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PrivaZer v4.0.7 Updated

billon on 30 Jul 2020
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by lautrepay

PrivaZer scans and cleans your computers and storage devices, including external disks, USB flash drives, iPods, SD cards or network drives. It safeguards your privacy by removing unwanted traces of internet activities, software usage, USB history, registry and files.

The program includes an available secure delete function that overwrites files to prevent recovery.

WARNING: some users have reported problems that cause system stability issues. Recommend backing up data before use.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable version" PrivaZer.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: BleachBit, CCleaner
What's new? See:
https://privazer.com/changelog.php
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2018-02-03 02:23

I had similar issues, so never used it again. I had to reinstall a backup to fix most things.

Midas on 2018-02-03 22:01

As with all registry cleaning utilities, user discretion is utterly advisable. I use it on occasion and have never had such issues. Until proven that the issues reported are particular to Privazer, I would like for it not to be taken offline.

The_PrivaZer_Team on 2019-11-19 04:34

Hello to all,
here is the PrivaZer Team.

Sorry for the issues you had. The cause was a change in Windows Update impacting the way it was cleaned.
It could lead, in some cases, to the problems you described.

It has been fixed for good in v3.0.47 released in May 2018

Sorry again, really, and we hope we can have you on board again...

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CCleaner Free v5.69.7865 Updated Adware

billon on 30 Jul 2020
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by Ennovy

NOTE: Recent press about CCleaner indicates it may represent a privacy concern.

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.

Additional cleaner rules can be using an unofficial set of community-developed set. 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: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
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)

Don't forget to disable usage data sharing in 'Options' - 'Privacy'.
Similar/alternative apps: BleachBit, PrivaZer
What's new? See:
https://www.ccleaner.com/news/release-announcements
https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/version-history
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2018-06-29 16:17

See: https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/28/ccleaner-5-54-comes-with-advertising-popups/ Using Firewall App Blocker (Fab) from Sordum: https://www.sordum.org/8125/firewall-app-blocker-fab-v1-6/ I stopped CCleaner outbound. No ad since. Program is easy to use, just un-zip and run (only for Windows Firewall).

PAFuser on 2018-08-04 10:49

portableapps.com has 5.45.6611 (Date Updated: 2018-07-26, product version: 5.545.190.6611), Aug 3 version (above) is 5.44.6575 download (64bit) is 5.44.162.6575. Is this an update?

Special on 2018-08-04 15:43

5.45 was officially pulled and replaced back with 5.44, so yes.

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PeaZip v7.3.2 Updated

billon on 23 Jun 2020
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by Yucca

PeaZip is a feature-rich file archiver with broad support for 100+ archive types. The file manager interface includes a hash tool, file wipe, file associations, themes, estimated compression level, system benchmark, image crop/rename and much more. Note that tools setup through the task scheduler are not portable.

Formats supported include most mainstream archive formats, including 7ZIP, ACE (read), BZIP2, CAB, GZIP, MSI (extr.), RAR (extr.), TAR, UPX, ZIP, as well as it's own PEA format.

Cross platform (Linux/BSD) and a 64-bit version is available. Alternatively, PeaZip Portable portablizes bookmarks and includes both 32 and 64-bit versions, automatically using the proper one on each PC.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU LGPL
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch peazip.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: 7-Zip, IZArc, Bandizip
What's new? See:
https://www.peazip.org/changelog.html#latest_software_release
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2014-11-16 17:37

Download link (http://www.peazip.org/peazip-portable.html) raises a 404 "not found" error. Link instead just to http://www.peazip.org/ or to http://peazip.sourceforge.net/peazip-portable.html.

webfork on 2014-11-16 18:56

AndTheWolf: Joby updated, thanks for the note

Happy.Camper2 on 2014-12-24 02:22

My experience with PeaZip is to go to:

HomePage: http://www.peazip.org/
Download Link: http://www.peazip.org/downloads/peazip-5.5.2.WINDOWS.exe

Happy Holidays to everyone :)

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FreeCommander XE v2020 Build 810a

billon on 19 Jan 2020

FreeCommander XE is a powerful, dual-pane file manager with hundreds of features including folder size calculation, folder comparison/synchronization, file/duplicate search, filtering, MD5 calc / verfiy, folder compare, sync and a customizable interface. Includes a file viewer to view files in hex, binary, text or image format; an archive handling ability for standard compressed formats including ZIP (read, write), CAB (read, write) and RAR (read); built-in copy/move/delete handlers; and much more. Additional features are available via plugins.

A 64-bit version is available for donors, while a PortableApps version is also available from the author's website.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FreeCommander.exe.

Note: It is not recommended to overwrite the file fcStart.ini when the application is being updated.
Similar/alternative apps: Multi Commander, Q-Dir, CubicExplorer
What's new? See:
https://freecommander.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=775&p=31424#p314249
Latest comments
wagner reatto on 2016-07-28 23:48

the best

peter48 on 2019-07-12 04:25

I like this software but it has some bugs.

qj3328 on 2019-10-31 00:35

I have been using FreeCommander for many years and it is, simply, outstanding. To not have a real file manager is a misfortune; to be without FreeCommander is to be handicapped. Over time I have introduced many new users to FreeCommander and the results are always the same after several weeks of use - fascination that they ever managed to function with that Windows File Explorer thing. I had moved to FreeCommander when the old Xtree/XtreeGold file manager was no longer functional in Windows, and other file managers were not handling the complex file management work regularly encountered. At first, the two default panes in FreeCommander seemed odd. Though one pane can be disabled or hidden, dual panes grow quickly on the user until one realizes - wait, how can anyone function with a file manager that has just one pane?

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imageUSB v1.5.1001

billon on 21 Nov 2019
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Nov 2019
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

imageUSB writes exact bit-level image files to multiple flash drives. The program preserves all unused and slack space during the cloning process, including the Master Boot Record (MBR) and can perform flawless mass duplications of all UFD images, including bootable UFDs.

The program can also "zero" a USB drive, which is an efficient wipes to erase data with less harm to overall drive life. In addition, imageUSB has the ability to reformat even hard to format drives and reclaim any disk space that may be lost previously.

Category:
System requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch imageUSB.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: UNetbootin
What's new?
  • Fixed a bug where images created with V1.5.1000 had incorrect imageUSB header and was not being subsequently recognized by imageUSB. If using other imaging tools, specify an offset of 512 bytes to skip the header.
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