Jv16 PowerTools is a comprehensive suite that includes all the usual PC maintenance and cleanup tools, and a few less common modules, too.
So of course you get a Registry cleaner, a hard drive cleanup tool and a Duplicate File Finder, along with tools to uninstall unwanted software, control your Startup programs, manage your Windows services, clear your application and browser histories, apply a few Windows tweaks, and more.
Less common modules include the Registry Finder, that makes it easy to locate Registry keys containing the text you define. And a powerful File tool allows you to perform all kinds of functions on the files you specify: encrypt, decrypt, global search and replace, split or join, mass rename, remove on reboot, and more.
There are some thoughtful touches here. Run the Startup Manager, say, and not only will it list your regular Windows startup programs, but it'll also tell you how much RAM they're using right now (assuming they're active), handy as an indicator of the system resources you might be able to save.
Other modules aren't so successful, though: for instance, the File Cleaner found very few files on our test PC, grouped them in a confusing way so it was hard to identify what it had uncovered, and didn't even give us a total figure for the drive space they were occupying.
It's hard to recommend Jv16 PowerTools entirely, then, but the sheer volume of options and features means it may be worth a look. Especially as the trial version runs for 60 days, so there's plenty of time to explore everything on offer here, and find out what the program can do for you.
jv16 PowerTools 2013 is a new release with these changes:
Bug fix: The program can freeze when performing the Initial Setup or when fixing registry errors.
Bug fix: Clean and Fix My Computer (and Registry Cleaner) can experience an epic fail and report “failed to modify key” with registry keys that can be modified.
Bug fix: The Settings window doesn’t always correctly show the message that asks you to restart PowerTools for the changed settings to take effect.
Bug fix: Running the Software Uninstaller (or Decrap my Computer) can crash to EConvertError.
Bug fix: Running the File Cleaner can show a minor cosmetic glithces while the tool is running.
Improvement: Fixing registry errors with the Clean and Fix My Computer and Registry Cleaner is now a lot faster.
Improvement: The accuracy of the Software Uninstaller’s list of found software is now higher.
Improvement: The Initial Setup will now run much faster than before.
rovement: Many parts of the program will now work even faster.
Improvement: Increased the accuracy of the File Cleaner.
Improvement: Added Arabic and Korean translations.