Smart Defrag

March 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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There are plenty of downloadable defrag utilities to choose from, but it’s hard to beat the ease of use and helpful extras in IOBit’s Smart Defrag.

With this utility you can quickly analyze your hard drive to check the level of defragmentation before committing to a scan. The interface shows you different colored blocks representing fragmented files, frequently used files, and more, with a helpful key to show what each colored block represents.

When you’re ready to pull the trigger, you can choose from a straight defragmentation (fastest), or have Smart Defrag perform either a fast or “deep” optimization after defragmentation. Our test machine has a rather full hard drive, so even using the fast optimization took close to 40 minutes. Depending on your hard drive and level of defragmentation, your mileage may vary.

In addition to the solid defragmentation tools, you can have Smart Defrag automatically defrag the files you use the most without significantly slowing down your system. Even while performing a full defragmention and optimization run, the program barely uses as much as 25MB of RAM, and with just the auto-defrag running continually, it uses about half that amount.

Smart Defrag offers a few extras, including a scheduler so you can set it up to only defrag during downtime on your computer. You can set it to run scans on bootup or even have the app shut down your computer when it’s done defragging selected hard drives or partitions.

It’s important to note that Smart Defrag is not as essential for those running Windows 7 because the OS defrags continually on it’s own. But if you run external drives connected to a Windows 7 computer, this utility will still come in handy for keeping them running smoothly.

Overall, if you want a quick and solid defrag utility to make your computer run more smoothly, with added options for scheduling and other extras, you should definitely download this program. Both beginner and advanced users will have no trouble operating this solid utility.

Disk fragmentation is generally main cause of slow and unstable computer performance. Smart Defrag helps defragment your hard drive efficiently. Smart Defrag not only defragments computer deeply but optimizes disk performance. With ‘install it and forget it’ feature, Smart Defrag works automatically and quietly in the background on your PC, keeping your hard disk running at its speediest. Smart Defrag is completely free for home, organization, and business.

License: Free

Limitations: No limitations

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uTorrent 1.8.3

April 27, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Free Utilities 

uTorrent is a powerful and efficient BitTorrent client for Windows. Most of the features present in other BitTorrent clients are present in uTorrent, including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading, and Mainline DHT. Additionally, uTorrent supports the protocol encryption joint specification and peer exchange. Unlike many torrent clients, it does not hog valuable system resources–typically using less than 6MB of memory, allowing you to use the computer as if it weren’t there at all.

Version 1.8.2 is a bug-fixing release.

Still not for the faint of heart, this torrent utility is one of the easiest to use. The uTorrent executable adds a directory and some option information to your PC, but it is still small enough to run off an old USB key. The memory footprint for uTorrent is very small, and system resources are barely touched. Our testers found that IP phones were difficult to use with a torrent, but uTorrent’s simple button interface makes it easy to pause downloading.

The most difficult aspect of using a torrent client is finding the torrents, but included are both a torrent search bar that links to MiniNova and a handy RSS feed download function. Subscribe to select feeds, and uTorrent automatically downloads files as they publish. Adding, starting, pausing, and listing torrents takes merely a click or two each. A speed guide helps you test your ports and adjust system settings for optimal performance.

Even though uTorrent is now owned by BitTorrent, there haven’t been many noticeable drawbacks, if any. Some tried-and-true BitTorrent options are available to uTorrent users, such as Local Peer Discovery and DHT Network. The latest version also includes Teredo and Ipv6 support, and patches a critical security error that has been discovered in all pre-1.8 builds, making this one of the secure torrent clients around. Throw in all the other features, and that should make it the torrent program of choice for novices, intermediate, and advanced users.

License: Free

Limitations: No limitations

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Comodo Internet Security:Free Firewall, Antivirus and Proactive Security

January 11, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Antivirus-Software, Free Utilities 

Internet Security

Internet Security combines the power of COMODO’s award-winning Firewall and AntiVirus software to protect your PC from malicious software and Hackers. Best of all is FREE!

  • Award-winning Firewall Protection
  • AntiVirus Software
  • Proactive Security

Comodo Internet Security will help you detect and remove viruses, Trojans, and other malicious software and hackers, and keep them out of your computer. In one easy-to-use bundle that won’t slow down your computer. All free, really! No Credit Card Required for this download.

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Comodo Internet Security Features:

  • Firewall Protection:

A firewall is your first line of defense in protecting private information. Our award-winning firewall is designed to prevent unauthorized hackers from obtaining your private information.

  • AntiVirus Software

Prevent, Protect and Defend your computer against attacks. Comodo’s AntiVirus Software will scan your computer AND remove viruses on a schedule that works for you.

  • Proactive Security

Defense+ proactively protects your critical operating system files, registry entries and personal data from internal attacks by root-kits, key-loggers, Trojans and other malware.

License: Free

Requirements: Windows XP/Vista

Limitations: No limitations

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Revo Uninstaller – innovative freeware uninstall utility

January 5, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Free Uninstaller, Free Utilities 

Revo Uninstaller helps you to uninstall software and remove unwanted programs installed on your computer even if you have problems uninstalling and cannot uninstall them from “Windows Add or Remove Programs” control panel applet.

Revo Uninstaller is a much faster and more powerful alternative to “Windows Add or Remove Programs” applet!

With its advanced and fast algorithm, Revo Uninstaller scans before and after you uninstall an application. After the program’s regular uninstaller runs, you can remove additional unnecessary files, folders and registry keys that are usually left over on your computer. Even if you have a broken installation, Revo Uninstaller scans for an application’s data on your hard disk drives and in the Windows registry and shows all found files, folders and registry items so you can delete them.

With its unique “Hunter mode”, Revo Uninstaller offers you some simple, easy to use, but effective and powerful methods for uninstalling software. You can use it to manage your installed and/or running software programs.

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Revo Uninstaller gives you another 8 handy and powerful tools to clean up your system.

Here is the list of the tools and utilities included in Revo Uninstaller:

Auto Start Manager – Stop programs that start automatically on Windows startup; speed up loading of Windows!

Windows Tools Manager – Handy and useful tools bundled with every version of Windows; easily find useful system tools and options!

Junk Files Cleaner – Find and remove unnecessary files from your computer; free up disk space and delete files you do not need!

Browsers History Cleaner – Erase web browser history, visited pages history and temporary internet files of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape and Opera web browsers; free up a lot of disk space by deleting temporary internet files like temporary saved videos, temporary flash files, temporary pictures etc!

Office History Cleaner – Remove the history of most recently used files in MS Office; remove your tracks by deleting the list of last opened MS Office documents!

Windows History Cleaner – Remove the history of recently opened files, delete temporary files, remove usage tracks and other history items that are saved by Windows; remove your tracks saved by Windows for a lot of operations!

Unrecoverable Delete Tool – Erase files and folders forever; be sure that nobody could recover your files and folders after deleting!

Evidence Remover – Make sure already deleted files, folders and other data are unrecoverable; securely erase your data!

 Benefits of Revo Uninstaller :

-Revo Uninstaller is completely free – no cost, no adware, no spyware;

-You can uninstall programs easily and correctly;

-You can uninstall a program and scan after its built-in uninstaller for leftover registry keys, files and folders;

-You can uninstall programs even when their built-in uninstaller is corrupted and cannot be uninstalled;

-You can search as you type for installed programs; The search is much faster than “Windows Add or Remove Programs” control panel applet!

-You can see the list of installed programs much faster than with “Windows Add or Remove Programs” control panel applet!

-You can view a lot of details of the programs installed on your computer and uninstall programs you don’t need (for example uninstall programs depending on their size to free disk space);

-You can use an innovative “Hunter mode” to uninstall, kill and delete programs. Uninstall unwanted programs just by aiming on their window or icon;

-You can use a “Drag and Drop” mode to uninstall, kill and delete programs;

-You can view and manage programs loaded on Windows startup;

-You can clean any junk, temporary and unnecessary files from your drives;

-You can have fast access to the most useful built-in Windows tools;

-You can erase all your browser history in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Netscape browsers;

-You can erase the recent document history of Microsoft Office products from version Microsoft Office 2000 till Microsoft Office 2007;

-You can erase most of the important traces you have left behind after working with Windows;

-You can permanently delete all of your already deleted files so they become completely unrecoverable by any software;

-You can securely delete any existing file or folder so it becomes unrecoverable by any software;

-You can use Revo Uninstaller and never have to solve uninstall problems.

License: Free

Requirements: Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Limitations: No limitations

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Junk Files Cleaner

January 5, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Free Uninstaller, Free Utilities 

Junk Files Cleaner allows you to find and remove various types of junk and unnecessary files from your computer. Many of the Windows applications create junk files. Normally, such files are deleted by the application that had created them as soon as it did not need them. However they may remain permanently on your hard drive if there is an unexpected termination of the parent application, a system crash, etc. If this happens it will cause reduction of free disk space (even hundreds of megabytes) or may slow system speed and performance.

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With Junk Files Cleaner you can select which of your drives to scan and what extension of files to scan for. The most common temporary and junk files extensions are built-in, but you can also add whatever extension you want.

License: Free

Requirements: Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Limitations: No limitations

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Unrecoverable Delete

January 5, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Free Uninstaller, Free Utilities 

If you want to securely delete a file or folder and to be sure that nobody with any tool could be able to recover this file or folder then use Unrecoverable Delete. Deleting files and emptying Windows Recycle Bin does not mean that these files are gone forever. They are still on your Hard Disk Drive or other storage but marked as deleted. Anybody with a tool available, free or commercial, could recover deleted data very easily. Unrecoverable Delete tool of Revo Uninstaller makes this impossible even if you try to do that with the most advanced and expensive tool on the market.

Deleting files in Windows means that they are marked as deleted and the space they allocated is free to use. This is because if Windows has to physically erase all deleted files it will take time and will slow down your computer. Beside this there is a lot of system, temporary and other files which are not so important to be unrecoverable. Unrecoverable Delete physically erases all the files and folders and that’s why it takes more time than simple deleting.

License: Free

Requirements: Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Limitations: No limitations

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