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CCleaner updates with full Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4 support

CCleaner continues to be one of the most popular Windows maintenance programs we cover here at Download Squad, and Piriform has released a minor (but important) update. CCleaner version 3.05 now includes full support for both recently-released Web browsers, Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4. The update doesn't stop there, however. CCleaner is now better at scanning your registry for unused f...

Square Privacy Cleaner from NoVirusThanks helps hide your tracks

NoVirusThanks has provided a trusted tool for remotely scanning files before we download them for quite some time. Now they've introduced a new, free app to help keep your desktop activities private. Square Privacy Cleaner (SPC) is like a lot of other track-hiding apps, offering to remove things like cookies, browsing history, MRU items, and clipboard contents. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chro...

CCleaner Enhancer turbo charges CCleaner's crap removal powers

Among the must-have utilities on my USB flash drive is CCleaner -- it's been cleaning my system of useless, space-wasting cruft for years. Every now and then, however, I find myself wishing there was an easy way to make it tidy up after a few additional apps without having to manually set up a handful of custom rules. Thanks to a post on Raymond.CC, I've now got a nice, simple way to do just th...

Uproot bothersome infections with NoVirusThanks Malware Remover

NoVirusThanks has offered an excellent Web-based malware scanning tool for quite some time. They've also had a desktop uploader you can use to submit files for analysis. Somewhat more recently, they added another tool to their offerings: the NoVirusThanks Malware Remover. It's a desktop program which is designed to find and remove all kinds of nasties like rogue antivirus apps, spyware, adware...

DLS (beta) review: free, portable Norton Power Eraser takes aim at malware

I spend a lot of time during the work week removing malware from customers' computers. So whenever I happen upon a new malware cleanup app, I make it a point to put it through the paces. Better tools make my job easier, after all. Today I'm checking out Norton Power Eraser -- a free, portable malware cleanup tool from the folks at Symantec. I had tried to test earlier beta versions of NPE, but...

TuneUp brings its music library cleanup skills to Windows Media Player

One day, the big, popular media apps like iTunes and Windows Media Player will include really good library clean-up abilities out of the box. Until then, we're going to have to rely on third party programs to take care of the dirty work for us. If you've got a massive library with loads of missing cover art and crappy track data, TuneUp may be the tool for you. The company's iTunes companion ha...

Vanity Remover quickly finds and removes empty folders

One of my resolutions this year was to stick to a regular system maintenance plan. I've got CCleaner set up to purge garbage files and prune my registry, Security Essentials doing nightly scans for malware, and the Windows 7 backup utility saving my important files to an external hard drive. A handy little tool I'm adding to my routine is Vanity Remover. It's a small, portable tool designed to ...

Download Glary Utilities Pro for free - today only!

Giveaway of the Day has done it again! The other day they were offering up Driver Magician Pro for free, and today they've gone one better. Until the end of the day, GOTD is providing a free download of Glary Utilities Pro - one of my favorite multi-purpose system maintenance programs. I've mentioned Glary Utilities before. On top of the cleanup, tune-up, and repair options the free version p...

How to replace the crappy pre-installed software on your new Windows 7 PC with great free apps

So you picked up a new Windows 7 laptop (or desktop) or you're planning on buying one in the very near future? If you took a look at display models in stores like Best Buy or Frye's, you no doubt noticed that new systems come with a lot of programs pre-installed. Lots of software is a good thing, right? Not always. Trouble is, what you get is often a) not really useful software or b) a time...

USB Drive Fresher automatically tidies your flash drives

On my service bench, we've got a handful of USB flash drives that get cluttered up on a daily basis. By the end of the day, they're often loaded up with drivers, backups, thumbs.db files - you name it. Yesterday, I found USBDriveFresher. It's a free utility designed to clean up flash drives with minimal fuss. You can create your own cleanup routines. Cleanup can even be done automatically, which ...

6 great free cleanup utilities for Windows

Update: Looking for more apps to help tune up, clean, and repair your computer? Check out this list of six programs that help you solve your problems for free! Nobody likes useless junk taking up valuable hard drive space. Fortunately, there's a whole slew of good, free programs out there to help us keep things ship-shape. And yes, most of them are called [letter] + Cleaner. Here are five worth ...

Portable Little Registry Cleaner tidies up Windows registry clutter

Like the dark corners of your C: drive, your Windows registry can accumulate quite a bit of clutter. Little Registry Cleaner is on the job, ready to locate registry refuse and dispose of it. The application weighs in at just over 1mb and is fully portable - just extract the exe file's contents to a folder using an application like 7zip. Start it up, click the scan button, and LRC will locate reg...

Anti-Malware Toolkit updated, supports loads of new apps

Lunarsoft, producers of Anti-Malware Toolkit, have been hard at work since I mentioned it on Downloadsquad back in August. The handy updater now supports 37 different downloads in five categories, including: Spyware: Spyware Blaster, CCleaner, RogueRemover, SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes, Spybot, Hijack This Definitions: Avast, Avira, Spybot, Malwarebytes, SUPERAntiSpyware Utilities: Dia...

Cleano cleans your temp files every time you login

Cleano is a free Windows utility that helps you keep your hard drive clean by deleting your temp files, run history, Internet explorer files, and other data. What sets Cleano apart from other utilities like CCleaner is its simple layout and a nifty little feature that lets you automatically cleanup files when you login to Windows. Cleano also happens to be a single tiny executable file, which make...

Keep your hard drive clean with Auto-Delete

Earlier today we showed you how to keep your hard drive organized with tools to remove duplicate files and clean up your file and folder management system. But what if you want to just delete all the gunk you download and never use? That's what Auto Delete is for. This free Windows utility lets you automatically delete old files in a given folder. You can fine tune the settings to delete files tha...