Category: Software

Free Folder Synchronization Software

SyncToy is free folder synchronization software that allows you to effortlessly keep all of your data up to date with a single push of the button. In the day of thumb drives, external hard drives and other portable devices, this type of software should be built …

Hard Drive Testing Software To Monitor HDD Health

It’s important to monitor and test your hard drive because all hard drives eventually fail. Hard drive testing software can be used to keep an eye on your hdd to make sure it is healthy and reliable. Major brand name hard drive manufacturers will usually include software …

Use WinDirStat To Visualize Your Hard Drive

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 …

Free BitDefender Tool To Remove Adware

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. …

Use GlassWire Network Monitor To Visualize Your Traffic

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 …

How To Encrypt Windows Files

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 …

Recover SD Card Pictures

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 …

Use Program Updater Secunia To Plug Security Holes

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 …

Portable Apps For Antivirus and Anti-Malware

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 …

It’s SMART To Test Your Hard Drive

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. …