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Offline chaosengine

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w7 privacy tools?
« on: August 02, 2013, 05:15:40 AM »
Hey,
Its been a while :)

Just installed windows 7 for a client. What tools do you use for keeping ur windows box 'clean'?

A tool to quickly wipe temp files, browser crap etc..

any other software advice would be helpful

cheers!

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Re: w7 privacy tools?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2013, 05:22:37 AM »
Hey,
Its been a while :)

Just installed windows 7 for a client. What tools do you use for keeping ur windows box 'clean'?

A tool to quickly wipe temp files, browser crap etc..

any other software advice would be helpful

cheers!

I would recommend to install Ccleaner.
It's easy to use and efficient... And the best point, it's free.

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http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner
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Re: w7 privacy tools?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2013, 05:31:31 AM »
ty i thought of ccleaner.. it is a great bit of software.

i no nitrogen mentioned a prog called Nuke or something but i cant find the post now...

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Re: w7 privacy tools?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2013, 06:16:31 AM »
I use the following cleanup/check tools ;

> Cleanup with CCleaner
(frequent use)
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

> Wipe free-space with CCleaner [with mft wiping selected!]
(single pass only, efficiency of more wipes debatable)
(bi-weekly/monthly)

> Registry error scan with Auslogics Registry Cleaner
(weekly)
http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/registry-cleaner/

> Defrag HDD (not SSD!) with Auslogics Disk Defrag
(weekly / bi-weekly)
http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/

> Registry defrag check with Auslogics Registry Defrag
(monthly)
http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/registry-defrag/


All the above free and have been using them for a while, seem to work nicely.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2013, 06:19:35 AM by TAPE »
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Re: w7 privacy tools?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2013, 06:59:21 AM »
thank you big TAPE. muchous gratsiano rodders

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Re: w7 privacy tools?
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2013, 11:29:28 AM »
PC - Decrapifier  http://pcdecrapifier.com/   (Great utility for removing bloatware) (FREE)

Noticed TAPE mentioned Auslogics, I use Auslogics BootSpeed (pretty sure it includes all Auslogics products into a suite.) You can find it online or purchase from their website.
http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/boost-speed/

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Re: w7 privacy tools?
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2013, 02:49:44 PM »
PC-Decrapifier is a great one to run on newly bought systems, but most of us will probably know what they want to keep on a new system.

I must admit I really like Auslogics and have many times considered buying BoostSpeed, but I always come back to; Do I really need to pay for that small extra ?
(of course there are other ways, but those imply you trust the source of those other ways.. I never do..)

Also, I really like having Process Explorer run at startup on all the PCs I manage, with very little explanation to users, you can tell them how to check which process is using resources which can help you help them when you get that dreaded phone call ;
"Dude, my PC seems slow.."
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Re: w7 privacy tools?
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2013, 01:38:04 AM »
ty i thought of ccleaner.. it is a great bit of software.

i no nitrogen mentioned a prog called Nuke or something but i cant find the post now...

Dariks boot and nuke??? seems a bit extreme to clean up a PC but i'd guess...

http://www.dban.org/

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Re: w7 privacy tools?
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2013, 10:47:13 AM »
cc cleaner and malewarebytes. Haven't needed anything else in years.  8)

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Re: w7 privacy tools?
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2013, 03:24:26 PM »
ty i thought of ccleaner.. it is a great bit of software.

i no nitrogen mentioned a prog called Nuke or something but i cant find the post now...

Dariks boot and nuke??? seems a bit extreme to clean up a PC but i'd guess...

http://www.dban.org/
LOL yeah that'll clean up any computer ;) nah, it wasn't that anyhoo. I remember Nitro called it Nuke *something* and it was similar to ccleaner but didn't require installing so portable and it just 'nuked' the temp files and other junk without fuss.

Tbh I recently got on hiren boot cd, installed onto a usb drive, as that has some awesome tools for privacy etc including tor for those that care.
http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd

ps. thanks for the responses.

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Re: w7 privacy tools?
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2013, 04:47:08 AM »
Agreed with Ccleaner(don't have to check manually registry so often, for example)
Following programs don't clean PC itself, they just give an idea what you have and shouldn't have.
Autoruns form sysinternals suite.
Procmon, also, from sysinternals suite.

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Re: w7 privacy tools?
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2013, 02:23:32 PM »
For cleaning the %temp% file ,i use a script that i install to run automatic on every boot.
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cd C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local
rmdir /S /Q Temp
color 02   
  i save on desktop as cleantemp.bat and for automize the action i go on Start/All Programs/ Startup -open and i create a link.Ater this i hide the file just for prevent the delete of this. Ccleaner i use a while and i don't like to much , eccept cleaning the browser cache and cookies ,i don't see a big performance.For auslogic i here now on your post ,but i ussally run wisecare 365 a tool made by microsoft. *Removed. Please read rules about posting non-white hat info* and combined whith wise registry cleaner and wise unninstaller i have some powerfull tool.
http://www.wisecleaner.com/download.html

« Last Edit: October 02, 2013, 01:00:11 PM by GalaxyNinja »

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Re: w7 privacy tools?
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2013, 12:02:21 AM »
take a look here ccleaner is shit as microsoft tools
download privazer and click one button sit back and watch like a boss
http://privazer.com/download.php

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Re: w7 privacy tools?
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2013, 10:59:22 AM »
"He who passes not his days in the realm of dreams is the slave of the days."