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FileOptimizer v14.40 Updated

billon on 6 Sep 2020
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Sep 2020
  • 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.

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? See:
https://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.io/static.php?page=FileOptimizer
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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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Xleaner v4.28.1368

billon on 2 Mar 2019
  • 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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qTox v1.17.2 Updated

webfork on 28 Jun 2020
  • 45MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by smaragdus

qTox is an easy, secure instant messaging and VoIP client for the distributed Tox network. The program includes standard features like chat between users, group chats, file transfer with image preview, as well as high-quality audio and video calls with group call capability.

The program is peer-to-peer, meaning no central server is necessary for the network to function.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac, Windows, FreeBSD and Android.

Category:
Runs on: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Windows 8 and 10: Empty folder written to \AppData\Roaming\tox
Windows 7: Duplicate user files saved to \AppData\Roaming\tox
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the setup-qtox-XXX-release.exe file and extract
  2. Copy the contents of setup-qtox-XXX-release.exe\_•€\bin to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch qtox.exe
  4. Create a username and optional password
  5. Click settings (gear icon), choose the Advanced tab, and select "Make Tox portable"
Optionally, close the program and delete the folder C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\tox\ (this makes the program more stealth)
Similar/alternative apps: Isotoxin, Ricochet, TorChat
What's new? https://github.com/qTox/qTox/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-04-27 01:44

Portability may be lost after update- re-enable it from "Settings" - "Advanced" - "Make Tox portable".

webfork on 2018-01-15 19:20

@billon: Thanks, posted something in forums about it.

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xp-AntiSpy v3.98

webfork on 5 Jul 2016

xp-AntiSpy is allows you to easily enable/disable usually unnecessary or undesirable Windows features (e.g. Messenger, Media Player's automatic codec download, language bar (ctfmon.exe), etc.). As the name suggests, the program was originally focused on preventing privacy-sensitive elements, but has expanded to many others, including enabling hidden features like a command-line prompt in context menu and an increase in the maximum number of half-opened TCP connections (helpful for P2P applications).

Category:
Runs on: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Windows registry. Note that if you create a system profile(s), it writes to HKEY_USERS.
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch xp-AntiSpy.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: xpy
What's new?
  • Reworked setting Hide shortcut arrow because it was not always working on 64bit systems.
  • Removed setting Deny access to 16-Bit-Applications from Suggested profile
  • Fixed several errors occurring on 64bit systems
  • Added Feature:
    The menu Profiles now contains the entry Check profile at logon. If there’s a check mark in front of, the xp-AntiSpy will check the current selected profile everytime you logon to your system. If a setting does not conform to that profile you will be presented a dialog window, asking to reapply the profile.
  • Added feature:
    Due to the amount of settings in the xp-AntiSpy it get’s complicated if you look for a special one. So I added a search field which can be enabled by selecting the menu Special>Show search field. Once you enter a search term it will be searched in all setting names and the according info text for that setting. Then only the matching settings will be presented to you in the overview. To reset the search, just press the escape key.
Latest comments
Webfork on 2010-01-23 22:29

@anoncow: yes, both write to the registry. Seconfig is a bit more strict in some areas, while xp-Antispy has a little more flexibility in its controls.

cAPSLOCK on 2010-01-26 08:13

Well this programs JOB is to write to the registry. ;) So we shouldn't worry too much about that eh?

anoncow on 2010-01-27 02:04

The problem with the internet is that, even when you spell out and try to avoid something, that something happens anyway.
Notice "which is fine in their case"!
And about the JOB, the beggining of that sentence:
"Don't they both need to write to the registry TO DO THEIR THING"

The question is what's the difference between the two.

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Windows File Analyzer v2.8.0

billon on 14 Jan 2019
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jan 2019
  • 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: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WFA.exe.
What's new?
  • Windows 10 compatibility.
  • Enhanced information.
  • Print fixes.
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

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