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On this month's Cover Disc

OCT 2015 | ISSUE 243 ON SALE 19TH AUG 2015 | COVER PRICE £5.99

Main Content

iolo System Mechanic 14 : Full program; six-months of updates

System Mechanic 14 uses patented technology to restore speed, power and stability to your PC. It fixes errors, boosts performance, defends against infections, and proactively prevents problems from reoccurring. This allin-
one solution for complete PC optimisation also provides online backup, recovers deleted files, securely wipes data, and includes high-performance triple-certified antivirus protection that won’t slow you down.


  • Boosts Speed
  • Repairs problems
  • Cleans-up & protects privacy
  • Plugs Security Holes


PCA 244 pack shots

Ashampoo Media Sync; full program, worth £20

Don’t spend time hunting down and organising your files manually.Ashampoo Media Sync scans, identifies and automatically organises your media for you into categories – Documents, Music, Pictures, Video

Apowersoft Screen Capture Pro; full program, 90 days of updates

Apowersoft Screen Capture Pro is innovative software that lets users take a screenshot and record anything on their PC screen. With its multiple screenshot/recording modes, rich image editing and sharing options,various output formats and hot keys, users are able to create quick communication via intuitive screenshots and dynamic video guides.

Cover Disc: General FAQ

» My cover disc is missing/damaged.

If your cover disc is missing or damaged then please login and submit a request for a replacement disc here

» I need help installing software from the cover disc.

Scroll through the PDF document to find detailed information about each application on the disc. There are links to websites for each of the programs and system requirements for the main programs on the disc. If the software on the disc requires a serial number or registration code, there will be a link on the appropriate page. Click the links to register, making sure that you provide a valid email address.

To receive software serial codes from the PC Advisor website, you first need to be a registered user of our site. When you initially register, you will be sent an email containing a confirmation code for your membership. You need to confirm your membership (by clicking the link in the email you receive) and then return to the appropriate product registration page and follow the instructions to get the software code. If you are already a registered user, simply log in and then follow the instructions to obtain the code.

Also included on the cover disc interface are upgrade offers from software developers, where you may be able to purchase the latest versions at a special discounted rate.

» I can't install software from the cover disc.

Where telephone numbers or URLs are given for registration of cover-disc software, these may only be valid for a limited period and open to UK readers only. IDG UK cannot be held responsible for discountinued offers.

Cover Disc: Specific Issue FAQ

**Updated 24/03/2015**

May 2015, Issue 238
Incomedia WebSite X5 Home 11, full program registration URL

November 2014, Issue 232

Avira Antivirus Pro 2014 & Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 5

Unfortunately, due to a technical glitch, the DiscPlus version of the magazine includes a broken installer for Avira Antivirus Pro 2014, please download the full installer from here, and Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 5, please download the full installer from here. If using the Google Chrome browser, please select the 'keep' option.Once you receive the install, it shouldn't take any longer than a few minutes.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Regards, from the  Software Editor.

March 2014, Issue 224

Unfortunately, due to a technical glitch, the Disc version of the magazine includes the installer for Sychronizer 6 and not the advertised Abelsoft StartupStar. Please download the installer from here if using the Google Chrome browser, please select the 'keep' option.Once you receive the install, it shouldn't take any longer than a few minutes. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Regards, from the  Software Editor.

February 2014 , issue 224

The Ashampoo Cover Finder program is promoted as a full program worth £20, all the features are available for the duration of 1-year (365 day licence from install) this information is included in the cover disc section of the magazine and on the disc interface. The special edition put forward on the cover disc for PC Advisor comes with 300 credits (Ashampoo's normal shareware has 30 days and 50 credits). We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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