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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 Recently, independent security lab AV-Test investigated whether the outdated XP can be adequately protected.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

Get Auslogics Disk Defrag for 35 percent off

Hard disk defragmentation is an essential part of routine PC maintenance. Regular defragmentation can improve system performance, decrease the time it takes to access files, and increase application responsiveness. Defragmenting software often comes bundled with other utility tools, which can overwhelm some users. Auslogics Disk Defrag (4.5 star review; 5 stars from over 4K users) is the quick and effective solution when all you need is an intuitive defragger. You can get Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro now for 35 percent off the regular price -- that's only $19.47. Check out the free version here.

Why Pro

Disk … Read more

Advanced SystemCare 7 Pro only $15

When it comes to Home PC diagnostic software, there's no better name than IObit's Advanced SystemCare (ASC). With over 150 million sold worldwide and a consistent top spot as our most-downloaded diagnostic program, ASC is the preferred tool for many of our users to keep their systems tidy. You, too, can keep your PC error free and running smoother than ever with Advanced SystemCare 7 Pro. Starting this week, ASC Pro goes on sale for $14.99 -- $5 off the regular price -- exclusively on Download.com.

What makes Advanced SystemCare 7 Pro stand out?

Continuously boosts … Read more

Leawo Blu-ray Player review

A video media playback application for optical disc and file-based content, Leawo Blu-ray Player provides a decent playback experience and is now compatible with the Windows 8 touch interface. Sadly, it lacks several important features.

Pros

Sleek interface: Heavily inspired by Windows Media Player, Leawo Blu-ray Player proves to be one of the quickest and nicest to navigate players we've tested. The intuitive settings are just one click away, and we particularly appreciated the audio output activation option through HDMI that made the connection of our laptop to an external TV much easier than with most similar applications.

Fast, … Read more

CyberLink PowerProducer review

PowerProducer 6 takes advantage of Cyberlink's video heritage to help you create differentiated disc creations of your videos, photos, or a mix of the two. Editing is also enhanced by some good tools and a number of templates that will help you arrive at an overall attractive result.

Pros

Good guidance through creation stages: Cyberlink PowerProducer 6 targets home video users who wish to be well guided through the whole process of creating a presentation. We found all steps very pleasurable to follow, and the end results were above what most home users would manage in a manual environment.… Read more