Though the free utilities work to a degree, the primary purpose of this suite is to up-sell you and advertise the company's telephone support.
Though its malware detection rate doesn't quite match up with the elite, this Android app offers great help with locating, securing, and protecting your phone. It might even send you a picture of the jerk who stole it.
Solid State Doctor will force your SSD to clean house and deliver its best performance, as well as clone it, diagnose it, and secure erase it.
The Vanquish II Ultimate delivers a great 1080p gaming experience for the price, but its micro-ATX motherboard doesn't give you a lot of options.
An SSD upgrade will boost your PC's performance. Upgrading to two SSDs in RAID 0 will render it mind-bendingly fast.
Free and capable, Partition Wizard is also one of the easiest to use partitioning toolkits.
If you need FIPS 140-2 certified storage, this USB 3.0 drive delivers.
With 1.5TB of capacity we were pleased with Samsung's Wi-Fi media streamer, until it choked on our high bit-rate MKV Blu-ray rip.
A pro feature set, a marvelous Web interface, and remote access via a portal makes the My Cloud EX2 is easy as it gets. But it’s a slow performer.
Thin, light, and long lasting, Toshiba does portable media storage and streaming right.
Parallels Access 2.0 adds new features and remains an easier way to control PCs and Macs from Android devices.
Top-notch anti-malware protection coupled with anti-theft tracking and features makes this a program a winner. But it's pricey for the Android market.
Toshiba's Canvio NAS box is surprisingly feature-rich and capable, but lacks self-backup capabilities.
Iobit's Advanced System Care is packed with useful utilities, as well as an anti-malware component to replace Security Essentials on XP, but it's also visually intrusive.
You don't need to buy a utility suite. You just need what Microsoft brought to the party, plus a couple of freebies, to keep Windows humming along.