Ashampoo FireWall PRO is like a trusty watchdog standing guard at the entrance to your property. It is always alert and checks everything going in and out of your computer, keeping out unwanted intruders and preventing unauthorized access to the Internet from your computer. And despite its impressive power it is so simple to use Γ?? in Easy Mode you just click and go for full protection.
Claimed Fixes (I tested a few, they aren't fixed)
* fixed a potential problem that could result in crash if FireWall.exe is started twice
* fixed a potential problem that could result in crash if a new process is created
+ increased speed
* increased speed (driver+GUI)
* fixed a potential problem that could result in unnecessary and constantly user-asking
* fixed a potential problem that could result in crash of the GUI-Application
* fixed a potential problem that could result in missing path for applications in user-asking-window
* fixed a potential problem that could result in rules not being saved/loaded
Drag & Drop Desktop Uninstaller
Enhanced installer identification
Windows?« Services Manager
Internet Explorer Add-Ons Manager
Start Menu Cleaner
While this program is good, it offers more advanced features than Your Uninstaller! it also takes a little more knowhow, and if you don't have that, you could end up removing important files.
PpowerUp XP Platinum
Ashampoo PowerUp XP Platinum 2 takes the hassle out of tuning up your Windows computer. One click is all it takes to optimize your computer for office work, gaming, media editing or maximum resources (memory etc). Now you can switch your setup in seconds depending on what you are doing.
You donΓ??t have to do your own tuning but if you want to the program puts all the relevant Windows settings at your fingertips. And it explains in detail what every single one does at the click of the mouse. Plus it includes several powerful new tools that give you even more control over your computer.
Also if you uninstall, it gives you the option to revert all changes you have made since the install, very useful if you messed something up.
WinOptimizer Platinum 3
Ashampoo's WinOptimizer series delivers professional-class Windows maintenance that anyone can use. It keeps your computer free of many kinds of garbage that can slow it down and makes it less responsive. And now you can also use it to defragment your hard disk and tweak Windows system settings that could previously only be accessed by very experienced users.
Why did i include this??? Because it supports Vista while Platinum 3 does not.
In addition to older versions of Windows?«, the new Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4 is fully compatible with Windows VistaΓ?ó in both the 32 and 64 bit versions. This means that you can start maintaining your slick new Windows VistaΓ?ó system right away - it won't even have a chance to get clogged down with new garbage!
But that's not all: Once again, Ashampoo has managed to produce a radically better and more useful program - without compromising their famous ease of use. In addition to Windows VistaΓ?ó compatibility, WinOptimizer 4 also comes with three new modules, a brand-new hard disk defragmenter, a huge number of new system tweaking options and many other improvements and enhancements.
You probably have better things to do than worry about whether the hard disks on your Windows?« computer are getting fragmented. Just install Ashampoo Magical Defrag 2. This radically improved program keeps all your computerΓ??s hard disks defragmented. Permanently.
Just install it and forget it. Your hard disks will never get fragmented again. And Ashampoo Magical Defrag 2 does this without slowing down your computer or interfering with your work.
How is this possible?
The way Ashampoo Magical Defrag 2 works is similar to a screensaver.
Whenever the computer is idle the program cuts in automatically and starts cleaning up your hard disk.
ItΓ??s like having a robot servant to tidy your home for you whenever you go out. As soon as you start using the computer again the program stops immediately and lets you get on with your work without any interference.
>Lean & smooth tool: Quickly starts, insignificant use of storage capacity only
>Easy to use: only a single click is needed begin cleaning
>Three different cleaning modes:
>>>Internet Cleaner: wipe out online tracks instantly
>>>Drive Cleaner: clean hard disc of redundant an unecessary files
>>>Registry Cleaner: streamline the registry Γ?? the central data base of Windows
>Manual start of individual cleaning modules
>Make Backups of deleted files
>Statitistical History: shows which files were deleted and when
>Updates can be downloaded via the Internet
Burning Studio 7
Since its initial release, Ashampoo Burning Studio has changed the way CD/DVD/Blu-ray burning software works. Instead of spending frustrating hours learning how to use hundreds of complicated functions you just select a task Γ?? for example Γ??Burn FilesΓ??, Γ??Backup FilesΓ?? or Γ??Burn MoviesΓ?? Γ?? and then the program guides you through all the necessary steps.
Music Studio 3
Rip, Import data, Playlists, Burn, Convert, Record, Repair, Organize, Blu-Ray burning support, the only thing it doesn't do is play audio.
For that you can get Ashampoo's Media Player+
mp3 Audio Center
Ashampoo MP3 AudioCenter is your personal control center for extracting, burning, converting, editing and repairing of MP3 and other audio files! In the great tradition of Ashampoo software, this multimedia and CD burning application is really easy to use!
The programme opens individual pictures and shows them in its window. A single click of the mouse is enough to optimize the photo entirely. The effect of this optimization does not fail to impress. The photos changed by the Ashampoo Photo Optimizer are livelier, brighter, lighter, sharper and have a stronger contrast. The direct before and after comparison shows precisely just how strong the optimization algorithm of the software is.
Ashampoo Photo Commander 6 is a perfect example of a new generation of programs that are genuinely intuitive easy to use. It makes organizing your pictures and getting them to look great as simple as pressing the button on your camera. YouΓ??ll save time, have a barrel of fun and your friends and family will be really impressed.
Almost everything is done with a couple of clicks Γ?? adding picture frames, correcting your photos, making greeting cards, collages and slide shows, sharing your pictures on CDs/DVDs or your website and much more.
Ashampoo Photo Commander 6 is a one-stop solution. You organize and view your photo collection, edit and enhance your photos and use creative editing and project tools all in a single program. And it also manages your audio and video files!
Ashampoo Magical Snap 2 is a screen capture tool with powerful and intuitive editing capabilities. It enables you to capture virtually anything on your screen Γ?? all or part of program windows, websites, the desktop and anything else displayed on your computerΓ??s monitor. Then you can use the editing tools to enhance the screenshot and turn it into a really attractive image.
Interactive guides show you how to perform every operation. All features are also so simple to use that you can get results really fast. For example, the unique Mouse Tools editing tools display their options next to the mouse pointer so that you donΓ??t have to search in menus. You have to try it to appreciate it, Mouse Tools are truly cool and make image editing amazingly easy.
Clip Fisher 2
With Ashampoo ClipFisher all you need to do is to copy a videoΓ??s current http:// address from the web browser and paste it into Ashampoo ClipFisher: immediately, the cunning tool will be flexing its download muscles and starting to transfer the film to your hard drive. In this way, compiling your own little (or big, for that matter) video library is no problem at all.