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Anti-Virus Free Edition
AVG is an umbrella term for a range of antivirus and internet security software
for the Microsoft Windows, Linux, and FreeBSD computing platforms, developed by
AVG Technologies. The brand name for AVG Technologies' Security Software is AVG,
which comes from their first product, Anti-Virus Guard. AVG Technologies is a
privately held Czech company formed in 1991 by Jan Gritzbach and Tomas Hofer. In
early September 2005, a large stake in the company was bought by Intel
Corporation. On April 19, 2006, ewido Networks became a part of the AVG
On November 6, 2006, Microsoft announced that AVG Security products would be
available directly from the Windows Security Center in Windows Vista. Since June
7, 2006, the AVG software has also been used as an optional component of GFI
Mail Security, produced by GFI Software. On December 5, 2007, AVG Technologies
announced the acquisition of Exploit Prevention Labs, developer of the
LinkScanner safe surfing technology. On February 8, 2008, Grisoft announced that
they would change the company name from Grisoft to AVG Technologies. This change
was made to increase the effectiveness of their marketing activities.
On April 19, 2006, it was announced that AVG Technologies had acquired the
German Anti-Malware company ewido Networks. ewido Anti-Spyware was later renamed
to AVG Anti-Spyware Professional Edition. A freeware version, AVG Anti-Spyware
Free Edition, is available for private non-commercial use only and with lower
speed updates. As of AVG 8.0, AVG Anti-Spyware is integrated into AVG Anti-Virus
and is no longer available as a standalone product. wikipedia
LimeWire is a free peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P) client for the Java
platform, which uses the Gnutella network to locate files as well as share
files. It also encourages the user to pay a fee, which will then give the user
access to LimeWire PRO. Recently LimeWire opened its own store. Being free
software, LimeWire has spawned several forks, including LionShare, an
experimental software development project at Penn State University, and
Acquisition, a Mac OS X–based Gnutella client with a proprietary interface.
Researchers at Cornell University developed a reputation management add-in
called Credence that allows users to distinguish between "genuine" and "suspect"
files before downloading them. An October 12, 2005 report states that some of
LimeWire's free and open source software contributors have forked the project
and called it FrostWire. The makers of the LimeWire software have now installed
a security device that can track most viruses in files.
LimeWire was the first file sharing program to support firewall-to-firewall file
transfers, a feature introduced in version 4.2, which was released in November
2004. LimeWire also now includes BitTorrent support, but is limited to 3 Torrent
uploads and 3 Torrent downloads, which coexist with ordinary downloads.
Ad-Aware is an anti-spyware program developed by Lavasoft that detects and
removes spyware or adware on a user's computer. It also detects other malware,
including dialers, Trojans, viruses, bots, rootkits, data miners, aggressive
advertising, parasites, browser hijackers, and tracking components.
Lavasoft offers a free, downloadable version called Ad-Aware 2008 Free, and
three paid-for products called Ad-Aware 2008 Plus, Ad-Aware 2008 Pro and
Ad-Aware Enterprise 2.0. With the 2008 release, the Plus and Pro products
include integrated anti-virus protection.
Ad-Aware is currently available in four versions: Free, Plus, Pro, and
Ad-Aware 2008 Free is Lavasoft's freeware anti-spyware software that is
available for home, non-commercial use. It is offered to consumers worldwide to
protect their personal and home computers from malware attacks, and has been
downloaded over 300 million times worldwide. The download includes skins, help
manuals and the latest definition files, however, real-time protection and
anti-virus protection are not included with this version. Real-time protection
and other advanced features are available in the paid versions of Ad-Aware 2008.
The main difference between the Free and the Plus and Pro versions are the
addition of anti-virus protection, extended threat detection, and real-time
monitoring. Real-time monitoring means that users are protected as they use the
Internet. Other additional features include automatic updating, custom scanning
of specific directories, scheduled scans, a hosts file editor and cookie
Ad-Aware Pro incorporates all the features of the Plus version while also
offering command line support, and the ability to scan other hard drives across
a network. Two other programs are also included: Ad-Watch Connect and a Process
Ad-Aware Enterprise is for businesses that want central control of all their
network computers with Ad-Aware installed. It includes network tools to manage
and monitor Ad-Aware across a network.
AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus
Avira GmbH is a German antivirus software company. Its antivirus applications
are based on the AntiVir scan engine also known as "Luke Filewalker", first
launched in 1988. It was called "H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH" when it was founded.
Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus is free for personal use. Avira's engine
has been licensed to Ashampoo antivirus and Webroot WebWasher.
Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus is freeware. The application is for
personal use only. Like most antivirus software, it scans disks for viruses and
also runs as a background process, checking each opened and closed file. It can
detect and possibly remove rootkits. It also performs Internet updates (daily by
default) in which it opens a window, with an advertisement suggesting the user
to purchase Avira AntiVir Premium. Avira updated all their products to version
8.0 on 14 April 2008. Version 8.0 free has a faster scanning engine and a more
In the end of January 2008 Avira AntiVir was rated 6.5 out of 8 in tests for
detection and removal of rootkits and 71% for proactive virus detection by Anti-Malware
Test Lab; both scores qualified for "gold" status, the highest award. However,
it also received no "poor results", the lowest grade, for infection treatment
and it failed the self-protection test. Avira has received several "Advanced+"
awards in a row from AV-Comparatives since last year (Feb, May and August 2007
and 2008), as well as the highest detection rate among anti-virus products by
Av-Test.org, performing better than any other product.
Avira AntiVir Premium has several improvements over the free version, most
Detection of adware, spyware, phishing
Exclusive download server
Email scanning (POP3 and SMTP)
WebGuard for safe surfing, RescueCD and more.
Avast! antivirus is an anti-virus program developed by ALWIL Software
based in Prague, Czech Republic, first released in 1988. Avast! was one of the
first on-access antivirus programs to be released for Windows x64 edition. Avast!
4 Home is a popular full-featured freeware anti-virus applications available to
Microsoft Windows and Linux users. As of October 2008 the free Home Edition has
had over 32 million downloads on Download.com. As of March 7, 2008 Avast! (Home
version) has had 60 million registered users.
Avast! is aimed at preventing several types of computer threats, including those
that are not technically computer viruses such as spyware and even rogue anti-spyware,
and can also make a virus Recovery DataBase which is used to recover files when
they are infected (instead of deleting them). The program is available with text
and voice translations for 27 languages.
It is currently in version 4.8 on the Microsoft's Windows line of OS and the
version changes with other OS. These are currently the different editions of
Avast! antivirus software available for the various different operating systems
Avast! 4 Home Edition (freeware for personal, non-commercial use) - a fully
featured antivirus package for home computers running Windows.
Avast! 4 Professional Edition (commercial) - antivirus package with additional
options for workstations.
avast! 4 SBS Edition Download (commercial) - Basically for small businesses
running Windows Server Edition.
Avast! 4 Server Edition (commercial) - antivirus package intended to use on
servers, may be extended by modules (protection of MS Exchange Server 2000/2003,
MS Proxy/ISA Server, SMTP Server, MS Sharepoint Server (Portal Server 2001/2003
and Windows Sharepoint Services 2003))
Avast! U3 Edition (shareware) - antivirus designed to protect U3 smart drives
from viruses and other forms of malware.
Avast! 4 Small Business Server Edition (commercial) - complete antivirus
solution for Microsoft Small Business Server, including Exchange server or ISA
Avast! Mac Edition (freeware/shareware) - Antivirus for Mac (version 2.74)
Avast! for Linux/Unix Servers - Edition designed to run on Linux and BSD servers
running x86 kernels only. Packages are available as RPM , debian or in Tarball
Avast! Linux Home Edition - (freeware for personal and non-commercial use, both
conditions should be met) - antivirus solution intended for use on Linux
Avast! for Kerio (shareware) - Designed to work with Kerio products like their
secure mail servers.
Avast! 4 PDA Edition (commercial) - Available for Windows PocketPC/Windows
Mobile, WinCE and Palm OS
Avast! Distributed Network Manager - Allows for network administrators to manage
the avast! antivirus product line across the whole enterprise.
FrostWire is a peer-to-peer file sharing program for the Gnutella and BitTorrent
protocols. FrostWire is written in Java, and is a fork of LimeWire, another
popular Gnutella client. Released under the GNU General Public License,
FrostWire is free software.
As with LimeWire, FrostWire is in Java, and therefore is capable of supporting
multiple platforms. While LimeWire is available in both free and paid versions,
FrostWire is released only as a free version. The FrostWire program includes all
of the functionalities of LimeWire's free version, as well as a few features of
LimeWire Pro's payment based upgrades. FrostWire also provides a chatroom, which
is absent in LimeWire. FrostWire's interface is nearly identical to that of
LimeWire's, since it is based on the same code base. However, the color scheme
is slightly different. As in LimeWire, FrostWire's skin may be changed to a
variety of different colors and shapes.
Frostwire, similar to LimeWire Pro, connects to 5 ultrapeers. The Non-pro
version of LimeWire only connects to 3. This means that both Limewire Pro and
Frostwire have potentially faster download speeds and broader search results.
Orbit Downloader is a free graphical download manager for the Microsoft Windows
operating system. One of the main features of the program is its ability to grab
and download embedded Flash Video files from sites like YouTube, Dailymotion,
Metacafe etc. Orbit Downloader also accelerates downloads by acting as a
peer-to-peer client, utilizing bandwidth of other users.
Orbit Downloader supports the following protocols:
RTSP (Real-Time Streaming Protocol)
PNM (rename PNM to RTSP)
MMS (Microsoft Media Services)
NSS (rename NetShow Services to MMS)
RTMP (Real Time Messaging Protocol)
Orbit Downloader works with all major browsers like Opera, Mozilla Firefox,
Internet Explorer, Maxthon and Netscape.
WinRAR is a shareware file archiver and data compression utility
developed by Eugene Roshal. It is one of the few applications that is able to
create RAR archives natively, as the encoding method is held to be proprietary.
The current developer is Eugene Roshal, while his brother Alexander Roshal is
engaged in business of the software.
WinRAR supports the following features:
Complete support for RAR and ZIP archives, and unpacking of ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ,
ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, 7z and Z archives. Future versions of WinRAR are
planned to include 7z creation.
The ability to create self-extracting and multi-volume (split) archives.
Data redundancy is provided via recovery records and recovery volumes, even
allowing reconstruction of damaged archives.
Support for advanced NTFS file system options and Unicode in file names.
Optional archive encryption using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) with a
Below is a summary of version information.
Since version 2.9, the new RAR3 archive format is implemented. The new
compressed archives cannot be managed by old versions of WinRAR.
Since version 3.50 beta 1, WinRAR adds support for interface skins and themes.
Since version 3.50, WinRAR supports Windows XP x64.
Since version 3.60 beta 1, WinRAR includes a multithreaded version of the
compression algorithm, which improves compression speed on systems with
multiple, dual-core or hyperthreading-enabled CPUs.
Since version 3.70 beta, WinRAR features support for Windows Vista.
Version 3.70 (May 30, 2007)
Version 3.71 (September 24, 2007)
Version 3.80 (September 30, 2008)
WinRAR Unplugged is a portable version of WinRAR that can be easily carried on a
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a software application distributed as
shareware by Malwarebytes that detects and removes malware on a user's computer.
It is designed to combating trojans, rogue software, browser hijackers, and
other spyware and malware components. It also detects some virus variants;
however, it is not designed to replace antivirus softwares, but to be used along
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is Malwarebytes' central project, and the company
offers a free, downloadable version, which can be upgraded to the full paid
version which protects against incoming malware and performs scheduled scans and
updates. Anti-Malware currently recognizes 1125 different malware types, and new
variants are added in daily updates.Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is compatible
with most of the antivirus and antispyware programs, as well as Behaviour
blocking and Intrusion Prevention System programs. Although a compatibility list
does not exist, MBAM has been successfully used with many products such as Avira,
NOD32, Kaspersky, Symantec, McAfee, Webroot etc. Malwarebytes offers a refund in
case of non-compatibility. wikipedia
Camfrog is a video chat software program and community. It is owned by Camshare
LLC. A limited version of the program is available as freeware on the company
website with an option to upgrade to a full version.
Users can browse both user-hosted and Camfrog-hosted video chat rooms, as well
as engage in private instant messaging. Video chat rooms include language
oriented rooms (including many sign language rooms), rooms for singles, rooms
aimed at users from specific countries, trivia oriented rooms, and adult only
video chat. Like other similar chat and instant message programs it requires
registration and a unique username to log on. The website features a user
directory with user profiles.
The Camfrog Rooms
Below is a list of the rooms available in the camfrog hosted section:
The User Helia is an owner in all Camfrog owned rooms, she has the power to
create Co-owners, operators, and friends of the room.
mIRC is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client for Microsoft Windows,
created in 1995 and developed by Khaled Mardam-Bey. Although it is a fully
functional chat utility, its integrated scripting language makes it extensible
mIRC has been downloaded over sixteen million times from CNET's www.download.com
service. Nielsen//NetRatings also ranked mIRC among the top ten most popular
Internet applications in 2003.
It is unknown if the "m" in mIRC stands for anything — Khaled's personal FAQ
explains that "it quite possibly stands for 'moo', or perhaps even MU".
mIRC has a number of features that set it apart from other IRC clients. One of
the more obvious differences is its own advanced scripting language (see below)
which is further developed with each version. The scripting language can be used
to make minor changes to the program like custom commands (aliases), but can
also be used to completely alter the behaviour and appearance of mIRC. Another
widely used feature is mIRC's file sharing abilities, via the DCC protocol. It
also has a built in file server.
Over the years various other features that have often been suggested by users
have been incorporated. This includes support for multiple server connections,
SSL, UTF-8 display support and an option to view channels and notify lists in a
treebar format rather than the default switchbar. mIRC is still in active
development but it is very rarely announced what features will be introduced in
Flash Video is the name of a file format used to deliver video over the
Internet using Adobe Flash Player (initially produced by Macromedia) versions
6–10. Until version 9 update 2 of the Flash Player, Flash Video referred to a
proprietary file format, having the extension FLV. The most recent public
release of Flash Player supports H.264 video and HE-AAC audio. Flash Video
content may also be embedded within SWF files. Notable users of the Flash Video
format include YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo! Video, Reuters.com, and many other
Flash Video is viewable on most operating systems, via the widely available
Adobe Flash Player and web browser plugin, or one of several third-party
programs such as MPlayer, VLC media player, Quicktime, or any player which uses
DirectShow filters (such as Media Player Classic, Windows Media Player, and
Windows Media Center) when the ffdshow filter is installed.
An FLV player is a type of media player that is used for playing flash video
from PC as well as from Internet websites. An FLV player can be used standalone,
without the need of the Adobe Flash authoring or developmental tools.
It's software that allows you to download videos from YouTube and many
others and convert them to other video formats. The program is easy to use, just
specify the URL for the video you want to download and click the Ok! It also
allows you to convert downloaded videos for iPod, iPhone, PSP, Cell Phone,
Windows Media, XVid and MP3. Allows you to access YouTube videos for which you
need to be 18+ years of age. Now, plays videos downloaded.
Version 2.1.6 allows you to download videos from YouTube entering the embed
code, adds a new download mode, and lets users disable audio when converting.
- Search & Destroy
Spybot - Search & Destroy (often Spybot-S&D) is a popular proprietary malware,
spyware and adware removal program which works on Microsoft Windows 95 and
later. Like most malware scanners, Spybot-S&D scans the computer hard disk
and/or RAM for malicious software.
Spybot-S&D was written by the German software engineer Patrick Michael Kolla,
and is distributed by Kolla's Irish company Safer Networking Limited.
Development began in 2000 when Kolla, still a student, wrote a small program to
deal with the Aureate/Radiate and Conducent TimeSink programs, two of the
earliest examples of adware.
Spybot-S&D can fix problems with system internals (Registry), Winsock LSPs,
ActiveX objects, browser hijackers and BHOs, PUPS, cookie trackers, heavy duty,
homepage hijackers, keyloggers, LSP, tracks, trojans, spybots, revision, and
other kinds of malware. It can also to some extent protect a user's privacy by
deleting usage tracks like tracking cookies. Spybot-S&D also includes an
"Immunize" feature to block the installation of spyware before it occurs e.g. by
modifying the hosts file. Another tool included in Spybot-S&D is a file
shredder, for the secure deletion of files. Spybot-S&D is not intended to
replace anti-virus programs, but it does detect some common trojans. wikipedia
IrfanView is a freeware image viewer for Microsoft Windows that can view, edit,
and convert image files and play video/audio formats. It does not have extensive
image creation and painting capabilities like Adobe Photoshop, Pixel image
editor, Paint.NET or GIMP. Rather, IrfanView is designed to be a lightweight
viewer/player which is noted for its speed, ease of use, and ability to handle a
wide variety of graphic file formats. The software was first made available in
The program is named for after its creator, Irfan Skiljan of Bosnia and
Herzegovina, and is pronounced /ˈɪərfćnvjuː/.IrfanView works under all modern
versions of Microsoft Windows (i.e. Windows 95 to Vista; Microsoft tested
version 3.98, which was on the official Vista software list). It supports
numerous file formats including: image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG
(includes the optimizer PNGOUT), TIFF, non-image media files such as Flash, (Ogg)
Vorbis, MPEG, MP3, MIDI, and text files.
After version 3.92, the installer could choose to also install an eBay toolbar
in order to support the developer. In version 3.92, adding the toolbar was
selected at installation by default, and the program was criticized by some as
containing spyware. The option was not selected in version 3.97, and was
replaced with an option to install Google Desktop Search from 3.98. IrfanView is
"provided as freeware, but only for private, non-commercial use", and requires
paid registration for commercial use. Wikipedia
BitComet (originally named SimpleBT client from versions 0.11 to 0.37) is
a cross-protocol BitTorrent, HTTP and FTP client written in C++ for Microsoft
Windows and available in 43 different languages. Its first public release was
version 0.28. The current BitComet logo has been used since version 0.50.
The BitComet program is a multi-threaded multi-protocol hybrid download manager
and BitTorrent Peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing application. It supports
simultaneous download tasks. To complete a particular download, it can draw
parts of files from many sources across different P2P and Client-server
BitComet's chief features include an embedded Internet Explorer window for the
purpose of allowing users to search for torrents within the program. Along with
the features typical of contemporary BitTorrent clients, it supports UPnP
gateway configuration, bandwidth scheduling, Webseeding, selecting downloads
inside a torrent package, and NAT traversal.
When downloading, BitComet prioritizes the first and last portions of media
files so that files may be previewed before they are completely downloaded.
BitComet also allows users to share their torrent files on a searchable P2P
network. BitComet uses the Kademlia (mainline) DHT to operate even when the
tracker is offline. BitComet is capable of downloading files over HTTP and FTP
as well as bittorrent, and it includes download plugins for Firefox, Internet
Explorer, and Maxthon.
An optional plugin is available to connect to the eD2K network. The plugin is a
modified version of the GPL eMule program. When installed, it connects
automatically to a server. The software includes a application to play Flash
Video files (.flv and .swf files). Wikipedia
Download Accelerator Plus (also referred to as DAP) is a closed source software
download manager for Microsoft Windows.According to SpeedBit, Download
Accelerator Plus has approximately 157 million users worldwide. A free version
and a premium version exist. It has a number of features like scheduled download
and auto Internet disconnection and/or shutting down of computer upon download
completion. DAP also provides auto antivirus scanning of downloaded contents by
integrating with the antivirus software (such as Norton AntiVirus, McAfee
VirusScan or AVG Anti-Virus) present in the OS, though this feature may not work
properly with some antivirus applications. DAP integrates with Internet
Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape, and Opera, and most recently in its 18.104.22.168
beta, Google Chrome (http://www.speedbit.com/beta/). It pops up a small message
box by the system tray with "Open/Play" commands upon completion of download. It
also has a password manager for websites. There is a commercial version, which
is ad-free, and has some extra functions, such as "Always Resume" and DAP drive
(a virtual download storage). DAP 8.5 has a file security check, provided by
ZoneAlarm, which will alert the user that he/she is about to download or run a
potentially dangerous file. In DAP version 8.7 the file security was retained
but the service was moved to Webroot. wikipedia
Disk fragmentation is generally main cause of slow and unstable computer
performance. Smart Defrag helps defragment your hard drive most efficiently.
Smart Defrag not only defragments computer deeply but optimizes disk
performance. With 'install it and forget it' feature, Smart Defrag works
automatically and quietly in the background on your PC, keeping your hard disk
running at its speediest. Smart Defrag is complete free for home, organization,
Version 1.02 improves RAM usage and fixes several bugs.
RealPlayer (briefly known also as RealOne Player) is a proprietary
cross-platform media player by RealNetworks that plays a number of multimedia
formats including MP3, MPEG-4, QuickTime, Windows Media, and multiple versions
of proprietary RealAudio and RealVideo formats.
The first version of RealPlayer was introduced in April 1995 as RealAudio
Player, one of the first media players capable of streaming media over the
Internet. Version 6 of RealPlayer was called RealPlayer G2; version 9 was called
RealOne Player. Free "Basic" versions have been provided as well as paid "Plus"
versions with additional features. On Windows, version 9 subsumed the features
of the separate program RealJukebox.
RealJukebox was a computer program released by RealNetworks that allowed users
to organise their digital music. It was first released in May 1999. By late 2001
the functions of the program had been integrated into the Real's core media
player program, RealPlayer.
RealPlayer for Symbian: The Symbian version of RealPlayer allows mobile phones
to play Real Audio, Real Video, MP3, 3GP, AMR and other media formats. It is
provided as freeware.
RealPlayer for Palm: RealPlayer 1.6.1 (US) or RealPlayer 1.6.0 (worldwide) is
available for free for PalmOne-made Palm OS 5 devices, such as the Palm Tungsten
or Zire series.
Plug-ins: Audio Enhancement RealPlayer Skin Creators Playback
Plug-Ins Radio Tuners Visualizations Firefox Browser Download
(Firefox Add-in) ScrobrealPlayer
Supported media formats:
RealMedia formats: RealAudio (*.ra, *.rm), RealVideo (*.rv, *.rm, *.rmvb),
RealPix (*.rp), RealText (*.rt), RealMedia Shortcut (*.ram, *.rmm)
Streaming: RealTime Streaming Protocol (rtsp://), Progressive Networks Streaming
Protocols (pna://, pnm://), Microsoft Windows Media Streaming Protocol (mms://),
Real Scalable Multicast (*.sdp), Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language
Audio: MP3 (*.mp3, *.mp2, *.mp2, *.m3u), CD Audio (*.cda), WAV (*.wav), AAC/aacPlus
v1 (*.aac, *.m4a, *.m4b, *.mp4, *.acp, *.m4p), Apple Lossless, AIFF (*.aif, *.aiff),
AU Audio Files (*.au), Panasonic AAC (*.acp)
Video: DVD (*.vob), Video CD (*.dat), MPEG Video (*.mpg, *.mpeg, *.m2v, *.mpe
etc), AVI (*.avi, *.divx), MJPEG video playback from .avi files,Windows Media
(*.wma, *.wmv and etc) (requires Windows Media Player 9/10), QuickTime (*.mov,
*.qt) (Quick Time Player must be installed), Adobe Flash (*.swf) (Flash or
Shockwave Player must be installed), Flash Video (*.flv).
Playlists (*.rpl, *.xpl, *.pls, *.m3u)
Graphics: Bitmap (*.bmp), GIF Images (*.gif), JPEG Images (*.jpeg, *.jpg), PNG
GOM Player is a free multimedia player with popular video and audio codecs
built-in. GOM Player supports file formats such as AVI, DAT, MPEG, DivX, XviD,
WMV, ASF. Users don't have to install codecs separately. GOM Player is capable
of playing incomplete or damaged AVI files by skipping the damaged frames. It
can also play locked or partially downloaded files. Its other features include
drag-and-drop support, HTTP streaming, editable skins, subtitling, overlay
mixer, key remapping, enhanced filter rendering, real-time index rebuilding for
AVI files and unicode support among others.
Version 22.214.171.12454 fixes UI bug for Preferences window.
Adobe Acrobat is a family of computer programs developed by Adobe Systems,
designed to view, create, manipulate and manage files in Adobe's Portable
Document Format (PDF). Some software in the family are commercial, and some are
freeware. Adobe Reader (formerly Acrobat Reader) is available as a no-charge
download from Adobe's web site, and allows the viewing and printing of PDF
files. Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a way to present information with a
fixed layout similar to a paper publication.
Adobe has changed the names of the products in the Acrobat family regularly,
also splitting-up, joining, or discontinuing products. Between version 3 and 5,
Standard and Professional versions were one product simply called Adobe Acrobat.
As of July 2008, the current main members of the Adobe Acrobat family are:
Adobe Reader 9 (Windows & Mac only; latest for Unix is 8.1.3)
Adobe Acrobat 9 (Windows & Mac only; no Unix version)
Adobe Acrobat 9 Standard
Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro
Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended (includes Adobe Presenter)
A growing collection of free web services launched via the Acrobat.com service
such as Adobe Buzzword, Connect Now, Create PDF, and Share.
Adobe has never created a product called either Adobe Writer or Acrobat Writer,
although they used to include a printer driver called PDFWriter, which is
unrelated. However, Adobe has shown interest in buying Nintendo from Koji
Acrobat 1.0 Acrobat 2.0 Acrobat 3.0 Acrobat 4.0 Acrobat 5.0 Acrobat 6.0 Acrobat
7.0 Acrobat 8.0 Acrobat 9.0
Adobe Acrobat is available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese
Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French,
German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish,
Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian. Arabic,
Nepali, Hebrew and Greek versions available from WinSoft, Adobe Systems'
internationalization and localization partner.
WinZip is a proprietary file archiver and compressor for Microsoft Windows,
developed by WinZip Computing (formerly Nico Mak Computing). It natively uses
the PKZIP format but also has various levels of support for other archive
WinZip was created in the early 1990s as a shareware GUI front-end for PKZIP.
Sometime around 1996 the creators of WinZip incorporated compression code from
the Info-ZIP project, thus eliminating the need for the PKZIP executable to be
WinZip 8.0 is the last major release to officially support Windows 95.
WinZip 9.0 adds support of AES encryption for ZIP archives, BZip2-compressed ZIP
archives (extraction only).
WinZip 10 adds support of creating and extracting PPMD-compressed ZIP archives.
It is the last major release to officially support Windows 98, ME. WinZip Pro is
added in this release, which adds automation and task scheduling features.
WinZip 11 adds support of creating and extracting WavPack-compressed ZIP
archives. Installer will still install to Windows 98, ME, but not officially
supported. WinZip Pro adds Passive FTP support, FTP transfers, e-mail
notification option for Job Wizard, custom jobs selection, full-size image
viewer when opening archive.
WinZip 11.1 is certified for Windows Vista with Vista theme support, 64-bit
WinZip 11.2 can create LHA archives without external utility. Added Unicode file
name support for ZIP archives.
WinZip 12.0 adds support of JPEG, LZMA compression for ZIP files; .ISO, .IMG,
7-Zip archive extractions. Added encryption policies, integrated image thumbnail
VirtualDJ is the DJ software used by many big brands such as Numark or Hercules,
and is used around the world by bedroom DJs and professional superstars alike.
With its breakthrough BeatLock engine, your songs will always stay on the beat,
and you can work your mixes incredibly faster than any other DJ. The automatic
seamless loop engine and the synchronized sampler will let you perform
astounding remixes on the fly. The video engine lets you mix and scratch music
videos as easily as audio. You can also use a special timecode vinyl and scratch
MP3s or videos directly on a real turntable. Add to that customizable interfaces
to suit both beginners and professionals; A visual beat display; An infinite
number of cues; VST, freeframe and proprietary beat-synced effects; Karaoke;
Internet broadcast; Recording and burning; CDs, vinyls and DVDs ripping;
Automatic playlist mixing; DRM compatibility; Headphones and external mixer
modes, and compatibility with many existing DJ devices.
Version 5.2 includes new smart play and smart cue options, new interface, and
new compatible controllers.
Create PDF using PrimoPDF - a free tool for high-quality conversion to PDF,
comprising a user-friendly interface that enables printing to PDF from virtually
any Windows application. Additionally, PrimoPDF provides the ability to optimize
PDF output for screen, print, ebook, and prepress, secure PDF files with 128-bit
encryption, and add document information (e.g. title, author, subject, keywords)
to converted PDF files. Full support for 64-bit machines, double byte character
and non-TrueType font support, and improved PDF output also now available.
Version 4.1 adds new option to the Advanced dialog.
VLC media player is a free software media player written by the VideoLAN
VLC is a portable multimedia player, encoder, and streamer supporting many audio
and video codecs and file formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming
protocols. It is able to stream over networks and to transcode multimedia files
and save them into various formats. VLC used to stand for VideoLAN Client, but
that meaning is now deprecated.
It is one of the most platform-independent players available, with versions for
BeOS, Syllable, BSD, Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, MorphOS and Solaris,
and is widely used with over 100 million downloads for version 0.8.6.
VLC includes a large number of free decoding and encoding libraries; on the
Windows platform, this greatly reduces the need for finding/calibrating
proprietary plugins. Many of VLC's codecs are provided by the libavcodec library
from the FFmpeg project, but it uses mainly its own muxer and demuxers. It also
gained distinction as the first player to support playback of encrypted DVDs on
Linux by using the libdvdcss DVD decryption library. Wikipedia
Glary Utilities offers numerous powerful and easy-to-use system tools and
utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC. It allows you to clean
common system junk files, as well as invalid registry entries and Internet
traces. You can manage and delete browser add-ons, analyze disk space usage and
find duplicate files. You can also view and manage installed shell extensions,
encrypt your files from unauthorized access and use, split large files into
smaller manageable files and then rejoin them. Furthermore, Glary Utilities
includes the options to optimize memory, find, fix, or remove broken Windows
shortcuts, manage the programs that start at Windows startup and uninstall
software. Other features include secure file deletion, an Empty Folder finder.
Version 2.8.366 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
PhotoScape is an all-in-one style photo editor with fun and ease of use.
Major capabilities are: viewer, editor, batch editor, page, combine, animated
GIF, print, splitter, screen capture, color picker, rename, raw converter,
resizing, brightness/color/white-balance adjustment, backlight correction,
frames, balloons, text, drawing pictures, cropping, filters, red eye removal and
blooming. PhotoScape has been used for two years and is expanding its features
Version 3.2 adds save options : Backup, Save Exif, File date; supports 19
languages; adds reflection filter and film effect dialog (Hotkey Ctrl-F).
The Adobe Flash Player is a widely distributed proprietary multimedia and
application player created by Macromedia and now developed and distributed by
Adobe after its acquisition. Flash Player runs SWF files that can be created by
the Adobe Flash authoring tool, by Adobe Flex or by a number of other Macromedia
and third party tools.
Adobe Flash, or simply Flash, refers to both a multimedia authoring program and
the Adobe Flash Player, written and distributed by Adobe, that uses vector and
raster graphics, a native scripting language called ActionScript and
bidirectional streaming of video and audio. Strictly speaking, Adobe Flash is
the authoring environment and Flash Player is the virtual machine used to run
the Flash files, but in colloquial language these have become mixed: "Flash" can
mean either the authoring environment, the player, or the application files.
Macromedia Flash Player 2 (1997)
Macromedia Flash Player 3 (1998)
Macromedia Flash Player 4 (May 1999)
Macromedia Flash Player 5 (August 2000)
Macromedia Flash Player 6 (version 126.96.36.199, codenamed Exorcist)
Macromedia Flash Player 7 (version 188.8.131.52, codenamed Mojo) (September
Macromedia Flash Player 8 (version 184.108.40.206, codenamed Maelstrom) (August 2005)
Macromedia Flash Lite 1.0 and 1.1
Macromedia Flash Lite 2.0 (December 2005)
Adobe Flash Player 9 (version 220.127.116.11, codenamed Zaphod) (June 2006) previously
named Flash Player 8.5
Adobe Flash Player 9 Update 1 (version 18.104.22.168, codenamed Marvin) (November
Adobe Flash Lite 2.1 (December 2006)
Adobe Flash Lite 3 (Announced on February 2007)
Adobe Flash Player 9 Update 2 (version Mac/Windows 22.214.171.124 and Linux 126.96.36.199,
codenamed Hotblack) (July 2007)
Adobe Flash Player 9 Update 3 (version 188.8.131.52, codenamed Moviestar or
Frogstar) (December 2007)
Adobe Flash Player 9 (version 184.108.40.206, codenamed Vogon) (April 2008)
Adobe Flash Player 10 (version 10.0.12.36, codenamed Astro) (Oct 2008)
BS.Player made by the Slovenian software company Webteh is a media player for
Windows OS, that plays back almost every type of multimedia files (including AVI,
MPEG, Ogg, Matroska, ASF, QuickTime, MP4, WAV, mp3...) and specializes in video
and audio playback.
BS.Player, like most media players, requires that the correct codecs and
splitters are installed beforehand to play back formats that are not supported
by default. It comes in two versions: FREE and PRO. The latest version is 2.33 -
Christmas edition.The current release supports Windows 2000, XP and Vista,
however, older releases also supported Windows 98 and Windows ME. wikipedia
PowerISO is an application used to create, open, mount / emulate, compress,
encrypt, and otherwise manipulate CD / DVD image files. It is most commonly
known for its proprietary DAA disc image format. Other supported formats include
ISO, BIN, NRG, and CDI. PowerISO is able to modify all supported CD images
formats, most notably ISO. The trial version cannot create or edit images
greater than 300 megabytes, but can burn files of any size to disc. PowerISO
is currently produced by PowerISO Computing, Inc. Company's domain name is
registered to an address in Beijing, China. wikipedia
for Windows with DivX Player
DivX is a brand name of products created by DivX, Inc. (formerly DivXNetworks,
Inc.), including the DivX Codec which has become popular due to its ability to
compress lengthy video segments into small sizes while maintaining relatively
high visual quality. The DivX codec uses lossy MPEG-4 Part 2 compression, also
known as MPEG-4 ASP, where quality is balanced against file size for utility. It
is one of several codecs commonly associated with "ripping", whereby audio and
video multimedia are transferred to a hard disk and transcoded. Many newer "DivX
Certified" DVD players are able to play DivX encoded movies, although the Qpel
and global motion compensation features are often omitted to reduce processing
requirements. They are also excluded from the base DivX encoding profiles for
DivX Media Format (DMF)
The latest generation, DivX 6, was released on June 15, 2005 and expands the
scope of DivX from including just a codec and a player by adding a media
container format. This optional new file format introduced with DivX 6 is called
"DivX Media Format" ("DMF") (with a .divx extension) that includes support for
the following DVD-Video and VOB container like features.
The current version of the DivX Community Codec for the Windows platform is
version 6.8, and for Mac OS X is 6.7, both available from the DivX website. The
latest version of the DivX package for Windows 2000/XP (which contains DivX
Player 6.6, DivX Community Codec 6.8, and DivX Web Player 1.4) is version 6.8,
released November, 2007. DivX Player 6.5 now fixes the problem of the player
forcing Vista out of Aero mode (although the Web Player still has this problem
as of version 1.3.1). The latest version of the DivX package for Mac OS X (which
contains DivX Player 2.1, DivX Community Codec 6.6.0, DivX Converter 1.2 and
DivX Web Player 1.3.1) is version 6.7, released Dec 12, 2007. In addition, an
unofficial DivX for Linux codec update has also been released at version
The DivX codec and DivX Player are available for free at the DivX website.
Paying customers can access additional features of the DivX codec in the
registered version, known as DivX Pro, and can also use DivX Converter, a
one-click encoding application as a revamp of Dr.DivX and associated encoding
tools (such as the Electrokompressiongraph, or EKG, which helped increase the
viewability of highly compressed high-motion scenes). The latest version of DivX
Converter for Windows is 6.5, and the latest version of DivX Converter for Mac
is 1.2. Current versions however do access a domain name server. Wikipedia
Nero Burning ROM, commonly called just Nero, is a popular optical disc authoring
program for Microsoft Windows and Linux by Nero AG, formerly Ahead Software. Now
the program is usually a part of various software suites—such as Nero 7 Premium
Reloaded—most of which also bears the designation Nero. A limited-functionality
version of Nero Burning ROM is distributed as Nero Express, mainly aimed at the
casual market. It has simplified, stream-lined menus presumably for a less
computer-savvy audience. Wikipedia
Nero 9 brings the digital world to your PC with features that
make it fun and easy to create high quality multimedia projects with
professional results. Create, rip, copy, burn, edit, share, and upload online.
Whatever you want music, video, photo, and data enjoy and share with family and
friends anytime, anywhere. Mix MP3's, edit vacation videos, author photo
slideshows, record live TV, burn CD/DVDs, Blu-ray disc with just one click, and
stream them in any room in your house.
Version 9 includes a revamped interface, improved
high-definition support, an enhanced media player, new video-editing options,
improved live TV, and new autobackup and data-protection features.
Windows Live Messenger (formerly MSN Messenger) is an instant messaging client
created by Microsoft that is currently designed to work with Windows XP, Windows
Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Mobile. Since 2005,
it has been part of Microsoft's Windows Live set of online services. It connects
to Microsoft's .NET Messenger Service.
The client was first released as MSN Messenger on July 22, 1999, and as Windows
Live Messenger on December 13, 2005. The currently available final release is
Windows Live Messenger 8.5, which was released on November 6, 2007. Windows Live
Messenger 2009 is currently in development.
ActiveX is a component object model (COM) developed by Microsoft for Windows. By
using the COM runtime, developers can create software components that perform a
particular function or a set of functions. A software application can then
compose one or more components in order to provide the functionality it intends
to. Many Microsoft Windows applications — including many of those from Microsoft
such as Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visual Studio, Windows
Media Player, etc. — use ActiveX controls to build their feature set as well as
encapsulate their functionality as ActiveX controls so that the functionality
can be embedded in other applications. Internet Explorer also allows the ActiveX
controls to be embedded inside web pages.
Other ActiveX technologies
Microsoft has developed a large number of products and software platforms using
ActiveX objects, and many are still in use today.
ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
Active Server Pages
ActiveMovie, later renamed to DirectShow
Active Messaging, later renamed to Collaboration Data Objects
Active Scripting, a technology for scripting ActiveX objects
ActiveX Streaming Format (ASF), renamed to Advanced Streaming Format, then to
Advanced Systems Format
RoboForm is a proprietary software password management program developed by
Siber Systems, Inc. It is available for many web browsers, but mainly supports
Internet Explorer (and other browsers based on it), Mozilla Firefox, and
Netscape, as well as support for Palm, PocketPC and Symbian. RoboForm is also a
web form filler that automates password entering and form filling. RoboForm was
named PC Magazine Editor's Choice, and CNET Download.com's Software of the Year.
RoboForm is free to use with a maximum of 10 contacts and limited functions and
$29.95 for the Professional version with unlimited contacts.
The official RoboForm FAQ Browser list provides extensive documentation of
supported and non-supported browsers. It indicates that RoboForm cannot support
Google Chrome because Chrome is build with the WebKit browser engine.
As of 15 November 2008 RoboForm does not support filling in user IDs and
password for challenges raised by the Windows operating system, such as those
raised to connect to a networked file server. Wikipedia
Photoshop CS3 Extended
Adobe Photoshop, or simply Photoshop, is a graphics editing program developed
and published by Adobe Systems. It is the current and primary market leader for
commercial bitmap and image manipulation, and is the flagship product of Adobe
Systems. It has been described as "an industry standard for graphics
professionals" and was one of the early "killer applications" on Macintosh.
Photoshop CS4, the current eleventh iteration of the program, was officially
announced on 23 September 2008 and released on 15 October 2008. "CS" reflects
its integration with other Creative Suite products, and the number "4"
represents it as the fourth version released since Adobe re-branded its products
under the CS umbrella.
There are four different products in the current Photoshop family.
Photoshop Elements 7.0 for Windows \ Photoshop Elements 6.0 for Macintosh
Photoshop Express beta Photoshop Lightroom 2 Photoshop CS4 (x86 and
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended is ideal for film, video, and multimedia
professionals and graphic and Web designers using 3D and motion, as well as
professionals in engineering and science, Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended software
delivers everything in Photoshop CS3 and more. Render and incorporate 3D images
into your 2D composites. Stop time with easy editing of motion graphics on video
layers. And probe your images with measurement, analysis, and visualization
Version CS3 adds smart filters, 2D and 3D measurement tools, and Refine Edge
CCleaner (formerly Crap Cleaner) is a freeware utility used to optimize a user's
computer and clean one's registry. It is developed by Piriform and is designed
for Microsoft Windows. CCleaner is available in 35 different languages, with
more planned to be added.
CCleaner allows the user to remove unused temporary files from Internet browsers
and other supported applications along with browsing history, cookies, and
AutoComplete form history. It allows for the cleaning of the recycle bin, memory
dumps, file fragments, log files, system caches, application data, and various
other data. The program also includes a Registry Cleaner to locate and correct
problems in the Windows Registry such as missing shared DLLs, unused file
extensions and application paths.
CCleaner supports the cleaning of temporary and unneeded files from certain
programs, including Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome,
Foxit Reader, Microsoft Office (2000, XP, 2003, 2007), Nero Burning ROM, Java,
Windows Live Messenger, ZoneAlarm, Flash Player, QuickTime, VirtualDub, Windows
Media Player, 7-Zip, Avira AntiVir, Spybot - Search & Destroy, Windows Registry
Editor, eMule, KaZaA, Google Toolbar, Netscape, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce,
WinZip, and many more.
CCleaner assists in the uninstallation process by allowing users to uninstall
programs from CCleaner itself. In addition, CCleaner also allows the alteration
of start-up programs, similar to the Microsoft Windows MSConfig Utility. Users
can disable several start-up programs to free up processor speed at start-up.
CCleaner 2.0 is built in C++ and is portable and compatible in 64-bit versions
of Windows XP and Vista. The scanning process was also rewritten in C++ which
enabled faster analyzing and cleaning. Its design also made it capable of being
installed onto a USB flash drive, which ensures portability.
µTorrent (or uTorrent and commonly abbreviated as "µT" or "uT") is a freeware
BitTorrent client by BitTorrent, Inc. for Microsoft Windows written in C++. It
gets the "µ" in its name from the SI prefix "micro" meaning one one-millionth
and it refers to the program's small footprint. The program is designed to use
minimal computer resources while offering functionality comparable to larger
BitTorrent clients such as Vuze or BitComet.
The program has received consistently good reviews for its feature set,
performance, stability, and support for older hardware and versions of Windows.
A report showed that µTorrent is the most used BitTorrent client and the second
most popular P2P application.
The program has been in active development since its first release in 2005.
Although originally developed by Ludvig Strigeus, since December 7, 2006 the
code is owned and maintained by BitTorrent, Inc.. The code has also been
employed by BitTorrent, Inc as the basis for version 6.0 of the BitTorrent
client which makes that client a re-branded version of µTorrent. wikipedia
iTunes is a proprietary digital media player application, introduced by Apple
Inc. on January 9, 2001, at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco. The latest
version, iTunes 8, was announced at Apple's September 2008 keynote Let's Rock.
The application is used for playing and organizing digital music and video
files. The program is also an interface to manage the contents on Apple's
popular iPod digital media players as well as the iPhone. Additionally, iTunes
can connect to the iTunes Store via the Internet to purchase and download music,
music videos, television shows, iPod games, audiobooks, various podcasts,
feature length films and Movie Rentals (not available in all countries), and
Ringtones (available only in the USA). It is also used to download applications
for the iPhone and iPod Touch as long as they are running the 2.X firmware.
iTunes is available as a free download for Mac OS X, Windows Vista, and Windows
XP from Apple's website. It is also bundled with all Macs, and some HP and Dell
computers. Older versions are available for Mac OS 9, OS X 10.0-10.2, and
Windows 2000. Although Apple does not produce iTunes for other operating
systems, it can be run on Linux-based operating systems through Wine, a Windows
A version of iTunes was shipped with cell phones from Motorola, which included
the ability to sync music from an iTunes library to the cellphone, as well as a
similar interface between both platforms. Since the release of the iPhone, Apple
has stopped distributing iTunes with other manufacturers' phones in order to
concentrate sales to Apple's device.
iTunes is an application that allows the user to manage audio and video on a
personal computer. Officially, using iTunes is required in order to manage the
audio of an Apple iPod portable audio player, although alternative software does
exist. Users can organize their music into playlists within one or more
libraries, edit file information, record Compact Discs, copy files to a digital
audio player, purchase music and videos through its built-in music store,
download free podcasts, back up songs onto a CD or DVD, run a visualizer to
display graphical effects in time to the music, and encode music into a number
of different audio formats. There is also a large selection of free internet
radio stations to listen to.
Additionally, users can add PDF files to their library (to add digital liner
notes to their albums, for example), but the PDFs cannot be transferred to or
read on an iPhone or iPod. In the most recent version, iTunes 8.0, the
preferences menu was given a complete makeover.
Easy CD-DA Extractor, the Swiss Army Knife Of Digital Audio is All-In-One music
converter that rips Audio CDs, converts audio files, edits metadata of audio
files and burns Audio CDs, MP3 CDs and DVDs, and Data CDs and DVDs. This
Unicode-enabled program has three modules which each has its own purpose: Audio
CD Ripper includes AccurateCDDA ripping engine for reliable CD ripping. Bypasses
audio CD copy-protections, gets metadata automatically from Internet disc
databases, supports CD-Text, and includes digital audio processing. Audio
Converter converts audio files and edits metadata of audio files. CD/DVD Creator
burns and copies CDs and DVDs. Supports CD-Text and long filenames (UDF and
ISO/Joliet). Supports all popular audio file formats such as MP3, M4A, WMA, AAC,
aacPlus, Apple Lossless, FLAC and many others.
Version 12 includes new CD-player with faster response time,
ability to make disc image from CD/DVD/BD discs, and state-of-the-art error
detection and support for new metadata properties. Wikipedia
PSP Video 9 is a free PSP video converter that converts video files, YouTube
videos, movies and DVD's so you can play them on your PSP. The software can
convert all types of video files (avi, divx, xvid, flv, x264, mkv, vob, mpeg,
DVD's, YouTube, etc.) into the proper video formats (MPEG-4, H.264) that play on
Movie Maker (Windows XP)
Windows Movie Maker is video creating/editing software bundled with the
Microsoft Windows operating system since Windows Me. It contains features such
as effects, transitions, titles/credits, audio track, timeline narration, and
Auto Movie. New effects and transitions can be made and existing ones can be
modified using XML code.
Windows Movie Maker was introduced in 2000 with Windows Me, but suffered from
poor reviews due to its modest feature set in comparison with the year-old
iMovie product on the Apple Macintosh. Version 1.1 was included in Windows XP a
year later, and included support for creating DV AVI and WMV 8 files, but cannot
be used with Windows Me. Version 2.0 was released as a free update in November
2002, and added a number of new features. Version 2.1, a minor update, is
included in Windows XP Service Pack 2. Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
introduced a new version of Windows Movie Maker, 2.5, with more transitions and
support for DVD burning. A WPF version was included in some builds of Windows
"Longhorn" (now Windows Vista), but was removed in the development reset.
Windows Movie Maker in Windows Vista includes new effects and transitions, and
support for the DVR-MS file format that Windows Media Center records television
in. The HD version in Premium and Ultimate editions of Windows Vista adds
support for capturing from HDV camcorders. The capture wizard will create DVR-MS
type files from HDV tapes. However, the Windows Vista version of Windows Movie
Maker no longer supports importing video from an analog video source such as a
VCR or from a webcam.
Some systems might not be able to run the new version of Windows Movie Maker.
Therefore, Microsoft has also released an updated older version 2.6 for Windows
Vista on the Microsoft Download Center. This version includes the old effects
and transitions, and is basically the same as Windows Movie Maker 2.1, but
without the ability to capture video. It requires Windows Vista and is only
intended for use on computers where the hardware accelerated version cannot be
run. Source: Wikipedia
Windows Media Player (WMP) is a digital media player and media library
application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio, video and
viewing images on personal computers running the Microsoft Windows operating
system, as well as on Pocket PC and Windows Mobile-based devices. Editions of
Windows Media Player were also released for Mac OS, Mac OS X and Solaris but
development of these has since been discontinued. In addition to being a media
player, Windows Media Player includes the ability to rip music from and copy
music to compact discs, build Audio CDs in recordable discs and synchronize
content with a digital audio player (MP3 player) or other mobile devices, and
enables users to purchase or rent music from a number of online music
stores.Windows Media Player replaced an earlier piece of software simply called
Media Player, adding features beyond simple video or audio playback.
The default file formats are Windows Media Video (WMV), Windows Media Audio (WMA),
and Advanced Systems Format (ASF), and supports its own XML based playlist
format called Windows Playlist (WPL). The first generation Zune software (but
not the current second generation software) which actually is a modified version
of Windows Media Player, additionally supports AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
audio, MPEG-4 and H.264 video formats out-of-the-box. The player is also able to
utilize a digital rights management service in the form of Windows Media DRM.
Other Versions: Windows Media Player 12 Windows Server 7
Windows Media Player 11 Windows Media Player 10 Windows Media Player
Avant Browser is a popular freeware web browser from a Chinese programmer named
Anderson Che, which unites the Trident layout engine built into Windows (see
Internet Explorer shell) with an interface intended to be more feature-rich,
flexible and ergonomic than Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE). It runs on
Windows 98 and above, including Windows Vista. Internet Explorer version 6 or 7
must be installed.
As of November 2008, total downloads surpassed 22.5 million.
Avant Browser is currently available in 41 languages.
Avant Browser 11
Avant Browser 11 (build 25 released on October 23, 2006), introduces more new
features than any previous iteration. These include support for many toolbars
that are compatible with IE, a facility for users to create their own scripted
toolbar buttons, and a password and form-filling wizard. The overall trend
though seems to be a gradual movement away from Avant's IE roots. Wikipedia
BearFlix is the fastest video download application on the Web offering access to
millions of video titles, all free. BearFlix is powered by the same engine as
BearShare, but optimized from the ground up for video download. BearFlix is 100%
clean, with no adware, no spyware, no viruses, no trojans. Just pure video
downloads. Share BearFlix with your friends.
SpywareBlaster is an anti spyware and adware program for Microsoft
Windows.SpywareBlaster blocks the installation of most ActiveX-based spyware,
adware, browser hijackers, dialers and other unwanted programs from the user's
computer. SpywareBlaster works by blacklisting the CLSID of known malware
programs, effectively preventing them from infecting a protected computer. This
approach differs from many other anti-spyware programs, which typically offer
the user a possibility to "scan" the memory of the computer and remove the
unwanted software, after it has been installed.
SpywareBlaster also allows the user to prevent privacy hazards such as tracking
cookies. Another feature is the ability to restrict the actions of websites
known to distribute adware and spyware. SpywareBlaster supports several web
browsers, including Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla and Mozilla Firefox,
Mozilla Seamonkey, and Flock.
SpywareBlaster is currently released as freeware, for personal and educational
uses. However, a feature called AutoUpdate is available for a price. The
AutoUpdate feature simply checks for and installs any updates for
SpywareBlaster. This feature is not included in the freeware due to the required
high bandwidth. wikipedia
PerfectDisk is a Windows defragmentation utility published by Raxco Software. It
has won several awards from computer magazines, and is certified by Microsoft
for all its current NTFS-based operating systems. The latest version is
PerfectDisk 2008, released on January 29, 2008. PerfectDisk is designed for use
by consumers (novice and power users, gamers, videographers, etc.), small and
medium businesses, and enterprises. In addition to defragmenting files, it also
optimizes disk drives with a patented optimization strategy called
SMARTPlacement. This optimization strategy organizes files by usage, resulting
in a slower rate of refragmentation and also fewer resources being consumed.
PerfectDisk defragments all data and system files and places a high priority on
free space consolidation. PerfectDisk attempts to completely defragment drives
in a single pass of a drive, as opposed to the Windows Defragmenter's approach
of running continuously and gradually defragmenting the file system. Wikipedia
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