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CNET TechTracker

Learn about the free application from CNET that keeps your software secure and updated.

By January 13, 2012


How you may have inadvertently participated in recent DDoS attacks

The botnets driving the recent distributed denial of service attacks are powered by millions of infected computers. Their coordinated flood of requests overwhelms the Internet's DNS servers, slowing them down and even knocking the servers offline. The long-term solution for site operators and visitors alike may rely on reluctant ISPs working together.

By April 2, 2013


Keep software up to date the easy way

Computers are all about the software. Keep yours fresh as a daisy by installing an update tracker.

By February 2, 2012


Free scanners spot outdated, insecure software

We compare three patch-management utilities that identify applications on your PC for which updates are available: CNET TechTracker, Secunia Personal Software Inspector, and Sumo.

By May 23, 2011


Get a 32-inch Vizio HDTV for $259.99

If you're really strapped for cash, this refurbished model is an awesome option. But you can also buy it new and stay below the $300 mark.

By March 16, 2011


TECHTRACKER BETA FEEDBACK: <cnet:email id="problem"/>

Email template for TechTracker Beta Bug Feedback

By May 4, 2009


Don't like the App Store? Delete it!

Apple's new Mac App Store has proven to be quite popular, but some people do not wish to have it on their systems.

By January 11, 2011


Help! My PC is infected with malware (FAQ)

Here is basic information for how to figure out if your computer might be infected and what to do if you think it is.

By October 18, 2010


Weekly troubleshooting-utilities update

Our weekly utilities update report is a list of updates for Mac utilities that have been released in the past week. Though utilities can be any tool that helps you perform a routine task (including image manipulation and synchronization), our focus in this column is to bring you those tools that help in troubleshooting Mac hardware and software problems.

By August 16, 2010


Weekly Utilities Update: OnyX, BlueHarvest, coconutBattery, more...

Our Weekly Utilities Update report is a list of all the updates for many Mac utilities that have been released in the past week.

By February 22, 2010