Saturday, June 13, 2009

Iran Protest Updates

Completely off topic, but here are some links to follow the latest with the Elections and Protests in Iran. Twitter.com (#IranElection), HuffingPost, The Daily Dish

The coverage on Twitter is absolutely amazing, however there are a lot of unconfirmed rumors floating around. Take everything with a grain of salt.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Infinity Optimizer Review

Time to review a new System Optimizer program I came across. This one is called Infinity Optimizer. Let’s get right to it.

To start... their site is not very impressive. The feature list looks nice, but where do I start with everything else. Some of the Customer Testimonials feature the exact same Testimonials but listed under different customers. Are you kidding me? Also… it lists a System Alert on my computer for “Slow Opening”, “Unnecessary Disk”, “Win System”, and “Internet Speed Time”. What exactly does Unnecessary Disk mean? My guess is they left a word out somewhere. Oh de... On the plus side, at least the website has a nice look and has a lot of information about Infinity Optimizer.

So... I went ahead and downloaded and installed Infinity Optimizer. The installation file was about 8 Megs. That’s a little bigger then most computer optimization programs are, but that could be just because of the large feature list. The installation was also very quick.

Anyway... upon opening Infinity Optimizer, I am greeted with a System Report. It basically lists the last time I did some of the various features that come with Infinity Optimizer. For instance, last registry clean, last junk file cleaner, etc.

On the left is a few buttons that take you to the different features of this program. Here is the complete list of buttons/features.

Clean
Registry Cleaner
JunkFile Cleaner
Evidence Cleaner
File Shredder


Repair

Windows Repair
IE Repair
System Repair

Optimizer
Uninstall Manager
Memory Optimizer
Startup Manager
System Optimizer

Backups
Registry Backups
Favorite Backups
Driver Backup
System Restore

Options
Results



Man... I don’t even know what to say with this program. You know... The feature list is really impressive. A favorites backup? I’m not sure I can think of another System Optimizer I’ve reviewed that has included something like that. But for instance... When I went to the Uninstall Manager, under program description it was listed as “porgram description”. Are you kidding me?? Typos in the program itself?

In wrapping this review up, I honestly don’t know whether to recommend Infinity Optimizer or not. I don’t like some of the things about the website, and the typos in the software are just unbelievable. On the other hand though it has a very nice feature list, and in testing out the features, they seem to work pretty good. If you don’t care about the website and don’t mind typos in the program, then go ahead and download Infinity Optimizer.

Once more... here is the link.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Registry Gear Review

Well, it’s time to review a new Registry Cleaner I came across. I’m telling you, this blog probably has more registry cleaner reviews then any other blog out there. :)

This software is called Registry Gear. The Registry Gear website says Registry Gear has some of the usual features. A Registry Cleaner, Automatic Scan, Backup Options, etc. The website also claims Registry Gear has a Registry Defragmenter. That’s a nice feature. Not too many Registry Cleaners have that.

Anyway, I went ahead and downloaded and installed Registry Gear. The download was just 1.46MB. Very small and quick download. The installation was also just as quick.

Ok, I went ahead and opened Registry Gear. It’s got an interesting layout. At the top are a few buttons. Start Page, Scan & Fix, Registry Defrag, Settings, Help, and About. Those are all pretty self-explanatory. Under the buttons is a status box. It lists how many registry entries are found, how many have been cleaned, and my registry health. It lists my registry health as low. I’ll be the judge of that. ;)

After looking at the layout, I went ahead and ran the Registry Scan. The Registry Scan found 5,406 registry errors. That is a lot more then many other Registry Cleaners have found. It is possible that some of those errors are actually needed Registry Entries. However, the good news is that Registry Gear offers a Registry Backup. That way if it does accidentally remove Registry Entries that you need, you can restore those entries.

That is about all there is to talk about with Registry Gear. Like I mentioned, Registry Gear also offers a Registry Defragmenter. That is a nice additional feature. Besides that, there aren’t many other features. In conclusion, I recommend giving Registry Gear a try. It may lack many additional features, but the Registry Cleaner sure finds a lot of potential errors.

Once more, here is the link.

Special Offers from McAfee

Here are some special offers I received from McAfee. Normally I avoid posting information for every little deal, but these are some pretty big savings. I figured it was worth pointing out to readers.

Get McAfee Total Protection for only $39.99 after 50% off. Regularly $79.99. Valid June 1st through June 30th.

Get McAfee Internet Security for only $34.99 after 50% off. Regularly $69.99. Valid June 1st through June 30th.

Get McAfee VirusScan Plus for only $29.99 after 25% off. Regularly $39.99. Valid June 1st through June 30th.