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bleachbit

A look at BleachBit 2.2

BleachBit is a long standing free alternative to CCleaner and other commercial system cleaners. The open source program was updated to version 2.2 recently. That, and the fact that some people don't […]

paint 4.26

Paint.net 4.1.6: performance improvements and new options

Paint.net 4.1.6 was released earlier today. The new version of the image editor for Windows comes with performance improvements, new features, and several fixes. Paint.net is my image editor of choice. I […]

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Rufus 3.5 with Windows 10 and 8.1 download option

The next version of Rufus, a small portable tool to create bootable USB Flash drives, includes an option to download the Windows versions Windows 10 or Windows 8.1. Rufus is a popular […]

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CCleaner Free update introduces Tools menu Popup annoyance

The most recent update for the temporary file cleaning and system maintenance software CCleaner, CCleaner 5.5.5, introduced a new Software Updater tool. Software Updater scans installed programs on Windows PCs to make […]

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How good is CCleaner Professional's new Software Updater?

The most recent version of CCleaner Professional comes with a new Software Updater tool designed to inform the user about outdated program installations. Software updates are a complicated thing on Windows as […]

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Windows Firewall Control 6.0 is out

Malwarebytes, new owner of Windows Firewall Control, released Windows Firewall Control 6.0.0.0 to the public on February 26, 2019. The new version is not the first release under the Malwarebytes umbrella, but […]

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O&O AppBuster: remove Windows 10 apps (even hidden ones)

O&O AppBuster is a new program in the ever increasing category of programs for Windows 10 that try to increase user control over the operating system. Next to privacy tools for Windows […]

7-zip 19.00

7-Zip 19.00 released

7-Zip 19.00 was released as a stable version on February 21, 2019. The new version of the open source program to manage archives is the first stable release of 2019. It comes […]

chrome download unblocker

The Pros and Cons of using Chrome Download Unblocker

Chrome Download Unblocker is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices -- all from Windows XP to the very latest Windows 10 version -- that you may use to configure Chrome to […]

askadmin

AskAdmin: block program executions on Windows

AskAdmin is a specialized program for Microsoft Windows devices that may block access to certain programs or system functions. It has been designed for situations where you hand over your computer (and […]

libreoffice 6.2 tabbed ui ribbon

LibreOffice 6.2 with optional Tabbed Ribbon-like interface

LibreOffice 6.2, a new version of the popular open source Office suite, has been released in February 2019. The new version of the cross-platform program introduces lots of new features, among them […]

NVCleanstall: customize the Nvidia driver installation

NVCleanstall is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to customize the installation of Nvidia video card drivers on the device. Nvidia's driver package for its video cards seems to grow larger […]

cleanmgr+

Cleanmgr+ is a Disk Cleanup alternative

Cleanmgr+ is a new software program for Windows by the maker of CloneApp and CloneApp UA. Microsoft revealed during the release of Windows 10 version 1809, the October 2018 Update, that it […]

wale

Different audio playback volumes annoy you? Wale for Windows fixes that

Wale, which stands for Windows Audio Loudness Equalizer, is a free open source software program for Windows to normalize Windows audio levels. Did you ever run into audio playback issues that caused […]

treesize free

TreeSize Free 4.3: usability improvements and PDF exports

TreeSize Free 4.3 was released on January 23, 2019. We have followed development of the program since 2010 when we reviewed an initial version of it here on this site. TreeSize Free […]

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Migrate Windows users with User Profile Wizard

User Profile Wizard is a software for Microsoft Windows devices to migrate user accounts from one machine to another. The program is offered as a free for personal-use version, and the paid […]

keepass 2.41 update

Password Manager KeePass 2.41 released

Dominik Reichl, the developer of the password manager KeePass Password Safe, released KeePass 2.41 on January 10, 2019. The new version of the password manager introduces a new security feature that prevents […]

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Keep track of important events with Date Time Counter for Windows

How many days until..? Date Time Counter is a free software program for Microsoft Windows devices that keeps track of important (and even unimportant) events for you. Basically, what the application does […]