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Author Topic: IDEA: configurable screen dimmer EXE (not a screensaver)  (Read 7289 times)

awefawe

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IDEA: configurable screen dimmer EXE (not a screensaver)
« on: October 03, 2006, 04:27:33 PM »
A screen-dimming program that would be great for use at work, to keep snoopers away.

For various reasons, an EXE is needed; a SCR won't work. Thanks!
« Last Edit: October 03, 2006, 04:33:23 PM by brotherS »

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Re: IDEA: configurable screen dimmer EXE (not a screensaver)
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2006, 04:37:13 PM »
You mean something like skrommel's dimsaver, but not an scr?
Actually, .scr is a .exe, all you have to do is change it's extension and it'll still work.
So, just download the mentioned app,change its name to dimsaver.exe and "create a shortcut to it with a /C parameter to configure, or /S to run.". ;)

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Re: IDEA: configurable screen dimmer EXE (not a screensaver)
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2006, 04:44:14 PM »
Hmm... AVG tells me that DimSaver.scr contains Trojan Horse PSW.Agent.CRB.

Any ideas?

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Re: IDEA: configurable screen dimmer EXE (not a screensaver)
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2006, 04:48:34 PM »
Any ideas?
AVG isn't very smart :P

If you still aren't sure, download the source code (which is in the green icon with an "H") and compile it using autohotkey.

Anyways, i've seen it's code already, there's no trojan there. possibly it's marked as trojan because it monitors the keeyboard and mouse when the screensaver is up, to know when to quit.

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Re: IDEA: configurable screen dimmer EXE (not a screensaver)
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2006, 05:05:58 PM »
I'm sure it's fine, but AVG won't give up.

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Re: IDEA: configurable screen dimmer EXE (not a screensaver)
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2006, 05:06:34 PM »
Well, I recompiled it with AHK (deleted a couple line breaks - I don't know if that caused the problem), and it's working fine now.

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Re: IDEA: configurable screen dimmer EXE (not a screensaver)
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2006, 05:14:08 PM »
it's working fine now.
:Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: I'm glad to know that!

(it's very weird avg doesn't like it, though :S)

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Re: IDEA: configurable screen dimmer EXE (not a screensaver)
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2006, 08:33:19 PM »
Hmm... AVG tells me that DimSaver.scr contains Trojan Horse PSW.Agent.CRB.

this is common with AVG. in fact, Skrommel's MultiMonMan is also flagged down as having Trojan horses. but as jgpaiva stated, rest assured that this is a false  alarm, probably due to AHK's internal structure..