NirSoft’s EncryptedRegView decrypts and displays secret Registry data
October 19, 2016 – 06:00 | No Comment
NirSoft’s EncryptedRegView decrypts and displays secret Registry data

NirSoft has released EncryptedRegView, a free tool which finds, decrypts and displays Registry data protected by Windows’ DPAPI encryption scheme.
DPAPI isn’t widely used, even by Microsoft products, but the program managed to find Outlook passwords, …

View and import REG files safely with RegMerge
October 1, 2016 – 13:08 | Comments Off on View and import REG files safely with RegMerge
View and import REG files safely with RegMerge

.REG files are a quick way of making multiple changes to the Windows Registry. Double-click one, REGEDIT asks if you’d like to apply its tweaks, and once you’ve said “yes” it’ll update every key in …

CCleaner 5.21 release fails to excite thanks to meagre list of changes
August 16, 2016 – 10:35 | Comments Off on CCleaner 5.21 release fails to excite thanks to meagre list of changes
CCleaner 5.21 release fails to excite thanks to meagre list of changes

Piriform Software has released CCleaner 5.21 and CCleaner 5.21 Portable for Windows PCs. The app’s rate of development continues to slow, this release once again focussing on minor updates and improvements instead of introducing new …

CCleaner 5.19 tweaks browser and Windows 10 MRU cleaning routines
June 21, 2016 – 09:58 | Comments Off on CCleaner 5.19 tweaks browser and Windows 10 MRU cleaning routines
CCleaner 5.19 tweaks browser and Windows 10 MRU cleaning routines

Piriform Software has released CCleaner 5.19 and CCleaner 5.19 Portable for Windows PCs. Once again, it’s a minor release, focussing on improvements, optimisations and some small bug fixes.
The new release has no new features or …

CCleaner 5.16 FINAL tweaks browser cleaning tools
March 23, 2016 – 08:17 | Comments Off on CCleaner 5.16 FINAL tweaks browser cleaning tools
CCleaner 5.16 FINAL tweaks browser cleaning tools

Piriform Software has released CCleaner 5.16 and CCleaner 5.16 Portable for Windows PCs.
Once again, the latest release focuses on fine-tuning the program’s browser-cleaning tools, with tweaks for Opera, Chrome and Edge the major highlights.

Delete locked Registry keys with Registry DeleteEx
March 17, 2016 – 05:24 | Comments Off on Delete locked Registry keys with Registry DeleteEx
Delete locked Registry keys with Registry DeleteEx

Deleting Registry keys is an important part of removing malware or other stubborn applications, but it’s not always easy. If the key is locked then you might see errors, or find your delete attempts just …

Log PC activity in real time with Event Monitor Service
March 3, 2016 – 04:17 | Comments Off on Log PC activity in real time with Event Monitor Service
Log PC activity in real time with Event Monitor Service

Security vendor NoVirusThanks has released Event Monitor Service (EMSvc), a Windows application which logs key system events in real time.
The package can track file creations, file deletions, PE files dropped to disk, created processes, loaded …

Registry Finder adds “search keys by modified date”
February 22, 2016 – 04:20 | Comments Off on Registry Finder adds “search keys by modified date”
Registry Finder adds “search keys by modified date”

Open source Registry editor Registry Finder has added the ability to find Registry keys modified within a date range.
This has many computer forensic applications, such as seeing the keys modified when a program was installed, …

O&O RegEditor is a handy free REGEDIT alternative
January 21, 2016 – 06:07 | Comments Off on O&O RegEditor is a handy free REGEDIT alternative
O&O RegEditor is a handy free REGEDIT alternative

O&O Software has shipped O&O RegEditor, a powerful freeware Registry editor for Windows Vista and later.
The package extends RegEdit with enhanced search tools, full copy and paste support, improved editing and more.

How to monitor Registry changes
November 18, 2015 – 08:47 | Comments Off on How to monitor Registry changes
How to monitor Registry changes

Configuring and optimising a PC takes some thought, a lot of experience and, usually, a great deal of time.
So it’s all the more annoying if your carefully tuned settings are altered by something else, without …

CCleaner 5.10 FINAL and CCleaner for Mac 1.10 focus on browser cleaning
September 25, 2015 – 05:05 | Comments Off on CCleaner 5.10 FINAL and CCleaner for Mac 1.10 focus on browser cleaning
CCleaner 5.10 FINAL and CCleaner for Mac 1.10 focus on browser cleaning

Piriform Software has released CCleaner 5.10 and CCleaner 5.10 Portable for Windows PCs, along with CCleaner for Mac 1.10.
Both builds focus on browser improvements, while PC users gain faster start-up times and improvements to the …