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