Notice: Older versions of the APOD Wallpaper software stopped updating around Dec 20th, 2016 due to changes made to the APOD website. A beta version that includes a fix is available below.

Click the link below to download the .zip file that contains the APOD Wallpaper application.

Some anti-virus software detects what I believe to be false positives on the APOD Wallpaper software. The virustotal scanning tool reports a detection ratio of just 1/55 on APODWallpaper.exe but you could try that scanning tool yourself or read this article. Different anti-virus tools are reporting different malware:

  • Windows Defender flags as infected with the trojan Win32/Spursint.A!cl but APODWallpaper.exe scans ok.
  • AVG Free does not find any malware when scanning APODWallpaper.exe but does not let it run due to its Software Analyzer finding 1DP.Alexa.51
  • reports that Qihoo-360 finds HEUR/QVM03.0.0000.Malware.Gen
I will work on resolving the false positives once the non-beta version of 1.3.1 is released.  

Version 1.3.0 Beta: Initial release to address the not-updating issue.  This version has received limited testing. Requires .net framework 4.5.

  • Fixed to use TLS 1.2 because APOD site now requires TLS 1.2.
  • Fixed time of day formatting and parsing to use hh:mm regardless of locale.
  • Handles APOD images that link to videos on youtube. 
  • Better tracking of errors using Google Analytics.
  • Several fixes for stability and error handling.
  • Fixed display of APOD explanation.

Version 1.2.8: Images with an upper case extension, such as JPEG, are now loaded

Version 1.2.7: Use AppData instead of temp folder to store the last APOD image.  Improved timer code for checking for updates.

SelectionFile type iconFile nameDescriptionSizeRevisionTimeUser

Beta Version v1.3.0-6-gfaf301e    65k v. 3 Dec 31, 2016, 1:43 PM Ken Jackson

Version 1.2.8     61k v. 17 Jan 20, 2013, 3:56 PM Ken Jackson