Frequently Asked Questions
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•Are your apps* free to download and use?
•Does your apps* contains adware, spyware, toolbars or any other potentially harmful or undesired software in it?
•What are the system requirements and which Operating Systems is supported by your apps*?
•How can I launch your apps*?
•May I review or even redistribute your products?
•Can I help talk or advertise your apps* and games in my blog\web site?
•I believe I've found a bug in one of your products, how can I report it to you?
•How can I get in touch with you?
•Are you a company, an organization, or what?
•Can I make a donation? If yes, how?
•Does Xtreme-LAb® develop any apps* or games on commission?
•While installing your apps*, I get a pop up warning message on Microsoft Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10; why?
•Why didn't you apply digital signatures to your software and what does this actually mean anyway?
•What is that long series of numbers and letters, referred as the "MD5 checksum", in every download area?
•How can I use the "MD5 checksum" to verify the downloaded file?
•What do you use to create your installers (setup files)?
•Are your apps* free to download and use?
The apps* which you can download from our web site are totally free and do not require any form of payment, subscription or registration.


•Does your apps* contains adware, spyware, toolbars or any other potentially harmful or undesired software in it?
Nope, our apps* for Microsoft Windows do not contain any form of advertisement or malware but, keep in mind that, downloading our apps from a source other than our official site may be harmful.


•What are the system requirements and which Operating Systems is supported by your apps*?
The Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 is a common requirement, in addition to this each app* has its own dedicated web page where its system requirements (if needed) and supported Operating Systems are listed.


•How can I launch your apps*?
Our apps* are available both as a handy stand-alone ZIP archive or as an installer package (setup).


•May I review or even redistribute your products?
You’re free to review our work, you may also redistribute our free apps* (but not our games): just remember that by no means you are allowed to modify, replace or extract resources from any of our products or to use them in any illegal or immoral way (e.g. pirated software or web sites). For more information about what you can do with our free apps*, read the Creative Commons public license (Attribution, Non Commercial, No Derivatives).


•Can I help talk or advertise your apps* and games in my blog\web site?
Sure! If you want to show one of our banners on your web site or blog, maybe because you made a reviews of one of our products, feel free to do it! We've uploaded a bunch of banners in our "gallery" to this purpose.


•I believe I've found a bug in one of your products, how can I report it to you?
You can contact us directly, through the "contact us" web page or, preferably, you can compile the dedicated form in the support web page. We will try our best to reproduce your issue and to find a solution and/or a temporary workaround. Please remember that this process is not easy nor fast and that during the holidays we may need additional time.


•How can I get in touch with you?
You can contact us by using the "contact us" web page, if you have an issue with one of our product, compile instead the dedicated form in the support web page.


•Are you a company, an organization, or what?
Xtreme-LAb® is a private company since 2012 but both our trademark and web site have been around since 2004. For more information, check out our "company" web page.


•Can I make a donation? If yes, how?
Any contributions are deeply appreciated and you can support us via Credit Card and/or PayPal, by visiting the "donate" web page.


•Does Xtreme-LAb® develop any apps* or games on commission?
Xtreme-LAb® does not develop on commission for the time being.


•While installing your apps*, I get a pop up warning message; why?
Automatic setup programs usually require administrator privileges to be run: therefore upon launching the setup, you may get a warning from the "User Account Control", asking for such rights. In some cases you may see a yellow or red alert bar, this is shown to you because our setup do not have a digital signature, that means that the apps* you’re about to install comes from a publisher unknown to the system.


•Why didn't you apply digital signatures to your software and what does this actually mean anyway?
Digital signatures tell the Operative System (which in turn informs the user) that the app* in question comes from a "trusted" source. Our apps* are not digitally signed because we use other safety methods, like the MD5 checksum.


•What is that long series of numbers and letters, referred as the "MD5 checksum", in every download area?
The MD5 checksum del file. Il checksum viene utilizzato per verificare l'integritÓ del file per essere sicuri che il file non sia danneggiato e/o stato modificato/manomesso di proposito.


•How can I use the "MD5 checksum" to verify the downloaded file?
There are many free (and paid) software capable to generate\check the MD5 checksum of a file. If you know how to use the command prompt (cmd.exe) we suggest you to download the Microsoft File Checksum Integrity Verifier (FCIV), to know how to use it, read the KB841290 article.


•What do you use to create your installers (setup files)?
Inno Setup: a freeware product based on scripting in Pascal, by Jordan Russell.






*For "apps" we mean any application, program or software which is not a videogame.