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  1. Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.3 review

    Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.3 review

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    Over the past few years Webroot's Spy Sweeper product has established itself as one of the leaders in the battle to keep PCs free and clear of spyware threats. The product has performed amazingly well when we've looked at it in the past

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    Trend Micro Anti-Spyware 3.5 review

    Trend Micro Anti-Spyware 3.5 review

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    Anti-Spyware 3.5 is the latest version of the program originally born of the once popular Intermute Spy Subtract product. Boasting a simple, clean interface and solid real-time protection facilities, the program offers a number of cool add-ons.

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    Symantec Norton Save & Restore 2.0 review

    Symantec Norton Save & Restore 2.0 review

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    Back in the day, one of the biggest problems with creating an effective back-up routine was finding enough space to put everything. With the advent of big, fast and ever cheaper USB2 external hard drives, that's no longer a problem.

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    Spybot S&D 1.4 review

    Spybot S&D 1.4 review

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    Spybot S&D has been around since the dawn of spyware, and today's version looks virtually identical to the original major release. Yet whatever Spybot S&D lacks in style, it more than makes up for in performance.

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    Orlogix AutoMagic CD-R review

    Orlogix AutoMagic CD-R review

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    When you're going to burn a file straight to a CD, it makes sense to be able to insert one into your optical drive and have it copy files by launching its own copying software. That's the thinking behind Orlogix's AutoMagic CD-R.

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    Microsoft Windows Defender review

    Microsoft Windows Defender review

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    When Microsoft first acquired GIANT AntiSpyware a few years back, the company finally appeared ready to do the right thing. GIANT had a reputation for being tough with spyware, and did an excellent job of preventing the most pesky infections

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    Lavasoft Ad-Aware 2007 Free review

    Lavasoft Ad-Aware 2007 Free review

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    Back in the old days, non-virus threats were generally called adware. Ad-Aware was among the first on the scene to provide a solution to the woes of these new threats and their more insidious cousins who would follow

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    LapBack v2.1 review

    LapBack v2.1 review

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    Backup is a word that many computer users hate, simply because it requires a degree of effort to back up data, which is one of modern life's most boring tasks. Plenty of programs have sought to make data backup a speedy and painless process

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    Crawler LLC Spyware Terminator 1.9 review

    Crawler LLC Spyware Terminator 1.9 review

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    With anti-spyware software, free releases usually lack real-time protection capabilities, automatic updates or some variation thereof. This isn't the case with Spyware Terminator 1.9, however, a program that breaks all the rules.

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    AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 review

    AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 review

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    A few years back the folks at Grisoft shook up the security softwareindustry with its release of AVG Anti-Virus Free, a complete andfull-featured anti-virus program for non-commercial use.

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    Joesoft Klix-Digital Picture Recovery review

    Joesoft Klix-Digital Picture Recovery review

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    You get home from a well-earned break, quickly copy your holiday snaps on to your computer and then delete them from the card. Only at this point do you discover that not all of the files have made it over to your desktop.

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    Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac review

    Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac review

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    We can argue until we're blue in the face that the Mac does things better, or that you can achieve the same things under Mac OS X as under Windows, in a slightly different way, but the reality is that the ability to run Windows is sufficiently desirable

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    NewsGator NetNewsWire 3 review

    NewsGator NetNewsWire 3 review

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    Rather than visiting loads of sites to see if anything new has beenadded, you can subscribe to the RSS feeds that most now produce, andhave the news brought to you in one aggregated view.

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    Mediafour MacDrive 7 review

    Mediafour MacDrive 7 review

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    The worlds of the Mac and Windows have never been closer, but while OS X can read PC-formatted disks, PCs can't read Mac disks. This might simply be inconvenient if we're talking about external hard disks or memory sticks

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    Fastforward Software Compost review

    Fastforward Software Compost review

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    Have you ever wished that your Trash was more flexible? That it gave you more options about when it emptied? That it emptied itself? Well, if we're honest, we haven't either, but if you had, Compost would be the application for you

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    MacSpeech iListen TranscriptionPak review

    MacSpeech iListen TranscriptionPak review

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    Many of our jobs require us to take notes, and keeping up with a speaker without missing key content is easier said than done. That's where the iListen TranscriptionPak comes in

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    Smith Micro MediaRecover 4.0 review

    Smith Micro MediaRecover 4.0 review

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    Whenever you delete a file by emptying the Trash, it hasn't actually left your hard drive until you write over the space. There are two ways to write over this 'free space'. The first is to select Secure Empty Trash instead of Empty Trash

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    Quick Heal Total Security 2007 review

    Quick Heal Total Security 2007 review

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    Protecting your PC is a 24/7, 365 days a year job. That's why the annual subscription model peddled by the anti-virus giants of McAfee and Symantec has done so well.

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    Ironic Software Yep 1.6.2 review

    Ironic Software Yep 1.6.2 review

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    We get bombarded with electronic documents - mainly PDFs - every day. Keeping them organised requires discipline; folders, subfolders, categories and a blizzard of PDFs and documents - it's not an easy process

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    Fix-It Utilities 7 review

    Fix-It Utilities 7 review

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    PCs need regular maintenance and the longer you leave some essential disk cleaning tasks, the more of a pain it'll be to sort things out when it comes round to it.

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    Dataviz MacLinkPlus Deluxe 16.0 review

    Dataviz MacLinkPlus Deluxe 16.0 review

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    File formats used to be the bane of everyone's lives. Consolidation, standardisation, and the introduction of filters to programs that allowed them to read other programs' files has largely changed that

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    ClearMyMail review

    ClearMyMail review

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    Recent statistics show that around 80 per cent of all email sent is spam. Among cheap mortgages and discount drugs, there's a dangerous element in bank detail phishing and malicious code.

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    Nero 7 review

    Nero 7 review

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    It's not possible to review CD/DVD authoring without mentioning Nero, and not just because a version is supplied free with so many optical disc drives on the market today. The initial window shows the various programs available, grouped into categories

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    Prosoft Engineering Data Backup 3 review

    Prosoft Engineering Data Backup 3 review

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    As a rule, backup software is either easy to use or good, but seldom both. This latest revision from Prosoft goes some way to changing that. This is, at its heart, a very competent application, with a rich array of backup types and scheduling options

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    PC Tools Spyware Doctor 5 review

    PC Tools Spyware Doctor 5 review

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    If Eset's Nod32 is a rounded anti-virus suite aimed at those with a little more user experience, PC Tools Spyware Doctor 5 (£30 inc. VAT) is definitely aimed at the first-time user. This isn't a full anti-virus package, being a spyware tool

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