EULAlyzer 2.0 released!

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    javacool BrightFort Moderator

    EULAlyzer 2.0 Released!

    Many pieces of software like to bury the (often questionable) things they plan on doing in their license agreements. And, truth be told, most people simply don’t take the time to fully read the license agreements for programs they install. So the bad guys get away with it, and most people have no idea what they might be agreeing to.

    EULAlyzer helps you instantly analyze license agreements (EULAs), to determine the risks that software might pose. Advertising? Data collection? Hidden installation of third-party software? EULAlyzer breaks down long license agreements into easy-to-parse points of interest, instantly, to help you quickly zero in on potentially riskier behavior. Discover if the software you're about to install displays pop-up ads, transmits personally identifiable information, uses unique identifiers to track you, or much much more.

    And it’s not just limited to license agreements either - use EULAlyzer to analyze web site terms and privacy policies too, or any other text you come across.

    The Benefits:
    -Discover potentially hidden behavior about the software you're going to install
    -Pick up on things you missed when reading license agreements
    -Keep a saved database of the license agreements you view
    -Instant results - super-fast analysis in just a second

    EULAlyzer Personal is free for personal and educational use.
    Compatible with: Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista.

    More information and download: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/eulalyzer.html

    Version 2.0 includes faster performance, an improved "Capture Text" method, enhanced automatic EULA detection in EULA-Watch (supports more installers), tweaks and additions suggested by users, full Vista compatibility, and numerous other improvements & bug fixes. Full release notes follow in the post below.

    Enjoy! :D

    -Javacool

    P.S. Want active, automatic protection? Help support the development of this program, and check out EULAlyzer Pro!
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    javacool BrightFort Moderator

    EULAlyzer 2.0 Release Notes

    * Faster performance (especially when scanning and saving EULAs)
    * An improved “Capture Text” method, that automatically gets out of your way
    * Enhancements to EULA-Watch to support more installers
    * User-specific settings and Saved EULA databases
    * Runs great on low-privilege accounts (no more occasional permissions errors if running on XP or Vista with a limited/Standard user account)
    * Interface improvements
    * Full Vista compatibility

    This release also packages numerous additional bug fixes, including:
    -FIX: Occasional problems submitting EULAs to the EULA Research Center
    -FIX: Top program title incorrectly changes text color based on custom windows themes
    -FIX: Occasional crashes with additional right-click options in My Saved EULAs
    -FIX: It was possible to select multiple EULAs in the My Saved EULAs list
    -FIX: Some program functions were not compatible with low-privilege user accounts
    -FIX: Vista compatibility enhancements (numerous, including fixes for easily capturing license agreements)
    -FIX: All white-space is now removed from beginning + ending of input text, to ensure consistent duplicate detection and analysis
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    javacool BrightFort Moderator

    Upgrading Tips (from EULAlyzer 1.x):

    To upgrade from a previous version of EULAlyzer (1.x), please install the new version "over-the-top". (i.e. Don't uninstall your old version of EULAlyzer, and install the new version of EULAlyzer to the same folder.)

    EULAlyzer 2.0 uses a new database format for Saved EULAs, and should detect and upgrade your existing Saved EULAs database when you first run the program without any hassle.


    Other Changes in EULAlyzer 2.0:

    In addition to the new database format, EULAlyzer 2.0 now stores Saved EULAs and all other settings per-user. This means that EULAlyzer now works perfectly on non-administrator user accounts, and your Saved EULAs database is now actually associated with your user account. (Existing settings and DBs from older versions of EULAlyzer will be imported and converted the first time you run EULAlyzer 2.0.)

    This also means that EULA-Watch (if you have EULAlyzer Pro) can be enabled/disabled differently on each user account.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2009
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