I was not serious about installing anti-virus software onto my computer system not until the system completely crashes down thus eliminating all the files I stored in them. Since then, I take to heart the importance of installing anti-virus application on my PC and tried different anti-virus software.
Avira AntiVir – Free Antivirus for Windows and Linux
Particular anti-virus software that truly amazes me is the Avira AntiVir wherein aside from the fact that it could be downloaded for free, it has a strong virus detection rates with straightforward interface. In fact, I kept myself updated with the latest version of Avira AntiVir and I am glad to share with you some facts and features of the software that makes it my ultimate choice for anti-virus software.
I have recently downloaded and used the Avira AntiVir 10.0.0.611 version. It has a total file size of 47.48 MB and supports several operating system such as Windows XP 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit as well as Windows 7.
When compared to older versions, Avira AntiVir 10 welcomes several features. I immediately noticed though that the program’s interface remains the same since version 8. But as I examined further, I noticed new icons at the toolbar with a stationary image background. Moreover, I was surprised with the addition of generic-repair mode which displays the way Avira discovered the threats. The version 9 informs about the detected virus when I’m halfway with the scan or after the scan.
However, version 10 informs about the detected virus right after the scan. I was curious about the five-click installation and later on found out that it only took five windows to install the program although new users must first fill-up the registration form. Notably, the unpacking process of the installation file was pleasantly fast which never let me to reboot my computer after installation. I found out that the version 10 provides an extensive scan customization options thus allowing to execute complete scan both the external and internal hard drives and launch a preloaded-scan.
Pros and Cons
I really love the Avira AntiVirus due to its plain user-interface which was notably unchanged from previous version makes it easier for me to navigate the application quickly. Most especially, the software excellently performs its job of stopping, detecting and removing viruses from my computer system. Also, it does not consume a lot of RAM storage and does not slow down the PC as well. Unfortunately, the software displays plenty of wrong detections and warning which I found annoying.
Well, since version 8 until the version 10, I am pretty much impressed with the performance of Avira AntiVirus program in protecting my PC system from all forms of viruses.
I was browsing through the internet for different utility software for my PC and ended with SpeedFan. Do you know why? Although I am not a computer technician but I loved to personally do the system maintenance of my computer was totally amazed with SpeedFan’s abilities in monitoring the voltage rating, fan speeds as well as temperatures of my PC.
Speedfan – Monitor Your System
In fact, it allows me to gain access to S.M.A.R.T information for hard disks supporting this feature as well as display the temperatures of the hard disk if ever they are supported. I really find the program a must-have utility software especially that I constantly stress out and overclock my computer system. Here is my personal compilation of the facts that interests me with SpeedFan open-source application.
I’ve downloaded the SpeedFan 4.42 version with a total file size of 1.88MB and was impressed that it supports various platforms such as Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows ME, Windows 2003, Windows 2000 and Windows 98. The 4.42 version comes with a fresh feature that uses JMicron controllers for additional USB drive (external) support.
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Are you looking for a project management tool to help you on the implementing development plans? Well, I found the answer to that with GanttProject. Admittedly, I was overwhelmed and even at lost when I first use it because I am not accustomed to using charts, graphs and bar. However, with some reading, I was able to understand how to use it and eventually use it in creating and implementing project development plans.
For instance, I was pleased to learn that GanttProject is capable of importing and exporting functions between two programs. Most especially, I was attracted to use the program because it is totally free, so I took advantage of its capabilities without spending some bucks from my pocket. Here are some useful things I found out about GanttProject. Read on.
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As what the popular saying goes, “time is gold” denotes that time is precious. However, time is not only precious in business enterprise, time is money therefore, time wasted is money wasted. I find it really important to keep track of my time whenever I’m working on my task. That is why when I found out about Toggl, I was totally impressed with its ability to track down the time spent in performing different task and helps me to be more productive.
Toggl - Task
Whether you are in business enterprise or a freelance worker like me, Toggl is the finest time tracking solution in managing the time spent for a project or task. To give you an in-depth analysis of what the program does for you, I have made a compilation of the program’s facts and features. Read on.
I must admit, when I first know about Toggl, I was totally surprised on knowing that it can be downloaded online absolutely free of charge. I just couldn’t believe it especially the installation process does not require pre-installing advanced applications to be able to download the program.
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