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CPU-Z v1.71 Updated

Checker on 9 Oct 2014

CPU-Z gathers and displays information on some of the main components of the machine, including CPU, motherboard, memory and operating system.

Alternatively, CPU-Z Portable automatically switches between x86 and x64.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cpuz_x32.exe (for 32-bit OS) or cpuz_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optional: To disable update check, edit cpuz.ini and change CheckUpdates=1 to CheckUpdates=0
What's new?
  • AMD Athlon X2 450, Athlon X4 840 and Athlon X4 860K (Kaveri).
  • AMD FX-8370, FX-8370E, FX-8320E (Vishera).
  • Improved support for Intel X99 chipset.
  • Support for Microsoft Windows 10.
Latest comments
kc on 2011-03-17 18:15

useless. to most of us, PORTABLE requires us to be able to run as NON-ADMIN. can't use this. can't install it. not truly portable. don't get me wrong, I use it all the time on my cluster at home, just can't use this at work or on common machines at school.

dany on 2011-10-27 15:15

@Cattleya: Make sure you download the zip package, because the installer does the following:
"The kernel mode driver used by CPU-Z is installed on the system, that avoids to install / remove it at every run."
The portable version leaves no driver behind, just tested it.

@kc: I used to do sysadmin for a small non-profit org. 7 pc's and 2 printers, no big deal. I carried all my tools on a pendrive. Off course I had admin-rights, but this is a typical scenario a lot of us are in, so it's not entirely useless, portable is the way to go for sysadmins ;)

kleinkinstein on 2014-03-22 13:09

CPUZ is old, tired and practically useless. It's heyday was about six years ago. Speccy is a must for today.

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Pazera Free Audio Extractor v2.1

Checker on 2 Aug 2014
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by jack

Pazera Free Audio Extractor takes the audio from most major video files without loss of sound quality or converts them to a variety of common audio formats. The program can also behave as a simple conversion tool from one audio format to another (e.g. AAC to MP3).

Note: By default, the program will extract/convert to MP3. Select "Try extract original audio stream" to avoid re-encoding. This is faster, but may result in a format some devices can't read. Additionally, the program has a number of predefined settings (profiles) specially designed for novice users. More advanced users can easily customize audio encoding parameters with output parameters.

Some supported formats include (audio) MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, M4A, FLAC, OGG, WAV; (video) AVI, FLV, MP4, MPG, MOV, RM, 3GP, WMV, VOB, MKV, WebM, and OGV.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
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 AudioExtractor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Free Audio Extractor
What's new?
  • Changes in the program interface.
  • New version of the FFmpeg encoder and MediaInfo library.
  • Improved detection of data streams in video/audio files.
  • Added support for Bulgarian and Hungarian languages.
Latest comments
rogerthedodger on 2014-06-25 06:26

Love this program, but V2 doesnt save settings, gone back to V1.4 which does.

rogerthedodger on 2014-08-02 05:25

Version 2.1 now out

Checker on 2014-08-02 09:36

@ rogerthedodger: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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SoftPerfect Network Scanner v5.5.12 Updated

Checker on 22 Aug 2014

SoftPerfect Network Scanner is a feature-rich, multi-threaded network scanner to find and identify network resources. Includes IP, NetBIOS and SNMP, can ping computers, scans for listening TCP ports, and shows what types of resources are shared (including system and hidden). In addition, it allows you to mount shared resources as network drives, browse them using Windows Explorer, filter the results list and more.

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

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Select either 32-bit or 64-bit folder (depending on your OS)
  3. Launch the program by using "netscan.exe /ini" or "netscan.exe /xml"
What's new?
  • Added automatic OUI.txt downloading and updating for NIC vendor lookup.
  • Added reading registry via WMI if the Remote Registry service is not available.
  • Added domain names displayed with user names in local group membership query.
  • Added detecting external IP address from LAN address detection dialog.
  • Fixed reading EDID monitor info via the Remote Registry service.
  • Fixed freeze when launched from a task scheduler via a batch file.
Latest comments
thepiney on 2012-05-18 21:47

@ mukhi - Could your AV or FW program be blocking the download or the download site? Have you been able to download other files with no issue?

DzejPy on 2014-03-10 22:00

Sometimes show advertisement: http://www.imghosting.cz/images/95SoftPerfectNetScan.jpg

webfork on 2014-03-17 01:35

DzejPy: verified. However, if you just click "Ok got it" in that image, it goes away and doesn't come back. Think we can let the adware notice slide for the moment.

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Universal Extractor v1.6.1 Updated

Checker on 29 Aug 2014

Universal Extractor allows you to extract files from many types of archive files, including ZIP, ARJ, LZH, as well as MSI and EXE files created using various installer packages such as Wise and Inno Setup etc. Useful for testing apps for portability because you can extract files directly from installer packages without having to go through the installation process.

Alternatively, an unofficial version with the latest-and-greatest internals is available (on Lupo's PenSuite site).

Commercial use note: There are restrictions on the included files UHARC02.EXE and UHARC04.EXE. These files can be deleted without dramatic impact on the software and will only disable extraction of a small number of file types. See website for more information.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Included libraries may write to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Main program: GPL, Included libraries: various, see note about commercial use
How to extract:
  1. Download the RAR "UniExtract Binary Archive" package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch UniExtract.exe
What's new? Added support for environmental variables (eg., specify %temp% for debug dir)
Added support for XZ compressed files and txz/tlz archives via 7-Zip
Added support for Windows Installer merge modules (.msm) via MsiX
Added support for NBH files via NBHextract
Added translations for Armenian, Czeck, Persian (Farsi), Serbian, Swedish
Changed 7-Zip unpacking behavior;
now attempts brute force extraction only after External PEiD scan;
change due to aggressive .exe resource extraction in new versions
Changed Windows installer support (.msi, .msp) to use MsiX instead of msi2xml
Changed LZMA support to use 7-Zip for extraction
Changed FEAD support to use PEiD rather than TrID for detection
Changed following formats to call 7z by name (also see 7-Zip debug comment):
bz2, chm, gz, tar, Z
this is mostly for code cleanup; functionality should be the same
Fixed InstallShield 5.x regression in 1.6 preventing successful extraction
Fixed bug in extraction of non-TAR LZW compressed files
Fixed bug that prevented picking files after toggling history option
Fixed bug in display of history combo boxes when no items listed
Fixed cosmetic bug in Visual C++ SFX status dialog
Fixed cosmetic bug in status dialogs due to extra padding by AutoIt
Removed lzma helper binary
Removed msi2xml helper binary and MSXML download link on MSI selection page
Removed Windows NT 4.0 support from installer
Removed debug output for 7-Zip, arj, hlp;
buffers output, preventing proper user feedback and input prompts
Updated success/fail detection to check output directory timestamp;
can detect cases where files are overwritten, which old method missed;
will still consider failed if user chooses not to overwrite files,
or if all files are written to a subdirectory of the output directory
Updated RPM and DEB support to extract interim CPIO and TAR files
Updated FEAD support to workaround read-only permission issue
Updated Zip support to log unzip output and permit minor reported unzip errors
Updated PEiD detection of Microsoft SFX cab files for more reliable extraction
Updated some UniExtract window sizes for better internationalization support
Updated translations for Italian, Korean, Russian
Updated 7-Zip to 9.13 beta
Updated AutoIt to 3.3.6.1 and replaced deprecated _ArrayCreate UDF
Updated InfoZip unzip to 6.0.0
Updated Inno Setup to 5.3.9
Updated innounp to 0.31 (supports Inno Setup 5.3.9)
Updated InstallExplorer WCX to 0.9.2
Updated MSI WCX to 1.2.1
Updated PEiD to 0.95
Updated UnRAR to 3.93
Latest comments
robertcollier4 on 2013-07-14 04:41

Universal Extractor 1.7.4.77 beta (Gora mod) (auto-updating)
Download: http://gora.7zsfx.info/addons/Universal_Extractor_1.7.4.77_sl2p_130616_20-16.7z

toitoy on 2013-10-23 23:35

Updated 1.7.7.87a Latest Mod of the Gora version http://www.wincert.net/forum/topic/9785-repak-universal-extractor-17787a-gora-mod/

Numanoid on 2014-08-29 11:57

It's a bit OTT calling this an universal extractor, as many EXE files I try to extract with it, leads to error messages that the so-scalled universal extractor can't extract them.

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WinContig v1.35.03 Updated

webfork on 12 Oct 2014

WinContig is an easy-to-use file defragmentation program that allows defrag of parts of the drive. This is useful for squeezing extra performance out of important or frequently used files or programs without wasting time and energy cleaning up the rest of the drive.

Note that you should only use this on magnetic (Flash) disks. Flash-based drives (SSDs and thumb drives) don't benefit from defragmentation and such maintenance tools can reduce the life of the drive.

The program engine is based on the standard Microsoft defragmentation API and allows you to group files into profiles, accepting a number of available command-line switches for additional control.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WinContig.exe or WinContig64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: UltraDefrag
What's new?
  • Fixed: Data layout on disk may not be detected correctly on some particular partitions.
Latest comments
portafreeuser on 2011-11-06 22:13

The recent and current version (v1) have been very good on my Windows XP SP3 system. I went back to WinContig because for some reason the recent version of Defraggler is really slower than before on my computer. I like Defraggler too, but this newer version of WinContig is extremely fast and I like the built in system check and deleting of temporary files. I like defraggler's interface better, but they are both excellent programs. The wonderful thing about freeware is we can use both! Thanks to the WinContig creator(s) for making another excellent fuss-free program. The exclusion list is also really handy.

portafreeuser on 2011-11-06 22:57

aw, i just ran v1 and it crashed on my XP SP3 system. So I guess they don't have all the bugs worked out yet. To bad.

portafreeuser on 2012-02-09 05:28

OK, I ran a newer version on my XP SP3 system and it worked just fine. Thanks for a nice easy defrag program with some nice display information and command line features. I actually like how the pre-version 1 versions looked better (less cluttered), but at least this works and doesn't crash and is portable and simple.

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