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20+ essential programs for your new Windows computer

Our regular readers can probably rattle off a list of their 20 favorite apps without breaking a sweat -- as the comments on this post will no doubt prove. But for our less in-the-know friends, family, and co-workers, it can be challenging to figure out where to download high quality programs that actually do what they need them to do. We've put together an assortment that will help you hit the...

Malwarebytes 1.5 detects and cleans more malware faster than ever

Malwarebytes is one of the most trusted and effective tools for removing all kinds of malicious software. Over at the Malwarebytes forums, there's big news today: MBAM 1.5 has been released, and it's faster, smarter, and better than ever. Startup time has been trimmed to just a few seconds and scanning speed improved by as much as 500%. There's also a host of new detection algorithms which allow...

15+ free Windows apps to help you tackle Thanksgiving tech support

digg The holiday season has always been a time for gathering -- but in recent years, it's also been a time when family and friends come bearing gifts of computer troubles. Their computer friends -- people like the Download Squad team and you, our readers -- get asked to do everything from installing RAM upgrades to the annual computer tune-up. We're happy to oblige, of course, because there's a...

5 geeky, free Windows programs non-geeks should know about

Download Squad's regular readers are smarter than the average bear when it comes to software. You're familiar with the apps we review -- or brave enough to go try them out if you haven't. Your friends and family probably aren't quite as up to speed, and they should be. There are loads of excellent free programs out there that could be saving them time and preventing headaches -- if they only...

Malwarebytes definition database stolen, misused by IOBit

I make no bones about the fact that I'm a fan of Malwarebytes. It's easily the best free malware removal app in my toolkit, and it's the first program I turn to when cleaning up an infected system. The Malwarebytes team has worked incredibly hard since their application burst onto the scene, and countless technicians and PC users appreciate the phenomenal work they've done. Now, for the past...

Lark Antispyware is free, but sometimes getting what you pay for is a bad thing

Don't get me wrong -- I'm all for free applications that help us keep our systems malware-free, provided that they actually work as advertised. Lark Antispyware...not so much. When I see something new and potentially interesting show up on Softpedia, I'll download it to see if it's worth sharing. Most of the time an app is postable because it's useful. Sometimes it's postable because people...

New rogue antivirus app has a hate-on for Malwarebytes

If there's one anti-malware application that we (and you) hold near and dear, it's Malwarebytes. How do you know when your crapware-fighting application has really made it big? When it starts being targeted by rogue antivirus software, of course. Protection System -- which sounds about as real as The Christopher Guest School for Mixed Martial Arts -- detects MBAM during its bogus scan procedure...

Malwarebytes removes 1 billionth infection

It's always nice to read some exciting news from the people who develop our favorite apps, and the team over at Malwarebytes had a big announcement in their forums yesterday morning. In less than a year and a half, Anti-Malware has removed more than one billion infected items from users' computers. That's an impressive figure, and a strong testimony to the quality of their software. Anti-malware...