From: Fabian Romankewicz (GECS-DE-ENT)
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2010 9:25:54 PM
Subject: NEWSBANK: 10 Tools To Speed Windows 7 - Housecall and CWShredder
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Computer Reseller News suggests 10 tools to speed up Windows 7 and voila, we are listed with not just one but two tools J
Trend Micro Housecall
We've been using Housecall for years--it's Trend Micro's free, online malware-scanning tool. While other vendors provide free online virus scans, Trend Micro's, we've found, is among the fastest and most robust--and it's worked for us in the CRN Test Center for so long, it's long ago passed the threshold of trustworthy technology. The caveat is that a PC that's infected and can't access the Internet can't make use of this online scan (for obvious reasons)
It's a nifty tool that even VARs can use when troubleshooting problem PCs. It's fast, it finds, cleans and isolates malware as quickly in Windows 7 as any other, and can really work to eliminate performance killers.
Trend Micro CWShredder
We're of the opinion that browser-hijacking should be a punishable offense. A class of browser hijackers that still runs rampant throughout the Web are known under the umbrella moniker "CoolWebSearch" hijackers, and infect a PC by installing gazillions of "bookmarks" to sites that you really don't want to visit (from sites that range from porno providers to gambling sites). CWShredder will scan a PC looking precisely for these hijackers, and quickly and efficiently find them and destroy them and all of their traces. It's also a free tool from Trend Micro that anyone from IT administrators to VARs to users can use when working to clean up and speed up performance of a Windows 7 PC.