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Avast Antivirus 6 Ultimate Review

I first came across a computer virus, the SCA virus I recall on the Amiga about 25 years ago. It did little more than infect the floppy disk boot sector and announce your computer is alive. It seemed quite novel at the time, but things have changed considerably since then. The argument that anti-corporate, anti-big brother hackers burning the midnight oil coding programs designed to turn people against the omnipresent Microsoft menace has long since been abandoned and, nowadays, its pretty obvious that there’s something much more sinister going on. Continue reading →

Piriform CCleaner Review

Piriform CCleaner

With the wide range of programs available to keep your computer running with as few issues as possible, it’s difficult to choose the best one; for many years, however, I’ve been making good use of a quick and simple piece of free software to do just that. CCleaner.

CCLeaner has been around for a while and has undergone many updates, while still staying true to its basic aim, to make relatively frequently accessed maintenance tasks much quicker and simpler to do.

On installation of the small program, you are presented with options to add the program interface to the Recycle Bin right-click menu, or to add the facility to run the program silently. It might seem strange to add it to the Recycle Bin, but perhaps not when it’s basically a program to clean up your computer, and it’s a very handy placement. You also have the usual options to create a Program Menu group, Desktop Icon, Quick Launch Icon etc. Continue reading →