Monthly Disk July 2011

Freeware

Anti Virus

Comodo Internet Security - Ver: 5.4

Comodo Internet Security, Comodo’s award-winning free security suite, offers prevention-based, Default Deny Protection (DDP) technology to prevent malware in your PC.

Conventional security suites ignore prevention, focusing only on the eventual detection of viruses. Basically, this means that it will allow all applications to access your PC resources by default as long as the application is not on your security software’s blacklist of already known malware.

Comodo Internet Security includes an extensive white-list of safe executables called the 'Comodo Safe-List Database'. This database checks the integrity of every file and application asking for access to your PC. Comodo Internet Security will alert you of potentially damaging applications before they are installed. This is a ground-breaking method of protecting your PC. Traditionally firewalls only detect harmful applications from a blacklist of known malware - often-missing new forms of malware that are being created and launched daily.

Comodo Internet Security is continually updated and currently almost 3,000,000 applications are in Comodo Safe list, representing virtually one of the largest safe lists within the security industry. Put simply, the good stuff gets in, and the bad stuff gets nowhere near your PC’s insides.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

CoviroSoft Antivirus - Ver: 1.4

CoviroSoft Antivirus is a new antivirus software that will help you protect your computer from various threats and it will even make your PC work faster.

The application is very easy to use, featuring a comprehensive interface that will quickly guide you through all its features.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7 & x64/ .NET Framework 3.5

Digital Defender - Ver: 2.1.5.9

Anti virus software can be very hard to use, it often slows down your computer and seems to be built by engineers for engineers. We designed digital defender anti virus to be the opposite: easy to use, extremely fast and it should never slow down your computer. Simply put an anti virus designed for today and the future.

Is it really free?
Yes digital defender antivirus is really free for non-commercial users. We are not going to force you to buy it. This software will provide you with a good protection against viruses. If you want a more comprehensive protection we recommend that you upgrade to digital defender pro.

Easy to use
Digital Defender antivirus' user interface was designed to be easy to use for both beginners and experienced users.

Incremental virus database update
Using the incremental update mechanism the download time is reduced to a minimal level so we can release additional anti virus database packages several times a day to improve the defence. Users can obtain protection against new malware without spending a long time and generating considerable network load for the update.

Comprehensive protection
Digital Defender anti virus resident protection realtime protection provides a comprehensive protection against malware

Outstanding performance and effectiveness
Digital Defender anti virus scanning engine has outstanding performance. The engine uses behavioural (heuristic) analysis to detect harmful programs. Thanks to its platform and operating system independent scanning methods it effectively scans for all known viruses, worms, trojans, backdoors, scripts, macro viruses and other harmful code on any system.

Small memory footprint
A new patent pending design for memory usage, has made digital defender anti virus memory footprint incredibly small. This means it can run just as well on netbooks as on normal PCs.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

SuperAntiSpyware - Ver: 4.52.1000

Detect and Remove Spyware, Adware and Remove Malware, Trojans, Diallers, Worms, KeyLoggers, HiJackers, Parasites, Rootkits, Rogue Security Products and many other types of threats.

Advanced Detection and Removal

Detect and Remove Spyware, Adware and Remove Malware, Trojans, Diallers, Worms,KeyLoggers, HiJackers, Parasites, Rootkits, Rogue Security Products and many other
types of threats.

Light on System Resources and won't slow down your computer like many other anti-spyware products. Won't conflict with your existing anti-spyware or anti-virus solution!

Repair broken Internet Connections, Desktops, Registry Editing and more with our unique Repair System!

Real-Time Protection

Real-Time Blocking of threats! Prevent potentially harmful software from installing o re-installing!

First Chance Prevention examines over 50 critical points of your system each time your system starts up and shuts down to eliminate threats before they have a chance to infect and infiltrate your system.

Schedule either Quick, Complete or Custom Scans Daily or Weekly to ensure your computer is free from harmful software. Remove spyware automatically.

Minimum requirements: Windows 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 2008/ 7

Audio

Anvil Studio - Ver: 2011.05.02

Multi-track record, compose, edit, and mix music using MIDI, digital audio, and sampled loops. Audio effects include delay, EQ, filtering, DirectX, VST, VSTI effects plugins and ASIO support.

Editors include: staff, lyrics, piano roll, loops, percussion, audio, and events.

Licence: Free
Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Hamster Audio Player - Ver: 0.8.0

Hamster Audio Player is a light and simple music player that has a good-looking interface and is really easy-to-use. Hamster Audio Player can play mp3, wma, wav, midi and mid files.

Hamster Audio Player supports both English and Italian languages. Hamster Audio Player allows you to change its main colour skin as well.

Minimum requirements: Windows all

Backup

EVACopy - Ver: 5.0

EVACopy is a backup program that has versioning and easy restoration in mind. It's light-weight, portable (no setup required, no dependencies, no repository, no database), easily deployed to multiple workstations, simple to use. ideal for home users too.

EVACopy is designed by a sys.admin, for sys.admins, although ideal for home users too. It's simple to configure and deploy onto multiple workstations. It's completely portable - no setup is required, no administrative privileges, no messing around with system files or the registry, no need for Java, .NET, or any other system component preinstalled. Unless a severe error occurs, the end-user notices nothing but a tray icon. Results of multiple backup jobs can be easily examined. Restoration procedures are as simple as they come.

A lot has been said about the importance of keeping backups, but versioning means that apart from an exact copy of your recent contents, you also keep all earlier versions of files and folders that were modified or deleted.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 2008/ 7

Desktop

3DTop April 2011

3DTop is a study into the usefulness of a three dimensional GUI (Graphics User Interface). For too long have we denied ourselves the freedom that is only offered by 3D games.

A 2D Desktop is all well and good for simple procedures, but after a while it can make you feel cramped and limited by what you can do. As technology advances, so too should the basics of our software, after all, everyone who uses a Windows OS, or even a GUI within Unix depends on their desktop for the vast majority of functions they will ever use.

In short, 3DTop uses the icons that are present on your normal desktop and represents them in 3 dimensions instead. This approach enables you to fly around your desktop, change the shape of the icons and arrange or drag them in 3D also.

In addition you can create coloured spotlights, paintings (bitmaps), background and floor textures, clocks, flags (shortcuts) and whatsoever the future may bring.

Minimum requirements: Windows all

DeskOnTop - Ver: 2.4.151

If you're less of a true multitasker and more of a flitter, then switching screens every time you pop over to your desktop produces a cognitive interruption that could derail concentration. DeskOnTop erases even that small annoyance.

The simple freeware utility inhabits the system tray and lets you view desktop files and icons regardless of which window is currently open. Right-click to pull up a complete list of desktop files and left-click for an icon-driven view. Either way, clicking the individual file launches it on top of your current screen, which saves you time manually switching.

You do have some control over cosmetic trifles such as icon size on the virtual desktop view and whether or not the program runs on start-up, but additional preferences are scant - this is a one-trick program. The interface could use a smidgen of spit polish, and it wold be betterif the app could also display the properties of Desktop items.

Minimum requirements: Windows 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ NT

Gizmo Toolbar - Ver: 2.7.8

Gizmo Toolbar is an extensible launch bar that brings the latest UI technologies, found in Window Vista, to Windows XP and Windows 2000. Gizmo Toolbar specialises in full customisation of its layouts, orientations, and themes.

Surprise your friends with the unique look of your desktop. This program is also useful in team
environments, since it allows you to share your toolbars over an internal network with fellow work colleagues.

Lock down your toolbars using Windows file permissions. Create multiple toolbars and switch between them using the Windows task tray. Organise your shortcuts by dragging them from the desktop and dropping them onto the toolbar. A number of free plug-ins are also made available from the support site which enable Gizmo to do more things

Minimum requirements: Windows 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 2008

John’s Background Switcher - Ver: 4.4

John’s Background Switcher (or JBS for short) periodically changes the background image on your computer (like every hour or every day) to something interesting. The John’s Background Switcher application sits in your system tray (down by the clock) and changes your background at the time interval of your choosing.

You tell it where to get pictures from and how to show them - maybe you just want to see one photo at a time or maybe you’d like to see a ‘Snapshot Scrapbook‘ of photos thrown across your desktop. It’s up to you and you never know what’s coming next!

Here are some key features of "John’s Background Switcher" :-

  • Individual pictures on your computer.
  • Folders containing pictures on your computer such as ‘My Pictures’.
  • Flickr photo sharing - selecting pictures by person, tags, sets or just plain random. You never know what you’re going to get next!
  • Phanfare web albums - keep up to date with your friends and family.
  • smugmug photo galleries - yours, your friends, anybody’s!
  • Picasa Web Albums - choose from specific albums or any search text.
  • Facebook - your friends photos on your desktop!
  • Yahoo! image search - the internet is your oyster!
  • Any Media RSS feed - choose pictures from sites like DeviantArt, Photobucket, LOLCats and Zooomr amongst many others!

Minimum requirements: Windows all

Real Desktop - Ver: 1.67

Real Desktop will make your desktop into a virtual desk.
Your icons behave now as if they were in the real-world due to the powerful physics-engine, like real objects that you can touch and move as on a real desk.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Taskbar Items Pinner - Ver: 1.0.0.0

Ever wish you could pin more than just programs to the Windows 7 Taskbar? With Kishan Bagaria's aptly named Taskbar Items Pinner, you can: it lets you add a wealth of extra goodies to the Taskbar, everything from your Pictures folder and Printers menu to individual files, folders, and even Web sites.

After extracting this tiny app, make sure to run it as an administrator (by right-clicking the icon and choosing Run as administrator).

Then just click the box next to any item you want to pin. If it's a file or folder, click the button next to Path, choose File or Folder, then navigate to the item you want. (Alternately, you can type in a Web address.) In the Icon field, type %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll, then enter a number in the adjoining field (3 for a folder, 13 for a Web shortcut--you'll have to experiment to find others).

Finally, click Add Item and you're done. If you ever decide to remove any of these newly added goodies, just right-click the appropriate Taskbar icon and choose Unpin this program from taskbar.

Minimum requirements: Windows 7

Digital Imaging

FastStone Photo Resizer - Ver: 3.1

FastStone Photo Resizer is a free image converter/resizer intended to enable users to convert, rename, resize, crop, rotate, change colour depth, add text and watermarks to images in a quick and easy batch mode. Drag and Drop mouse operation is well supported.

Features:-

  • Convert and Rename images in batch mode
  • Resize, crop, change colour depth, apply colour effects, add text and watermark.
  • Rename images with sequential number.
  • Support folder/non-folder structure.
  • Load and save settings
  • Mouse Wheel Support
  • And Much more

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 2008/ 7

Disk Tools

Active@ Hard Disk Monitor - Ver: 1.2

The phrase "hard disk failure" can break you out in a cold sweat. Even if you lose little data, you'll lose time nursing your system back to health. The free Active@ Hard Disk Monitor checks and reports on your hard drive's condition, helping you decide when it's time to jump in for a backup (or just plain jump ship).

Active@ Hard Disk Monitor also shows you lets you scan your disk for bad blocks and read disk information that's hard to find in Windows. S.M.A.R.T. can't detect every potential hard drive problem, but it can alert you to certain threats. It's helpful enough that it's worth installing this freebie as an ounce of prevention.

To get just a glimpse of how your hard drive's doing, mouse over the green dot icon Active@ Hard Disk Monitor leaves in your PC's system tray. That fly-by tells you the PC's internal temperature (which is of debatable value) and the hard drive's health status as a percentage. Double-clicking the icon brings up a roomy, good-looking window that breaks down the S.M.A.R.T. measurements.

To demystify the jargon, you can highlight the measurement to receive a definition. Many of these definitions also explain what these values might suggest; for instance, a high "spinup retry count" is reportedly "a sign of problems in the hard disk mechanical system." Each definition ends with a simple interpretation guide, such as "Better RAW Value LESS."

Active@ Hard Disk Monitor also shows you lets you scan your disk for bad blocks and read disk information that's hard to find in Windows. S.M.A.R.T. can't detect every potential hard drive problem, but it can alert you to certain threats. It's helpful enough that it's worth installing this freebie as an ounce of prevention.

Minimum requirements: Windows 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 2008/7

DiskCheckup - Ver: 3.0 Build 1007

PassMark DiskCheckup allows the user to monitor the SMART attributes of a particular hard disk drive. SMART ( Self Monitoring Analysis & Reporting Technology ) is an interface between a computer's BIOS (basic input/output system) and the computer hard disk.

It is a feature of the Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics (EIDE) technology that controls access to the hard drive. If S.M.A.R.T is enabled when a computer is set up, the BIOS can receive analytical information from the hard drive and determine whether to send the user a warning message about possible future failure of the hard drive.

SMART monitors elements of possible long term drive failure, such as 'Spin Up Time', the number of start/stops, the number of hours powered on and the temperature.

DiskCheckup displays the current values of the SMART attributes, along with the Threshold value for that attribute. If any attribute value is close to or below the threshold, the drive is no longer reliable and should be replaced.

Note that SMART attributes change slowly over time and are helpful when diagnosing the life span of a particular drive.

DiskCheckup will display some additional drive information, such as the drive serial number, tracks, the number of cylinders, model number, the sectors per track, etc.

Minimum requirements: Windows 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 2008/ 7/ A hard drive and BIOS that supports SMART, plus compatible drivers. Most recent hard drives are OK but drives connected via SCSI or hardware RAID will not work. But drives connected via SATA (serial ATA) are supported. Drives configured as software RAID

Hard Disk Sentinel Free - Ver: 3.6

Hard Disk Sentinel Free is a HDD/SSD monitoring and analysis application. Its goal is to find, test, diagnose and repair disk drive problems, report and display SSD and HDD health, performance degradations and failures.

Hard Disk Sentinel gives complete textual description, tips and displays/reports the most comprehensive information about the hard disks and solid state disks inside the computer or in external enclosures (USB / e-SATA). Many different alerts and report options are available to ensure maximum safety of your valuable data.

The software monitors hard disk drive / HDD status, including health, temperature and all S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology, built in most hard disks and solid state disks today) values for each disks. Also it measures the disk transfer speed in real time which can be used as a benchmark or to detect possible hard disk failures, performance degradations.

Minimum requirements: Windows all

Parkdale - Ver: 2.72

Get the read and write speed from your hard disks, CD ROM devices and network servers. You can start a speed test on disks, CD ROM and network shares. You get the transfer rate in KB or MB per second. Further you can adjust the blocksize used to access the disk.

Several command line options are available.

All options are shown if the program is started with '-?'.

The program has two different modes :-

•BlockAccess - The test data is read from/written onto the disk directly without using the file system.

•FileAccess - The test data is read from/written into a normal file using the file system.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Email

IncrediMail 2 - Ver: 6.29 Build 4748

IncrediMail 2 is a powerful, easy to use, feature-rich and fun email program. Better and smarter than ever before. IncrediMail 2 includes features such as a powerful and fast email search tool, taking less than a second for IncrediMail 2 to search through 10,000’s of emails.

IncrediMail 2 also features an advanced Address book, enabling you to create contact groups in new convenient ways, see who your most popular contacts are, and assign a picture to each of your contacts. The unique attachments preview options provide a quick glance of the attachment file type you’ve received, may it be a photo, video, Word document, or any other file.

IncrediMail 2 introduces a better, more attractive and user-friendly design, making browsing through your emails easier and more productive. IncrediMail 2 also includes a built-in dictionary and translation tool, a personal Display Picture option, and animated effects that are now a part of the user interface. Furthermore, this application comes with a wide range of Stationery, Ecards, Email Backgrounds, Animations and Sounds that you can easily use for enhancing your emails.

IncrediMail 2 is available for download in 10 languages, and is compatible with the leading web-based email services. Blazing fast and stable, IncrediMail 2 makes your email experience more productive even while you're having fun.

NOTE : The application provides two installation modes. The Default one will change the user-defined homepage and the browser search engine. If you do not want any changes to be applied to your system, select the "Custom installation".

Minimum requirements: Windows all

Entertainment

anyTV - Ver: 2.63

Watch local TV, world Tv, Live TV, satellite TV from countries of all world in different languages on your PC with anyTV not just at home, but at the office. With anyTV you can watch more than 2630 online TV channels, 6910 video clips and listen to 4750 online radio stations.

Using anyTV means you can watch numerous of international TVs without a television, TV Tuner Card or a satellite receiver. Watch anywhere you have your internet Online. No additional equipments required. Watch news, entertainment, documentaries, music, sports, shopping, languages, cartoons, learning, culture, religious channels, live cameras etc ..from all over the world.

Get immediate access to thousands of free streaming Internet TV channels, Online Radios. The channels are constantly updated to bring you up-to-date channel list. You can filter channels by genre, country, bitrate or content. Set up a favourites list for quick access to your favourite Radio/TV/Video channels online. Watch in regular or full-screen mode. anyTV supports both Windows Media & RealVideo.

Here are some key features of "anyTV" :-

  • 2630+ Online TV
  • 6910+ Video clips
  • 4750+ Online Radios
  • Daily updates
  • Rating System
  • Regular or full-screen mode
  • No additional equipments required
  • Multiple formats support (Windows Media & RealVideo)
  • Easy to use
  • Channels from more than 100 countries.
Limitations: Some channels are not available. Cannot update the channel list. To unlock the limitations, you must buy the Pro version.

Minimum requirements: Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ & x 64

Games

3D Morris Prof - Ver: 1.0

3D Morris Prof simulates the famous board game Nine Men's Morris on your PC, including 5 levels from "very easy" to "unbeatable".

A realistic physics engine and advanced real-time graphics with realistic sound make this game to a unique experience.

NOTE : Unless you opt our, you get invited to download mods for Facebook anod are offered a search tool.

Minimum requirements: Windows all

OpenTTd Portable - Ver: 1.1.0 Rev. 2

OpenTTd is an urban simulation game modeled after the original Transport Tycoon game by Chris Sawyer and enhances the game experience dramatically.

You are in control of a transport company and must compete against rival companies to make a profit by transporting passengers and goods by road, rail, sea and air.

Minimum requirements: Windows all

Home/Office

fishCode Library (Free Note Edition) - Ver: 17.7.4145

Library .NET (Free Note Edition) is a personal notes and information management system, It allows you to store all of your notes and information in an easy-to-use outline.

Making your data more easy and convenient to manage, quicker and a more exact search, simpler and flexible backup, together with a clearer and intuitive interface.

Features:-

  • Multiple databases open at same time (Unlimited Databases and Nodes)
  • Full-Featured Text Editor(hyperlinks, tables, pictures, and OLE objects support...and more.
  • Depend/Merge/Move/Protect/Bookmark/Print nodes...and more.
  • Import/Export node information from/to xml/txt/rtf files.
  • Import/Export note information from/to txt/rtf/htm/mht/doc/xml/odt/pdf/xps file.
  • Full-Text Search (Google-like search e.g: aa bb cc, "aa bb" cc)
  • Full support of Unicode
  • Drag and Drop Everywhere
  • History navigation...and more.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Household Register 2011 - Ver: 7.03

Household Register offers users a tool for tracking all their home's possessions, which is very useful in the case of a disaster. With its simple navigation and excellent results, this is a program that homeowners will appreciate.

The program requires a large amount of information, but thankfully its interface is intuitive and doesn't seem like a chore. With well-planned drop-down menus and fillable fields, users should have no trouble taking stock in their home.

For those who need a little more assistance, a Help file will shed some light. Users simply click on a button to add an item, and a simple wizard walks them through everything. Users begin by choosing each item from a long alphabetical list, featuring everything from beds to washers and everything in between. In addition, users can select its location, purchase price, estimated value now (helpful with antiques), warranties, specific model numbers, and even a place to download a photograph. From here, each item is listed in a catalog with a view that can be altered to list by location, value, or other criteria.

Overall, the program is fast, simple, and a joy to operate. One excellent feature is it's export options. If users catalog possessions for insurance/disaster preparedness it would stand to reason that the computer would also be ruined. Luckily, with a few button clicks, users can print out or save this to disk in a variety of formats.

With intuitive navigation and useful results, this freeware program will be an asset to any prepared homeowner.

Minimum requirements: Windows all

Mini Calculator - Ver: 1.4.9.0

As reviewed by CNet :-

"Mini Calculator appears to be no different than your computer's calculator at first glance. However, this program quickly transforms into a complicated piece of software that will be great for some users, but certainly not appeal to all.

This freeware initially looks no different than the calculator that comes with most computers. With a simple 10-key digit layout, basic arithmetic functions (adding, subtracting, dividing, multiplying) and a small bank of keys focusing on memory, users may think the only thing different is the second separate line for data at the top. However, once the Expand key is clicked, the calculator doubles in size and offers many more complicated choices. These buttons focus primarily on hexadecimal equations and pi, and therefore might not be for all users.

Results were fine while we tested equations. The program has a Help menu that gives details about all the keys and what function they perform if users aren't initially familiar with certain commands. However, we only see this program appealing to those users who require a deeper set of functions in a calculator. Users simply seeking out something to add, subtract, multiply, and divide might not appreciate the extras this calculator offers."

Minimum requirements: Windows all

Viper - Ver: 3.0.04

Our anti-plagiarism software is used by teachers, lecturers and students worldwide to detect instances of plagiarism in academic work, such as essays, dissertations and pieces of coursework.

Are you a student? Use the software to find out: if you've missed a reference, or incorrectly cited a sentence; if you've mixed notes from a book or journal in with your own; if you've plagiarised, even accidentally, a piece of your own work. Are you a teacher/lecturer? Use the software to find out if a student has: cheated by plagiarising off the Internet; plagiarised a piece of their own work; copied work off of a friend, or other pupil. Can you afford not to use our free plagiarism scanner? Now you can select a writer to proofread, edit or grade your essay from within Viper, directly.

Minimum requirements: windows 95/ XP/ Vista/ 7

WordWeb Free Version - Ver: 6.51

WordWeb is a one-click English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows that can look up words in almost any program. It works off-line, but can also look up words in web references such as the Wikipedia encyclopedia.

WordWeb is a free cut-down version of the WordWeb Pro software. The comprehensive English thesaurus and dictionary includes :-

  • Definitions and synonyms
  • Related words
  • 5,000 audio pronunciations
  • 65,000 text pronunciations
  • 150,000 root words
  • 120,000 synonym sets
  • Look up words in almost any program

WordWeb Pro can be purchased from the authors site for $19 and has additional features like:

  • Wildcard word search
  • Full text definition search
  • Custom glossaries
  • Edit and add to the database Find and solve anagrams
  • Search optional word lists
  • Look up history

Minimum requirements: Windows 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 2008/ 7

Internet

Deluge - Ver: 1.3.2

Deluge uses bit torrent in it's backend and features multiple user-interfaces including: GTK+, web and console. It has been designed using the client server model with a daemon process that handles all the bit torrent activity. The Deluge daemon can run on headless machines with the user-interfaces being connected remotely from any platform.

Deluge features a rich plugin collection; in fact, most of Deluge's functionality is available in the form of plugins.

Deluge was created with the intention of being lightweight and unobtrusive. It is our belief that downloading shouldn't be the primary task on your computer and therefore shouldn't monopolise system resources.

Here are some key features of "Deluge" :-

  • Core/UI split allowing Deluge to run as a daemon
  • Connect remotely to the Deluge daemon
  • Web UI
  • Console UI
  • GTK+ UI
  • BitTorrent Protocol Encryption
  • Mainline DHT
  • Local Peer Discovery (aka LSD)
  • FAST protocol extension
  • µTorrent Peer Exchange
  • UPnP and NAT-PMP
  • Proxy support
  • Web seed
  • Private Torrents
  • Global and per-torrent speed limits
  • Configurable bandwidth scheduler
  • Password protection
  • RSS (via Plugin)
  • Other libtorrent features

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

FavouritesView - Ver: 1.30

FavouritesView displays the list of all your Favourites (of Internet Explorer browser) and bookmarks (of Netscape/Mozilla browsers) in a single page. Each line in the list specifies the title of the item, the URL address, the created/modified date of the bookmark item, and the folder name.

You select one or more of these bookmarks, and then copy them to the clipboard, delete them (Only for Internet Explorer Favourites), export them to tab-delimited text file, HTML file, or XML file. FavouritesView also allows you to locate duplicate URL addresses in your Favourites/Bookmarks or find specific item by specifying the URL or the title.

Using FavouritesView -

FavouritesView is a standalone executable, so it doesn't require any installation process or additional DLL's. Simply extract the files to any folder you like, and run the executable - faview.exe

You can also use ZipInstaller to install FavouriteSview ZipInstaller automatically extracts all files from the Zip file, creates a folder for the software, adds shortcuts to the desktop and to the start menu, and adds an entry to the Add/Remove module.

After running FavouritesView, the main window of FavouritesView displays the list of all your Favourites You can switch between IE Favourites and Netscape/Mozilla bookmarks by selecting the desired browser from the View menu, or by using the toolbar.

If you want to watch your Favourites/Bookmarks from another location, simply use 'Select Favourites File/Folder' option from the File menu, and select the desired IE Favourites folder or Netscape/Mozilla Bookmark file.

Note: If you want to view the Bookmarks of Firefox 3, you must close all its windows, and only then use FavouritesView. When Firefox 3 is opened, it also locks the places.sqlite file, and thus FavouritesView cannot read it.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 2008/ 7

Fresh FTP - Ver: 5.43

An important tool for webmasters to upload or download web content from a remote server. Fresh FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a tool for webmasters to upload or download web contents (html, picture, sql backup, web site statistic, etc) from the server.

Fresh FTP can support multithreading for simultaneous transfer, directory and file upload and has the ability to resume uploads.

Here are some key features of "Fresh FTP" :-

  • Multithreading for simultaneous transfer.
  • File and Directory Upload.
  • Ability to resume Uploads (if the server support it).

Minimum requirements: Windows all

HTML Guardian - Ver: 7.7 .9

As reviewed by CNet :-

"The Internet is fast becoming the primary source, destination, and medium for intellectual property, raising the stakes for both cyber-thieves and content providers. Cyber-theft is an old problem, though, which is why ProtWare's HTML Guardian has been securing data since the late 1990s. It's a free security tool that can encrypt and protect your code and digital property, including HTML, Javascript, VBscript, and ASP code and applets, images, music, and more. HTML Guardian makes it nearly impossible to steal your intellectual property online.

HTML Guardian did a quick scan of our system as soon as we opened it. The main interface is a small dialog that's packed full of features and controls, yet an efficient, clean layout makes everything easy to handle. This tool is actually a suite of utilities that offer ultra-strong password protection; file, site, an image protection; file conversion; and more.

Access to settings is provided through the file menu, a Settings button, and a series of icons controlling each setting's properties interface separately. A Filters button lets you configure a variety of options, such as excluding files above or below a preset size. It's easy to use, too.

We started with password-protecting an HTML file. We clicked Settings/Encryption and made our selections, including enabling any browser as well as setting the password and the conditions under which it's accepted. We browsed to an HTML file, opened it, and clicked Encrypt, which took just seconds as displayed by a progress bar. We clicked Test, and the offline Web page opened blanked out in Firefox with a password entry dialog. We entered the password we'd just enabled, clicked OK, and the page loaded. The other tools are similarly easy, though some, such as the Scripting tool, will appeal to more advanced users.

As the developers note, HTML Guardian is the cyber-world's de facto standard for securing digital property rights, and not without reason; the platform has undergone constant refinement and updating, and it shows. Coders, Web page developers, writers, and anyone with digital property they'd like to protect ought to take a look at HTML Guardian."

Minimum requirements: Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7

IPInfoOffline - Ver: 1.20

IPInfoOffline is a small freeware utility that will allow users to view information about IP addresses, without connecting to any external server. It uses a compressed IP addresses database that is stored inside the exe file.

For each IP address, the following information is displayed: IP block range, Organisation (RIPE, ARIN, APNIC, LACNIC or AFRINIC), Assigned Date, Country Name, and Country Code.

After retrieving the information about the desired IP addresses, You can copy the information to the clipboard, or save it into text/html/xml/csv file.

Minimum requirements: Windows all

LogMeIn Free - Ver: 4.1.1586

In a matter of minutes you can get fast, easy and secure access to remote computers (PCs and Macs) with LogMeIn. Simply install LogMeIn on the computer you want to access to gain remote control of its desktop, files, applications and network resources over the web.

Now you can get anytime, anywhere remote access to your computer that's easy to try, buy and use.

LogMeIn enables you to work via a web browser with a remote computer from virtually anywhere you have an Internet connection, as if you were sitting right in front of it.

You can :-

  • Transfer a file from your remote desktop to your laptop
  • Print a flight reservation from a remote computer to a local printer
  • Share photos on your home computer when you're out with friends or family.
  • Support your Dad's computer from across the country
  • Listen to your home MP3 collection from work

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 2008/ 7

MediaGet - Ver: 2.1.537.0

This Torrent-client with a simple interface and diverse functions, Mediaget is a handy application designed to help you search and download media files.

It often happens that some files are unavailable or hard to find. For example, they can be banned from free distribution or they cannot be downloaded because of non operating site. In such cases Mediaget will be your best helper.

The service supports a great number of torrent-trackers and makes it easy to find and download the file you need at top speed. You will be let into the world of closed peering networks with free access to any file.

One of the Mediaget advantages is its ability to download files without registration and regardless of rating. Handy search tool can differentiate files according to its size so that users don't waste their time eliminating files of unsuitable size.

If search results don't satisfy the user, word exception function will resort found files without second search. Mediaget can also find files according to their category (films, music, games, programs).

Many users wonder where the program gets all this files. The secret is in peer-to-peer technology which is based on the principle of file interchange between Internet-users.

This new technology superseded the old one which made downloading of large files quite inconvenient. In the process of downloading users exchange pieces of files with each other and as a result get the whole file.

Mediaget installation needs just a few minutes and does not require much system operation factors. A simple interface and functional make Media get essential for beginners. The download process is easily started by pressing just one button.

Files are saved on your computer in corresponding direction. Your downloads are available through the Mediateka tag. Users can see just completed loadings and can find any file without browsing. That makes file-management more effective. So this user-friendly and easy software will be helpful for beginners and professionals.

Here are some key features of "MediaGet":

Gallery:
· Easy-to-use well-organised search will allow you to search files according to various categories. Use the advanced search if you want to set up individual parameters of search results.

Search Tab:
· Easy-to-use well-organised search will allow you to search files according to various categories. Use the advanced search if you want to set up individual parameters of search results.
· Just imagine that all the latest movies, music, games and software are in one place! Easy-to-use search with ability to filtrate results according to various criteria will help you to find exactly want you need.

Directory:
· Just imagine that all the latest movies, music, games and software are in one place! Easy-to-use search with ability to filtrate results according to various criteria will help you to find exactly want you need.
· Embedded multi-format media player MediaGet will allow you listening to music and watching movies you chose online before their download is complete. Just press Play.

Media player:
· Embedded multi-format media player MediaGet will allow you listening to music and watching movies you chose online before their download is complete. Just press Play.
· Easy to adjust pass band, fast recovery of interrupted download, serial torrent integration.

Downloads Tab:
· Easy to adjust pass band, fast recovery of interrupted download, serial torrent integration.
· When you download music and video they are instantly added to your media database. You can sort your collection in any way you like. Just enter a file name or a name of the artist in the search field to find a certain file. Results will appear already when you type in the request.

Media Database:
· When you download music and video they are instantly added to your media database. You can sort your collection in any way you like. Just enter a file name or a name of the artist in the search field to find a certain file. Results will appear already when you type in the request.

Minimum requirements: Windows all/ Windows Media Player 10 or higher/ DirectX 9.0 compliant video and sound

Microsoft WebMatrix - Ver: 1.11

WebMatrix is a free web development tool from Microsoft that includes everything you need for website development. Start from open source web applications, built-in web templates or just start writing code yourself. It’s all-inclusive, simple and best of all free. Developing websites has never been easier.

Create your website
To get started creating websites, just download and install WebMatrix using the Microsoft Web Platform Installer. You’ll be up and running less than 5 minutes! Once WebMatrix is installed, we make it simple to get and install the latest version of your favourite free web applications such as WordPress, Joomla!, DotNetNuke and Orchard.

Customise your website
Once you’re up and running, you will find that WebMatrix provides all the tools features you’ll need in a single unified interface. Say good-bye to switching between multiple applications just to perform common web development tasks. With WebMatrix, you’re always just a click away from easily editing your files, managing your database and modifying your server settings.

Publish your website
When you’re ready, WebMatrix provides a no-hassle way to show the world your website. Just access our hosting gallery from WebMatrix and you’ll find a hosting provider that is guaranteed to run your site smoothly while also allowing you to publish directly from WebMatrix.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

NetTraffic - Ver: 1.2.4747

NetTraffic allows you to view and to be informed of download speed and upload speed in real time. Select a Network Interface Card (by eg. Fast Ethernet Card, Wireless Card...), and instantly it displays the network traffic (graphic bars and animated icon if you choose this option).

The "Options" button opens NetTraffic options: run at Windows startup; bars/icon scale; max values; refresh time; you can display the speeds in window title. With the "System Tray" option, balloon tips appear in the taskbar tray; you can choose the condition to display the message (e.g. if download speed >= 1000 KB/s). This program works with all version of Windows except Windows 98 and Windows Me. If your system is Windows XP or older, it requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or higher.

Minimum requirements: Windows 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 2008/ 7

Speckie - Ver: 1.8.6

Ever since Internet Explorer was created, it has lacked an essential feature; real time spell check.

Versoworks proudly brings you that feature, say hello to Speckie! The first and only dedicated real time spell check for IE.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Surf Anonymous Free - Ver: 2.1.0.8

Surf Anonymous Free is a free Internet utility that provides anonymity to your web surfing by hiding your IP address, thereby protecting you from the vulnerabilities associated with it.

Surf Anonymous Free can connect to our servers and gets the most stable, fresh and fast working IP location called proxy. Then it puts that information in your browser such as Firefox, Internet Explorer or Opera. Your real IP address and location will become inaccessible. So you can browse with completely concealed identity.

Minimum requirements: Windows all

WebSite Auditor Enterprise - Ver: 2.7.2

WebSite Auditor Enterprise is a quick SEO tool that lets you make effective web pages and provide your SEO clients with stunning onpage optimisation reports. It will be ideal for website owners, webmasters, professional SEOs and copywriters or anyone optimising their sites for high search engine rankings.

Besides giving plenty of information about onpage strategies of your niche competition, WebSite Auditor gives plain-text advice that makes optimising a page simple even for an SEO beginner. It creates a customisable A-Z optimisation report that has all data and recommendations necessary for successful optimisation of any particular website in any targeted search engine. In a matter of seconds, WebSite auditor will show ideal keyword density and prominence in all page elements: title, h1 - h6 headings, meta description, bold texts and so on. All advice is easily available. You can save reports in HTML and Adobe PDF formats for printout.

Minimum requirements: Windows 98/ NT/ 2000/ XP/ Vista

Multi Media

Free Studio - Ver: 5.0.9

Free Studio is a single package which bundles all free software from DVD VideoSoft to work with DVD, video and audio files.

With this free software you can convert video and audio files between different formats and to iPod, PSP, iPhone, BlackBerry and other portable devices; burn and rip DVDs and audio CDs; upload and download videos and music to your computer, iPod, PSP, iPhone and BlackBerry; perform basic editing of audio and video files.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

P D F

PDFCreator - Ver: 1.2.1

PDFCreator is a free tool to create PDF files from nearly any Windows application.

Features:-

  • Create PDFs from any program that is able to print
  • Security: Encrypt PDFs and protect them from being opened, printed etc
  • Digitally sign your PDFs to ensure that you are the author and the file has not been modified
  • Create PDF/A files for long term archives
  • Send generated files via eMail
  • Create more than just PDFs: PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMP, PCX, PS, EPS
  • AutoSave files to folders and filenames based on Tags like Username, Computername, Date, Time etc.
  • Merge multiple files into one PDF
  • Easy Install: Just say what you want and everything is installed
  • Terminal Server: PDFCreator also runs on Terminal Servers without problems
  • PDFCreator is free, even for commercial use! It is Open Source and released under the Terms of the GNU General Public License.
  • Supports Windows Vista and Windows 7

NOTE : Unless you opt out, your default search engine will be changed as will your toolbar.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 2008/ 7

Perfect PDF Reader - Ver: 7.0

Open, display, print of PDF documents, fill and save forms. Perfect PDF Reader is a good alternative for Adobe Reader, it has also some more functions.

Export your PDF pages as images (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, Metafile) with different resolution. There is a possibility to fill forms and to save filled file.

Here are some key features of "Perfect PDF Reader" :-

New and expanded PDF features :-

  • Converting of web sites in a predefined depth (following after links)
  • New, modern encrypting algorithms: AES-256
  • Form fields for two dimensional barcodes
  • JavaScript support
  • Sound annotations
Service functions and tools:-
  • Add and save user defined paper formats
  • Separate window area for annotations and hierarchical annotations structure
  • Copy / paste of the form fields, inc. content, via clipboard
  • Snapshot tool
  • Measuring tool
  • Loupe
  • Batch mode processing
  • Search for PDF files on a local computer or in a local network after a text string
Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 2008/ 7

Security

Cloudmark DesktopOne - Ver: 1.2

Cloudmark DesktopOne is the free Anti-Spam Solution to protect your inbox from spam, phishing and viruses. Quick, easy, automatic setup. Cloudmark DesktopOne installs in seconds, then automatically detects e-mail accounts on your computer and begins filtering them with a click of a button.

Cloudmark DesktopOne works independently of your e-mail program to block spam around the clock, even when your e-mail program is closed. Manage multiple e-mail accounts in one window when you're in Pro mode. The Accounts Window displays your protected e-mail account and lets you configure them, showing statistics about how many spam messages were blocked for each one.

Simple online account management lets you manage your Cloudmark subscription in a convenient web-based interface. You can also purchase additional licenses to protect more computers for your family or your office.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Security Analyser - Ver: 2.0.30.1

Security Analyser is a small and easy-to-use application that will analyse and display your current security status.

The latest version of Security Analyser has a user interface which supports three languages :-

English (Default), German, Swedish.

Security Analyser determines the PC health based on the following information :-

  • Windows Firewall status.
  • Windows Update settings.
  • Anti Virus and Anti Spyware.
  • User Account Control (UAC).
  • Network Access Protection (NAP).
  • Wireless Network Security (Encryption method)

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

WinPatrol - Ver: 20.5.2011.1

WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge.

WinPatrol was the pioneer in using a heuristic behavioural approach to detecting attacks and violations of your computing environment. Now, using our "Cloud" technology you can benefit from the experience of other WinPatrol users. WinPatrol continues to be the most powerful system monitor for its small memory footprint.

WinPatrol's easy tabbed interface allows you to explore deep inside your computer without having to be a computer expert. A one-time investment in WinPatrol PLUS provides a unique experience you won't find in any other software.

Minimum requirements: 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 2008/ 7

Utilities

CNET TechTracker - Ver: 2.0.3

CNET TechTracker is a free application from CNET that helps keep the software on your computer up-to-date and secure. TechTracker works by scanning your computer and alerting you when updates are available. Keeping software up-to-date is important because updates often contain patches that make your computer more secure and new features that make your software better.

TechTracker leverages the CNET Downloads software catalog--the largest catalog of software in the world--to provide secure, spyware-free software updates. From one easy-to-use interface, you can keep track of all software updates in one place and ensure you are running the latest versions.

Get the latest software updates: Learn whether any of the software installed on your computer is up-to-date. If updates are available, TechTracker lets you download them from a central interface. Get notified as new updates become available.

Customise how often TechTracker looks for updates: Choose between daily, weekly, monthly, and manual scans of your computer to discover whether you are running out-of-date software.

Hide & Skip applications: Hide applications you are not interested in tracking, or skip a version of an application until the next update is available.

Receive email alerts: Stay informed by receiving e-mail alerts when new updates are available for the products you are most interested in.

Access product information: Your CNET TechTracker home page shows you what software is installed on your machine, and lets you download any available updates from a single interface. View your software update's file information, installed version, latest version, average user rating, editor's rating, and other software data.

NOTE : Unless you opt out, the RockMelt toolbar will be installed.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Comodo Programs Manager - Ver: 1.2.188360.106

Comodo Programs Manager (CPM) is an easy to use utility that gives you the power to completely remove unwanted software, drivers and Windows features from your computer.

Usually, to remove a program, we click 'Control Panel' then 'Add/Remove remove programs', find the software and click 'Uninstall'. The program specific uninstaller starts, runs its course and we believe the application is gone from our computer with everything associated with it.

Unfortunately this isn't true.

Program specific uninstallers can often leave behind a slew of unwanted files, folders, settings and registry keys on your system. The more programs you install then uninstall, the more clutter gets left behind. Over time this build up may lead to your computer taking a serious performance and stability hit – your PC can become sluggish and experience unexpected crashes.

CPM is capable of purging all traces of an application from your computer - even those stubborn programs that appear impossible to completely remove. It's monitoring functionality keeps track of the sometimes intricate and obscure changes that are made during the installation and usage of a program. When you uninstall using CPM, it's as though the software was never there in the first place.

CPM also creates a backup of the files, folders, data and registry entries when a program is uninstalled – allowing you to easily restore any program you uninstalled by mistake.

Features :-

  • Monitors your programs and keeps track of all changes they make to your computer
  • Completely removes unwanted software, drivers and services with a few clicks
  • Detects and removes remnants of failed and partial uninstalls
  • Instantly add or remove Windows components and features
  • Allows you to restore accidentally or mistakenly uninstalled applications
  • Built-in scanner warns you if you are about to install malware

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 2008/ 7

Double Driver - Ver: 4.1.0

As reviewed by PC World:-

"Even if you're religious about backing up important data, I'll wager you never thought to back up all your drivers. That's a worrisome oversight. After all, if your system ever suffers a major meltdown, you'll need mouse, printer, video, and other drivers to get everything up and running again. And take it from me: driver discs always go missing when you need them the most.

Double Driver 4.0 makes fast and easy work of saving all your drivers. The utility scans your system, automatically detects and selects those drivers that aren't native (i.e. part of the operating system), and lets you back them up to any kind of storage: a USB drive, a network folder, etc.

I particularly like the choice of output options. You can save the drivers in a structured folder (meaning each driver gets its own sub-folder), a compressed folder (good if you're saving to, say, a space-challenged flash drive), or a self-executable file (which will automatically restore every driver when you run it).

Double Driver also lets you print a list of your installed drivers and/or save the list as a text file. Both could come in mighty handy if you ever lose the backup itself.

What I like best about Double Driver, apart from it being free, is that it's a portable application. There's nothing to install; it can run just as easily from a flash drive as it can from your desktop.

Ultimately, this is one of those must-have (and must-use) utilities. Take three minutes and make a driver backup. The system you save could be your own."

NOTE : This program is donationware. It is free to try, but the author accepts and encourages donations towards further development.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Fast Empty Folder Finder - Ver: 2.6.0.0

As reviewed by CNET staff:-

"How many empty folders are in your system? Leftovers from uninstalled programs, temporary folders that moved in to stay. Wouldn't it be great if someone wrote a simple tool that finds and deletes all that junk?

Someone did: Fast Empty Folder Finder scans folders, directories, and entire drives for empty folders, displays them in a list with previews, and deletes those you select.

At 111.5KB, Fast Empty Folder Finder is compact, and since it's also portable freeware, it requires no installation but runs as soon as you click its executable file. It has a very simple but efficient, even elegant interface, with a plain main view anchored on the top by a toolbar with drop-down lists for Choose Locations and Options, including a pop-up file browser for adding locations; Scan Now, Delete Checked, and About buttons; and on the left, small icons for adding to the exclusion list and toggling the explorer panel.

We started with our Pictures Library. The program found two empty folders much more quickly than you could type or even say Fast Empty Folder Finder, and deleted them quickly, too, with confirmations before and after. This tool takes some pains to make sure you don't delete the wrong folders, not only analysing the content to verify they're truly empty but letting you preview them to satisfy yourself. It made quick work of a 500GB media drive, finding several empty folders that we soon deleted. However, twice we ran it on the 60GB of files in our C: drive, and twice it stopped working. Though the drive held less overall, it held many, many times the number of files of the media drive, and it seems likely that we just fed it too much at one time. Given smaller bites, Fast Empty Folder Finder certainly lived up to its name.

Even with its apparent size limitations, we heartily recommend this small, free, portable tool, which does something fairly unique but unquestionably useful. It belongs on every portable USB toolkit, too. Since it's free, you have nothing to lose but your empty folders."

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Icons from File - Ver: 5.0

Icons from File is a free tool for extracting icons or icon arrays from files (EXE, DLL, OCX etc.) with the ability to scan folders and search for EXE, DLL, and OCX files, which contain icons.

Extracted icons can be saved (exported) to file - all or selected icon to ICO, BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, or EMF files and all icons as one picture to BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, or EMF file. There is an ability to extract and save all icons from all selected files in a step. Also, all icons from the selected file can be exported to a HTML document (.htm, .html) or dBase 5 file (.dbf). Saving high colour icons (which have more than 16 colours) is also possible. Export operations may also be performed via the command line. There is an ability to print extracted icons (all or selected).

Minimum requirements: Windows all

IntelBurnTest - Ver: 2.51

Tool that helps Intel(R) Core 2(tm)-based (or others) test for system stability in a relatively short time (greatly shorter than Prime95). The program utilises Intel(R)'s very own CPU stress testing binaries for the most stressful, and speedy testing.

This software will put even the highest end Intel(R) Core 2(tm) Extreme rigs to their knees, and shows how REALLY stable the system is. It is highly recommended to use a 64-bit Windows operating system (XP x64 preferred) for the most accurate testing and using maximum amount of free system memory. It will work on even Intel(R) Pentium III processors, but unfortunately, Intel(R) designed the binaries in a way that makes it not run at all on any AMD CPUs.

Donations are appreciated!

Caution: Not for beginner overclockers. This program WILL stress the CPU, Memory, North Bridge, and other system components to their highest extent! Make sure your PC is properly cooled and ventilated!

Minimum requirements: Windows 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 2008/ 7

Moo0 SystemMonitor - Ver: 1.63

As reviewed by CNET staff:-

"Tracking how your system uses its resources can help you determine what may be limiting your system's performance. This free utility monitors 29 resources--including CPU, memory, network, and HDD usages--so you can pinpoint where your system needs optimising.

Moo0 SystemMonitor launches a vertical bar you can drag anywhere on your desktop. You can specify its transparency or modify as a toolbar button through a right-click menu. Resizing the bar by turning the middle scroll button of the mouse made viewing and hiding the bar easier. Its colour coding--light green for satisfactory or optimal usage, red for spikes and resource issues--quickly provides a visual flag for areas to investigate.

This little freeware utility performed very well in our tests. The information was brief but useful, and we liked that an error report could be saved as a text file for easier follow-up or tracking. Our favourite feature was the Bottleneck display, which turns red and displays item-hogging resources at the moment problems occurred. We also liked the real-time graphic display of hard-drive input/output performance and network speed.

Power users may prefer a few more bells and whistles, but SystemMonitor's ease of use and helpful data make it an excellent choice to add to your optimising toolbox."

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7

RegDllView - ver: 1.42

RegDllView is a small utility that displays the list of all registered dll/ocx/exe files (COM registration). For each registered file, you can view the last date/time that it was registered, and the list of all registration entries (CLSID/ProgID).

RegDllView also allows you to unregister dll/ocx files that you don't need on your system anymore. If you have dll/ocx files that don't exist on your system anymore, but their registration entries are still exist in your Registry, you can manually remove these entries by using 'Delete All Entries For Selected Files' option.

Starting from version 1.35, RegDllView also allows you to register dll/ocx files (like regsvr32), simply by dragging one or more files from Explorer folder into the window of RegDllView.

This utility works on any version of Windows - from Windows 98 to Windows 7. There is also a separated download for handling x64 registrations. Be aware that under Windows Vista/Windows 2008/Windows 7 with UAC turned on, you must run RegDllView as administrator in order to be able to register/unregister dll files. Also, when working in this mode (UAC turned on and running RegDllView as admin), the drag & drop feature won't work.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

ShellMenuView - Ver: 1.15

ShellMenuView is a small utility that display the list of static menu items that appeared in the context menu when you right-click a file/folder on Windows Explorer, and allows you to easily disable unwanted menu items.

ShellMenuView works properly on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003/2008, and Windows 7/Vista. You can also use ShellMenuView on Windows 98 for viewing the menu items list, but the disable/enable feature won't work on this version of Windows. (The disabling feature is achieved by adding 'LegacyDisable' key to the desired menu item in the Registry, and this Registry key is not supported by Windows 98)

ShellMenuView doesn't require any installation process or additional DLLs. In order to start using it, just copy the executable file (shmnview.exe) to any folder you like, and run it.

The main window of ShellMenuView displays the list of menu items. You can select one or more menu item, and enable/disable them.

You can also set or remove the extended mode of menu item. When menu item is in extended mode, the item is displayed only if you press the Shift key when the context menu is opened.

Minimum requirements: Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7

Simplyzip - Ver: 1.1b78

Simplyzip is a freeware multi archiver. It does not write any entries to the registry or anywhere else.

Main Features :-

  • Open: ZIP, CZIP, ACE, CAB, RAR, TAR, GZIP, LZH, BZ2, SQX, RS, UUE, XXE, BASE64, UCL, ARJ, ZLIB, ALIB, RPM, DEB, 7-ZIP
  • Create: 7z, ZIP, CZIP, Cab, LHA, TAR, TAR GZ TAR BZ2, ACE (optionale DLL), Deepfreezer, SQX, UCL, RS, ZIP-SFX/LHA-SFX, RAR-SFX, UUE/XXE, ZLIB and Base64.
    Multi-ZIP
  • Backup to disk (e.g. CD)
  • ZIP-Rpair
  • Crypt files with:Rijndael AES/Twofish (both 256bit keysize) and Blowfish (448bit keysize) incl SFX creator and an ArcConverter
  • Create RAR/ACE (new version) and LHA SFX (with optional files from my site)
  • Localisation: English, German, Italian, Spanish, portugues-br, Swedish and Thai
    ZIPSFX now in English, German, French and Spanish (in the setup)
  • Standalone: After installation you can copy all files from Simplyzip folder (excepted the uninst.exe) and use it where ever you want
  • Optional Plugins (ArcConvert, ACE DLL, LFB Archiver, Unpacker and a short german manual)
  • Commandline decrypt 1.01 for crypted file. This commandline version decrypt encrypted files from Simplzip and Multicrypt

Minimum requirements: Windows all

Startup Delayer - Ver: 3.0 Build 296

Allows you to configure timed delays for each application that starts after Windows boots up. Startup Delayer gives you the power to optimise your Startup Process by delaying applications from starting up as soon as you log into your computer.

You computer becomes usable much faster by delaying your startup applications. Startup Delayer will then start launching your delayed applications when your computer is more idle.

Does it take quite some time till your computer is ready to use? Do you find your computer is really unresponsive even though you can already see the Desktop? Do you want more control over what starts on your computer?

When Windows loads it's startup file, it attempts to load every program in there at the same time. Therefore if you have quite a lot of programs starting when Windows starts, each program will try and grab CPU and Disk time so that it can load.

If each program tries to do this at the same time, you soon notice the slow down that occurs due to your CPU trying to help all the programs to load, and your hard disk accessing multiple files.

Startup Delayer allows you add some order to this process by determining the best time to launch your Applications. You can choose to do this based on how idle your computer is, or you can set an arbitrary time.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 2008/ 7/ +64

Video

Free Video to JPG Converter - Ver: 2.0.0

Free Video to JPG Converter is a tool to make video snapshots and extract frames from video files to JPG files with one mouse click.

It is an ideal tool to make photo galleries from your home video. You can extract for example every hundredth video frame or frames in every 10 seconds.

NOTE : Unless you opt out, the program will change your home page to Plasmoo and your default search engine to Plasmoo.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

GPU Monitor - Ver: 4.5

GPU Monitor lets you monitor the most recent stats of your NVIDIA or AMD/ATI Desktop Graphic Card.

It does not require any 3rd party applications. Just the latest full feature driver from your given graphic card vendor is needed. Resizable! Save settings to file. (File will be created - Path: %APPDATA% Filename:
gadgetname_Settings.ini). Two modes. Colour changeable for all gadget's elements, include background.

Supported GPU's :-

  • NVIDIA Desktop Cards (Generation: 7,8,9,200,300,400)
  • ATI Desktop Card (Generation HD 2,3,4,5 [Catalyst 9.3 or above])
  • Several NVIDIA Mobile Cards

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

VideoInspector - Ver: 2.2.7.125

VideoInspector helps you to find out why some video files don't work correctly on your system (no sound, no video).

It identifies the codec (coder-decoder like DivX) required to play a specific file. VideoInspector can also list all the codecs installed on your system, burn your video files on a CD/DVD (requires VSO's CopyToDVD), export the result in a text or HTML file, and process multiple files at the same time (batch processing). VideoInspector is available in more than 12 languages and gives access to an interactive on-line help.

NOTE : Unless you opt out, the program will install the Supersoftware package.

Minimum requirements: Windows all