Phoenix Software Updates

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  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    As I am one of the assistant editors at Major Geeks, I thought I would create a thread here with the most popular program updates for ease of access.

    I only support software with no PUPs as I am against PUPs no matter how great a program might be.

    Sometimes I may post updates to paid programs only if I think they are really worth it.

    Note: If an app has a setup file or a portable (.ZIP) version, I usually link to the portable version as it's easier to manage and doesn't need to be installed cluttering your registry
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    Download all Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables Libraries (All-In-One Installer)

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    7-Zip v16.04 [Open-source but very good compression manager for all kinds of compressed files]
    3DMark [The latest and one of the best graphics benchmarking utilities]
    3DMark11 [The former best graphics benchmarking utility]
    Action! v2.4.1 [The best screen capture/recording program]
    Adobe AIR v24.0.0.180 [Required for some Adobe apps to function properly]
    Adobe Flash Player v25.0.0.148 [Still used on many websites to play Flash content]
    Adobe Flash Player Uninstaller v25.0.0.148 [Remove all Flash Player programs and their remnants from your system]
    Aero Glass for Windows 8 / 10 [A small tool that brings back the Aero Glass effects to Windows 8/10]
    AIDA64 Extreme Edition v5.90.4200 [One of the best system info utilities and great for stress testing your computer]
    AS SSD Benchmark v1.9.5986.35387 [One of the best SSD/HDD benchmarking tools]
    A Sharper Scaling v1.2 [provides you with a way to easily keep your upscaled images crisp and clear]
    ATTO Disk Benchmark v3.05 [Benchmarking utility for your SSD/HDD]
    Avidemux v2.6.17 [Avidemux is a video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks]
    Audacity v2.1.3 [Free audio editor]
    Autoruns v13.70 [Control your Startup programs/services/tasks startup to enable or disable certain items]
    BatteryInfoView v1.22 [A tool to show you detailed info about your computer's battery and wear level]
    BitDefender Free Edition v1.0.6.12 [One of the best FREE AVs out there, no bloat like the paid version]
    BootRacer v6.5 [A tool that helps you time your boot time and see if anything is causing a slowdown in the boot process]

    CCleaner v5.29 [The best junk files cleaner]
    CDBurnerXP v4.5.7.6521 [free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs]
    CINEBENCH_R11.5 [A great CPU/Graphics benchmarking tool]
    CINEBENCH_R15.03 [A great CPU/Graphics benchmarking tool]
    Classic Shell v4.3.0 [The best Start Menu alternative for Windows 8/10]
    Crucial Storage Executive v3.38 [A tool that helps you manage your Crucial SSD and update its firmware]

    CrystalDiskInfo v7.0.5 [A tool that gives you all the info you need about your storage drives]
    CrystalDiskMark v5.2.1 [A great storage drive benchmarking tool]
    CPU-Z v1.79 [A tool to display info about your CPU, RAM, etc.]
    Display Driver Uninstaller v17.0.6.3 [A tool to completely remove the graphics driver on your computer and all its remnants] {DO NOT USE THIS VIA THE REBOOT IN SAFE MODE method if you have a PIN or Password on your Windows account otherwise you may be locked out completely!}
    Drive Icon Changer v1.00 [a tool to easily change your drive icons in Computer]
    EagleGet v2.0.4.21 [A very good free downoad manager that can also download streaming videos from sites like YouTube]
    Everything Search Engine v1.4.1.867 [The best search engine to find any file on your computer instantly, no indexing required]
    Exact Audio Copy v1.3 [A free program that helps you extract the audio from your CDs to MP3 or other formats]
    ExperienceIndexOK v1.21 [program for assessing and displaying your Windows Experience Index or to quickly start a new calculation of the performance index]
    FastStone Capture v8.4 [The best screen capture utility but it's paid, it can even record videos and scan documents]
    FastStone Image Viewer v6.1 [One of the best image viewers]
    FastStone Photo Resizer v3.8 [One of the best image resizing programs]
    foobar2000 v1.3.14 [One of the best audio players for all audio formats]
    FlashFXP v5.4.0 (Build 3970) [The best FTP Manager]
    Futuremark SystemInfo v5.0
    [Used in conjunction with a lot of Futuremark products like 3DMark to pull system info and provide it to those programs]
    Futuremark VRMark v1.0.1227 [virtual reality benchmark from the developers of 3DMark]
    Garmin Express v5.3.1.0 [Used to manage your Garmin GPS, or other Garmin products]
    GeekBench v4.1.0 [cross-platform benchmark that you can use for measuring the performance of your PC's processor and RAM]

    GeekUninstaller v1.4.3.108 [The best freeware program uninstallers out there, very safe to use]
    Google Chrome v58.0.3029.81 [The best browser IMO]
    Google Chrome Cleanup Tool v18.101.0 [A tool that helps you completely clean up your Chrome browser and related profiles]
    Google Drive v2.34.5075.1619 [A program to manage and sync with your Google Drive account]
    GParted Live v0.27.0 [Freeware partition management program]
    GPU-Z v1.20.0 [The best tool to get all the info you need about your GPU]
    HandBrake v1.0.7 [open source cross-platform video converter]
    HashMyFiles v2.22 [A tool to get the hashes of files]
    HD Tune Pro v5.60 [Another great storage drive benchmarking tool]
    HWiNFO64 v5.50 [The best tool to give you the temps of CPU, GPU, Drives, and a lot of info about your hardware]
    HWMonitor v1.31 [A great tool for hardware monitoring like temps and sensors]
    Intel Driver Update Utility v2.7.2.4 [A tool that helps you update your Intel Drivers]
    Intel Extreme Tuning Utility v6.2.0.24 [The official overclocking tool from Intel]
    Internet Download Manager v6.28 (Build 6) [The best download manager that can also download streaming videos from sites like YouTube]
    iTunes v12.6.0.100 [A program to manage your Apple Devices and sync your stuff]
    Java Runtime Environment [Selft explanatory]
    Logitech Gaming Software v8.92.67 [Logitech Gaming Devices Drivers and management tool]
    LosslessCut v1.6.0 [cross-platform video editor for lossless trimming and cutting of videos]
    Macrium Reflect FREE v7.0.1967 [The best system imaging program]
    madVR v0.91.9 [madVR is a tool worth trying for all media enthusiasts who want to get the best out of their video files. Videos have a crispier look and the graphic card works at its full potential so your movies look a lot more like real life]
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware v3.0.6.1469 [A great tool to go alongside your antivirus that detects stuff which your AV might miss]
    Malwarebytes AdwCleaner v6.046 [one of the best Adware/Spyware removal programs]

    memtest86 Free Edition v7.3 [A tool to test your RAM]
    Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Installer (All-In-One) [Single installer for all Microsoft Visual C++ Libraries]
    MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition v10.2.1 [One of the best and easiest to use partition management programs]
    MPC-HC v1.7.11 [The best lightweight media player for all your media files]
    MSI Afterburner v4.30 [Overclocking tool for your GPU]
    Notepad++ v7.3.3 [One of the best free Notepad programs]
    NVFlash v5.353.0 [A tool that helps you flash a new VBIOS to your GPU]
    nVIDIA GeForce Experience v3.5.0.70 [Helps you apply the optimal graphical settings for your games easily]
    nVIDIA Inspector v1.9.7.8 [A tool that helps you overclock your GPU and set other parameters]

    O&O ShutUp10 v1.5.1389 [Do not use Windows 10 without this, helps you get rid of all the Windows 10 shenanigans]
    Origin v10.4.8.36918 [Origin gaming platform]
    ParkControl v1.2.5.8 [Utility that facilitates tweaking of core parking and CPU frequency scaling settings of Windows power plans]
    Passmark PerformanceTest v9.0 (Build 1014) [A great but paid tool to benchmark your all of system's components]
    Panda Free Antivirus v17.0.1 [A not so bad free antivirus]
    Panda Antivirus Pro 2016 v17.0.1 [Paid version of the Panda AV]
    PDF-XChange Viewer v2.5.318.1 [The best free PDF Reader without PUPs or bloat]
    Prime95 v26.6 [CPU Stress Test tool]
    Prime95 v29.1 [CPU Stress Test tool]
    PrimoCache v2.7.0 [A program that helps you make the max use of the free RAM on your system by caching frequently used programs into RAM]

    Primo Ramdisk v5.7.0 [Helps you create a virtual disk out of your RAM, great for temp folders and scratch disks]
    qBittorrent v3.3.12 [The best Torrent client with no PUP/Adware]
    RAMMap v1.5 [Helps you see how all the RAM on your system is used]
    ReClock DirectShow Filter v1.9 [Considered a frame rate adaptor for media files that do not match the video card refresh rate]

    Revo Uninstaller Free v2.03 [One of the best free program uninstallers]
    RTSS Rivatuner Statistics Server v7.0.0 [Framerate monitoring, On-Screen Display and high-performance videocapture service provider for other graphics card utilities]
    Rufus v2.14 [A tool that helps you create bootable USB Flash Disks or CD/DVDs from the OS ISO]
    Samsung Magician v5.0.0.790 [Helps you manage and tune your Samsung SSD]
    Sandboxie v5.18 [A program that enables you to run other programs in an islated environment, useful if you don't know if a program is harmful that way it won't touch your actual OS]
    SanDisk SSD Dashboard v1.4.4.4 [Helps you manage and tune your SanDisk SSD]
    Shotcut v17.02.05 [Open source video editor]

    Skype v7.35.101 [Chat with your friends and family]
    SpeedGuide.net TCP Optimizer v4.0.6 [A tool that helps you get the max out of your internet connection, BACKUP before using it]
    Steam v2.10.91.91 [Steam gaming platform]
    SUPERAntiSpyware v6.0.1236 [I use this to get rid of tracking cookies, it's not so great with malware, MBAM is for that]
    SIW (System Info) 2017 v7.2.0423 [System Info Tool]
    Tag&Rename v3.13 [The best Audio File Tag Editor]

    TeamViewer v12.0.75813 [The best and most secure remote assistance program]
    TeraCopy v3.0 [a program designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed with a pause / resume option]

    ThrottleStop v8.48 [A tool that helps you overclock your CPU, change voltage, stop CPU throttling, etc, More Info]
    TestMem5 v0.10 [ Memory test tool]
    UltraISO v9.6.6.3300 [The best but paid ISO editing/creation programs, a must have!]
    UltraSearch v2.12 [The best search utility for your system that finds any files in seconds, way better than the built in Windows search]

    Unchecky v1.0.2 [Helps you install programs without having to worry abouot unchecking all the additional/unwanted additions that come with it]

    Uplay v31.1.0.5143 [Uplay gaming platform]
    Unigine Superpostition Benchmark v1.0 [Brand new GPU stress-testing tool from Unigine. Unigine allows you to run the benchmark in several performance modes ranging from Low Quality upwards to Ultra, Extreme and even more complex settings]
    VMware Player v12.5.5 (Build 5234757) [One of the best Virtual Machine tools if you want to install another OS and run it alongside your current OS as a program]
    VRMark v1.1.1272 [Find out if your PC can handle VR with Futuremark's new VRmark]
    Western Digital SSD Dashboard v2.0.1.0 [A tool to manage your Western Digital SSD]
    WhoCrashed v5.53 [A tool that helps you find out what caused a system crash]
    WinDirStat v1.1.2 [WinDirStat is a free, open-source disk usage analyzer and cleanup software for Microsoft Windows]
    Windows 7 Games For Windows 10 v2 [Install the old Windows 7 games onto your Windows 10 OS]
    Windows 10 Media Creation Tool v15063.0 [A tool that downloads the latest ISO for Windows 10 and can even create a bootable USB Flash disk]
    Windows Firewall Control v4.9.7.0 [A tool to manage your Windows Firewall but with more options]
    Windows and Office ISO Download Tool v4.33 [A tool that can download any edition of Windows or Office]

    Windows Update MiniTool v20.12.2016 [A tool that allows you to update your Windows manually without having Windows update enabled if you want to take full control of what updates get installed]
    WinRAR v5.40 [The best compression file manager]
    wPRIME v1.5 [A good tool to benchmark and stress test your CPU, always RUN IT AS ADMIN]
     
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  2. Awhispersecho

    Awhispersecho Notebook Evangelist

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    Awesome man. Will check some of these out. Thanks
     
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  3. Papusan

    Papusan BGABOOK's = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    @Phoenix Could you also find a clean download link for Wprime Hwbot version 1.55 for your thread? I think the main site http://www.wprime.net doesn't have it anymore. Put also in Cinebench R11.5:)
     
  4. Phoenix

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    HWiNFO updated to v5.34

    wPRIME v1.5 added

    Latest Google Chrome Browser added,

    Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool Added

    Not adding Cinebench as that is not something that gets updated anymore since it's obsolete in addition, one can easily find it with a simple Google Search ;)

    Geek Uninstaller and Revo Uninstaller Free added to the list
     
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  5. Papusan

    Papusan BGABOOK's = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    Thanks. But I am somewhat disagree when it comes CB R11.5
    Very very Important software should have been on the list anyway. Oh well that's just me, HaHa:D
     
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  6. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Prime95 28,9?!? Woah, slow down there, cowboy!
    26,6 is where it's at!
     
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    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    No, I mean 26,6 is usually preferred version to test your OC. At least for Haswell (E). Newer versions usually put too much unnecessary load.
    Not sure about AMD CPUs or newer Intel CPUs.
     
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    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    Oh I don't know about these details, I just post the latest updates
     
  10. Papusan

    Papusan BGABOOK's = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    Prime95 version earlier than 28.5 have no AVX support. A big Max temp difference between newer and older Prime95 in stress test. Maybe also put in the pre version of P95 without Avx instructions in the thread. More like normal heavy load. And there isn't much software who use Awx today.
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