» Software http://www.pctechbytes.com Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:28:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Use WinDirStat To Visualize Your Hard Drivehttp://www.pctechbytes.com/software/use-windirstat-to-visualize-your-hard-drive/ http://www.pctechbytes.com/software/use-windirstat-to-visualize-your-hard-drive/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:51:45 +0000 http://www.pctechbytes.com/?p=60441 Sometimes finding the programs and files that are taking up space on your hard drive is close to impossible. These files can be hidden several directories deep and require some skill to hunt them down. WinDirStat is a free utility that uses large, color-coded blocks to show you these files so you can choose whether […]

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Free BitDefender Tool To Remove Adwarehttp://www.pctechbytes.com/software/bitdefender-tool-to-remove-adware/ http://www.pctechbytes.com/software/bitdefender-tool-to-remove-adware/#comments Sat, 14 Mar 2015 15:49:11 +0000 http://www.pctechbytes.com/?p=60382 You can use a free tool from Bitdefender to help detect and remove adware running on your system. What is adware? Adware is a type of malware on your system that might pop up ads while you’re online, or change your home page to something different. Adware is dangerous because it can dramatically affect the […]

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Use GlassWire Network Monitor To Visualize Your Traffichttp://www.pctechbytes.com/software/glasswire-network-monitor-software/ http://www.pctechbytes.com/software/glasswire-network-monitor-software/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:18:08 +0000 http://www.pctechbytes.com/?p=60280 If you were ever curious about which applications or devices in your home were using the most network bandwidth, check out GlassWire’s network monitoring program. This free tool helps you visualize your current and past network activity by application and geographic location, and it displays all of this information to you on a colorful graph. You can even […]

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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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