Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15 revamps user interface, tweaks tools for faster performance
May 17, 2017 – 04:06 | Comments Off on Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15 revamps user interface, tweaks tools for faster performance
Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15 revamps user interface, tweaks tools for faster performance

Windows utilities specialist Ashampoo GmbH has released Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15.0, a major new update of its Windows maintenance and optimisation tool.
Version 15 has been rebuilt around making the program easier to use via a new …

Registry Finder adds concurrent search support
April 10, 2017 – 10:18 | Comments Off on Registry Finder adds concurrent search support
Registry Finder adds concurrent search support

Sergey Filippov’s excellent Registry editor and search tool Registry Finder has hit version 2.18 with some major additions.
The big news is that searches now run independently of everything else. There’s no need to sit and …

Sysinternals unveils Sysmon 6.0
February 17, 2017 – 08:29 | Comments Off on Sysinternals unveils Sysmon 6.0
Sysinternals unveils Sysmon 6.0

Microsoft Sysinternals has shipped Sysmon 6.0, a powerful system monitor for Windows.
The new release can log processes which are accessing other processes, a simple way to detect automated Mimikatz-like credential dumping.

Registry Finder gets regular expression support
December 13, 2016 – 06:45 | Comments Off on Registry Finder gets regular expression support
Registry Finder gets regular expression support

Freeware Registry editor and search tool Registry Finder has been updated with regular expression support.
You’re now able to use regex in both the Find and Replace dialog. Just check “Use regular expressions” and go to …

Monitor file and Registry activity with MultiMon 3.0
December 12, 2016 – 13:40 | Comments Off on Monitor file and Registry activity with MultiMon 3.0
Monitor file and Registry activity with MultiMon 3.0

Resplendence Software has released MultiMon 3.0, the latest edition of its Process Monitor-like troubleshooting tool.
The program displays real-time reports on a host of system activities, including file system actions, Registry reads/ writes, application launches, thread …

NirSoft’s EncryptedRegView decrypts and displays secret Registry data
October 19, 2016 – 06:00 | Comments Off on NirSoft’s EncryptedRegView decrypts and displays secret Registry data
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 …