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Rasputin review

$13 (around £9)

Manufacturer: Basta Computing

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

Rasputin is a nice piece of software in search of a problem: it sends data at regular intervals to your ISP so that your ISP doesn't disconnect you after you've been inactive for a certain amount of time.

Rasputin is a nice piece of software in search of a problem: it sends data at regular intervals to your ISP so that your ISP doesn't disconnect you after you've been inactive for a certain amount of time.

Back in the days of dialup modems, this used to be a problem, but in the days of broadband access, the need for Rasputin has largely diminished.

So unless you're a dialup user, or your broadband ISP disconnects you after a certain interval of non-use, you'll need Rasputin only if you're having connection problems. It may help to maintain a 3G connection, too.

If that's the case, however, you'll find Rasputin a breeze to run. Install it, tell the program your kind of internet access, and tell it the interval at which you want to send a signal, and it quietly goes about doing its work. Too bad that so few people will need it.

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Rasputin Expert Verdict »
Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003
1MB hard disk space
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

Rasputin is perfect for maintaining a dialup or time-out broadband internet connection. If you need it, it will work well for you.

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