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AVG Antivirus scored well in our lab tests for malware protection, though it still struggled to stop several viruses, Trojans and rootkits before they started downloading to our computers. Usually it


Panda Security struggled a bit during our malware detection tests of the best antivirus software. It detected 97 percent of the 300-plus malware samples we used, but moving the malware to quarantine t

System Mechanic

EDITOR’S NOTE: The developer has informed us that their new version, System Mechanic 18, is now available. We will post the new test results and reviews when we next test PC System Utilities. D

Realtime Landscaping Plus

Editor's Note: The manufacturer has informed us that Realtime Landscaping Plus 2018 is now available for purchase. We will post the new results and review when we next test Landscaping Software. Land

CyberLink PowerDirector

PowerDirector by CyberLink has been our best overall pick for video editing software since we started reviewing the category. It does so because it strikes the delicate balance of making the program a

Corel VideoStudio

Corel VideoStudio Pro is video editing software that’s great for a fledgling editor who wants to make videos for friends, family and an online audience. It has all the basic tools we look for in

Adobe Premiere Elements

Adobe Premiere is one of the most recognizable names in video editing software. The consumer-level version, Adobe Premiere Elements, simplifies the video editing process so you don’t have to be

Pinnacle Studio

Pinnacle Studio Plus offers a wide array of organizing, editing and exporting tools that make it attractive video editing software. Its unique and intuitive workflow allows import, sort and build proj

Nero Video

Nero Video is decent video editing software. Its two editing modules allow you to choose which style of editing is right for you. It contains a healthy selection of effects, transitions, video enhance


Whether you're looking to capture images, websites, video games or video clips, Snagit has a number of tools that can help. This intuitive and easy-to-use screen capture program can capture almost eve

SPX Instant Screen Capture

SPX Instant Screen Capture is simple to use and makes it easy to capture images with a few clicks of your mouse. However, this screen capture software requires an additional application to edit and ad


HyperSnap is screen capture software that is simple to use and has plenty of capture and editing tools. While it isn't as smooth as the best products we reviewed, it still offers a number of tools and

FullShot Pro

While FullShot screen capture software's on-screen interface looks a bit dull, its screenshot options are sharp. You capture images and screenshots through five options that form the acronym SWORD. Th

Any Screen Capture

Any Screen Capture is easy to use and offers a set of modest features, standard tools and basic functions, so you can take screenshots, capture images and edit them. It's not of the most advanced or f

Easy Screen Capture

Easy Screen Capture is simple screenshot software with an interface that is easy to navigate. It features large icons to represent its options, and the tools are simple and precise. This screen captur

eMedia Guitar Method

If you've never touched a guitar before, eMedia Guitar Method v5 makes the guitar approachable. With the help of guitar instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., you can learn how to play guitar with over 180 si


ActionTab is online guitar lesson software with some interesting elements. It offers note-by-note instructions for many popular songs, and its lessons are accessible for both left- and right-handed pl


Jamorama offers online lessons that cover a wide range of skills for beginning to advanced players. It teaches every lesson through video instructions, so you can pause or rewind to fully master each

Home Designer Suite

Home Designer Suite is a first-rate choice because of its wide-ranging design tool array and ability to customize all aspects of your digital home design. It has useful tools that enable you to design

Wondershare Video Converter

Wondershare Video Converter’s primary function is converting video files from one format to another, which it does quite well. But that's not the whole story: This video converter also allows it

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