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The icon converter is a program to create an icon or cursor from all or part of an image. It can also save an icon as an image. The program can handle JPG, PNG, GIF and BMP. New Feature: Create Vista compatible (up to 256x256) icons using images with alpha (transparency) data.


My Review: This freeware is spyware free and totally safe. After all, I got it from Softpedia so its guaranteed. Have few minor bug but entirely it easy to used.

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A reliable registry cleaner from "Marcos Velasco Security" is MV RegClean released recently to version 5.0.


This application is a trusty and non-aggressive Registry Cleaner. With a friendly user interface, can be used through command line, this will allow to use MV RegClean through a batch file or scheduling a task. When MV RegClean is ran through command line, it does all the cleaning without user interference, with the security backup.


Operating Systems: Win Vista (32/64 bits) - Win XP - Win 2003 - Win 2000 Pro- Win ME - Win 98


MV RegClean 5.0

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This application is a trusty and non-aggressive Registry Cleaner.

Not sure I'd agree with the non-aggressive comment. Just tried it on my system after a Reg Mechanic clean and it found 298 entries. In comparison Regseeker finds 170. Seems fairly aggressive to me, though having said that it seems like an ok program (not a keeper for me though)

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Not sure I'd agree with the non-aggressive comment. Just tried it on my system after a Reg Mechanic clean and it found 298 entries. In comparison Regseeker finds 170. Seems fairly aggressive to me, though having said that it seems like an ok program (not a keeper for me though)

I agree with everything you've stated. It found 352 entries on my system and much of it shouldn't be messed with unless someone likes reinstalling software, or possibly Windows.


My main gripe about the program is that you can NOT exclude an item on the "invalid" list it has. Instead the exclude list is buried in some other sub-menu, and has to have items entered manually (what a time consuming pain in the ass), it's rather counter productive especially when someone is dealing with hundreds of entries that shouldn't be messed with. Not a keeper for me either.

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Here is a handy little program called "Convert"

Convert is a free and easy to use unit conversion program.

I found this program years ago, sorry if it's been mentioned already B)


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GOM is a FREE media player with popular audio & video codecs built-in.




GOM Player Features


Codec Finder

GOM Player includes many codecs (XviD, DivX, FLV1, AC3, OGG, MP4, H263 and more) so you won't need to install separate codecs for most videos. For those videos that require a separate codec, GOM Player will find one and direct you to a place where you can download open source version of the codec. That way, you won't get stuck with unnecessary codecs on your system.



Play Broken AVI Files (Patented)

AVI files can't be played if the index is broken, or the file isn't completely downloaded. This is because index is located at the end of the file. GOM Player's patented technology enables users to view files with broken index or that are still being downloaded.



Powerful Subtitle Support

GOM Player supports SMI, SRT, RT, SUB(with IDX) files for subtitle. You can specify margin, location, size, resolution, font and others. You can also enable shadow, view ASF files with subtitle, karaoke subtitle mode. You can even synchronize subtitle and video if there's any mismatch.



Convenient Playlist

GOM Player supports playlist formats such as M3U, PLS, ASX. You can include different media types on a playlist. Also, it also lets you edit playlists for different media types. It's easy to create and edit your own multimedia playlist with GOM Player.



Support Different Media Types

Along with different media format such as AVI, MPG, MPEG and DAT, GOM Player also supports streaming Windows media format (WMV, ASF, ASX). You can also watch DVD-quality videos with 5.1 channel audio output.



Screen Capture

Screen capture allows you to take a screenshot of your video directly from GOM Player. Using the Burst Capture feature, you can take continuous screenshots upto 999 shots.



Advanced Features

There are other endless number of advanced features. Customize brightness, contrast and saturation. Sharpen and add noise to your video. Try audio equalizer. Repeat a section of your video with our A-B Repeat feature. Fast forward/rewind a few seconds using left/right keys. There are even more for you to discover!




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Windows Error Messages


Windows Error Messages is a very simple program for displaying - gasp! - Windows error messages. What that means is that you can either search message explanation by its number or browse the error list.


Download: http://dukelupus.pri.ee/winerrors.php

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I like this one it made me laugh:

"4330 Unable to eject the medium because it is in a drive"


I suppose if it wasn't in the drive it could be properly ejected! :lol:


Windows Error Messages are almost as funny as "Funniest Home Video's" TV show :lol:

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I like this one it made me laugh:

"4330 Unable to eject the medium because it is in a drive"


I suppose if it wasn't in the drive it could be properly ejected! :lol:

By the way, check out the error codes 4385..4389 and try to figure out why Microsoft needs those.

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damn!! I had a very large and detailed list all typed up, then I restarted firefox. oh well, here is a bland version-


http://software.ccschmidt.de/ - Some good freeware there

http://www.dvdfab.com/free.htm - DVDFab HD Decrypter. Removes everything while DVD Decrypter sucks nowadays.

http://www.faststone.org/ - FastStone Maxview is great.

http://www.angelfire.com/biz/rhaminisys/fileasoc.html - File Association Editor, very useful

http://www.hyperionics.com/files/index.asp - FileBox eXtender, see site

http://www.freecommander.com/index.htm - FreeCommander, file manager

http://www.codecguide.com/about_mega.htm - K-Lite Mega Codec Pack, you also need to download Quicktime Player, Quicktime Alternative, or QT Lite

http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/proctamer/ - Process Tamer, good for boosting foreground process to high priority

http://www.pspad.com/ - PSPad, great editor

http://www.context.cx/ - ConTEXT, another great editor

http://www.dekabyte.com/filesplitter/ - The File Splitter, creates small exe after splitting to recombine

http://tor.eff.org/ - Tor

http://www.uvnc.com/ - UltraVNC, remote desktop

http://www.wireshark.org/ - WireShark, a must have

http://www.angryziber.com/ipscan/ - Angry IP Scanner, plugin extensible

http://angusj.com/resourcehacker/ - Resource Hacker

http://www.wilsonc.demon.co.uk/d10resourceeditor.htm - XN Resource Editor

http://calcute.com/ - Calcute, calculator

http://www.analogx.com/CONTENTS/download/system/maxmem.htm - MaxMem, RAM optimizer, force apps to page out freeing physical memory

http://mpui.sourceforge.net/ - MPlayer User Interface, be sure to download updated MPlayer codecs from MPlayer website

http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/index.php - The KMPlayer, media player

http://www.diamondcs.com.au/freeutilities/apt.php - Advanced Process Termination, kill anything

http://www.edbott.com/weblog/archives/000692.html - Very useful script, see site

http://www.lvllord.de/ - Max half-open patch

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Windows-Widge...-in-a-box.shtml - Windows In A Box

http://filehippo.com/updatechecker/ - FileHippo Update Checker, great idea, great implementation

http://www.snort.org/ - Snort, another great arrangement of ones and zeros

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/default.mspx - some very nice stuff there

http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/ - 5 good tools


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Puran Defrag

URL: http://www.puransoftware.com/

License: Freeware

100% Clean: No Adware, No Spyware, No Toolbar

Supports: Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista


Puran Defrag Features:

  • Provides very high speed defragmentation

  • Can shutdown or restart after defragmentation

  • Can defrag individual files by simply right clicking on the file and selecting 'Puran Defrag'

  • Even if a file cannot be defragmented due to low space, it tries to defrag it to atleast some extent

  • Performs a disk check before starting defragmentation after restart

  • Command Line defrag supported




Their website shows that it is not freeware. Perhaps they have changed their mind :P.

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Two very simple and basic Temp file cleaners, that i bumped to:


TempCleaner By default cleans only Windows\Temp folder, but you can add custom folders to it. Very lightweight cleaner. Can be run silently.


Win TempCleaner Cleans out 3 different Temp folders (if exist). So ONLY Temp folders. Single file - no installation.

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IM Security software: I use IM Secure (basic version ) is there any freeware better than Zone Alarm's IMSecure for chat client security ? coz I don't think its really preventing flooding and dunno how far its actually doing wat it says it does ....every feature included says its meant for IM Secure Pro...


There's got to be a good freeware, does any1 know of any??

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My list, sorry if I have repeated software that others have posted up:


Anti-Spyware: Spybot - Search and Destroy, SpywareBlaster and Windows Defender (Included in Windows Vista)

Anti-Virus: Avast Home Edition

Browser: Firefox

CD/DVD Burning: AVStoDVD, InfraRecorder and Windows Media Player 11 (Included in Windows)

Disk Management: CCleaner, Defraggler and Recuva

File-Sharing: BitTorrent and Frostwire

Firewall: Comodo Free Firewall

FTP: FileZilla

Graphics: Paint.NET

Instant Messenger: Windows Live Messenger with A-Patch

Media Player/Codecs: Vista Codecs, VLC Media Player and Windows Media Player 11 (Included in Windows),

Office: OpenOffice or Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise

PC Visuals: XPize or Vize

Technical Tools: Dial-a-fix, HijackThis and Unlocker

Utilities: 7Zip, Dizzy and Foxit Reader

Web Program: Notepad ++


Only Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise costs money from the list above though you can use the brilliant OpenOffice as an alternative.

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