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Which is the best startup manager for Windows?

Which is the best startup manager for Windows?

Some of our readers asked us to recommend the best programs for managing the Windows startup. We listened to their request, and we did some thorough testing on the subject. Now we are ready to share our recommendations for the best startup managers we have found on the internet. If you have asked yourself: "Which startup manager should I use?", don't hesitate to read this
Game Mode in Windows 10: Testing real-life performance in modern games

Game Mode in Windows 10: Testing real-life performance in modern games

One of the most marketed features of Windows 10 Creators Update is the new Game Mode. This feature promises to improve the gaming experience for all the Windows 10 users, regardless of whether they have a new high-end computer or an older, slower device. What's not clear though is whether Game Mode actually works and helps increase the number of frames per second rendered by
What is Windows 10 Creators Update and why should you install it?

What is Windows 10 Creators Update and why should you install it?

When Windows 10 was released for the first time, Microsoft said that this would be their last operating system. And they have kept their promise up until now: they have developed no new operating systems. However, that doesn't mean that Windows 10 is stalling. Quite the contrary! Windows 10 is probably the most dynamic operating system created by Microsoft. Last year, Microsoft gave us the
PowerLinks ads put millions of readers at risk, from major publications

PowerLinks ads put millions of readers at risk, from major publications

Readers of major websites like Vice News, CNET, The Verge, Neowin and more, have been exposed to security risks since 2015 because the ads they run from the PowerLinks advertising platform use expired SSL certificates. Here's what is going on, what you are exposing yourself to when reading publications that include PowerLinks ads and what you can do to stay safe: The ads served
Giveaway winners: The best antivirus product for Windows, in 2017

Giveaway winners: The best antivirus product for Windows, in 2017

This year we organized the second edition of our Digital Citizen Awards, in which we identified the best antivirus products for Windows. We also held a public vote, so that we could give our "Reader's Choice" award for this year. It is time to provide some statistics about the vote itself and extract the winners of our giveaway. Those of you who have voted are
Digital Citizen Awards - The best antivirus product of the year 2017

Digital Citizen Awards - The best antivirus product of the year 2017

One of the most asked questions on Google regarding of security is: "What is the best antivirus?". It is a legitimate question as most people are not security experts and need recommendations to identify the best antivirus product for their needs. The time has come for us to name the best antivirus product of the year, based on our experience in testing the many commercial
Digital Citizen Awards - The most popular antivirus product of the year 2017

Digital Citizen Awards - The most popular antivirus product of the year 2017

A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to cast a vote for your favorite antivirus product of 2017. The nominees from which you could choose were the best security products we reviewed in the last couple of months. Alphabetically, your choices were: Bitdefender Total Security 2017, BullGuard Premium Protection, ESET Smart Security Premium, F-Secure Total Security and Privacy 2017, Kaspersky Total Security 2017, and
Digital Citizen Awards - The most innovative antivirus product of 2017

Digital Citizen Awards - The most innovative antivirus product of 2017

Some people regard antivirus products as being rather conservative, software which doesn't evolve very quickly. But that couldn't be more false - cyber criminals don't lose time in creating malware that's the same as last year's. If that were true, we wouldn't have to fight today against things like advanced ransomware. Viruses and other cyber crime vectors are evolving at a very fast pace, and
How to infect your Windows PC while browsing the web for free stuff

How to infect your Windows PC while browsing the web for free stuff

Do you believe that if you don't download many things from the internet and you use your web browser only for visiting popular websites, you don't need an antivirus solution? Do you think that your personal information can't be stolen by criminals because you can identify dodgy websites without the help of an antivirus? If you do, we have some bad news for you. Web
New features coming to Windows Defender in Windows 10 Creators Update

New features coming to Windows Defender in Windows 10 Creators Update

At today's #MicrosoftEvent in New York, Microsoft played a clip that gave a very brief recap of the most important new features that are coming to Windows 10. In that clip, they showed for just one second, a screenshot of the upcoming Windows Defender, that will be included in Windows 10 Creators Update. From that screenshot alone, we were able to deduce that major improvements
Security for everyone - How we review security products

Security for everyone - How we review security products

Even though there are plenty of available antivirus solutions, home computer security is far from being perfect. One of the main reasons is that, in the feature rush, many developers forget about the most important piece in the puzzle: the user. They design complicated security solutions with lots of features which normal users don't understand and have no clue about how to use them. Our
Kaspersky 2017 - the first security products to include VPN!

Kaspersky 2017 - the first security products to include VPN!

Each autumn, new security products are launched, that bring new or improved security features to their users. This month, Kaspersky has launched their 2017 generation of security products which stand out from the rest of the market due to being the first of their kind to offer secure VPN connections when connecting to public unsecured WiFi. We believe that this feature should have been included
9 Features that make Microsoft Edge a better web browser than others

9 Features that make Microsoft Edge a better web browser than others

Microsoft Edge, the youngest web browser from the Redmond giant, wants to be the strongest and the fastest of all web browsers for Windows. Although it has its flaws, Microsoft Edge actually is in many ways a better browser than others and, in this article, we want to show you some of those features that make it great. Here they are: 1. The fastest
What do users get from games becoming Windows universal apps?

What do users get from games becoming Windows universal apps?

When it comes to games, some people in the gaming industry have said that Microsoft's "Universal Windows Platform can, should, must, and will die". The primary reason for such statements is the fact that, with its vision for universal apps and games, Microsoft will compete with dedicated distribution services like Steam and plans to take a bigger share of the profits that are to be
Test comparison - Which is the best free online antivirus scanner?

Test comparison - Which is the best free online antivirus scanner?

Some of our readers asked us to test the most popular free antivirus scanners found online. Since such scanners are useful in providing a good second opinion, without having to install a fully-featured security product, we thought it is worthwhile to evaluate such products. We've tested the 10 most popular online security scanners and, although it took quite a bit of work, we now have
Digital Citizen Awards 2016 - The best Windows security product of the year!

Digital Citizen Awards 2016 - The best Windows security product of the year!

Computer security is big business these days and can only get bigger, as more and more devices are connected to the internet and more threats are surfacing on the web. As such, antivirus software is invariably getting better each year. However, some products are better than others, some are pricier than others and some are simply not worth spending a dime. We have tested and