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Feed your PC's need for speed with Uniblue's SpeedUpMyPC

Owning a PC is very much like owning a car. Regular maintenance can keep it running quickly and reliably. Enter Uniblue's aptly-named optimizer, SpeedUpMyPC, to save you some time and make that maintenance process hassle-free.

By automatically scanning your PC, SpeedUpMyPC can find unwanted files, unused processes, and invalid registry entries that may be clogging up your computer and decreasing its responsiveness. The best part: there's very little grunt work needed on your part. All it takes is a couple clicks to achieve a cleaner PC.

Main Features:

Identifies the issues slowing down your PC. Cleans up unwanted … Read more

Fight pesky malware with IObit at your side

With IOBit Malware Fighter 2 Pro, you'll get a utility that can detect and remove a host of malicious software such as spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, bots, and hijackers from your machine. Many rootkits can hide away and reinstall themselves after standard removal procedures. IObit's unique "Dual-Core" engine can prevent this constant reinfection and is capable of taking out the most complex and persistent malware.

Key Features:

Improved IObit unique "Dual-Core" engine for deeper and faster detection. "Smart One-Stop Solution" to fix all problems with only one click. New IObit "Cloud … Read more

Giveaway: Move to iTransfer and give iTunes its swan song

As a Windows-centric user and part-time Apple lover, I really enjoy iTunes, at least on the Mac. But I will always be disdainful of its Windows counterpart. Windows iTunes is sluggish, crashes randomly for no reason, and with the latest update (ver. 11), it's not, overall, the most intuitive experience when there are multiple iDevices synced to one computer.

Leawo iTransfer has always been a popular iTunes (for Windows) replacement in our catalog. Using iTransfer is easy: just connect your device, drag and drop the files you want to transfer -- and you're done! Retrieving files from any … Read more

Scan and deliver all of your hidden files with CDS

With ever-increasing storage sizes on today's hard drives, most current PCs are capable of storing a vast amount of data. Gone are the days of backing up your files to a media disk; now you can safely stockpile all of that information on external drives and even in the cloud with services like Dropbox. But with the increasing size of our digital library, sifting through all of that data can be time-consuming. Copernic Desktop Search, one of the most popular search indexes on Download, can save you countless hours of rummaging through those old photos and MP3s by finding … Read more

OneStop is your first stop to video converting

Streamlined and easy to use, OneStop Video Converter Pro is an all-around video downloader and converter tool. Clip Extractor, the company behind the popular Mega Video Converter, brings you a quick and dirty downloader compatible with most major sites.

OneStop Pro Supports

YouTube Vimeo Break MetaCafe Blip Megavideo Dailymotion Collegehumor and more!

Converter features:

Fast-converting speed and zero-quality loss. Processes multiple files in the same session. Converts video between AVI, MOV, MP4, 3GP, MPG, FLV, WMV, WMA, and MP3. Compatible with iPod, iPhone, PSP, and Windows Phone.

With a classically easy-to-use interface, OneStop Video Converter Pro can make online videos … Read more

Giveaway -- Free premium VPN courtesy of Steganos

VPN services like Online Shield 365 can help you protect your identity by creating an encrypted connection to prevent anyone from listening in. By tunneling your connection to a secure server, it will not only protect your online passwords but can also help maintain your Internet privacy. Keep credit card data and other financial information safe while you shop or bank online. Steganos can also protect you while you connect to risky networks, i.e. public hotspots at cafes, airports, schools, or hotels. With a click of a button the new SOS 365 provides continuous protection while you surf the … Read more

FX Photo Studio is the quick solution to creating great images

Photographers of any skill level, from amateur to professional, will appreciate FX Photo Studio Pro's offerings of tools and filters. With over 150 effects to choose from and manual controls to adjust critical elements of your photos, FX Photo Studio makes a great addition to any Editor's toolbox.

Ideal for when you need to make crucial adjustments to your images quickly, FX Photo Studio's layout will win over novices and professionals, alike, with its approachable and intuitive interface. The small learning curve means you hit the ground running minutes after installation. You can add different filter effects … Read more

Make videos compatible with any device with Wondershare

We're bringing a little something this week for the Home Movie Directors and Amateur Video Jockeys. With the ever-increasing diversity of devices out there, it's often hard to share various types of videos unless you want to go online. But if you're a a bit worried about Uncle Sam watching your home movies, Wondershare has got you covered with its Video Converter Ultimate. A DVD burner, converter, editor, and downloader, VCU is a hit with our editors (4.5 Star review) and might be the best answer to all your video sharing woes.

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate … Read more

RadarSync auto-updates your drivers -- hassle free

This week's deal is for the DIY troubleshooters and the home PC technicians. The most time-consuming task of updating any PC is finding the latest drivers for your hardware. Find the correct ones and you're good to go, but install the wrong set of drivers and you could find yourself staring at the BSOD, wondering which wrong life choices got you there. RadarSync hopes to remedy this problem with their latest version of PC Updater 2013.

Featuring an updated detection tool and user interface, RadarSync wants to take the guesswork out of driver updating. Just launch the program … Read more

Convert your audio collection to popular formats with Axara

Growing up the in the 1990s meant that I came of age in an era before iPads, Pandora, and streaming cloud music, when Zunes and Walkman MP3 players weren't just shiny paperweights and the only way to get exposed to new music was either via MTV, the radio--and if you were really desperate, VH1 or the Disney Channel. Fortunately I was quick to embrace the Internet age with its promise of bringing people together; that is a great thing, but all I really cared about was the potential of getting music from these people. But that only left me … Read more