Avast Ransomeware Decryption Tools - decrypt files locked by ransomeware

DreamPlan Home Design - home/landscape design

FlightGear - Open Source flight simulator

Gramps - Open Source genealogy app

ImageColorizer - colorize B&W images

PrivaZer - secure your tracks on your PC

WhySoSlow - analyze slow PC performance


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September 2020
This Month's Library Files

DreamPlan Home Design [3.2 MB] Win 7 - Win 10   Freeware


DreamPlan Home Design Software is a useful home/landscape design software that allows you to visualize garden features, rooms, additions, or an entire home.


All the intricate planning is done before you even lift a tool, paintbrush or dig a hole. You can do so much with this free program that there is going to be a learning curve. It's well worth it only because how often do you redesign or build a new home, room or landscaping? It is powerful enough that it could be used in a commercial situation to preview a design for a homeowner before you begin.


You can quickly switch between 3D, 2D, and blueprint view modes, design floor plans for your new home, including every detail in your kitchen design, add in furniture, fixtures, appliances and other decorations to rooms. You can even build the terrain of outdoor landscaping areas with its easy-to-use interface for simple house design creation and customization.


DreamPlan Home Design Software is given away for free to market their other apps. They offer to install them during the install of this program but are unchecked by default.




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Gramps [66.3 MB] Win 7 - Win 10 64 bit only   Open Source


Gramps is a free software project and community. We strive to produce a genealogy program that is both intuitive for hobbyists and feature-complete for professional genealogists. It is a community project, created, developed and governed by genealogists.




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FlightGear [1.85 GB] Win 7 - Win 10/Linux/MacOS/FreeBSD   Open Source


FlightGear is a free, Open Source flight simulator in development since 1996 and features many additional planes, helicopters, and scenery updates you can download.


FlightGear has the advantage of being around a long time and is probably the best, most developed free flight simulator you're going to find out there. It's better than many shareware sims. You can fly numerous planes, helicopters and download hundreds of additional models for free.


Being Open Source, you will find that many commercial games are based on older versions of FlightGear, including Earth Flight Sim, Flight Pro Sim, Flight Simulator Plus, Pro Flight Simulator, Real Flight Simulator, and Virtual Pilot 3D. So, if you're considering a shareware commercial flight simulator, we recommend you try this one first.


The goal of the project has always been a sophisticated and Open Source flight simulator for research or academic environments, pilot training, and of course, fun, realistic, and challenging desktop flight simulator for anyone to enjoy.




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Avast Ransomeware Decryption Tools [30.6 MB] Win 7 - Win 10   Freeware


Avast Ransomware Decryption Tools contains all 21 available ransomware decrypters available from Avast.


Currently, Avast has free tools to unlock (decrypt) computers infected with the following ransomware.


We first, and initially, zipped them all together back in 2016-17 for your convenience.


All 21 decryption tools have been updated.


  • AES_NI
  • Alcatraz Locker
  • Apocalypse
  • BadBlock
  • Bart
  • BTCWare
  • Crypt888
  • CryptoMix (Offline)
  • CrySiS
  • EncrypTile
  • FindZip
  • Globe
  • HiddenTear
  • Jigsaw
  • LambdaLocker
  • Legion
  • NoobCrypt
  • Stampado
  • SZFLocker
  • TeslaCrypt
  • XData




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ImageColorizer [13 MB] Win 7 - Win 10   Freeware


Picture Colorizer helps transform black and white images to color, and more.


You can use Picture Colorize to colorize and optimize your old black and white pictures automatically. Picture Colorizer also allows the adjustment of various photo parameters as well as apply filters.


Picture Colorize is easy-to-use, load your image, hit the Colorize! button, and the process begins. The selected image is uploaded to their server (only kept for 24 hours), which then utilizes machine learning from the massive database of processed images. It is that simple. Now, it isn't perfect, and you may not get flawless colorization, but you can adjust several different attributes to tweak it further. Finished images can then be saved in either PNG or JPG formats.


All in all, a good app for helping to colorize images in a very uncomplicated manner.




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WhySoSlow [2.9 MB] Win 7 - Win 10   Freeware


WhySoSlow will analyze your system to try and find out why it's running slow.


WhySoSlow does this by analyzing and monitoring anything that could slow down your computer, including temperature, processes, memory, fragmentation, drivers, and more.


You are presented with a complete report when done.


WhySoSlow will also let you configure alarms that trigger when specific criteria have been met. This can be ideal for monitoring CPU temperatures, fan speeds, memory usage, for example. It also includes tools to address these problems as well.


Eventually, it is expected that an 'AntiFreeze' application will be added, allowing you access to an emergency task manager for when the standard task manager cannot be executed.




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PrivaZer [27.1 MB] Win 7 - Win 10   Freemium

Privazer is designed to help you secure your tracks after using your PC, whether at home or work, on the internet or performing a simple download, as well as freeing up disk space. Video tutorial available.

PrivaZer is available as an installer or a portable app.

When you run PrivaZer the first time, you should take five minutes to do the step-by-step set up to decide what you want to be deleted. The first run will also take longer than the next time. Registry backups are created automatically and stored in a subdirectory.

You can choose from Basic or Advanced users to assist you in getting the most from PrivaZer. There are 12 steps for Basic users and 14 steps for Advanced users.

PrivaZer is easily one of, if not the best, drive cleaner available. Don't believe it? Check out our video tutorial below and the comparison between CCleaner and Wise Disk Cleaner.


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Microsoft Power Toys [20.4 MB] Win 7 - Win 10   Open Source

Microsoft PowerToys is designed for power users to streamline and tune Windows inspired by the Windows 95 PowerToys.

The PowerToys installation is quick and, once installed, resides in your system tray.

You will find four sections are starting with General Settings.

FancyZones is a window manager that makes it easy to create complex window layouts and quickly position windows into those layouts. The FancyZones category has quite a few settings and colors you can use or adjust.

PowerRename Settings is a Windows Shell Extension for more advanced bulk renaming using search and replace or regular expressions.

Lastly, is The Shortcut Guide appears when a user holds the Windows key down for more than one second and shows the available shortcuts for the current state of the desktop. The shortcut guide backlog can be found here. The Shortcut Guides category currently has a few settings.

Videeo on Fancy Zones https://youtu.be/uXAu2-nA8PE

TeraCopy [4.2 MB] Win 7 - Win 10   Freeware

TeraCopy is a compact program designed for quickly copying and moving files.

It comes packed with many useful features like the ability to copy files faster by dynamically adjusting buffers to reduce seek times to a minimum. Asynchronous copy allows for the speeding up of file transfers between two physical hard drives. TeraCopy will also allow you to pause and resume file transfers - being able to pause the copy process can help free up your system's resources when needed and you can resume copying with a single click. It will also verify the files after the copy process has completed ensuring that they are identical. This verification is done via source and target file hash comparison.

TeraCopy can also be fully integrated with Windows Explorer's right-click menu and can be set as your default copy handler for ease of access.

TeraCopy also features error recovery; in the case of a copy error, it will try several times, and if still unsuccessful it will just skip that file and continue with the transfer. You also have an interactive file list which shows any failed file transfers allowing you to fix the problem and recopy only the problem files.