jv16 PowerTools 2016 – Beta 4 Released

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jv16 PowerTools 2016 – Beta 4 has been released on our community forum. There, you can find information on how to use beta level software and send us feedback.

The purpose of releasing beta level software like this is to allow people to try the software out and give us feedback on what parts of the program still need some fine tuning. It is not recommended to run this software in a work or production use computer. Always create a system backup before running beta level software.

As always, we will give out free licenses to the best beta testers. If such a beta tester already owns a license we can also issue VIP and Platinum VIP packages for free, or other similar prizes for the trouble. However, you are not entitled for any kind of free license by simply downloading these beta versions and reporting that all is fine.

Free licenses are given out only to beta testers who give us valuable feedback, such as bug reports or improvement ideas.

How to send your feedback

Please use the Post Reply button of this forum thread for all feedback related to jv16 PowerTools 2016 – Beta 4.

If you are reporting a bug, please create a zip file of the jv16 PowerTools’ Backup directory – by default this is at C:\Program Files (x86)\jv16 PowerTools 2016 Beta4\Backups. IMPORTANT NOTICE: The zip file can contain detailed information of your computer. If you are worried about your privacy, use a service such as WeTransfer.com to upload the zip file there and send us the link to the file via a forum Private Message or attach it to a new support ticket directly to our support desk.

If you are reporting a False Positive by the Registry Cleaner (or by “Clean and SpeedUp My Computer” tool), there is no need to send a Debug Log, this version does not have debug log enabled for the Registry Cleaner to show its true performance. To report a False Positive, simply send a screenshot of the False Positive, and please mention what aggressiveness settings of the Registry Cleaner you were using at the time of the scan.

You can also send your general feedback, how you feel the program works for you or if there is something you don’t understand, or if some feature doesn’t work the way you expected. Feedback like this is sometimes even more valuable than bug reports.

Change Log – What’s New (compared to Beta 3)

Bug fix: Using the Open In RegEdit feature causes the program to hang (freeze).
Bug fix: The program can show Access violation at address 00958C48.
Bug fix: In most aggressive setting, the Clean And Fix My Computer can display some registry errors with a description text of Internal error 091.
Bug fix: The software can display an error message Access violation at address 006AAB1B.
Bug fix: The software can display an error message Access violation at address 0088DD00.
Bug fix: The software can display an error message Access violation at address 005EB48A.
Bug fix: The software can display an error message Access violation at address 005EB0AA.
Bug fix: In some systems, mainly with Windows 10, jv16 PowerTools is not listed in Control Panel’s list of installed software.
Bug fix: When certain tools, for example the Software Uninstaller, is opened many times consecutively, the “Please wait” panel’s size gets few pixels bigger each time.
Bug fix: If you attempt to open Startup Optimizer before restarting your computer, you are shown an error message twice.
Bug fix: The Clean And SpeedUp My Computer can list same registry errors to be fixed again and again, even if you just fixed them.

Improvement: Enhanced the accuracy of the new registry cleaning engine.
Improvement: Improved the accuracy of error descriptions of Clean And SpeedUp My Computer.
Improvement: This version resets the trial period. If you have already ran out or running low of the 60 day trial of PowerTools Beta2 or Beta3, this build will allow you to start a new trial period of up to 60 days.
Improvement: The software will now show a detailed error message in case a third party software blocks jv16 PowerTools from fully accessing your system, for example, if some software blocks it from modifying the registry’s Run key (which is required for the Startup Timer and Startup Timer features to work).
Improvement: Added options to disable the home view of the main window, either entirely or some parts – such as hide the system health, privacy or startup times views.
Improvement: Added shortcuts for Settings, Forum and Technical Support to the Main Window.
Improvement: If an antivirus product is detected, jv16 PowerTools will now recommend whitelisting PreWorker1.exe and PreWorker2.exe as well as the software’s main executable (jv16PT.exe).
Improvement: The software will from now one check that its modifications to the registry’s automatically starting software area are not blocked by any third party software such as antivirus software or software designed to protect the automatically starting software registry keys. If such software is used and jv16 PowerTools’ access to the registry is limited, it can cause some features of PowerTools not to work properly. If such issue is detected by the software, the user is warned about this and asked to solve the problem.

What’s New (compared to jv16 PowerTools X)

1. New feature: Home screen feature in the main window shows you a summary of your computer’s health and performance, with shortcuts to the relevant tools to repair any detected issues. The home screen also allows you to see the progress of how these numbers change over time, such as after using jv16 PowerTools.
2. New tool: Startup Timer measures the time your computer takes to start up. It also measures the impact of all your automatically starting software have on the system startup to allow you to see exactly what is causing your computer to start slowly.
3. New tool: Pictures AntiSpy allows you to remove privacy threatening metadata from your picture files. The feature can be used manually or it can be set to run automatically.
4. New tool: Windows AntiSpy allows you to disable the privacy threatening features of Windows.
5. New tool: Easy Mass File Renamer offers an easier way to rename many files at the same time. The previous Mass File Renamer tool is still available for more advanced and customized mass file renaming operations.
6. New tool: Startup Details shows you the exact details of what processes were run during system startup and how much slower they are making your computer.
7. Improvement: The System Health measurement has been completely updated to give you a more exact and detailed rating of your computer’s health. Furthermore, it is now ran as a background process, meaning you no longer have to wait for it to complete. It runs periodically on the background without using much if any system resources.
8. Improvement: Fully redesigned user interface for easier user experience and the new user interface also works better with different screen sizes.
9. Improvement: Fully rebuilt Startup Optimizer allows you to easily speed up the Windows startup without removing any software. The new Startup Optimizer supports disabling the optimization per individual software and its implementation no longer requires the use of multiple starting processes.
10. Improvement: Clean and Fix My Computer has been renamed to Clean and Speedup My Computer and the tool contains dozens of improvements to allow a safer and more optimized user experience.
11. Improvement: Major improvements in the Startup Manager. For example, it can now can show the impact that each automatically starting software has on the system’s startup speed. This impact measurement is collected in real-time by the Startup Timer while the system starts and it offers a greater detail level compared to Windows 10’s Startup Manager’s “Impact to startup” rating. The Startup Manager can now also show detailed data of the resource usage at startup time per starting software, for example, you will be able to see how much system memory each starting software used during startup.
12. Improvement: Major improvements in the Software Uninstaller for more accurate listing of installed software, as well as improved software uninstallation ability.
13. Improvement: The Initial Setup of the software now needs to be run only one time – instead of once every 15 days of the previous versions – and it also takes less time to run.
14. Plus, hundreds of smaller improvements and bug fixes.

NOTE: Not all improvements and fixes are yet included to this beta version, they are still under internal testing and will be included later.

Related: New jv16 PowerTools X Update Released – Version

We have synchronized the release of jv16 PowerTools 2016 – Beta 4 with a new, updated build for jv16 PowerTools X. To learn more about the bug fixes and feature improvements that this new jv16 PowerTools X version has to offer, please continue to read its release notes here.

To benefit from the latest bug fixes and improvements it is recommended to download the latest version of jv16 PowerTools X (latest public release version of our product) and run its setup file on your system.

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