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SoftPerfect programs go commercial

#1 Post by smaragdus » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:22 pm

[Moderator note: this thread was split from the Softperfect Network Scanner thread.]

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SoftPerfect Network Scanner is now commercial software, it costs US $29, changes in version 7.0 from 2016-11-10 (full change log):
  • The Network Scanner is now commercial software. To facilitate its further development, we introduced a licence fee.
  • Added viewing and saving discarded lines to a file during IP address import.
  • Added automatic caching of successful logins to speed-up scanning.
  • Added preview and customisable filters for Active Directory import.
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Commercial
Maximum 10 devices displayed in demo
The last free version of SoftPerfect Network Scanner is 6.2.1. A couple of days ago the same happened to SoftPerfect RAM Disk. Perhaps NetWorx will have the same fate.

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Re: SoftPerfect Network Scanner

#2 Post by billon » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:02 pm

damn!
so what to do now?
downvote entry to extinction?
make our mirror of last freeware version for download?
webfork, that's work for you
it's one of the most popular titles on tpfc

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Re: SoftPerfect Network Scanner

#3 Post by joby_toss » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:43 am

Yes, mirror for the last free version would be nice.

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Re: SoftPerfect Network Scanner - now commercial

#4 Post by Midas » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:00 am

smaragdus wrote:A couple of days ago the same happened to SoftPerfect RAM Disk.

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Re: SoftPerfect Network Scanner

#5 Post by __philippe » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:15 am

billon wrote:damn!
so what to do now?
...
it's one of the most popular titles on tpfc
Recommend instead old faithful (never mind even more popular) Angry IP Scanner v2.21, perhaps ?...;-)

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Re: SoftPerfect Network Scanner

#6 Post by webfork » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:54 pm

smaragdus wrote:SoftPerfect Network Scanner is now commercial software
Good catch. Addeing notes to entries.

The license appears to allow redistribution so we should be able to either point to or host the last available freeware version.

Status

NETWORK SCANNER
Last version was 6.2.1, no mirror. Installer version: http://filehippo.com/download_softperfe ... ner/71274/

RAM DISK
Last version was 3.4.8, no mirror. Installer version: http://filehippo.com/download_softperfe ... isk/71289/

EDIT: Installer file data:

  • Filename: netscan_setup.exe
    MD5: 75B934D82B9A8AC328FD3E469312D8DB
    SHA1: 8AF37D8FBFA08C62C0FA03345C23A4F7FA57C1F7
    SHA256: EC8BE42F751C654C5E875CB88EF105A2CD8EA234F32D47A6316BB469C543A528
    VirusTotal Rating: 0/57
    VirusTotal URL: https://www.virustotal.com/file/ec8be42 ... /analysis/

    Filename: ramdisk_setup.exe
    MD5: 8F1AD0E78E4B7DE89D330C8B981F8171
    SHA1: 8DB566FF14A94131F7905FC8522EBA492781D377
    SHA256: 28A600CDDAB749AE406B64257C3D6FD50F7E56408C9EC9F9DA0088DB82FEBF1C
    VirusTotal Rating: 0/56
    VirusTotal URL: https://www.virustotal.com/file/28a600c ... /analysis/


If anyone can assist on this, I welcome it.

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Re: SoftPerfect programs go commercial

#7 Post by webfork » Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:15 pm

Update: Softperfect Network Scanner

Steps:
  1. Download the installer listed above and use Bioruebe's Universal Extract program
  2. Launch netscan.exe
  3. Move netscan.xml from USER\AppData\Roaming\SoftPerfect Network Scanner to the application folder
  4. Launch netscan.exe /xml
  5. When prompted, decline to check for new versions
Optionally, delete other files

For the 64-bit version:
  • Follow the steps above but use netscan,2.exe in the Additional Files folder and rename it to netscan.exe
Could someone verify this?

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Re: SoftPerfect programs go commercial

#8 Post by Userfriendly » Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:50 pm

@webfork
Tried the installer version of netscan. It's not portable.

Here's netscan_portable.zip v6.2.1.
http://www83.zippyshare.com/v/slTo5BXf/file.html

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/3cd3 ... /analysis/
netscan_portable.zip
File size: 3.2 MB ( 3369127 bytes )
CRC-32: 8FF884BD
MD5: 9B173B4B80120507BB8EAE303CFAEE30
SHA-1: 4B88DF137F9225C554FF998806E877742F9141EA
SHA-256: 3CD3EF9CF2409856E152A56660598518C8542FC7699A3A6D713FD65F9F82EB05

32-bit/netscan.exe
File size: 1592136 Bytes
CRC-32: C719642D
MD5: BB7C575E798FF5243B5014777253635D
SHA-1: 2146F04728FE93C393A74331B76799EA8FE0269F
SHA-256: 572D88C419C6AE75AEB784CEAB327D040CB589903D6285BBFFA77338111AF14B
Detection ratio 1 / 55

64-bit/netscan.exe
File size: 1985352 Bytes
CRC-32: EF0E81A3
MD5: D1D579306A4DDF79A2E7827F1625581C
SHA-1: E141562AAB9268FAA4ABA10F58052A16B471988A
SHA-256: BB574434925E26514B0DAF56B45163E4C32B5FC52A1484854B315F40FD8FF8D2
Detection ratio 0 / 56


I like ImDiskTk for ramdisk software. It has dynamic memory management and updated frequently. Another is OSFMount which can be portable https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2056

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Re: SoftPerfect programs go commercial

#9 Post by webfork » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:09 pm

Userfriendly wrote:Tried the installer version of netscan. It's not portable.
I thought the system up above fixed that. Where was it writing settings?

Anyway, better to have the actual portable versions. Bravo.

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Re: SoftPerfect programs go commercial

#10 Post by Userfriendly » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:11 pm

webfork wrote:I thought the system up above fixed that. Where was it writing settings?
It was still being saved in AppData. The hash of installer extracted netscan.exe is different from the actual portable one. So its clearly compiled differently to be portable.

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Re: SoftPerfect programs go commercial

#11 Post by joby_toss » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:46 pm

Gbrao posted the news about Networx, also: https://www.portablefreeware.com/index. ... mment29130

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Re: SoftPerfect programs go commercial

#12 Post by smaragdus » Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:28 am

joby_toss wrote:Gbrao posted the news about Networx, also: https://www.portablefreeware.com/index. ... mment29130
I expected this:
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Freeware until 31 December 2016
Commercial from 1 January 2017
Greed is appalling.

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#13 Post by webfork » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:23 pm

smaragdus wrote:Gbrao posted the news about Networx
The last version I have on my machine is 5.2, which is fairly old. Does anyone else have a mirror of the last freeware version?
smaragdus wrote:Greed is appalling.
I wouldn't just put it down to mere greed. I'm okay with developers making money, but it is sad to see that they couldn't do (for example) a free and pro version or any of a number of other tacks beyond purely commercial.

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Re: SoftPerfect programs go commercial

#14 Post by billon » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:13 pm

@webfork:

If i get everything right, it's still freeware
You can continue using the current free version as long as you like, however all NetWorx files downloaded after 31 December 2016 will require a licence key to work beyond the free trial period.
So if we still planning listing NetWorx, somebody must download latest version on December 31 and make mirror.

BTW, latest version is 5.5.5.16343 from December 8

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#15 Post by webfork » Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:19 pm

billon wrote:So if we still planning listing NetWorx, somebody must download latest version on December 31 and make mirror.
It's admittedly a little confusing how that's going to play out. I wonder if the multiple versions back phone home for a license check. Anyway, I downloaded a copy of the current version so I guess we'll see.

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