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'Web Downloader' freeware update - 1.0.7.0
And another update to 'Web Downloader', up to version 1.0.7.0.

This time the update is simpler: a brand new full help file, explaining everything on the program, all options, how-to, etc....

If you use Web Download, just download this new version and replace your older one with this, saving all files in the archive to the same folder, as usual.
04 Dec 2006 by Jose Falcao

Some more updates to our software
Go check the freeware blog for a couple of updates to some of our free software.

Web Downloader has been improved with the addition of a few more processes to ease user's work and with a full windows help file explaining the ins and outs of the program.

Wav player, the multimedia player, now allows you to choose which sound card to use, if you are lucky to have more than one installed.


You can, of course, download all this - and much more - from our freeware webpage.
01 Dec 2006 by Jose Falcao

'Web Downloader' freeware update - 1.0.6.12
And another update(s) to 'Web Downloader', up to version 1.0.6.12.

The new changes / additions were:

• shows extended WinInet error messages with description when download fails, instead of the Window's somewhat 'cryptic' messages.
• download 'retries' are now user configurable. The default was 3, IE has 5 (or thereabouts). Now you can choose..
• software now tries to guess 'referrer' when adding a file, for those sites that need it to download.
• modifies IE download limits on registry, according to user's preferences on WebDownload.


This last one was introduced, because some users were having problems, as when configuring x simultaneous downloads on WebDownload, this value was never reached! Well, Windows has itself a default limit of max 2 downloads encoded on it's registry (as you can read here) and, unless this is changed, WebDownload - or IE, for that matter - can't download more than those at the same time wassat. On exiting, WebDownload resets this limit to the default the user had before, so no worries wink

Most of the changes were done from, again, the nice suggestions and debuging of tDJ that has been most helpfull with testing this freeware, so thanks again tDJ!

And as always, you can download this - and whole lot of other freeware - from our freeware webpage.
30 Nov 2006 by Jose Falcao

'Wav player' freeware update - 1.0.1.5
And our small multimedia player, 'Wav player', has been updated to version 1.0.1.5

Thanks to our user Ken Garris and his suggestion, wavPlayer can now use more than one sound card. If user's PC has more than one, this freeware will recognize all and let the user choose to which one to play WAV files.

This only works with WAV files for now and was a bit of a 'blind programming' as I couldn't test it myself on my PC, but looks like it worked first time - as per Ken's feedback. So, thank you again Ken smile

And you can download this new version from the freeware webpage, as always.
30 Nov 2006 by Jose Falcao

'Web Downloader' freeware update - 1.0.6.7
And 'Web Downloader' has been updated to version 1.0.6.7.

In between those versions, the new improvements have been:


• new 'sound on finish' routine, because of XP incompatibilities
• option to create shortcuts on Desktop, Start menu and/or Quick lauchbar
• improved browser's context menu, allowing groups of links instead of a single one at a time (still only IE for now...)
• option to 'exit to tray' instead of closing program
• specific 'paths by file extension' moved to 1st page of preferences
• new 'auto-reset downloaded items' option, on the event that you don't want this software to avoid re-downloading already downloaded items...
• and a few more smaller changes to speed things even more


And as always, you can download it - and whole lot of other freeware - from our freeware webpage.
24 Nov 2006 by Jose Falcao

'Wav player' freeware update - 1.0.1.4
'Wav player', the small multimedia player, has been updated to version 1.0.1.4

Thanks to user B.James that noticed some files were not getting the 'play' button back to it's default state on ending - this was due to some media files not sending the desired message back to the software, on ending, so this has been overcome - I hope - on this last version.

And a couple more changes were made, as I was at it:
  • single click to change folders
  • new button to show the menu
  • smarter popup menu
  • remember window position
  • remember last media type played
And, as always, this new version of the player can be downloaded from the freeware webpage
22 Nov 2006 by Jose Falcao

'Web Downloader' - FALSE trojan alert !
Could there be a 'trojan' inside our 'Web Downloader' freeware? OF COURSE NOT !!

Last night, Kaspersky Lab's antivirus and AVG antivirus started firing 'trojan' alerts regarding our 'Web Downloader' freeware wassat. This got me a bit worried, of course, as there was - and never will be - no trojan, virus or anything else on any of our software, and this was not good.

On further investigation, I found out that it was the WD_cf_menu.exe utility that was firing the false alert and decided to find why it was so, so just recompiled it and... the alert was gone!!

My guess is that some code - when it was recompiled 1st time got somewhat similar to the 'signature' that both antivirus use to identify the trojan, but on the 2nd recompile this was gone - just a guess..

Both companies, Kaspersky Lab and AVG were emailed with a copy of the freeware for them to check the 'false positive'.

Anyway, all my software is regularly checked, tested - and certified - by a lot of download sites, like Softpedia.com, Qarchive.org, DataPics.com - and a lot of other freeware sites - and never a thing like this or a virus or any 'bad' thing was found, as all users know.

Just a few of those reports, if you would care to check:

Web-Downloader-Clean-27768
web-downloader.jose-falcao.qarchive.org
cleanprograms.from.webxpace.net

Thank you to all the people that emailed me regarding this, and that didn't believe there was anything wrong with the software - it's really for those people that I like to create and give away all this software for free smile
21 Nov 2006 by Jose Falcao

'Web Downloader' - FALSE trojan alert !
Could there be a 'trojan' inside our 'Web Downloader' freeware? OF COURSE NOT !!

Last night, Kaspersky Lab's antivirus and AVG antivirus started giving 'trojan' alerts regarding our 'Web Downloader' freeware wassat. This got me a bit worried, of course, as there was - and never will be - no trojan, virus or anything else on any of our software, and this was not good.

On further investigation, I found out that it was the WD_cf_menu.exe utility that was firing the false alert and decided to find why it was so, so just recompiled it and... the alert was gone!!

My guess is that some code - when it was recompiled 1st time got somewhat similar to the 'signature' that both antivirus use to identify the trojan, but on the 2nd recompile this was gone - just a guess..

Anyway, all my software is regularly checked, tested - and certified - by a lot of download sites, like Softpedia.com, Qarchive.org, DataPics.com - and a lot of other freeware sites - and never a thing like this or a virus or any 'bad' thing was found, as all users know.

Just a few of those reports, if you would care to check:

Web-Downloader-Clean-27768
web-downloader.jose-falcao.qarchive.org
cleanprograms.from.webxpace.net
21 Nov 2006 by Jose Falcao

'Web Downloader' freeware update - 1.0.6.1
Again 'Web Downloader' has gone over a few versions so fast, that I didn't even have the time to publish those here!

So here is version 1.0.6.1, with a full regular menu instead of only depending on the right-click menu. Of course, if you prefer to work without it (or hide it) there is a new option to do it in preferences smile

Also, 'referrer' and authentication is now fully working for any site that requires it, and any URL in the format http://name:pass@domain/filename.ext (http and/or ftp) works correctly - at least I hope it does wink

Web Downloader also now finds the correct file name automatically for all items added, for those download sites that have those odd download strings redirecting to the download file. If you can, get the "Get real file 'data' on adding" option always select in preferences, as this will immediately get you the correct file name, file size and date of any file added.

A few shortcuts have also been changed, to make it more consistent to Windows way of working. And a few other small things...

Most of those changes were done starting from tDJ's good suggestions, so a thank you is in order here.

Download it from freeware web page, and check it for yourself. after all, this is FREE software...
19 Nov 2006 by Jose Falcao

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