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Spyware Terminator 2012 is a free security application that protects a computer against spyware, malware and adware. It has a paid version that is extended by the popular F-PROT antivirus, so the Spyware Terminator can become a complex security solution. Spyware Terminator 2012 scans a computer for known threats and reports findings in a manner that is easy to read and interpret. Every entry is given a rating and a classification, which makes it very easy to decide if a detected item should be removed. Unlike some free software titles, Spyware Terminator 2012 will remove all threats for free. In addition, it offers real time protection, daily downloaded and installed updates, HIPS protection, scheduled scan and many handy system tools and software extensions. Antivirus and antispyware database is daily updated so the computer is protected against new threads.
Downloading Windows 8 applications can now be found in a centralized location instead of scattered across the InterWebs. Watch today's Tekzilla Daily to find the easiest way to install and uninstall Windows apps from the Microsoft Store.
The popular free antivirus suite Avira AntiVir 10 updates to version 10, but there's surprisingly little new. Users will get a faster, easier installation and a refreshed skin, but feature-wise the latest from Avira holds its own instead of pushing ahead.
On July 1, Google Reader, the popular web service, is scheduled to shut down. Over the years, it's become a handy tool for many people who like to manage their Internet news content in one place. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on several desktop alternatives to the soon-defunct Google Reader.
CNET TechTracker is a free application from CNET that helps keep the software on your computer up-to-date and secure. TechTracker works by scanning the software installed on your computer and alerting you when updates are available. Keeping software up-to-date is important because updates often contain patches that make your computer more secure and new features that make your software better.