The publisher of PassCrypt is also the author of the following PC Magazine utilities.
Note that these utilities are no longer free and require a fee from the magazine.
Stop Cookies and Pop-Ups
CookieCop lets you set up simple Web-site profiles to battle aggressive pop-ups, bothersome Flash animations, and privacy-invading cookies and ActiveX coding. Not only do you deny Big Brother intrusions, you also streamline page loading.
Clock Your Connection Speed
NetPerSec lets you check your Internet connection speed in real time. It monitors all TCP/IP activity to and from the Internet or other networks, and graphs the communication speed.
Save, Store, and Share Web Pages
Finding what you're looking for on the World Wide Web is tough, finding it again if you didn't save it, can be even tougher—even impossible. Web Historian gives you the power to save online information easily so that it's within reach whenever you need it. Saving Web pages with Web Historian is very handy for: Research, Shopping, Backing up Web eMail.
Enlarge Your Workspace
XpanDesk provides up to 9 desktops so you can organize your applications to fit the way you work. You can have your Web development tools on one desk while keeping you correspondence programs, like e-mail and messaging, on another. Or maybe you'd rather place your music programs and CD burner on one desk and your imaging applications on another.
Protect Private Files
How do you protect files on a computer that anyone can sit down and use? ShellCrypt, lets you encrypt files and hide filenames with a generic designation. A variety of protections prevent you from encrypting crucial system files.
Lock Your Favorites
Your Favorites folder can expose private information that you may wish to protect. The stocks you monitor, auction bids you're tracking, online job recruiting sites you visit, and personal interests in general are all available to someone who opens your Favorites. FaveLock, lets you lock specific folders in Windows Favorites.
Run Faster, Run Better
Quickly and easily add programs to the Windows Send To menu, launch programs with parameters, copy long file names, and icons all from Explorer.
Lock Your Desktop
Tired of people adding, deleting, renaming, and rearranging the icons on your Windows desktop? IconLock lets you freeze desktop icons in the arrangement you choose without interfering with normal Windows operations. It also lets you quickly save and restore different desktop layouts.
Rearrange Your Taskbar Buttons
Drag & drop the buttons on your button bar, in any order, using your mouse. You can also choose to sort the buttons alphabetically, by groups, or in a fixed order that you specify. Additionally, the utility allows you configure the size and location of any Window so that the next time the application is launched, it will appear according to your preferences.
What's Using Your Hard Drive
Have you ever wondered what applications are using your hard drive(s)? Sometimes your drives start churning away even while your not using your PC. DiskAction 2 shows you what processes are hitting your disks along with the amount of data being transferred and the files that are being modified by the application.