Update: This problem seems to be fixed now.

Something’s up with Google. Right now every Google search result contains “This site may harm your computer” malware warning beneath it. See screenshot below:

google search results

The above screenshot displays search results for keyword ‘Google’. As you can see each and every result is labeled as “This site may harm your computer’. When you click on a search result to visit the page, a detailed warning message appears. Must be a glitch on big G’s end. By the way FireFox 3 Safe Browsing which obtains attack site data from the same service as Google (stopbadware.org) does not display  warnings for any of the legitimate sites.

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LimeWire 5.0.11 Final – Direct Download

Posted by TEAM FILEnetworks | 1/31/2009 | | 0 Comments »

If I'm not mistaken, this is the first final build of LimeWire 5 series products. LimeWire is a java based p2p client which can be used to connect to Gnutella network. Version 5 comes with new features such as firewall to firewall transfer, faster connections using UDP host caches, UPnP support, ‘What’s New’ search, proxy support, iTunes integration, safe searching and more.

limewire 5.0.11

One of the best additions in LimeWire 5 is the safe searching feature. This has dramatically reduced the number of virus infected search results which were a real pain in the ass in earlier builds. LimeWire also includes limited BitTorrent support but don’t ever use it to download from private trackers. Why? LimeWire is a banned client on most private torrent trackers – use something like uTorrent or Vuze for BitTorrent and keep LimeWire only to swap files on Gnutella.

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The regular version of LimeWire can be downloaded directly from official servers.

[Click Here] to download LimeWire 5.0.11 Final

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First of all we are late on this update – news about FunFile open signup was first posted by one of our readers in this thread on the 29th. FunFile is a general/0day tracker which has been around for roughly 2 years. It tracks both scene and p2p releases including movies, music, games ,TV Shows. FunFile, usually closed to the public, has opened registrations since January 29th in celebration of one of the admins birthday.

funfile logo

FunFile is quite a large private BitTorrent tracker with over 25000 users. At the time this post is being written, it tracks close to 11300 torrents. Apart from usual scene and p2p releases, Funfile has a lot of unique packs. These can be identified with ‘FunFile’ and ‘FF’ tags at the end of torrent title name. They also have an entire category dedicated to Poratable applications but this section only had around 30 torrents at last check.

funfile packs  

There is a notice posted on FunFile homepage about the current open registration period (note that this was posted on the 29th of January)

In celebration of my birthday, FunFile will have open registration for membership. Open registration will begin asap and will end without notice . Feel free to contact all your friends and let them know.

If you want to check this tracker out, go ahead – registrations are open as the notice says. They may not stay open for long so you may want to hurry.

Site Name: FunFile (http://www.funfile.org)

Signup URL: http://www.funfile.org/signup.php

Categories:

  • Applications
  • Audio Books
  • Ebook
  • Games
  • Miscellaneous
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Portable
  • TV

Background information:

There has been a lot of controversies surrounding Funfile - specially regarding the tracker’s donations. Additionally several coders, staff and uploaders have left the site due to internal conflicts and have founded their own BitTorrent trackers. Such spinoff sites range from well established trackers such as Pretome (PTM – founded by ex-funfile coders – get registration key here) to relatively new sites such as SceneRace (Open).

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Yahoo! have released a new build of Yahoo! Messenger IM client and here are the official direct download links for the full, standalone, offline installer of this build. Yahoo’s official download page provides an annoying web setup – a small installer is downloaded to your computer first and the rest of the setup files are downloaded over the web via this installer. Not the most user friendly way if you ask me.

yahoo messenger logo

Since I haven’t seen an official changelong for Yahoo! Messenger 9.0.0.2124 yet, I cannot comment on the new features or security fixes included in this build. It is however recommended that you update to the latest version available in order to minimize security risks and experience optimal performance of the application.

Download

[Click Here] to download Yahoo Messenger 9.0.0.2123 Final Directly from official server

If you are looking for offline installers of previous builds of Yahoo Messenger 9, check the links below:

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Fallout 3 was definitely one of the top games to be released back in 2008. A few months after the game’s release, Bethesda have released the first Downloadable Content (DLC) for the game; an add on titled ‘Operation Anchorage’. Just a day after Operation Anchorage’s official release date, pirates have managed to leak the game on BitTorrent.

Fallout_3_cover_art

The game was initially released by SKIDROW, a scene group which is famous of releasing small and low budget PC titles. SKIDROW’s release has leaked from scene topsites to private torrent trackers, one click hosting sites and so on. Anchorage addon is protected by both Windows Live protection as well as activation. SKIDROW’s release combined with a DRM cracked Fallout 3, however seems to bypass both.

fallout 3 operation anchorage

Fallout 3 : Operation Anchorage requires the original Fallout 3 to run. To be more specific, you need to have v1.1 patch installed as well - for pirates this would the the cracked v.1.1 patch released by Razor1911. If you get a distress call from ‘the brotherhood’ after around 10-15 minutes of Fallout 3 gameplay, that means you’ve installed the add-on correctly (applies to both pirated and legitimate versions of the game).

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Here is another update on private torrent trackers. As we revealed yesterday, the popular specialized TV torrents tracker TV.Torrents.Ro has returned (with open signups). It seems that they have changed their web host - hopefully there won’t be another downtime in the near future. In other news, TorrentLeech IRC invites channels is open and you can get a free invite if you sign up for a Travian games account using the link given in this channel.

1. TV.Torrents.Ro
tv.torrents.ro
 
Site Name: Tv.Torrents.Ro (http://tv.torrents.ro)
Signup URL: http://tv.torrents.ro/signup.php
Stats: ~7600 torrents and 19000+ members
Description and review: Tv.Torrents.Ro is a dedicated TV torrents tracker which has individual episodes and full season packs of a lot of US/Canadian television shows. For full tracker review with screenshots, refer to our previous article located here. Note that they have just returned and it may take a while for seeder/leecher activity to increase on new and old torrents. It looks like TVT.Ro is now hosted on MITNET.Ro, an ISP who has it’s own BitTorrent tracker MITTorrents.

2. TorrentLeech
torrentleech 
Site Name: TorrentLeech (http://www.torrentleech.org/)
Invites IRC Channel: irc://irc.torrentleech.org:7011/invites
Stats: ~17500+ torrents and possibly over 150000 members
Description: TorrentLeech is one of the best General/0Day private trackers currently around. Their invites channel has been opening occasionally in the last few days. Join the channel, read the topic, register for a free Travian Games account and PM your Travian account details to the person mentioned in the channel topic to get invited. More information on how to access the invites IRC channel and possible solutions to problems you may encounter can be found in this article. Remember to read the channel topic for the most current information.

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It’s been a while since we had a collective open signup update so here goes. Torrentbits, Bakedbits and Filebits are all currently open for public registrations. Although they have similar names all ending with ‘bits’, these are not sister trackers. Torrentbits is a Romanian tracker, Filebits is a Slovenian tracker and Bakedbits is a new tracker which aims to replace the now defunct BitNation.

All three are general/0day trackers which index scene and p2p releases. Signups are open as of 30/1/2009. Note that Torrentbits is known to close/open signups at regular intervals.

TorrentBits (TBS)
torrentbits 
Site Name: TorrentBits (http://www.torrentbits.ro)
Signup URL: http://www.torrentbits.ro/signup.php
Stats: ~14000 torrents and possibly 60k-70k users
Notes: Click ‘Inchide’ in the bottom of the white window that pops up in signup and login pages to remove it
Description: For full tracker review with screenshots and category details, refer to our article here

FileBits
filebits  
Site Name: FileBits (http://www.filebits.org)
Signup URL: http://www.filebits.org/signup.php
Stats: 11200 users and 4000+ torrents
Description: FileBits is a Slovenian private tracker which has a lot of English scene releases. The interface however is in Slovenian. For more info and a brief translation of signup page, refer to this article.

BakedBits
bakedbits
Site Name: BakedBits (http://bakedbits.org)
Signup URL: http://bakedbits.org/signup.php
Stats: 21000+ users and 773 torrents (started up with BitNation user database)
Description: BakedBits is a new General/0Day torrent tracker, To know more about the origins of this tracker, refer to this article.
IRC: irc://irc.fuzionmedia.info/bakedbits

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Usually we don’t feature individual music album downloads here on FILEnetworks Blog but this is no ordinary music album. ‘The Mighty Pirate Sessions - Volume 1’ includes several chipmusic tracks that were created entirely using the sound chip of an older ATARI game console. What’s even more interesting is that these tracks were used by various scene groups (including the infamous Razor1911) in their cracktros (crack intros), keygens, etc back in the mid 1990’s.

the mighty pirate sessions

The Mighty Pirate Sessions Vol. 1 is composed by Dubmood, a cross genre Swedish chipmusician. Over the years Dubmood has been working with many scene groups, specially with Razor1911 which is one of the oldest groups in the warez scene (he even has a page in Razor1911 demo division domain). More information about Dubmood and his other music albums can be found on this Last.Fm page.

Download 

The Mighty Pirate Sessions Volume 1 can be freely downloaded via BitTorrent.

[Click Here] to download Mighty Pirate Sessions Volume 1 torrent from Mininova

[Click Here] for more BitTorrent music album releases by Dubmood

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For the short time it’s has been online, SceneFeed sure has undergone a lot of changes. SceneFeed started out as a General/0Day tracker which did not specialize in any niche category. It was then shut down by admins who wanted to pool more resources to TorrentVault, their sister site – SceneFeed however came back online after a short downtime. Now, SceneFeed is no longer a General tracker – it’s become a specialized TV torrent tracker which tracks season packs and episodes of popular US/Canadian TV shows.

scenefeed icon

There is a news post on SceneFeed about the change:

Okay guys, you might have noticed by now.. we've made some recent changes..
We've decided to go TV only, with a Movies Category for you movie buffs so you dont have to go looking elsewhere for movies..
Our main focus will be tv shows.. we'll add more categories as we see fit.. if you see we're missing a popular tvshow cat let us know, and get a image for it with the same dimensions as the ones we have here..
Hopefully this change doesnt effect you too much, and hope you keep enjoying the site and its improvements

SceneFeed became TV only on the 17th of January, 2009 and there are already close to 250 TV torrents indexed on the tracker. (stats as of 26/1/2009). Latest episodes of all major US shows seem to be available for download on SceneFeed.

category icons scenefeed
Screenshot: Some of SceneFeed’s category icons 

At the time this post is being written, SceneFeed is open for signup. Every new users gets 5GB upload credit free. Check it out.

Site Name: SceneFeed (http://www.scenefeed.org)

Signup URL: http://www.scenefeed.org/signup.php

IRC:

  • Server: irc.scenefeed.org, Port: 7011 or +7022 if you wish to use SSL.
  • Channels:
    #SceneFeed - The main channel,
    #SFHelp - The Support Channel,
    #Pre - The PRE channel, available for everyone.
    #SceneFeed and #Pre channels are invite only. Follow the method in http://www.scenefeed.org/irc.php to get yourselves invited.

Speaking of TV trackers, popular site tv.torrents.ro is set to make a comeback soon after a prolonged downtime. They seem to have changed their web host and are in the process of making final adjustments to the site before bringing it back online. More updates in this regard can be found on tv.torrents.ro IRC channel irc://irc.torrents.ro/tvt (Thanks Zyn for the irc channel address). Also, thanks jupjup for the news on SceneFeed.

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Pirates crack Dark Sector (PC)

Posted by TEAM FILEnetworks | 1/29/2009 | | 10 Comments »

Dark Sector is a 3rd person shooter which was initially released for the consoles back in 2008. The PC version of Dark Sector was released on the 22nd of January in Russia and the game has now leaked on BitTorrent. The leaked release by NoGrp (independent p2p release) appears to be a Russian version of the game which has optional English audio. The release includes a full DVD ISO of the game as well as tools to emulate the Starforce anti piracy system.

dark sector

Unlike most releases, Dark Sector does not include a cracked exe. However an anti StarForce driver which can bypass the protection in included (this driver is known to have problems with 64-bit operating systems). Since the leaked release is a Russian version of the game, every installation will have Russian audio, voices and text by default. Audio language however is easily changeable:

How to change game language from Russian to English in Dark Sector 

  1. Install the game
  2. Browse to the game’s installation folder.
  3. Open DS.cfg file. Open this file with a text editor.
  4. Locate the line App.Language=ru. Change this to App.Language=en and save the file.
  5. Now the audio will be english but in game text will still be Russian.
    The method above works both on legitimate and pirated copies of Dark Sector.

Although Dark Sector is not a hugely popular game, I’ve seen a lot of positive comments of it on various gaming forums. There are no reviews of the PC version yet on Gamerankings but the PS3 and XBOX360 versions of the game have received  decent scores of 72% and 73% respectively.

Dark Sector was initially leaked on P2P networks (non scene). Already there are several public and private torrent trackers tracking this release.

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As of 8.45 PM Sri Lankan Time (+5.30GMT), TorrentLeech invites channel is open. I’ve seen several people getting free invites in this channel during the last half hour or so. Note that there is no official invites giveaway currently ongoing and the channel may become invite only at any moment. If you are looking to get a free TL invite, try your luck now– it’s worth a shot.

TorrentLeech Invites IRC Channel: irc://irc.torrentleech.org:7011/invites

torrentleech

Detailed instructions on how join the invites IRC channel can be found in this article. Once on the channel, read the channel topic and do as it says. The current topic is:

READ WHAT TO DO: Go to http://tracking.traviangames.com/102611084601728/1 register and VERIFY the account (click the link you will receive in your mail). PM _w00t_ with username and verification number plus email, so he can invite you :) VERIFY THE ACCOUNT FIRST before PMing me&WAIT'

Note that the person whom you need to PM changes from time to time Check topic on channel for the most current information. If you encounter errors while trying to join the channel, please try the solutions mentioned at the end of this article.

Good Luck!

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If you’ve been downloading videos from social video sites using 3rd party tools like Orbit Downloader, you’ll notice that the extension of the saved file on your hard disk is .flv. FLV or Flash Video has become quite popular with popular services such as YouTube, Google Video and Yahoo! Video beginning to use this format. Unfortunately, some versions of Windows Media Player does not support FLV playback by default. This is where PlayFLV comes in.

PlayFLV installs the required codec in FFDShow that supports FLV playback. It also associates .flv file format with Windows Media Player so that double clicking a FLV file opens it with WMP by default.

playflv

Features of PlayFLV 2 :

  • Plugin that enables Windows Media Player to playback FLV files
  • Features all default functions, such as zooming, skipping and full screen view
  • Creates file association: Double-click FLV files to play them in Windows Media Player
  • Free and open source

Download

[Click Here] to download PlayFLV 2.0.25 from official server (Direct Download)

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Dimeadozen (also known as DIME an EzTorrent) is a huge private Bittorrent tracker that facilitates sharing of audio and video recordings by popular artists and bands. Unlike most other music torrent trackers we’ve posted about, Dimeazone does not track scene releases of latest music albums. DIME’s specialty is audio and video recordings of independent origin (ROIO) – in other words officially unreleased media.

EzTorrent

Dimeadozen is a huge tracker both in terms of user base and the number of torrents indexed. As of 28/1/2009, DIME tracks over 20000 active torrents and has over 102000 registered members. The content on this tracker are mostly user uploads so expect to find a lot of uncommon and rare stuff not found on other private trackers. Live music, live video recordings, unreleased albums, etc related to a number of different music genres such as electronic, heavy metal, rock, hard rock, jazz, pop, classical and more (complete list is too long to post here) can be found on DIME.

dimeadozen screenshot

With this tracker around, chance are low that you’ll ever need to purchase any unofficial audio and video recording from auctions or commercial bootleggers.

Dimeadozen, being a private torrent tracker, is usually closed for public signups. However the site is currently in open signup mode - anyone is able to get a free DIME account. Check it out.

Site Name: Dimeadozen (http://www.dimeadozen.org)

Signup URL: http://www.dimeadozen.org/account-signup.php


If you liked this tracker you may also like:

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Microsoft made public the first release candidate (RC1) of Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) yesterday. IE8 RC1 includes many new features, enhancements and bugfixes over the previously released builds. If you are willing to give this browser a go, it can now be downloaded free of charge for Windows XP, Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 platforms.

I’ve only had little time to play with IE8 RC1 but it definitely looks like an improvement over Beta 2. Faster loading times, Firefox like address bar, InPrivate filtering and loads of other security and reliability enhancements probably make IE8 RC1 the best Internet Explorer build yet to be released. However there is nothing revolutionary introduced in this release that can make me give up FireFox 3 and become an IE user :P

internet explorer 8 release candidate

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We have included direct download links for several versions of the browser below. Links point to the English version of Standalone, offline installer of IE8 RC1. All of these downloads are from official Microsoft servers – no 3rd party links have been included. 

[Click Here] to download Internet Explorer 8 RC1 for Windows XP 32-bit

[Click Here] to download Internet Explorer 8 RC1 for Windows XP Professional 64-bit and Windows Server 2003 SP2 64-bit

[Click Here] to download Internet Explorer 8 RC 1 for Windows Vista 32-bit and Windows Server 2008 32-bit

[Click Here] to download Internet Explorer 8 RC1 for Windows Vista 64-bit and Windows Server 2008 64-bit

[Click Here] to download Internet Explorer 8 RC1 for Windows Server 2003 SP2 32-bit

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Here we go again folks yet another TL invite giveaway! Just like the previous giveaway, this too is based on you signing up for a free Travian Games account. There is no need to provide any ratio proofs, Speedtest results or anything else other than registering and verifying your account on Traviangames using the given registration link. For detailed instructions on how to join the invites channel and what to do once your are in the channel, read on.

torrentleech.org

How to get into #invites IRC Channel

  1. Download and install mIRC from here.
  2. Restart your web browser if it was open during mIRC installation.
  3. Click on irc://irc.torrentleech.org:7011/invites to join the channel.
  4. If mIRC presents you with a ‘Link Request’ window, choose ‘Change to the new server and join the channel’ option or ‘open a new connection’ option. Press ok.
If you are not using mIRC, just join #invites channel on server irc.torrentleech.org:7011 from whatever IRC client you are using. If you don’t have an IRC client installed on your system, you can use the web based IM service Mibbit which supports IRC protocol.

What to do once on the invites IRC Channel?

It’s pretty much explained in detail on the channel topic. But since some people were having problems in the last giveaway, here is a brief tutorial. However it is strongly recommended that you read the current channel topic for the most current information.

  1. Go to http://tracking.traviangames.com/102611084601728/1
  2. Register for a Travian account using a valid email address. Verify your registration by clicking the link on confirmation email.
  3. Back on the #invites IRC channel, send a private message (PM) to username mentioned in channel topic with your Travian username and the E-mail address you used in step 2 above. Sending a PM using mIRC can be done by double clicking on the user’s name from the list on the right panel.

While trying to connect to the IRC channel, you may run into error messages or other issues. Read the possible solutions mentioned below to get around them.

If you get Server ERROR: :Closing Link: [IP] Z:Lined (You look like a bot. Be sure to fill in your nick/ident/realname properly.) while trying to connect using mIRC:

  1. Fill in you mIRC Full name, Email Address, Nickname, and Alternative Nickname using believable values - do not use nicks such as Guest23781. (To change these values go to mIRC Tool Menu->Options and Choose ‘Connect’ from right panel).
  2. Save the values and reboot your computer. Try reconnecting the channel now.

If you get the message #invites unable to join channel (invite only)

It seems that TL staff closes the #invites channel temporarily till the current invites request queue is cleared. Once users obtain invite and leave the channel, it re-opens. Keep trying in regular intervals – if the giveaway has not concluded (it’ll be on till 20:00GMT, 27/1/2009), you’ll eventually be able to get in.

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Here is a quick update on two more BitTorrent sites that are currently open for signup. Popular semi private torrent tracker Demonoid and private torrent tracker IPTorrents are both currently accepting new registrations. Demonoid is open to all users while IPTorrents (IPT) is only open to existing members of BWtorrents (BwT). You can register on IPT even if you are not a member on BwT but if the staff discovers that you aren't’, your account will probably be banned.

Demonoid
demonoid.com
Site Name: Demonoid (http://www.demonoid.com
Signup URL: http://www.demonoid.com/register.php
Signup Notes: If you get “We are full. Sorry, since the server is too saturated, we can not accept more members at the moment.” error message, try the solutions mentioned in this article.
Description: One of the best BitTorrent trackers in the world. Has a lot of rare content including applications, comics, non scene and scene movie rips and pretty much everything else. For full category details, please refer to this article.
IRC: irc://irc.p2p-irc.net/demonoid
Forum: http://fora.demonoid.com/

IPTorrents
IPtorrents 
Site Name: IPTorrents (http://www.iptorrents.com)
Signup URL: http://www.iptorrents.com/bwt-members-only.php
Signup Notes: Signup is only available via the special link mentioned above. It is supposed to be used by existing BWTorrents.com members only. However, everyone (including non BwT members) are able to signup using this link (link obtained from BwT homepage). If you are not a BwT member and still use this link to create an account,  both your account and the IP address will be banned if IPT staff discovers you. Members who signed up via the previous open signup link are safe from such potential bans (unless they do something stupid such as cheating).
Description: IPTorrents is an excellent general/0day tracker for everything including movies, music, games and software. For full review including screenshots, category details and more, please refer to this article.

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Updated builds of two of the most popular BitTorrent clients were released a short while ago; Vuze 4.1.0.0 and uTorrent 1.8.2 build 14153. It’s very important to be up to date on BT client releases if you are using private torrent trackers. Some trackers ban older versions as new client builds are released. Some however do not allow the newest build immediately. Please make sure to check the tracker’s ‘allowed clients list’ (usually found on FAQ or forum) before you upgrade your Bittorrent client.

Vuze 4.1.0.0

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Developer Description

Vuze is a Java based BitTorrent client that offers multiple torrent downloads, queuing/priority systems (on torrents and files), start/stop seeding options and instant access to numerous pieces of information about your torrents. It also features an embedded tracker that is easily set up and ready to use. Version 4.1.0.0 includes several new features, bugfixes and enhancements.

Vuze changelog 4.1.0.0 (new features)

  • Core | New FP Ignore rule: Ignore 1st Priority after X hours of idle upload speed (default 24h)
  • Core | Support for loading torrents when the HTTP response is an error (like 404, 500) but the data is still a torrent
  • UIvz | Support multiple Content Networks
  • UI | Experimental neuronal speed algorithmFEATURE: UI | Added AS/ASN peer column
  • UI | Added properties view to buddies avatar widget
  • UI | Control+I in library to open torrent info (torrent details) page
  • Plug | Share categories with friends as subscriptions
  • Plug | Support table column removal
  • Plug | Added getComputerName method
  • Plug | Cache connected friend details for faster reconnect on startup

For full changelog please visit this page.

Download

[Click Here] to download Vuze 4.1.0.0 for Windows from SourceForge

[Click Here] to download Vuze 4.1.0.0 for Linux and Mac OS X releases

µTorrent 1.8.2 build 14153 Final/Stable

utorrent logo

Developer Description

µTorrent is an efficient and feature rich BitTorrent client for Windows sporting a very small footprint. It was designed to use as little cpu, memory and space as possible while offering all the functionality expected from advanced clients. Most of the features present in other BitTorrent clients are present in µTorrent, including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT (compatible with BitComet). Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification (compatible with Azureus 2.4.0.0 and above, BitComet 0.63 and above) and peer exchange. µTorrent was written with efficiency in mind. Unlike many torrent clients, it does not hog valuable system resources - typically using less than 6MB of memory, allowing you to use the computer as if it weren't there at all. Additionally, the program itself is contained within a single executable less than 270 KB in size.

Changelog (version 1.8.2 build 14153)

  • Feature: allow btsearch bundling
  • Change: add bt.transp_disposition value (3) for uTP-only
  • Change: allow 16kB piece sizes
  • Fix: PEX address parsing bug

Download

[Click Here] to download uTorrent 1.8.2 build 14153 for Windows from official server

[Click Here] to download uTorrent 0.9.0.4 Beta for Mac OS X

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There are several private torrent trackers out there that specialize in horror themed content and B-movies such as The Horror Charnel and Cinemageddon. Newest site to join this list is Scarethe.net – a Swedish private torrent tracker with horror movies and TV Shows. Although the site has Swedish origins, majority of this tracker’s content comprise of English releases.

scarethe.net

Scarethe.net is a relatively new tracker which is only about 3 months old. It currently has a user base in excess of 500 members and tracks 800+ active torrents (statistics as of 27/1/2009). Scarethe.net tracks scene releases as well as non scene (P2P) uploads. Content on this tracker comprise mostly of horror themed movies (DVD-R, XViD and X264 formats). There are some TV show torrents and several packs online as well.

scarethenet screenshot 
Screenshot: Some of the movie torrents on Scarethe.net

As we previously mentioned, this tracker has Swedish origins. The site layout is in Swedish but you shouldn’t have any trouble navigating as the site structure and element placement is similar to that of most other tracker’s. At a glance, it may seem like this tracker has a lot of Swedish language movies. But if you look closely, most of these torrents carry the ‘SWESUB’ tag which only means that the movie has Swedish subtitles  - the spoken language is usually English. If a release has ‘SWEDiSH’ or ‘NORDiC’ tags, it probably has an audio stream other than English.

At the time this post is being written, Scarethe.net is open for public signups. 2GB free upload credit is given to each new user upon signup. If you like horror flicks and horror themed TV shows, check this tracker out.

Site Name: ScareThe.Net (http://scarethe.net)

Signup URL: http://scarethe.net/signup.php

Categories:

  • DVDR
  • DVDR – Swe
  • Extra
  • Scare-Packs
  • Serier
  • x264
  • x264 – Swe
  • Xvid
  • Xvid – Swe
  • Böcker
  • Dokumentär

Signup page translation:

Swedish English translation
Önskat användarnamn Desired username
Välj ett lösenord Password
Skriv lösenordet igen Repeat password
Landskap Country

 

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In my opinion, 2009 did not start that well for PC gamers. Out of all PC releases in 2009, I think only Mirror’s Edge lived up to its expectations. Anyway there are several much hyped PC titles that are due to be released in February 2009. This posts includes summarized details (release date, protection/DRM info, trailers, previews, etc) about upcoming PC games in February that I think would be popular among PC gamers.

Note that this article does not include all PC releases for this month. If you have any new names to be added to this list, please share them in the comments section of this article.

1. F.E.A.R 2 : Project Origin
project origin cover mini 
Info: The sequel to 2005’ hit FPS F.E.A.R. Played the demo and it was pretty good IMHO.
Release Date: 10 February, 2009
Protection: Steamworks – Requires steam to run. Thankfully no SecuROM DRM.
System Requirements: http://www.vgrequirements.info/?p=7819
Gameplay Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p_jBysv3NI
Previews: Gamespot Preview
Trailers: List of trailers from Gametrailers.com
Demo: Get it from here

2. Burnout Paradise (Burnout 5)
burnout paradise mini
Info: A racing game with an open world setting. The firth in the Burnout series.
Release Date: 03 February, 2009
Protection/DRM: SecuROM, requires online activation. It’s an EA title – what else did you expect?
System Requirements: http://www.vgrequirements.info/?p=8079
Gameplay Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dikcXs0NCo
Previews: Gamespot Preview
Trailers: List of trailers from Gametrailers.com

3. Warhammer 40000 : Dawn of War 2
dawn of war 2 
Info: The original Warhammer: 40000 Dawn of War (2004) had a sh1tload of expansions but here comes the true sequel. It’s an RTS.
Release Date: 18 February, 2009
Protection: Probably Steam “reason we don't like DRM solutions is because they punish the innocent and they have to jump through all these hoops...we're going with the approach that Valve pioneered to just reward the people who actually bought the game with cool stuff. - Link
System Requirements: http://www.vgrequirements.info/?p=7829
Gameplay Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD_OyVzyLSY
Previews: Gamesppot Preview
Trailers: List of trailers from Gametrailers.com

4. The Sims 3
sims 3 cover mini  
Info: The latest installment to the popular life simulation series ‘Sims’. Never been a fan of this series myself but the games are immensely popular. 
Release Date: 20 February, 2009
Protection: SecuROM DRM (unconfirmed)
System Requirements: http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/56431
Gameplay Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN2TOj2A88w
Previews: Gamespot Preview
Trailers: List of trailers from Gametrailers.com

5. The Godfather 2
the godfather 2 cover mini
Info: TGF 2 is somewhat similar to Mafia and Grand Theft Auto franchise. The original was a disappointment - hope this one is better.
Release Date: 24 February, 2009
Protection: Unconfirmed but likely to be SecuROM DRM
System Requirements: http://www.vgrequirements.info/?p=7998
Gameplay Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATx4FVAN_5I (probably from console version of the game)
Previews: GameSpot previews
Trailers: List of trailers from IGN

Note: All release dates mentioned in this article are the game’s North American (NA) street date.

Keep reading FILEnetworks Blog as when (or if) these games get leaked or cracked, we will be updating the homepage.

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OpenOffice.org 3.0.1 Final has been released. The official download page has not been updated with the new build yet but we have included FTP direct download links (for v3.0.1 stable) below for your convenience. I’m not exactly sure what new features or bugfixes are included in this release as I am yet to see a changelog. Anyways it’s always good to have the latest build installed for maximum reliability and optimal performance.

Featured in this post is the regular version of OpenOffice.org. If you are looking for OpenOffice.org Premium, be aware that it’s longer released under that name. OpenOffice.org premium is now known as OxygenOffice professional and you may download it from here. Both of these office automation suites are free of charge.

openoffice.org

Download

[Click Here] to download Openoffice.org 3.0.1 Final + Java Runtime Environment for Windows  (FTP Direct Download)

[Click Here] to download Openoffice.org 3.0.1 Final for Windows – No Java runtime Environment included (FTP Direct Download)

[Click Here] to download Openoffice.org 3.0.1 Final for Linux, Solaris and other platforms.

[Click Here] to visit Openoffice.org extensions page to download additional plugins for your office suite.

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Another update on the private tracker front – here are three more private torrent trackers that are currently open for public signups. These are not general trackers with bits of everything – they are specialized sites each focusing on a different niche. MVGroup is an E-Learning/Documentary tracker, TranceBooster is a trance music tracker while eBookVortex is an E-book tracker. In addition to these torrent trackers, Docs4You, a forum with one click hosting links to premium documentaries, is also open for registration.

UPDATE: Demonoid is also open for registration

All sites open as of 26/1/2009. We do not know till when they will keep the doors open.

1. MVGroup (MVG)
MVgroup
Site Name: MVGroup (http://forums.mvgroup.org)
Signup URL: http://forums.mvgroup.org/index.php?act=Reg&CODE=00
Stats: 92000+ members
Description: MVGroup is a forum with torrent and ED2K links to lots of E-Learning content. This includes premium documentaries such as those produced by Discovery Channel, BBC and National Geographic. More info here.
IRC: irc://irc.station51.net:6667/MVGroup

2. Docs4You
docs4you
Site Name: Docs4You (http://www.docs4you.org)
Registration URL: http://www.docs4you.org/forum/index.php?act=Reg&CODE=00
Stats: 25000+ members
Description: Docs4You provides reliable one click hosting download links (RapidShare, etc) to premium documentaries such as BBC, History Channel, Animal Planet, etc. A detailed review of this site may be found here.

4. eBookVortex
ebookvortex
Site Name: eBookVortex (http://www.ebookvortex.net)
Signup URL: http://www.ebookvortex.net/account-signup.php
Stats: ~3200 users and 225+ torrents
Description: eBookVortex is an E-Learning/E-Book torrent tracker. More information about this tracker including screens and category details can be found here.
IRC: irc://irc.p2p-network.net/ebookvortex

3. Trancebooster (TRB)
trancebooster

Site Name: Trancebooster (http://trancebooster.net)
Signup URL: http://trancebooster.net/signup.php (around 300 more spots left)
Stats: ~4700 users and ~5000 torrents
Description: Trancebooster is a music torrent tracker focusing on trance music genre. More information about this tracker including torrent category information can be found in our previous article located here.
IRC: irc://irc.freequest.net/trancebooster

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If you’ve been downloading comics books from the internet, you may have come across some strange file extensions such as .CBR, .CBZ, .CB7, .CBT and .CBA. These are basically comic book archives. Each page of a comic book is stored in a JPEG or a TIFF file and a collection of such pages are encapsulated in a single archive. None of these file types can be opened in Windows by default. But with the right software installed, you can view comic books right from your computer.

Open with regular archive handling software

Although these files have odd looking extensions, they are compressed using standard file compression algorithms such as ZIP, RAR and ACE. See the table below for more information:

Comic book archive Format Actual compression used Software
CBR RAR WinRAR [Download]
CBZ ZIP WinZip [Download]
CB7 7-ZIP 7-Zip [Download]
CBT TAR WinZip [Download]
CBA ACE WinRAR [Download]

Note that you can use any software that supports the actual compression to open a particular file type (not just the ones mentioned in ‘software to open’ column). Do not rename any of the archives to actual format. Just open the archive handling software, browse to .CBX file and choose to open it from within the program.

Open with special comic book reader software

In addition to the compression utilities mentioned above, there are comic book reader software which are specifically designed to open and view cbr, cbz and other file formats. Such software usually feature file type association, support for rotation, zoom, multi page view and other viewer enhancements, etc. Mentioned below are two of the most popular comic book reader software that are currently around.

Comical
comical 
Comical makes viewing cbr and cbz files on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows easier than ever. You can read more about this software from it’s homepage.

[Click Here] to download the latest version of Comical for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X from SourceForge

CDisplayEx
 CDisplayEx
CDisplayEx is an open source application based on the older CDisplay (sequential image viewer). This application also supports most comic book archive formats. More information including screenshots can be found here.

[Click Here] to download the latest version of CDisplayEx from SourceForge

[Click Here] to download the portable version of CDisplayEx from PortableApps.com

Wondering where to download comic books in .CBR and CBZ formats? We’ll be posting several private torrent trackers and other sites that offer free comic book downloads. Keep checking the homepage and the private trackers section for latest updates.

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We haven't’ posted about a dedicated music torrent tracker in a while so here goes. POiNTX is a relatively new private tracker which tracks a lot of English music torrents. Music from a number of different genres such as Electronic, Trance, Reggae, Metal, etc can be found on this tracker. Apart from audio, POiNTX tracks several music videos in XViD and X264 formats as well.

point-x

Although this tracker has only been online for about 2 months, POiNTX has managed to add over 1300 torrents to its tracker. The user base has also grown beyond the 2350 mark during this period. Note that POiNTX is a Romania based tracker. However the content mostly comprises of English music torrents. There are both scene and non scene torrents indexed on POiNTX. At the time this post is being written, majority of these torrents are on free leech.

pointx screenshot 

A seed bonus system is present on this tracker. Like most start up trackers, POiNTX is plagued by the ‘low amount of seeders’ problem; Most of the less popular torrents are left with only 1 seeder. This will most likely be rectified as the tracker expands its user base and community.

Signups are currently open and each new user gets 2GB upload credit. Check it out.

Site Name: Point X (http://share.pointx.ro)

Signup URL: http://share.pointx.ro/signup.php

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Keeping your device drivers up to date is essential for the optimal functioning of your hardware. However, checking for driver updates regularly can get tiresome after a while. This is where 3DP Chip comes in. 3DP Chip is a useful little application that can automatically detect your video card, sound card, motherboard, processor, network adapter and then provide download links for their latest available driver version.

3DP Chip is portable – you don’t need to install it. Just download the 900kb executable and run it. You don’t even need to know the make and model of your hardware devices to get updates so even newbies to computing will have no problems with this software.

3DP Chip

Developer Description

3DP Chip is a tool created to help you view your devices and download the latest device drivers with few simple clicks. Problems with detecting your devices, finding device drivers to setup your system is worse than Blue screen of death. Everest and Aida32 doesn't provies you a device drivers and they are still heavy. You can use it just for enumerate the devices such as CPU, MOBO, Graphic Card, Sound Card and Ethernet Card. And you can download the latest device drviers through our web site. 3DP Chip uses a high performance detection algorithm and have more than 1 integrated database.

Features

  • Simple - Setup or additional program does not required. everything included in 900KB
  • Powerful - Assembly, C++ based, have more than 12,000 integrated database
  • Easy to use - Designed for both expert and novice users.

Download

Currently the official download page does not link to the latest available version of 3DP Chip. We’ve included links to a Softpedia Mirror which hosts the latest build.

[Click Here] to download 3DP Chip 9.01 Beta 32

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Although you may not have heard about FDD (Feel Da Download) tracker before, it’s another large Romanian General/0Day tracker with over 30000 users. FDD tracks almost all major scene and p2p releases including movies, music, games, E-Books as well as some unique torrent packs. Pre times on this tracker are average and the download speeds are pretty good - even on older torrents.

FDD currently tracks over 10200 torrents an has a registered user base of over 30100 members. In addition to the usual scene/p2p stuff found on almost every other general/0day trackers, FDD tracks a shitload of packs (single torrent tracking multiple releases such as complete TV seasons, movie trilogy, etc) as well as lots of unique torrents. Most of the packs on FDD can be found under Movies – Boxset, Movies – Pack, Music – Pack, PC-ISO, PC-Retro (Games) and Music -Packs categories. Torrents unique to this tracker can be identified by the ‘FDD’ tag on torrent title. I found some nice rare games packs as well as some good cartoon packs in addition to the movie and music collections on FDD.

boxsets on FDD 
Screen: Some of the many movie packs on FDD 

Users who are not from Romania need not worry about FDD’s Romanian origins. There are two language options; English and Romanian. Just click on the English flag icon on top left corner of the page to select English language for the interface.  

FDD is currently open for signups and every new user will receive 5GB upload credit upon registration. If you are interested, signup and check it out.

Site Name: FDD – Feel Da Download (http://fdd.ro)

Signup URL: http://fdd.ro/signup.php

Categories:

  • Apps/Misc - DOX, Pics
  • Games - PC, PC RIP, PS2, PSP, Retro, Wii, Xbox, Xbox360
  • Movies - Anime, BoxSet, Documentaries, DVD-R, DVD-RO, HDTv, Oldies, Packs, Sport, SVCD, TV, TV-Ro, X264, Xvid, XxX
  • Music - FLAC, Mp3, Packs, Video
  • VIP Downloads - DVD-R, DVD-RO, HDTv, X264
  • X-Mas

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Ad-Aware is a decent security product which is particularly good at detecting spyware and adware components. Latest version of Ad-Aware, the Anniversary Edition, was recently released by Lavasoft and is now available for download. The new version includes a faster scanning engine, improved heurists detection, SmartSet, Ad-Watch Live! along with many other enhancements.

ad aware free

I’ve been using Ad-Aware for quite a while now but it’s never been my primary security software. I usually leave Kaspersky Anti-Virus to do the background scanning while Ad-Aware and SuperAntiSpyware scans are run about once a week (or if I smell anything fishy). This has become much easier with Ad-Aware 8.0.0.0 - In previous versions a background system service had to be enabled at startup for the proper functioning of Ad-Aware (regardless of whether ad-watch was enabled or disabled). But in this version you can set this service startup type to ‘manual’ instead of automatic and still use the application without issues. 

There are several different versions of Ad-Aware titled Free, Plus, Pro and Enterprise. The free version has everything you need except heurists to catch spyware and adware - you need not bother with cracks or serials for Ad-Aware Plus or Pro in most cases.

Features

  • Detect, Remove AND Clean
  • New!Ad-Watch Live! Basic integrated real-time protection
  • Rootkit Removal System
  • New!Radically improved resource efficiency
  • New!Lavasoft SmartSet
  • New!Customizable Profile Scans
  • New!External Drive Scanning
  • New!Pin-Point Scanning
  • New!Full integration with Windows Security Center
  • Easy to download, install & use

Download

Ad Aware free can be downloaded directly from official download page or from one of the mirrors.

[Click Here] to download Ad Aware Anniversary Edition from Softpedia

[Click Here] to download Ad Aware Anniversary Edition from official download page 

For people who are having trouble trying to get Ad-Aware to start after installation or those who are experiencing startup error messages, check this thread for a solution.

P.S. - If anyone was wondering, it’s called the Anniversary Edition because Lavasoft is celebrating their 10th year running in security software development.

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The free Pretome registration key we gave away earlier expired yesterday after working flawlessly for one whole month. There is no reason to worry if you are yet to become a member of PTM – we’re giving away another free Pretome key which will be valid till the 22nd of February, 2009. This key may be used by an unlimited number of FILEnetworks Blog readers to get into PTM tracker during this period.
UPDATE: Key mentioned in this article has expired. Get updated key here.

pretome logo

Speaking of Pretome, it’s a private torrent tracker which has made some rapid progress over the past few months. Started in early 2008, PTM has amassed an impressive user base of 21000+ members and currently tracks over 13000 active torrents (stats as of 23/1/2009). Content on PTM include torrents of both scene and P2P releases. Tons of unique packs, some exceeding 200GB in size are also indexed.

PTM packs

Apart from the great content, there are several other cool features on PTM such as tagging, credits system, the arcade, casino, etc. Now that you have a key, you can join the tracker and experience them all for yourself!

Site Name: Pretome (http://pretome.net/)

Registration Key: b21a4549f6fed9a3a08872aceb67644b UPDATE: Key mentioned in this article has expired. Get updated key here.

Signup URL with Key: http://www.pretome.net/signup.php?key=b21a4549f6fed9a3a08872aceb67644b UPDATE: Key mentioned in this article has expired. Get updated key here.

Validity Period : 22 January 2009 – 22 February 2009

Categories:

  • Applications - Windows , MAC , Linux
  • Ebooks
  • Games - PC , RIP , ISO , Xbox 360
  • Miscellaneous - RARFiX
  • Movies - XviD , DVDRiP , x264 , DVDR
  • Music - MP3 , V2 , 320kbps , FLAC
  • TV - XviD , HDTV , DVDRiP , PDTV

IRC Channel: irc://irc.pretome.net:6667/pretome

Respect Pretome rules and read the FAQ if you want to survive on this tracker for long. Don’t forget to give something back to the community.

Once again, we are grateful to Floxxx (PTM Owner) for providing FILEnetworks Blog with another exclusive PTM key.

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Kaspersky have released a new build of their popular security software Kaspersky Anti Virus 2009 (version 8.0 build 1015). This is a beta build (according to Kaspersky Labs a ‘technical prototype’) which is specifically designed to run on the recently released Windows 7. I’ve just installed this version on my Windows 7 installation and the results so far are good – installed without errors, no crashes and no noticeable performance drop after memory resident scanner was enabled.

kaspersky logo

As opposed to previous builds of KAV 2009 such as 8.0.0.454 and 8.0.0.506, build 8.0.0.1015 comes complete with a firewall and an anti spam filter. Earlier, these features were only available in the Kaspersky Internet Security (KIS) suite.

The prototype includes not only an antivirus component but an effective and fully functional firewall and anti-spam filter. At the heart of the new technical prototype is Kaspersky Lab’s new antivirus engine which is even more effective at detecting malicious programs than its predecessor. The new engine dramatically increases system scanning speed thanks to improved processing of objects and optimized use of system resources, particularly on dual- and quad-core processor platforms. The unique product architecture ensures high productivity and one of the lowest uses of system resources in the industry.

Note that this program is still in beta. You may run into undiscovered bugs, glitches or compatibility issues – proceed at your own risk.

Download

We have included the direct download link so that you may get the setup file directly from Kaspersky FTP server.

[Click Here] to download Kaspersky Anti Virus 8.0.0.1015 Beta

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