Tag Archives | Windows software

Welcome to Ghacks Technology News’ Windows software news section where we review the latest and greatest applications and programs that get released or updated for the operating system.

The main focus of our reviews lies on free software, be it freeware, open source software or other applications that are available free of charge. We do review commercial programs as well, but only rarely. The majority of software reviews you find here in this category are for free programs that you can download immediately.

As far as coverage goes, we review all programs that run on Windows, be it portable software that you do not need to install, software that requires specific technologies like the Microsoft .Net Framework or Java, and programs that you need to install before you can run them.

Please note that we take great care in making sure programs are safe to download and use, and will add information to reviews that are important to know, like the inclusion of toolbar offers or adware in the installer. We will also let you know if a program runs only on some versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system and not on all of them.

All programs are checked for malicious code by us using the Virustotal service when possible and a set of local antivirus solutions.

aimp 4.5

AIMP is a popular music player that looks and behaves in many regards as Winamp, one of the most popular music players of all times for Windows. AIMP 4.5 was released on October 30, 2017, and it is a new major update for the music player. The previous stable version, AIMP 4.13 was released in […]


Lessmsi is a free program for Microsoft Windows which you may use to view and extract the contents of Windows Installer MSI files. While the program has been designed for Windows, it may also work using Wine. It needs to be noted that lessmsi is not the only program that you may use to view […]

screen dragons

Screen Dragons is a free software program for Microsoft Windows devices that you may use to display frameless images on the Windows desktop. You can make those images transparent, and move them around as you see fit. One of the core ideas behind Screen Dragons is to add a logo or other image to a […]

wireshark 2.4

Wireshark 2.4.0 is a major new version of the popular network protocol analyzer for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X devices. The application is available as a 32-bit and 64-bit installer for Windows, and as a portable version for Windows as well. One of the new features is experimental support for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows […]

winx menu editor

Win+X Menu Editor is a free program for Microsoft Windows 8 and 10 devices that enables you to customize the Windows-X menu. The keyboard combo Windows-X opens a hidden menu with all kinds of links to administrative tools on Windows 8 and Windows 10 devices. Links point to system tools like the Device Manager or […]


UninstallView is a new portable program by Nirsoft that provides you with information on installed programs on machines running Windows. The program is a replacement for MyUninstaller, a program with similar functionality that is been released in 2003 by Nirsoft. First the basics: UninstallView is compatible with all versions and editions of Microsoft Windows starting […]

free tv db

Free TvDB is a program for the Windows operating system that assists you in managing your TV show collection. Keeping track of TV shows you are interested in or collecting can be difficult especially if you are not only watching shows but also collecting them. Free TvDB has been designed for two main purposes: keeping […]

stream detector

NoVirusThanks Stream Detector is a free program for the Windows operating system that allows you to scan entire NTFS hard drives or folders on them for alternate data streams. Every file on a storage device formatted with the NTFS file system has at least one data stream assigned to it. It is called the unnamed […]


QuickTextPaste is a free portable program for the Windows operating system that enables you to paste pre-defined text quickly using hotkeys, and to run special pre-defined commands on top of that. Automation can speed up workflows, and if you type words, phrases or other text regularly, you may have thought about automating the process. This […]

advanced run

AdvancedRun is a free portable program for Windows that allows you to configure different startup settings such as window position and size, the user account a program is started with or command line arguments. Windows allows you to modify how programs start using the properties window. There you may define compatibility settings, arguments or the […]

wallpapers bot

Thousands of sites on the Internet offer free wallpapers which make dedicated wallpaper programs for operating system something that most users don't require to find and set new wallpapers on their systems. Wallpapers Bot is a free program for Windows that offers access to more than 30,000 different wallpapers currently that you can browse, download […]

whoiscl windows whois look up

WhoisCL is a free portable program for Windows that you run from the command line to look up Whois information of domains. While you can use web services for that as well, you may find the program useful in some situations, for instance when services go down or when they require that you fill out […]

my last search

My Last Search is a free portable program for the Windows operating system that retrieves and displays the search history of popular browsers on the system. My Last Search may be useful if you want to get a quick overview of searches conducted on a system running Windows, either done by yourself or by other […]


WildGem is a free powerful text finder and replacement tool for Windows that supports regular expressions and real-time previews. Most text editors for Windows support find and replace functionality that allow you to replace select text in a document loaded in the editor. While that is often sufficient when it comes to basic operations, you […]

stream what you hear

Sometimes, you may want to listen to audio on other devices than the one the audio is actually playing on. Maybe you want to listen to audio while you are in another room, for instance on your Xbox or Playstation system, or on a tablet while you are in the garden relaxing. Setting up streaming […]

shiela usb

Shiela USB Shield is a free security program for Windows operating systems that protects PCs from USB threats. USB Devices are often used to spread malicious software. This can be software that replicates itself on USB devices or specifically prepared code to attack select systems only. The free Windows software Shiela USB Shield offers real-time […]