Sunday, August 23, 2009

NirBlog moves to a new home

In the last few weeks, I had too much problems with the blogging system of
Just for example: in all recent posts, the Blogger system failed to upload the screenshots of my tools through my FTP server, and I had to manually upload them and then edit the HTML of the post in order to properly show them inside the Blog post.

Also, some users complained that they cannot add their comments to my posts or their comments are added only when they use a specific Web browser.

Unfortunately, I cannot solve the problems caused by Blogger system, so the only solution is to host the blog on my own server.
I installed the latest version of WordPress on my server, and imported all my Blogger posts into the new Blog. The import process is not perfect, but it generally look fine.

The new Blog address is

The old Blog will still be available for some time, because there are other pages that link to it.

Also, be aware that if you subscribed the RSS of my Blogger Blog, you should cancel it and subscribe the RSS feed of

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

BlueScreenView now also support 64-bit MiniDump Files

The new version of BlueScreenView, version 1.05, now also support the MiniDump Files created by x64 version of Windows.
The executable file of BlueScreenView is still created as 32-bit application, but it can read and analyze the crash MiniDump Files of both both 32-bit and x64 systems.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

NirSoft Launcher is in development process

Many people ask me if there is any package with all NirSoft utilities and a launcher application to easily find and run the desired utility.
So now there is something in development:
NirLauncher (The name might be changed later) is a utility that will be packed with dozens of NirSoft utilities and will display them in the main window, separated by different categories, like 'Password Recovery Tools', 'Network Tools', 'Web Browser Tools', and so on.

It'll allow you to easy run a utility, run the utility with command-line parameters, open the help file, browser into the Web page of the utility, and so on.
It's also possible that NirLauncher will allow other developers to provide their utilities as additional package for NirLauncher.

I hope that the first Beta of NirSoft Launcher will be available to download in the incoming weeks.
For now, you can enjoy the first screenshots of NirLauncher:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

View all fonts installed in Windows.

WinFontsView is a new utility that enumerates all fonts installed on your system, and displays them in one simple table.
For each font, WinFontsView draws 5 samples of the font in different sizes, in order to allow you to easily find and choose the desired font that you need. WinFontsView also allows you to view the fonts as Bold, as Italic or with underline, as well as it allows you to export the fonts list into html file.

For more infromation about WinFontsView, click here.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Allopass continue to support and scam Web sites.

A few days ago, I reported that Allopass company decided to close the account of scam. So it seems that they simply lied to me.
After a few days, I saw that Web site is still very active, so I contacted Allopass again, and now their representative says that they are not going to close the account.

The reason: The owner of told them that sell a software developed by team, and this Web site doesn't sell the utilities of NirSoft at all.
This is probably the reason for the screenshot change, that I reported a few days ago.

The owner of created a fake screenshot of a software that doesn't really exist, and told the Allopass company that sell the software shown in the screenshot, which doesn't look like the MessenPass utility of NirSoft.

But according to reports that I received in the last days from 2 people that fell into scam, after users pay through the payment system of Allopass, they are still sent to download my MessenPass and Mail PassView utilities.
The fake screenshot in the landing page of was just created to give Allopass a good excuse for not closing the account.

The sad fact is - Both and Allopass company have interest of keeping account open and to continue making a lots of money from this nasty scam.

In the last few weeks, I was in contact with a few employees of Allopass company regarding this scam, and in all this time, they just wasted my time and protected the side of the criminals.
Instead of suspending the account of and require this Web site owner to stop the nasty MSN spamming activities and to stop selling the software of others,
Allopass simply sent my complaint to owner. owner answered them that he sell his own software and not my software, and Allopass simply accepted this answer, and decided to keep the account open.

Just to remind you again - and are a pair of scam Web sites in french that use very nasty way to get a large amount of traffic and... money.
The first one, - asks innocent users to type their MSN user/password, and then floods all their contacts with fake instant messages that invite them to join msn-blocked Web site, and enter their user/password too.
The second one, - offer the users of to purchase the MessenPass utility of NirSoft through the SMS payment system of, misleading french users that don't know that this utility is available for free at

For more information about how this scam works, read this post. blocked by Firefox, so other domains are used

Due to complains of many users about msn-blocked Web site, Firefox and Google blocked this domain for 'Reported Web Forgery'.
So the owner of this scam started to redirect Firefox users to other domains like,,, and possibly others. and domains are already completely blocked by Firefox too, while is only partly blocked.

So for, Firefox/Google are the only good side in this world that do something against this scam.
I already reported about this scam to Microsoft (for MSN Messenger abuse), to GoDaddy (The domain registrar), to Domains By Proxy (the privacy protection company), to EURO-WEB Servers renting (the current hosting company), and to some other organizations that handle these kind of scams. So far, there is no any action from any of them.

Getting information about BSODs that occurred in your system

BlueScreenView is a new utility that allows you to watch the details of all 'Blue Screen of Death' crashes that occurred in your system.

It automatically scans all your minidump files created during 'blue screen of death' crashes, and displays the information about all crashes in one table. For each crash, BlueScreenView displays the minidump filename, the date/time of the crash, the basic crash information displayed in the blue screen (Bug Check Code and 4 parameters), and the details of the driver or module that possibly caused the crash (filename, product name, file description, and file version).
BlueScreenView also displays the list of all drivers loaded during the crash, as well as it allows you to view a blue screen window which is very similar to the one that Windows displayed during the crash.

For more information about this utility, go to BlueScreenView Web page.

Watching current METAR weather reports in Google earth

MetarWeather utility has a new feature that allows you to watch the latest METAR weather reports from Google Earth map.
In order to use this feature, simply selected the desired METAR report lines, go to 'Save Selected Items' (Ctrl+S), choose the KML in the file type combo-box, and save the file. After that, you can open the saved .kml file in Google Earth, and watch the METAR reports on earth map.

Here's a sample result of METAR reports in Google Earth: