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CCleaner v2.27

While you await the holiday season or the New Year, we've got a release of CCleaner chock full of new features, updates and fixes. Read on.

Security Features
CCleaner now supports secure wiping of MFT free space for NTFS drives.

The Master File Table (MFT) contains an index of the files on an NTFS drive. As the computer overwrites and deletes files, the MFT can accumulate free space which may contain remnants of index pointers to deleted files. You can now set CCleaner to wipe the MFT free space, just as you have been able to set it to wipe free drive space.

To set CCleaner to wipe MFT free space:
  1. In CCleaner, click the Options button.
  2. On the Options pane, click Settings.
  3. In Settings, make sure that Wipe MFT Free Space is selected.


The full change log is listed below:

CCleaner v2.27.1070

  • Added support to Wipe MFT Free Space.
  • Added cleaning for Windows Explorer breadcrumb bar.
  • Added cleaning for Opera beta versions.
  • Added option to turn off CCleaner jumplist tasks on Windows 7.
  • Added menu option to Registry Cleaner to add key to exclude list.
  • Improved support for SeaMonkey 2.0.
  • Improved Windows 7 Taskbar progress accuracy.
  • Improved minimize to system tray functionality across all platforms.
  • Improved Opera cleaning by including opcache and temporary_downloads folders.
  • Improved performance of Compact database routines.
  • Improved Wipe Free Space code to avoid locks.
  • Improved security when deleting files.
  • Minor GUI and interface improvements.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Click here to visit the CCleanerCloud.com site and to download

Season's greetings from everyone at Piriform!

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Recuva v1.34

Recuva is a fast way to recover your lost, corrupted, or deleted files. We programmed it to be as fast as possible, especially when you're doing a basic scan.

Whether you're a busy executive, harried parent, or just running to and fro this holiday season, Recuva v 1.34 is for you.

Now, you can stop Recuva's scan at any time and still be able to recover the files it has already found. No more waiting for the entire scan to complete.

So if you're running a regular or deep scan, feel free to click Cancel while the scan's in progress. You can then review the files Recuva has found so far and proceed to recover them the usual way. If you were a bit premature in stopping the scan, simply run it again and let it finish.

The full change log is below:

  • Files can now be recovered without requiring the scan to complete.
  • Improvements to Thunderbird email recovery.
  • Fixed bug with "Check for Updates" link.
  • Fixed bug with tab stop not working after canceling scan.
  • Fixed wizard options bug, which affected some languages.
  • Minor bugs fixes and performance improvements.

Download now from www.piriform.com/recuva. We also suggest that you sign up for our informative, non-spam newsletter at the same URL to be informed when there's a new release of any of our products.

Thanks for reading and have a great holidays!

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CCleaner v2.26

At Piriform, we're continuing to evaluate Windows 7 in the wild, and incorporate more Windows 7-specific features into CCleaner and our other products.

CCleaner can now vacuum (or compact) SQLite databases for Firefox and Google Chrome, which can speed up those browsers. We've also added in cleaning for your computer's DNS cache.


We've made many other improvements which are listed below:

CCleaner v2.26.1050

  • Added support to clean Windows DNS cache.
  • Added vacuum SQLite databases for Firefox and Google Chrome.
  • Added publisher and version to Uninstall tool.
  • Added Taskbar jump list tasks for Windows 7.
  • Added Taskbar Progress for Windows 7.
  • Improved Exclude list registry keys addition functionality in 64bit Windows 7.
  • Improved Registry Cleaner detection algorithm and 64-bit file system redirection.
  • Improved "Save to text file" functionality in Cleaner screen.
  • Improved system tray icon activation and tooltip.
  • Improved Registry screen "fix selected issues" dialog usability by removing prompt.
  • Further improved RECURSE and REMOVESELF functionality.
  • Improved Uninstall screen detection algorithm.
  • Improved memory usage to avoid GDI leaks.
  • Fixed issue with Sticky Notes being detected as Missing startup item.
  • Fixed "Edit" and "Remove" button availability on Include/Exclude screen.
  • Fixed various GUI bugs.

Click here to visit the CCleanerCloud.com site and to download

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Recuva v1.33

When you use Recuva, you have the choice of two types of scans: a regular scan, which will find most recently-deleted files, and a deep scan that can really scour your hard drives, but takes a lot longer.

In v1.33 of Recuva, we've worked on increasing the speed of the deep scan, and we're happy to report that it runs up to 25% faster than previous versions. If you can't recover your files using the standard scan, you can now run the deep scan in much less time.

The full change log is below:

  • Added support for non-standard sector size in Windows 7.
  • 25% improvement in deep scan speed.
  • Fixed bug when multi-selecting items in thumbnail view.
  • Fixed repaint problem with thumbnail view.
  • Fixed problem with file list view not display icons correctly.
  • Added translator information to About Screen.
  • Added Georgian translation.

Download now from www.piriform.com/recuva. While you're there, sign up for the newsletter so you don't miss any news or updates.

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Introducing Speccy

Ready for Xmas we've got a new title for you to download. Our new system information and profiling tool - Speccy!

Speccy will give you detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer. Including CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio support. Additionally Speccy adds the temperatures of your different components, so you can easily see if there's a problem!

Speccy is currently available as a beta download, so we only recommend this for advanced users. A final release will be made available in a few weeks time.

For more information on Speccy, what it will do for you and to download visit www.piriform.com/speccy

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