CleanAfterMe v1.37

Checker on 21 Mar 2014

CleanAfterMe allows you to easily clean files and registry entries automatically created by Windows during regular computer activity. You can clean the cookies/history/cache/passwords of Internet Explorer, the 'Recent' folder, the last opened files, temporary Windows folders, the event logs, the Recycle Bin etc.

The program includes an optional basic wipe of deleted files for extra security.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CleanAfterMe.exe.
What's new?
  • Removed the option to delete .eml cache files of Windows Live Mail. This option was good for HotMail and IMAP accounts, but for POP3 accounts, it might delete real email messages.

9 comments on CleanAfterMe  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Indie 2008-12-13 14:22

Spybot said that the software has deleted a startup entry of desktop user name. Then the system hanged. I had to hard boot and again my mouse and keyboard did not work for some time. It seems that this software changes some startup entries which we are not aware of. Please confirm this is some kind of virus or not.

Pax 2008-12-13 18:09

@Indie: the software is written by Nir Sofer. This author has been writing extremely useful portable software for years - even before the term portable software was established. I don't know the author personally but I trust his work.

I'd suggest emailing the author (include OS, SP version and basic hardware info). You can get all the stats by right-clicking the [My Computer] icon and selecting [Properties]. Let him know what happened to you.

PS: I think visitors to this page would appreciate any updates here.

In the meantime, if you're in need of an app of this kind - try portable CCleaner (available on this site) - it's currently leader of the pack in the 'system cleaner' category.

Snowdrift 2008-12-13 18:27

The site you tried to visit belongs to a category that your computer is set to block.
http://nirsoft.net/utils/cleanafterme.zip is blocked because it is currently categorized as:

Spyware / Malware Sources
Sites which distribute spyware and other malware. Spyware is defined as software which takes control of your computer, modifies computer settings, collects or reports personal information, or misrepresents itself by tricking users to install, download, or enter personal information. This includes drive-by downloads; browser hijackers; dialers; intrusive advertising; any program which modifies your homepage, bookmarks, or security settings; and keyloggers. It also includes any software which bundles spyware (as defined above) as part of its offering. Information collected or reported is "personal" if it contains uniquely identifying data, such as email addresses, name, social security number, ip address, etc. A site is not classified as spyware if the user is reasonably notified that the software will perform these actions (i.e., it alerts that it will send personal information, be installed, or that it will log keystrokes).

Software Downloads
Sites that are dedicated to the electronic download of software packages, whether for payment or at no charge.

Computers / Internet
Sites that sponsor or provide information on computers, technology, the Internet and technology-related organizations and companies.

Queue 2008-12-13 18:51

Nirsoft has some password recovery utilities that often get categorized as malware, because they've been used by people to do malicious things. The site and software itself is benign, well intentioned and purely meant to be helpful.

JA. 2008-12-14 02:10

Dont use this software. I tried it, and i couldent get my mouse or my keyboard to work.

Neyon 2008-12-14 04:04

Much negative comments here... As Pax said: the author should be trusted. The application works like a charm here, on XPSP3 and VistaSP1. No problems at all and... I love it!

NirSoft fan 2008-12-14 05:25

From the app's version history:
Version 1.21 - Fixed bug: In some computers, when cleaning USB devices, the USB mouse/keyboard devices were also removed, and the user had to unplug and plug them again.

Indie 2008-12-14 06:38

Thanks all.

After starting the system later during the day, it got logged in without asking for any password. Does it mean that the prog has got a copy of the pwd when enables an automatic log in considering the fact that some startup entries were removed and a new desktop startup entry was added (as per Spybot)?

webfork 2010-10-05 18:31

I ran 3 other major cleaner programs here on the site (Bleechbit, CCleaner, and PureRA) and this program still found more to delete. If you're using an public computer, this seems to be THE program to run before you leave.

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