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PrivaZer v4.0.83 Updated

Ennovy on 26 Feb 2024
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Feb 2024
  • 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.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
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
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...

Klard on 2021-12-22 12:28

I've been using PrivaZer for a few months now and I like it. Most of the time when something goes wrong it is Me, not the app.

The_PrivaZer_Team on 2022-01-02 11:12

Thank you Klard for your nice words.

PrivaZer cleans around 250,000 PCs every month.
As already explained, the issue reported here by FileHandler was fixed 3 YEARS AGO in 2018 !

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CCleaner Free v6.21.10918 Updated Adware

Ennovy on 14 Feb 2024
  • 111MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Feb 2024
  • 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:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
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/ccleaner/version-history
Latest comments
Emka on 2020-10-19 05:50

No longer stealth, isn't it? Writes to my registry on Win10x64.

ripu on 2021-09-27 03:55

Not stealth, creates
HKLM\software\Piriform\CCleaner
HKCU\current\software\AvastAdSDK
HKCU\current\software\Piriform\CCleaner

Should block these on hosts:
0.0.0.0 ncc.avast.com
#0.0.0.0 www.ccleaner.com
0.0.0.0 ipm-provider.ff.avast.com
0.0.0.0 shepherd.ff.avast.com
0.0.0.0 ip-info.ff.avast.com
0.0.0.0 license.piriform.com
0.0.0.0 ipmcdn.avast.com
0.0.0.0 analytics.ff.avast.com
0.0.0.0 healthcheck.ccleaner.com
0.0.0.0 download.ccleaner.com
0.0.0.0 verify.ccleaner.com
0.0.0.0 softwareupdatechecker.live-everest-media.net

Ennovy on 2022-08-27 15:06

I confirm writing to the registry (Windows 11):
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Piriform
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Piriform

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PeaZip v9.7.1 Updated

Ennovy on 15 Feb 2024
  • 37MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Feb 2024
  • Suggested by Yucca

PeaZip is a feature-rich file archiver with broad support for 200+ file types. The file manager interface includes a hash tool, file wipe, file associations, file splitter, themes, estimated compression level, system benchmark, image crop/rename and much more.

Formats supported include most mainstream archive formats, including ZIP, 7Z, ACE, BZIP2, CAB, GZIP, TAR, UPX, ZIPX, as well as it's own PEA format. Can extact but not create MSI and RAR files.

Note that tools setup through the Task Scheduler are not portable.

Cross platform with clients for Mac, Linux, and BSD, as well as 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:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / 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://peazip.github.io/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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FreeCommander XE 2024 Build 901 Updated

Ennovy on 6 Feb 2024

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:
Runs on: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?t=775&sid=f1809a9ef15797c7cdf58de4820b5f99&start=345#p42540
Latest comments
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?

PAFuser on 2022-01-11 13:04

FreeCommanderPortable_2022_Build_860.paf.exe available on author's website.

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imageUSB v1.5.1003

billon on 6 Oct 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Sep 2020
  • 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:
Runs on: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 bug where user is unable to select a read-only file for writing to UFD.

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:
Runs on: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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PeaExtractor v1.3

lwc on 27 Jul 2022
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

PeaExtractor is a easy, minimalistic tool for unpacking almost any compressed file format. Features a search tool, progress bar and drag-and-drop functionality. The program can unpack over 180 formats including encrypted or multi-volume archives (usually a series like .000, .001 or .r01, .z01...) as well as standard formats like 7z, rar, tar, zip, zipx, bzip2, cab, iso etc.

The program aims to function as a simple, accessible alternative to file manager-like interfaces used by WinRAR, WinZip and 7-Zip. Cross-platform (Linux, BSD) and developed by the author of PeaZip.

NOTE: Open ACE files with additional steps. The download also includes pea.exe, containing other tools including checksums, secure delete, file lists and more.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: LGPL
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch peaextractor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal Extractor
What's new?
  • Improved UTF8 support.
  • Application made DPI-aware.
  • Various improvements and fixes.
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-05-21 23:06

There are a lot of great ways to compress files and folders quickly and easily, but most people are only familiar with ZIP. PeaExtractor's broad support means that it frees us up to send the latest and best compression formats without wondering if the recipient will have difficulty opening it.

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Xleaner v4.28.1368

Midas on 10 Feb 2021
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Mar 2013
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Xleaner is a comprehensive privacy tool and a clean-up utility that allows you to delete temp and junk files with ease. Xleaner can clear browser history, cookies, cache, search, auto-complete etc. It can also remove temp folders, recent documents, as well as run, search, open/save history and much more.

Xleaner is extendible with Plug-ins, AddOns as well as Themes / Color schemes.

NOTE: The development of program is discontinued.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Xleaner.exe.
What's new?
  • Added support for Firefox 19
  • Added support for Google Chrome 25
  • Optimized support for Opera 12.14
  • Optimized function for downloading Add-ons for Xleaner
  • Added our new App "DDownloads" (Windows App Store) to the Xleaner Add-ons Section
  • Optimized cleaning for "uTorrent"
Latest comments
rodger123 on 2012-09-07 04:31

Ditto,I lost my regedit favorites and my address book,be careful with this app and make a restore point first!

shodan816 on 2012-11-13 18:44

This utility really does a great job, and removes many useless files and registry entries in the process. It is missing one key element, however (in my opinion) and that is to allow the user to preview the scan results before committing and executing. Yes, you can set it to create a backup point, but that does not replace the ability for experienced users to see what is about to be cleaned prior to execution. One more small issue is there is no way to set 'Close' to mean exactly that. Close now pops the app to the taskbar, and that is not what I expect 'Close' to do. Give the user the option of having the app truly close.

donald on 2012-12-04 04:12

So far No Problems. But Nothing running installed other than OS, & Office.

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DataRecovery v2.4.7

Midas on 16 Feb 2021

DataRecovery recovers deleted files even if they have been purged from the recycle bin. You can also search for deleted files by partial string in the filename. The program supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, EFS filesystems.

Alternatively, for files that should not be recoverable, the program includes a wipe feature.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DataRecovery.exe.
What's new?
  • Windows7 supported.
  • Fixed bugs about type cast.
  • Improved user interface.
Latest comments
shahdan on 2009-02-14 08:27

I prefer to use Recuva. But, It can't find the files which is deleted using Shift+Delete key. I wonder if there is any freeware can recover that files...

Gabriellero0 on 2014-11-06 02:39

Last time, when my external hard drive became RAW and needed to be formatted without rescuing anything inside out, I had tried many data recovery software online. After really long time scanning and trying, luckily, I eventually rescued most of my drive stuffs back with data recovery software here: http://freeware-fix.blogspot.com/2013/02/raw-external-hdd-ntfs.html
Moreover, most importantly, I had learned a lesson to make drive data backups all the time in case of similar data loss problems.
So, if you also don’t want to have such drive data loss issues, always prepare data backups and update them timely.

Midas on 2021-02-16 11:10

Webpage gone, redirected to Softpedia.

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USB Flash Tools v2.10

Andrew Lee on 12 Dec 2014
  • 798KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

USB Flash Tools is a toolkit that provides several functions for flash memory, including SD or Compact Flash cards and USB thumb drives. The program helps verify reported capacity, backup and restore of a drive (with optional compression), and securely erase the contents. A variety of secure erase methods are available including free space or whole-drive wipe using either basic (zero out / pseudorandom) or high-security standards (like DoD).

Note: While more secure, more passes are progressively slower and can reduce the life of the flash memory drive.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source (source code included in download)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch USBFlashTools.exe
Optionally, delete src and Build notes.txt
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-12-29 02:16

Emka - updated, thanks

draeke on 2014-12-11 13:50

can anyone reupload this? the link doesn't work and the official website is down too. I'd love to try this one

Andrew Lee on 2014-12-12 01:46

I have uploaded my copy. Click on the "Download" link above.

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