Clean Windows with Clean Master

If your computer is running slow and you need to do a little house keeping, use a program we found at What’s On My PC. Clean Windows thoroughly with Clean Master.   Clean Master, is usually a program used on Android devices.   The new app for Windows does a thorough job of cleaning cache, log files and more from your home computer.  Thanks Rick!

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PCWorld’s GlassWire review

Although this product is in beta, it’s first appearance appears to be very promising.  Read PCWorld’s review of Glasswire, an application that can keep an eye on your computer network to see what traffic your devices are receiving and sending.  Read more at PCWorld.

Screenshots from a local VM network

Glass Five GlassWire Four GlassWire Three GlassWire Two

Find your routers

How many devices do you pass through before surfing the web?

Detect Multiple Routers over at PCWinTech is an excellent program to find your routers.

In the scenario below, our home computers go through a wireless router and on to a router
(non-wireless) supplied by the ISP.  (Two Gateways)

PCWinTech Detect Router

 

In our home, I have multiple routers setup and as you can see on the pic below, I am going thru three wireless routers and then the ISPs router.   (Reconnected to another wireless router).

Four Routers

Bill Mullins’ review on PrivaZer – PC Cleaner and Privacy App

Bill Mullins has an excellent article on PrivaZer.   This excellent software can be used to clean your computer and protect your privacy.

This software can be ran as a portable app or can be installed.

Delete Empty Folders

So you have installed and uninstalled programs over the years.   Did you know you could have dozens or even hundreds of empty folders on your computer.   Delete these Folders with Empty Folder Nuker.   Empty Folder Nuker deletes empty folders and insures if there are subfolders with files, it skips these folders.

Link

The base folder is the hard drive or a directory you want to check.

It will take some time to scan each drive.   Deleting empty folders will optimize your hard drive (especially after defragging).

So what was the result?

You should scan through and make sure you check only folders that are not needed.   This program is around 99% accurate.  DO NOT DELETE YOUR TEMP FOLDER OR OTHER FOLDERS THAT WARN THEY ARE SYSTEMS FOLDERS.

AnVir Task Manager – Get control of your pc

I can’t help but visit Rick’s blog several times per week.  With over 600 former students and 80 current students I try to feed them freeware, opensource and software that is used in enterprise.  Rick features a bonus area that goes over to Bookmarks4techs which is his managed site of technical blogs and websites (one of the largest if not the largest on the web). Recently he featured AnVir Task Manager which shows everything you can imagine in your Windows process, and start-up allowing you to fully tweak your pc, control services, CPU, disk monitoring, remove malware and viruses and more.

Weighing in at 6.3 mb, AnVir Task Manager is easy to install and gives an excellent view of the items listed above.  During the installation I recommend not to install the registry clean pro. (Uncheck the box) Here’s a few screenshots of this excellent program.    Great find Rick!

 

 

Disk SpeedUp

Glarysoft has an excellent disk defragmentation tool that allows you to schedule, defrag drives independently or together, defrag and optimize, adjust settings and move files that are not used often or that are large to the end of the hard disk.  This defrag utility uses very little resources, is smooth in operation and is an asset to your computer’s health and performance.  Remember, always clean your computer before you defrag. Link

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