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We're Moving!

Posted by PCbasics on June 27, 2014 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Thats right. We are moving. We have been on the freewebs platform for over 3 years, but its time for a change. We are now moving to a wordpress platform and we will have a completly new look for PCb. We appologize for the lack of posts, but we promise this move will be worth it. The new site will look a lot nicer and hopefully have a better reader experience. We cain't wait for the new site to launch, so be on a lookout for updates on our Facebook and Twitter feeds! The site will experience some downtime, but not to worry, we will be back, and up and running very soon. 

Thanks for your support,
PCb Team

EfficientPIM [Review]

Posted by PCbasics on February 24, 2014 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (1)


(Via: Efficient Software)


Overview:

EfficientPIM is a all in one productivity tool. It allows you to keep track of all your tasks and organize your schedule to get the most of your day.


Review:

EfficientPIM is a easy to use program to schedule your daily tasks and organize your life to get the most out of your time. Increase your productivity and get organized by adding daily tasks to your calendar. Add recurring events, notes, or an entry to a diary all within the program. At the initial start up, the program is very straight forward as I began to enter my daily schedule. As I am a student, this program is very helpful to keep my on track with classes and to get my time management back on track.



Creating a new entry is as easy as clicking a button and entering the details of the entry. Enter details such as the subject, time, and importance. Set a reminder so you will get notified prior to the event.




Within a few minutes I had my daily schedule on EfficientPIM and with the program, I can now see my entire day and how much time I have to schedule other tasks. EfficientPIM is all about organization. The program has a clean interface that is easily read.




EfficientPIM also has other features than keeping your schedule in order. You can add contact, events, to-do list, write in the diary or just take notes. EfficientPIM is a all-in-one utility to keep your life in order. With different views on your schedule you can see your schedule by day, month, or year. Master time with reminders before your set events and keep track of your life in your diary. Take notes or manage your contacts, all within one program.




Product Specs:


All in All:

EfficientPIM is a great tool for anyone that wants to keep track of tasks, activities, and events and organize them in a way that you can efficiently plan out your schedule. I recommend this program as it has many features packed into one program. I rate this program a 5 stars out of 5 because of its functionality and usefulness.


Free Steam Key for Pid

Posted by PCbasics on February 5, 2014 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)


For limited time, Bundle Stars is giving away a free copy of Pid for Steam, compatible with PC or Mac. To get the free Steam key follow the steps below:


  1. Go here: http://giveaways.bundlestars.com/ UPDATE: Giveaway has ended
  2. Click the green button, "Sign in through Steam"
  3. After signing in, enter your e-mail to subscribe to the Bundle Stars newsletter
  4. Comfirm your subscription, by clicking the link in your e-mail
  5. Check your inbox for the free Steam key!


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[Review + Giveaway] System Mechanic

Posted by PCbasics on January 1, 2014 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (54)


(Via: iolo)


Overview:

System Mechanic is a great all-in-one tool to repair, clean, and speed up your computer. It features tool such as a startup optimizer, live booster, PC cleanup, privacy cleaner, netbooster, and much more! This program is a one stop shop for all your computer needs!


Review:

This program is a very well designed software to help you get the most of your computer. We have reviewed a lot of computer cleaners/ utilities, but having lots of programs to do different tasks may get frustrating for many computer users. System Mechanic brings all these programs into one, and allows you to access and use the features with it's easy to understand interface and well implemented tools to get your computer to the best condition it can be.





The first thing I noticed when I started System Mechanic up was it's organization and layout. It was very well thought out and made it very easy for me to navigate through the menus and options to find exactly what I needed. The second thing I noticed was the poor rating on my PC. Looks like I need some repairs done with System Mechanic. In just a few clicks I can automatically fix errors and problems on my computer.

 




On clicking "View Problems" you get a table like structure that organized all the problems with your PC that needs to be fixed. Each problem has a short explanation on what's wrong and what fixing/ removing the problem will do for your computer. I liked the detail and descriptions the software has in it. It made it very clear what the program was doing and it didn't make me second guess myself on what the software was really doing to my PC.




Repairing the problems on the list is as easy as checking the boxed or clicking "Repair All" to fix all the problems on your computer. It took about 15 minutes for me to repair/fix all the problems on my PC. After the repairs, you get a nice little window that will show you what problems it fixed and prompt you to restart your computer. My experience with the program thus far is very good. I love the interface, the simplicity, and the detail the developers put into the program.


 


Another great feature in System Mechanic is its automation feature. It allows users to set specific tools to automatically perform tasks while the user is away. This is a great feature for those that want to fix their computer during the night or while they are out of the house. Having full control of when you can set automatic scans and fixes is a wonderful and handy feature to be bundled in with a computer optimizer.




Not only can System Mechanic optimize your computer when you are away, but it can also optimize your computer when you are using it. Having "Real-time Optimization" enabled allows the program to automatically increase the performance of your computer. It uses it's OptiCore, RAMJet, and AcceleWrite features to increase responsiveness, maximize memory, and increase read and write speeds. Being able to schedule times to optimize your computer and also having a real-time optimization engine has already brought this program to the top of the list in computer optimizers.

 



Within the toolbox of System Mechanic, is the rest of the tools and utilities the program has to offer. With the additional 5 more tools, you can be sure your computer will be in the best condition. Clean junk files, repair errors and security flaws, and accelerate your PC with the defragment of your HDDs. System Mechanic has it all. These tools also have time estimates to give you the best guess at how long it will take while also including the description of what each process will do for your computer.

 




Logging and system reports are also availible with System Mechanic. Know what programs have crashed and have record of computer freezing or unresponsive programs. A chart has your computer's reliability according to the number of crashes and unresponsive occasions.




Product Specs:


All in All

 

System Mechanic is a fantastic all-in-one utility that will help clean, repair, and accelerate your home computer. It has a great interface and the program is very easy to use. Detailed description tell you a summary of what each function does and allows you to have peace of mind while System Mechanic does its work. Usually simplicity doesn't come with high functionality, but System Mechanic surpasses it. I rate System Mechanic a PCb Favorite award!


 

Giveaway:

Happy new year from PCbasics and welcome 2014! Thanks to Damien from iolo to offer me 5 licenses of System Mechanic to giveaway to our readers! One single-user license is normally $39.95 USD, totaling up todays giveaway to be worth $200 USD! Winners will be selected at random (via Random.org). If you would like to win a free license be sure to follow the rules below:

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Winners of the giveaway have been contacted via e-mail.

PCbasics Christmas Giveaway Winners!

Posted by PCbasics on December 31, 2013 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (2)

I would like to thank the software developers that participated in this year's Christmas giveaways. I would also like to thank all our readers for a great year at PCbasics. The giveaway winners have been posted via the Rafflecopter app on the giveaway page here: http://www.pcbasics.info/giveaway.htm.


Giveaway winners will be contacted shortly via e-mail regarding their prize. Happy holidays and a happy new year!

[Review + Unlimited Giveaway] SystemSwift

Posted by PCbasics on December 25, 2013 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (2)


Overview:

Most users probably have experienced the feeling when their PC is running slow and they think they need to upgrade their existing hardware or to get a completely new system, but in reality it may just be a few system tweaks to get their slow system back to speed. SystemSwift makes is as simple as clicking one button. Literally!



Review:

The program itself is very simple. It basically does the behind the scenes work to change and tweak several settings to make your existing hardware function better and to keep it running fast and smooth. As it changes the settings, it also makes them permanent so that you won't have to ever worry about it again. SystemSwift is actually a combination of three of PGWARE's separate programs: PCMedik, GameGain and Throttle. So not only is it making your computer faster, it also increases internet download speeds, improves gaming graphic speeds, and heals small problems that may degrade your computer's performance over time.




When you click "Optimize Now" the program immediately begins to fix the settings in your computer to get optimal performance. It wasn't a long wait for me and it finished. To complete and save the changes, you must restart your computer. After the restart your computer should be ready to go!




Now does this really work? For me, I would say not much. But that being said I have an above average computer. My computer has an Intel i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a dedicated graphics card. Now for a slower and lower end computer, this program could work some magic and speed it up a lot more than my computer. The intension of this program was to speed up slowing down computers, and making them work the speed they did. So does it serve its purpose? Yes it does.


Product Specs:



All in All:

This program is a good program for computers that are slowing down and are getting to the point that you think you need to upgrade some parts or to get a new computer as a whole. This program may solve the problem for you by fixing some setting to increase the performance of the computer, speeding up the internet connection, and improving gaming performance. Since this is a fairly new program (Version 1 was released earlier this month), I would also like to suggest a few things. Although it is suppose to be a simple to use program and just hit one button for it to do its work, some users want to see what settings are being changed on their system and what tweaks the program is "fixing" on the computer. I think adding an option to view what settings are being changed and to opt-out of certain setting that the user would not like changed would be an improvement to the program. There have been a couple new updates for this program and hope to see more to make this program even more. I rate this program 4 stars out of 5 because it does its job, but as new program, there is still room for improvement.






Giveaway:


First of all I would like to wish all of you readers a merry Christmas and to thank PGWARE for sponsoring this exclusive giveaway for all PCbasics readers! For the next 48hrs, you can get SystemSwift for free! Each single user license normally cost $26.99 USD, but for the next two days you can get this software for free as a Christmas gift from us to you!

 

Go here to get your free license: http://www.pgware.com/promo/PCbasics/

Giveaway ends December 26th (11:59pm, gmt -6).



*The license allows the users to use all minor versions of SystemSwift and will last forever.  Each user should visit the website between the 25th-26th and obtain a free serial; only 1 serial per ip address will be generated; the serial itself can be activated any time and day later, they simply need to obtain the serial between those two days.

 

[Review + Giveaway] SUPERAntiSpyware Professional Edition

Posted by PCbasics on December 23, 2013 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)


(Via: SAS)


Overview:

SUPERAntiSpyware is the #1 solution for removing spyware from your computer. With four different scanning modes, completely remove all the spyware, not just the easy ones!


Review:

Note: We are updating our original review of the program to include new features in 5.7! Check out "What's New" to see what has changed in version 5.7!


SUPERAntiSpyware removes all the spyware, malware, and all the "junk" from your computer with no hassle. It scans your computer on low resources to keep your PC running smoothly without interuptions, unlike other programs that scan your computer and consume huge amounts of memory. The interface of the program is newly designed with a new graphical interface. The previous version lacked an easy to understand graphical interface, but with the newest version of SAS is nicely designed.



 

As you can see from the homepage that it has a clean look for you to choose the task. The scanning process of SUPERAntiSpyware allows you to set scheduled scans. This enables you to have a worry free experience. You set a specific date and time or just set it to scan daily. The scheduled scans can also be customized by either a quick, complete, or custom scan. When you scan your computer for harmful software, you can set the scans to your own likings.

 



During the scanning process, you can see live scan results. It tells you the file ocation and the type of files SAS is scanning. Whether it is memory, registry, or files, the results will show how many are found and the threat it is to your PC. As you can see from the sreenshot, I have not scanned my PC for a very long time! SAS searches deep into your system to find all the malware and spyware.



What's New?

(12/23/13)

With the next significant update from SUPERAntiSpyware, there comes new features! They have changed the homescreen of the program. With a new graphical look a new Control Panel, users can now see all the system tools and program setting in one place. It is very convenient to find all these settings and tools on an easy to read layout. Instead of hunting through menus, all the features are on an easy access panel.

 



One more new feature is the ability to remove unwanted software from your computer. As I was installing the new version you can see the new feature embedded in the custom installation menu. This new feature will benefit those who don't know or want spying program on their PC. SUPERAntiSpyware identifies these programs and safely removes them from your system.


 




Other Notable Features:

  • Repair broken Internet Connections
  • First Chance Prevention
  • Real-Time Blocking
  • Light on System Resources
  • And more! (read more...)

 


Product Specs:


All in All:

SUPERAntiSpyware Pro Edition is one of my favorite programs. The program allows me to have complete relaxation knowing that my PC will be safe from spyware and malware. The program features an easy to understand interface and easy to customize the scans. I rate this program a PCb Favorite for its quality and overall feature content.


Update: The rating still stands for v5.7. Each update just makes this program better! (12/23/13)




Giveaway:


Counting down to Christmas! Thanks to Seth from SUPERAntiSpyware to offer me 20 professional licenses to giveaway to our readers, totaling up today's giveaway to be worth $600.00! To enter the giveaway go to our giveaway page and sign in to get one free entry and to earn a few more entries by completing some easy tasks: http://www.pcbasics.info/giveaway.htm


Merry Christmas!

-PCbasics Team

 

If you haven't joined the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO giveaway yet, you still have time to enter for free! Head over to the giveaway page and get your free entry in to get a chance to win! http://www.pcbasics.info/giveaway.htm

[Review + Giveaway] Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO

Posted by PCbasics on December 20, 2013 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (5)


(Credit: Malwarebytes)


Overview:

Having an anti-virus will not protect you from all threats online. Although the virus will be blocked by your anti-virus software, there are other ways that your computer can get infected. Having an anti-malware program will stop spyware, worms, trojans, and other malware from infecting your computer that your anti-virus won't catch. But, there are hundreds of anti-malware programs that can be installed on your computer. Which ones actually protect your computer? Are they even worth the price? Today we review Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO, an anti-malware program that sticks out among all the others that accelerates in all aspects while at a very affordable price.




Review:

The layout of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is very simple and straight forward. The looks of the software is very simplified and easy to understand. The program is also very light and doesn't consume a lot of resources. Unlike other malware scanners, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not a resource hog and I was able to use my computer with no lag while I performed a full scan on my PC. I was able to run Photoshop to edit pictures while having Chrome and Firefox with no hindrance on my PC's performance. My results may vary from computer to computer, but the review is based off my experiences with the program.



While scanning, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware stayed mostly below 5% of my CPU usage. At time there were spikes around 6%-7% but like I said, there was still no lag or slow down for my computer. With live scan results, you can see what files are being scanned and if there are any infections on your computer. You can also schedule when you want Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to scan your computer or schedule auto updates to keep the definitions up to date.


When the scan is finished, you will see the infected files Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has found and gives you the option to ignore or remove the founds threats. It also gives you the location of the found threat on your computer and also the kind of threat the file is to you. In the quarantine, you can find the files that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has found and flagged that are on your system.



Product Specs:

 




All in All:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a great tool and companion for your computer's anti-virus. It keeps you safe when you are online and removes threats that your anti-virus may not catch. With Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, you won't have to ever worry about trojans, worms, or spyware on your system ever again. While priced at $25.00 USD, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO is very affordable in my opinion for a license that will last a lifetime. So with great features, outstanding performance, and a reasonable price, I award Malwarebytes Anti-Malware with 5 stars out of 5.


 



Giveaway:

As a part of our annual Christmas giveaway, we have 2 lifetime licenses of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO to giveaway to two lucky PCbasics readers. Thanks to Cecile from Malwarebytes to offer me these two licenses to giveaway, totaling up today's giveaway to be worth $50.00 USD! To enter the giveaway, please head over to our giveaway page here: http://www.pcbasics.info/giveaway.htm.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

- PCbasics Team


Work In Dark Environments Comfortably

Posted by PCbasics on December 15, 2013 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Laptops are made to be portable and to be easy to bring around with you wherever you go. Sometimes you may bring your laptop with you to a dark environment. Whether it's at a nightclub, lecture hall, or a theatre lighted room, your laptop may be too bright for the dark environment. Even with the brightness setting on the lowest, the blinding light from the laptop is distracting and hurts your eyes. Dimmer is a small utility that sits in the system tray of your PC and can dim your laptop's screen beyond the laptop's darkest setting. This really helps your eyes and it allows you to continue working on your computer despite the environment you are in. To use the app, download the application and run it to click the icon in the system tray. Adjust the slider to your liking!

Download this utility for free here:

http://www.nelsonpires.com/software/dimmer/


Another screen brightness utility I have found and tried is PangoBright. This utility serves the same function but instead of having a slider, there are preset percentages and you can select one on the list to choose what percent darker your screen will be.

Download PangoBright for free here:

http://download.cnet.com/PangoBright/3000-2072_4-75327791.html


F.lux is a utility to change the computer's display color to match the time of day. With warmer colors during the night hours and cool brighter colors during the morning and day times. I use F.lux with PangoBright to change my laptop's screen and make it more comfortable for me to work depending on the time of day. With F.lux, it automatically changes the screen colors while PangoBright allows me to change the darkness and brightness depending on where I am.


Download F.lux for free here:

http://justgetflux.com/

Halloween Giveaway!

Posted by PCbasics on October 31, 2013 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (16)

Happy Halloween to all our readers! Today we have a special giveaway to celebrate this occasion. Thanks to Luke from SUPERAntiSpyware, we have 10 Pro licenses of SUPERAntiSpyware for 10 readers of PCb. SUPERAntiSpyware is rated as a PCb Favorite - One of the best programs we have reviewed! In the occasion of Halloween, we decided to switch up our normal giveaway entry method and instead we will award the top 10 best Halloween jokes with a free Pro license of SUPERAntiSpyware! So hit the comments up with the best Halloween joke you can come up with and we will chose 10 of the best jokes! So be sure to make it good! (Limit of one entry per person).


Don't know what SUPERAntiSpyware is? Read our review of this fantastic program here:

http://www.pcbasics.info/apps/blog/show/21397999-superantispyware-pro-edition-7-


Happy Halloween

-PCb Team

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional [Review]

Posted by PCbasics on October 29, 2013 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (2)


(Credit: Via EasUS)


Overview:

Data is very important in this time and age as we move from physical copies of files to completely digital. Hard drives hold all our information in one place and when hard drives fail it can a leave of mess of headaches of losing very important files. All worries can go back to the recycle bin with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. The program recovers files that were accidentally erased, formatted, on an erased partition, or damaged by viruses or other causes.


The program itself is very easy to use program. It has a very simple and straight forward interface with graphics to guide the user through the process to recover their lost data. The program goes through a series of steps to chose which recover mode you would like to use and then selecting the files you would like the program to search for and then selecting the drive in which the program will look through to find the deleted/lost files.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is capable of recovering photos, documents, emails, music, videos, and many other miscellaneous file types. Selecting the files you want the program to search for will allow you to narrow down the search for just the specific type of file that was selected. Notice: The more file types the longer the search will take for the program to scan your HDD.


Selecting the drive you want the program to seach in will allow you to search integrated hard drives along with external hard drives. You can scan any storage devices that are connected to the system and scan them for the missing files.

During the scanning process your computer may be slow to respond. The program will take resources as it is scanning your computer. Also, be sure to set aside some time to scan the hard drive. For me it took around 7 hours to complete the scan for images. It also depends on the hard drive size and the amount of files that the program has to find.

After the scan had finished, the program is able to search through the found files and locate the files you are looking for. The program can filter the searches to specific hard drives or specific types of files to narrow down your seach. You can also search through the files bu name, date, or size of the file.


Product Specs:


All in All

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional is a great program and a life saver for those that have lost important files due to a hard drive failure, hard drive crash, accidental deletion, or a lost partition on your hard drive. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional is capable of recoverying any type of media or other files you need back. I rate EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional 5 stars out of 5 because of its functionality and its user interface.


Wondershare Video Editor [Giveaway] Winners!

Posted by PCbasics on September 21, 2013 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (1)


Congrats to the following winners of the Wondershare Video Editor giveaway:


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Wondershare Video Editor [Giveaway]

Posted by PCbasics on September 3, 2013 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (14)


Today we have a great giveaway to accompany a great program. If you haven't read our review, you can check it out here. Thanks to Una from Wondershare to offer me 10 licenses of Wondershare Video Editor to giveaway to our readers! One single-user license is normally $39.99 USD, totaling up todays giveaway to be worth $400 USD! Winners will be selected at random (via Random.org). If you would like to win a free license be sure to follow the rules below:

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Wondershare Video Editor [Review]

Posted by PCbasics on August 24, 2013 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (3)

(Credit: Wondershare)


Overview:

We have reviewed Wondershare Video Editor before, but with the new update, there is more to explore in version 3.1.4. In this new update, the Power Tool function is implemented and will be coverd in this updated review.




Review:

When the video editor is launched you get options to chose whether to open a recent project or to create a new movie in two different formats (Widescreen or Standard). Once you select the format you want to create your movie in, you can start importing your media files. Wondershare Video Editor supports hundreds of the most popular video, audio, and picture files. With your imported files in the program, you can drag and drop your files drectly into the timeline of the video. The program allows you full customization of your video.



Customize the look of the video with over 300 effects! You can add transitions, filters, text, sound, and intros/credits in a breeze. The effects have instant preview to allow you to see what it will look like before you publish the video. With drag and drop you can easily add effects into your videos in seconds. Add transitions to make your photos come to life as you can create awesome slideshows and add sound effects to compliment your photos.



In this new version of Wondershare Video Editor, the power tool function allows you to put additional effects to your video such as Tilt-shift, Mosaic, Face off and Jump cuts. The options are fully cistomizeable to fit any kind of video. Adjust the size, location, and length of each of the power tools effect to best fit your video.



Publishing your completed video is very easy. Select how you would like to publish your video. Whether is is through YouTube, DVD, or a mobile device, Wondershare Video Editor has all the presets ready to go as soon as you select your option of output.




Product Specs:



All in All

This new version of Wondershare Video Editor has the Power Tools functionality. The power tools are features I have not seen in any other consumer level video editor and with that, having a user friendly interface leaves it as one of the best. The price of Wondershare Video Editor is fair. It is cheaper than a lot of the competitor prices and offers the same or more features. I rate Wondershare Video Editor 5 stars out of 5. Highly recommended!


1-Click PC Tuneup [Giveaway] Winners!

Posted by PCbasics on August 18, 2013 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (3)


Thanks to all the participants in the giveaway. The winners of the giveaway are below:


The winners of the giveaway will be contacted via e-mail. Be sure to subscibe or follow us to get notified on the next giveaway!

 


1-Click PC Tuneup [Giveaway]

Posted by PCbasics on August 2, 2013 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (14)

We have reviewed 1-Click PC Tuneup earlier here. Read up on the review to see what the program features and what it does. Thanks to John from Vitarsoft Inc. to offer me 5 licenses of 1-Click PC Tuneup to giveaway to our readers! One single-user license is normally $29.95 USD, totaling up todays giveaway to be worth $150 USD! Winners will be selected at random (via Random.org). If you would like to win a free license be sure to follow the rules below:

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1-Click PC Tuneup [Review]

Posted by PCbasics on July 26, 2013 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (3)


Overview:

1-Click PC Tuneup. Really is as simple as 1 click of a button. The program scans your PC for registry errors or junk files to speed up and un-clutter your computer. All you have to do is click "Fix Now" and the program will analyze your PC and fix the errors.



Review:

1-Click PC Tuneup is a quick and easy way to fix registry and junk file clutter. It takes precautions before every fix by creating a restore point. In case anything were to happen you can always revert back to the previous version to prevent the problem from happening again. The program is very straight forward by displaying the computers status after the machine is scanned. The process is quick and painless. In just a couple minutes, you can have your PC running without junk files, registry errors, and incorrect settings.




One annoyance the program has is the redundant pop-ups. It will pop up when you don't scan your PC for just 1 day. Another things that I would like this program to have is customization. Custom scans would be a great addon, although the program is for simplicity maybe there could be an option to turn on custom scans for more advanced users.



As you can see from the results of the scan, my computer may not have been in the best shape. After the first scan and fix, my computers status was corrected to an "Excellent" status from "Dangerous". On each module you can see the complete details on the scan and what the program fixed if you click "More". If any error were to occur during the fix, there is always a Restore Center where you can restore your PC to the original state prior to the fix. THe system restore point is created before any changes are applied.



Product Specs:



All in All:

The program does what it says and does it well. To me, the pop ups are really annoying and disturbing everytime I turn on my computer. Other than the pop ups the program is very straight forward and easy to use. The interface is very graphical and very user friendly. I rate 1-Click PC Tuneup 4 stars of 5.





Aimersoft DVD Ripper For Free!

Posted by PCbasics on July 11, 2013 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Overview:

Aimersoft DVD Ripper is a great program to backup your DVDs at home to your PC. You can convert the ripped files to any video capable device, and with over 150 different presets, you will be sure to have the right format for your device. To read our evaluation of the program, you can read more about this 5-star rated program in our previous review. 


For Free:

For a limited time you can grab this five-star rated DVD ripper for the price of $0! Normally priced at $35.95, you can grab this freebie for you Windows PC by going to the following page and entering your details in the entry form. Hurry! The offer is onlyvalid for July 11th.


Clone2Go Video Converter Giveaway Winners!

Posted by PCbasics on June 29, 2013 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (2)


Thanks to all the participants in the giveaway. The winners of the giveaway are below:



The winners of the giveaway will be contacted via e-mail. Be sure to subscibe or follow us to get notified on the next giveaway!

Clone2Go Video Converter [Giveaway]

Posted by PCbasics on June 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (16)


Thanks to Victor from Socusoft Co., Ltd. to offer me 5 licenses of Clone2Go Video Converter to giveaway to our readers! One single-user license is normally $29.95 USD, totaling up todays giveaway to be worth $149.75 USD! Winners will be selected at random (via Random.org). If you would like to win a free license be sure to follow the rules below:

  • Subscribe to PCbasics (Please confirm your subscription in the verification email)
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Note: If you woud like to read our evaluation of this program go: here




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