F-Secure seem to have silently updated their security product line for the year 2016. There is no mention of the new edition on the company homepage, but if you checkout the individual product pages, you will find that the screenshots have been updated to the new edition. Please note this is not a beta version, there is no mention of “beta” anywhere in the product interface and the program is rock solid, so feel free to install. F-Secure has still not announced the changes to the new edition, and we did not find any new features added to the program, apart from the interface that has been re-designed and the key functions are now divided in tabs to allow quick access. Here are some of the well-known features of F-Secure Antivirus:
McAfee Internet Security software 2015 provides comprehensive PC and identity protection to keep users safe from malwares and risky web sites. It offers antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-phishing, two-way firewall protection, anti-spam, parental controls, 1 GB of online backup and SiteAdvisor – a powerful Web site safety advisor so consumers can safely surf the Web.
Wise Care 365 Pro is a powerful system utility suite that includes registry, disk and system tools to keep your PC Secure and running at peak performance. It can repair the windows registry, recover accidently deleted files, clean up disk space, optimize memory usage, manage start up items, and permanently delete sensitive data making them unrecoverable. The developers claim that Wise Care 365 Pro finds more registry errors than CCleaner and has twice the scanning speed of Advanced System Care Pro 5.
Workflowy is a web app that allows you to create lists in a very simple, but organized manner. To add an item to a list, you just have to type and press enter. You can then add additional notes to that item or create sub-items. Items in the list can be easily ordered by dragging and dropping them between the lines. Completed items can be checked off and you can group items by using tags. Clicking on a specific tag brings up the items that have been marked with the same tag.
In case of large number of sub-items in a list, things can get easily lost, but not with WorkFlowy. When you add sub-items to a list, it creates a link trail, which can be used to navigate back to the parent item.
EaseUS Partition Master Professional Edition is an ALL-IN-ONE partition solution and disk management utility. It allows you to extend partition, especially for system drive, settle low disk space problem, manage disk space easily on MBR and GUID partition table (GPT) disk under 32 bit and 64 bit Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 SP1/Windows 8.
Photomatix Essentials is an easy to use standalone program designed to create images with a high dynamic range (HDR). Over the last few years, HDR photography has become very popular because it reproduces a greater level of luminosity levels compared to standard photography. It is usually achieved by combining three different images shot at underexposed, balanced and overexposed levels.
In Photomatix, the process of creating an HDR image is divided into three simple steps. In the first step, the program will ask you to add your bracketed photos – here you add the three photos that are taken at different exposure levels. You can also add two photos or a single photo. You can drag and drop photos or add them using the browse button. In the next step, the three photos will be merged into HDR mode, and by default, the photos will be automatically aligned to remove any kind of distortion.
Perfect Effects 9 is a powerful image-editing program that comes bundled with a wide range of tools designed specifically to enhance your images. The program is available in three different editions: standard edition that works as a standalone program, aperture edition that works as a plugin for Adobe Lightroom and premium edition that can work as a standalone program as well as a plugin. The standalone program is capable of processing JPG, PSD, PSB, TIF, and PNG image file formats.
Information that you do not want others to see or do not even want on your system may be accessible to prying eyes. This information may be in the form of web browsing history, cookies, web searches, videos viewed, form info, application temporary files and so on. You can manually remove this information from each application you have used, which can be a labor-intensive process, or use a tool such as Ashampoo Privacy Protector.
Privacy Protector automatically lists all the applications installed in your system that have a well-known history of leaving traces. You can remove traces from all the supported applications with just a click, or you can manually select only the applications you want. It supports a wide range of applications including all the popular browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera. What makes it special and stand out from the crowd is its ability to securely remove data.
Email is the most preferred way to send documents. Most email provides allow you to attach up to 25 MB of data per email. If you documents exceed the attachment limit, you need to compress them using a program such as NXPowerLite Desktop. It allows you to compress word documents and images, without compromising quality.
The program offers four different modes of compression: screen, print, mobile device, and custom, which allows you to resize, crop, and optimize display resolution.
The compression technique is unique as compression is applied directly on the content on the files instead of zipping or archiving them, which means you can straight away open the files after compression.
Bitdefender Total Security, which is the company’s flagship product, combines the power of Bitdefender Antivirus and Bitdefender Internet Suite to provide the best high-end security to home users. Bitdefender Total Security 2014 features streamlined installation and requires half the time to install compared to the previous edition. Like other security suites, Bitdefender has stopped using a version number in their product interface. The suite retains the same interface as last year’s 2014 edition.
Photon is one of the new technologies included which increases scanning speed by gradually adapting to the PC. Photon memorizes the files that have been scanned and on future scans, it skips files that have not been modified since the last scan. Wallet is another new feature that has been added this year. Wallet allows you to store website credentials and when you visit those websites, it automatically logs you in.
If you own a netbook or a laptop that lacks an optical drive, then you need a bootable USB to perform windows installation. If you have the operating system on a DVD and think that copying the files from the DVD to the USB will make it bootable, then you are mistaken. You need a specialized tool, such as, Novicorp WinToFlash to make a USB drive bootable.
WinToFlash supports a wide range of operating systems, including Windows XP, 7, 8 and the upcoming Windows 10. The procedure for making the USB drive bootable is very simple. All you need to do is select the ISO image of the operating system you want to boot using USB and the program will automatically copy the necessary files and make it bootable.
WinToFlash Lite is free to use, but lacks certain features like NTFS file system support and USB-FDD mode that are available in the professional edition.
Using the same password across multiple sites and apps is never secure. All it takes is a single password to be leaked and all your online accounts are at risk of being misused by cybercriminals. Using different combinations of password and user IDs is always a safe bet, but that would also mean remembering thousands of different combinations, and that cannot be easy. Latest version of all the popular internet browsers supports remembering passwords for websites, however if you use multiple browsers, those saved passwords with not be available, as cross-sync is not supported.
If spam mails are still arriving in your inbox, instead of the spam folder where it should belong, then you should try Cloudmark DesktopOne, which is a sharp anti-spam solution for your email client. Some email clients have their own anti-spam solution, and you can still use DesktopOne alongside them to make your spam filter more effective. Cloudmark DesktopOne works with most of the popular email clients, including Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, and Windows Mail.
Spam mails are automatically routed to the spam folder. If you find an unwanted mail in your inbox that should belong in the spam folder, mark it as spam, and it would be treated as spam in the future. You can do the same to spam mails that you think should belong in the inbox folder.
ESET Smart Security is based on the award winning NOD32 antivirus engine. The interface of Smart Security has remained pretty much the same since its launch. However, new features and improvements have to been added to the suit in each new iteration, which makes it one of the most effective suit today. Version 8 includes a new feature that allows you to detect botnet and an improved Java malware script detector.
Smart Security is the company’s flagship product and includes the following protection features: Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Rootkit, Anti-Spam, Anti-Theft, Firewall, Parental Control, and Web and Email protection.
Kaspersky Total Security, previously known as Kaspersky Pure, is a powerful protection suit designed for computers and mobile devices. Total Security includes all the features of Kaspersky Antivirus, Internet Security, and some more.
Unique features include multiple PC management, password manager, file shredder, and online backup.
Almost all antivirus firms offer multi device licenses, but the device type is limited to PCs. Kaspersky Total Security on the other hand is very different, as the multi device license can be used on three different devices: PC, Mac, and Android.