jv16 PowerTools 2017 Release Candidate 1 has been published on our forum. The beta level software can be downloaded by clicking here and installed by anyone willing to participate in the testing program described on the forum.
This means that already existing and new jv16 PowerTools users alike can dive into jv16 PowerTools 2017 and enjoy testing its new features before it gets released as a final version in August. Then, we will deliver it as a free update to all already existing lifetime customers and actively licensed customers. To purchase a lifetime license or simply subscribe to our yearly licensing model, visit the upcoming jv16 PowerTools 2017 checkout page here.
Make sure that you understand what testing beta level software like this means by reading the dedicated forum thread for this release before installing the software!
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. New tool: Check For Vulnerable Software scans your computer to look for installed software and leftovers of software with known vulnerabilities. Such software and leftovers can put the security of your computer at risk and allow hackers to spy on you or take full control of your computer.
8. 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.
9. Improvement: Fully redesigned user interface for easier user experience and the new user interface also works better with different screen sizes.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. Improvement: Major improvements in the Software Uninstaller for more accurate listing of installed software, as well as improved software uninstallation ability.
14. 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.
15. Plus, hundreds of smaller improvements and bug fixes.
NOTE: Not all improvements and fixes planned for jv16 PowerTools 2017 are yet included to this beta version, they are still under internal testing and will be included later.
Change Log – What’s New (compared to Beta 5)
Fix: The program can show message Access violation at address 0097A393 Read of address 00000048.
Fix: The program can show message Access violation at address A17317A5 Read of address A17317A5.
Fix: The program can show message Access violation at address 0082ED94 Read of address 00000059.
Fix: The program can show message Access violation at address 0068DB44 Read of address 00000026.
Fix: Running the Clean And SpeedUp My Computer can show message Internal error: SafetyNet-CREBR-2B
Fix: Clean And SpeedUp My Computer can list registry errors relating to leftover software named “zip”.
Fix: After closing jv16 PowerTools by clicking the X icon at the top right corner of its window, the software can still remaing in the memory for a period of time (jv16pt.exe visible on Task Manager).
Fix: Recommended actions icons of the Home View are not fully visible on certain window sizes.
Fix: Clicking the Support icon on Main Window opens the Forum and vice versa.
Fix: Clicking the Next and Back buttons of the Tutorial window causes some elements of the window to be incorrectly positioned.
Fix: The UI can sometimes show a file reference such as “C:\Program Files\Software\app.ex” while it obviously is referring to “app.exe”.
Fix: If user disables the setting for Performance Tweaks in Clean And SpeedUp My Computer, it is not always saved (defaults back to enabled).
Fix: Clicking Startup Timer’s Clear all but 10 last startup times button will cause the program to show Access violation message.
Fix: Clean And SpeedUp My Computer can in some systems get stuck and never finish its scan.
Fix: The startup time bars are displayed in the reversed order in the Home View.
Fix: The Main Window’s Tools menu can sometimes show elements in wrong order.
Fix: After user enables the Startup Optimizer, the Main Window can still say the Startup Optimizer is disabled (user interface not updated properly).
Improvement: Enhanced the user experience of the Tutorial window.
Improvement: Added an option to delete the setup file if one is found from the Windows Desktop.
Improvement: Added an option to automatically restart the computer after the Initial Setup has completed.
Improvement: Simplified the available recommendations of tools that should be run in the Home View when the Simple UI mode is active.
Improvement: Included the final version of the new generation registry cleaner engine for Clean And SpeedUp My Computer.
Improvement: Included the new Check For Vulnerable Software tool.
Improvement: The default backup description now contains the current date in an easy to read format (albeit the date of the backup is also always shown by the Backup Tool as well).
Improvement: Added option to install the software with default settings, skipping the tutorial phase.
Improvement: If you select the TEST ENGLISH mode, the Tutorial window will show a message to explain its purpose to you.
Improvement: The software will automatically restart after a license has been applied. Before, user was asked to restart and if no restart was made, the new license was not always applied to the user interface correctly.
If you send any debug data to us, the data contains generic information about your computer (such as processor speed, amount of ram, etc) and if you have used the software to clean your computer or remove something from your computer, this data can also be included. This version is only meant for testing. Therefore, it will automatically attempt to send via email a crash report to us in case the software crashes. These crash reports are very important for us because they help us to pinpoint the location within the software’s source code where something went wrong. The official (final) version of the software does not send any such reports to us automatically.