jv16 PowerTools is a full set of tools to keep your computer up and running. Until now your computer might have been the one who is in charge, but with it you can take the control. It contains all the tools needed for monitoring and cleaning the Registry and the file system. In addition to that, you can control all the computers in your LAN.
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- Change Log compared to the original RC3 release:
- Fix: In some systems, the Software Uninstaller does not show any installed software, instead it only shows a blank list
- Fix: The software can display an Access Violation relating to function call TInstalledAppListerThread.InitProgramInstDirs
- Fix: The software can display an Access Violation relating to function call TDebugLog.FormatDebugDataToHTML
- Fix: Clean and SpeedUp My Computer can ask you to restart your computer even if the Registry Compact feature is disabled and there is no reason to reboot
- Fix: The "jv16 PowerTools will now restart" window can show up too big
- Fix: Software Uninstaller does to recognize some common Windows software, such as Windows Defender, to be software by Microsoft Corporation (they are shown without the publisher information)
- Fix: If you change options from the Settings window and the software tells it needs to restart to apply the settings, the software will close but it doesn't always actually start again
- Fix: After running some tools and returning to the Main Window, the software can suggest restarting the computer in order to record the system's startup speed. This query should only be shown after user starts PowerTools, not after using any tools
- Fix: The software can create unnecessary registry entries under the \Run registry key for the jv16PT_PreWorker2.exe which show up as duplicates in Startup Manager. These are automatically cleaned by this version, no action from the user is required
- Fix: Starting Clean And SpeedUp My Computer can sometimes take over ten seconds with the "Loading, please wait" visible on screen
- Fix: The software can sometimes show the "Loading, please wait" text incorrectly aligned (not centered)
- Fix: The version number is sometimes displayed in an incorrect location in the About screen
- Fix: The Startup Manager does not always detect all automatically starting software
- Fix: The Startup Manager does not recognize automatically starting software disabled with Task Manager in Windows 10
- Improvement: The software is supposed to warn the user if anti-virus/anti-malware products are detected from the computer. This detection does not always detect all possible software and has now been improved
- Improvement: Improved the Software Uninstaller's ability to detect a software's version
- Improvement: In case there are duplicate entries in the Startup Manager, it will now show the software's command line parameters for easier navigation through the list of automatically starting software
- Improvement: The software will now automatically delete any left-over or duplicate \Run registry key entries it has created. These can be left-overs from a previous installation (if user removed the software without running the uninstaller), for example
- Improvement: Reduced the waiting time between the steps of the Quick Tutorial
- Improvement: Clarified the error message that can be shown in Quick Tutorial in the case user enters an incorrect name to activate the longer trial
- Improvement: The About screen now shows a scroll bar in case the window size is too small to show all the content of the screen
Reviewing 18.104.22.1682 RC3 (Sep 18, 2016)
I used this for some time many, many years ago, today it's just not needed or IMO it's not even the right program for Win 7 & up. Registry cleaning with today's PC's makes little difference in speed & risks causing issues you may not even find for some time. If you have regular C:\ images fair enough if not avoid it. Many of the PC's I fix are messed up with so called 'clean/speed up' programs - Look at the past bug fixes & the times the accuracy of registry cleaning has been fixed.
Mixed views here:
Reviewing 22.214.171.1249 (Jul 11, 2015)
better have a backup before you use this..... it works but it can cause problems
Reviewing 126.96.36.1990 (May 1, 2015)
Their open source project to loot their end users has failed, leastways that's what they stated as an excuse for abandoning the project after collecting a nice amount of money which has just disappeared after all. They redesigned the icons in haste and are merchandizing the same old junk. The last OS that JV16 somewhat worked with was Windows XP.
Modern computing as well as new Windows systems and registry will not accept this old school cleaning and tune up softpack, it only causes damage. It needs a brand new approach to system maintenance which meets the system requirements that this tool fails to deliver and will never do as the development was halted many years ago and the company is only interested in ripping off their costumers.
To perform tune up by system cleaning, to fix system and registry errors please run proper analysis, contact technical support or visit Microsoft FixIt site that provides system repair patches for many different problems that will restore the damaged registry keys and errors to the original Windows settings without deleting or modifying any other values.
Reviewing 188.8.131.524 (Mar 18, 2015)
I'm surprised to see a new version of this released, given all the comments on the Macecraft forum and elsewhere that complained about the company founder absconding to the far east with money given to take the product open source. I never contributed to that, given that I already had a lifetime license. I haven't used it on Windows 7, as I haven't seen the need. For uninstalling crapware, I use IOBit Uninstaller (free and works well, but installs a trial version of other IOBit software that must be uninstalled itself). However, for my former Windows XP PC, it was the best registry tool (of a generally bad lot) I had tried. Several others, including Norton Utilities, had screwed up the system so bad as to require a reinstall from scratch. I didn't use agressive settings, however. My opinion nowadays is that registry cleaners in general, are unnecessary. With CPUs as fast as they are now, even a bloated registry can't take that long to process. I do think that using a registry is a bad design. A program should use it's own .ini file, resource file, or something similar, to store user and other program information. *Nix has the right idea.
Reviewing 184.108.40.2064 (Mar 17, 2015)
I have used Power Tools for years without major problems, and just upgraded to this latest version (220.127.116.114) using the Platinum lifetime license I purchased a few months ago. I did not have any problems receiving it.
But as with any registry cleaner, you have to be careful. I have never had a crash or problem with the operating system because of it, but I do have to exclude one special-purpose utility. That is what the exclusions are for. I think the registry compactor and a few other options are more trouble than they are worth, and there is no point in removing items that will be recreated on the next reboot, but you can just add those items to the exclusion list. So learn how to use it, and if you like cleaning registries, it is one of the more thorough ones out there.
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