Sunday, June 28, 2009

AvancePaint - Advanced Freeware Paint Program

AvancePaint is a freeware complete paint program designed with a unique intuitive user interface that makes absolutely easy to learn and use. It is powerful enough to suit the most advanced user and yet simple enough to please the beginner.

You can open unlimited number of photos or pictures and unleash your artistic talents as you will discover the advanced and powerful but easy to use graphical options, embedded in the utility. A complete set of more then 20 photo-realistic filters and more then 40 textures are included.

The software is light on the resources, utilizes just 3Mb of your hard disk space, and is compatible with Windows 95/98/98SE/Me/2k/3k/NT/XP and Vista.

AvancePaint is FreeWare (Free-Edition). No registration required.

Some of the features:

*   Unique Intuitive user interface makes it easy to use.
*   Compatible with ALL Windows versions (including Windows Vista).
*   Open and edit unlimited (as memory allows) number of photo's or pictures.
*   Open and edit JPG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, WMF, ICO, DIB, PNG formats.
*   Dither and reduce color on selection.
*   Snap to Grid.
*   Detailed editing mode.
*   Draw advanced Bezier curves and Polygons.
*   Import images directly from your scanner, webcam etc.
*   Save JPG image file with user selectable compression quality.
*   Save GIF image file with user selectable transparent color.
*   Save BMP image file with color depth and dither options.
*   Export PNG images.
*   Draw rectangles, circles, elliptical filled or not, borders, rounded rectangles, arrows, 3D-borders…
*   Freehand drawing with selectable brushes.
*   Masks.
*   Brighten, darken, and contrast.
*   Sharpen, soften, blur, hue.
*   Ambient lighting.
*   Blend, paste transparent, blend reverse…
*   Size and crop any image or parts of an image.
*   30 photographical effects (expandable).
*   Create your own effects using VB or any other programming language.
*   Fill solid, Fill with gradients, Fill with several patterns, with textures etc…
*   User selectable textures (tiles).
*   Flip horizontal, vertical, rotate…
*   Colors replacement.
*   Edit areas in high detail.
*   Print preview and high quality prints.
*   Real style and visible font selections.
*   A full set of easy to select colors. Easy to use fixed colors, user defined colors, true-color pallets and more.
*   Zoom.
*   More then 40 textures and tiles which can be extended unlimited.
*   Effects Browser (more then 24 photographical effects).
*   Picture Frames generator.
*   IrFanView awareness.
*   User definable effects.
*   And much, much more…

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Lost Email Passwords Recovery Software

You can call the software email passwords recovery, or email passwords hacking. The difference is in the purpose of obtaining the information. If it is completely legitimate to restore your own forgotten passwords, it would be reasonable to call that recovery. If you for some reason want to learn somebody else’s password, that already smells bad, and can be considered hacking. Anyway, the coolness of the software is not based on its purposes, but on set on the information recovery availability and reliability. And it is your responsibility to use it for the right purpose.

As you might guess, since the review appears on this blog, this valuable piece of software is freeware.

All the passwords for your email accounts are stored in either an encrypted format or in plain text. Mail PassView is able to reveal the passwords and account details for the following email clients:
  • Outlook Express
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 (POP3 and SMTP Accounts only)
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002/2003/2007 (POP3, IMAP, HTTP and SMTP Accounts)
  • Windows Mail
  • IncrediMail
  • Eudora
  • Netscape 6.x/7.x
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Group Mail Free
  • Yahoo! Mail - If the password is saved in Yahoo! Messenger application.
  • Hotmail/MSN mail - If the password is saved in MSN Messenger application.
  • Gmail - If the password is saved by Gmail Notifier application, Google Desktop, or by Google Talk.

For each email account, the following fields are displayed: Account Name, Application, Email, Server, Server Type (POP3/IMAP/SMTP), User Name, and the Password.

If your email program is not supported by Mail PassView, you can still recover your password by using this Password Sniffer.

Mail PassView is also available in many other languages. In order to change the language of Mail PassView, download the appropriate language zip file from the website, extract the 'mailpv_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed Mail PassView utility, and you are good to go.

Author: Nir Sofer

NOTE: Due to the character of the software functionality, some Antivirus programs produce False Alerts notifying that the Mail PassView utility as infected with Trojan/Virus. You can be sure that the software is perfectly clean and harmless for your computer. 

Monday, June 15, 2009

Remove Any Spyware, Trojan, and Malware from Your Computer

Like once a while you catch cold, your computer might once a while catch Trojan. No need to panic. It will not die from it, but you might get quite an issue to get rid of it. In this post, we will present RemoveAny free utility from HeavenWard.  

RemoveAny: Anti-spyware software that helps to remove any application from your computer. It starts at system startup and monitors all drivers and processes run. RemoveAny anti-spyware software fights against rootkits, keyloggers, trojans, downloaders and other suspicious programs.

RemoveAny product recognizes malicious software by watching for suspicious behavior, not by searching for known signatures. RemoveAny begins on system start-up and analyzes all drivers and other elements that work in the background in the operating system, via a heuristic system. It has constant protection that is always up-to-date without requiring signature updates.

It is recommended, however, to use this program with powerful antivirus programs, since fighting viruses is not covered with the program spec.

RemoveAny anti-spyware features:

  • Absolutely free for any use.
  • Easy to install.
  • Monitor all easy-to-follow executable files: drivers, modules and processes.
  • Show additional information about executables.
  • Use heuristic approach to detect suspicious applications.
  • Might be able to catch an enemy, when some other similar utilities fail.
Support systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Top 45 Free Alternatives to Windows Explorer

A file manager is a computer program, supplying a user interface to the files related operations. The most common operations on files are create, open, edit, view, print, play, rename, move, copy, delete, attributes, properties, search/find, and permissions. Some file managers provide network connectivity. This is achieved either by allowing the user to browse for a server, connect to it and access the server's file system like a local file system, or by providing its own full client implementations for file server protocols.

The standard built-in Microsoft Windows application - Windows Explorer - provides a graphical user interface for accessing the file systems from the early versions of Operating System. However, it is so basic that the software market is filled with freeware and shareware utilities, offering better performances and functionality to replace it. Some of the utilities are portable, and do not need to be installed on the Hard Drive, but work from USB or slave.

I want to present today a Rating List of the 45 best Free File Managers that can successfully replace the lagging Windows Explorer. They all offer different sets of features and graphic user interface. Trying to find that one which better suits your needs, just make a mental inventory and list the features you would like to see in your “dream” file manager. Than review descriptions and pick one that fits your description the best. All utilities are provided with brief description, review, and downloading links.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Convenient Backup and Archiving for all Email Accounts

MailStore Home enables you to backup all your email messages from multiple applications and accounts into one secure and persistent archive. Lightning-fast search, one-click backup, powerful export - all information from your email is at your fingertips anytime.

You can also consolidate multiple email accounts backups at the safe location on your Hard Drive, using different addresses, providers, and email agents.

MailStore Home archives email from:

  • Microsoft Outlook 2000, XP, 2003 and 2007
  • Microsoft Outlook Express and Windows Mail
  • Microsoft Exchange Server Mailboxes
  • Mozilla Thunderbird and SeaMonkey
  • POP3 and IMAP (including webmail services such as Gmail and Yahoo)
  • .eml and other files


  • Archive and consolidate all email messages centrally, securely and permanently
  • Search all your email within fractions of a second (incl. the contents of attached documents)
  • Integrated CD/DVD burning utility to backup your archives with just one click
  • To conserve disk space, MailStore Home saves only a single instance of each attachment and applies a smart compression algorithm
  • Preview archived messages directly in MailStore and reopen them in your local mail client (e.g. Microsoft Outlook)
  • In addition to backing up the entire archive, your messages can be exported to a variety of destinations
  • Messages are stored MIME-compatible, and can be recovered at any time without information loss (e.g. to import them in other applications)

OS: Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista

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