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Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.5.1 Released

After a very long wait, very popular free spyware cleaning software Spybot - Search & Destroy has been updated to version 1.5.1, the new version is 100% compatible with windows vista and has a new user interface.

Spybot Search & Destroy

Here is the official changelog:
System support

* Restored Win95 compatibility
* Improved Wine compatibility
* Fixed HyperThreading issues
* Improved 64 bit immunization
* Create Portable.ini in main folder to use app folder as data folder as well
* New warnings about missing admin rights on Windows Vista
* Support for multi-line bookmarks (IE 7 / Vista)
* New Immunization for Firefox & Mozilla
* Improved Immunization for Opera


* Added version info to bug report
* Include Errors.log now includes timestamps
* Improved Windows version display


* "Single excludes" now include filenames to be more unique
* Improved settings retrieval from registry (mixed installations)
* Fixed .reg import bugs
* Added support for automated removal of F/Ps from host lists
* Changed update UserAgent and Referrer
* Improved (Vista-compatible) support for fast user switching
* Updater now in separate executable file
* Vista manifests for assigning required rights to each application
* Deactivated list of active ports per process for Vista (incompatible)
* Fixed support for handle list on 64 bit systems
* Improved disabling/enabling BHOs
* New special error reporting for beta versions
* Support for Windows Error Reporting for public versions
* Fixed update-related crashes on Vista
* Fixed memory leaks (replaced Indy with Synapse)
* Vista-compatible MSI installer for those who like/need that
* Support for alpha tests on services and domains lists
* Added hundreds of new automated tests of internal functionality for prerelease QA
* Added TeaTimer hide icon (disabled) registry value in installer

Detection and removal of threats

* Improved PE detection all over the place
* New 64 bit detection all over the place
* Improved file removal methods
* Added optional custom RecoveryDir setting in Default.ini
* Automatic guessing of "Download Dir" folders
* Added support for renaming services before stopping/killing/deleting them
* Improved plugin support (example: current TCP/IP Plugin)
* Support for regular expressions nearly all over the SBI interface
* Much improved logic connections between files, registry and API detections (others would invent a new TLA for that *g*)
* Speed-ups through improved caches
* File version checking
* Authenticode checking
* Improved archives checking
* Faster fulltext checking
* Improved Sys Internals file location algo
* Improved hosts file location algo
* Added some more Opera 9 detection schemes

User interface changes

* Fixed "show more information" panels
* Implemented workarounds for misarranged buttons (including TeaTimer)
* Improved support for /allhives in tools section (inactive installation support)
* Fixed flag shown on shortcut bar after changes
* Fixed IE proxy import in wizard
* Changed "use proxy" button to checkbox
* Improved localization on simple dialogs
* Added option to add a proxy inside app if running on Win PE
* Improved localization of list of updates
* Added Firefox icon on Cookie exclude page
* Fixed bad keyboard handling on some exclude lists
* Fixed cookie removal selection problems
* New confirmation dialog for system restore points
* Changed default font to Tahoma
* Red cross (trademarked) replaced with green cross
* Made "Check" option unavailable during fix
* Process list now is a bit less eager on tooltips
* Improved "delay start" dialogs
* Now displays checksum for each result for better trackback of results
* Fixed "Ignore Products" column width problems on Vista
* Improved localization of product descriptions
* Adjusted wizard for new situation (external updater etc.)
* Fixed Tools snapshot comparison highlighting
* Made display of registry changes in results list less confusing
* Improved SDHelper dialogs and block/allow choices
* Update date format on info page now localized
* Displayed app version is now four digits (e.g.
* (De+)Select all in list of old reports
* Improved Warning/Confirmation dialog IE plugin
* Configuration & Information dialog in IE plugin

DVD Shrink 3.2

DVD Shrink 3.2

DVD Shrink is a very simple and versatile free DVD re-authoring software for compressing and backing up DVD discs, mostly used for compressing bigger DVD’s onto a single layer standard recordable DVD.

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DVD Shrink allows you to remove or change DVD region coding in a very simple way, you can also re-author the DVD and identify parts that you don't need and don't want on the backup disc to save disc space, you can selectively remove different language sub-titles and additional audio streams, moreover audio types can also be decided upon between 2-channel stereo, or 5.1 Dolby surround sound, software has a very insightful user interface which is easy to use and makes it very easy to choose what to keep, and what to not.

DVD Shrink can automatically compress the video to fit into a single disc and also allows the user to select compression settings for each video track independently to obtain the required disc size usually 4.7 GB, DVD Shrink can produces the resultant DVD either an a ISO image, or VIDEO_TS folder on the hard-disk for further processing, viewing or burning. The compression is very fast and you can see a preview while the compression is in process.

Download Free Eset Smart Security Public Beta 2


Smart Security is yet another great offering from ESET the makers of fast & stable anti-virus software NOD32, Smart Security is NOD32 anti-virus/anti-spyware bundled with integrated firewall and antispam protection, most anti-virus companies are now offering one suite for all computer security related tasks including anti-virus, anti-malware, firewall and spam protection like Windows Live OneCare and Norton 360.


Smart security beats the other security solutions hands down in scanning speed and low memory consumption with very good detection rates, the software is still in beta but is very stable the best thing about the software is it does not makes your computer slow as most other anti-virus software do.

Here are features at a glance:

  • Anti-virus with anti-malware, firewall and spam filter
  • Incremental updates for smaller update size – resulting in faster updates on slow connections
  • Two operating modes for Basic and advanced users
  • Intelligent cleaning without the need of user’s action
  • Scanning on background saves system resources
  • Intrusion detection system - detects and block various types of network attacks
  • Custom rule sets - white and black listing

Server2Go - Free Webserver Runs Out Of The Box Without Installation

Free Php Webserver Run From USB

Server2Go is a free Web server which gets deployed out of the box without any installation, it can run directly from cdrom, usb stick or hard disk without installing anything on the machine.

This particular advantage of Server2Go allows you to create a standalone no-installation working dynamic web site or PHP/Perl/SQL application on a CD-ROM or USB drive.

Using a web browser, a user can run php programs as well as view html files on the CD-ROM, as soon as the CD is inserted the standalone web server launches and opens a browser with the Website on the CD-ROM.

Server2Go was build to replace WampOnCD which lacks some important features and isn't actively developed.

Space Monger - Keep Track On Your Hard-Disk Usage

Download Space Monger

SpaceMonger is a not so well known utility for keeping track of files and folders on your hardisk graphically. Each file and folder is displayed in a colored box in the software main window whose size is a relative comparison to all the other files on your system. The program supports popup info-tips that can display file/folder information like the full filename, the icon, the date, size, and attributes of any file or folder. You can delete files from the right click menu and customize the number of files to be shown as well as the color scheme.

There are two versions of SpaceMonger - older version 1.4 is free and does not need any installation, the product is discontinued and a new shareware version 2.1 is available, the new version is more of a visual eye candy.

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