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Giveaway of the day — 1AVShare

1AVShare turns your computer into a personal web server and allows you to share your files with others over the internet.
$49.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 174 (31%) 393 (69%) 30 comments

1AVShare was available as a giveaway on March 18, 2014!

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1AVShare is a Windows application that allows you to share your files with trusted users or access them remotely from anywhere. Securely share photos, videos, music and documents over the Internet. Logged users can view, download, search files and even upload files. All anyone needs in order to access your 1AVShare server is an internet browser, that's it - no other software installation is required!
Once you install 1AVShare, you'll have an embedded web server of your very own that resides entirely within the confines of your computer, protected by 128 bit security. Just configure user accounts for anyone that you want to have access to your files, and you're good to go.


  • Automatic webpage creation and embedding;
  • 128-bit security;
  • Supports searching, downloading and uploading;
  • Wide range of extensions supported and configurable user accounts.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Media Center/ Vista/7 /8; Intel 1.3GHz; 120MB HD; 256MB RAM; minimum screen resolution of 800x600





File Size:

13.7 MB



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Google has already been caught red handed selling our metadata to the government. And all of their software is basically spy software designed to track all of your activity. That is how they make a profit--selling information.

Reply   |   Comment by Brett  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#19 @Raymond
Using dropbox, you are storing on their server, either allowing them rights to all of your media, or trusting them to keep it secure. This program, I believe, is like a web server, and all of your content is stored locally.

I like the idea, but I do not know enough about security to try to use this yet.

Reply   |   Comment by Brett  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Number 15 - Giovanni:

I downloaded the Portable version - but there are no instructions on how to run the program....
Website has not responded to an inquiry about same -- help...

Reply   |   Comment by Jack Spencer  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

#11 Try MEGA

Reply   |   Comment by ilikefree  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

@1, Really? Why would anyone risk putting a copy of music or dvd's that THEY OWN on the cloud? Try encrypting it and upload it, then see how long it stays. I've heard stories and from personal experience, not long and sometimes, it's a costly mistake that lands you in federal court. I rather allow access to my networked harddrive so I can control who has access to it and ensure it leaves encrypted and arrives the same way and I just feel better knowing I can see who is TRYING to get access that isn't authroized ;-). This app might be worth trying.

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

This looks interesting, I will try it out.

Reply   |   Comment by Delareesa Heny  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

@ #19 Raymond

While my computer may be “serving” files, is my computer a real server or just an appendage of Weezo’s server?

Also with Weezo, your computer acts as a real server. In other words. Weezo does principally the same as today's GAOTD. With one difference.
Your IP may be today 73.231.89.xxx and tomorrow 65.133.76.yyy. With this program above, you must inform the user, who wants to access your local directory with your permission, the IP of your computer. (If you don't have a Web name...)

Weezo learns from your local program your IP address and all changes. It translates your IP to http://weezo.net/your_account_name. SO everybody has only to bookmark this Weezo address. Than the access restrictions to your real IP address are checked and when everything is okay, the Weezo server connects the Weezo address to your real IP address.

The files will stay on your computer and the Weezo server is not involved in further transmissions.

The today's program does the same, without assistance from another company. This means it is up to you how you distribute your Web address - e.g. per email...

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Raymond. Drop files are stored in Alaska or Florida by Dropbox. You have access to them. Wherever DropBox happens to exist in the world.

Weezo (or any other local/personal webserver) does the same thing except your files are stored at your house where you could run out of the house with it if it's on fire. Or a better idea, you can just unplug it from your wall, if you need to, because a hacker is getting into it.

"Free is Good. Free is Affordable"

Reply   |   Comment by David Roper  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Teamviewer does have a file transfer utility, and is free. But it gives anyone with the password the ability to remotely use your computer. Do you really want that?
Today's giveaway and its ilk, limit account/password holders to file access alone.

Reply   |   Comment by Norman  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I am confused as to why today's giveaway is version, when my copy from June 2012 is version

Reply   |   Comment by xCurt  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

@#11 (spam sorenson):

The programs that will likely do what you need are either BitTorrent Sync (my go-to solution for such a problem), Tonido, or SeaFile. Between one of those three things, your needs should be met.

Admittedly I haven't downloaded the application itself, but based upon the description and the screenshots, I'm having a rough time finding a niche for this application...

--Users sufficiently technical enough to walk the second party through typing an IP address into their web browser and configure port forwarding on their router are probably savvy enough to use something like Pydio (aka Ajaxplorer), either with Windows IIS (it comes with the professional versions, and I even think home premium...) or Turnkey Linux in a VM . Even if it takes an hour to set up, saving $50 and having a better-in-my-opinion interface seems to be a tradeoff well worth considering for someone sufficiently technical to properly set up an HTTP server, port forwarding, getting an SSL cert, and having a phone call that involves lines like, "no Mom...the ADDRESS bar, not the search bar...type, not semicolon...". OwnCloud also offers this sort of functionality, and as previously mentioned, BitTorrent Sync works very well if you can walk the second party through the installation and then e-mail the folder secret.

--Users insufficiently technical to set up a Pydio stack and port forwarding are probably best served by Dropbox and sharing. Even if they have to do the up-and-down dance, it's still quicker than trying to get this software to work.

--Users somewhere in the middle are probably best served by Tonido, as it's a hybrid. Tonido's servers handle the connection specifics and provide dynamic DNS, so the website is something like "voyager529.tonidoID.com", NAT traversal already taken care of. Files are directly transferred between the users so there's no up-and-down, but there's no connectivity troubleshooting hell involved. $39/year gets 100GB of stuff in the shared folder, admittedly an obnoxious and arbitrary limit, but a year access is still cheaper than this GAOTD, the subscription actually provides some sort of service, and if you're transferring more than 100GB of files, you're probably better off with a bounce anyway since it will take days to transfer over most residential internet connections; mailing a hard disk would likely be faster anyway.

--Users willing to make a bigger up-front investment can also be served with the Western Digital Personal Cloud drives - $140 gets you a 2TB drive that camps out on your LAN and can both share some files, and act as a 2TB storage unit for the rest of your LAN.

Thus, the market this GAOTD seems best suited for over its competitors are those sufficiently technical to deal with NAT translation and support calls but not enough to set up Pydio (even the Turnkey Linux version) or IIS/Apache AND have more than 2GB to transfer AND don't want to pay $39/year AND don't want to pay $140 for a 2TB hard disk AND don't trust a cloud provider.

I'm not saying that there isn't a market for a product like this, but I am saying that it needs some polish to contend with its established competitors.


Reply   |   Comment by voyager529  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

Spend $2.00 a month and get 100 gigs of Google Drive and you don't need to give access to your computer.

Reply   |   Comment by DROIDUP  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Nobody heard about TeamViewer? It is reliable, trustable, reputable and FREE, so why to reinvent the wheel?

Reply   |   Comment by Luis  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Have a bad opinion of this Brazilian company's software.

Out of 1,000 GOTD users, how many really need this?

I expect the software execution to be clunky.

Not to mention security issues.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-27)

I have Ares Galaxy and its very efficient at what it does. I recommend it to everyone. Its a relic and its pretty amazing. If you have doubts, you can look for the reviews online. Its listed on CNET, Softonic, Softpedia, Sourceforgenet, etc. And the reviews and ratings speak for themselves. Recommended. Not gonna use this one, cuz I have Ares.


Reply   |   Comment by Aaron Farnsworth  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Better, Free & PORTABLE alternative:


Shared resources are bound to password-restricted user groups and may be enhanced by using an SSL-encrypted connection. And of course you can send your own files without any size limit, unlike other similar tools out there.



Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+81)

Do I really have to say the word? Vulnerability! This software is like a highway into your system for hackers. I could turn this into an entire article for security issues. Don't install! Use any number of cloud services to share your photos and personal documents with faaamily. Most offer better security than what this software can provide, you can share folders, and you don't have to open ports in any firewall. Use a cloud!

Reply   |   Comment by TrustTech  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

Seems similar to Tonido, which I use to access my home computer when I'm out and about. It's free,simple to use, password protected, and usable on platforms like tablets (Android and iPad), smartphones,PS3, XBox etc.

Reply   |   Comment by Anairb  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)

Installed and ran fine on Win7-64 (in 32-bit mode)

Reading the previous critique did help indeed, so thank you friends.

My impression is rather positive!

1. Sent myself an email with the link
2. retrieved the link using my email client on both iPhone & iPad.
3. transferred few documents to both devices
4. transferred 2 different multimedia files one for each device!
5. did not try connecting from another PC.

A commuting professionals with a cell phone (G3 or LTE connection) can confidently avoid all "portable" gizmo's especially if those documents are big in size or contain mission critical contents! Or at least a perfect contingency and backup plan/solution!

With near unprecedented storage on the go! (actually your HD capacity is the limit!) ... therefore ... No need for paying Dropbox or any "cloud-based" storage provider! and this is the closest possible distance to having a "personal cloud!"

With the advent of high speed connectivity, and wired and/or wireless connection access points, all your files are within reach with near unlimited storage for free! (almost! not counting the connectivity cost!)

The key word for me is "availability" with low cost! And this is good enough reason to keep it!

on the otherhand ... This software got a very good potential to be the next big thing if the developers "alter" their perspective about it in favor of "personal cloud!"

I rate it 8 out of 10 for some stuff really need to be looked at for a resolution, like forcing a manual static IP address in a dynamic LAN environment sharing single internet IP address! But not for the core functionality!


Reply   |   Comment by Dr. Olaimi  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)

My need is a replacement for dropbox/skydrive/etc. Though self cloud works great on my LAN it doesn't meet my needs for WAN collaboration.
Having sensitive files on a public server is also a concern.
"To me," publishing an AV is not as important as collaboration on say a Word doc. I can't tell if others can update the files and return them. Can the publishers answer?

Reply   |   Comment by spam sorenson  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

This program is not for amateurs , but for those who know

Reply   |   Comment by Milovanović Siniša  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Can not find any reviews on any version of this software. Softpedia has 4 votes. No reviews. Just like here normally. With one star being poor and five being excellent, 4 voters gave it one and a half stars. They also offer 60% off. $20.78 as do a few other sites. I thought I was PC savvy until I watched a demo on this product on youtube.

Reply   |   Comment by Maureen  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

I will be interested to read others’ comments

I'll try to explain.

A "web server" is a program, which can be connected with a "web browser". Therefor you need ALWAYS IE or Firefox to open a web page. No matter, where your webbrowser is located. On your computer, or an handheld or another computer far away.

The webserver gives a restricted access to a local directory on your computer, protected by username and password.

The only sense is to allow other users to access this directory and the files within these directories. The web server provides a simple web interface (a "webpage") to list these files, watch video or images and download other files in the selected directory.

A webserver makes sense, if you want to find a simple way to access your computer with an android device or Iphone. And it makes sense, if you want to allow other people, you trust, you watch your latest holiday movie.

The above program does this without fuzz.

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+70)

Managed to install this but did not know what to do with it. I expected a sort of network sharing program for my local network, but found it difficult to understand and certainly not intuitive. Why do I need an internet browser to access my local files?
I will be interested to read others' comments. Obviously this is way out of my learning curve, and has nothing to encourage me to learn more.

Reply   |   Comment by col  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Coco, its a different approach from Dropbox. Its not a cloud based storage and you do not have quotas and size limitations.

Reply   |   Comment by rasmus  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+66)

I installed it, I fooled around a bit, I uninstalled. For home/hobby use, this -could- be fun, but expecting ma and pa kettle to be able to open a port on their router [or firewall] to allow the "family" to come in to view pix is a bit of a stretch. Ok, it's impossible.

This is a great idea, and people -would- want it, and would even pay for it -but... it would have to work out of the box. Even setting up the smtp specs so one could "email a link to your home video" would confuse 99% of casual users nowadays -given the ubiquity of web based email, and many ISP's no longer using port 21.

This program looks like the result of some fairly sharp tech people rushing a program out the door without asking anyone NON-technical what their impressions are. Perhaps that's what we are supposed to provide. :)


Reply   |   Comment by paladin  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+72)

Installed and registered without problems on a Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit system.

A Brazilian company with name and address. The company servers seems to be under stress. The pages are loading very slow.

This program starts a Web server. The interface is self explaining and sufficient.

!!! Attention, before you start this webserver, make sure to change the passwords. It's bad use to use predefined password admin/admin guest/anonymous ... It would be better if the program asks the user beforehand, which passwords he would like to implement and TEST the password strenght, not allowing "test" or "1234"

The program works in my case without problems. It is an easy way to setup a webserver. Keep in mind, if you are not in your local network (192.168....) you open a door with all possible side effects.

A good and easy web server with some funny spelling errors : "shown bellow", "galery" and some more. Even a Brazilian company should find the correct spelling.

Will not stay on my computer, I use the built in routines.

Thanks GOTD and 1AVshare. Bom Dia!

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+98)

Nice,free alternative HFS - HTTP File Server http://www.rejetto.com/hfs/?f=dl

Reply   |   Comment by Milovanović Siniša  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

At the first glance, I liked the idea but I see 76% Thumbs down. May I please ask why so many negatives before I install it at my computer?

Assuming the software takes care of security and privacy aspects as it is a shareware.

Reply   |   Comment by Sukhen K Mitra  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

Why not use Dropbox?

Reply   |   Comment by Coco  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-46)
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