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How To Encrypt Windows Files

How To Encrypt Windows Files

| January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

TrueCrypt is a popular solution for those who want to encrypt Windows files and folders. Why encrypt Windows files? Privacy is a major factor at home and at the workplace. In addition, as more and more people use portable computers, the risk of losing valuable data increases. The thought of photos, financial information or other […]

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Recover SD Card Pictures

Recover SD Card Pictures

| December 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

Have you ever had to recover SD card pictures? There’s nothing more devastating than realizing you have just deleted an important photo from your digital camera. They could be wedding pictures, pictures of your first child, or important work photos and you have no way of retrieving them. Fortunately, you can use third-party software to […]

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Use Program Updater Secunia To Plug Security Holes

Use Program Updater Secunia To Plug Security Holes

| October 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

Everyone knows viruses and other types of malware are a huge threat to our computers. That’s why we religiously run Windows Update and have up to date virus software. We’re careful not to open attachments in Emails and we have secure passwords. We’re protected, right? Not necessarily. When was the last time you audited the […]

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Portable Apps For Antivirus and Anti-Malware

Portable Apps For Antivirus and Anti-Malware

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

The invention of USB was one of the greatest achievements in PC history.  Ok, maybe I’m gushing a little but with what other connection can you do so many things?  Need to install an OS, run some antivirus or anti-malware scans, have an entire pocket Linux computer in one stick, transfer data, backup data, share […]

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It’s SMART To Test Your Hard Drive

It’s SMART To Test Your Hard Drive

| January 27, 2013 | 3 Comments

It’s not a matter of IF your hard drive will fail, it’s a matter of WHEN it will fail. PCTechBytes.com always preaches this because we’ve seen people lose everything–pictures, movies, tax documents–when their hard drives have failed and they had no reliable backups of their data. Fortunately for us, our hard drives are equipped with […]

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Turn Bootable Hard Drives Into Virtual Machines | Disk2VHD

Turn Bootable Hard Drives Into Virtual Machines | Disk2VHD

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Having the ability to turn any bootable hard drive into a Virtual Machine is something I have always wanted.  This program will allow anyone from a beginner to an advanced tech to experience the Virtual Machine world with a variety of benefits.  If you are just starting with the possibility of creating a Virtual Machine, […]

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Free Image Editing Programs

Free Image Editing Programs

| July 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are dozens of free alternative programs to Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw. We’ve chosen some of our favorites below. Whether you’re a novice or expert, these tools can be used to create stunning graphics or edit existing images and photos without having to spend hundreds of dollars on those professional programs. While your […]

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Soluto Anti-Frustration Software

Soluto Anti-Frustration Software

| May 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

Soluto is the anti-frustration software every PC needs. This very web 2.0-looking program is completely free. It can be used to help you get to know your computer a little better, while at the same time reducing boot-up times and making sure your system has all available updates. If your PC is running slow, Soluto […]

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Paragon Backup and Recovery 11 Review

Paragon Backup and Recovery 11 Review

| April 13, 2012 | 3 Comments

Image backups are a must now in the digital age. For any mission-critical or personal data that cannot be replaced, a good backup is required. Paragon Backup and Recovery 11 is a great tool that is easy to use.  It comes with a boot disc you create to recover from a failed array, dead hard […]

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Ultimate Boot CD 5.0.3 Basic Overview

Ultimate Boot CD 5.0.3 Basic Overview

| March 6, 2012 | 5 Comments

In the forums we often recommend the Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD) for testing Hard Drives and Memory.  Today alone I’ve recommended it three times.  People are usually unfamiliar with the UBCD, so I decided to give a little more in depth overview of what it can and cannot do.  It contains a few hidden gems […]

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