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ScanFS: file search and disk cataloging software for Windows

ScanFS is a powerful file search software with in-content search and regular expression support for Windows that is free to use for Home use. The application is compatible with all recent versions […]

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About CCleaner's Easy Clean Mode

Piriform released on May 15, 2019. The new version of the popular cleaning software introduces a new simplified cleaning mode called Easy Clean. We followed development of the program for a […]

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NVIDIA Pixel Clock Patcher: remove resolution and refresh rate limits

NVIDIA Pixel Clock Patcher is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices that removes certain resolution and refresh rate limits. The program detects limits and may patch the values to allow higher […]

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Sound Editor Audacity 2.3.2 update integrates MP3 Encoder

A new update for the sound editor Audacity to version 2.3.2 resolves a long-standing inconvenience: the editor comes with integrated MP3 encoder for the first time. The version bump from Audacity 2.3.1 […]

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Simplewall 3.0 Beta First Look

Simplewall 3.0 is the next major release of the free open source firewall and security software for Microsoft's Windows operating system. We reviewed Simplewall back in 2017 for the first time. A […]

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A look at the archiver Explzh

Explzh is a free software for Microsoft's Windows operating system to manage -- create, extract, change -- archives using an Explorer-like interface. There is certainly no shortage when it comes to software […]

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KeePass 2.42 Password Manager is out

KeePass 2.42, a new version of the KeePass password manager for Windows (and other operating systems) was released on May 1, 2019. The new KeePass version is a major update; it introduces […]

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Control Windows Updates with Sledgehammer (formerly WUMT Wrapper Script)

Windows Update, or more precisely maintaining full control over the update behavior of the Windows operating system, was the topic of many articles here on this site. On the one hand, there […]


MoviePrint: create video thumbnail summaries

MoviePrint is a free open source program for Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh systems that creates thumbnail summaries of any number of video files. The program is not the first of its […]

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Comet is an open source Windows Disk Cleanup clone

Comet is a new open source program for Windows that replicates functionality of the trusted Disk Cleanup tool of Windows. Microsoft revealed some time ago the decision to deprecate Disk Cleanup and […]

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GIMP 2.10.10 Image Editor released

The development team of the free and open source image editor GIMP released GIMP 2.10.10 yesterday to the public. GIMP 2.10.10 is the first stable release of the program in 2019; the […]

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PowerShell 7 announced: cross-platform, new lifecycle, Windows changes

Microsoft announced the next version of PowerShell Core this week. The next version will be PowerShell 7 and not PowerShell Core 6.3 as many expected. It signals a significant change in the […]

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A look at Snappy Driver Installer Origin (update Windows device drivers)

Snappy Driver Installer Origin is a free open source and portable program for Microsoft's Windows operating system to update device drivers. The application is a fork of Snappy Driver Installer, a program […]


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 4.1.6: performance improvements and new options 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. 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 […]