EPD 222: Fan Mail Friday’s (10/31/2014)

October 31, 2014

Dear Remy And Matt,

How often is (CSW) updated with new content ?

Sent In By “Updated Over Time

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How often is (CSW) updated with new content ?

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Remy’s Reply: Interesting question…multiple times a day. At least one new post and a ton of internal tweaks.

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Danny’s Reply: Again like, Remy said quite a bit. Though your not going to see all the updates. Because there all not in your face updates.

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Erin’s Reply: If you guys are interested just check check out the homepage or twitter.

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Kirbe’s Reply: Pretty much everyday post wise. Feature wise it varies.

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Matt’s Reply: Well, it varies, depending on the topic, but we have two features a week (Tuesday and Friday), four reviews a week (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday), and then our Blog Update every Sunday. It’s basically a new piece of content every day, seven days a week.

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So if you are keen and want all the latest (CSW) news, reviews and features. You can follow us via our main Twitter Page @ https://twitter.com/#!/Computer_Savvy or via Remy’s own personal Twitter Page https://twitter.com/#!/RemySe7en .

PS: Just a heads up to all our readership. He does indeed follow everyone back. If you follow him on his own personal Remy “Se7en” Twitter account.

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Till Next Friday,

Erin


New Skype (6.22.81.104) Build Is Now Available To Download

October 30, 2014

Dear Readers,

Ok, everyone there has been a brand new build of  Skype. Which came out Oct 30th, 2014 and this would be version (6.22.81.104) for all of you who are still keeping track.

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Link To Download Skype: http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-computer/windows/

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Till The Next Update,

William


AVG Internet Security 2015 (2015.0.5557) – Paidware Review

October 30, 2014

The Rating Scale Breakdown:

  • 0  – 0.5 – Abysmal
  • 1.0 – 1.5 – Terrible
  • 2.0 – 2.5 – Poor
  • 3.0 – 3.5 – Average
  • 4.0 – 4.5 – Great
  • 5.0 – Excellent
  • Undetermined – Too soon to tell or lacking evidence to provide a solid answer
  • Not Tested – Has yet to be requested or there is some limitations to prevent accurate test results

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Price$54.99 CAD/USD – For 1 year and 1 PC

A. Installing AVG4.0 Great” – There is no doubt that AVG has improved in this area. But saying that we had very mixed results with some of our team getting AVG Internet Security installed the first go around. While other team members took 3 or 4 times to install AVG Internet Security 2015.

B. Un-installing AVG – 4.5 Great” – AVG Free Anti-Virus 2015 is a lot cleaner un-installer this time around. Much better compared to previous versions of AVG going back 5 or 6 years.

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C. Stability Of Program5.0 Excellent – The UI (User Interface) seems to have been completely fixed in AVG 2014. Along with the jenkey manual update option.

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D. Has AVG Free Been Compromised By Hackers Or Virus4.0Great” – No reports of AVG being compromised.

E. Speed of Scan5.0 Excellent – Very quick on most computers.

F. Updating 5.0 Excellent – Automatic and manual updating is great. No more issues here compared to AVG 2014 manual update lag spikes.

G. Does AVG Free Do Automatic Updates By Itself Without Any Issue5.0 Excellent – Yes, you can now with, no doubt. But leave the manual update option alone unless you want to invite stability related issues.

H. Internet Browser Cookie Detection Rate And Removal Test2.0 Poor- You are way better off with something like SUPERAntiSpyware or CCleaner that is more dedicated to removal of Internet cookies. AVG Internet cookie detection rate is terrible even with the option active and checked off.

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1. Anti-Virus Detection Rate Test:

1A. Windows XP – 4.0Great

1B. Windows Vista – 4.0Great

1C. Windows 74.0Great

1D. Windows 84.0Great

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2. Residential Shield Test - 4.0Great – I still find SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware seems to grab the virus way before AVG does.

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Computers Protection

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3A. Anti-Virus Scanner 4.0Great” – AVG has finally beaten their just average score. And that should tell you a lot.

3B. Anti-Rootkit Scanner4.0Great” – Great option. Works well.

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Web Browsing Protection

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4A. Link Scanner4.5Great – Not a fan. But it can be very useful to some.

4B. Online Shield2.5Poor” – Completely in-effective and worthless.

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Identity Protection

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5A. Identity Protection - 2.0Poor” – Completely in-effective and worthless.

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E-mail Protection

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6A. E-mail Scanner3.0Average” – Utterly baseline and average. I found no use for it.

6B. Anti-Spam3.0 Average” – Utterly baseline and average. Not even worth the setup.

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Firewall

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7. Firewall5.0 Excellent – By no means perfect. But way better then your standalone Windows built in Firewall

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Extra Features

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8. File Shredder4.0Great – I found this addition to be very useful. But lacking the multiple layer shredding options that Spybot – Search & Destroy or even Advance System Care 7 has.

9. Tech Buddy Support0.0Abysmal” – This is just a cash grab. Completely worthless as well as falsely advertised and overally misleading to the end user.

10. AVG Direct Support0.5Abysmal” – With only a free forum and a phone number to call for support.

You will often find yourself ether being told to go to the free forum or they will recommend you go to further specialized support team via Tech Buddy. Which like I said above is an epic MONEY GRAB. Completely worthless as well as falsely advertised as well as overally misleading.

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My Overall Score: 87/120

72.5 % = B -

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My Final Verdict - AVG Internet Security 2015 takes the drab look of AVG 2014 and cranks it up to 10. With a whole new HD (Hi-Def) UI (User Interface) experience. With the new look comes a more refined and streamlined user experience.

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Till The Next Review,

Remy “Se7en”


CCleaner (4.19.4867) Change Log

October 29, 2014

The following is the full change log for CCleaner new (4.19.4867) version:

  • v4.19.4867 (24 Oct 2014)
    – Added Windows 10 Preview compatibility.
    – Improved Opera 25 Cache cleaning.
    – Improved exception handling and reporting architecture.
    – Improved Auto-Update checking process.
    – Updated various translations.
    – Minor GUI Improvements.
    – Minor bug fixes.

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Link To View Original Change Log Or To Look Back At Older Change Logs: http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/version-history

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Link To Download CCleaner: http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

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Till The Next Update,

William


New CCleaner (4.19.4867) Version Is Now Available To Download

October 29, 2014

Dear Readers,

Ok, everyone there has been a brand new version of CCleaner available to download. Which just came out on -Oct 24th, 2014- and this would be version (4.19.4867) for all of us who are still keeping track.

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Link To Download CCleaner: http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

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Till The Next Update,

William


AVG Free Anti-Virus 2015 (2015.0.5557) – Freeware Review

October 29, 2014

The Rating Scale Breakdown:

  • 0  – 0.5 – Abysmal
  • 1.0 – 1.5 – Terrible
  • 2.0 – 2.5 – Poor
  • 3.0 – 3.5 – Average
  • 4.0 – 4.5 – Great
  • 5.0 – Excellent
  • Undetermined – Too soon to tell or lacking evidence to provide a solid answer
  • Not Tested – Has yet to be requested or there is some limitations to prevent accurate test results

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Price: Free

A. Installing AVG4.5 Great” – There is no doubt that AVG has improved yet again. I personally thank G-d that this time around it did not take me more then once to install AVG Free Anti-Virus 2015. As oppose to AVG Internet Security 2015 (which we will talk about in that review tomorrow) took several attempts to install. So again, well done AVG for getting it right this time.

B. Un-installing AVG – 4.5 Great” – AVG Free Anti-Virus 2015 is a lot cleaner un-installer this time around. Much better compared to previous versions of AVG going back 5 or 6 years.

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C. Stability Of Program5.0 Excellent – The UI (User Interface) got a beautiful HD makeover. No more glitchyness or jenkeyness in this version. As oppose to what we have seen in past versions of AVG.

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D. Has AVG Free Been Compromised By Hackers Or Virus4.5Great” – No reports of AVG being compromised.

E. Speed of Scan5.0 Excellent – Very quick on most computers.

F. Updating - 4.5Great” – Automatic updating is fine.

G. Does AVG Free Do Automatic Updates By Itself Without Any Issue -5.0 Excellent – Yes, you can now with, no doubt. But leave the manual update option alone unless you want to invite stability related issues.

H. Internet Browser Cookie Detection Rate And Removal Test3.0Average” – You are way better off with something like SUPERAntiSpyware or CCleaner that is more dedicated to removal of Internet cookies. AVG Internet cookie detection rate is terrible even with the option active and checked off.

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1. Anti-Virus Detection Rate Test:

1A. Windows XP – 4.0Great

1B. Windows Vista – 4.0Great

1C. Windows 74.0Great

1D. Windows 84.0Great

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2. Residential Shield Test - 4.0Great” – I still find SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware seems to grab the virus way before AVG does.

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Computers Protection

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3A. Anti-Virus Scanner 4.0Great” – AVG has finally beaten their just average score. And that should tell you a lot.

3B. Anti-Rootkit Scanner4.0Great” – Great option. Works well.

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Web Browsing Protection

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4A. Link Scanner4.5Great – Not a fan. But it can be very useful to some.

4B. Online Shield – Not available In the Free Version

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Identity Protection

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5A. Identity Protection - Not available In the Free Version

5B. Identity Alert – Not available In the Free Version

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E-mail Protection

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6A. E-mail Scanner3.0Average” – Utterly baseline and average. I found no use for it at all.

6B. Anti-Spam – Not available In the Free Version

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Firewall

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7. Firewall – Not available In the Free Version

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Extra Features

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8. File Shredder – 4.0Great” – I found this addition to be very useful. But lacking the multiple layer shredding options that Spybot – Search & Destroy or even Advance System Care 7 has.

9. AVG Direct Support0.5Abysmal” – With only a free forum and a phone number to call for support.

You will often find yourself ether being told to go to the free forum or they will recommend you go to further specialized support via Tech Buddy. Which like I said above is an epic MONEY GRAB. Completely worthless as well as falsely advertised and overally misleading to users.

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My Overall Score: 76/95

80 % = A -

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My Final Verdict - AVG Free Anti-Virus 2015 takes the drab look of AVG 2014 and cranks it up to 10. With a whole new HD (Hi-Def) UI (User Interface) experience. With the new look comes a more refined and streamlined user experience.

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Till The Next Review,

Kirbe


What is “Windows 10″ ?

October 28, 2014

Windows 10 – An upcoming release of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Unveiled on September 30, 2014, it will be released in late 2015. First teased in April 2014 at the Build Conference, Windows 10 aims to address shortcomings in the user interface first introduced by Windows 8 by adding additional mechanics designed to improve the user experience for non-touchscreen devices (such as desktop computers and laptops), including a revival of the Start menu seen in Windows 7, a virtual desktop system, and the ability to run Windows Store apps within windows on the desktop rather than a full-screen mode.

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Source: Wikipedia


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