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HWiNFO32 v5.42 Updated

billon on 22 Dec 2016
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Dec 2016
  • Suggested by Baas

HWiNFO32 is a professional hardware information and diagnostic tool supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards. Includes system health monitoring (Thermal, Voltage, Fan, Power), basic benchmarks, and multiple report formats (text, CSV, XML, HTML, MHTML).

HWiNFO64, a 64-bit version, as well as HWiNFO Portable, a 32-bit and 64-bit switching version, are also available from the publisher.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HWiNFO32.exe or HWiNFO64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SIV
What's new?
  • Added:
    • Preliminary support of Intel Knights Mill;
    • Reporting of detailed SMART failure/warning in sensors;
    • Preliminary support of AMD Polaris 12.
  • Enhanced:
    • Sensor monitoring on ASUS MAXIMUS IX;
    • Sensor monitoring on ASUS PRIME Z270 and TUF Z270;
    • Sensor monitoring on ASUS X99-E-10G WS;
    • Sensor monitoring on ASRock 200-series mainboards (preliminary).
  • Changed reporting of NVMe drive failure state.
  • Improved NVMe drive enumeration, removed duplicate entries on some systems.
  • Fixed:
    • Reporting of some specific IPMI sensor values;
    • Disappearing of sensor units in gadgets when the average column is hidden;
    • Reporting of drive temperature for some drives;
    • Drive enumeration via CSMI-SAS and Intel RST v15 support;
    • Monitoring of GPU VR, VRM, Liquid temperatures with AMD Crimson ReLive 16.12.2 or later;
    • Drive health indicator for Samsung SSDs.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-02-03 23:17

The latest version of HWiNFO32/HWiNFO64 is 4.50.

Checker on 2015-02-04 07:07

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

DarkShadow on 2016-02-09 12:39

v5.20 (2016-02-09) released !

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CCleaner v5.26.5937 Updated

billon on 17 Jan 2017
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by Ennovy

CCleaner is a feature-rich system optimization and privacy tool. The program cleans unused, temporary, and log files from your system, as well as traces of online activities such as Internet history and flash cookies. The program contains startup controls for Windows, major internet browsers, and context menu entries. Includes a separate registry cleaner, duplicate search, system restore tool, and can wipe both deleted files and drive free space for security.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Monitoring functions are only available in the pro version.

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.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights under Windows Vista or above
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • Improved:
    • Firefox History and Session cleaning;
    • Opera History cleaning;
    • Thunderbird Session cleaning.
  • Optimized 64-bit build architecture.
  • Updated various translations.
  • Minor GUI improvements and bug fixes.
Latest comments
Guido76 on 2016-07-20 05:30

Hi,
One more time, it's impossible to download Portable version. We are pulsed from page to page and finally landed on the original one.

IanFromBarrie on 2016-07-20 15:57

Same experience as @Guido76 at 11:45AM EST. Looking back over the comments, it seems that Piriform has got web platform problems. Hope that sort of sloppiness doesn't carry over into the actual product.

webfork on 2016-07-20 21:45

An alternative link to the Softpedia download has been added to the entry.

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CrystalDiskMark v5.2.1 Updated

billon on 1 Jan 2017
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by malikorx69

CrystalDiskMark is benchmarks disk performance, measuring sequential and random 4KB/512KB reads/writes for any storage device. The target device does not need to be formatted.

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

Alternatively, CrystalDiskMark Portable is also available, which auto-switches between x86 and x64.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: MIT
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DiskMark32.exe (for 32-bit OS) or DiskMark64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: HD Tune, IsMyHdOK
What's new?
  • Updated Spanish language file.
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-08-01 18:04

Thanks, smaragdus, nicely done -- but as the topic you found is a single post, I think we should ask webfork to merge it with the current official topic. What do you think?

Checker on 2015-08-01 18:52

@ smaragdus: First mentioned by malikorx69 [07 Feb 2008], so this is the forum topic.
guinness post is dated [09 Nov 2009].
I agree to merge the two, but malikorx69's should be first!

AndTheWolf on 2016-11-07 21:09

CrystalDiskinfo should not be listed under Similar/alternative apps for CrystalDiskMark. CrystalLDiskMark benchmarks, whereas CrystalDiskinfo supplies a lot of disk information, but does NOT benchmark.

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Win32 Disk Imager v0.9.5

Midas on 4 Nov 2015

Win32 Disk Imager is a simple disk imaging utility to write IMG files to SD and USB cards and allow booting from these devices. Just point to the IMG file and then select the removable device to write to.

Note that this utility is intended for flash media and cannot burn CD-ROMs.

Note: We recommend reading information available on the author's website before use. Use care with imaging tools like this one.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Win32DiskImager.exe.
What's new?
  • Update copyright headers, bump for point release
  • Fixed broken translation (caused build error).
  • Converted build environment to QT 5.2/Mingw 4.8.
  • Added Italian translation.
  • Added translations.
  • Start work on installer with Innosetup.
Latest comments
ihateyou on 2013-05-03 05:40

This program is an epic failure. It failed to write the image to the disk, and it permanently corrupted my drive which now thinks it is a 1gb drive

joby_toss on 2013-05-03 06:35

Check the link Midas pointed above: https://answers.launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/+question/74814

Midas on 2013-05-03 09:50

Also, Bootice provides a quick way to cure pendrive woes:

http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=20478

(At least, it's what YUMI devs recommend...)

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NetworkTrafficView v2.05 Updated

billon on 29 Dec 2016
  • 214KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Dec 2016
  • Suggested by guinness

NetworkTrafficView is a monitoring tool that captures information passing through your network adapter and displays general traffic statistics. Packet statistics are grouped by the Ethernet Type, IP Protocol, Source/Destination Addresses, and Source/Destination ports.

A variety of information is displayed on each line including Ethernet Type (IPv4, IPv6, ARP), IP Protocol (TCP, UDP, ICMP), Source Address, Destination Address, Source Port, Destination Port, Service Name (http, ftp, and so on), Packets Count, Total Packets Size, Total Data Size, Data Speed, Maximum Data Speed, Average Packet Size, First/Last Packet Time, Duration, and process ID/Name (For TCP connections).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Capture driver (e.g. WinPcap Capture Driver or Microsoft Network Monitor)
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch NetworkTrafficView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Save All Items' (Shift+Ctrl+S).