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CNET, the owner of Download.com, offers a program called TechTracker. It scans your PC and shows you the software that is out of date. Then you can decide which updates you need. It even offers links to the newer versions of your out-dated software.

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Ten years ago, Ad-Aware was one of the first effective defenses against many forms of adware and spyware. Since that time, it’s been improving and adding features such as Rootkit removal and more.

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A free portable app named IZArc2Go is all you need to handle many different archive file types, such as 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, B64, BH, BZ2, BZA, CAB, CPIO, DEB, ENC, GCA, GZ, GZA, HA, JAR, LHA, LIB, LZH, MBF, MIM, PAK, PK3, RAR, RPM, TAR, TAZ, TBZ, TGZ, TZ, UUE, WAR, XXE, YZ1, Z, ZIP, and ZOO.

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A portion of an unmanned space craft called LCROSS will slam into Cabeus, an eternally dark crater on Luna. It’s been reported that many of the war mongering Earthlings are hoping for a spectacular plume of dust to be ejected from Luna (the Moon).

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This portable freeware application can uninstall a program faster than you can open Windows Add/Remove applet. It also has unique features that Microsoft probably didn’t want you to have. Read on and I’ll tell you how to set up and use KUninstall.

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When you are working with files and folders in Windows 7 or Windows Vista, one of the most useful features that you can enable is “Use check boxes to select items”. Here is a short tutorial explaing how to enable this feature in Windows Explorer’s folder options.

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You want to turn off a feature that Microsoft believes will keep you safer? Are you simply aggravated by constant pop-ups? I feel that there is no need for the new UAC in Vista and Win7. I’ll explain why and I’ll also tell you how to easily disable UAC in Windows 7.

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While using Windows 7, you may want to add a new user account or delete one. You can do this easily by following the tutorial I’ve written here.

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If you are a webmaster or post files to FTP servers often, you may enjoy being able to right click on files in Windows and quickly send them to your FTP sites. This article explains how you can do this without installing any new software.

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Nocs is a free Notepad like program that lets you upload text files to your Google Docs account. It provides you yet another way to quickly save your data online where you can access it from anywhere.

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How Can I Open Up or Edit an ICO file or Icon Library?

Most of you are familiar with icons since you see them every time you use a PC. However, you may have a few questions about them. I’ll tell you about ICO files and how to get started opening, editing, and collecting icons and managing icon libraries.

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RealPlayer seems to be making real progress on not giving as many headaches as it used to. I don’t feel that it’s any worse than using Windows Media Player in most cases. You may want to try it if you love to download or rip videos from YouTube, Google Videos, Vimeo, DailyMotion or even a few NSFW video sites.

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Windows will let you change the icons associated with file extensions or file types, but it’s not always easy. Here’s a tutorial demonstrating a small free stand-alone program that makes this change seem very simple.

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Are you getting tired of seeing the same old drab icons on your desktop? I’ll show you how to change Windows desktops icons no matter what version of Windows you are using.

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Is your Windows system a little slow because your PC is older than the Windows OS that you are using? Maybe you just like the old Windows Classic themes of Window 98 and Windows 2000? In any case, here’s a trick that lets you optimize your Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 in favor of performance instead of eye candy.

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