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Download of the Day: Foobar2000 0.9.6.3

Our Download of the Day today is Foobar2000 0.9.6.3.

 

foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats.

 

Main features:

 

- Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND... and more with additional components.
- Gapless playback.
- Full unicode support.
- Easily customizable user interface layout.
- Advanced tagging capabilities.
- Support for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component.
- Full ReplayGain support.
- Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
- Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player.

 

Download of the Day: Foobar2000 0.9.6.3

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 0.9.6.3

 

- New Installer Options
- Media Library behavior changes
- Limited compatibility with outdated components on Windows Vista
- Cuesheets in added folders ignored by default
- Built-in Matroska support

 

Full release notes found here.

 


 

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Download of the Day: Orbit Downloader 2.8.5

Our Download of the Day today is Orbit Downloader 2.8.5.

 

Orbit Downloader, leader of download manager revolution, is devoted to new generation web (web2.0) downloading, such as video/music/files from Myspace, YouTube, Imeem, Pandora, Rapidshare. And to make general downloading easier and faster.

 

1. Download social music, social video and streaming media
2. Extreme download acceleration.
3. Super Light: micro-sized and resource-friendly
4. Support RapidShare download.
5. Support IE, Firefox, Maxthon, Opera.
6. Support Metalink download.
7. Support HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, MMS, RTSP and RTMP protocols.
8. Support Proxy server configuration.
9. Support download pasue and resume.
10.General download management.

 

Download of the Day: Orbit Downloader 2.8.5

 

The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 2.8.5

 

* Fix: some bugs when Orbit deal with the referer
* Fix: location of downloaded files could contain blank sub directory
* Fix: create zero size file by GrabPro

 


 

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Windows 7 Release Client Coming April 10

Neowin says that Microsoft is internally testing the Windows 7 Release Client and if everything goes well, we will be seeing the RC for download on April 10th.

 

Little is known about what changes we will see from the beta other than a few changes to the UAC.

 

Windows 7 Release Client Coming April 10

 

Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft Senior Vice President of Windows, said that there have been over 500,000 suggestions given to the Windows 7 team since the public launch of the beta in January.

 

He also stated that the RC will be available broadly. This should mean that not only will beta testers and MSDN subscribers be available to get their hands on the RC when it hits, but it should be available to the general public as well.

 

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Download of the Day: Iconoid 3.8.5

Our Download of the Day today is Iconoid 3.8.5.

 

Iconoid is a small program that helps reduce the clutter and confusion of the Windows desktop. With Iconoid you can:

 

- Save and Restore Icon positions for each (or every) screen resolution
- Transparent icon backgrounds or use any color
- Select any color for icon text
- Automatically hide icons when you don't need them and show them when you do
- Automatically or manually select the best color for the text background
- Quickly minimize all windows so that you can see your desktop wallpaper.
- See the help files (which include screen shots) for even more information.
- Works on Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7

 

Download of the Day: Iconoid 3.8.5

 

The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 3.8.5

 

- No functional changes
- FAQ updates related to Vista and some drop shadows
- Changed compiler to Visual Studio Express (from VC++ 6)
- Remove Win95 compatibility. No code change, but apparently it broke with 3.8.3 and no one complained so I assume no one cares.

 


 

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Download of the Day: TUGZip 3.5.0.0

Our Download of the Day today is TUGZip 3.5.0.0.

 

TUGZip is a powerful award-winning freeware archiving utility for Windows® that provides support for a wide range of compressed, encoded and disc-image files, as well as very powerful features; all through an easy to use application interface and Windows Explorer integration.

 

- Supports ZIP, 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, BH, BZ2, CAB, CPIO, DEB, GCA, GZ, IMP, JAR, LHA (LZH), LIB, RAR, RPM, SQX, TAR, TGZ, TBZ, TAZ, YZ1 and ZOO archives.
- Supports BIN, C2D, IMG, ISO and NRG disc-images.
- Support for external plugins.
- Windows® shell integration, for example drag & drop, shell context menu and drop handlers.
- Create 7-ZIP, BH, BZ2, CAB, JAR, LHA (LZH), SQX, TAR, TGZ, YZ1 and ZIP archives.
- Script support which allows you to make automated backups.
- Basic features like: add, extract, delete, rename, run, view, checkout, install, test, comment, SFX, virus-scanning, disk-spanning and much more.
- Repair corrupted ZIP and SQX archives.
- Can extract multiple archives at once using Multi Extract.
- Encrypt archives using 6 different algorithms. Blowfish (128-bit), DES (56-bit), Triple DES (168-bit) and Rijndael (128-bit, 192-bit and 256-bit).
- Create self-extracting encrypted archives.
- Automatic updates using the "Web Update" function.

 

Download of the Day: TUGZip 3.5.0.0

 

The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 3.5.0.0

 

* Improved Windows Vista support.
* Added support for creating spanned archives larger than 4 GB.
* Improved support for limited Windows accounts.
* Fixed bug causing some archives above ~4 GB not to be fully extracted.
* Various improvements.

 


 

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Download of the Day: SlySoft AnyDVD HD 6.5.2.2

Our Download of the Day today is SlySoft AnyDVD HD 6.5.2.2.

 

AnyDVD HD comes with same functionality as AnyDVD, but with additional features for full Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD support, including decryption of Blu-ray (BD+ and AACS) and HD DVD (AACS) movies.

 

Allows you to watch movies over a digital display connection, without HDCP-compliant graphics card and without HDCP-compilant display. No need to buy an expensive monitor. Sweet!

 

Playback your discs on your PC with PowerDVD Ultra, which otherwise do not run (titles released by Studio Canal, The Weinstein Company, Kinowelt, Optimum Releasing).

 

AnyDVD HD is the "must have" utility for the serious home theater enthusiast using a media center / home theater PC.

 

Another amazing feature of AnyDVD HD is "magic file replacement™". Remaster any commercial movie disc using simple XML scripts. These scripts will "magically" replace the files on the physical disc. You can customize discs as you like without even making a copy to harddisk!

 

AnyDVD comes with its own UDF 2.5 file ripper, no need to install 3rd party UDF 2.5 filesystem under Windows XP.

 

Download of the Day: SlySoft AnyDVD HD 6.5.2.2

 

The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 6.5.2.2

 

- New (Blu-ray): Added support for AACS MKB version 12
- New (DVD): Improved performance of the AI scanner
- Fix (Blu-ray): BD+ firmware warning still wasn't removed with some titles
- Fix (DVD): Some minor problems with the AI scanner
- Some minor fixes and improvements
- Updated languages

 


 

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Download of the Day: RoboForm 6.9.92

Our Download of the Day today is RoboForm 6.9.92.

 

RoboForm was named PC Magazine Editor's Choice, and CNET Download.com's Software of the Year. RoboForm allows you to:

- Manage your passwords and Log In automatically.
- Fill long registration and checkout forms with one click.
- Encrypt your passwords to achieve complete security.
- Generate random passwords to maximize password strength.
- Fight Phishing by entering passwords only on matching web sites.
- Defeat Keyloggers by not using the keyboard to type passwords.
- Back up your passwords and copy them between computers.
- Synchronize passwords between computers using GoodSync.

 

Let RoboForm manage your passwords and fill forms with one click!

 

Download of the Day: RoboForm 6.9.92

 

The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 6.9.92

 

* Add anti-phishing protection: warn user when filling from passcard whose URL does not match web page.
* Fix not showing all matching passcards in SaveForms dialog for multi-frame multi-domain sites.
* If user has unprotected passcards check them first in AutoSave, to reduce requests of Master Password.
* Use Yandex search engine as default for users with Russian language.
* Fix AutoSave not working in some frames with style position:absolute.
* Fix Editors doing unnecessary second refresh after the external file change.
* Added Firefox 3.1 beta support.

 


 

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Fake AV software redirects users to bogus reviews

A concerning new trend in fake Anti-Virus software is emerging. When a hapless victim downloads the fake app a series of bogus entries are entered into the victims Hosts file.

 

These entries, in actuality point to malicious sites controlled by the programmers responsible for the fake AV. The sites provide the now infected user with glowing reviews and recommendations that the user pull out their wallets and hand over the cash to buy the "full" version of the software.

 

This nice little "extra" was discovered by the guys over at bleeping computers. They took a look at the host file of a system that had been infected with Anti-Virus-1 (originally to write a removal guide) and found the bogus entries which even included PC Magazine.

 

Read more here at Bleeping Computers.

 

Fake AV software redirects users to bogus reviews

By adding these entries into your HOSTS file, it will make it so that if you go to any of the websites listed above, instead of going to the legitimate site, you will instead be redirected to a new site under the control of the developers of Abti-virus-1 and not realize you are doing so. It is not uncommon for malware to add entries into your HOSTS file, but what is new is the content being shown to you when you visit these sites.

 

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Make Windows XP Look Like Windows 7

Those wishing to have their Windows XP installations look like Windows 7 will like what LifeHacker has turned up today. A new theme called Seven Remix XP from NiwradSoft will do all the hacks and modifications necessary. Simply click through the installer and reboot to be greeted with an updated looking UI, boot screens, logon screens, and screensaver. You can download the installer here.

 

NiwradSoft Seven Remix XP

 



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Download of the Day: Driver Sweeper beta 2.0.0

Our Download of the Day today is Driver Sweeper beta 2.0.0.

 

Driver Sweeper is a fast tool to remove driver leftovers from your system. It's very important to remove your drivers on a proper way, because driver leftovers can cause problems like stability and startup problems. You can use it if you want to update/remove drivers from your system.

 

Driver Sweeper 2.0.0 Beta 2 is now available for download. Driver Sweeper is very easy to use. You only have to select the drivers you want to clean. The best way to clean drivers is to first uninstall the drivers using the official uninstallers, reboot in Safe Mode and run Driver Sweeper. However, rebooting and not going into Safe Mode also works, but can cause some files not to be cleaned.

 

The current supported drivers are NVIDIA (Display and Chipset), ATI (Display), Creative (Sound), Ageia (PhysX), MMouse and Realtek (Sound).

 

All the settings are saved in an ini file. Nothing is created in the registry, so it's possible to use it as a portable program. Log files can be saved to the harddisk and viewed as well. You can find the logs under the Tools menu.

 

Download of the Day: Driver Sweeper beta 2.0.0

 

The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 2.0.0

 

Updated:
Improved startup time.

 

Fixed:

 

- Some translations not working and missing.
- Made some buttons larger for translations.
- Error at desktop icons.
- Reboot not working on all systems.
- Update check not working properly.
- Drag and Drop in main menu.

 

 

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