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Acronis Drive Monitor

Acronis Drive Monitor
Acronis® Drive Monitor is a free, downloadable software application developed by Acronis to monitor server, workstation and PC hard disk drives.

Acronis Drive Monitor checks disk health in the following three categories and reports deviations from normal operation to users, giving them an opportunity to replace affected drives prior to a potential total failure:

  • State and health of physical drive (including temperature, seek error rate, spin-up time and more than 20 other indicators) via a disk-resident monitoring function called S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is presented in a understandable form. Acronis Drive Monitor also supports other storage, such as non-S.M.A.R.T.-compatible RAID systems, via scripts.
  • Critical events that may indicate an increased risk for data safety, even when S.M.A.R.T. output data shows no abnormalities. These include: logical file system corruptions on NTFS and FAT file systems, corruption of dynamic disk logical structure, failed read or write operations that might indicate faulty hardware or drivers, and Volume Shadow Copy service failures.
  • State of disk backups. Acronis Drive Monitor users who also already use the latest Acronis home or business products, such as Acronis True Image Home, Acronis Backup and Security 2010 and Acronis Backup & Recovery® 10, will be alerted if the latest backup has failed or if a backup has not been created for a while. Otherwise, users will be automatically reminded of the need for a backup whenever a potential hard drive problem is detected.

License: Freeware

Homepage: http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/drive-monitor/

Download page: http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/download/drive-monitor/

Money Manager Ex

Money Manager Ex

Money Manager Ex” is a free, open-source, cross-platform, easy-to-use personal finance software. It primarily helps organize one’s finances and keeps track of where, when and how the money goes. It is also a great tool to get a bird’s eye view of your financial worth. Money Manager includes all the basic features that 90% of users would want to see in a personal finance application. The design goals are to concentrate on simplicity and user-friendliness – something one can use everyday.

OS.: Windows and Linux and Mac OSX

Homepage: http://www.codelathe.com/mmex/index.php

Download page: http://www.codelathe.com/mmex/mmex_download.php

Categories: Business, Utilities

Apple Safari

Apple Safari

Experience the web, Apple style, with Safari: the fastest, easiest-to-use web browser in the world. With its simple, elegant interface, Safari gets out of your way and lets you enjoy the web – up to 2 times faster than Internet Explorer. Safari’s clean, sleek look lets you focus on the web instead of your browser. The browser frame is a mere one pixel wide. You see a scroll bar only when you need one. You see no status bar by default a blue progress bar fills the address field as the page loads giving you more room to browse and view the web.

12 reasons you’ll love Safari:

  • Blazing performance. Safari is the fastest web browser on any platform.
  • Elegant user interface. Safari™s clean look lets you focus on the web not your browser.
  • Easy bookmarks. Organize your bookmarks just like you organize music in iTunes.
  • Pop-up blocking. Say goodbye to annoying pop-up ads and pop-under windows.
  • Inline Find. Search any text on any website with the integrated Find banner.
  • Tabbed browsing. Open and switch between multiple web pages in a single window.
  • SnapBack. Instantly snap back to search results or the top level of a websit
  • Forms AutoFillLet Safari complete online forms for you, automatically and securely.
  • Built-in RSSRSS tells you when new content is added to your favorite sites.
  • Resizable text fieldsResize text fields on any website: Just grab the corner and drag.
  • Private BrowsingKeep your online activities private with a single click.
  • SecurityApple engineers designed Safari to be secure from day one.

O.S.: Windows XP/Vista/7

License: Freeware

Homepage: http://www.apple.com/safari/

Download Page: http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite.net/content.info.apple.com/Safari5/061-7138.20100607.Y7U87/SafariSetup.exe

Plug-Ins Page: http://www.apple.com/safari/download/plugins.html

PiCasa

Picasa is free photo editing software from Google that makes your pictures look great.
Sharing your best photos with friends and family is as easy as pressing a button!

Picasa helps you find and organise all your pictures: you start Picasa, it scans your hard drive to find and automatically organise all your pictures. Picasa finds the following image and movie file types:

  • Image file types: JPG, GIF, TIF, PSD, PNG, BMP, RAW (including NEF and CRW). GIF and PNG files are not scanned by default, but you can enable them in the options dialogue.
  • Film file types: MPG, AVI, ASF, WMV, and MOV.

Picasa features:

  • Organise – Picasa instantly locates and organises all the pictures on your computer.
  • Edit – Turn a grey sky into a picture-perfect day.
  • Share – The hardest part of sharing your pictures is choosing your favourites.
  • Prints & Products – Print beautiful pictures at home with more custom sizes or order prints, gifts and books from your favourite online companies.
  • Backup – Do not lose your digital memories. Safely back up your photos with Picasa 2.
  • Create – Enjoy your pictures in fun, creative ways ??“ it is what photography is all about!

OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

License: Freeware

Homepage: http://picasa.google.com/index.html

Download Page:  http://dl.google.com/picasa/picasa36-setup.exe

Categories: Free and Freeware, Graphic

Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI)

Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI)

The Secunia PSI is a FREE security tool designed to detectvulnerable andout-dated programsand plug-ins which expose your PC to attacks. Attacks exploiting vulnerable programs and plug-ins are rarely blocked by traditional anti-virus and are therefore increasingly “popular” among criminals.

The only solution to block these kind of attacks is to apply security updates, commonly referred to as patches. Patches are offered free-of-charge by most software vendors, however, finding all these patches is a tedious and time consuming task. Secunia PSI automates this and alerts you when your programs and plug-ins require updating to stay secure.

OS:

  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP – Service Pack 2 or later
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 – Service Pack 4

V.I.:
The PROXY support for PSI is currently unavailable, but is planned for a future release.

License: Freeware

Homepage:  http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/

Download : http://secunia.com/PSISetup.exe

Windows 7 Codec Pack

The Windows 7 Codec Pack has been created to make installing major codec’s, filters, plug-ins and splitters a breeze. It’s a simple to install package of audio and video codecs / filters / splitters used for playing back music and movie files. After installation you will be able to play 99.9% of files on the internet.

Also included in the package are a number of encoder codec’s, allowing you to encode files in formats such as DivX. XviD, x264 and many more in your favourite encoding application. The package allows playback of almost every file type in existence, the only exceptions being commercial formats that require a special player.

The package is easy to install, while also offering advanced settings to the high end user:

  • For simple installation select “Easy Installation”.
  • For advanced installation options select “Expert Installation”.

Special care has been taken to make the package:

  • Play a huge variety of Audio/Video files.
  • Free of conflicts.
  • Cause minimal impact on system performance (Disk space used, registry entries and stability).
  • Compatible in full with Microsoft Windows 7.

Package Components:

  • DivX 7.2 Pro Video Codec.
  • DivX h.264 Video (Decoder) Codec.
  • DivX Web Player 1.5.0.52 browser plugin.
  • XviD 1.2.1 VAQ Video (Encoder) Codec – Koepi’s 04/12/08 Build.
  • ffdshow Video Codec 20090804 Revision 3054 by clsid.
  • Microsoft – Windows Media 9 Video Codec 9.0.1.369.
  • On2 Technologies VP7 Video (Decoder) Codec 7.0.8.
  • On2 Technologies VP6 Video Codec 6.4.2.
  • Flash Video Splitter 1.2.908.
  • AC3Filter 1.63b.
  • AC3File 0.7b.
  • Spdifer 0.3b.
  • Core AAC Playback Filter 1.2.0.573 + AAC Parser Filter 1.1.0 By Tom Judd.
  • Core Vorbis Playback Filter 1.1.0.79 + OGG Splitter 1.2.908 By Gabest.
  • RadLight OFR Playback Filter 1.0.0.1 – for OptimFROG.
  • Lame MP3 3.98.2 ACM Codec.
  • DSP-worx Bass source filter 1.11.
  • Haali Media Splitter 11/01/09 – For MP4, MKV, OGM and AVI container files.
  • Matroska Source Splitter 1.2.908.
  • RealMedia Source Splitter 1.2.908.
  • MP4 Source Splitter 1.2.908.
  • MPEG Source Splitter 1.2.908.
  • AVI – AC3/DTS Converter + DTS/AC3 Source Filter By Gabest.
  • VSFilter 2.39.5 – Subtitle Reader.
  • CDXA Reader – Also known as Form 2 Mode 2 CD or XCD.
  • GSpot Codec Information Appliance 2.70a.

OS: Windows 7

License: Freeware

Homepage: http://www.windows7codecs.com/

Download page (version 2.6.0): http://de.windows7codecs.com/files/windows.7.codec.pack.v2.6.0.setup.exe

ClamWin

ClamWin

ClamWin is a Free Antivirus program for Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista / XP / Me / 2000 / 98 and Windows Server 2008 and 2003.

ClamWin Free Antivirus is used by more than 600,000 users worldwide on a daily basis. It comes with an easy installer and open source code. You may download and use it absolutely free of charge. It features:

  • High detection rates for viruses and spyware;
  • Scanning Scheduler;
  • Automatic downloads of regularly updated Virus Database.
  • Standalone virus scanner and right-click menu integration to Microsoft Windows Explorer;
  • Addin to Microsoft Outlook to remove virus-infected attachments automatically.

The latest version of Clamwin Free Antivirus is 0.96.1

Please note that ClamWin Free Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner. You need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware.

ClamWin Free Antivirus is based on ClamAV engine and uses GNU General Public License by theFree Software Foundation, and is free (as in freedom) software. To find out more about GNU GPL, please visit the following link: Philosophy of the GNU Project – Free Software Foundation.

Homepage: http://www.clamwin.com/

Download page: http://www.clamwin.com/content/view/18/46/

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