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Best security options

This year has given us plenty of reasons to question the efficacy of our Internet security: Heartbleed vulnerabilities, Target and Home Depot customer data leaks, celebrity iCloud photo hacks, attacks on Sony. While companies batten down their Web servers, you can protect your computer and phone with a security app -- but with so many options, how do you choose? We've reviewed all of this year's major antivirus and security updates, and now here are our recommendations for the apps that will work best for you, whether you're running an old version of Windows or need remote … Read more

Get Wondershare Video Editor for half off

Looking for a powerful yet easy-to-use video editing software? You're in luck! This week, Wondershare is offering its highly rated Video Editor for half off. With Wondershare's intuitive setup, even beginners can create pro-quality video with just a few clicks. This limited-time offer is available for both Mac and Windows users.

Features:

Supports all music, video, and photo formats. 300+ built-in special effects to add Hollywood touches to your movies. Standard and advanced editing features. Share your projects on any mobile/tablet gadgets, or upload to YouTube, Facebook, and more.

Get Wondershare Video Editor now for only $25 (… Read more

Get 25 percent off CCleaner products

CCleaner is our most popular freeware system optimization, privacy, and junk-cleaning tool. For a limited time, you can receive premium versions: CCleaner Professional, CCleaner Business, CCleaner Plus (including CCleaner Pro, Defraggler, Recuva, and Speccy), and even CCleaner Professional for Mac -- for 25 percent off.

CCleaner Professional

Regular - $24.95

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CCleaner Professional for Mac

Regular - $24.95

Sale - $18.71

CCleaner Professional Plus - 4 Products in 1! Professional versions of CCleaner, Defraggler, Recuva, and Speccy. Includes full feature set, software updates, and priority support.

Regular - $39.95

Sale - $29.96 … Read more

Get Advanced SystemCare Pro for 30 percent off

Are malware and pop-up banners bogging down your computer? Got so many toolbars that your browser looks like a ticker tape parade? Your system is begging for a good cleaning, but who has the time? Advanced SystemCare can help by providing automated, all-in-one PC care service. Get comprehensive cleanup, privacy protection, and a security checkup just in time for your online holiday shopping for 30 percent off.

About the Software:

The latest Advanced SystemCare 8 Pro can assist with malware removal, Registry fixes, privacy protection, performance tune-ups, and system cleaning. Enjoy a safer online experience with the latest Browser Anti-Tracking … Read more

Get Avast Internet Security 2015 for 25 percent off

Hard on the heels of the Avast Internet Security 2015 release, Avast is offering its enhanced antivirus protection suite for only $37.49 (originally $49.99). Featuring the same intelligent antivirus engine of its popular AV, Avast Internet Security also features:

SafeZone: An isolated virtual space that'll keep you safe while banking, shopping, or paying bills online. SafeZone will also prevent malware spying or keylogging and can be set to launch automatically on your preferred websites.

Avast Firewall: A more robust firewall than the standard Windows option, it's also easily configurable and unobtrusive. Avast Firewall pulls its data … Read more

6 apps with Windows 10 features

Microsoft has just announced Windows 10 for 2015, which will work across PCs, tablets, and phones. If you're in the Windows Insider program, you can try a preview build now, but you'll be installing software that's still being tested. Instead, here's how to get Windows 10 functionality right on your Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 PC.

Curb Start button withdrawal with Start8 or Start Menu 8

Killing the Start button was a bad call. Microsoft tried to appease users with the largely unhelpful Windows 8.1 pseudo-Start. Windows 10 will resurrect the button with some … Read more

Get IObit Malware Fighter for 55 percent off

If you're looking for a supplemental anti-malware program that is both light on system resources and your wallet, IObit is offering its popular Malware Fighter for 55 percent off for the next 2 weeks.

What you'll get with Malware Fighter:

"Smart One-Stop Solution" to remove all security threats in one click. Ad blocking while surfing. Security Reinforce to enhance system protection -- especially for Windows XP. Real-time protection technology to protect your PC in an unobtrusive and intelligent way. Fast scans without slowing your PC down.

Whether security is your main concern or you're just … Read more

Windows XP security

Though Microsoft ended support for Windows XP in April, the popular OS refuses to die. Roughly 25 percent of desktop users are clinging to the OS, meaning XP still has four times as many users as Windows 8 or 8.1, according to NetMarketShare. Recently, independent security lab AV-Test investigated whether the outdated XP can be adequately protected.

Is Windows XP still safe?

The answer is a resounding yes. AV-Test found that the majority of security vendors have been able to defend against most of the known or recently discovered exploits. Vulnerabilities and other issues no longer being fixed by … Read more

Get your free copy of AOMEI Backupper Pro

Creating and maintaining regular backups is not only good practice but essential to preserving your personal and professional files. That is why for this week only, Download.com is glad to offer you AOMEI Backupper Pro completely free, courtesty of AOMEI Tech. Just head on over to the giveaway page and sign up with your email.

Key features

System, hard disk, partition, file, and folder backup and restore. Supports full, incremental, differential, and automatic backups. Disk and partition clone for upgrading HDD or transferring data. Backup disk space management helps delete old backups automatically. Create WinPE or Linux boot recovery … Read more

Kundli for Windows review

Kundli for Windows provides a detailed description of your horoscope and other astrological items with its functional application. The straightforward design makes Kundli uncomplicated but may be hard to understand if you aren't well versed in astrology.

Pros

Detailed results: Kundli for Windows quickly generates a large report on your astrological status and horoscope. We found the information about chakras, general predictions, and other significant details to be entertaining. Our final report contained 36 pages of information.

Cons

Outdated interface: Kundli has the standard gray window that was popular in the past, and the only image located within the … Read more