896577 eset home security premiuESET HOME Security

Published in Software by mfereday on Mar 14, 2024
How secure is your computer from outside attacks? It is up to you to make sure it is protected.

896425 Panda Dome PremiuPanda Dome Premium

Published in Software by paul_smart on Nov 29, 2023
There are several versions of Panda ranging in price from Free to around £30 depending of what is covered, however if you have more than one PC extra PC's seem to be covered for only a few pounds extra when purchased direct from Panda. There are also options for more than a single year. Here I am looking at Panda Dome Premium.
Very few pieces of software have been used by me for as many years as Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office, these days it is more important than ever, earlier this year I told you about a hard drive that expired and a recent backup allowed full restore of everything in an afternoon onto a new SSD drive. Now just after the installation of this latest version another disaster the motherboard expired and while this required a new – second hand PC – the SSD meant I wa

896218 ESET Smart Security PremiuSmart Security Premium

Published in Software by mfereday on Sep 16, 2023
While your computer might appear safe and secure on your work space, how well is it content protected?

896188 Acronis Cyber Protect Home OfficAcronis Cyber Protect Home Office

Published in Software by paul_smart on Aug 23, 2023
Acronis is a piece of software that I have used for years, even if a virus or worse gets through a complete reinstall is possible and you are even protected – although not without cost – from a hard disc failure and this latter event happened to me a few months ago.

895628 Avast_One_3D_Box_righAvast One Individual

Published in Software by mfereday on Sep 24, 2022
While your computer can hold plenty of personal data, it does require assistance to keep it safe.
For many years I have used Acronis to get a total disc backup that you can restore without any other media such as the original Windows CD being available. More recent years have seen them give extra protection such as from Ransomware. Just over a year ago I stopped using additional Anti-Virus software instead letting Acronis handle everything. Updates are made as needed and only occasionally do they produce a new version such as what I am reviewing here the Home O

895149 nero platinum suite 202Nero Platinum 2022

Published in Software by mfereday on May 10, 2022
Some, with a memory that can stretch as far back as mine, may well remember a software product designed to burn content onto CDs. This was an early incarnation of a product from Nero.

894872 nero_platinum_box_toNero Platinum Suite

Published in Software by paul_smart on Dec 29, 2021
Nero used to be the best and quickest way to create a CD or DVD; now with so few PC’s even coming with an optical drive they have widened the net to include other things. I counted eighteen items in the grouping all accessible under the Nero Start icon. For some reason they include one other that needs to be downloaded separately to make it nineteen.

894853 ESET Multi Device Internet Security 202ESET Internet Security

Published in Software by mfereday on Nov 30, 2021
While you may feel safe when in your home, could you say the same when connected to the Internet?

894778 Avast LogComputer Protection

Published in Software by mfereday on Oct 26, 2021
Having recently updated the drivers on my computer courtesy of Avast, I decided to look at the company's latest general protection offering.

892134 Pinnacle Studio 25 UltimatPinnacle Studio 25 Ultimate

Published in Software by mfereday on Sep 14, 2021
As another year passes Corel releases the next version of its Pinnacle Studio video editing product.
This is one of the few pieces of software that is always installed on my PC or notebook, I have used it for years and apart from a couple of occasions when I have had to do a total reinstall of everything when the hard disk failed all other problems – including my stupidity – have been resolved by visiting my last backup normally to restore files.

891976 Parallels Toolbox for Mac and WindowParallel Toolbox 5.0

Published in Software by mfereday on Aug 24, 2021
Continuing its two platform approach, Parallel has released the latest version of its Toolbox product.

891840 Ccleaner ProfessionaCCleaner Professional

Published in Software by mfereday on Jul 20, 2021
Since its original conception, around 2004, CCleaner has made its life existence to improve the performance of Windows and make your computer a faster and healthier computer.

Extending Battery Life

Published in Software by mfereday on May 4, 2021
However much we have, we always seem to want more. AVAST offers a way to extend the output delivered from a battery.

891166 f secure totaComputer Protection

Published in Software by mfereday on Feb 23, 2021
As computer-targeted threats continue to grow. so antivirus software companies need to offer users appropriate protection.

891121 DxO PhotoLab Photo Editing Software

Published in Software by mfereday on Feb 9, 2021
Unlike some graphics software titles available on a subscription basis, this next offering can be purchased with a single payment.

890948 ESET Cyber Security PrHome Office Protection

Published in Software by mfereday on Dec 29, 2020
Personal data has an attracting for many as they can not keep their hands off it. It is up to you to protect this type of data from the schemes of hackers.

890127 acronis true image 202Acronis 2021

Published in Software by paul_smart on Oct 7, 2020
This is a piece of software that I have used for many years, sometimes it’s a single file that I need to get back but twice now it’s been that Windows refuses to bootup and I have been happy to say in one case it was only a few hours work to get up and back to a few days previous, the other occasion took longer as I needed a new hard drive but in both cases it saved me.

890133 Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 2Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 24

Published in Software by mfereday on Sep 22, 2020
For those wanting to don their video director's hat, Corel offers this next product.

890081 Corel PaintShop Pro 2021 UltimatPaintShop Pro 2021

Published in Software by mfereday on Sep 17, 2020
During the ever-passing years, PaintShop Pro has undergone numerous make-overs. It would have taken somebody with the skill of a Nostradamus to get even close to how the original file conversion program would develop into today's graphics suite offering.

889876 parallels toolbox parallelParallels Toolbox

Published in Software by paul_smart on Sep 9, 2020
'How do I do that' or 'let me think' as I do not complete that task very often. Windows can do most things however it often makes the task difficult. Parallels Toolbox has a range of one step tools to complete the tasks that Windows makes more complex, some may even seem impossible this collection of over thirty different tools are in a simple package.

889629 Bitdefender Total SecuritBitDefender

Published in Software by paul_smart on Aug 19, 2020
The only way you know if your Anti Virus or Total Security product is doing its job is if it fails; and, if you have no problems, then it is probably doing its job. While I have previously told you about what McAfee and Kaspersky have to offer today its BitDefender.

889604 Parallels Toolbox 4.Plenty of Tools

Published in Software by mfereday on Aug 6, 2020
Stuck for a way to completing a task that should be simple then the answer might be a Toolbox.

Ccleaner Update

Published in Software by mfereday on May 7, 2020
Personal Computer users will appreciate that over time their piece of equipment will often loose its initial fast responsiveness. Tasks that once could be completed at a rate that was more than acceptable during the earlier months, now take their time thus causing degrees of frustration.

887720 TutorialFacial Improvement

Published in Software by mfereday on Jan 30, 2020
A picture, so they say, may be worth a thousand words but sometimes the image does not tell the complete story. Images, especially those of celebrities, have sometimes been doctored to enhance and modify the original image by specialist using software such as PortraitPro 19 from Anthropics Technology.

886505 panda dome advanced securitPanda Dome Advanced

Published in Software by paul_smart on Nov 27, 2019
This is one of several security software products that promise to keep you safe. What each product promises is slightly different so they all have a place according to what you want, here an offering from Panda their Internet Security offering.

886234 McAfee Total Protection 202McAfee Total Protection 2020

Published in Software by paul_smart on Nov 11, 2019
A lot of software is sold as a subscription some stop working once the subscription ends other will continue to work with limited functionality which in the case of security software probably means you will soon find you have problems with viruses and other nasty results. So one thing you always keep right up to date should be security software.

885742 Nero Platinum UnlimiteNero Platinum or Nero 365

Published in Software by paul_smart on Oct 9, 2019
No longer do Nero do a standard version but now you can get a Nero 365 Platinum that expires in a year or Nero Platinum that will keep working – without the addition of any new features – for ever, either way the contents of the package is Nero Platinum.