uninstall your anti-virus software, only to find out that the very software you were trying to uninstall was preventing you from uninstalling it? AppRemover is a simple program designed specifically to overcome such issues. AppRemover is a free, portable app that designed to remove your installed security software cleanly and

Oct 15, 2012
B.C. Tietjens


Secure your USB port with USB Disk Access Manager

USB flash drives are a security concern for many not just because they can carry harmful viruses, but because it is very easy for someone to quickly and discreetly slip a Flash drive in a USB port and transfer data illegitimately from a PC. Disabling the USB ports completely is one thing, but doing that

Aug 21, 2012

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Two free programs to secure and lock your computer

Security is always a concern with modern computer systems. The days of punch card security are gone and that means we need more and more security solutions in the form of software. This post will present two great tools to secure or lock your computer up tight, both for free: KeyboardLock which can lock your

Jul 31, 2012
B.C. Tietjens


Protect your system from malware and look up unknown processes with Advanced Win Service Manager

Ever found yourself wondering about an unfamiliar process or service on your machine? Or maybe you are curious about all of the different programs running in the background and would like a quick overview that can give you an idea about what’s what. If so, then this software is for you; Advanced Win Service Manager

Jul 29, 2012
B.C. Tietjens


Get powerful anti-virus protection for your Android with Lookout

Lookout is a great little Android app that protects you from viruses, and a whole lot more. It’s simple to use, but powerful at the same time and it is loaded with great features and options. It’s also free. There hasn’t been a whole lot of talk, that I have heard, of mobile virus problems.

Apr 3, 2012
B.C. Tietjens


Intercept changes to your startup folder with StartupEye

Tired of programs adding themselves to your Windows startup, or making changes to your system’s registry? Then check out StartupEye, a program that lives in the background and alerts you whenever other programs try to add (or remove) entries to the startup folder and/or registry, and optionally upload and scan these programs using VirusTotal. StartupEye

Oct 4, 2011
Samer Kurdi


WinMHR: Free Malware Detector

WinMHR is a free security tool that provides a similar function as the VirusTotal website but with some additional features, and more to come. WinMHR is not a replacement for antivirus but it works great in conjunction with one (I’d recommend Avast! for a free antivirus.). The name stands for Windows Malware Hash Registry, which

Sep 20, 2010


The best free antivirus: a comparison

This posting will discuss which of the following three programs deserves the title of “best freeware antivirus program”: Avira Antivir, Avast, or AVG. My conclusion: all three are very worthy contenders that can hold their own or surpass any heavyweight for-pay antivirus; however Anitvir and Avast are definitely in the first tier, while AVG is

Apr 7, 2009
Samer Kurdi


Threatfire provides sophisticated real-time antispyware protection

Threatfire provides real-time protection against spyware and other malicious threats. It employs sophisticated behavior-based technology that can determine a threat based what it does within your system, and is therefore well suited for unknown or brand new “zero-day” threats. It is also low on resource consumption. If there’s something that I am constantly on the

Jan 11, 2008
Samer Kurdi



Returnil creates a virtual system on your machine that completely mirrors your actual setup. It is designed to take the risk out of exposing your machine to all manner of software, websites, downloads, or anything else that might have adverse effects on your machine or infect it with malware. Once restarted, your system will revert

Oct 10, 2007
Samer Kurdi