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CCleaner v4.18.4844 Updated

Checker on 26 Sep 2014
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • 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).

Category:
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?
  • Added Active System Monitoring for Free users.
  • Improved Firefox Saved Password cleaning.
  • Improved Opera History cleaning.
  • Improved 64-bit build architecture for Window 8 and 8.1.
  • Added Ashampoo Burning Studio 14, XnView and FastStone Capture cleaning.
  • Improved localization support.
  • Minor GUI Improvements.
  • Minor bug fixes.
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Mixture on 2014-09-29 00:14

Version 4.18.4844 acts too differently from version 4.7.4808. I definitely do not need Active Computer Monitoring. When I clean my browser history with CCleaner, I cleaning it manually, not when someone else tells me to. There's far too much interference in my life from other humans. I am staying with version 4.7.4808.

__philippe on 2014-09-29 13:39

Turns out CCleaner 4.18.4844 "Active System Monitoring" can be turned off, after all:

1. Open CCleaner, then click Options > Monitoring
2. Disable System Monitoring by unticking the box next to "Enable System Monitoring"
3. Disable Active Monitoring by unticking the box next to "Enable Active Monitoring",
and click Yes when the confirmation box appears

See here for an ongoing discussion about "Active System Monitoring" usage:
http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=41860

Cheers,

__philippe

Mixture on 2014-09-29 14:57

__philippe, thank you very much. Thank God for disable switches in this software. Too bad I can't do the same thing to the NSA and the EPA!

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SpaceSniffer v1.1.4.0

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by donald

SpaceSniffer is a graphical disk use analysis software with available filtering. It can break down display into individual folders and files. Uses a special "Treemap" to display disk use (a concept invented by Prof. Ben Shneiderman).

A page of tips and tricks for use is available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder ("SpaceSnifferConfig.xml")
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware (Donations Welcome)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SpaceSniffer.exe
What's new? v 1.1.4.0
[+] Now it's possible to start an export to file from command line.
[+] Added classes filter (example: multimedia, archives ecc...)
[!] Improved stability when deleting a focused folder.
[!] Added "SpaceSniffer" to all floating windows title.
[#] Now paths with spaces behave again correctly in command line.
Latest comments
erdraug on 2011-05-19 23:39

Not true, it can scan directories. The option is right there on the startup menu.

Mike.S.G. on 2011-05-20 06:43

@Gmacri

Select the 'Path' to scan if you don't want a whole drive.

mrpink on 2012-01-29 21:08

I think i'll keep this one. WinDirStat is prettier but Spacesniffer is way faster and natively portable

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RunAsDate v1.30 Updated

Checker on 6 Oct 2014
  • 49KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by risk

RunAsDate is a small utility that allows you to run a program in the date and time that you specify. This utility doesn't change the current system date and time of your computer, but it only injects the date/time that you specify into the desired application.

You can run multiple applications simultaneously, each application works with different date and time, while the real date/time of your system continues to run normally.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RunAsDate.exe.
What's new?
  • Added option to set the date/time relative to the current time. You can add (positive number) or subtract (negative number) the following time units: seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, and years.
  • Added 'Start in folder' option.
  • RunAsDate now saves the last settings to config file.(RunAsDate.cfg)
Latest comments
shodan816 on 2014-10-07 12:32

Very handy indeed for those times you wish to change a file's date and time. Thank you once again, Nir ! ! !

shodan816 on 2014-10-07 12:36

Sorry... Meant to write "...change a file's date and time of execution."

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LastActivityView v1.07 Updated

webfork on 25 Sep 2014
  • 131KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Checker

LastActivityView collects information from various sources on a running system and displays a log of actions made by the user and events that occurred on the machine. Events include running .exe files, any open/save dialog-boxes, opening file/folder from Explorer or other software, software installation, system shutdown/start, application or system crash, network connection/disconnection and more.

You can easily export this information into csv/tab-delimited/xml/html file or copy it to the clipboard and then paste into Excel or other software.

Category:
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 LastActivityView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Copy Files List' option.
  • Added 'Open Folder In Explorer' option.
  • Fixed to find the correct item when typing the string you want to search into the main List View.
Latest comments
Ascend4nt on 2013-05-29 21:04

Neat application. Its worth noting that the 'Run .EXE file' items won't show up if you've disabled prefetch on your O/S, which is a common optimization for SSD drives.

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IrfanView v4.38 Updated

Checker on 28 Jul 2014

IrfanView is a fast and easy-to-use viewer with support for a wide variety image, audio and video formats. The program includes batch processing, creation of panoramic images, editing of multi-page TIFF files, lossless JPEG rotate/crop, and effects such as sharpen and blur. Other tools such as screen capture, scanner, slideshow, plugin support, and ability to capture icons from EXE or DLL

Alternatively, IrfanView Portable is also available and updates drive letters and handles registry keys.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IrfanView]
Unicode support: Partial. There is a dll that can be activated from the setting window. But it doesn't cover everything.
License: Free for non-commerical use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete iv_uninstall.exe
  3. Optionally, download the plugins ZIP package and extract the contents to the Plugins sub folder
  4. Launch i_view32.exe
Note: Plugins adds 10 megs to the size and support for more graphics, audio, video, and more. Plugins for OCR and PDF tools are available separate download -- see thread in forums on how to enable them with portable installations.
Similar/alternative apps: XnView
FastStone Image Viewer
What's new?
  • New Options menu/feature: Export image tiles (split image).
  • New Options menu: Hotfolder (Watch folder and show new images).
  • New view modes in Thumbnails window: Tiles, Details and List mode.
  • New feature: (new) "IrfanView Shell Extension" available on PlugIns website (= adds Context menu with some IrfanView operations to Windows Explorer).
  • New options in the "Adobe 8BF filters" dialog.
  • Improved speed in the LCMS (Color Management) PlugIn.
  • Added support for old formats like: Amiga, Atari, C64, ZX Spectrum etc. (RECOIL support in Formats PlugIn).
  • New Print dialog features: Borderless print, Negative positions, better preview.
  • New command line option: /makecopy, a flag for /convert
    => if destination file exists, save new file as copy: (1), (2), (3) etc.
  • Option to add max. 10 external editors (for advanced users): Properties->Misc.
  • Option to Drag&Drop current file to other programs: SHIFT + left mouse + drag.
  • New Print dialog option: Always use default printer at dialog start.
  • New hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + N = Negative image (all channels).
  • Better support for high resolution screens (high DPI).
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
Latest comments
Checker on 2013-12-21 16:39

@ billon
@ AndTheWolf
Thanks ... and updated.

smaragdus on 2014-06-24 18:59

IrfanView version 4.38 is out.

Checker on 2014-06-25 10:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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