Monitor too bright at night?

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  1. moontan

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    Dark Screen has worked great for me for years on Windows 7 x64.
     
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    Tinted glasses work well, & needn't be installed. Merely worn. :rolleyes:
     
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    it's a software to reduce the glare of the monitor.

    otherwise, you have to use a pair of sunglasses if you wake up at night and decide to use your computer. ;)


    Dark Screen does not work on Windows 8.1.
    it says "Not compatible with WinNTx" when trying to install.
    edit: it installed fine in Compatibility mode.
    i like this better than f.lux because it does not give an orange hue to the monitor, but simply reduce the brightness.

    tnx for suggesting Dark Screen folks! :thumb:
     
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    I will say this! It's been part of my desktop for many years both on the old XP and my home built x64 W7 SP1.
     
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    You're welcome :).
     
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    Wow, thank you all guys! I didn't even know that such tools exist. Thanks!
     
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    One of the first thing after booting I click on the battery icon of my laptop - Adjust screen brightness. Then I minimize & use as needed.
     
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    WARNING!

    i just submitted Dark Screen to VirusTotal and 16 out of 51 anti-virus engines flag it as malware.
    that's quite high.

    ~ Removed VirusTotal Results as per Policy ~


    i will remove this from my computer and restore a disk image.
     
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    I wouldn't panic. If you check which AVs detected it and their detection description, it looks more like FPs. It might have some adware embeded as some have detected.
     
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    16 out of 51 anti-virus engines flagging it as malware is outside of my comfort zone. ;)

    i just restored a disk image from before i installed it.
    i guess i should've scanned it *before* i installed it. :isay:
     
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    I tested an executable darkscreen.exe and it got only 1/53 detection, so the problem lies in installer. I installed it in VirtualBox and didn't notice any adware activity nor adaware being embedded or offered during installation.
     
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    you might be right, but i'm still gonna give it a wide berth.
     
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    Yes I understand. Better safe than sorry :)
     
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    f.lux gets 0 out of 54 at VirusTotal, so i'm gonna go with that one.
     
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    I noticed this too years ago. I didn't run the installer on my real computer. I mentioned this in the linked thread.
     
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    tnx Mr Brian for helping me out! :thumb:

    maybe it's flagged as malware because of the way the installer works?
    i remember a few years ago problems with some installers that used a particular 'packing', can remember the name atm...
     
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    You're welcome :).

    P.S. I always figured your avatar had Bright Monitor Syndrome, haha :argh:.
     
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    Using it right now! it is wonderful :thumb:
     
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    Which program?
     
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