PCTechBytes Computer Repair » Software http://www.pctechbytes.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:38:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 How To Encrypt Windows Fileshttp://www.pctechbytes.com/software/how-to-encrypt-windows-files/ http://www.pctechbytes.com/software/how-to-encrypt-windows-files/#comments Fri, 17 Jan 2014 09:32:29 +0000 http://www.pctechbytes.com/?p=51498 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 Pictureshttp://www.pctechbytes.com/software/recover-deleted-pictures-from-card/ http://www.pctechbytes.com/software/recover-deleted-pictures-from-card/#comments Sat, 14 Dec 2013 07:04:57 +0000 http://www.pctechbytes.com/?p=3581 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 Holeshttp://www.pctechbytes.com/software/use-program-updater-secunia-plug-security-holes/ http://www.pctechbytes.com/software/use-program-updater-secunia-plug-security-holes/#comments Sat, 05 Oct 2013 13:08:30 +0000 http://www.pctechbytes.com/?p=59375 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-Malwarehttp://www.pctechbytes.com/software/portable-apps/ http://www.pctechbytes.com/software/portable-apps/#comments Fri, 05 Apr 2013 21:37:56 +0000 http://www.pctechbytes.com/?p=57903 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 Drivehttp://www.pctechbytes.com/software/smart-hard-drive-test/ http://www.pctechbytes.com/software/smart-hard-drive-test/#comments Sun, 27 Jan 2013 14:20:51 +0000 http://www.pctechbytes.com/?p=58319 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 | Disk2VHDhttp://www.pctechbytes.com/software/hard-drive-software/turn-bootable-hard-drives-into-virtual-machines-disk2vhd/ http://www.pctechbytes.com/software/hard-drive-software/turn-bootable-hard-drives-into-virtual-machines-disk2vhd/#comments Mon, 29 Oct 2012 19:10:00 +0000 http://www.pctechbytes.com/?p=57809 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 Programshttp://www.pctechbytes.com/software/free-image-editing-programs/ http://www.pctechbytes.com/software/free-image-editing-programs/#comments Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:51:18 +0000 http://www.pctechbytes.com/?p=57169 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 Softwarehttp://www.pctechbytes.com/software/soluto-anti-frustration-software/ http://www.pctechbytes.com/software/soluto-anti-frustration-software/#comments Wed, 09 May 2012 20:41:18 +0000 http://www.pctechbytes.com/?p=54901 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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