Description by the Software Developer: "18 great tools for Windows XP that will improve your PC performance, speed up your programs and Internet connection, diagnose pc problems and tweak your XP for optimal results. With XP tool your PC will benefit from many XP tweaks which will offer great assistance to both amateaur and professional users that wish their PC, processor, disks and internet connection to function in the most optimal way. The PC diagnostics that are included in the tools provide you with all the necessary information that you may need in case of any problems and solve your PC troubles in no time. Install Systerac XP Tools in your PC now and enjoy the safest and most optimal performance in your Windows XP."
Developer:Systerac XP ToolsUpdated:23.02.2007Price:Trial, $34.95Size:10.49 MBOS:XP
srvinstw.exeSoftoogle's Pick! A Microsoft utility that lets you set up any program to run as a service » 12.01.2003 - 87 KB - 2K/XP - Free
Add/Remove Plus! 5.0 Can serve as a substitute for the Control Panel "Add and Remove Programs" applet: it correctly and completely uninstalls programs, including the ones not seen in "Add and Remove Programs" » 31.08.2005 - 1.38 MB - 98/ME/XP - Shareware, $19.95
MemMonster 4.70 MemMonster is a special utility designed to help you solve the problems of Windows (ME/98/95/NT/2000/XP) memory management » 21.11.2006 - 810 KB - 98/ME/XP - Trial, $25
AR RAM Disk 1.20 AR RAM Disk is a driver for Windows NT/2000/XP used to create an additional drive in your memory. This drive can be used for storing temporary files, this can increase your system speed » 22.12.2006 - 93 KB - XP/2K3 - Free
DTweak 5.0 DTweak is a complex tuning software for Windows Vista » 02.09.2010 - 6.96 MB - Vista - Trial, $29.95
TuneUp Utilities 2014 14.0.1000.340Softoogle's Pick! Extends your operating system's capabilities: System Optimizer, Process Manager, Registry Editor, Registry Cleaner, Disk Cleaner, Startup Manager, Undelete utility, File Shredder & much more » 22.07.2014 - 27.06 MB - Windows XP/7/8 - Trial, $49.95
Destroy Windows Spying 1.6.716 Destroy Windows 10 Spying is a portable app that can block anonymous data being sent, remove apps that can?t be removed the standard way and more. » 13.12.2015 - 292.97 KB - Windows 7/8/10 - Free
DirectX Happy Uninstall 6.8 DirectX Happy Uninstall will uninstall DirectX completely and keep your system stability » 30.07.2017 - 31.58 MB - Windows XP/7/8/10 - Shareware, $19.95
Autoruns 13.80 Shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them » 12.09.2017 - 1.25 MB - Windows XP/7/8/10 - Free
RESTrick Control Panel 1.3.2 This Control Panel applet is a useful tool that can help you fine-tune your Windows system » 19.01.2001 - 413 KB - 98/ME/XP - Trial, $17
Glary Utilities 18.104.22.168 Powerful utilities that increase your PC performance and maintain your system » 23.10.2017 - 16.29 MB - Windows XP/7/8/10 - Free
PCBoost 22.214.171.1247 Increases computer performance by allocating higher portions of CPU power to active applications and games. Enhances processor intensive software to run at even faster speeds » 23.10.2017 - 4.74 MB - Windows XP/7/8/10 - Trial, $9.40
Uninstall Tool 126.96.36.19965 Ultra-small utility that replaces the standard and unconvenient Add and Remove Programs applet » 22.10.2017 - 3.77 MB - Windows 7/8/10 - Trial, $20
IObit Uninstaller 188.8.131.52 IObit Uninstalller helps you uninstall and remove unwanted programs and folders from your computer fast and easily » 20.10.2017 - 15.14 MB - Windows XP/7/8/10 - Free
7+ Taskbar Tweaker 5.4 This application will offer you the liberty to customize your Windows 7/8/10 taskbar » 20.10.2017 - 1.39 MB - Windows 7/8/10 - Free
A video file conversion tool: AVI to Mpeg1, AVI to Mpeg2, AVI to DVD, AVI toVCD, AVI to SVCD, all media file types to DivX, and all to AVI, "all media file types" being virtually all formats (including AVI, Mpg, Mpeg, Mpeg1, Mpeg2, Mpeg4, VCD, SVCD, DVD, DivX, ASF (flash), WMV). Supports preview.
Description by the Software Developer: "Secure your computer by Password protecting your Windows applications, programs and EXE files. Plus encryption for your files, folders and drives - direct from Windows Explorer. Extra features allow you to disable Task Keys, Software Installation, Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox, Downloading Files, Zip and Self Extracting Files and the Boot Keys (F8).
- Built-in programs: There are around 15 common programs built-in for locking in the Free Edition. - Lock your own programs: You can also add any of your own programs for locking. - Password timer: You can set in seconds how long you want to give users to enter the password to access any locked programs. This can help deter hackers. - Screen blank: You can have the screen blank in emergencies, this prevents any use of the computer, and blacks out the screen only leaving a password box to access the entire system. - Additional Protection: This lets you lock even more features down on your PC. Such as the Desktop, My Computer, Internet Access, Internet Downloading, Software Installations and much more. - Stop people installing software: This is a must have for those of you who are sick of users installing software on your computers without your consent. With this feature just a simple click is all that's needed and the software will disable Setup programs, Installers, Self Extracting Exe's, Zip files, the lot. - Help prevent viruses: Using the above feature to stop software installs, this will help prevent such viruses that may be contained in program the user is trying to install. - Lock or Encrypt your Files and Folders: Two methods of protection are available, including strong encryption. - It's free: WinGuard Pro is as it states FREE! Though we do offer a Premium Edition for an optional fee."
Softoogle's Review of WinGuard 2007 Pro Free Edition 6.5.1 September 29, 2006
WinGuard comes in two editions: Free and Premium. Regrettably, in the WinGuard Free edition some (in fact, most) of the features are disabled. For instance, you can password-protect your Mozilla Firefox browser (if you happen to have one), but to password-protect Internet Explorer, you'll have to buy the WinGuard Premium Edition, which means that only 10% of all Web surfers can use this functionality; other 90% browse either with Internet Explorer, or with Opera, or with something else. The Opera browser is not listed in the Free Edition and it is unclear whether or not it is supported in the Premium Edition.
The list of things the WinGuard Free Edition lets you password-protect is, in fact, very limited, but there is a very welcome note that explains that you can add your own programs in the Premium Edition.
Yet another noteworthy feature of WinGuard is encryption. If you try to encrypt a folder with WinGuard, a message pops up telling you that you cannot encrypt entire folders with the WinGuard Free Edition and that you will have to either buy the Premium Edition or "select a single file and try again."
What's the point of incorporating all those checkboxes into the interface if when you click on them all you get is a pop-up telling you the feature is disabled?
We successfully password-protected our Recycle Bin (what's the point of password-protecting it, anyway?) as well as our Mozilla Firefox browser, but when we tried to password-protect the Control Panel, it just didn't work, the Control Panel was still perfectly accessible. So we successfully uninstalled WinGuard through the Add and Remove Programs in the Control Panel. It's unclear what the point of setting all those passwords is if the program can be so easily deleted.
This piece of software received the "Softpedia pick" award, of course.