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CCleaner v4.16.4763 Updated

Midas on 24 Jul 2014
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  • Suggested by Ennovy

CCleaner is a system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused, temporary, and log files from your system, as well as cleaning traces of your online activities such as Internet history and flash cookies. Contains a separate registry cleaner and can optionally use wipe features for both deleted files and drive free space.

See the official documentation for information on generating a list of covered programs search for "Export". An unofficial set of community developed cleaning rules can be found here however it should be noted that many of these rules are alpha and the developers will not provide support for these rules, a thread in the users forum is dedicated to supporting the add-on rules.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights under Windows Vista or above
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CCleaner.exe (for 32-bit OS) or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new?
  • Improved Google Chrome 36 cleaning and start-up management.
  • Improved Firefox browsing cache cleaning.
  • Added Repair option to Uninstall tool.
  • Improved 64-bit build architecture on Windows 7 and 8.
  • Improved Startup Item tool compatibility.
  • Added Teamviewer, Microsoft One Drive, Real VNC 5, Tag and Rename and Tango cleaning.
  • Minor GUI Improvements.
  • Minor bug fixes.
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Ganamyde on 2013-03-26 18:53

Here is an updater for it, it also has an option to update Winapp2

DarkShadow on 2013-07-25 16:21

v4.04.4197 (July 25, 2013)

Checker on 2013-07-25 16:31

@ DarkShadow: Thanks ... and updated.

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IECookiesView v1.77 Updated

Checker on 19 Jul 2014
  • 150KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

IECookiesView displays the details of all cookies that Internet Explorer stores on your computer, view and search through them, deleting the unwanted cookies etc.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Windows registry. I am accepting this as portable because it can be used to quickly locate and remove unwanted cookies in a crunch. Be warned that all UI settings are written to the registry, so any UI configuration you make is reset when you run the app on a different machine.
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch iecv.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed issue: IECookiesView displayed the date/time values of IE10/IE11 in GMT instead of local time.
  • Fixed to display date/time values according to daylight saving time settings.
Latest comments
Shodan on 2007-12-31 06:15

Now this great little utility saves it's settings in the local folder making it totally portable. THANK YOU, Nir !

MiDoJo on 2008-01-23 13:43

1.71 works for ie7 (even though nirsoft does not claim it) it also works for vista (with the caveat that you cannot get rid of the signature warning even if you unblock in the file properties) 1.70 Works with Vista/ie7/portably but does write some items to registry

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BleachBit v1.2 Updated

Checker on 9 Jun 2014

BleachBit quickly frees disk space, removes hidden junk, and safeguards your privacy. You can erase cache, Internet history, cookies (including the much-maligned "evercookie"), DOM storage, unused localizations, and temporary files of 70 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Adobe Reader, APT, and more. Additional applications can be added with the community authored winapp2.ini cleaner list in the Preferences - General tab (requires restart).

Includes wipe function to protect privacy, includes support for 52 languages, and available for Linux.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package labelled 'portable' and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bleachbit.exe.
What's new?
  • When overwriting free disk space is aborted, use a fallback system to make sure the temporary files are deleted before BleachBit exits abnormally; store temporary files in standard temporary file directories; and speed up on Linux.
  • Expose Mozilla URL history (places.sqlite) cleaner to CleanerML, so better custom cleaners can be written for Mozilla-based browsers.
  • Update Warzone 3.1 for Windows.
  • Better find Firefox profiles.
  • Add warnings to some cleaners about deleting passwords.
  • All of BleachBit is now on GitHub across four repositories.
  • Specific to Linux / Unix:
    - Add cleaner for APT package lists.
    - Update Konqueror cleaner.
    - Update Debian package for Debian and Ubuntu.
    - Add Fedora 20 RPM package.
    - Add Ubuntu 14.04 DEB package.
    - Do not crash on startup for new platforms (in this case, for FreeBSD) .
  • Specific to Windows:
    - Offer an alternative installer without any (human) language translations, which shrinks installer by 4%.
    - Shred integration is optional in installer.
    - In case a file does not exist (which typically happens when another process deletes after BleachBit scans it), on Windows show "does not exist" instead of "special file type cannot be deleted".
Latest comments
Andrew Ziem on 2011-01-05 19:29

Faust, Daniel Feenberg is (according to LinkedIn) currently an IT Director at the National Bureau of Economic Research, so Wikipedia's label of "economist" appears to be a mistake. Also reference the 2006 NIST Special Publication.... so which computer scientists claim any data can be recovered after one pass? Also, I thought it was generous to write that each cleaner probably finds things the other doesn't and that CCleaner is older and more mature. CCleaner is not a bad tool and certainly does many things well.

webfork on 2012-03-16 01:56

Used this to clean up more than 6 gigs of information off a reasonably old Win 7 x64 machine recently. I don't know that it had a major impact on speed, but certainly like that extra 6 gigs. Love this program.

Midas on 2013-10-17 14:51

"BleachBit Is the October [2013] Project of the Month [at].

BleachBit is a nice tool for freeing disk space on Windows and Linux systems. BleachBit also helps to preserve privacy; in this time of privacy concerns, it might be something you want to check out. It's even caught the attention of computer security Technologist Bruce Schneier in The Guardian ( and in Wired ( Read interview with Andrew Ziem on our blog ("

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FlashCookiesView v1.15 Updated

Checker on 8 Jun 2014

FlashCookiesView is a small utility that displays the list of cookie files created by Flash component (Local Shared Object) in your Web browser. For each cookie file, the lower pane of FlashCookiesView displays the content of the file in readable format or as Hex dump.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
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 FlashCookiesView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added option to remember that folder you choose in the 'Select Folder' window.
Latest comments
Ralph on 2011-05-08 01:14

Thanks - Excellent Utility (as always from NirSoft)
Try: Options > Display Mode > Automatic .... To get a feel for what's going on

juvera on 2011-11-11 14:06

I just found this article explaining that evercookies can be stored to up to eight different places on the user's computer.
Does FlashCookiesView clean them all?

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BrowsingHistoryView v1.52 Updated

Checker on 16 May 2014
  • 371KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Checker

BrowsingHistoryView reads the history data of popular Web browsers Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Chrome Canary, SeaMonkey and Safari, and then displays the browsing history in one table. Includes Visited URL, Title, Visit Time, Visit Count, Web browser and User Profile. BrowsingHistoryView allows you to watch the browsing history of all user profiles in a running system, as well as to get the browsing history from an external hard drive.

You can also export the browsing history into csv/tab-delimited/html/xml file from the user interface, or from the command-line.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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 BrowsingHistoryView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: When getting history information from a remote computer and both local computer and remote computer have IE10 or IE11, BrowsingHistoryView displayed the IE10/IE11 history of the local computer... (Be aware that BrowsingHistoryView cannot display the IE10/IE11 history of a remote computer while the WebCacheV01.dat file on the remote computer is locked).