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HWiNFO32 v4.64 Updated

Checker on 4 Jun 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jun 2015
  • 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.

System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HWiNFO32.exe or HWiNFO64.exe.
What's new?
  • Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASUS RAMPAGE IV series.
  • Added option to accept negative temperatures for some sensors (sub-zero cooling).
  • Fixed DDR4 SPD readout on some Skylake client systems.
  • Added reporting of Distance to Tj,max.
  • Enhanced reporting of memory timings and other features for Skylake.
  • Further enhanced support of Knights Landing.
  • Enhanced ability to define custom thresholds for changing of color of any item in sensor list.
  • Added some pre-defined thresholds for sensor items (will display in red if over threshold level).
  • Added NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti.
Latest comments
abc on 2012-07-29 21:52

The plethora of information to display including Fan speeds, CPU, HDD, and MOBO temps in the notification tray makes this thing perfect for me. I let Process Explorer handle the memory/cpu/network/etc usage and let this thing display cpu/mobo/etc temps and I get a wealth of information in one area. It doesn't use too much resources either. Highly recommended.

@Ateka: The most important part -- The driver is installed when you run and it is removed after you close it. The HKCU key is settings and not important. It's not stealth, it requires admin rights but it IS portable.

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 ;)

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CCleaner v5.07.5261 Updated

Checker on 25 Jun 2015
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jun 2015
  • 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.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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 (for 32-bit OS) or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new?
  • Improved Microsoft Edge (Spartan / IE 12) cleaning.
  • Improved Google Chrome Internet Cache and Session cleaning.
  • Added Firefox Web Apps start-up management.
  • Improved Windows 10 Recycle Bin and Delayed cleaning support.
  • Improved Skip UAC functionality for domain accounts.
  • Added Adobe Reader DC cleaning.
  • Updated various translations.
  • Minor GUI Improvements.
  • Minor bug fixes.
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2014-11-26 17:58

@Naphiopelios: no, my friend, you're not alone in this. I'm also having trouble with CCleaner's maximized state. Because of my PowerPro bar, CCleaner's window goes off-screen. I do consider this a bug, because none of my other apps behave like this, not even CCleaner version 4.

popol0909 on 2015-03-01 00:26

No longer a freeware. In License.txt, we can read:
"You may NOT use the Product in corporate or commercial environments."

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NetSetMan v4.0.3 Updated

Checker on 16 Jun 2015
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jun 2015
  • Suggested by paciuli

NetSetMan is a network settings manager that helps you switch between 6 different, visually structured profiles that includes IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, preferred/alternate DNS server, computer name, workgroup, DNS domain, WINS server, default printer and run scripts. Although mostly for mobile users who have multiple network settings at home, office, wireless, etc, this software can also be useful for advanced network configuration and diagnostics.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. Select "Extract files" during the installation process and extract application files to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch NetSetMan.exe
What's new?
  • New: Export/Import profiles or preferences separately.
  • New: 5GHz networks in NSM WiFi Management.
  • New: Save/Copy activation log buttons added.
  • Fix: Command line activation with already running program instance.
  • Fix: AutoSwitch Gateway MAC failure in some constellations.
  • Fix: Rare scenarios for losing profile settings.
  • Fix: Rare error 126 on startup.
  • Adapter activation now at the beginning of the profile activation process.
  • F2 renames currently visible profile in Full Mode.
  • Script execution directory is now the location of the script.
  • Simplified Chinese translation up-to-date again.
Latest comments
tpig on 2010-06-21 05:53

Oh, I forgot to mention that it come with installer, but it work on portable usb. Just extract IpSwitch.exe and run it. Program settings will be saved in data.ini in same location as IpSwitch.exe

ikke on 2010-08-03 00:02

Don't recommend outdated crap please.
Eusing's free IP Switcher refuses to work on anything better than Windows XP. So it's virtually useless.

AdrianK_IT on 2012-04-06 09:33

Please would someone edit the 'Synopsis' so it is less misleading. Apparently, this software is for ' ... mobile users ... at ... office ... ' yet is only 'free for personal use'!

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PicPick v4.0.6 Updated

Checker on 19 Jun 2015
  • 29MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jun 2015
  • Suggested by Cornflower

PicPick is a versatile all-in-one tool for images on the desktop. Includes a powerful screen capture tool, editor, color picker and palette, pixel ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard, and more. Can upload images automatically to FTP, Facebook, Twitter, default e-mail program, or send to installed Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint).

Alternatively, PicPick Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Languages: 27 languages, including Chinese, Spanish, and Portuguese.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves picpick in APPDATA, Cloud Explorer in LOCALAPPDATA, and picpick in ALLUSERSAPPDATA.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use. Note that without a blank picpick.ini file, the program will offer optional installation of the Bing toolbar.
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract using 7-zip to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete $PLUGINSDIR, $TEMP, and saveappdata.ini
  3. Create a blank file called picpick.ini in the same folder
  4. Launch picpick.exe
Optionally, remove all the language files that are not needed in the Language folder

Or download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch picpick.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX
What's new?
  • No bundle offer in the free version.
  • Fixed Color Palette bugs on Windows 8.
  • Fixed pixelate preview bugs.
  • Language updates.
  • Small known bugs were fixed.
Latest comments
bassiliin on 2014-12-19 16:47

There now portable version availabel on PicPick site

smaragdus on 2015-01-20 23:37

The native portable version of PicPick (the ZIP archive) hasn't yet been updated to version 4.0.3, it is still 4.0.2.

dmocha on 2015-01-24 08:58

For me it's different. I downloaded two days ago, as the version 4.0.3

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MyEventViewer v2.14 Updated

Checker on 7 Jun 2015
  • 85KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jun 2015
  • Suggested by fred65

MyEventViewer is intended as an improved alternative to the standard Windows event viewer. The program allows the viewing of multiple event logs combined into one list, as well as the event description and data in the main window.  Also, with MyEventViewer you can easily select multiple event items and then save them to HTML/Text/XML file, or copy them to the clipboard (Ctrl+C) and paste them into Excel.

Vista and 7 users: Note that the available system event viewer is more detailed than this program.

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 MyEventViewer.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: MyEventViewer failed to display a check sign for 'Show Advanced Filter Window On Start' option when it was turned on.
Latest comments
Mark on 2010-03-13 19:06

I forgot to mention that heuristic detection only indicates that something MIGHT be amiss, not that there IS something wrong.

zadadka on 2010-05-12 16:44

Connect to (other) computer would be handy.... :)
Still useful though.

NickR on 2011-07-23 00:36

It will Connect to other computer

The link to Nir's site above explains three methods:

'Connecting a remote computer in your network'
'Reading External .evt files'
and a further blog post
'How to connect a remote Windows 7/Vista/XP computer with ...'

Nir's software is always handy :)

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