If you need a simple, yet very efficient tool to convert (encode) or play any Multimedia file, without reading manuals or spending long hours training, then SUPER © (Simplified Universal Player Encoder & Renderer) is all you need. It is a Multimedia Encoder and a Multimedia Player, easy-to-use with 1 simple click. The best thing is that it is absolutely free.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SUPER © “The Player” surpasses any known player by supporting just  any Multimedia file format. SUPER © plays files that cannot be played with WMP or even other libavcodec-based players like MPC and VLC. SUPER © also plays and saves Internet Media Streams of different   protocols ( mms://  rtsp://  http://).

SUPER © supports a wide variety of input/source file format to play or encode (to & from) without any additional third party software. Following are the same :

Video format: 3gp, 3g2, amv, asf, avi, dat, dvr-ms, fli, flc, flv, m2ts, mpg, mkv, mov, m4v, mp4, nsv, ogm, qt, rm(vb), str, swf, ts, trp, ty, ty+, tmf, viv, vob, wmv.

Audio Format: aac, ac3, amr, flac, mmf, m4a, mp2, mp3, mpc, ogg, ra, wav, wma.

and many more. Click here for detailed information and features of Super ©. with so many supported formats, Super © gives you the flexibility to convert tons of video/audio from one format to another. So want to view your favourite video in you mobile phone, ipod, or iphone? Well, SUPER © will do this for you by converting any supported input file to the required format.

You can download Super © absolutely free from here. Just go to the end of the opened page and click on Download SUPER © setup file as shown below :

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The setup file is approx. 27 MB in size. Installation of the application doesn’t take much time. After the installation, when you run SUPER ©, it tries to connect to internet to download some of its component. Therefore, do make sure that none of your’s firewall or antivirus doesn’t block it.

You have installed SUPER ©. Now, how about a demo of converting an mp3 file to iphone/ipod(MP4) format.  So, here are the steps :

1) Run SUPER ©. Well yes, this step is very important 🙂

2) select Apple – ipod/iphone (MP4) from the drop down juts beneth ‘Select the Output Container’. The same is shown below. The other drop downs namely Video Codec and Audio Codecwill be selected automatically. When selecting the “Apple – iPod / iPhone (mp4)” profile, check the “Disable Video” switch to render a valid “Apple AAC audio for iTunes”.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     3) Right click on the input window and add the file to be converted by clicking ‘Add Multimedia File(s)’.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     4) Click on ‘Encode (Active Files)’  to convert selected file. If name of the selected file is Song.mp3 then the converted file will be given a name Song.mp3.MP4. You can remove .mp3 and rename it as Song.MP4 afterwards.

This was just an example. You need to explore SUPER © by yourself to know the full potential of the application.

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Friends, earlier I wrote an article on What are Rootkits, How they work, software to remove them. In the article I mentioned an application called RootkitRevealer which helps in indentifying suspesious DLLs in the system. But the problem was that we need to analyse the file and then manually delete it because the application doesn’t remove the files from the system. Further, it doesn’t support Windows Vista.

I just came across another excellent utility called SpyDLLRemover 2.5 from RootkitAnalytic which helps in identifying and removing infectious DLL’s(Rootkits, spywares, adwares etc).   Below is a screen shot :

SpyDLLRemover

It supports Windows XP, 2003, and Vista. Below is a small description of the utility as mentioned on the official website :

SpyDLLRemover is the standalone tool to effectively detect and delete spywares from the system. It comes with advanced spyware scanner which quickly discovers hidden Rootkit processes as well suspcious/injected DLLs within all running processes. It not only performs sophisticated auto analysis on process DLLs but also displays them with various threatlevels(Red, Orange and Yellow colours) , which greatly helps in quick identification of malicious DLLs. The DLL search feature helps in finding DLL within all running processes using just partial or full name. Then user can choose to remove the dll from single process or from all loaded processes with just one click.

One of the unique feature of SpyDLLRemover is its capability to free the DLL from remote process using advanced DLL injection method which can defeat any existing Rootkit tricks. It also uses sophisticated low level anti-rootkit techniques to uncover hidden userland Rootkit processes as well as to terminate them.

Newer version comes with other cool features such as HTML based report generation, sorting the process/dll list for quick analysis, enhanced user interface etc.

Features :

1) Advanced Spyware Scanner which efficiently discovers hidden Rootkit processes as well as suspicious/injected DLLs within all running processes in the system.

2) Detection and removal of hidden userland Rootkit processes using sophisticated techniques.

3) It uses the direct system calls to perform process related operations which defeats any attempt to hide by userland rootkits.

4) Termination of suspicious or hidden process based on low level implementation which makes it very effective against any Rootkit techniques.

an many more. You can visit the website for details on various features.

You can download SpyDLLRemover 2.5 from here.

Since, it is a standalone application therefore you are start using it right away after downloading as it doesn’t require installation. SpyDLLRemover is an easy to use tool with a very user friendly interface. Once you click on ‘Start scan’ button, SpyDLLRemover will display the suspicious DLL’s, if any, in a window as shown below :

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Once you click on any of the DLL, a new window will open in which SpyDLLRemover displays all processes who have loaded the suspicious DLL with all the details like PID, Company, Description, Complete path of the processes. This information helps in deciding if the process (and DLL) is from a genuine application or an infection.  Afterwards, you can let the process (and DLL) to run or remove the DLL from the selected/all processes by clicking on ‘Remove DLL’ or ‘Remove DLL from ALL’ buttons.

You might be interested in my earlier post What are Rootkits, How they work, software to remove them to know more about Rootkits.

That’s it for now.

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Forget about searching songs by exploring various websites one by one or may be 2 or 3 simultaneously :). Here comes an excellent application called Nexus Radio to relieve you from this headache.

Nexus Radio is a free all-in-one application for all of your music needs. Search and download over 15 million songs directly to your PC, or listen to and record over 10,000+ radio stations free of charge! You can play downloaded songs directly within Nexus Radio, or transfer songs to your iPod/iPhone or any other multimedia device effortlessly. In addition to a library of rich music content, Nexus Radio is also loaded with additional free easy to use music tools. Create custom ringtones using the built in music trimmer, or use the Nexus Radio ID3 tag editor to easily tag your music files. Users can also create a custom profile and take advantage of the other many free services we offer. You can upload photos, create personal blogs, establish groups, and post events all for free. Version 4.0 adds a redesigned GUI, improved music search engine, thousands of new radio stations, and improved network stability, as described at its website.  Below is a screen shot/Image of Nexus Radio. Nexus Radio has been designed to be fully compatible with Windows® Vista/XP/2000/2003 machines and is not compatible with any other Windows® operating systems. You can download Nexus Radio from here.

Nexus Radio

Once you install the application, you need to register by creating a free account(as shown in the screen shot). Once the account creation is complete you can start using it. The interface is user friendly which makes it very easy to use. Below is the screenshot/image of Nexus Radio which will appear after the completion account creation. Just write a few words of the song which you want to search in ‘Search’ box and press ‘Enter’. The results will be listed on the right hand side. To play a song, just double click on it. If you want to download a song then click on ‘Save song’ button. Want to listen to some radio stations, well just click on ‘Stations’ button on the menu bar and enjoy.

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Thats it for now friends.

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CCleaner is a free system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. But the best part is that it´s fast (normally taking less that a second to run) and FREE! :), as described by the publisher. Below is a screenshot/image of CCleaner.

CCleanerCCleaner cleans the following :

1)  Internet Explorer : Temporary files, history, cookies, Autocomplete form history, index.dat. 

2)  Firefox : Temporary files, history, cookies, download history, form history. 

3) Google Chrome : Temporary files, history, cookies, download history, form history. 

4)  Opera : Temporary files, history, cookies. 

5)  Safari : Temporary files, history, cookies, form history. 

6)  Windows : Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files. 

7)  Registry cleaner : Advanced features to remove unused and old entries, including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs, Uninstallers, Shared DLLs, Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons, Invalid Shortcuts and more… also comes with a comprehensive backup feature. 

8 )  Third-party applications : Removes temp files and recent file lists (MRUs) from many apps including Media Player, eMule, Kazaa, Google Toolbar, Netscape, Microsoft Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and many more… 

9) 100% Spyware FREE : This software does NOT contain any Spyware, Adware or Viruses. 

What’s New in CCleaner v2.22

– Redesign of Cleaner results panel.
– Added support for Opera 10 Beta.
– Added support for Safari 4.0.
– Added search to Uninstall tool.
– Added search to Cookies screen.
– Improved User assist cleaning in Windows 7.
– Fixed bug in OpenOffice cleaning.
– Fixed IE8 SuggestedSites.dat cleaning support.
– Fixed UI bugs.

You can download CCleaner from here.

Installation is very easy and just a matter of few clicks. During installation, you will be asked for installing CCleaner Yahoo tollbar. It is not mandatory to install this.

I am using CCleaner for past 4 months and quite happy about it.

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Today you need to remember many passwords. You need a password for the Windows network logon, your e-mail account, your homepage’s FTP password, online passwords (like website member account), etc. The list is endless. Also, you should use different passwords for each account. Because if you use only one password everywhere and someone gets this password you have a problem…A serious problem. The thief would have access to your e-mail account, homepage, etc. Unimaginable.

In fact, there are a good number of people who suffer from extreme confusion when it comes to remembering passwords.

Well, here comes KeePass, a completelt free utility, for the rescue. It is a 1.7MB setup file with hasslefree installation. Below is a screenshot and some explanation

KeepassKeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file. So you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).

KeePass is loadd with features. KeePass runs on Windows 98, 98SE, ME, NT, 2000, XP (Home & Pro, 32-bit & 64-bit), 2003 and Vista. It doesn’t require .NET framework. Click here to see detailed list of . 

You can download KeePass from here.

Once installed, it is very easy to use. Just create a new database file via menu option File –> New and start adding password entries via menu option Edit–> Add entry. You can also create logical groups and the add password entries in them. For example, you can create a group named ‘Mails’ under ‘Internet’ and add all the passwords of your various mail accounts in “Mails’ group. The same is shown below :

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Well, thats it for now friends.

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EnhanceMySe7en, from Seriousbit,  is an advanced enhancing, optimizing and tweaking tool for Windows 7.  In short, EnhanceMySe7en is loaded with options which allows you tweak almost every-bit of Windows 7. Below is the screenshot/image and some explanation about EnhanceMySe7en.

EnhanceWin7EnhanceMySe7en helps users to control many aspects of the system with maximum convenience. You will get everything needed for maintaining Windows 7 in a perfect condition. The program offers tools that take care of the registry, disk space and its defragmentation, installed software, HDD temperature and all sorts of things related to system’s health. Also there are lots of other options helping to boost your system’s performance.

With a clean and simple interface it brings you an All-in-One set of powerful and neatly classified tools, settings and tweaks.

Following are the features as mentioned on the offiial website.

  • Process Identification – Identify unrecognized software
  • Start-Up Management – Disable unnecessary software increasing performance
  • Registry Cleaner – Can easily checks your registry and repair incorrectly linked registry entries, automatically remove invalid entries
  • Disk Cleaner – Find out which files or folders engross your disk space and shown with chart
  • Registry Defragmenter – Rebuilds and re-indexs your registry to reduce application response time and registry access time
  • Disk Defragmenter – Reduces the amount of fragmentation in file systems
  • Hard Drive Monitor – Gives the current values of various hard disk parameters such as Temperature, Head Flying Height, Spin-Up Time etc.
  • System Tools, File, Network and Security Tools
  • Security – EnhanceMySe7en has easy to configure security settings for managing the new security features of Windows Vista
  • Optimization – Optimize settings for maximum speed and stability
  • Customization – customize system desktop, menus, toolbar and notifications settings
  • Network – Optimize your Internet connection speed
  • and many more.

    For more information and downloading EnhanceMySe7en free click here.

    You might be interested in my earlier posts regarding Tweak Registry in Windows 7, Vista and XP with free WinSecret and Tweak Windows Vista’s GUI with Free Ultimate windows tweaker.

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    Friends, most of the time inexperiensed users are hesitant to go to Windows Registry and modify the values.  You may want to customize various Windows settings as per your requirement. Below are some of them. 

    For Internet explorer : Restricting a user from deleting Internet Explorer History Items, Preventing users to View Website Source,  Disable menu option File->Open, Tools->Internet options etc

    For Control panel :  Disable access to entire control panel,  Disable access to options like Add hardware, Add Remove Programs etc.

    For Start menu: Disable recent documents folder, Hidefrequently used application list, Changing transparency level for windows Taskbar etc.

    and many more.

    Even for an experienced user, it’ll take some time to find Registry keys where to make the changes. Apart from this, it is a tedious task to go to Registry every time you want to change a settings. Moreover, changing a wrong value in the registry may cause an unpredictable problem to your Windows.

    Here comes a freeware called TweakNow’s WinSecret 2009 for the rescue. It’ll let you customize various Windows settings in a very user friendly manner in just a click on the mouse. TweakNow’s WinSecret 2009 has the most popular Windows XP/Vista registry settings and provide them for you in an easy and safe user interface. All settings are divided in  the following sections:

  • Applications
  • Control Panel
  • Desktop
  • Miscellaneous
  • Network & Internet
  • OEM Info
  • Special Folders
  • Start Menu
  • User Accounts
  • Windows Core
  • Windows Explorer
  • Below is a screen shot of

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    Once you click on any section, you will see various settings which you can enable/disble with a click on mouse. For example, if you click on ‘Applications’, below window will appear giving you the option of customizing various Internet Explorer settings.

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    Similarly, other sections provides you with a number of tweaking options. Just go to each section and explore.

    Last but not the least, you can download TweakNow’s WinSecret 2009 from here.

    You can also take a look at my earlier post Tweak Windows Vista’s GUI with Free Ultimate windows tweaker  for tweaking Windows Vista GUI.

    Stay tuned for more.