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PrivaZer v4.0.85 Updated

Ennovy on 10 May 2024
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 May 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.

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:
Latest comments
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 !

kinki on 2024-03-31 13:48

I've some portable browser and port. thunderbird on drive D:, not useable to clean the internet browsing.

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CCleaner Free v6.23.11010 Updated Adware

Ennovy on 18 Apr 2024
  • 111MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Apr 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.

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:
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2022-08-27 15:06

I confirm writing to the registry (Windows 11):

shiny on 2024-03-13 10:21

not allowed to run in my region. Goodbye=)

Midas on 2024-03-13 10:27

@shiny: knowing which region that is could help others...

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BleachBit v4.6.0

rbon on 6 Nov 2023
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Nov 2023
  • Suggested by guinness

BleachBit quickly frees disk space, removes hidden junk and safeguards your privacy. You can erase cache, Internet history, cookies (including the much-maligned "evercookie"), DOM storage, unused localizations and temporary files of 70 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Adobe Reader, APT and more. Additional applications can be added with the community authored winapp2.ini cleaner list in the Preferences - General tab (requires restart).

Includes wipe function to protect privacy, support for many languages, and available for Linux and Mac OS X.

Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bleachbit.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CCleaner
What's new? See:
Latest comments
Checker on 2016-01-01 18:25

@1C3M4N: Link seems to work fine now ;)

zorro on 2020-03-15 15:13

BleachBit seems to leave traces in the last version (3.2) - after first run I found the folder ".dbus-keyrings" in the root of C:\USERS\user\
Would be interesting to put this folder to the user defined cleaners - Bleachbit then would clean up itsself...

DzejPy on 2023-12-05 05:55

Bleachbit portable downloaded using the link (from the home page) does not contain the msvcr100.dll file - without it the program cannot be run.
The author describes a bug "msvcr100.dll was not found", but for the installation, not for the portable version (
Older versions located on SourceForge contain this file - you can copy it from there.

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PureRa v1.7

I am Baas on 24 Sep 2013
  • 75KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

PureRa removes files from your computer that other mainstream cleaning programs tend to overlook. Some of the targets can simply be removed to create some valuable space while others are removed in an attempt to repair certain problems because they will simply recreate themselves. Targets that are currently removed by PureRa are: Config.msi, Thumbs.db, Iconcache.db, .sqm-files, Desktop.ini etc.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes. Writes a log file to the drive root by default.
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PureRa.exe.
What's new? [Added] CryptURLCache cleaning
[Updated] Format of 'total space cleaned' statistic in log
Latest comments
Gaxor on 2010-03-09 04:52

This is a great little tool, I do agree with Anonymous that some of the cleaning options are usually pointless as they will be recreated by the OS anyway, but it's always nice to have a tool that can do a deeper scrubbing than most other tools. I don't use PureRa often, but when I do, its because I want it done all the way.

ViperTech on 2010-03-09 09:56

@Anon Yes it Cleans files that are not used but Also It Cleans ALL of them off of your system. Some of the files olny are created WHEN the particular folder gets opened.

In this case there are very good chance that many of the files removed are for folders that are rarely accesed and therefor may not be made again. Also there is the matter of fragmentation and wasted inodes (yes Inodes is the wrong term but its the closest to what I'm thinking right now)

Over all this is a pretty good tool and very usefull.

Best use for this. Do a good disc clean then Defrag your system.

ChemZ on 2010-08-31 22:06

Who ever knew there was so much junk lying around!
Cleaned up good!

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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.

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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Remove Empty Directories v2.2

billon on 3 Jul 2017
  • 175KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Baas

Remove Empty Directories (RED) searches and deletes empty directories recursively below a given start folder. Let's you check all empty directories before deleting them. Supports multiple delete modes (including Delete to recycle bin). Allows white and black listing of directories by using filter lists. Can detect directories with empty files as empty.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: .NET Framework 3.5 or later
Stealth: ? No. Leaves a folder in AppData.
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RED2.exe.
Latest comments
Emka on 2011-12-23 06:01

Leaves a folder in AppData

shaegar on 2012-04-12 09:34

sorry, but it is not really portable, the user.config is stored in AppData in a folder dependend on the location of the exe. This is a typically .NET behavior. If you move your exe, your settings will be lost.

mik.y on 2013-09-11 09:24

Your folders will be moved to recycle bin, so you dont have to worry. Nice app, but author of this app should really learn to use some kind of config file like shaegar said:D

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Drive Cleanup Wizard v1.0.8

webfork on 17 May 2016
  • 278KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Drive Cleanup Wizard will automatically delete left-over Windows Temporary Files, files with certain extensions (.bak, .~, .tmp), empty Temporary Internet Files and the Recycle Bin.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. The application files are in the {app} folder. Launch DClean.exe.
Latest comments
NUNZ on 2007-03-12 18:02

works quickly and efficiently. does exactly as it says and does the job without fuss.

misan on 2016-05-14 20:26


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Disk Cleaner v1.6.1353

Checker on 15 Mar 2014

Disk Cleaner cleans up disk space that is used by temporary files like those in the system temporary folder, the Internet Explorer Cache and Cookies folder, and the Recycle Bin. It supports numerous plugins for cleaning up the cache/history of third party apps, including Firefox, Google Toolbar, Yahoo Messenger etc.

Note: The portability of more recent versions is in question so we are currently linking to the last known portable version.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download dclean_XXX.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Latest comments
Robert on 2010-07-30 17:01

To adhere to Vista/7 defaults, Disk Cleaner no longer writes to the application folder by default, but to the users %APPDATA% folder instead. Old behavior (that is, portable) is still supported by running Disk Cleaner with the -p command line switch.

kanu on 2013-06-12 12:09

That's right, Robert. Using the -p switch the program first tries to find a dcsettings.ini file on the program folder, if it doesn't exist then goes to %APPDATA%\Disk Cleaner — if this doesn't exist neither then it creates that folder and file. That's why the first time used -even with the -p switch- the program creates that undesired location.

Create an empty dcsettings.ini on the Disk Cleaner folder before the first run and add the -p parameter. That will do it.

Midas on 2013-06-12 18:01

Following Kanu instructions, latest Disk Cleaner version (1.8.1795 Beta) appears to be portable...

PS: If you care for this, yaP launcher posted at

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