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PrivaZer v4.0.47 Updated

Ennovy on 12 Jul 2022
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jul 2022
  • 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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FileOptimizer v15.90 Updated

Special on 12 Jul 2022
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jul 2022
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FileOptimizer is a broad format file compression tool used to reduce file size without changing the quality, known as "lossless." This is done via wide variety of optimization and recompression tools and techniques. Original files are sent to the recycle bin for restoration in the event the uncompressed version is preferred. A list of the 400+ supported formats include audio/video (MP3, OGG, M4A), image (GIF, JPEG, PNG), office formats (DOCX, XLSX, ODT, PDF) and system files (DLL, EXE).

Supports drag-and-drop of files into the window or onto the program icon. Note that by default the program removes metadata for many file types. This information reduces overall file size and protects privacy but is important to some users (e.g. photographers) and file search tools.

A 64-bit version is available within the folder, the author reports the program is functional in WINE, and can be used on the command line. Many images here on TPFC including our logo have been compressed using FileOptimizer.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU AGPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileOptimizer32.exe or FileOptimizer64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

At startup, the program will optionally show ads to support program development. These can be disabled at any time.

Optionally, to save space:
  • 32-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer64.exe and the \Plugins64 folder
  • 64-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer32.exe and the \Plugins32 folder
  • Delete unnecessary language files
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemALL!, PngOptimizer, RIOT
What's new? 15.80 - 2022/06/09
- Added support to JPEG XL (JXL) images using ImageMagick (A F).
- Added additional AVIF extensions: .heif .heifs .heic, .heics .avci .avcs .avif .avifs
- Made SQLite optimization error handling safer.
- Improved JPEG 2000 (JP2) handling.
- Fixed Korean translation (1042.po).
- Updated Chinese languages including Simplified Chinese (2052, zh_CN) and Traditional Chinese (1028, zh_TW) (thanks ???~?).
- Switched from HTML Tidy 5.6.0 x86 and HTML Tidy 5.8.0 x64 to HTML Tidy for Windows 5.9.17 x86 and x86.
- Updated ECT x64 binaries to 0.9.1 (Collpo).
- Updated to Minify 2.11.2 x64.
- Updated cpdf to 2.5.2.
- Updated pingo to 1.00 a17 x64 version.
- Updated to mutool 1.19.1.
- Updated AdvanceCOMP to 2.3.
- Updated SQLite to 3.38.4 x86 and x64 Visual C++ 2022 custom builds.
- Updated ImageMagick to 7.1.0.36 with HDRI support.
- Updated to cppcheck 2.8.
- Some minor optimizations and code cleanup.
Latest comments
mcodex on 2018-12-24 11:44

That's not portable. I can only get a setup file installing in C: drive.

kilouiski on 2019-09-20 12:09

I just tried to reduce the size of a video and it has left me exactly the same and with either option: fast and the best.
Any explanation?.
Best regards.

webfork on 2019-10-06 22:40

@kilouiski: FileOptimizer exists because so few programs take the time and energy to fully compress your files with available tools. It sounds like the program used to generate your video was an exception.

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CCleaner Free v6.0.9727 Updated Adware

Ennovy on 12 May 2022
  • 82MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 May 2022
  • 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/nl-nl/ccleaner/version-history
Latest comments
camilasaunder89 on 2020-08-11 03:15

It is a nice tool. All I can say is that my system is relieved from extra files which were making my system slow.

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

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Windows File Analyzer v2.10.0

Andrew Lee on 28 Sep 2021
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Sep 2021
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Windows File Analyzer decodes and analyzes to provide cached information for forensic analysis. Includes a tabbed interface with a multiple-document window and horizontal/vertical/cascade view settings. Analysis results can be printed in user-friendly form. The program includes a variety of analysis tools useful for seeing how much information your computer leaves behind that could represent a privacy risk or for trying to detect nefarious activity.

Features include thumbnail viewers available for Windows XP, ACDSee, Google Picasa, FastStone Viewer, and HP Digital Imaging files, displaying content with stored data and image preview. A Prefetch Analyzer looks at recent programs run and stored in the Prefetch folder while the Shortcut Analyzer for all shortcut files in specified folder and data stored in them. An Index.DAT Analyzer looks at Internet Explorer cookies, temporary files or history while a Recycle Bin decoding tool displays Info2 files that hold recycle bin content (Win2k and XP only).

A PDF-format help file is available from the author website.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WFA.exe.
What's new?
  1. Fixed FastStone thumbnail database reading
  2. Added searchbox to FastStone analyzer
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-07-08 20:53

Categories classification:

Currently, WindowsFileAnalyser can be looked up under 2 categories
- Files -> Miscellaneous (25)
- Security -> Privacy Tools (42)

Would it be appropriate to expand the list with the newly created "Security -> "Forensic Tools" subcategory ?

__philippe

AndTheWolf on 2021-06-18 12:36

Now at version 2.9.0 (The download link at the site is still labeled "MiTeC Windows File Analyzer 2.8.0", but the executable within the zip file shows as 2.9.0)

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Firewall App Blocker V1.7

webfork on 7 Nov 2021
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by klon

Firewall App Blocker simplifies program management settings for the Windows Firewall. The program makes it easy to block or allow program and process access to the network. Supports batch operations for multiple programs or processes, drag-and-drop, inbound rules tab (for servers), and disabling/enabling Internet access.

By default, the program manages listed processes, but can also be set to allow ONLY those processes shown, or "whitelist" mode.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Windows Firewall enabled (doesn’t work with other firewall tools)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download and launch the self-extracting EXE. Launch FAB.exe or FAB_x64.exe for 64-bit machines.
Similar/alternative apps: SimpleWall
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