Wednesday, September 15, 2010

SpeedyPC Review

Hey everyone! Back for another review :) I recently came across this program called SpeedyPC. I had never heard of it before but I thought it looked interesting. I decided I'd go ahead and do a SpeedyPC review in case any of my readers have heard about the product and want to know if it works.

First off, as you may guess, SpeedyPC is a program designed to speed up your PC. Computer optimization programs are pretty common these days, so it's often difficult to stand out from the crowd. So how does SpeedyPC do?

I went ahead and downloaded and installed SpeedyPC. It was a quick and painless download and installation, so let's get right to the program itself.

I spent about an hour with SpeedyPC. Here's what I've noticed.

The registry cleaner with SpeedyPC works really well. I was surprised just how much it found in my registry to clean. I was a bit hesitant to let it remove so much from my registry, but SpeedyPC did it with no problem.

SpeedyPC has a really nice interface. It's very easy on the eyes and it's very easy to access each feature.

I especially liked that in addition to the Registry Cleaner, SpeedyPC includes other tools. For instance, SpeedyPC includes a startup tuner so you can manage the items you run at start-up. This is very useful for removing unneeded startup items and speeding up your pc start time. It's very nice to see this included with SpeedyPC.

Also... I should note, SpeedyPC also has the option to make a backup should anything go wrong. That is very nice to have, and many people learn the hard way why you should always back things up.

In short, I really like SpeedyPC. It does an excellent job at speeding up your PC. If you are looking for a program to speed up your PC, definitely give SpeedyPC a look.

Good luck!

Official Website of SpeedyPC

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Windows Doctor Review

Hey everyone,

I decided I would go ahead and post something before I head off to bed. A friend of mine was recently asking about this software he came across called Windows Doctor. As some of my regular readers know, I often review a lot of system utility programs. I thought I had reviewed this software before, but it turns out I hadn't. So I spent some time earlier this evening messing with Windows Doctor and thought I would post a Windows Doctor Review in case any of my readers might be thinking of trying out this software.

So what is Windows Doctor? The name of the software is kinda self-explanatory. Windows Doctor is basically a software program to help fix any problems you might be having with your computer such as registry errors and low disk space. These types of programs are very popular. Some of them though aren't very good. So what about Windows Doctor?

After messing with Windows Doctor, I'm highly impressed by this software. It features a registry cleaner to clean your computer registry, a privacy cleaner, a system booster, and a system security scanner.

The registry cleaner is pretty self-explanatory. The privacy cleaner helps remove history tracks from your computer to protect your privacy. The system booster basically looks for various optimizations you can make to your computer to improve it's performance. And the system security scanner looks for vulnerabilities in your system that you should fix.

Although most people will focus on the registry cleaner, I actually really like the system booster and the security scanner. Sure, the registry cleaner works great, but I think the system booster is really cool and is perfect for computer novices that want some simple advice on changes to make to their system to increase it's performance. I'm also a big fan of the security scanner, since it can help computer novices keep their computer safer.

In short, I really like this software. If you are looking for this type of software to help optimize your PC, definitely give Windows Doctor a look.

Good luck!

Official Website of Windows Doctor

Registry Mechanic Review

Hey everyone, back for another review :)

I recently came across this program called Registry Mechanic. As my regular readers know, I often like to review system optimization programs for the computer. I have reviewed many registry cleaners, but hadn't reviewed Registry Mechanic. So I figured I would go ahead and try it out and give my opinion. Consider this my Registry Mechanic review. :)

So what is Registry Mechanic? As I mentioned, Registry Mechanic appears to be a registry cleaner. The purpose of a registry cleaner is to go through your computer registry and fix any errors that are found. Registry errors can be the cause of many different types of computer problems. Because of this, having a registry cleaner can be very important to have.

Anyway, I went ahead and downloaded and installed Registry Mechanic. It was a fairly quick download and installation, so let's get right to trying out the software.

My first thought upon loading Registry Mechanic is that the interface looks really nice. There are no blinding colors or anything like that. The colors are easy on the eyes and all of the features are organized in an easy to use way.

I also looked through Registry Mechanic and noticed that Registry Mechanic has a lot of additional features. This isn't just a Registry Scanner. Registry Mechanic seems more of a full system optimization program. Some of the additional tools include defragging your registry, securely deleting files, protecting your privacy by deleting history tracks, manage your windows services, and more. Registry Mechanic really has a nice set of features.

As far as the registry scanner itself, the scanner performed very well and the results are displayed in an easy to understand way. The errors that are found are sorted into various categories. In addition, next to each error is a priority listing. This way, you know which errors you should let Registry Mechanic fix, and which you should maybe shouldn't bother with.

In short, I'm pretty impressed with Registry Mechanic. The registry cleaner performs well, and the feature list is top-notch. Highly recommended!

Official Website of Registry Mechanic

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Privacy Eraser Pro Review

Hey everyone, back for a quick review before bed. I decided to try out Privacy Eraser Pro. I had heard about this a lot lately and had seen a few threads on a forum I visit regarding this software. So I figured I would go ahead and try it out and make this a Privacy Eraser Pro review.

What is Privacy Eraser Pro? Privacy Eraser Pro is a software program designed to protect your privacy. This is done through erasing your computer history tracks that are stored on your computer from websites you visit, files you open, etc. A lot of programs claims to delete your computer history. However, many of them do a poor job. So my expectations are low with this software.

I went ahead and downloaded and installed Privacy Eraser Pro. The download and installation was quick and painless, so let's get right to the software.

Upon loading the software, I see the program features at the top with various boxes representing each part of the program. I went through the various features and here are some of my thoughts.

First off... I am impressed at just what all is cleaned with Privacy Eraser Pro. Privacy Eraser Pro cleans every single thing I can think of that is important for protecting your privacy as well as many other things that I hadn't thought of. For instance, I hadn't thought of cleaning the Windows Swap File, but that could be very important.

Another thing I noticed is that the list of plug-ins is huge. There is a list of over 250 free plug-ins that you can use to also clean areas of other programs you might use. For instance there are plug-ins for adobe acrobat reader, Ad-aware, etc. I haven't seen a history cleaner with this many plug-ins.

I noticed Privacy Eraser Pro also supports cleaning your history by overwriting the files. This is very important to protect your privacy. If you simply delete your files, they can later be recovered. By overwriting them, it prevents these files from later being restored. Any true privacy protection software should include this feature and it's great to see it included with Privacy Eraser Pro.

In short, I am really impressed with Privacy Eraser Pro. The list of areas it cleans and the list of plug-ins it has is massive. If you are looking for a program to help clear your computer tracks, then you should definitely give Privacy Eraser Pro a try.

Good luck!

Download Link for Privacy Eraser Pro

DriverCure Review

Hey everyone :)

I thought before bed that I would post a review of a new product that I tried out a few days ago. I had spent some time with it, and I decided to type up a review in case anyone might be looking for a program like this. The program is called DriverCure and this is my DriverCure review. :)

What is DriverCure? DriverCure is a program that helps you manage and update your computer drivers. Updating drivers is one of the most boring things you can do on a computer, this is assuming you even know how to do it. Updating driver isn't easy, and even the most advanced computer techs can have problems with updating drivers. DriverCure was made to take this task and make it as easy as possible.

Before I tried out DriverCure a few days ago, I had seen a few similar programs with the same general purpose. They weren't bad, but they weren't really great either. I figured DriverCure was going to be like those programs. But I was wrong. :)

After these last few days of messing with DriverCure, I really like this software. DriverCure makes it really easy to update your computer drivers. It has a list of thousands of software applications and hardware vendors. So you should have no problem finding drivers for the hardware and software that you need.

There are a couple other things about DriverCure that I really like. First off... DriverCure creates a system restore point so that you can revert back to your old drivers if you have any problems at all with new drivers. I can't stress enough how much I like this feature. It makes me feel a lot more comfortable with updating my drivers.

The other thing is that DriverCure includes the option of e-mailing you to notify you of any new driver updates for the programs that you use. I absolutely love this. I don't have to worry about scanning for new drivers every night or anything like that. I just know to scan when I receive an e-mail alert. I'm really glad this feature was included with DriverCure.

In short, as you can tell, I absolutely love DriverCure. It is by far the best driver updating program that I have ever tried. If you are looking to manage or update your computer drivers, definitely give DriverCure a try.

Good luck!

Official Website of DriverCure

Data Recovery Pro Review

Hey everyone :)

I'm just about to go to bed, but I thought I would quickly do a review of a new program I came across. This program is called Data Recovery Pro. So consider this my Data Recovery Pro review. :)

What is Data Recovery Pro? As you might have guessed, it's a Data Recovery program :). Accidentally deleting files you need is a common mistake that many computer users make. Fortunately, it's sometimes possible to recover these files with special software such as Data Recovery Pro.

As my regular readers know, in the past I have reviewed a few data recovery programs. Unfortunately though, I didn't like most of them. They usually performed very poorly and would find very few files that it could recover. So before trying out Data Recovery Pro, I was rather skeptical. But, I went ahead and downloaded and installed Data Recovery Pro. So how is it?

I spent some time with Data Recovery Pro, and honestly, I am pretty impressed by it. I did a full scan of my computer with Data Recovery Pro. I was expecting Data Recovery Pro to find just a few files it could recover. Instead, Data Recovery Pro found over 500 files that it could recover. Image files, music files, etc. Data Recovery Pro found all different types. Some of these files I had deleted weeks ago. Obviously, I was very impressed with the scan results.

However, I noticed the scan time to be a little slow. It took a little while to complete the scan. However, like I mentioned, I had did a full scan. I am guessing that those that might use this to recover key files that they deleted won't mind waiting a few extra minutes if it means recovering the files.

That's about all to say about Data Recovery Pro. It's main purpose is to recover deleted files and it did an excellent job at that when I tried it. If you are looking to recover some of your files, or even to have a program like this around in case you ever need to use it, definitely give Data Recovery Pro a try.

Good luck!

Official Website of Data Recovery Pro

RegCure Review

Hey everyone, back for another review! I was talking to my brother earlier, and he had mentioned that he had recently downloaded a program called RegCure. My ears perked up, since as my regular readers know, I've reviewed many registry cleaners. However, I hadn't had the chance to try out RegCure yet. I told him I hadn't tried it and he had recommended I try it out. So I figured I may as well post a review of this software as I try it out. So consider this my RegCure review. :)

First off.... what is RegCure? Well... as I mentioned, RegCure is a registry cleaner that is used for cleaning your computer registry. Keeping your registry optimized is very important to keeping your computer up to speed. I have reviewed many registry cleaners, so honestly, it's going to take a lot to impress me ;). But let's see :)

Anyway... I went ahead and downloaded and installed RegCure. It was fairly easy, so let's get right to the review.

My first impression upon loading RegCure is how easy it was on the eyes. I've come across some pretty bad looking software programs in the past, but thankfully RegCure isn't one of them. The colors are easy on the eyes, and it presents the features in an easy to understand way with the basic program features on the left side of the screen.

From there, I took some time and messed with RegCure. I am really impressed by RegCure and it's registry cleaner. This is the biggest feature of the program, so of course it's the most important. Thankfully it performs really well and also runs pretty quick. Unlike most virus scans, you aren't going to have to wait an hour while RegCure scans your computer. The scan is fairly quick and takes you right to a results screen where you can decide which errors you want to fix.

Also... RegCure has a couple additional features that I really like. One of them is that you can schedule automatic scans. This is really useful for making sure your computer is scanned frequently and this way you won't forget about using this software. This can also be useful if you know of a specific time each day (or week) that you will be away from the computer. You can set it to run a scan at this time and have it run a scan for you.

The other feature I liked is that a manage startup list feature was included. This lets you manage the list of items that run when you turn on your computer. This is one of the biggest causes for slowing down your PC start-up time. With this feature you can shorten that list of programs down to just a few which should easily improve your PC loading time. I'm really glad this feature was included.

In short... I like RegCure. I think it's a great Registry Cleaner. It may not be a full system optimization program, but it's a great Registry Cleaner. It's purpose is to clean your Registry, and it does a great job at it.

Good luck!

Official RegCure Website

StopZilla Review

Hey everyone! I am back after a bit of an absence. Things have been pretty crazy. But I proposed to my girlfriend and she accepted! I did it while we were on a recent trip to Chicago. So obviously, I am very happy :)

Anyway... in my absence, I recently came across a few programs that I thought I would take a look at once I get the chance and post a review. One of these such programs is called StopZilla. I have actually heard about StopZilla a lot, but never got around to trying it out. I figured I would go ahead and try it now. So this is my StopZilla review.

First off... what is StopZilla? StopZilla is an anti-spyware program that works to prevent your computer from being infected by Spyware. Stopzilla offers a few different types of protection including real-time protection, regular scans, and pop-up protection.

I spent time trying out StopZilla, and I have been very impressed. To me, StopZilla isn't just a simple spyware scanner, StopZilla is a full system protection package. StopZilla has a lot of different features to help protect your computer. For instance, you have the option of making it so StopZilla stops your BHO's or Toolbars from being changed. This is one of the first things that most spyware programs try to change.

The pop-up protection also performed very well. StopZilla does well at blocking pop-ups but also making sure to let legitimate pop-ups load. I've noticed this being a problem occasionally when using the built-in pop-up blocker with FireFox. So it's nice to see that StopZilla does much better at it.

And finally... the actual spyware protection. The actual spyware protection did really well. Like I mentioned... the protection it provides is top-notch with monitoring key changes to your toolbars and BHO's. In addition though, I found the actual scanner to be very powerful and effective. If something does manage to slip through the real-time protection, you should have no problem in removing it with the scanner.

In closing... I really like StopZilla. I usually don't make too many recommendations when it comes to Anti-Spyware programs. I prefer to stick to using the same few programs. However, StopZilla is definitely a winner and is going to be one of my must have tools from now on.

Good luck!

Official Website of StopZilla

Friday, June 25, 2010

DriverSmith Review

Hey everyone! Back after a bit of an absence. Been a bit more busy as of late now that summer has started. But anyway...earlier tonight I came across a new software program thats been released. This software is called DriverSmith. So I decided to do a DriverSmith review.

So what is DriverSmith? DriverSmith is a software program that scans your computer drivers and looks for any outdated drivers and will update them for you. Keeping your drivers updated isn't easy. And to be honest, even the most experienced PC Tech hates dealing with their computer drivers. It can be one of the most boring tasks. Because of this, a program like DriverSmith has a lot of potential. So does it hold up?

I went ahead and downloaded and installed DriverSmith. The installation file is just 1.5Megs, so it's a quick download and installation. With that, let's get right to taking a look at the actual software.

When opening up DriverSmith, I was greeted with a nice looking main menu that was fairly self-explanatory. There were options for the scan, the settings, about the program, etc. It's about what I expected for a program like DriverSmith. Since DriverSmith's big purpose isn't about having a huge list of features, but about maintaining your drivers and making it as simple as possible for you.

Anyway... the main purpose of DriverSmith is the scanner, so I went ahead and ran the DriverSmith scanner. It didn't take too long to scan my computer for outdated drivers, and there was a progress bar showing how much percentage had been complete, so I wasn't clueless about how long the scan would be taking. Once the scan is done, you are taken right to the results.

When DriverSmith displays the results, it shows a list of outdated drivers that was found on your computer. They are separated into different categories that the drivers fall under, such as "Display Adapters", "Network Adapters", etc. This is nicer then simply making a list of all the drivers that are outdated. This would be more confusing and you might not know what these outdated drivers main purpose is.

Anyway, from here, you are free to choose which drivers you want to update. You select the ones you want, and you click to download and install them. From there DriverSmith will download the drivers and install them. Its really handy and I really like this program.

Thats about all I have to say about DriverSmith. It's main purpose is finding outdated drivers and updating them for you and DriverSmith does a great job at this. If you need to update your drivers or you are just looking to maintain them, then definitely give DriverSmith a try.

Good luck!

Official Website of DriverSmith

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Training Videos Review

Hey everyone!

I was just about to go to bed. But I wanted to do a review of this product I came across. Actually to be honest, a friend sent me the link and asked if I thought he should buy it. He's pretty new to computers :). But anyway, this interesting product called Training Videos. I figured I would do a Training Videos Review.

As you might be able to guess, this is going to be a positive review. I wouldn't go out of my way to make a post about a product I tried beforehand unless it was something I was going to recommend. Well... unless it was something so horrible I couldn't help but share my thoughts about it. Fortunately though, that's not the case with this product. Training Videos is pretty self-explanatory. They are training videos designed to teach you various subjects when it comes to computers. I was amazed though when I looked at the depth that these training videos go. It covers information that beginners will want to know, but also information that even more advanced computer users may be interested in knowing. Information I learned by having to pay a fortune and learn it through college lol.

Anyway, so what exactly is included in this group of training videos? Well some of the sample topics include freeing up lost memory, how to fix modem issues, how to solve printer problems, installing ram, installing cd-rom drives, how to create boot disks, how to upgrade your computer, how to install hard drives etc. Like I said, it's a very indepth list of topics.

I should note, I was also really impressed with the high resolution quality of these videos. When it comes to showing various computer parts, the quality of the video is definitely crucial. Thankfully with this group of videos, the quality is very nice and left me no problem when it came to seeing objects in the video. I'm glad this company took the extra step in making these videos have a professional look.

But yeah, in closing, I highly recommend my readers check this out. If you are interested in fixing your computer to avoid the PC repair costs, upgrading it, or learning how to do new things with your computer, this is especially recommended.

Good luck!

Official Website of Training Videos

Frontline Registry Cleaner Review

Hey everyone!

Back for another review :). Things have been crazy lately with the recent move to Michigan. I finally got to spend some time tonight on the computer though and came across a Registry Cleaner that I hadn't reviewed before. It's called Frontline Registry Cleaner.

As most of my friends and readers know, I have reviewed a lot of computer programs, and system optimization programs are probably the most common type of program I have reviewed. Since I hadn't tried Frontline Registry Cleaner though, I decided to go ahead and do a Frontline Registry Cleaner review.

For those of you wondering why you might want a system optimization program or a registry cleaner, they can be useful for speeding up your PC. Over time your PC can be cluttered with unneeded registry keys, unneeded files, etc. Programs like Front Line Registry Cleaner is made with the main purpose of cleaning your registry. So how does it do?

I went ahead and downloaded and installed Frontline Registry Cleaner. It's a very small download. Just 1.7MB. So you can easily download it if you happen to use dial-up. Installation was also quick and painless. With that, let's get right to the review.

Upon opening Frontline Registry Cleaner, I noticed that it's rather colorful. That's kinda a funny first thought to have, but I'm just being honest lol. The buttons leading to the various features were all different colors. It appears that Frontline Registry Cleaner went with a simple and colorful layout to make sure the program is easy to use. Nothing wrong with that.

I spent some time and looked through the various features that come with Frontline Registry Cleaner. The main features are the disk scanner/registry cleaner, and the Registry Defragger. It is nice that Frontline Registry Cleaner came with a Registry Defragger. Windows doesn't really come with one, and it's important to have in my opinion.

Also, I should note that Frontline Registry Cleaner also comes with a startup manager and the ability to make backups of your registry before you make changes to it with this software. Making up backups is a definite must when it comes to messing with your computer registry. Also glad to see that a backup feature comes with Frontline Registry Cleaner.

So how do the features perform? They seemed to perform quite well. When you run the scan, it scans both your files and registry and lists how much space you can free up and how many errors are in your registry. That makes it easier then just having to run two separate scans.

The start-up manager also works as it should as does the Registry Defrag. The startup manager is a very underrated feature. Managing the items that run on your computer when you turn it on is very important to speeding up your PC's boot time. Definitely make sure you use the startup manager if you decide to download this program.

In closing, I like Frontline Registry Cleaner. I think it's a good product. The only downside is maybe it could have included more additional features. If you are looking for a full system optimization program, you may want to check out my review of Registry Easy. But if you are looking for a good solid Registry Cleaner, definitely give Frontline Registry Cleaner a look.

Good luck!

Official Website of Frontline Registry Cleaner

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

PC Optimizer Pro Review

Hey everyone! Back for another review. :)

I recently came across this program called PC Optimizer Pro. Well actually, I had come across this software in the past. But I decided tonight to go ahead and review it. So consider this my PC Optimizer Pro Review :)

System optimization programs are VERY popular these days. There are so many different software programs claiming to speed up your computer. Figuring out which ones actually work and which aren't can be tricky to the average computer user. The average computer user doesn't want to spend hours and hours researching various programs. They just want to know the basics. Does the software work or not? That's the main question I'm setting out to answer with this review.

I went ahead and downloaded and installed PC Optimizer Pro. The download is quick and easy as was the installation. Even if you are on dial-up it shouldn't be a big problem. With that, let's get to the actual review.

Upon spending some time with PC Optimizer Pro, I am pretty impressed with this software program. As some of you know, I have reviewed many different system optimization programs. Unfortunately, many of them turned out to be junk. But I don't consider PC Optimizer Pro one of them.

PC Optimizer Pro comes with a registry cleaner which I really like. It can be very important to keep your registry clean. If not, your registry can fill up with errors and unneeded entries that slow down your computer. Cleaning your registry is one of the most important steps in optimizing your PC, and I am glad that PC Optimizer Pro includes a Registry Cleaner.

PC Optimizer Pro also came with a file shredder and tracks eraser. The tracks eraser is used for cleaning your internet history which ends up giving you more privacy and freeing up junk from your hard drive. You know... sometimes when people are out of hard drive space, the first thing they do is start deleting their programs. I tell them though, first delete your internet history! You would be surprised how much space you can save from cleaning your internet tracks. This is definitely another crucial step in optimizing your PC.

The file shredder overwrites files you delete multiple times. This makes it so that it is much harder to recover the files after they have been deleted. For instance, if you have any sensitive documents with your banking information, you definitely would want to use the file shredder so that some nosy person can't recover your file and steal your information later on.

Also, another thing I really liked about PC Optimizer Pro is that it comes with a program uninstaller. This helps you to uninstall unneeded programs on your computer. You may be wondering why you need something like this since Windows comes with Add/Remove programs. Unfortunately though, Windows Add/Remove Programs can be very buggy and not always completely remove the software. Using this uninstall program feature with PC Optimizer Pro is definitely a better alternative then the Windows Add/Remove program.

In all, that about wraps up my review. I really liked PC Optimizer Pro and I think it does a great job at cleaning and optimizing your PC. If you are looking for a system optimization program, definitely give PC Optimizer Pro a look.

Good luck!

Official Website of PC Optimizer Pro

Wise Drivers Review

Hey everyone!

It's been awhile since I've posted anything. Things have been busy the last few weeks with moving out of state. But the move is complete and I am starting to settle in.

Anyway... tonight I was browsing the net and looking for some new software to try. I came across Wise Drivers and decided to try it. I had heard some good things about this piece of software from some friends, so I figured I would go ahead and try it out for myself and post a Wise Drivers review.

For those of you who are wondering what Wise Drivers is, Wise Drivers is a program that scans your computer and figures out the latest drivers that you might need to update. Wise Drivers then downloads the updated drivers and installs them. It sounds like a very useful idea. But does it work well? Time to find out...

I went ahead and downloaded and installed Wise Drivers. It was a quick download and installation. The download was just a little over 2 megabytes. So even those of you who may still be on Dial-Up shouldn't have a problem downloading Wise Drivers. Anyway let's get to the actual software.

Upon loading Wise Drivers, I noticed the interface is very simple which is to be expected from this type of software. On the left are the buttons "Scan", "Download", "Settings", and "About". These are all pretty self-explanatory, so I don't really need to go into them.

There isn't a lot to really talk about with Wise Drivers. It's not an advanced 3D game or package of system utilities. It's main purpose is to update your drivers. Simple as that. So let's get right to the scan...

Once the scan started, I noticed Wise Drivers was scanning for many different types of drivers. System board, system speakers, motherboard resources, etc. I was happy to see that Wise Drivers was doing a fairly in-depth scan and not just a quick simple scan.

Upon the scan finishing, I was taken to a list of drivers I needed to update and was able to pick which drivers to update. How does Wise Drivers update them? Well, it turns out Wise Drivers has an online database of more than 100,000 drivers and is constantly updated. Because of this, Wise Drivers is able to easily find the drivers you need to update them on your PC.

In all... I really like Wise Drivers. I don't have much else to say about this software. It's very simple but effective. It's purpose is to update your drivers, and it does an excellent job at that. Good stuff!

But yeah, I'm going to go ahead and recommend this to all of my readers. If you need to update your drivers, definitely give Wise Drivers a look.

Good luck!

Official Website of Wise Drivers

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

PC MedKit Review

Ok, before I go to bed I thought I'd take a look at this new program that was released. This program is called PC MedKit, so I am going to do a PC MedKit Review.

Now honestly, I have tried out wayyyy too many PC Optimization programs lol. But I am kinda excited to check out PC MedKit. You might be wondering why that is. Well... PC MedKit was created by the same company that created the popular "Driver Robot" software. I reviewed Driver Robot a few months back and absolutely loved it. So I have high expectations for this PC MedKit software.

Real quick though, I should probably explain what PC MedKit is for those of you who aren't clear what it is. PC MedKit (appears to be) another program that helps to optimize your PC. This is usually done through cleaning up your registry, your files, etc. Like I mentioned, i've reviewed a lot of these programs. So it takes a lot to impress me lol. Anyway, onto trying out PC MedKit....

I went ahead and downloaded and installed PC MedKit. It was a quick installation, so let's get right to the software.

Upon loading PC MedKit, I'm pretty impressed by how it look. It's got a very high-tech blue look. Also on the left it lists some information about your computer such as the amount of ram, processor, etc. It's got a nice layout.

At the top, you will find buttons that take you to some of the other features of this program. For instance, there is a startup manager, services manager, processes manager, and PC Health.

I was curious what PC Health was so I took a look. It basically has bar charts showing you things such as your current ram usage, CPU Usage, and number of processes. It's interesting to look at.

But yeah, now we come to the Registry Cleaner. This is the main feature of PC MedKit. After scanning my computer with the Registry Cleaner, I was very impressed with it. The Registry Cleaner found a LOT of Registry Errors. More then most other Registry Cleaners found.

Anyway, in all I am pretty impressed with PC MedKit. If you want a powerful Registry Cleaner, then I'd give PC MedKit a look.

Good luck!

Official Website Of PC MedKit

PrivacyControl Review

Hey everyone! It's 1AM and I can't sleep. You know what that means... time for another review. lol :). I recently came across this program called PrivacyControl. PrivacyControl appears to be an internet usage tracks remover. So I figured I would go ahead and check it out and do a PrivacyControl review.

Protecting your privacy is obviously something that you need to focus on. Most advanced internet users are aware that when they visit websites, the history of their web browsing is saved. It is generally a good idea though to delete this history. This isn't just to protect your privacy, but also to free up disk space. So how do you go about deleting your usage tracks? You can do it manually, or you can use a program to do it for you. That's where PrivacyControl comes in.

I took a look at PrivacyControl and I was very impressed by all the usage tracks it cleans. Although it's not a full system optimization programs, for it's purpose, it does a great job at it. PrivacyControl will clear a lot of usage tracks, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Messengers, P2P programs, e-mail programs, etc. PrivacyControl does a great job of making sure to delete your usage tracks.

Also... one other thing I liked about PrivacyControl is that it includes a secure erase. This involves overwriting the files it deletes multiple times so that they can't be recovered. If you are worried about your privacy, then that is definitely a must. Great to see it included with PrivacyControl.

Anyway, in wrapping this review up, I'm going to go ahead and recommend PrivacyControl. If you are looking for software to remove your usage tracks, then definitely give PrivacyControl a look. Good luck!

Download Link:

Official Website of PrivacyControl

Web Design Mastery Review

Hey everyone :)

I'm getting ready for bed but I came across a really interesting Website Design course online. It is called Website Design Mastery. I thought it looked really interesting, and since I am in the web business, I decided I would go ahead and take a look at Website Design Mastery and give my thoughts on it. Consider this a Website Design Mastery review. :)

Website Design is a very popular topic these days. The bookstores are filled with dozens of books, there are hundreds of courses online, and thousands of videos on the internet. Unfortunately, a lot of this information can be very confusing or just plain inaccurate. Knowing this, I was pretty skeptical going into my review of Web Design Mastery, but, I went ahead and looked through this course.

So... after looking at this course... how do I feel about it? Honestly... I am really impressed with the information that is included in this course. This is not just a simple 100 page e-book. This is a large collection of information. I counted around 14-15 different e-book files all packaged into this one course. This course covers everything. Planning your website, HTML, Web Hosting, FTP, Javascript, CSS, etc. Like I said, this is very in-depth. If you are wanting to learn the in's and out's of web design in just a few pages, then you are going to be disappointed here. But you will be disappointed in general, because there is no way everything can be taught in just a few pages. I'm glad that Web Design Mastery did not leave anything to the imagination.

Another thing I really liked is 12 videos that are included in this course on HTML. All together, it's well over 2 hours of information, and the videos are very useful. The HTML Meta Tags video is especially nice.

Also... one other thing I liked is that this course includes a large number of bonuses. I noticed an HTML editor that was included in the bonuses, also there were 100+ templates, so it's definitely nice to see those included.

But yeah... in all I think this is a really great Web Design course. If you have any interest in learning Web Design, then I highly recommend this course. Good luck!

Download Link:

Official Website of Web Design Mastery

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

RegSweep Review

Hey everyone... back for another review! As all of my readers know... I love to review system utility programs. However, I haven't spent as much time lately reviewing these types of programs. But I just came across a program called RegSweep. So I am going to do a RegSweep review.

RegSweep is another Registry Cleaner that has been released onto the market. Registry Cleaners have become very popular these days. It's not easy for a Registry Cleaner to stand out among others, so will RegSweep stand out? Time to find out..

I went to the company website and attempted to download RegSweep. It didn't work. I tried 5 different times, and not a single time could I get it to download. Weird...

So that's going to wrap up this review. One of my shortest reviews ever lol :). I can't really give my thoughts on RegSweep since I didn't get to try it. But if the company can't even get the download link working correctly, I don't think I would trust this company's Registry Cleaner with your system. For now, I'll stick to recommending Registry Winner. You can read my review of Registry Winner here.

Good luck!

Download Link:

Official Website of Registry Winner

(There doesn't seem to be a download link for RegSweep!)

Easy System Cleaner Review

Hey everyone. I thought I'd go ahead and quickly do a review :). I just came across this program called Easy System Cleaner. Since I seem to love checking out system utility and system cleaner programs, I thought I would go ahead and check out Easy System Cleaner and give my thoughts on it. So consider this my Easy System Cleaner review. :)

Using software to clean your internet tracks has become more and more popular. There are many different reasons to clear your internet tracks. Perhaps you are worried about your privacy. Or perhaps you just want to free up some disk space. Either reason is important. With that, there has been software released that helps you clear up your internet tracks. Easy System Cleaner is one such software program. So how does it do?

I went ahead and downloaded and installed Easy System Cleaner. It's a quick and easy download and installation. So with that, let's get right to Easy System Cleaner.

I went ahead and ran Easy System Cleaner. Upon loading, Easy System Cleaner began scanning my system for usage tracks to remove. The scan didn't take very long, and so... here came the results.

And the results? Around 1,500 items were found to be removed. I was pretty surprised actually. I usually delete my temporary internet files daily. It definitely looks like I have been missing some areas on my computer when it comes to deleting my usage tracks and clearing up space.

I also noticed that Easy System Cleaner also found some temporary files. These are different then Temporary Internet Files. Temporary files are files that may not be usage tracks, but still are left over from old programs and just sit there taking up hard drive space. I was pleasantly surprised that Easy System Cleaner found some of these.

One more note... Easy System Cleaner also comes with an uninstaller. So you can use it to uninstall programs you have on your computer. I guess it goes with the whole freeing up disk space idea that Easy System Cleaner was built around. Either way, it's a nice additional feature.

Well... in wrapping this up, I recommend my readers check out Easy System Cleaner. It may not have all of the features that a full system optimization program would have, but for clearing your internet tracks or freeing up hard drive space, Easy System Cleaner is a must.

Good luck!

Download Link:

Official Website of Easy System Cleaner

Driver Detective Review

Hey everyone, back for another review. I recently came across this program called Driver Detective. It is a program that helps you locate updated drivers on the internet to download for your computer. I figured I would go ahead and check this out and let you all know what I think. So consider this a Driver Detective review. :)

Managing your computer drivers can be difficult. Not just for those with little experience with computers, but even with professionals it can be difficult. Lately, software has started popping up that lets you update your computer drivers. Driver Detective is one of these programs. So does it work?

I went ahead and downloaded and installed Driver Detective. It was a quick and painless download and installation. Even if you happen to be on dial-up, you should have no problem downloading Driver Detective. The installation file for Driver Detective was only around 1MB.

With that, I went ahead and ran Driver Detective. The first thing Driver Detective did was take me right to the scan. The scan was really quick and only took about 10 seconds. After that, I was shown a list of all of the drivers on my computer and how many were outdated. I had 27 up to date drivers, 8 system drivers, and 11 out of date drivers. I wouldn't have guessed that I had that many out of date drivers.

Anyway, from there the software will attempt to download and install all of the latest drivers that you need. It is a quick and easy way to update your drivers. I really like it.

With that... I'm not sure what else to say about Driver Detective. It's main purpose is to update your drivers, and it does a great job at that. If you are looking to update or manage your drivers, definitely check out Driver Detective.

Good luck!

Download Link:

Official Website of Driver Detective

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Supreme Spy Review

Hey everyone! Back for another post... :) And for this post I actually decided I would go ahead and do another review. However this review is going to be a bit different. Usually whenever I do reviews, I do reviews on system utility programs or software like it. This time though, I am going to do a review on a Computer Monitoring Software called Supreme Spy. So consider this my Supreme Spy review. :)

For those of you wondering what exactly Supreme Spy is... basically Supreme Spy is a program that can be used to monitor your PC and track what all happens. This can be very useful if you have kids for instance. Many parents are worried about what their children might be up to on the internet. Software like Supreme Spy will tell them everything that is going on while their children are on the internet.

Now... is something like this okay to use on your computer without your kids knowing? That could turn into quite the debate. But I am not here to give my opinion on that. That decision is up to the parent. I am just doing this review for those that might be interested in this.

So anyway... I went ahead and spent some time with Supreme Spy. Honestly... I was pretty impressed with it. There were a few things I noticed.

First off... Supreme Spy records a lot. Supreme Spy records keystrokes, e-mails, programs used, websites visited, etc. If you are wondering what all your children are doing on the internet, you will definitely get the answer with a program like Supreme Spy and it's feature list.

I noticed that Supreme Spy has the option of e-mailing the logs to an e-mail address. This could be very useful. For instance... if you are at work and your children are home, you could be e-mailed the logs to Supreme Spy and you could find out from work what all your children have been up to. That can be very convinient.

Also I should note, Supreme Spy can take screenshots of your screen as well. So not only are you reading simple logs of what all is going on, but you can also see actual screenshots taken of your computer and what all your children were seeing. It's a much more visual way to get an idea of what all was going on. Very impessive...

Like I said... whether it's okay to use software like this is up to the parent. But if you are considering using software like this to keep your children safe on the internet, I highly recommend you check out Supreme Spy.

Good luck!

Download Link:

Official Website for Supreme Spy

SpyRecon Review

Ok, it's time to do another review! As regular readers of this blog know, I usually focus on system utility programs when it comes to reviews. However lately I have decided to look at other types of software to review. I recently came across a program called SpyRecon. I thought it looked interesting so I decided to do a SpyRecon review.

A lot of you may be wondering what SpyRecon is. Basically, SpyRecon is a spy software designed to be used to spy on your children (or spouse). Now... I'm not going to get into the debate on if something like this is ok to use or not. Legally... you can only use it on your own computer of course. But should you use software like this on your kids? As a parent, that is your call. Some parents are worried about the dangers of the internet, and so they decide to install software like this to make sure their kids stay safe. It's your call though since you know your children better than anyone.

So anyway... continuing on with my review. I went ahead and spent some time with SpyRecon. Here are some of my thoughts I have about it...

First off... wow... this software records a lot of information. This isn't just a simple keystroke monitor. Besides logging keystrokes, SpyRecon also monitors login names and passwords, IM conversations, URL's, etc. If you are worried that your children might be up to something on the internet, this software should definitely help you find out what's going on with all of what it tracks.

I noticed some other additional features. For instance, you can have it run secretly in the background so your kids don't know. You can have it run at startup when you turn on the computer. You can send logs with the program to any e-mail address. It also takes screenshots of the screen, so you can see visually exactly how things looked. Like I said... this software tracks a lot.

Anyway... I don't really have much else to say about SpyRecon. It's got a very impressive feature list. Like I said before... I'm not going to get into the debate of if something like this is ok to use or not. That is up to the parent. But if you are a parent and you've made the decision that you need a piece of software like SpyRecon to help keep your kids safe, then I definitely recommend you check this out.

Good luck!

Download Link:

Official Website Of SpyRecon

PC Pandora Review

Hey everyone, back for another post, and another review actually! As regular readers know, I usually do reviews about system cleaners and system optimization programs. However, this time I am going to do a review about a a piece of software called PC Pandora. PC Pandora is a computer monitoring software designed to be used on your computer when your children use it. I have actually done a review of a couple other similar programs, but I thought I would go ahead and take a look at PC Pandora and do a PC Pandora Review.

First off... I am not going to get into the debate of if using software like this is appropriate or not. That is up to the parent to decide, and this is something I have mentioned before. As a parent, if you feel you should use something like this then that is your choice. I am just using this review to tell you if I think PC Pandora is a good piece of software or not.

Anyway... I went ahead and took a look at PC Pandora and spent some time with it. First thing I have to say is wow... PC Pandora does a really excellent job at monitoring your PC. If your kids were ever up to anything, I think you would easily be able to find out. I noticed that PC Pandora includes Web Surfing recording, Keystroke recording, Chat Messenger recording, E-mail recording, P2P recording, Webcam Capture, etc. In short, PC Pandora seems to pretty much record everything.

I also noticed some other features included with PC Pandora. For instance, you can make a list of websites to block. There is chat control blocking. You can also password protect the program. Also of course, like most PC monitoring programs, PC Pandora includes a stealth option so that it can run without ever being detected by your kids. You also have the option though of telling your kids up front and not using the stealth option. Also... you can have the reports sent to your e-mail if you happen to be away.

One other note, PC Pandora appears to have really excellent tech support. There is e-mail support, Livechat support, Online help, and an FAQ. So if you have any problems, you should be able to get them sorted out quickly.

In all, for it's use, I think PC Pandora is a great program. It's not something I plan to use, but for parents looking for a type of software like this, I definitely give two thumbs up for PC Pandora.

Good luck!

Download Link:

Official Website For PC Pandora

Friday, April 2, 2010

Podnutz Laptop Repair Review

Hey everyone, thought I would go ahead and do another post. It's really warm out (80's!) and I know I should be outside, but I had come across something interesting online that I wanted to review. Yep, that's definitely a sign that I spend too much time on the computer. :) Anyway, as I was saying. I came across this video collection. It's called Podnutz Laptop Repair. So I'm going to do a Podnutz laptop repair review.

Regular readers of my blog know that when I do reviews I usually review system utility programs or similar types of software. In fact, I rarely ever do reviews for something that isn't software related. But I'm going to make the exception here since I found this really interesting.

Basically... Podnutz laptop repair is a large collection of videos that teach you how to repair a laptop computer. This is useful for many reasons obviously. Perhaps you have a laptop computer that is having some computer problems. Fixing it yourself is obviously going to be a lot cheaper then taking it into a computer store. Maybe you are thinking of buying a laptop soon, and you want to know a bit about how to handle any issues that come with it, that's where this collection of videos comes in.

When it comes to videos teaching you how to repair your laptop, I would normally be a little skeptical. After all, I've seen my fair share of video tutorials on YouTube. Most of them are pretty bad quality. So I was a little hesitant at first about this collection of videos. But I went ahead and took a look.

Anyway, after taking a look, I can say that I highly recommend Podnutz Laptop Repair. There definitely isn't any issue with video quality as the video quality is HD quality. There is also a large amount of videos. This isn't just a few videos. I counted at least 40 different videos. These videos explain so many different topics. For instance, these videos teach you how to replace CD/DVD drives, motherboards, hard drives, LCD Screens, taking the laptop apart, where to buy parts, etc etc. I was definitely impressed by the wide range of topics that were covered in these videos. In all, there had to be at least 10 hours of video.

A couple other great things I found with this package is that there is a Podnutz forum. That is great incase you watch these videos and have any questions. Also, there is a 60 day money back guarantee. So if you end up not liking these videos, you can easily obtain a refund. Definitely great customer service.

In all, I highly recommend my readers check out these Podnutz Laptop Repair videos. If you have a laptop or you are going to be buying a laptop, this collection of videos is a must have in my opinion.

Good luck!

Download Link:

Official Website Of Podnutz Laptop Repair

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Simple PHP Review

Well... here is something I've never done before. I'm going to talk a bit about this e-book I came across. Usually when it comes to reviews, I stick to reviewing software. And as most of my readers know, I usually review system optimization programs. But I came across this interesting e-book called Simple PHP. And so I thought I would do a Simple PHP Review.

First off... if you have no idea what PHP is... then you probably aren't going to be interested in this review. So you may as well move onto reading something else ;). But those that are interested in learning PHP or work with PHP will definitely be interested in this.

Anyway... like I said, I'm going to talk a bit about Simple PHP. I spent some time and took a look at Simple PHP and I must say I'm pretty impressed by this.

In case you haven't figured it out, Simple PHP is an e-book designed to teach you PHP. Obviously knowing PHP can be a major skill to have. Perhaps you use this knowledge to get a job working with it for some company. Or perhaps you want to just understand better how to install PHP scripts on your website. Either way... if you are interested in learning PHP, I recommend taking a serious look at this e-book.

Although it's an e-book, I hate to call it that. Because I noticed there is so much more then just a simple book. There are also 5 hours of training videos, there are games, quizzes, etc. It really seems to be a nice package and a great way of learning PHP. I remember when I first tried to learn Visual Basic from this huge book I got from the library. It was so dry and boring. I really wish it had training videos and quizzes like this e-book for learning PHP.

But yeah... I guess now I'm kinda rambling :). Anyway... for my readers who are interested in learning PHP (and I know there probably might not be many), consider checking out Simple PHP. I highly recommend it.

Good luck!

Download Link:

Official Website of Simple PHP

My Porn Blocker Review

Thought I'd do a quick post before I get to bed. It's pretty late :). I recently came across this software called My Porn Blocker. I thought it looked kinda interesting. Besides I'm sick of talking about system utility programs I come across ;). So anyway, I'm going to go ahead and do a My Porn Blocker Review.

First off... some of you might be wondering what My Porn Blocker is. Well... it's pretty self-explanatory. My Porn Blocker is computer software that claims to help you protect your computer from porn. This could be beneficial for parents who are concerned about what their children might come across on the internet.

Now... being that I am not married nor do I have kids, this isn't really software that I would ever need to use. Regardless though, I know many of my readers have families, so I figured I'd go ahead and look at My Porn Blocker.

I must say, after looking at My Porn Blocker, I am pretty impressed by it. Often with regular parental control software, the software might not be up to date. The internet is constantly changing. It's possible when you buy some parental control software that it might not be able to block file sharing. Or... it might use an old list of websites to block out, etc. That doesn't seem to be the case with My Porn Blocker though.

I noticed a few other things with My Porn Blocker. One... it blocks over 50 file sharing programs. I found that to be pretty impressive. Actually... it'd be pretty impressive to even name 50 file sharing programs, let alone block them lol. But I really liked that My Porn Blocker has the option of blocking file sharing programs. After all, you can't just get porn from the world wide web. You can also get it from file sharing programs. Many parents forget that...

My Porn Blocker also works with all of the major browsers (IE, Firefox, Opera, etc). Obviously, this is a good thing. Although I don't know how many kids would really be using Opera or Firefox ;).

Also... My Porn Blocker comes with a 60 day money back guarantee. I am really glad about that. I hate that some software companies don't have any type of money back guarantee with their software. They say it works and if it doesn't for you, then you are screwed. Thankfully though with this software if parents aren't satisfied, they can get a full refund. More companies really need to do this.

Anyway... in wrapping this up, I'm pretty impressed with My Porn Blocker. If you have kids at home and you are looking for software to block porn from getting to your computer, definitely give My Porn Blocker a look.

Good luck!

Download Link:

Official Website of My Porn Blocker

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

FixCleaner Review

Well... before I start this review. I just wanted to let all my readers know I am going to be going on a vacation here soon. It will only be for a week though, so I'll be back to posting soon :).

Before I go on vacation however I thought I would do one more review. A friend recently sent me a link to this software product called FixCleaner. He asked me if I would recommend the software. Since I hadn't tried it out, I told him I would go ahead and try FixCleaner and give him my opinion. But after taking a look at FixCleaner, I decided I would go ahead and also type up a review for this blog. So consider this a FixCleaner Review. :)

Well first off... some of you might be wondering, "What is FixCleaner?" FixCleaner is basically a system optimization program. It's main purpose is to optimize your PC and keep it up to speed. A lot of programs claim to do this, and as my readers know, I have reviewed a lot of these different types of program. Most of them I find to be useless and make very little difference with your computer. So going into looking at FixCleaner, I wasn't very optimistic about it. However, after messing around awhile with FixCleaner, I came out very impressed.

My first impression upon looking at FixCleaner was that it had quite the list of features. FixCleaner has numerous different tools when it comes to optimizing your PC. Here is the full list of tools that come with FixCleaner:

Registry Cleaner
PC Optimizer
Startup Manager
Uninstall Manager
Repair Errors
Optimize Memory
Disk Defrag
Optimize Internet
Clean ActiveX
Re-Register ActiveX
Software Updater
Remove Privacy Data
Junk Cleaner
BHO Manager

As you can see, it's a pretty impressive feature list. I had went through and tried out each individual tool. One thing I really liked was the Optimize Memory feature. The Optimize Feature basically works to Optimize your current RAM usage to free up RAM. This is a really nice tool and in my opinion should come with every computer.

Another tool I liked is the Disk Defrag. Some of you may be wondering what the point is of using the FixCleaner Defrag when Windows comes with a Disk Defrag. However, just because both are Disk Defrag programs doesn't mean they work the same way. I personally found FixCleaners Disk Defrag to perform better then the Windows Disk Defrag.

Other tools that I also really liked were the Registry Cleaner which helps clean up your computer registry. The startup manager is also nice, this tool lets you manage the items that run when you turn on the computer. Seriously, this is one of the most important tools you can have. If you have 20 things running when you turn on the computer, it's no surprise that your computer might take 20 minutes to load. You can change your startup items in Windows, but it's a rather difficult process. Thankfully this tool makes that task MUCH easier.

Like I said though, I really liked every single tool that FixCleaner came with and they all performed well. The only tool that you might not NEED to use is the "remove privacy data", as this is more so geared towards those who are concerned about their privacy.

In conclusion, I'm really glad I checked out FixCleaner and I find it to be an impressive program of tools to help you speed up your computer. I initially took a look at FixCleaner just to help a friend, but in addition to him using it now, I'm going to use FixCleaner as well. Highly recommended!

Download Link:

FixCleaner Official Website

Registry Corrector Review

And I'm back :-D. You know... I recently realized that I am now into year 3 of this blog. I started this in 2008. I want to thank all my readers who have continued to support me. You guys are the best. :-D

Anyway... for this post I decided I am going to go ahead and do a Registry Corrector Review. Registry Corrector is a new Registry Cleaner I came across. And since I have reviewed dozens and dozens of programs since I started this blog, why not review Registry Corrector? :)

I went ahead and quickly downloaded and installed Registry Corrector. The installation was painless (as it should be) and so let's get right to taking a look at Registry Corrector.

Upon loading Registry Corrector, I noticed that it has a pretty nice interface. It looks very clean and professional. It's simple, yet it seems to have a lot of additional features. The usual features like a Registry Cleaner and Evidence Cleaner are here. But there are also some additional features that I don't usually come across. For instance I notice a feature to block harmful ActiveX plugins from getting on your system. That is something that more system utility programs should really be including. It's great to see that it comes included with Registry Corrector. Also, I see features to backup your computer drivers, internet favorites, etc. This is the first time that I can recall that I have come across a Registry Cleaner that includes this. I like that. Anyway, here is the full feature list from what I have seen:

Registry Cleaner
Evidence Cleaner
Junk Cleaner
Windows Corrector
System Corrector
Internet Explorer Corrector
File Shredder
Memory Optimizer
PC Optimizer
Startup Wizard
Uninstall Wizard
Backup Registry
Backup Favorites
Backup Drivers
System Restore

As you can see, it's a fairly big feature list. Registry Corrector comes across to me as not just a Registry Cleaner, but a full system optimization program. Very impressive.

So how do the actual features themselves do? They seem to perform very well. All of the features that I tried performed very well. The Registry Cleaner did a great job at finding Registry Errors.

Anyway, Ill go ahead and wrap this review up. In short, I really like Registry Corrector and I recommend my readers check it out. If your computer is acting kinda slow or you just want to keep it optimized, definitely check this out.

Good luck!

Download Link:

Registry Corrector Official Website

PC Darling Review

As more and more registry cleaners and system optimization tools are released, the program names get more and more interesting. I'm not exactly sure how the company came up with the name of this program called PC Darling, however I have decided I am going to check it out and review this product. Consider this a PC Darling Review. :-D

Ok. I went ahead and downloaded and installed PC Darling. Thankfully it was quick and painless. If only more software was like that :-D. But let's get right to the program itself.

Upon opening PC Darling, my first impression was that it looks like PC Darling has a lot of additional features. This is a good thing of course. The interface is also really nice. Compare that to the last Registry Cleaner I reviewed which was absolutely horrible and looked like it was designed in the early 90's lol. But yeah... as far as the interface PC Darling looks really nice.

Now to the additional features that I just mentioned. Here is a list of features I see with PC Darling: Registry Cleaner, Evidence Cleaner, Junk Cleaner, File Shredder, Patch & Update, Startup Manager, Uninstall Manager, System Optimizer, Service Optimizer, Memory Optimizer, BHO Manager, and Backup. As you can see, it's a pretty impressive feature list. Here are my experiences with each feature...

Registry Cleaner - The Registry Cleaner is pretty self-explanatory. It cleans your Registry which is probably what most people are looking to use PC Darling for. After running the Registry Cleaner, it found a higher then normal amount of errors when compared to other Registry Cleaners I've tried. I really liked this Registry Cleaner.

Evidence Cleaner - Goes through your computer and removes internet tracks, leftover instant message logs, etc. Fairly simple feature, yet very useful if you worry about your privacy.

Junk Cleaner - Similar to the Evidence Cleaner, except it just looks for junk files to remove. These junk files will mostly consist of .tmp files or read me files. Worked good for me.

File Shredder - This feature overwrites files multiple times before deleting them. This is for if you are especially worried about your privacy. For instance, if you want to remove a file with your credit card information, you can use this feature so that someone that's nosy couldn't recover this file with your credit card information.

Patch & Update - Scans for the latest Windows Patches. It's nice that this was included, however I still prefer just using Internet Explorer to get my Windows Patches.

Startup Manager - Gives you a list of programs set to run when you turn on the computer. That way you can disable unneeded programs and speed up the time it takes to load Windows. Fairly simple and straight forward.

Uninstall Manager - Gives you a list of programs that are installed on your computer and lets you remove any programs you don't like. Basically the same as Windows Add/Remove Program Manager.

System Optimizer - Gives you a list of various aspects of your computer that you can optimize. For example, do you want your desktop to have the best appearance possible? Or would you prefer it runs as quick as possible? System Optimizer has that list to choose from.

Service Optimizer - Gives you a list of services that run on your computer that you can disable. I recommend this only for advanced users. If you are new to computers, I would stay away from this feature. It's nice that this feature is included for more advanced users though. I've never seen this feature included in a Registry Cleaner.

Memory Optimizer - Gives you the option to free up memory by defragging your memory. Nice feature to include.

Backup - Lets you backup changes you make to the computer with PC Darling.

Anyway, in wrapping up this review, I really like PC Darling if you haven't noticed. I admit, I was a bit skeptical of this software because of it's name. But there is no reason to be skeptical, PC Darling is a powerful program that will help you optimize and speed up your PC. Have fun!

Good luck!

Download Link:

PC Darling Official Website

RegistryMum Review

Well... for this post I was going to do a RegistryMum Review. RegistryMum is a Registry Cleaner I recently came across. However... this is going to be probably my shortest review ever lol.

I went ahead and downloaded RegistryMum. However, when I went to install it, I was notified by Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 that the RegistryMum installation file contains a virus.

If I had to guess, I would say that it's just a false alarm. However I don't feel like taking any chances. I suggest that my readers don't take any chances either. Go ahead and stay away from this piece of software until it comes up all clear among anti-virus programs.

For now... I'll continue recommending Registry Easy and Registry Winner.

Good luck!

Note: It is usually our policy to provide download links to programs we review. However because this program may possibly contain a virus, we chose not to include a download link.

PAL Registry Cleaner Review

Back for another post! :-D. This time I'm going to do a Registry Cleaner review. I came across this new software called PAL Registry Cleaner and decided I would go ahead and take a look at it and post what I think. So this is officially a PAL Registry Cleaner Review lol :)

I went ahead and downloaded and installed PAL Registry Cleaner. It was a fairly quick download. So I'm going to go ahead and get right to the review.

My first thoughts when I looked at PAL Registry Cleaner was that it has a horrible interface. With a Registry Cleaner, it's more about how it performs of course. But many beginners use Registry Cleaners. It's usually good to have a simple but pretty interface. PAL Registry Cleaner doesn't have that. It looks like it was designed 15 years ago lol.

Another observation about PAL Registry Cleaner... where are the additional features? I don't see any. I know it's a Registry Cleaner, but most Registry Cleaners have additional features to help you maintain your computer speed. PAL Registry Cleaner doesn't seem to have any additional features. I see a Registry Cleaner... and that's it.

As far as the Registry Cleaner itself, it found a less then average amount of errors compared to other Registry Cleaners I've tried. Not impressive at all.

But yeah, in conclusion, I'm going to keep this simple... don't bother with PAL Registry Cleaner. There is no reason to try this Registry Cleaner. If you want a good Registry Cleaner, I'll continue to recommend Registry Winner or Registry Easy.

Good luck!

Download Link:

PAL Registry Cleaner

Monday, February 15, 2010

SecureUninstaller Review

Hey everyone I'm back! I really need to try to update more often lol. It's been a crazy few weeks. From lots of car trouble to falling in love. Life is crazy sometimes lol :). Anyway... hopefully things will start to get back to normal and I can go back to regularly updating.

Anyway, for this post I am going to go ahead and do a SecureUninstaller Review. Lately the issue with having trouble removing software is becoming more and more common. More and more software programs are also popping up that attempt to fix these issues. SecureUninstaller is another such program that was recently released. So I am going to go ahead and do a review. :)

Before I started writing this post, I went ahead and quickly downloaded and installed SecureUninstaller. It was a quick and painless download and installation. Even if you use dial-up, you shouldn't have a problem with downloading SecureUninstaller.

Ok, let's get right to looking at SecureUninstaller. I went ahead and opened up SecureInstaller. SecureUninstaller has a really nice interface. It's very clean and very simple. On the left are 3 buttons, Program List, Restore Programs, and Settings. They are fairly self-explanatory.

One feature I noticed that I really liked is in the settings section. Basically, you can choose how thorough you want SecureUninstaller to remove a piece of software. There is a Standard Uninstall, a Complete Uninstall, and a Thorough Uninstall. Here are the differences between them.

Standard Uninstall - Removes the program using Windows Add/Remove Program Manager.

Complete Uninstall - Uninstalls the software and scans parts of your computer where programs often leave leftover tracks to fully remove the software including leftover tracks.

Thorough Uninstall - Like a Complete Uninstall, however, it scans even deeper then the Complete Uninstall on your computer to fully remove the piece of software.

Anyway, I am going to go ahead and wrap up this review. In short, I think SecureUninstaller is a really cool program. SecureUninstaller does a great job at removing software on your computer. It's also the first uninstaller I've seen that offers multiple uninstall options. Wanting to remove a small simple program? Just go with the Standard or Complete Uninstall. Wanting to remove a monster program like America Online? Then you have the Thorough Option. If only Windows offered you these options.

Highly recommended! Good luck!

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