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CCleaner v5.42.6495 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2018
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2018
  • 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.

Alternatively, ccPortable is also available.

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:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete License.txt and unnecessary language files
  3. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)

If the "Portable" ZIP package is not yet available:
  1. Download the installer and extract CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe and necessary language files using 7-Zip to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a file named ccleaner.ini in the same folder
  3. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: BleachBit
What's new? See:
https://www.ccleaner.com/news/release-announcements
Latest comments
gbrao on 2017-12-13 03:36

v5.38 zip package not listed at the builds page (http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/builds).

PAFuser on 2017-12-31 23:06

Now available as from PortableApps,com as ccPortable: https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/ccportable

webfork on 2018-01-01 16:56

Thanks PAFuser -- added to entry.

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MultiHasher v2.8.2 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by guinness

MultiHasher is a drag-and-drop tool for creating and checking file hashes, useful for checking data integrity. The program will check files, folders and even text using a variety of methods with both pause and cancel options for large operations. The program can then compare digests to detect changes as well as query the result to the VirusTotal database. A search tool lets you quickly track down both files or specific hashes from long lists.

A recursive checking option (entire directory trees) is available in the options menu. The program can also use existing, standard hash files such as MHX, SFV, MD5Sum etc. to check integrity.

Supports 64-bit operating systems and available algorithms include from fastest to most secure: CRC32, MD5, RIPEMD-160, SHA 1, 256, 384 and 512. Can include one, some, or all algorithms available in testing.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "No installer" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete MultiHasherShellEx.dll, MultiHasherShellEx64.dll, license.txt, Localization Kit.zip, Localization Kit changelog.txt and unnecessary localizations
  3. In the application folder, create an empty text file and rename it to User Preferences.json
  4. Launch MultiHasher.exe
Similar/alternative apps: RapidCRC Unicode
What's new?
  • Minor UI tweaks.
  • Fixed:
    • Critical bugs in most hash algorithms (introduced in v2.8) that could result in wrong hash values being calculated;
    • Minor bugs.
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2014-04-04 19:53

it opens a browser for the VT results :(

PeStudio shows the results in its own GUI.

would be nice to have program like this that you enter a folder or partition of say all your portable apps and this program works slowly in the background at like 5% of CPU and checks all hashes against VT, option to upload those unknown, then stores to a small database and gives the option to recheck every so often against the hashes stored, etc. And option to select filetypes that dont need to be scanned. Would be a good security program.

webfork on 2015-05-17 03:27

I've been using this program a lot for the MD5/SHA1 and VirusTotal features for postings here on PFW. That said, I still prefer RapidCRC Unicode for hashing / checking lots of files.

Enternal on 2016-01-08 13:55

Two bugs to be aware of. The first bug is:
Make a new directory with some files in it. Drag the folder into MultiHasher and make MD5 hash calculations for all those files. Save the hash list in MultiHasher own hash format (mhx). Clear the list. Load the hash list. Drag the folder back into MultiHasher to "add" the folder. MultiHasher then hangs. Versions prior to 2.7.0.0 worked fine.

With 2.8.0.0+, a new major bug:
MultiHasher refuses to load mhx files that are over a certain size. From what I test so far, any mhx files that are larger than roughly 150 KB refuses to load when you drag and drop the mhx files into the MultiHasher window. Instead, MultiHasher will treat it as a regular file to be hashed rather than a list of hashes. If you tried to load the file manually (Ctrl+O), MultiHasher will do nothing for these files. Files that are less than 100 KB loads perfectly both ways.

Both bugs have been reported (1st bug about a year ago). However author never replied and even deleted the thread and my forum account. In other words, be aware of any potential new problems with new versions and always keep old versions.

These bugs does not occur if you use file formats other than their own mhx format.

Anyways, like Webfork, I now prefer RapidCRC Unicode over this. RapidCRC Unicode has been rock solid and all bugs that I have reported to the author were taken care of or were promptly responded to.

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Strong Passwords Need Entropy v14.0 Updated

billon on 22 Apr 2018
  • 882KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by Midas

Strong Passwords Need Entropy is entropy calculator, password's strength and survivability checker and a strong password generator. The program analyzes your password and displays statistics about its length, character frequency, symbols, lowercase+uppercase letters, and digits. Based on this information, it calculates the password entropy, or the number of trials needed to find it and the time to crack the password.

Note that this analysis doesn't take into account "dictionary attacks" or use of words. For example, "ambassadorconjure" is long but not necessarily hard for a computer to guess.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SPNE.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Password Security Scanner
What's new?
  • Compare directly 2 passwords from the list of passwords.
  • Improved password list management; code and gui.
  • 2 new functions added.
  • Details on Cardinality.
Latest comments
br3 on 2015-06-10 22:59

This is an interesting application. Is there a way to run a list of passwords and get an output file of passwords and evaluations? If not here, can anyone recommend a portable app that does this?

webfork on 2015-06-13 19:07

br3: I haven't seen one that evaluates passwords in batches. I'd reach out to the developer on that point.

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Pocket Radio Player v180422 Updated

billon on 22 Apr 2018
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by lautrepay

Pocket Radio Player is a lightweight, skinnable and customizable internet radio client. The program supports Shoutcast and IceCast with station editor, updater and recent songs and stations listing.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch prp.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: streamWriter, RadioSure, Screamer Radio
What's new? See:
http://pocketradio.awardspace.info/prp_changelog.txt
Latest comments
JudyGarland on 2018-02-04 02:36

Pocket Radio Player does not work on windows XP anymore with version 180203.
Bye bye PRP.
It was nice.

JudyGarland on 2018-02-06 11:58

UPDATE: v180204 is out and every problem with windows XP is fixed!
Welcome back PRP, it's great to be together again ;)

Grisu on 2018-02-06 14:15

@Judy: PRP was so happy to see you back, that the new test version of today is called "For Judy". :)

Could you please visit the forum thread here and check, if this one works for you too?

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SwiftSearch v6.3 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2018
  • 824KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by infimum

SwiftSearch is a lightweight program whose purpose is to help you quickly find the files you need on your Windows machine without ever requiring you to index your drives. It completely bypasses the file system (only NTFS supported) and reads the file table directly every time, which speeds up search significantly. Program also supports path-based search, regular expressions and full directory sizes.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: CC BY-NC 2.0
How to extract: Download SwiftSearch.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
  • Table dumping performance has been significantly improved.
  • I/O prioritization was broken and is now fixed. You shouldn't have to wait for other drives to be indexed before the current one (only on Windows Vista and later).
  • Multilingual user interface (MUI) file support has been added. Seamless translations are now possible by placing an associated MUI file in your locale directory. For example, for English (United States), create an appropriate en-US\SwiftSearch.exe.mui file inside the same directory as the executable and the program will load it automatically.
Latest comments
xor on 2018-04-11 10:53

Pretty fast on my test, fits perfectly in my workflow, a keeper for me :)

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