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CrystalDiskMark v3.0.4 Updated

Checker on 1 Apr 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by malikorx69

CrystalDiskMark is a disk benchmark software that measures performance for sequential reads/writes and random 4KB/512KB reads/writes for any storage device. It does not require the target device to be formatted.

Alternatively, CrystalDiskMark Portable is also available, which autoswitches between x86 and x64.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: MIT
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DiskMark.exe.
What's new?
  • Benchmark result is compatible with 3.0.1
  • Changed license: Simplified BSD license -> MIT license
  • Added Windows 10 support
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douche on 2010-09-06 01:25

This software is not stealth, it creates CrystalDiskMark30.ini in the user's folder.

portafreeuser on 2010-12-27 04:09

it's a nice idea but i've heard people say that benchmarks like this are worthless because disk caching. unless the temp files are bigger than the caches, the results are bogus.

WIkiQUsK on 2012-11-25 14:57

Just tested it and it seems to be writing the settings file to the app folder correctly at this point. I think you can change this to stealth now.

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DNS Jumper v1.0.6

freakazoid on 30 Dec 2014

DNS Jumper is a management program to easily define and apply customized DNS server profiles on your computer. The program comes bundled with over 50 free server profiles to choose from. With the "Fastest DNS" option, DNS Jumper will ping all the DNS profiles and select the fastest one to use in your area.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. If you use the DNS backup function, the backup data is stored in Windows registry.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DnsJumper.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: QuickSetDNS, Public DNS Server Tool
What's new?
  • Fixed: Dns Jumper enables CheckBalloonTips registry enrty Automatically (REG_DWORD=1) (If you want to disable it , Just edit DsnJumper.ini and change CheckBalloonTips=True to False).
  • Fixed: Updates messages are only in English language.
  • Fixed: Languages doesn’t sorted in alphabetical order.
  • Fixed: Minor corrections of codes.
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-05-19 03:40

klon: Need proof ... please post in forums.

bzl333 on 2014-12-30 21:24

great program. i wish it can select the port (like 5353 etc) to defeat ISP's hijacking.

freakazoid on 2014-12-30 23:29

bzl333 - Try QuickSetDNS or Public DNS Server Tool and see if they offer such functionality. Both are listed in the Similar/alternative apps section above. I haven't tested either program to see if it matches your needs though.

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CCleaner v5.04.5151 Updated

Checker on 25 Mar 2015
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Mar 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.

Category:
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?
  • Added Include items option to ignore newer files.
  • Improved Opera history cleaning.
  • Improved Skip UAC functionality.
  • Optimized system restore detection routine.
  • Improved small screen size support.
  • Improved localization and language support.
  • 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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UNetbootin v6.08

Checker on 8 Nov 2014
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by donald

UNetbootin allows you to create a bootable operating system on a USB drive without burning a CD. Can use regular ISO files or download from any of the major Linux and FreeBSD distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, NetBSD, etc.) as well as bootable system utilities for repair, recovery, testing, and more.

Also available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch unetbootin-windows-xxx.exe.
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-01-17 20:56

abc: thanks for the response -- you're right that it doesn't allow for installation of multiple distributions as some of these tools do and I've modifed the entry. However, I didn't take directly from their website because this program will also work with non-Linux ISOs.

bzl333 on 2013-07-27 00:36

up to version 5.85 now at sourceforge.

TP109 on 2014-11-26 02:56

This is ideal for installing Linux distros. Has worked flawlessly so far. Can't say the same for similar apps.

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BlueScreenView v1.55 Updated

Checker on 29 Jan 2015
  • 95KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

BlueScreenView scans all your minidump files created during 'blue screen of death' crashes, and displays the information about all crashes in one table. For each crash, BlueScreenView displays the minidump filename, the date/time of the crash, the basic crash information displayed in the blue screen (Bug Check Code and 4 parameters), and the details of the driver or module that possibly caused the crash (filename, product name, file description, and file version).

This program is useful for both developers and non-programmers to determine both the cause and possible workarounds for major crashes.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 BlueScreenView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WhatIsHang
What's new?
  • Added Drag & Drop support: You can now drag a single MiniDump file from Explorer into the main window of BlueScreenView.
  • Fixed bug: BlueScreenView failed to remember the last size/position of the main window if it was not located in the primary monitor.
Latest comments
Mark on 2010-08-17 14:24

Great tool, and a utility that Windows Admin Tools should have by default. Disabling automatic restart and writing down error codes is one thing, but this is so useful when helpful other users who often fail to record the correct information -- and saves them doing so when installed. Two thumbs up.

webfork on 2012-07-24 18:45

Saw this tool getting used recently by high-level tech support folks. Definitely an important tool for Windows diagnosis.

webfork on 2013-03-30 02:24

Finally had a real need for this -- helped me track down a program that was misbehaving and causing a whole-system crash. Saved a whole lot of time when dealing with support. Wonderful.

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