Software Reviews by prettyface

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Rising Firewall 2011 Rising Firewall 2011

Good all-round firewall 4 stars
I am currently evaluating this software on my slower PC and find it easy to understand, configure and is, so far, problem free on my PC. Price: Free Trial ($29.95)
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Webroot Desktop Firewall Webroot Desktop Firewall

Easy to use 4 stars
I'm having no problems with this application at all. It's running very well alongside F-Secure Anti-virus 2006. My current evaluation has six days left. Stealth operation is available. the price is slightly excessive at $30, considering there are some other very capable firewalls around for a little less. It contains very comprehensive operations and is particularly ideal for novices as the whole program is so straightforward. The interface is old-fashioned, but I quite like that. Unfortunately, the update page always comes up as unavailable so updates don't occur during evaluation, at least not for me. Price: Free Trial ($29.95)
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Free Registry Defrag Free Registry Defrag

A useful tool. 3 stars
Since there doesn't seem to be any other registry defragmenters out there other than this one, I gave it a try. For 3 or 4 months it seemed to perform OK then problems started to arise after defrag. My computer slowed down to such a degree, it required a reformat. The same thing happened again right after, making it twice in a row after using this software. Since I wasn't sure if it really was this software causing the problem the first time it happened, I found out it was after the second incident. This problem hasn't reoccurred since I uninstalled it almost 2 months ago. I would recommend it, but with caution! Price: Free
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Internet Download Manager Internet Download Manager

An exceptionally fast downloader 4 stars
I have been using this on a 30 day trial and have 8 days left. I am very satisfied with its overall performance, although it did go though a short spell of popping up as if to take up a download after completion of previous downloads when I wasn't requesting any new downloads at these times. Nevertheless, I might very well buy it and keep an installation copy on a re-write CD disk in case I ever have to reformat AGAIN. Price: Free Trial ($24.95)
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Comodo Internet Security Comodo Internet Security

A powerful firewall 4 stars
This is a firewall which could be said to be ahead in many respects of even the best bought varieties. Highly impressive and a first class firewall, providing you can configure it satisfactorily. Unfortunately, it clashed with my standalone F-Secure Antivirus, e-mail client, Spyware Terminator and operating aspects of IE 7. I checked all the settings of my chosen programmes with a fine tooth comb and all were set at Allow for the applications mentioned. I checked log and error files etc, and went back over the enabling procedure manually, but to no avail. I was disappointed at having to uninstall this fine application, as I felt defeated. Price: Free
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RegSeeker RegSeeker

Quite an impressive tool 3 stars
I have used it for a week and cleaned the registry three times with it. Like others have stated, caution is recommended just like it is with the vast majority of registry cleaners. Before deletion, I check all red entries and delete my selected ones individually, except for those in the green group which can be deleted quite safely. TweakNow Registry Cleaner is fairly similar to RegSeeker and it's interesting to run one after the other just to see what each comes up with. After running RegSeeker, I ran TweakNow and CCleaner for curiosity, and there were absolutely no issues or problems found. I shall try these orders in reverse when I get the time, too. Price: Free
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Free Download Manager Free Download Manager

Reliable old faithful 4 stars
Having tried others, I finished up always reverting to this one. On a minor critical note, some DM's can handle a set number of downloads simultaneously, but FDM must finish one before starting another, not that this is a major drawback. It isn't really. Price: Free
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AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

Seems promising 4 stars
I have started using this application on a trial basis this week, and it picked up a high risk trojan which was missed by my antiVirus security suite and another Real-Time antiSpyware application - Spyware Terminator. To be fair, it is unwise to use 2 Real-Time antiSpyware applications at the same time as there is a risk they may undermine each other's effectiveness in exactly the same way as 2 antivirus programmes used together may do. Nevertheless, AVG's antiSpyware programme is probably as good a contender for getting results as several others. Price: Free
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