February 2007 Newsletter

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Vista – Planned Obsolescence?
Rob takes a closer look at the constant battle we all face in keeping our PCs running at top speed. Is Vista the solution or just another part of the problem?
 

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New Free Disk Health Scan
Regular disk defragmentation can make your hard drive run faster and last longer. Disk MD, our newest software application, is the most thorough disk analyzer in the biz.
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Vista: Run as Admin


Badbinary suggests that many challenges with running programs in Vista can be overcome by using this tip to ‘run as administrator’. Also, a reminder that when moving page files in Vista, you will need to reboot.
 

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Vista: Outbound Firewall Filter


Flyfishingrules2 reminds us that by default, Vista’s firewall is set up without outbound filtering rules. He also points out that the Run command is not found in the main Start menu window of a new Vista installation (its in the accessories folder) and shows us how to get it back.
 
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Ready for a Revolution?
Our Printer Survey results provide an intriguing look at the printer usage and the related purchase motivations of our respondents.
 

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Pirates of the Canadians
Is Canada really a safe haven for digital media pirates? Our research team digs into the prevalence of PC digital copying software,by country.
 
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PC Performance Scan

Find out if your PC is running at maximum performance with our free scan.
 

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Spyware Scan

Spyware installs without your knowledge, and reduces system performance and reliability.
 

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Personal Data Profiler
Our profiler helps you learn a lot about the user of a PC. Or learn what others may discover about you!
 

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Driver Scan
Drivers are constantly being updated to improve the functionality and stability of your PC.
 

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Full Tests
Put your PC through our free full tests for the most thorough and complete analysis of the performance, reliability and security of your PC.
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H&R Block Tax Cut
Tax advice, e-filing, and prices starting at $9.95, all from the industry’s best.
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Digital Media Report
This report tracks global installation rates across a wide number of music services.
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