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    Andrew Moore

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  1. Review - Google Chrome (Beta)

    13.0.782.99 Beta (Jul 26, 2011)

    I've been using this as my main browser for over a year now instead of Firefox (mainly due to startup lag and resource usage on Firefox, which I hear is being corrected soon). Chrome has been very stable and responsive for me. The updates are automatic and very transparent (Every so often, I need to manually check the version I am running). Highly recommended.

  2. Review - CPU-Z

    1.56 (Oct 27, 2010)

    Previous version failed to load due to beta expiration. This version fixed the issue perfectly. I've been using this tool to identify chip-set components and verify CPU speed scaling in my Intel i7 laptop. Regarding the previous poster, though I dislike programs that bundle the Ask Toolbar as much as anyone, unselecting the checkbox during setup DID stop the toolbar from being installed in my case.

  3. Review - ProduKey

    1.35 (Nov 19, 2008)

    Works perfectly. I keep this handy tool in my portable applications collection on my thumb drive. Also, the author is correct. Programs that pull software keys can be flagged as "bad" on some sites because of potential for misuse, even though they are doing no harm to the user. EXAMPLE: The library has a public computer with MS Office installed. A naughty person wants to steal the Office license keys for personal use. This would be a good reason for security software to block such a program.

  4. Review - avast! Free Antivirus

    4.8.1229 (Oct 23, 2008)

    I install this on EVERY family/friends computer that I fix for viruses and/or performance problems (usually due to Norton360). It's free, it's fast, and it maintains (ie. updates) itself with no intervention from me (nice, since I don't need to help people with updates). The best part is, I have yet to receive a later distress call from any of these people due to a new infection. To all computer gurus who fix computers, I highly recommend you look into adding this software to your tool kit!

  5. Review - Sysinternals Suite

    Build 09/30/08 (Oct 1, 2008)

    This suite is the most useful collection of tools in my entire "computer repair kit". The author of these tools is pure genius, which is probably why Microsoft snatched him up.

  6. Comment - Google to alert users of possible malware infection

    Build 09/30/08 (Jul 26, 2011 - 11:43 AM)

    The owner of the computer is the primary determining factor regarding computer security. If a computer illiterate person owned a Linux machine and was tricked into running a malicious program (and granting root access), the linux machine would fall no matter how secure it was. Remove root access for the user, and they'll pitch a fit because they can't install their new, virus laden, "Earn free money on Farmville!" application. It's a well known fact that computer "noobs" and gullable types run Windows and MacOS (and MacOS recently got hit with a poorly built, yet effective malware campaign).