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  1. Iolo System Shield 3 review

    Iolo System Shield 3 review

    5  

    iolo technologies is so achingly cool that it doesn't use capital letters in its name. Its System Shield 3 is similarly pared down as the software contains only the bare essentials of anti-virus, anti-spyware and a firewall for online protection.

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    AVG Internet Security 7.5 review

    AVG Internet Security 7.5 review

    6  

    AVG has an interesting take on the pricing for its Internet Security 7.5 suite as the default price of £42 (inc. VAT) covers you for two years. If you choose, you can pay £32 to keep one laptop updated for one year and there are discounted rates for two, three or five laptops for one and two years.

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    Parallels Desktop 3 for Mac review

    Parallels Desktop 3 for Mac review

    9  

    It's hard to argue with Parallels' might. It's the leading VM on OS X by a long shot, and the features just keep rolling in. Perhaps the most significant is 3D graphics support, which would theoretically let you play your Windows games under virtualisation

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    Yosemite Backup 8.5 & FileKeeper 2.7 review

    Yosemite Backup 8.5 & FileKeeper 2.7 review

    7  

    Yosemite Backup isn't an established name in the home market - traditionally, it's aimed at businesses. Yet since the company's acquisition of FileKeeper's software, a home and small business product is available

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    Symantec Norton Ghost 12.0 review

    Symantec Norton Ghost 12.0 review

    10  

    In a perfect world Windows would back up your entire PC automatically, and restoring it to a working state would take no more than a few clicks when required.

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    Genie Backup Manager Pro 8.0 review

    Genie Backup Manager Pro 8.0 review

    9  

    Genie Backup Manager has been up there with the best for years. Its wizard-based approach, support for a range of back-up media and expandability thanks to hundreds of plug-ins has always made it worth considering, but there have been question marks

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    CA Internet Security Suite (Flash Drive) review

    CA Internet Security Suite (Flash Drive) review

    9  

    Obvious gimmicks wear off pretty quickly. Indie band Keane thought they were going to change the face of music by releasing a single on a USB drive rather than CD, but it never really caught on. It's much the same with PC security.

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    On One Software Genuine Fractals 5 review

    On One Software Genuine Fractals 5 review

    8  

    Some of the latest cameras, like the Casio EX-Z1200, offer as much as 12Mp resolution, so why would you want more? For one thing, most only have a 3x optical zoom lens, so you can find yourself wanting to crop in and enlarge small areas of photos

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    Flock 0.90 review

    Flock 0.90 review

    8  

    Most people use one of three browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox or (for Mac users) Safari. However, there are a few browsers with small market shares but devoted audiences

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    VCom Fix-It Utilities 7 review

    VCom Fix-It Utilities 7 review

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    If you have owned your laptop for a time, it is likely you've noticed it runs slower than it did. This is due to the nature of computers - scattered programs and extra Registry entries all aim to slow you down.

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    Swiss Security Wireless SS review

    Swiss Security Wireless SS review

    5  

    Latest statistics put wireless adoption in laptops at 95 per cent. So even if you don't intend on using the technology, you're likely to find it in your laptop. And setting up a network at home has never been easier

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    PC Tools Spyware Doctor 5.0 review

    PC Tools Spyware Doctor 5.0 review

    10  

    We admit that we had high expectations for the latest release of Spyware Doctor, version 5.0. Our expectations were tempered prior to testing, however, by the fact that things change quickly in the anti-spyware sector

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    Nero Linux 3 review

    Nero Linux 3 review

    9  

    Disc burning under Linux is dominated by one application: K3b. It's favoured by novices and power users alike, so much so that even the staunchest Gnome fans sometimes find themselves reaching for the KDE burning tool.

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    Roxio Crunch 1.0 review

    Roxio Crunch 1.0 review

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    Roxio's Crunch is another program designed to fill a gap in the market that Apple has left wide open for no well explored reason. In essence, the problem is that Apple TV and the video iPod will only play movies encoded in particular formats

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    X-OOM Internet Movies 3 review

    X-OOM Internet Movies 3 review

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    They might have tiny screens, but 5G iPods and Sony PSPs are commonly used for watching video. Even mobile phones can be used to watch video on the go. With so many formats around, getting videos to work on your portable device can be tricky

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    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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