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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

Our Download of the Day today is TUGZip


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


The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version


* 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

Our Download of the Day today is SlySoft AnyDVD HD


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


The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version


- 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'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


(Click the above image for the large version)


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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


Improved startup time.




- 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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Download of the Day: GPU-Z v0.3.2

Our Download of the Day today is GPU-Z v0.3.2.


GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.


Main Features


- Support NVIDIA and ATI cards
- Displays adapter, GPU and display information
- Displays overclock, default clocks and 3D clocks (if available)
- Validation of results
- No installation required
- Support for Windows 2000 / XP / Vista (both 32 and 64 bit versions are supported)
- BETA SOFTWARE - please test and post feedback in the forums
- and yes, the author of CPU-Z has granted us permission to use a name similar to his product. Thanks Franck.


Download of the Day: GPU-Z v0.3.2


The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version 0.3.2


- Clock reading on ATI cards fixed
- GT200b is now detected as 55 nm
- Added detection for GeForce GT 120, GT 130, GT 130M, FX 5200, 9400 GT, 9600 GSO 512, FX 2700M, 9500 GS, Quadro FX 540M, Quadro FX 3700M, 9650M GT, Quadro FX 370M, 9400 IGP, 9300 IGP, 8200M G
- Added support for S3 Chrome 500 Series
- Added new ATI logo
- Fixed screen corruption during screenshot of sensors tab
- Added support to show lowest, highest and average reading on sensors tab (click on sensor value to switch)
- Fixed number of texture units on RV730
- Fixed Catalyst version reading



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Download of the Day: Tomahawk PDF+ v3.0.1

Our Download of the Day today is Tomahawk PDF+ v3.0.1.


Tomahawk PDF+ is the freeware version of Tomahawk Gold. The freeware version may not have all the bells and whistles of the full version of Tomahawk Gold but it is still one of the most advanced word processing/pdf creation software packages available for the Windows platform. This comfortably designed program with a familiar interface that's easy to use, allows documents to be produced and saved in a number of formats, including rich text; exported as HTML; or converted to PDF.


Tomahawk PDF+ runs on all Windows systems from Win9x up to Win2003. And now Tomahawk PDF+ also runs on Linux systems using Wine 0.9.19!


Download of the Day: Tomahawk PDF+ v3.0.1


The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version 3.0.1


- New look and feel added
- Minor Improvements
- Updated the help file
- Added Quick Format Button to the Toolbar.
- Changed N-Up printing capabilities to 1-Up, 2-Up, 4-Up and Booklet styles.
- Improved HTML importing.
- Added option of printing selected text only.



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Download of the Day: Rivatuner 2.23

Our Download of the Day today is Rivatuner 2.23.


RivaTuner is a complete powerful tweaking environment, providing you everything you may need to tune NVIDIA GPU based display adapters. The widest driver-level Direct3D / OpenGL and


system tuning options, flexible profiling system allowing to make custom settings on per-application basis, both driver-level and low-level hardware access modes, unique diagnostic and real-time hardware


monitoring features and exclusive power user oriented tools like built-in registry editor and patch script engine.


Rivatuner has been updated towards version 2.23 and this release has a number of updates and fixes. But please do check out the changelist.


Download of the Day: Rivatuner 2.23


The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version 2.23


- Added ForceWare 182.xx drivers family support.


- Updated databases for Detonator and ForceWare drivers. Added databases for ForceWare 181.20, 181.22 and 182.05.


- Added Catalyst 9.1 drivers family detection.


- Updated PCI DeviceID database for NVIDIA display adapters.


- Added reference fan duty cycle monitoring and low-level fan control tab for G92 based display adapters using integrated on-die fan controller (e.g. GeForce 9800GTX series). Please take a note that low-level fan control tab for display adapters using integrated fan controller is provided only as a workaround allowing you to control the fan if the drivers are completely unable to do it. It is strongly not recommended to use low-level fan control for integrated fan controllers if driver-level fan control functions properly.


- Added heuristic driver version detection for unattached display devices (for example the secondary GPUs in SLI/Crossfire mode invisible to OS) under Windows Vista.


- Improved driver-level overclocking and fan control for NVIDIA multi-GPU systems.


- Improved hardware monitoring module, New sticky graphs mode was designed special for multi-GPU systems


- Updated bundled RivaTunerStatisticsServer v3.1.0 utility:
- Minor skin appearance changes, "Normal" application detection level has been renamed to "Low" for better understanding.
- Improved hooking system injects code into OS kernel's LoadLibrary functions by precached offsets and improves compatibility with some protective systems, faking the real LoadLibrary function offsets (e.g. latest revisions of SecuRom coming with new games like Dead Space, Need for speed : Undercover etc). Now such games no longer crash on startup when the server is running and LoadLibrary hooking is enabled by selecting "High" application detection level.
- Added pre-created profiles for 3D applications, which require non-standard On-Screen Display coordinate space settings (e.g. Codename Panzers : Phase Two and Alpha Prime).
- Added pre-created profiles for new pseudo-3D applications.


- Updated bundled D3DOverrider v2.0.0 utility


- Added experimental display configuration tracking mode. Power users may enable this mode using DisplayConfigurationTracking registry entry to force RivaTuner to track changes in your display adapters configuration (e.g. toggling SLI mode on/off or disabling secondary display adapter in the device manager). RivaTuner will reinitialize logical devices list and restart hardware monitoring module on display configuration change.


- Minor GUI changes and improvements.


- Many more (check revision changes)



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