We’ve reached the end of June and this week has seen its fair share of release. There has been a strong focus on security tools this month, including a number of programs from avast! avast! Free Antivirus 7.0.1451 is the free version of the AV tool, with avast! Pro Antivirus 7.0.1451 also featuring the same new Emergency Updater and improvements to sandboxing. Also available is avast! Internet Security 7.0.1451 which includes not only virus protection, but also a firewall, web filtering and more. Another free firewall is available in the form of the newly updated ZoneAlarm Free 10.2.64.0 and if you want virus protection as well, you might want to take a look at ZoneAalarm Free Antivirus + Firewall 10.2.
Free Studio 5.6.2 provides uses with a staggering number of utilities for dealing with media files including converting videos between formats, downloading streaming video formats and burning media files to disc. If you’re interested in just the audio side of things, Audacity 2.0.1 is a feature-packed audio editing tool that can be used to work with music files and voice recordings. Popular video codec pack K-Lite has been updated to add support for all of the latest video formats and you can choose between K-Lite Codec Pack Standard 8.9.5, K-Lite Codec Pack Basic 8.9.5, K-Lite Codec Pack Mega 8.9.5 and K-Lite Codec Pack Full 8.9.5 depending on how many different formats you need to be able to play.
Returning to the security theme, Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 has also been updated with a new security widget, better protection of online banking, better parental controls and much more. For a more complete security solution, Bitdefender Total Security 2013 also includes a firewall, spam protection, while Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 is a slightly lower cost version of the suite. IObit Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus 2013 v188.8.131.520 is the latest release from IObit which sees the addition of an antivirus components to the maintenance suite that also includes tools to helps optimize the performance of Windows.
A lot of releases at the moment add support for Windows 8, and this is the case with both CCleaner 3.20 and CCleaner Portable 3.20. Keep your system in good shape means keeping it up to date and this is something that Secunia PSI 3.0 FINAL can help with by keeping your applications up to date. If you’re looking for a combined FTP and web server tool, Serva 2.0.0 32-bit is a great free option released this week, and there’s also Serva 2.0.0 64-bit. Google has been in the news quite a lot this week and one reason is the release of Google Chrome 20 FINAL. Also unleashed was Google Chrome 20.0.1132.47 Beta and Google Chrome 21.0.1180.15 Dev which fixes a problem experienced by Mac users with the Intel HD 4000 graphics chip.
Join us again in another week’s time for a catch up with all of the latest releases.