Clean your computer

This week, we take a closer look at CCleaner 3, get to reviewing Panda Cloud Security, and check out a social browser.

Having a tidy system is important, which is why we're always eager to see updates from our favorite drive wipers. Last week, we took a closer look at CCleaner 3, freeware from Piriform, that hasn't seen many major revisions since it was launched in 2004. Version 3 of the software introduces some major new features that make it worth the upgrade, such as a drive-wiping tool that can wipe all the data from your hard drive. You can see much of the new functionality for yourself in our First Look video.

We also got up close and personal with the lightweight security offering Panda Cloud AV. Panda Security continues to build better features into the app, as a Web filter for URL scanning joins the existing protection tools.

Finally, we get to have a little fun with RockMelt, a social browser that manages to not be overtly obnoxious. RockMelt is built from Chromium, the same Google-developed open tool kit underneath the Chrome browser. It's a solid effort and worth trying.