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CCleaner v5.47.6716 Updated Adware

billon on 20 Sep 2018
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Sep 2018
  • 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
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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Task Manager DeLuxe v2.30.0 Updated

billon on 21 Sep 2018
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Sep 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Task Manager DeLuxe is a powerful alternative to the native Windows Task Manager, offering detailed monitoring and efficient administration and manipulation of processes, windows, services, sessions, startup entries, environment and system performance.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None. If TMI.ini does not appear in the application folder, writes to AppData.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Create an empty text file in the same folder and name it TMX.ini
  3. Launch TMX.exe (for 32-bit OS) or TMX64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Note that settings are discarded on exit.
What's new?
  • Windows Experience Index detection fixed.
  • Monitor detection precised.
  • Desktop Explorer enhanced and Monitor Layout View added.
  • Multi-monitor and DPI support enhanced.
Latest comments
rqqt on 2018-08-05 12:50

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Stealth: Yes
[/quote]

It is stealthy unless you change any of the options. That will leave C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\MiTeC\Task Manager DeLuxe\TMX64.ini

The homepage claims "...lightweight portable package with many more enhancements. It needs no installation and leaves no tracks in system so it can be easily used as portable application everywhere. ", which is incorrect.

Midas on 2018-08-07 07:06

Thanks for reporting, rqqt.

webfork on 2018-08-13 14:13

rqqt: confirmed, updated entry with additional instructions. Thanks for the note.

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Portable Update v2.5.1

billon on 13 Jul 2016
  • 695KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jul 2016
  • Suggested by gigirex

Portable Update helps machines run system updates from Microsoft. The program works to download updates independently for later installation, increasing stability and overall security.

This is useful in many circumstances including:

  • A slow or absent network connection due to location, inability to connect to proxy, or security concerns
  • Planning ahead to quickly update a new / freshly formatted computer
  • Provide greater control over the update process

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights; MSVBVM60.DLL.
Stealth: ? No
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PortUp.exe.
What's new? See:
http://www.portableupdate.com/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=5&sid=1603cb0d22e1c6c6e9abf84cd2ca34ab

System Explorer v7.1.0

webfork on 5 May 2016

System Explorer is a tool for accessing a variety of system internals. It can also be used as a Task Manager replacement with detailed information about processes, startup entries, explorer/IE add-ons, uninstallers, services, drivers, connections, opened files etc. It has a registry/file snapshot feature so that changes to the system can be computed and displayed in tree view or text list format. It also has a processes security tool that checks your processes against an online database.

Alternatively, System Explorer Portable is available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Nagware
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. The application files can be found under the {app} subfolder. Launch SystemExplorer.exe.
Latest comments
Ayman on 2013-12-10 23:28

i need to be able to run this app from a CD, it runs will but when i try to exit it won't close because it tries to write to the app folder (on the CD) and it fails of course, is there anything i can get around this issue?

bzl333 on 2014-12-25 16:17

keeps improving.

billon on 2016-04-22 02:05

Updated to 7.1.0, but portable version is gone, previous is gone, everything is gone, see more in forum topic

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