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PrivaZer v3.0.76 Updated

billon on 9 Aug 2019
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Aug 2019
  • 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: CCleaner, BleachBit
What's new? See:
https://privazer.com/download.php#tab-changelog
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-11-21 03:45

@FileHandler As the disclaimer on the entry notes, you're not the first person to have problems with this. If we keep getting issues like this, I'll recommend we take it offline. I don't want to recommend something that doesn't work right.

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.

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CCleaner v5.60.7307 Updated Adware

billon on 16 Jul 2019
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jul 2019
  • 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: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights under Windows Vista or above
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
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 v6.8.1 Updated

billon on 14 Jun 2019
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jun 2019
  • 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, Bandizip, IZArc
What's new? See:
http://www.peazip.org/changelog.html
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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imageUSB v1.4.1003

billon on 16 Apr 2019
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Apr 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?
  • Added imaging precheck for destination freespace and allowed max file size for destination filesystem when creating image.
  • Fixed:
    • Bug where formatting as NTFS may cause imageUSB to crash;
    • Bug where formatting as FAT32 for smaller drive would fail.

Undelete 360 v2.14

billon on 31 Jan 2019
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Mar 2012
  • Suggested by nobody3000

Undelete 360 recovers files unintentionally removed from your computer. It is made on fast and efficient algorithm that browse, search and recover files lost due to a different factors including accidental deleting, viruses, software or computer failures. It can recover files deleted from your Computer drives, USB drives, camera devices, memory cards and supports both file recovery and folder recovery.

For files you really don't want on your computer, it also supports secure file deletion.

NOTE: As this program went crippleware, we are linking to the last available freeware version (thanks jenss).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch undelete-360.exe.
Latest comments
jenss on 2019-01-15 15:36

version 2.14 is ok
https://undelete-360.en.uptodown.com/windows/download

this one is a setup file
but it can easily be extracted
you may be prompted to upgrade to version 2.16
do´nt !

Temptation on 2019-01-29 09:10

The program from download is not portable, since it needs installation.

Midas on 2019-01-31 07:29

@Temptation: please read jenss comment below yours.

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