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  1. Eset NOD32 2.7 review

    Eset NOD32 2.7 review

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    The need to be protected online has thrown up a number of solutions, almost all offering the same array of anti-virus and anti-spyware protection. Nod32 2.7 (£30 inc. VAT) doesn't offer anything new, it just does it in a more succinct way

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    Vcom Fix-It Utilities 7 review

    Vcom Fix-It Utilities 7 review

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    Vcom Fix-It Utilities 7 review: When your PC (or your Windows install) starts to show its age, you'll find everything grinding to a halt. Now might be the time to install something that'll fix all that. Will the catchily titled Fix-It Utilities do?

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    SteelSecurity review

    SteelSecurity review

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    SteelSecurity review: The differentiation between competing antivirus products is usually straightforward. Most compete on the number of extra modules offered, on ease-of-use and often on who can shout the loudest

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    Roxio Copy and Convert review

    Roxio Copy and Convert review

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    Roxio Copy and Convert review: Copy and Convert uses the same engine as Roxio's complete data back up suite, Easy Media Creator. This is undoubtedly a good thing, as the Roxio's well honed interface provides the most intuitive backup environment out there

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    Avanquest Perfect Image 11 review

    Avanquest Perfect Image 11 review

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    Avanquest Perfect Image 11 review: A hardware or software conflict can sometimes only be solved with a time consuming reinstall. Taking the plunge and starting again means a long list of software updates have to be performed

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    SecureMac.com MacScan 2.4 review

    SecureMac.com MacScan 2.4 review

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    One of the great things about the Mac is that virus writers don't seem to have a beef with Apple. Owners of Windows machines are forever having to update virus definitions in order to counter the malicious creations of Microsoft-hating programmers

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    Interacto.net UNO 1.5 review

    Interacto.net UNO 1.5 review

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    The Mac OS interface is part of the reason Apple is where it is today. Unlike the competition, Apple prided itself on producing a consistent and highly usable UI. With OS X, part of that has been lost, and we now have a barrage of themes

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    In Loco Parentis review

    In Loco Parentis review

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    In Loco Parentis is sold as "safety and anti-grooming software". It's supposed to help you protect your child from unspecified online nasties by monitoring their activity. Once installed, this software sits invisibly on your system

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    LogMeIn Ignition review

    LogMeIn Ignition review

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    There are any number of USB memory keys that offer to store your data,load your favourite applications and cover any trace of your online activity. However, LogMeIn Ignition (£26 inc. VAT) is something different

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    Spyware Doctor 5 review

    Spyware Doctor 5 review

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    Windows Vista may be the most secure Windows to date, but it makes sense to look beyond Microsoft's bundled tools to a more complete third party offering. Malware remains a problem, and today we also face the threat of root kits.

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    RecoverSoft Data Rescue PC v2.0 review

    RecoverSoft Data Rescue PC v2.0 review

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    Data Rescue PC is a onestop shop for recovering files from a problematic hard drive, and it boots directly from the disc. Some recovery utilities can cause more damage to your hard drive and files by trying to fix the problem.

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    Norton 360 review

    Norton 360 review

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    We're not sure what to make of Norton 360. On the one hand it offers exceptional value, a three-user license of a program that's basically Norton Internet Security 2007 plus a host of extras - and all this for just £10 more than NIS2007 itself.

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    O and O BlueCon review

    O and O BlueCon review

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    A total Windows system crash is every PC user's worst nightmare (don't even mention fried components). Unfortunately, system back-up programs are often unnecessarily complicated and cumbersome to use.

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    BullGuard Internet Security 7.0 review

    BullGuard Internet Security 7.0 review

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    A good Internet security package is easy to use and remain firmly in the background while you use your computer. Various past incarnations of leading packages, such as Norton, have bombarded users with unnecessary pop-ups and warnings

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    Swift Publisher 2.0 review

    Swift Publisher 2.0 review

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    Swift Publisher is a simple desktop publisher for producing printed documents, and the arch rival of Apple's Pages 2.If you're not familiar with Pages or Swift Publisher, think of stripped-down versions of InDesign or QuarkXPress.

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    Freeverse Sound Studio 3.5 review

    Freeverse Sound Studio 3.5 review

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    Sound Studio is great for recording audio on your Mac, either using the line-in jack or internal mic as the signal source. We have found it particularly good for recording podcasts and conducting interviews over Skype.

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    Mindola SuperNotecard 2.2 review

    Mindola SuperNotecard 2.2 review

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    Writers have always known that creative inspiration isn't enough; you have to stay organised. Many of us turn to notecards, coloured pens and stickies. Scenes and plotlines are pinned to a wall, and then rearranged.

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    MediaDex Standard 2.0 review

    MediaDex Standard 2.0 review

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    We've all struggled to find pictures at some point. MediaDex attempts to eliminate this problem. Principally aimed at photo management, but also able to handle other file types including movies, it comes in Standard and Professional varieties

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    Norton 360 review

    Norton 360 review

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    Symantec has long been marketing its Norton Internet Security (NIS) package as a complete security solution, keeping you protected against online threats. Competition from Microsoft and McAfee has persuaded the company that NIS isn't quite complete enough

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    Windows Easy Transfer review

    Windows Easy Transfer review

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    Windows Vista provides its own free migration tool in Windows Easy Transfer (WET), and in some areas it's very impressive. It's easy to place the software on a USB drive or CD, say, and take it to your XP PC

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    CA Desktop DNA Migrator 2007 review

    CA Desktop DNA Migrator 2007 review

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    CA's tool transfers data files, Windows and application settings, but not the apps themselves. You can move data to another networked PC or by using a deferred migration - copying settings to a standalone executable and taking that to the PC you need

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    Home networking interactive training review

    Home networking interactive training review

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    If networking your home sounds like a daunting task, a tutorial to explain all the tricky bits for you might seem appealing. Unfortunately, this particular offering from Thomson Skills is more likely to add to your confusion than dispel it

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    Cyberlink PowerDirector 6 review

    Cyberlink PowerDirector 6 review

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    Budget video editing has never had it so good. With the capabilities of an average PC now easily able to cope with the demands of cutting, overlaying and playing back video edits in real time, the competition has really heated up

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    BullGuard Backup 7.0 review

    BullGuard Backup 7.0 review

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    Online back-up subscription services are becoming more common, but like car or house insurance, it's a yearly cost that sees little return on investment. Of course, that's until something goes wrong!

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    SubRosaSoft.com Das Boot 1.01 review

    SubRosaSoft.com Das Boot 1.01 review

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    Programs that turn hard drives into repair disks, such as Micromat's TechTool Protogo, normally come at a princely £120 or so. This is not the case with SubRosaSoft's Das Boot, which can do many of Protogo's tricks for free

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