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WPD Privacy app for Windows updated

Windows Privacy Dashboard (WPD) is a privacy-enhancing application for Microsoft Windows operating systems. The app supports all supported versions of Windows on the client and server side including Enterprise and Education editions. […]

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Windows Media Center for Windows 10

Microsoft removed Windows Media Player from the company's Windows 10 operating system. While there are some alternatives for Windows Media Center out there that users can switch to and use, some would […]

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CTLInfo displays all trusted and untrusted certificates in Windows

CTLInfo is a free portable software program for Microsoft Windows devices that displays certificate information in Windows. While Windows users and administrators may use the Certificate Manager to display certificates by loading […]

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Check the state of Spectre and Meltdown mitigations on Windows

SpecuCheck is an open source program for Microsoft Windows devices that reveals the state of Spectre and Meltdown mitigations on the system it is run on. In particular, it returns the state […]

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NVSlimmer: remove unwanted components from Nvidia drivers

NVIDIA driver slimming utility (NVSlimmer) is a free portable program for Windows to remove unwanted components from Nvidia drivers before installation. Nvidia graphics drivers have grown considerably in recent time thanks to […]

FastStone Image Viewer 6.6 is a lot faster

FastStone released a new version of the company's picture viewer FastStone Image Viewer today that brings the version of the application to 6.6. FastStone Image Viewer 6.6 improves the performance of certain […]

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New CCleaner scandal: forced automatic updates

2018 has been a troublesome year for users of the computer program CCleaner. The popular Windows program to delete temporary files and data to free up disk space went through a series […]

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VeraCrypt 1.23 with improved Windows upgrades

Idrix, the company behind the encryption software VeraCrypt released VeraCrypt 1.23 for all supported operating systems. VeraCrypt does not support automatic updates; users and administrators need to download the new version from […]

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How to prevent laptop CPU Throttling

Some manufacturers, for example Dell, throttle the CPU of a laptop automatically if the AC adapter used is not manufactured by Dell or can't be recognized. You may notice huge performance drops […]

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KeePass 2.40 is out: here is what is new

KeePass 2.40 was released on September 10, 2018. The new version of the password manager comes with new auto-complete functionality when editing certain data fields, enhanced compatibility checks for plugin dlls and […]

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KFK File Splitter review

KFK is a program for Microsoft's Windows operating system that you may use to split files so that you end up with multiple smaller parts. The splitting of files is useful under […]

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Jarvis launcher for Windows

Alfred is a popular launcher app for Mac Os X, and Jarvis is an open source program for Windows that brings the functionality to Windows. Jarvis is a work in progress which […]

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Paint.net 4.1 update brings lots of improvements

Paint.net 4.1 is out; the new version of the popular image editor for Windows introduces new functionality and changes that improve the user experience. The new version is the first desktop release […]

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Affinity Publisher desktop publishing app Beta launches

England-based Serif Ltd. released the first beta version of Affinity Publisher, a desktop publishing application for Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. Affinity Publisher is a desktop publishing app that Serif […]

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CCleaner 5.46 ships with clearer privacy options

CCleaner 5.46 is now available; the new version promises better privacy options, clearer explanation of privacy-related features, and a data fact sheet that highlights what is collected and why. The past couple […]

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Use Tags to organize files and folders

Tagstoo is a free cross-platform desktop program for Windows, Linux and Mac devices to manage files and folders using tags. The idea to tag files and folders on desktop systems is not […]

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Hide the volume on-screen display on Windows 10 devices

If you use a Windows 10 device with hardware volume buttons, a Surface by Microsoft for example or most laptops that run the operating system, you may have noticed that Windows displays […]

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Reset Windows Update Agent: a second look

I reviewed Reset Windows Update Agent, a free script for Windows devices, back in 2015. The script provided Windows administrators with options to run select administrative tasks on the system the script […]