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Google Chrome and Chromium add protection against malicious downloads

Google Chrome already sports a number of security-minded features, from Incognito mode to a software sandbox which makes exploiting the browser a Herculean task. Now, Google has announced additional protection for Chromium and Chrome users. Built upon the Safe Browsing API, the new feature introduces protection against malicious downloads. If a download link appears in the Safe Browsing...

Kaspersky Pure simplifies, centralizes home virus protection and backups

Keeping the computers on your home network can be a messy business, but Kaspersky has a solution which can make things a bit easier to manage. Their re-tooled Pure Total Security suite offers full-spectrum network protection from malware defense to backups to parental controls. Pure packs a ton of functionality, including malware protection, firewall, spam and phishing protection, backup and...

Easeus Todo Backup for Windows gets much better in version 2.0

We told you recently about the update to Easeus Partition Master and the company has now delivered version 2.0 of its free Windows backup program, Easeus Todo Backup. The new version sports a totally new interface and offers several new features. Two of the biggest additions in Todo Backup 2.0 are incremental backups and support for scheduling jobs. Backups can be scheduled to run on a daily,...

Dell's Secure Browser is a sandboxed version of Firefox

Dell, via recently-acquired KACE Networks, has just released a rather sexy Web browser called... Secure Browser. It clocks in at a massive 75 megabytes (?!), and essentially provides a sandboxed version of Firefox 3.6, with Flash and Reader plug-ins. Before you get all excited: it only works on 32-bit systems. Using technology from Computers in Motion, a company that specialized in application...

LimeWire teams up with AVG to secure their file sharing client

While its users might be swapping bits that are less than legit, the crew behind LimeWire knows that securing their network isn't an optional thing -- it's a duty. They've stepped up to the plate on that front, announcing that they have licensed AVG's Antivirus SDK and will be bolting on the uber-popular antivirus and antispyware to their P2P client. According to an upcoming press release,...

Create System Restore points in Windows 7 and Vista with two clicks

One thing I often forget to do before installing a program I want to test or fiddling with my drivers is creating a System Restore point. System Restore has been part of Windows for ages now, but I still have trouble remembering 1) it's there and 2) sometimes it's pretty handy. To make it easier on myself, I set up a dead-simple restore point creator. Those of you who don't want to bother...

AVG releases version 9 - Free version to drop on October 15th

AVG 9 is finally here -- and like other 2009/2010 antivirus suites the emphasis in the new version is on speed, performance, and minimizing the impact on system resources. Even the install process has been streamlined, with developers reducing the number of tedious, finger-numbing mouse clicks from 22 to 11. Thank you, AVG, for doing this. It's a little thing, but no techy enjoys tapping "next"...

Free Comodo Internet Security is here - screenshot tour

As a long-time fan of Comodo Firewall, I was glad to see the company developing a more complete Internet defense application. On October 28th, they released Comodo Internet Security. Why the move? To quote from the press release, Comodo's president Melih Abdulhayoglu believes that "Safe computing on the Internet should be a right, not a privilege." He continues, "We are offering an advanced,...

Urban Retro Gelaskins for your notebook - Today's Mod

While these protective skins from Urban Retro might might not have much to do with software, we thought we could take a few liberties with today's mod since it can be done to the machine that runs your software. Besides, the designs on these notebook skins are darn slick, especially since they feature some pretty unique style from artists and designers the world over. Made in sizes that should...

MusicForMe cracks AllOfMP3's MusicForMasses DRM

Last week I reported on MusicForMasses, a new program from questionable Russian online music retailer AllOfMP3 that lets you download and listen to every song in their expansive library for free, provide you use their very limited Windows player that requires a net connection. Well, as I predicted in that post, it didn't take long for someone to figure out how to get around MusicForMasses' DRM....

DivX to go public this week

DivX, the little video compression software company that could, is aiming to go public this week, CNET is reporting. The company has almost matched last year's annual revenue of $29.3 million in the first 6 months of 2006, and after adding copy protection to its software which helped it land in over 50 million DivX-certified devices to date, the company is now shaking hands with its former...