Monthly Disk October 2010

Freeware

Anti Virus

Clam AntiVirus - Ver: 0.96.1

Clam AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways. It provides a number of utilities including a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner and advanced tool for automatic database updates.

The core of the package is an anti-virus engine available in a form of shared library.

Here is a list of the main features :-

  • command-line scanner
  • fast, multi-threaded daemon with support for on-access scanning
  • filter interface for send mail
  • advanced database updater with support for scripted updates and digital signatures
  • virus scanner C library
  • on-access scanning (Linux® and FreeBSD®)
  • virus database updated multiple times per day (see home page for total number of signatures)
  • built-in support for various archive formats, including Zip, RAR, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, OLE2, Cabinet, CHM, BinHex, SIS and others
  • built-in support for almost all mail file formats
  • built-in support for ELF executables and Portable Executable files compressed with UPX, FSG, Petite, NsPack, wwpack32, MEW, Upack and obfuscated with SUE, Y0da Cryptor and others
  • built-in support for popular document formats including MS Office and MacOffice files, HTML, RTF and PDF

Minimum requirements: Windows all

Kingsoft Free Antivirus - Ver: 2010.07.27.193

Kingsoft provide a complete and powerful security solution for personal users. Kingsoft Free Cloud Antivirus defends against viruses, spywares and malwares real-time. Detect all type of virus and threats with multiple guards.

It includes USB device protection, disk cleaner, History cleaner, process supervisor, LSP repair tools and system repair.

Kingsoft Antivirus awarded The Best Scanning Speed and The Best Overall Performance by AV-Comparative AV-Comparative and awarded VB 100 certificate for eight times.

Kingsoft Free Antivirus Highlights :-

  • All in one antivirus, spywares and malwares software with multiple guards;
  • Protect against viruses, trojans, worms, spyware and malware automatically;
  • USB device protection prevents the spread of viruses, ensure computer system files are protected;
  • Detect all type of keyloggeys, rootkits;
  • Block pop-ups windows, phishing site ensure your information safe.
  • Automatically checks for frequent updates against the latest threats.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

SpyBHORemover - Ver: 2.5

SpyBHORemover (previously called BHORemover) is the advanced tool to explore and eliminate malicious BHO's from the system. BHO stands for 'Browser Helper Objects' which are plugins written for 'Internet Explorer' to enhance its capabilities.

Often this feature is being misused by many spyware programs to monitor user's browsing habits and to steal the users credentials silently. Also some of the BHO's slow down the system considerably.

SpyBHORemover helps in quick identification and elimination of such spy BHO's present in the system. It not only performs heuristic based threat analysis but also provides online threat verification mechanism which makes it easy to differentiate between legitimate and malicious BHO's.

Newer version presents the 'Backup & Restore' feature which makes it easy to remove and re-install the BHO any number of times. Users no longer have to worry about accidental removal of BHO as all removed BHOs are automatically backed up which can then be restored from 'Removed BHO List'. It also comes with a unique feature to completely enable/disable all installed BHO's at one shot.

SpyBHORemover is the standalone portable tool which does not require any installation. It works on wide range of platforms starting from Windows XP to latest operating system, Windows 7.

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

SpyDLLRemover - Ver: 3.2

SpyDLLRemover is the standalone tool to effectively detect and delete spyware from the system. It comes with advanced spyware scanner which quickly discovers hidden Rootkit processes as well suspicious/injected DLL's within all running processes.

It not only performs sophisticated auto analysis on process DLL's but also displays them with various threat levels, which greatly helps in quick identification of malicious DLL's The DLL search feature helps in finding DLL within all running processes using partial or full name.

One of the unique feature of SpyDLLRemover is its capability to free the DLL from remote process using advanced DLL injection method which can defeat any existing Rootkit tricks. It also uses sophisticated low level anti-rootkit techniques to uncover hidden user and Rootkit processes as well as to terminate them.

SpyDLLRemover supports wide range of platforms starting from XP to latest operating system, Windows 7. Along with this, it introduces new 'Scan Settings' option to allow the user to fine tune the scanning operation. With this user can now customize the various scanning modes and methods according to their taste. It also presents other numerous features such as improved heuristic analysis, enhanced user interface with cool look & feel, inteli-refresh of 'process viewer' resulting in flicker free user experience and many more...

Current version provides support for malicious DLL removal from system processes across session boundaries breaking the limitations imposed in Vista/Win7.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Audio

Free Sound Recorder 2010 - Ver: 9.1.3.3

This program does exactly what it says - it is an easy-to-use FREE software program that lets you record any sounds from your sound card and save the recording directly into MP3, WMA or WAV files.

Free Sound Recorder is a perfect audio recorder to record your own voice, music or any other sound by working directly with your sound card. It supports the record input/source from a
microphone, streaming audio from the Internet, external input devices (e.g. CDs, LP, music
cassettes, phone line etc.) as well as other applications like Winamp, Media Player, etc.
With built-in advanced audio record engine, the recorder produces high quality recordings.

If you're looking for an application to help you for audio recording, you won't be disappointed in Free Sound Recorder.

Main Features of Free Sound Recorder :-

  • Allows you to record audio into MP3, WMA or WAV format directly.
  • Allows you to pre-define audio recording qualities to help quickly set and manage recording parameters.
  • Built-in advanced audio record engine to produce high quality recording.
  • Allows you to preset/preview your audio recording device before starting record.
  • Build-in WMA WAV MP3 decoder.

NOTE : This program will give you the option of a Quick Installation or a Custom Installation. If you opt for the Quick Installation, the program will add it's own toolbar, change your default search engine and also your home page. If you go for the Custom Installation, you decide what gets installed.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7

Burner

DVDFab - Ver: 7.0.9.3

DVDFab Express is simply the easiest way to copy a DVD movie. Just insert the movie and a blank DVD then press Start.

Your entire movie - including menus, trailers and special features - is copied to a single DVD with just one click, and everything happens automatically.

DVDFab HD Decrypter comes with same functionality as DVDFab Decrypter, but with full HD-DVD and Blu-Ray support.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Desktop

A Ruler for Windows - Ver: 2.1

A Ruler for Windows is an on-screen pixel ruler for your computer. It will provide you your choice between a rich wood grain ruler or at the touch of a button, a clear see-through plastic ruler.

With A Ruler for Windows you can use your screen normally while layering one or more rulers over of your work. As you can see through the clear plastic ruler you can even continue your typing under it.

Special 2x, 3x, and 4x modes allow you to take a snapshot of your whole screen and magnify it so you can measure between very fine points more easily. The ruler can be flipped horizontally or vertically, resized to an exact length or resized by dragging it to a desired length.

Ticks can be placed on which ever long edge you prefer. You can click near a tick to have a measuring line automatically drawn at an exact location. The [?] mark button allows you to learn about more other features and functions. A Ruler for Windows is fun to learn and very easy to use.

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

Greenshot - Ver: 070 Build 009

Greenshot is a screenshot tool optimised for productivity designed to enable you to save a screenshot or a part of the screen to a file within a second, and additionally you have an option to apply text and shapes to the screenshot.

Greenshot offers full screenshot, capture of region and window and supports multiple image formats.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ 2003/ Vista

Q-Dir - Ver: 4.33

Q-Dir makes your files and folder easy to manage. Fast and easy access, with an amazing Quadruped-View technique. You don't have to renounce the usual, Drag and Drop, all Views, and other functions of your system.

Q-Dir gives you other nice functions, that make you happy. One can save many hand moves and also time! Q-Dir does not have to be installed and can be executed easily from the desktop. Rename Q-Dir_Installer.exe to Q-Dir.exe and GO. Q-Dir is a small famous utility for your operating system and also a USB-stick friend.

Here are some key features of "Q-Dir" :-

  • Favourites: Quick access to most often used folders.
  • Drag&Drop: Move files by dragging in Q-views, and other programs such as MS Explorer.
  • Clipboard: Copy/ Paste between the Q-Dir directory views, and other programs such as MS Explorer.
  • Folder-Type: ZIP-, FTP-,cabinet-,network-, system - folders, shortcuts ...
  • Views: Large icons, tiles, list, detail, thumbnail (Vista: extra large symbols) .
  • Export: to XLS, CSV, TXT, HTML.
  • Popup Menus: Desktop, My Computer.
  • Screen magnifier: anything on the screen can be enlarged.
  • Colour Filter: Different color's for different item types (e.g. *.log;*.txt).
  • Highlight-Filter: Effective way for fast items highlighting.
  • File-Filter: Allows for quick and easy filtering of the items.
  • Columns: All columns support, and save function .
  • Quick-Link's: For fast folder access.
  • Folder-Select: Fast & flexible folder selection address-bar/ desktop menu/ my-computer menu/...
  • Multi-INI: Several INI files for Q-Dir.
  • Tree-View: Simple and quadruple.
  • Preview: Allows a quick preview

Minimum requirements: Windows all

ScreenHunter Free - Ver: 5.1.147

As reviewed by CNet :-

"When information comes across your screen that you do not want to forget, a screen capture is in order. While using inaccurate and confusing hot keys was once the preferred method, ScreenHunter Free offers an alternative that promises to simplify the process.

This free program has a simple interface that makes this operation surprisingly easy. The main screen is well spaced and intuitive enough to have new users making screen captures in no time. A menu along the top allows users to make screen captures now or to stand by. Along the left side of the screen are the buttons to toggle between options of where the capture comes from, where it is sent, and more advanced options. The Advanced and Send To options are fairly standard for this type of software, but the Capture From option is quite unique. On this screen, users can select a single hot key to take screen captures, as well as select whether they'd like a full-screen capture, capture a window, or simple a small rectangle (which brings up crosshairs that let you zero in on target).

ScreenHunter Free promises to make getting screen captures easier and we were pleased to find it lived up to this promise. The process is simple, the options are easy to manage, and the results are flawless. We highly recommend this download for all users."

NOTE : Unless you opt out, the program will install the Wisdom Toolbar.

Minimum requirements: Windows all

Digital Imaging

Imagelys Picture Styles - Ver: 6.0.0

Imagelys Picture Styles is a graphics editor, designed to create seamless backgrounds, wallpapers, textures.

It allows you to combine multiple layers with adjustable transparency, using a variety of sample textures and effects. You can create variations of a texture, create/edit masks, apply filters. Other features include standard image editing tools, Web export, convert any image into a seamless pattern, image warping, flare effects, and more.

Minimum requirements: Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7

SunlitGreen PhotoEdit - Ver: 1.3.0.540

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SunlitGreen PhotoEdit is a lightweight, free and useful photo editor and enhancer. It enables you to view, resize, rotate, apply color corrections and effects to your photos in a professional way.

Here are some key features of "SunlitGreen PhotoEdit" :-

  • Photo viewer with easy-to-use zoom tools
  • Editable and savable image selections
  • Automatic color corrections
  • Advanced, channel-oriented color corrections
  • Previewable image adjustments
  • Image filters for creating special effects

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

Disk Tools

Disk SpeedUp Beta - Ver: 1.0.0.262

Disk SpeedUp is a totally free and extremely fast defragmentation tool developed by Glarysoft to analyse, defrag and optimise disks or a single file/folder for peak computer performance.

Disk SpeedUp can analyse all fragments on drives and show how fragmented the drives are before you defrag. You can get an intuitive view of drive fragmentation through the drive map if you choose analyzer selected and also get a new view of the defragged disk analysis result after a successful defrag.

Minimum requirements: Windows all

Easeus Partition Recovery - Ver: 5.0.1

Easeus Partition Recovery is a free and easy-to-use partition recovery software to recover deleted or lost partition which contains the following features to be one of the best partition recovery software for you to keep :-

  • Free for both home and commercial users.
  • Use it with ease: a wizard interface walks you through all the partition recovery process.
  • Recover deleted or lost partition quickly and easily.
  • Offer several optional scan areas helps locate the lost partition quickly.
  • Support FAT, NTFS, Ext2/Ext3 file system.
  • Support IDE / ATA / SATA / SCSI drives.

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

MyDefragPowerGUI - Ver: 1.0.0

MyDefragPowerGUI is first release of the successor of JkDefragGUI. This program has basically the same functions as JkDefragGUI. MyDefragPowerGUI is supported on U3 devices. The update function is more advanced and it updates the GUI automatic without user intervention.

JkDefragGUI is a Graphical User Interface which allows you to easily select all the features of JkDefrag, a freeware defragmentation tool made by Jeroen Kessels has to offer. But it can do a lot more. JkDefragGUI can schedule a defragmentation, install JkDefrag or its screensaver but can also do some small maintenance to your computer. It can be used to schedule a defragmentation of your system files like pagefile and registry files. JkDefragGUI also supports CCleaner which can be used instead of the internal cleaning function. It can also erase any information which is left behind on your hard disk after erasing files. JkDefragGUI was created for people who don't have the skills of an advanced user but still want to use the powerful features JkDefrag has to offer or for those people who like a GUI instead of using the command line. JkDefragGUI is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7, U3 capable flash memory and with BartPE pre-installed environment.

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

Email

OutlookAttachView - Ver: 1.25

OutlookAttachView scans all messages stored in your Outlook, and displays the list of all attached files that it finds. You can easily select one or more attachments and save all of them into the desired folder, as well as you can delete unwanted large attachments that take too much disk space in your mailbox.

You can also save the list of attachments into xml/html/text/csv file.

Using OutlookAttachView
OutlookAttachView doesn't require any installation process or additional dll files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - OutlookAttachView.exe

If you have only one profile in your Outlook, and this profile doesn't require any password, you can run OutlookAttachView even without starting Outlook, and it'll automatically scan the mailbox of your current Outlook profile. Otherwise, it's recommended to open Outlook in the right profile before starting OutlookAttachView.

After running it, OutlookAttachView starts to scan your Outlook messages and display the found attachments in the main window of OutlookAttachView. If you want to stop the scan process, simply choose the 'Stop' menu.

After the scanning process is finished, you can select one or more of your attached files, and copy them into the desired folder, by using the 'Copy Selected Files To' option. If you have large attachments that you want to delete, you can use the 'Delete Selected Attachments' option. Be aware that when you use the delete option, only the attachment file is deleted. The message itself remains on your mailbox.

You can also use the 'Clean Selected Attachments' option to clean most of the attachment content, but without removing the attachment entry. If you use this option, you'll still see the attachment listed in your email message with small file size, but saving this attachment to a file will create a corrupted file.

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

Scott's Gmail Alert - Ver: 4.6

Scott's Gmail Alert is a notification program for Gmail, Google Apps, Google Calendar, and RSS feeds which quietly sits on your taskbar until it discovers new messages in up to five separate accounts.

Send quick emails without logging in to Gmail directly, including replying to received messages and website email links. Set eye catching color's to alert messages to help differentiate important emails from others, using either the default or Windows Aero Glass theme.

Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and the new Windows Seven. Including x64 versions. Firefox users: You may need the latest .net assistant plug in to load your gmail account in Firefox with Scott's Gmail Alert: Firefox Page for .net assistant.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Entertainment

EarthMediaCenter Radio - Ver: 1.4

EarthMediaCenter includes a wide variety of radio channels spanning various genres (pop, rock, rap, jazz, r'n'b, classical music, electronic music and many others).

Thousands of channels - from many countries, in many languages - are available online. Not a
single radio receiver will pick up such a great number of channels, as it is possible to find online, and the sound in online radio is clear, without any radio interference

Here are some key features of "EarthMediaCenter Radio" :-

  • No additional software is required
  • No additional setting is required
  • No additional hardware is required
  • You needn't have administrator privilege to install and use it
  • Automatic updates are provided

Minimum requirements: Windows all

Games

Hierophant - Ver: 3.2

Hierophant is a contemplative puzzle game rather like a 2-dimensional Rubik’s cube. Unscramble the mystic symbol!

Multiple difficulty levels.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Quest For Tires PC - Ver: 1.08

Quest for tires PC - A Remake of the classic commodore 64 game - You control Thor the caveman who is traveling through mountains and caves on a stone unicycle, trying to rescue a helpless lady, Cute Chick, from an evil dinosaur.

On the journey you will encounter many kinds of dangers, such as logs, lakes, rolling stones, and of course Thor's arch-enemy, Fat Broad.

Two players can play simultaneously using a split screen mode, racing to rescue Cute Chick before the other player does.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Home/Office

AllMyNotes Organiser Free Edition - Ver: 1.36 Build 215

AllMyNotes Organiser will help you keep all your notes secure and easy to reach. The easiest way to keep all your Notes organised on your PC. Capturing notes, ideas, and diaries has never been so enjoyable before!

Everyone is unique so AllMyNotes Organiser offers freedom of individualizing your notes in totally customisable tree structure. All Notes stored in a single file and can be grouped into flexible tree hierarchy, enabling easy, intuitive access, and instant search at all times.

Note: After 14 days you need to register on the website in order to obtain a free license.

Here are some key features of "AllMyNotes Organiser Free Edition" :-

  • Hierarchical Free-Form Data representation.
  • Folder view with Thumbnail pictures of sub-Folder and sub-Note contents
  • Font Formatting - Font Name and Size
  • Font Styles - Bold, Italic, Underline
  • Colouring (Text and Background)
  • Paragraph Aligning
  • Search/Replace within Notes
  • Generic Global Search features (instant search in all your Notes)
  • File encryption on disk using 1800-bit key (no pieces of your data can be found on disk/USB stick)
  • Import notes from RTF and TXT files
  • Export notes to RTF, HTML, and TXT files

Minimum requirements: Windows all

Bible Max - Ver: 2.3.0

Bible Max has 43 Bibles, 250000 references, 100000 commentaries, maps & pictures. A free tool that uses an artificial intelligence search engine, multi-search modes, verse and topics guides and live maps.

Create sermons, record custom verse lists and unlimited bookmarks. Export verses, maps and resources to Microsoft Word or to email. With Bible Max you can customise your experience with a dozen themes, font size and type and layout of the screen.

Minimum requirements: Windows all

GnuCash - Ver: 2.2.9

GnuCash is personal and small-business financial-accounting software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL and available for GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.

Designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. As quick and intuitive to use as a chequebook register, it is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports.

Feature Highlights :-

  • QIF/OFX/HBCI Import, Transaction Matching
  • Reports, Graphs
  • Scheduled Transactions
  • Financial Calculations
  • Double-Entry Accounting
  • Stock/Bond/Mutual Fund Accounts
  • Small-Business Accounting
  • Customers, Vendors, Jobs,
  • Invoices, A/P, A/R

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Inkscape - Ver: 0.48-0-1

Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

Supported SVG features include shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, patterns, and grouping. Inkscape also supports Creative Commons meta-data, node editing, layers, complex path operations, bitmap tracing, text-on-path, flowed text, direct XML editing, and more. It imports formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and others and exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats.

Inkscape's main goal is to create a powerful and convenient drawing tool fully compliant with XML, SVG, and CSS standards. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7

Microsoft WorldWide Telescope

Now you can use WorldWide Telescope (WWT) to explore the features of Mars as never before, thanks to the addition of more than 13,000 incredibly detailed images of Mars from various NASA spacecraft.

Zoom in on the Red Planet and experience the Martian surface in unbelievably lifelike 3-D rendering, and learn more about our planetary neighbour with new interactive guided tours of Mars. And the enhancements to WWT don’t stop there. Now the WWT view of the night sky is even more amazing, with a seamless, high-resolution representation that smooths out the contours between discrete images. Gone are the visible “tiles” – those sharp edges where individual telescopic photos were combined to create the night sky panorama. This enhanced view, called the Terapixel sky image, provides an extraordinary sensation of panning the sky with the world’s most powerful telescope.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Office Key Remover - Ver: 1.0.0.2

Office Key Remover is a small tool which removes Microsoft Office's license information on your machine. This way you're able to change the license key of Microsoft Office.

Instructions to change your Office product key :-

  • Run Office Key Remover
  • Choose which version's license data you want to be removed
  • Start one of the Office products
  • Enter another product key once you're asked (see screenshots above)

Minimum requirements: Windows all/ .NET Framework 3.5 (or higher versions)

Scribus Open Source Desktop Publishing- Ver: 1.3.8

Scribus is an Open Source program that brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4/eComStation and Windows desktops with a combination of "press-ready" output and new approaches to page layout.

Underneath the modern and user friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK colour, separations, Spot Color's, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation.

Why would you want to use Scribus? Scribus is powerful software that helps you create great looking documents of all kinds. It also comes with a lot of support options to help you achieve the best result. There is an enthusiastic and friendly community around Scribus that assists beginner and pro alike through our mailing list, IRC channel, wiki, contracted support, and the bug tracker.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ vista/ 7

Internet

aTube Catcher - Ver: 2.0.370

Reviewed by: CNET :-

"DsNet's aTube Catcher provides a simple tool for watching video from the Internet and converting existing video to another format. While this would be more than adequate for most uses, it also provides a neat feature.

The program's interface was a treat, breaking both its primary functions into a few simple, intuitive command icons. At no point did we feel the urge to go to the Help file for clarification. All you need to do is give aTube Catcher the URL of any online video, and the program will converted it into the file type of your choice. While this is a simple process, the conversion nevertheless took longer than we expected, several minutes for a relatively short four-minute video. Once converted, the video played flawlessly, and it retained all its original material. The program also takes existing video and converts it to another file type. This function was much faster, and it also retained all the specifications of the original. The program is relatively light on features, though it does provide templates for conversion so that, for example, iPod users don't have to know exactly what file type they need to watch a video. The program automatically chooses the proper configuration. We enjoyed aTube Catcher's simplicity and its excellent results.

This free program installs desktop icons without permission. While it could have downloaded faster, this slight negative was outweighed by its simple operation and impressive results. We recommend this program."

NOTE : Unless you opt out, the program will install it's own toolbar, change your default search engine, change your home page and later on in the installation process, ask if it can install Uniblue Registry Booster.

Minimum requirements: Windows all

FileZilla - Ver: 3.3.4 Final

This program is a fast and reliable FTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.

Main Features :-

  • Ability to resume Uploads/Downloads (if the server supports it)
  • Custom Commands - Site Manager with folders
  • Keep Alive system
  • Timeout detection
  • Firewall support
  • SOCKS4/5 and HTTP1.1 Proxy support
  • SSL secured connections
  • SFTP support - Upload/Download Queue
  • Drag&Drop
  • Multi-language support
  • GSS authentication and encryption using Kerberos

There also is a server component available at the author's site.

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

Open Validator - Ver: 2.5.1

Verification of a single page or entire web site at your option. HTML Validation against W3C DTD's and WHATWG (X)HTML5 pre-release schemas.

Automatic checking and correction of many aspects of conformance to international best practices. Visualisation of a snapshot with a given character encoding (the user agent is also chosen in order to present the specific version originally intended to be seen in a given web browser).

Complete verification of links. Automatic correction of missing widths and heights of images to enable better responsiveness of web pages. Automatic correction of missing meta tags elements like default language and metadata.

Minimum requirements: Windows all

Simple Internet Meter Lite - Ver: 2.1.3

From the producer :-

Simple Internet Meter is my new bandwidth monitor. After my program CS Fire Monitor came out years ago I had many requests for added features. Many of those features where not possible to add using the Windows API. Such as seeing what is internet traffic and what is local network traffic. The only way to accomplish this is to look at the packet data. So I made this program using WinPcap and PacketX.dll.

Lite and standard features include :-

  • Monitor Network Traffic.
  • Monitor a range of ports
  • Keep logs of Daily & Hourly Usage
  • Auto save any report to a file.
  • Easily change the colours to fit your style and taste.
  • Resize the monitors to make then very small and transparent, keeping them out of the way
  • Blend to desktop mode makes the monitors blend to your desktop.
  • Ghost mode makes the monitors click through.
  • System tray icon can be animated to show network traffic.
  • Open network connections and Windows firewall settings from the right click menu of the tray icon. This makes getting to these areas much easier in Vista and Windows 7)
  • Repair and view Network Information from the right click menu.
  • View Detailed Netstats, showing what ports are being used and by what program.
  • Extra Stats

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

TCP Optimiser - Ver: 3.0.3

The TCP Optimiser is a free, easy Windows program that provides an intuitive interface for tuning and optimising your Internet connection. There is no installation required, just download and run.

The program can aid both the novice and the advanced user in tweaking related TCP/IP parameters in the Windows Registry, making it easy to tune your system to the type of Internet connection used. The tool uses advanced algorithms, and the bandwidth*delay product to find the best TCP Window for your specific connection speed. It provides for easy tuning of all related
TCP/IP parameters, such as MTU, RWIN, and even advanced ones like QoS and ToS/Diffserv prioritization. The program works with all current versions of Windows, and includes additional tools, such as testing average latency over multiple hosts, and finding the largest possible packet size (MTU).

The TCP Optimiser is targeted towards broadband internet connections, however it can be helpful with tuning any internet connection type, from dialup to Gigabit+ :)

Editor's Note: If you need help with the program, check the TCP Optimiser documentation, read their broadband tweaking articles, the Optimiser FAQ, and or visit the Speedguide.net Forums.

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

Multi Media

Format Factory - Ver: 2.50

Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter. Provides functions as are listed below :-

  • All to MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF.
  • All to MP3/WMA/AMR/OGG/AAC/WAV.
  • All to JPG/BMP/PNG/TIF/ICO/GIF/TGA.
  • Rip DVD to video file , Rip Music CD to audio file.
  • MP4 files support iPod/iPhone/PSP/BlackBerry format.
  • Supports RMVB,Watermark, AV Mux.

Format Factory's Feature :-

  • Support converting all popular video,audio,picture formats to others.
  • Repair damaged video and audio file.
  • Reducing Multimedia file size.
  • Support iphone,ipod multimedia file formats.
  • Picture converting supports Zoom,Rotate/Flip,tags.
  • DVD Ripper.
  • Supports 56 languages

NOTE : Unless you opt out, this program will install the Ask Toolbar, change your search engine and change your Home Page.

Minimum requirements: Windows all

MediaCoder - Ver: 0.7.5.4710

MediaCoder is a free universal audio/video batch transcoder, putting together lots of excellent audio/video codecs and tools from the open source community into an all-in-one solution, capable of transcoding among different audio/video formats with many extra features.

Typical applications :-

  • Improving compression / reducing file size
  • Converting from lossless/high-bitrate audio to low-bitrate audio to play with portable DAP
  • Converting to device (mobile phone, PDA, MP4 player, PSP, VCD/DVD player)
  • Extracting audio tracks from video clips
  • Ripping CD/VCD/DVD

Supported source formats :-

  • Audio: MP3, OGG/Vorbis, AAC, MusePack, WMA, RealAudio, FLAC, WavPack, APE/APL, WAV
  • Video: AVI (Xvid/DivX/H.264), MPEG1/2/4, QuickTime (mov), WMV/ASF, RealMedia (rmvb), MP4, Matroska (mkv)
  • CUE Sheets, CD, VCD, DVD

Supported target audio formats :-

  • Lossy: MP3, OGG/Vorbis, AAC, AAC+/Parametric Stereo, MusePack, WMA
  • Lossless: FLAC, WavPack, Monkey's Audio (APE), WMA Lossless, WAV

Supported target video formats :-

  • H.264, Xvid, DivX 4/5, MPEG1/2/4, H.263 etc.

Supported target container formats :-

  • AVI, MPEG, Matroska, MP4, PMP (PSP Media Player Format)

NOTE : Unless you opt out, this program will install Spyware Terminator.

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

Pfrank for Vista\Windows 7 - Ver: 7 2.33

PFrank is an acronym for Peter's Flexible RenamiNg Kit. This is a Freeware bulk file renaming program that runs under Windows.

With this tool you can easily organise your music files, picture files, or any other types of files. PFrank comes equipped with many features, some of which you won't find on any other renaming program. The beauty of this tool is it's flexibility. You can easily build any renaming command sequence you like, preview all of the results, press the rename button, and you're done.

Minimum requirements: Windows Vista/ 7

P.D.F.

TinyPDF - Ver: 2.0.2600.2000

TinyPDF will help you use any printable document to create professional quality Adobe PDF files, with no need of Acrobat or GhostScript.

Here are some key features of "TinyPDF" :-

  • Print to PDF from virtually any Windows application.
  • No GhostScript or any 3rd-party software needed.
  • High-quality, easy to use PDF creator.
  • Append & Merge PDF files after conversion. (FREE PDF Merge Plug-in is required)
  • Large paper size support for desktop publisher and CAD engineers.
  • JPEG compression and Bicubic downsampling to produce smaller PDF files.
  • Automatic font embedding for characters in all languages.
  • Support Citrix and Microsoft terminal server environment.
  • Uninstaller included.

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

Printing

WinPrint - Ver: 1.5.0.28

WinPrint takes the standard printer output produced by a DOS application, and forwards it to a default Windows printer.

Converts code page, strips empty pages, supports BOX DRAWINGS chars. Works on all Windows platforms. Written in Borland DELPHI.

Minimum requirements: Windows all

Registry

Simnet Registry Defrag 2010 - Ver: 1.1.0

Simnet Registry Defrag is a handy and reliable program designed to allow you to defrag the system registry. Over time, with daily use of Windows, system's registry becomes fragmented and response times of applications increases.

By using Simnet Registry Defrag periodically, you improve your system's performance, prevent registry corruption, compact and optimise windows registry.

Features :-

  • Automatic system restore points for safety.
  • Automatically product update.
  • Smart and easy-to-use interface.
  • Minimal installation, low memory and cpu usage.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Security

1 Second Folder Encryption - Ver: 3.0.0.8

When a folder is encrypted with 1 Second Folder Encryption, It can not be accessed, copied, deleted, moved and renamed. With Folder Encryption, you can keep the special data secure.

However, if must be pointed out that this program is only amateur encryption software and good for basic use. And do remember that one should never try to encrypt System folders.

How To Encrypt Folder With 1 Second Folder Encryption :-

1. Run the Folder Encryption program, and Check “Encrypt” option
2. Press “Browse” button and select the folder
3. “Start” to start encryption.

How To Decrypt a Folder With 1 Second Folder Encryption :-

1. Run the Folder Encryption program, and Check “Decrypt” option
2. Press “Browse”, to select the folder, with the last character of the its name appears as “.”
3. Press “Start” to start Decrypt.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Comodo Firewall - Ver: 4.1.19277.920

Comodo Firewall Pro introduces the next evolution in computer security: Default Deny Protection (DDP™). What is DDP? Most security programs maintain a list of known malware, and use that list to decide which applications and files shouldn't access a PC.

The problem here is obvious. What if the list of malware is missing some entries, or isn't up to date? DDP fixes this problem to ensure complete security. The firewall references a list of over two million known PC-friendly applications. If a file that is not on this safe-list knocks on your PC's door, the Firewall immediately alerts you to the possibility of attacking malware. All this occurs before the malware infects your computer. It's prevention-based security, the only way to keep PCs totally safe.

Firewall is a component of Comodo Internet Security, which comes bundled with Comodo Antivirus. You have the option to only install Firewall if you prefer.

Firewall is also a part of Comodo Internet Security Pro, which gives you the most robust defence and includes other components like WiFi security, live 24/7 expert assistance for numerous computing needs. Try it free for 30 days.

Firewall Features :-

  • Easily understood and informative alerts
  • No complex configuration issues - perfect for amateur users
  • Lots of configuration options let techies configure things just as they like
  • DDP-based security keeps you informed and PCs safe
  • Quickly learns user behaviour to deliver personalised protection
  • User-friendly, attractive graphical interface
One of the first steps in securing a computer is downloading and activating a quality firewall to repel intruders. Only this free firewall software has access to Comodo's extensive safe-list of PC-friendly applications, a key component of Default Deny Protection™. Check out our firewall software today or upgrade to 360-degree protection with Internet Security Pro.



Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Gpg4win - Ver: 2.0.4

Gpg4win is a installer package for Windows with computer programs and handbooks for email and file encryption. Gpg4win and the software included with Gpg4win are Free Software.

You can choose all or some of the following modules during installation :-

  • GnuPG: The core; this is the actual encryption tool
  • WinPT: A key manager and helper for various encryption matters
  • GPA: Another key manager, tasks are simply different
  • GPGol: A plugin for Microsoft Outlook 2003 (email encryption)
  • GPGee: A plugin for Microsoft Explorer (file encryption)
  • Sylpheed-Claws: A complete email program including the plugin for GnuPG

Minimum requirements: Windows all

iSpy - Ver: 1.0.8.1

iSpy is a professional and comprehensive piece of software that provides surveillance, security, monitoring and alerting services by using microphones and webcams to detect and record sounds and movement. Any media that is captured is compressed to flash video and available over the web or via the built in web server.

iSpy can run on multiple computers simultaneously and you can use the built-in webserver or our website to view captured media, live webcam feeds and control iSpy remotely. iSpy is free, open-source software, so if you want it to do anything else, please download the source code and customise it to your requirement.

Here are some key features of "iSpy" :-

  • Connect and monitor as many cameras and microphones as you like. Import and export object lists to share with colleagues.
  • Connect multiple computers in a group and manage over the web
  • Install iSpy Server and publish your webcam to other instances of iSpy, over your network and to the web
  • Detect, highlight, track and record movement
  • Customise movement detection areas on your cameras
  • Detect and record sound
  • Run any program or send an email or SMS alert when movement or sound is detected
  • Run any program or send an email or SMS alert when movement or sound is not detected (monitor machinery or staff activity)
  • Receive email movement alerts with attached frame grab images from your webcams
  • Periodically receive image grabs via email from your webcams
  • Connect to any device, even webcams attached to other computers with JPEG, MJPEG, IP Cam, webcam and AVI file support
  • Watch live and recorded media over the web (through this website) and also via mobile devices
  • Access and control iSpy remotely
  • Password protect iSpy and hide it in the System Tray
  • Schedule sound and video capturing to start and stop automatically
  • Time-lapse record from any camera
  • Motion track and count moving objects
  • Connect multiple instances of iSpy and iSpy server running on different computers to this website and view all aggregated media online
  • Create groups, invite friends and share access to your webcams and microphones
  • Receive email alerts if your connection goes offline
  • Download the source code and customise it to your own requirements!

Minimum requirements: Windows 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7/ .Net Framework 2/ Windows media player 9 VCM codecs (included in installer)
A fast computer, 1Ghz+ recommended/ Broadband internet connection

RunScanner - Ver: 2.0.0.47

RunScanner is a freeware windows system utility which scans your system for all running programs, autostart locations, drivers, services and hijack points.

You can use Runscanner to detect changes and misconfigurations in your system caused by spyware, viruses or human errors.

Below are some of the program's features :-

  • 100+ start/hijack locations
  • Online malware analysis
  • Import and export of .run files
  • Powerful process killer
  • Save to text log file
  • Powerful file filtering
  • Host file editor
  • History backup / restore
  • Explorer jump
  • Analysis of file certificates
  • Classic , Beginner, Expert
  • Bit9 FileAdvisor MD5 lookup
  • CastleCops MD5 lookup
  • Upload file to VirusTotal
  • Analyse loaded modules
  • Google lookup
  • Runscanner MD5 lookup
  • Regedit jump

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

Utilities

Beep Codes Viewer - Ver: 0.1

Beep Codes Viewer is a small, portable, program to help analyse beep codes when the start up POST test fails. When any computer is powered on the POST, or Power On Self Test, runs. It will test the computer, insuring that it meets the necessary system requirements and that all hardware is working properly before starting the remainder of the boot process.

If the computer passes the POST, the computer will have a single beep (with some computer BIOS manufacturers it may beep twice) as the computer starts and it will continue to start normally.

If the computer fails the POST, the computer will either not beep at all or will generate a beep code which tells the user the source of the problem.

Beep Codes Viewer is a small and easy to use application designed to help you lookup these beep codes and figure out what they represent. No install required just unzip to any folder and run the '.exe' file.

Minimum requirements: Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7

CPU Speed Professional - Ver: 3.0.4.0

CPU Speed Professional is a standalone application that measures the REAL speed of your Intel or AMD central processor unit (CPU). It features a stunning interface with elegant animations and screen transitions.

Click the 'Test My Speed' button and watch as CPU Speed ramps up your computer's processor to full throttle.

The MHz needle swings around a handsome 'speedo' style dial to display your cpu speed. Click the 'Show CPU Details' button to see more detailed information about your system, including cpu manufacturer, published speed, memory configuration and more. After you have tested your CPU speed, you can choose to submit the result to the CPU speed online ranking site so that you can compare your speed with other ones from around the world.

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

Device Doctor - Ver: 1.0.0.1

Device Doctor is a freeware Windows application that scans your computer hardware and checks to see if there are new driver updates available for your devices.

Device Doctor can also locate drivers for hardware that appears as Unidentified Devices in the Windows Device Manager. This tool was designed to be very simple and easy to use.

Here are some key features of "Device Doctor" :-

  • Device Driver Database - Provides drivers for most computer hardware and device manufacturers. More than 3 terabytes (3,000 GB) of drivers currently in the database. We cache all drivers so downloads are quick and work every time
  • Fast hardware scan takes mere seconds
  • Consistent Updating - Constantly updated to include new driver versions as soon as released
  • Every driver is human reviewed using specialised compatibility tools
  • Learns from other users as it recommends better drivers every day
  • Provides device names for unknown devices before updating drivers
  • Can be used offline: scan results are saved so you can move them to a connected computer and download there
  • Updates WHQL (Microsoft certified) and non-WHQL drivers

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Don't Sleep - Ver: 2.02

Don't Sleep application was developed to be a small tool that will prevent system shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart.

Especially when old Programs run on Windows-7 or Windows Vista. Here's more aggressive power-saving features with new rules.

But not only that, it also prevents login off the computer, and the deactivation of the monitor or activation of the screen saver.

Of course you can also manually disable all the options and then activate again, but with Don't Sleep one can save now many hand moves and also save time! And it's easier than ever.

Apart from the fact Don't Sleep has a timer that allows time control unblock, or shutdown the computer for a specified time.

Minimum requirements: Windows all

Emco OS License Modifier - Ver: 2.4.2

Emco OS License Modifier can assist you when you need to change your Operating System license information, as it is registered at the computer, to rectify it according to your licenses.

You are able to change :-

  • Operating System Product ID
  • Operating System Registered Owner
  • Operating System Registered Organisation

  • Automatically enumerate your LAN for computers, or add them manually into machine tree.

Minimum requirements: Windows all

File Splitter Lite - Ver: 1.0

Transferring large files from one computer to another is often difficult, due to size restrictions of the transfer medium. For example, email services typically limit attachment sizes, and an external device such as a USB drive or CD-RW may not be large enough to contain the entire file.

File Splitter Lite is a small, fast, and free program which allows you to split a copy of a large file into smaller segments. You may then easily transfer the segments to another computer and use File Splitter Lite to reconstruct the original file.

Features :-

  • Small program size (254 KB)
  • Installation is optional (keep the executable on a USB drive or floppy disk, for example)
  • Intuitive, easy-to-use interface
  • Handles large files easily
  • Split and join using the same program

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

FileTypesMan - Ver: 1.58

FileTypesMan is an alternative to the 'File Types' tab in the 'Folder Options' of Windows. It displays the list of all file extensions and types registered on your computer.

For each file type, the following information is displayed: Type Name, Description, MIME Type, Perceived Type, Flags, Browser Flags, and more.

FileTypesMan also allows you to easily edit the properties and flags of each file type, as well as it allows you to add, edit, and remove actions in a file type.

Known Issue In Windows 98/ME
In some Windows 98 machines, an exception with CDFVIEW.DLL is occurred when starting FileTypesMan. To avoid this problem, go to the Options menu, and choose the 'Don't Load Icons' option. After that, FileTypesMan should work properly, but without displaying the icons according to file types.

Minimum requirements: Windows all

HWiNFO32 - Ver: 3.58.913

An application designed to give you information about your hardware. Hardware Info (HWiNFO) is a powerful system information utility designed especially for detection of hardware.

HWiNFO and HWiNFO32 are professional hardware information and diagnostic tools supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards.

HWiNFO32 is a system information tool that detects hardware from your system.

Both tools are targeted to recognise and extract the most possible amount of information about computer's hardware which makes them suitable for users searching for driver updates, computer manufactures, system integrators and technical experts too. Retrieved information are presented in a logical and easily understandable form and can be exported into various types of reports.

Hardware Info 32 (HWiNFO32) is able to identify a large scale of system components and supports the latest technologies and standards.

HWiNFO32 is a professional system information tool, that supports latest technologies and standards. It allows you to examine the complete hardware configuration of your computer.

Here are some key features of "HWiNFO32" :-

  • Comprehensive hardware information
  • System health monitoring
  • Basic benchmarks
  • Text, CSV, XML, HTML, MHTML report formats
  • Periodical updates
  • Shows all hardware components hierarchically in a tree
  • Displays status from hardware monitors
  • Does benchmarks

Minimum requirements: Windows all

IObit Toolbox - Ver: 1.0

IObit Toolbox is portable software that system administrators and computer geeks will take along to solve PC problems anytime and anywhere.

With more than 20 dedicated tools,IObit Toolbox allows you to display/diagnose PC information, enhance PC security, optimise PC performance and repairing PC problems. In a word, it offers an easy way for PC admin to monitor and manage computers.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

PC Wizard 2010 - Ver: 1.95

PC Wizard is a powerful utility designed especially for detection of hardware, but also some more analysis. It's able to identify a large scale of system components and supports the latest technologies and standards.

PC Wizard is also an utility designed to analyse and benchmark your computer system. It can analyzer and benchmark many kinds of hardware, such as CPU performance, Cache performance, RAM performance, Hard Disk performance, CD/DVD-ROM performance, Removable/FLASH Media performance, Video performance, MP3 compression performance.

Hardware Information :-

  • Mainboard / Bios (Connectors, ID String, MP Support ...)
  • Chipset (FSB Frequency, Norhtbridge, Hub, Direct Media Interface, XMB, NSI, ...)
  • Main Memory (FPM, EDO, SDRAM, DDR SDRAM, DDR-2 SDRAM, DDR-3 SDRAM, RDRAM, FB_DIMM, Timings ...)
  • Memory Profiles : EPP (SLi Ready), Intel XMP.
  • Cache Memory (L1, L2, L3, Size, Frequency ...)
  • Processors (Type, Speed, Multiplier coeff., Features, Model Number, Vanderpool Technology ...)
  • Coprocessor
  • APM & ACPI
  • Busses : ISA, PCI, AGP (2x, 4x,8x), SMBus/ i2c, CardBus, Firewire, Hyper-Transport ... )
  • DMI / SMBIOS
  • Mainboard Sensors, Processor, Hard Disk & Battery (Voltage, Temperature, Fans)
  • Video (Monitor, Card, Bios, Capabilities, Memory, Integrated Memory, Frequencies ...)
  • OpenGL & 3Dfx
  • DirectX (DirectDraw, Direct3D, DirectSound (3D), DirectMusic, DirectPlay, DirectInput, DirectX Media)
  • Keyboard, Mouse & Joystick
  • Drives (Hard Disk, Removable, CD-ROM, CDRW, DVD ...)
  • SCSI (Card, Controller, Adapter, Devices ...)
  • ATA/ATAPI & S-ATA (Devices, Type, Capabilities, S.M.A.R.T. Features, RAID)
  • Ports (Serial, Parallel, USB, IEEE-1394)
  • IDE & SCSI Devices
  • Twain & WIA Devices
  • PCMCIA (PC Card) Devices
  • Bluetooth Devices
  • Biometric Sensor Devices
  • Sound Card (wave, midi, aux, mix, AC'97 codec, High Definition Audio)
  • Printers (Local & Network)
  • Modem (Features, Speed ...)
  • Network (Server, Connexion, Firewall ...)
  • Security (Scan Ports ...)
  • PocketPC & SmartPhone Devices

System Information :-

  • MCI Devices (mpeg, avi, seq, vcr, video-disc, wave) & ACM
  • SAPI
  • Passwords (Outlook, Internet Explorer, MSN Messenger, Dialup ...)
  • DOS Memory (base, HMA, UMB, XMS, EMS, DPMI, VCPI)
  • Windows Memory
  • Windows (Version, Product Key, Environment, Desktop, XP Themes ...)
  • Windows UpTime (Boot, Shutdown, BlueScreen, System Restore Points ...)
  • TrueType & OpenType Fonts
  • WinSock (Internet), Telephony et Remote Access
  • OLE (Objects, Servers ...)
  • Microsoft® Applications
  • Activity (Process, Tasks, Threads)
  • Modules (DLL, DRV, 32 & 16-bits) & NT Services
  • Internet Navigator (Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla, FireFox)
  • .NET Global Assembly Cache (GAC)
  • ODBC
  • CMOS/RTC
  • Resources (IRQ, DMA, E/S, Memory)
  • System files (.ini, .log, .bat, .nt, .dos ...)

System Benchmarks :-

  • Processor (Dhrystone (MIPS), Whetstone (MFLOPS), Mandelbrot fractal ...)
  • L1, L2, L3 Cache, RAM (Bandwidth, Latency ...)
  • Main Memory (Bandwidth, Latency ...)
  • Hard Drives
  • CD/DVD Rom
  • DirectX
  • Video
  • Removable/Flash Support
  • MP3 Compression
  • VISTA Experience Index

MEMORY and CACHE: These benchmarks measure the maximum achievable memory bandwidth. The code behind these benchmarks method is written in Assembly (x86, SSE, SSE2, SSE3). Memory benchmarks utilize only one processor core and one thread.

PROCESSOR : These benchmarks measure performance in terms of Integer Millions of Instructions Per Second (Integer MIPS) and Millions of Floating Point Operations Per Second (MFLOPS). The code behind these benchmarks method is written in Assembly (x86, x87, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, 3DNOW!). Processor benchmarks are HyperThreading, multi-processor (SMP) and multi-core (CMP) aware.

Tools :-

  • Can save, print, e-mail a report
  • Can save a TXT, RTF, HTML, PDF or CSV report
  • Can export any graphics as BMP file
  • Can export text and graphic with the clipboard
  • Web update Wizard
  • Communicate with Motherboard Monitor
  • Dump (Hardware registers, System BIOS, video BIOS ...)
  • Multi Languages

NOTE : Unless you opt out, the program will install the Ask Toolbar, change you search engine and change your Home Page.

Minimum requirements: Windows all

Shutdown Timer - Ver: 3.0.6

Shutdown Timer is a small and easy to use program that can help you to schedule Shutdown, Restart, Logoff, Lock, Hibernate and sleep in various ways.

You can do the regular shutdown based on times and dates but you can also shutdown based on CPU and memory usage and also CPU Temperature, so if you're running those hardcore applications or benching your system overnight and don't want it running all night, you can use this to shutdown after a while.

You can also shutdown based on network usage so it will help with those long overnight downloads.

Here are some key features of "Shutdown Timer" :-

  • Shutdown
  • Restart
  • Logoff
  • Lock
  • Hibernate
  • Standby
  • Based on Date & Time
  • CPU/Memory Utilisation
  • CPU Temperature
  • Networking options
  • Ability to save your settings for future use
  • Completely Portable, You can take it on a USB if you want to!

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

Windows Error Lookup Tool (WELT) - Ver: 2.0.5

Simple enough, windows will display either decimal, hex, HRESULT, NTSTATUS and STOP error codes.

Type in an error code and WELT will display in English the error. You also have the option to create a note for an error (so you can keep track of what you have done to create the error)

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

Video

Avidemux - Ver: 2.5.3 Final (SVN-r6502)

Imagine an application which does everything VirtualDub can do, but runs on various platforms, supports a lot of containers, comes with all Codecs you need built-in and doesn't´t use the nasty VfW interface.

That applications is Avidemux! And now the "official" version: Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It´s graphical user interface looks pretty similar to VirtualDub and most features known from VirtualDub are available too.

Avidemux natively supports a great number of file types, such as AVI, MPEG, VOB, TS, MP4, ASF, OGM, MKV and FLV. At the same time Avidemux natively supports a wide range of Video/Audio formats, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 ASP, H.264/AVC, DV, HuffYUV, MP3, AAC, AC-3 and Vorbis.

Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities. Video-DVD or (S)VCD compliant streams can be created with easy-to-use "Auto" wizards. Multi-threading is supported.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7

EncodeHD - Ver: 1.2.214.0

The EncodeHD application was designed to be a tool to re-encode all types of video files for use on your home media player or on-the-go device. It aims to provide a simple interface with no fuss.

Minimum requirements: Windows all/ .NET Framework 2.0

Film//Riss - Ver: 0.1.23

Film//Riss is a simple program designed to ease the process of cutting commercials from digital TV-recordings with a user friendly GUI.

Film//Riss takes use of some famous tools like Comskip, Cuttermaran, PVAstrumento and Mplex1.

Here are some key features of "Film//Riss":-

  • cut commercials
  • video editing
  • demux videos
  • matruska export

Minimum requirements: Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7

Freemake Video Downloader - Ver: 1.1.11

Download videos from YouTube, Google, Facebook, Dailymotion, other sites in HD, 4K, MP4, FLV, 3GP, or convert web videos to MP3 or AVI with this free video downloader.

Minimum requirements: Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7

QT Lite - Ver: 4.0.0

QT Lite is a lightweight version of QuickTime. Contains only the essential components required for playing QuickTime videos in your favourite web browser.

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