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Member since December 11, 2004

Reviewed Opera for Windows 60.0.3255.170

At install I went in to 'options' and unselected 'set as default browser' but it set itself as default browser and mail client anyway. That alone earns it a 1. Read full review

Reviewed VLC for Windows 3.0.7.1

Could anyone tell me if there's a 64 bit version available? Read full review

Reviewed Avast Antivirus Free 19.5.4444

I'm deeply unimpressed by this release having been an Avast user for years and having always given it 5 stars here. Initially I had some very scary hangs at startup and I've have had to switch off the rootkit scan and set Avast to load after other... Read full review

Reviewed K-Lite Codec Pack Mega 14.9.9

Avast is reporting a problem with mpc-hc, suggesting it only be opened in a sandbox. I'm sure there's not a real problem here but excessive caution has led me to temporarily switch to VLC. Perhaps the developers could have a word with the Avast... Read full review

Reviewed Foxit Reader 9.5.0.20721

It's no longer possible to install Foxit without also accepting the Ask toolbar ... as such this program is now adware and I hope FF will reclassify it. I shall certainly be finding a new pdf reader. Read full review

Reviewed BurnAware Free 12.4

Warning: The 'feet' site which the spammer kyliean links to below appears to contain malware. Read full review

Reviewed K-Lite Codec Pack Update 14.9.9

@egg83
There's no adware in the K-lite codec pack. Read full review

Reviewed cFosSpeed 10.50 Build 2338

I watch live TV via my internet connection and often have a torrent application running in the background. With cFosSpeed this works perfectly and without any manual intervention. Without cFos this combination of usage is absolutely hopeless.
If... Read full review

Reviewed Adobe Flash Player for Windows (Internet Explorer) 32.0.0.207

This is a truly terrible release. On my brand new 64bit laptop video is jerky, sound volume jumps up and down and I've had to revert back to version 10 to be able to use TVCatchup (UK TV streaming service) which doesn't work at all with 10.1 Read full review

Reviewed F-Secure Internet Security 17.5

180 day timeout isn't freeware Read full review

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