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Minimize any program to system tray with Iconize

Iconize is a cool free program which lets you minimise any running application on Windows.


As shown in the image above you can select Minimize All to move all the opened applications into system tray.

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See the thumbnail view of images or media files in a folder with ThumbViewer – A thumb.db viewer

For all those who are not able to see the thumbnail view of images and media files in windows, I have a solution to this problem.

ThumbViewer – A thumb.db viewer – It’s a FREE software which lets you view the thumbnail cache used by windows explorer to speed up the display of thumbnails of the images in folders.

The thumbs.db cache stores all thumbnails created in a folder of the images even if the original image has been deleted.

ThumbViewer - A thumb.db viewer   

The thumbs.db which is automatically created in all the folders with images which stores the thumbnails of all the images.

Let’s see how can you use ThumbViewer – A thumb.db viewer to view all images thumbnails

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Deleted recently opened files list and protect your privacy with MRU-Blaster

We all open some files on various public and private computers which we don’t want let other come to know.

It could be a situation when you have opened some very crucial and confidential file and you don’t want any one to see the list of recently opened and get to know about that file and path where it is stored on your computer.

MRU-Blaster is a free program which lets you scans your computer for the list of MRU (most recently used) programs entries, cookies and internet cache files also.


MRU-Blaster can detect more than 30,000 most recently used items and present you with a list of items and lets you clean the traces which reveal that a file was opened, you just need to click the button Clean Now


Let’s see what the additional features MRU-Blaster except for cleaning list of opened files.

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Free Download Nero 9 | Free serial number for Nero 9 for 15 days trial

Nero is one of the most widely used cd-dvd burning suite all over the world. The latest version Nero 9 has been released very recently with some cool new features.

Nero 9 seems to be a complete entertainment multimedia suite which lets you copy, rip, burn, edit, share and upload the stuff online. Day by day it is coming with a lot more applications like Nero Scout , Nero Media etc.


All the new features looks cool but a normal user still uses Nero for disc writing, disc erasing and other disc related operations.

Let’s see some features of nero 9 and find out how can you download the free copy of Nero 9

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Download Free S.M.A.R.T status monitoring tools for your hard disk

Hard disk is the most crucial components of our computer as it stores our most crucial data. In my college life I have corrupted my hard disk 2 times in single year and finally when drive goes dead and it was out of warranty, I was left with no back up with me, I had lost almost all the crucial data from my hard disk.

So, it could happen to any one as the hard disk build quality has been degrading day by day irrespective of any brand because of cost of hard drive is lowering down.

Today, we have come up with some free tools which lets you inspect your hard drive condition using the S.M.A.R.T Technology – which means Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology


S.M.A.R.T Technology examines any hard disk on the basis of some smart attributes out of which some of them are:

  • Temperature
  • Read Error Rate
  • Spin-Up Time
  • Start/Stop Count
  • Spin Retry Count

There are lot more other SMART attributes which collectively decides the status of your hard drive.

Let’s see all those SMART hard disk monitoring tools for monitor the health status of your hard drive.

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Download iPhone PC Suite – a free alternative for iTunes

iPhone PC Suite is quite good iPhone manager it has features which a normal iTunes have, on the other hand it does not imposes any restriction on transferring songs, video and other media files from iPhone to Computer and Computer to iPhone

iPhone PC Suite provide a wide set of features including downloading and uploading pictures from PC to iPhone and iPhone to PC.

iPhone PC Suite

iPhone PC Suite is a great free alternative as compared to iTunes, iPhone PC Suite is freeware and also free from any adware, spyware or malware.

Let’s see what more iPhone PC Suite can offer as features

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Remove ads from windows live messenger with Live Advert Remover

If you use windows live messenger you could be annoyed already by all those advertisements banners, Live Advert Remover or MSN Advert Removal works on almost all the versions of live and msn messengers to remove all the ads which gets displayed in the messenger interface.

All these advertisement banner in windows live messenger consume a percentage of your internet bandwidth but Live Advert Remover lets you save that bandwidth.


You need to run Live Advert Remover only once to "patch" your system, I got to know about Live Advert Remover when I first installed windows live messenger and after running it I see that advertisement banner in windows live messenger.

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Close all opened applications in one go with Close All Windows

Sometimes you may feel like, closing all the opened applications in one go as all these applications has already slow down your system and you may be working for long hours and may not have the energy to close all these applications on one by one.

Close All Windows is free application which is best for this kind of situation, it is quite program as it does eat up system resources like memory or processor because it flashes for a second.


Close All flashes a close signal to all the opened programs and windows, you can also set a hotkey to close all application in one go with close all.