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CM DiskCleaner
Version: 2.1.7
Release date: October 2006
License: Freeware
OS: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
Download size: 6333 kB
CM DiskCleaner is an application designed to find garbage on your computer. Every computer in use is filled with unnecessary files and registry entries over time. CM DiskCleaner has a unique Registry Cleaner and a Disk Cleaner to help you find this garbage. The Registry Cleaner resolves problems and is the best of it's kind. No difficult choices or settings to select. Created based on our own experience and it resolves a lot of computer problems every day. Designed for both technical and non-technical users.
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Release date: 12/01/1999
License: Freeware
OS: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download size: 1148 kB
CNotePad features all of Notepad's basic functionality along with a toolbar, search-replace, a spell checker and a multiple document interface that lets you open several files at once. However, it doesn't open files larger than 64 kB.
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Log Monitor
Version: 1.4.2
Release date: 07/25/2002
Author: Vadim Dumbravanu
Home Page:
License: Freeware
OS: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download size: 596 kB
Log Monitor is a files and directories monitoring tool. The program periodically checks selected file's modification time and executes external program if file's time was changed or not changed. For directories it handles such events as files change, addition or removal.
- Several files can be monitored simultaneously, each file has its own interval and is processing in the separate thread.
- List of files stores in the configuration file.
- Minimizes to System Tray.
- There is ability to pause monitoring of selected files. "Paused" state can be stored in the configuration file.
- Works on the schedule, can check files and directories only during selected time interval and days of week.
- Ability to pass changed/added file(s) information to the external program via parameters.
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Version: 1.1
Release date: 09/16/2005
Author: LynX
Home Page: ?
License: Freeware
OS: Windows 98/2k/2k3/XP
Download size: 83 kB
When you launch a lot of applications, you get many windows on screen (desktop), and switching between them became very difficult.
Deskillusion allows avoiding such trouble, by increasing the number of available to you desktops, and giving you possibility to switch between them. This allows to you freely, and easy, group launching programs, by any criterions. There is an illusion, like you working on multiscreen system, where on every screen you are launching different applications.
Deskillusion are fast/functional/small virtual desktop manager. This program has simple interface, and give you possibility to create and use 100 desktops, between which you can switch by hotkey combination (you can specify this combination manually), and this is not all features!
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Effective Desktop
Version: 1.01.245
Release date: 07/12/2001
Author: David Yuheng Zhao
Home Page:
License: Freeware
OS: Windows 98/98SE/ME/2000 (should also work under Windows 95/NT4 with Internet Explorer 4.0 or later installed)
Download size: 1066 kB
Effective Desktop is a set of utilities to extend your Windows desktop and make it cleaner and easier to use.
With ExplorerX, you can hide unused icons in the tray notification area and change the appearance of the Start button & Start menu.
TaskbarX adds more functionality to the Windows taskbar and provides modules like calendar and clock.
WindowsX provides multiple virtual desktops to Windows.
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Version: 1.3.0
Release date: 09/24/2002
Author: Kalle Immonen
Home Page:
License: Freeware
OS: Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2K/XP
Install support: No
Download size: 58 kB
RAMBoss is a small, yet effective utility for freeing up system RAM on Windows 95/98 systems. Also should work on other systems such as Win 2000 or XP, but you'll get most out of it on 95/98.
Why use RAMBoss?
The way that Windows treats memory (at least in 95/98 systems) is not very good, and sooner or later the system will most probably crash. You can use RAMBoss to keep your system up and running for lot's of longer times than without.
RAMBoss is not fullfilled with any extra-features like graphics showing CPU-usage / RAM-usage, it just does what it has to do. Compared to RamBooster, which has very low CPU-usage, RAMBoss has 50% lower usage, and _a lot_ lower system resources usage!
RAMBoss was written totally in Win32 Assembly, making it possible to create small, fast, and very useful application for the whole Windows product family.
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Version: 4.8
Release date: 05/11/2002
Author: Liveye
Home Page:
License: Freeware
OS: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
Install support: Yes
Download size: 1514 kB
Wintercooler is a free utility to help you keep your system healthy and responsive by monitoring CPU usage, RAM consumption and Internet connection speed.
It gives you a detailed overview of your hardware and software configuration. It frees memory so your applications will run faster and smoother and it also can speed up your Internet connection up to 350% faster. Now it fully supports Windows XP and it comes with a brand new and powerful memory defrag utility!
Note: The Wintercooler author site is no longer up & running so there is no way to download Wintercooler from the authors site, but you can download Wintercooler version 4.8 from with no support.
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Ascii Finder
Release date: 06/15/2004
Author: Alex Kowald
Home Page: ?
License: Freeware
OS: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
Other requirements: VB Runtime 6.0
Install support: No Install Support
Download size: 25 kB
Easy to use development tool. Finds the Ascii code for any key. Great program for easy Ascii reference. Needs windows 95 and up (to XP Pro) and also VB Runtime 6.0 dll. Includes ascii compare mode where you can find codes between and equal to a value. Also has a basic to mode to stricky find Ascii codes.
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