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    Default Bookmark Visit util to refresh favicons

    Often when updating chrome/chromium I find I lose my favicons. In the past I would open all links in each bookmark folder on my bookmarks toolbar, one folder at a time.

    That still doesn't refresh them all. Since I couldn't find an extension similar to CheckPlaces FF AddOn that refreshes favicons, I wrote this brute force utility called BookmarkVisit. It's free and can be downloaded from my downloads page:

    http://www.favessoft.com/downloads.html

    Just search on BookmarkVisit to find the link. (It's a Windows program)

    I wrote it for chrome. It may be useful for other browsers but you'd have to try it and see. Works pretty well for my chromium browser. I have broadband and the setting is to open new links in a new tab.

    How it works: set the browser that needs favicon refresh as the default. Export bookmarks to an .html file. Run bv.exe. A file open dialog asks you to select the bookmarks file. Then it just launches the bookmarks it finds beginning with "http:" one at the time. Every time it reaches 10 it kills the browser and starts up again to avoid memory depletion.

    It's a last resort brute force approach. I'll be glad to remove it from my page if someone writes a favicon refresh extension for chromium based browsers.
    Last edited by MilesAhead; 12-09-2010 at 06:30 PM.
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    REPORTED as VIRUS (TrojWare.Win32) , nice try ;-}

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    Default Yeah, right!

    Many AutoIt3 and AutoHotKey scripts compiled into .exe will trigger a false positive because it's a script inside an exe. That's how it works. The AutoIt3 or AutoHotKey engine is compiled into the .exe along with the script so that the user does not need to have AutoIt3 or AutoHotKey installed to run the script.


    I have many such programs on Softpedia. Just search on FavesSoft LLC there.
    I also write stand-alone exe programs using vc++ but for small programs scripts are faster and easier. Just google keywords "autohotkey autoit3 false positive"

    To get speed av programs look for signatures. If a sequence of bytes at the start of an exe file happens to match one in the database, it shows a match. It doesn't analyze anything unless it takes like 4 hours to scan your drive.
    Last edited by MilesAhead; 03-02-2011 at 11:50 PM. Reason: more info
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