The AVG 2012 range received a minor update this week. AVG LinkScanner 2012 v12.0.1869 is a useful tool to help you easily identify rogue or malicious sites whilst browsing the web. This proactive tool will alert you of any potentially harmful sites before you're unlucky enough to visit them. AVG Anti-Virus Free 2012 v12.0.1869 is one of the best free AV solutions. The latest version provides faster performance and speedier scan times. If you require even more robust protection, theres also the full paid-for version AVG Anti-Virus 2012 v12.0.1869.
Avant Browser 2012 Build 7 is an interesting browser based on Internet Explorer, plus a few other enhancements. The latest version now ships with the latest Firefox 8 rendering engine, in addition to the built-in Internet Explorer engine. This makes for a very compatible and fast browsing experience.
Also this week, Auslogics released new versions of a number of products. Highlights include Auslogics Disk Defrag 3.3, which is a solid drive optimisation tool, which will work faster than the supplied Windows-based defragmentation tool, Auslogics Registry Defrag 220.127.116.11 provides visual representation of the fragmented areas in your registry, and the ever-popular Auslogics BoostSpeed 5.2, a very useful collection of performance-enhancing tools which includes elements of both Disk Defrag and Registry Defrag.
PC Tools AntiVirus Free 2012 v18.104.22.1688 is a free AV tool from another one of the industry leaders. This freeware solution will provide basic protection for your home computer. PC Tools Spyware Doctor 22.214.171.1248 is a useful anti-spyware application that will provide more comprehensive protection from the very latest spyware threats out there than your average firewall and AV tool. And PC Tools Registry Mechanic 2012 126.96.36.1997 is a powerful Registry optimisation tool that will help you to manage all aspects of registry maintenance and enable you to securely delete files from your computer, all whilst improving performance.
EASEUS Todo Backup Home 3.5 is a freeware tool for backing up important files and other media, incase disaster strikes.
Freemake Video Converter 188.8.131.52 is a free video manager that will enable you to convert an array of video, audio and image files from one format to another, with ease.
WinZip 16 is the latest version of the incredibly popular archive manager. Use the application to compress files by up to 25% as well as edit files without extracting them.
BurnAware Free 4.0 is a lightweight application designed to enable you to burn discs quickly and easily. You can use the tool to burn data, audio and video to CD or DVD.
A number of new Android apps this week included OS Atlas 1.25 for Android, a useful OS map tool that uses both GPS and Ordnance survey maps for ramblers and cyclists. Co-pilot Live 9.1, which is a brilliantly designed voice controlled navigation tool that ships with 2D and 3D maps for your Android phone. And Shazam Encore 3.5.0, designed to help you to quickly easily identify songs using your mobile.
Finally, new to V3.co.uk, is Nitro Pro 7. This superb cost-effective professional PDF manager can be used to create, edit, convert and manage your documents all within a well-designed interface.
British Airways blames 'global systems outage' for IT meltdown
Mark Zuckerberg mercilessly trolled by Harvard student newspaper after return to university he dropped out of 12 years ago
'Unauthorised user' blamed by Harvard for insulting Mark Zoinkerberg
Android under attack from 'Judy', Google Play Store malware that has infected up to 36.5 million users
Yet more Android malware discovered on the Google Play Store
Airport believes new system will be more reliable than GPS or Google Maps