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Ace Utilities

Posted on Wednesday, March 31 2010 @ 15:17:03 CEST by

Ace Utilities is an award winning collection of tools to optimize your PC's performance. It allows you to find and remove the junk files in your PC, invalid registry entries, delete your internet usage history, provides plug-in support to erase the usage-history for over 200 third-party applications, manage your internet cookies and much more. With a detailed startup-manager you can see what all programs, services, drivers, etc start automatically with Windows and optionally disable them. Furthermore, Ace Utilities also includes options to find true duplicate files, fix or remove broken shortcuts and to uninstall software completely. Other features include secure file deletion, disk space analysis, an empty-folder finder and more.


  • Registry Backup (RegBak, with 64-bit support) tool now included in setup and integrated into the interface.
  • Added color themes.
  • Improved 64-bit support for Disk Analysis (DA).
  • Added more file types for grouping in DA.
  • Added 'Last Modified' and 'Attribute' columns in DA.
  • Added option to scan a specific folder (local/remote) in DA.
  • To prevent application hang, Cookie Manager won't list or delete cookies when Firefox/Chrome browser is running.
  • Added option to clean Microsoft Outlook's secure temp folder.
  • Added 'usage history tracking' for the program.
  • Added progress indicators for zipping/unzipping files to backup locations (Remove Junk Files, Find Duplicate Files).
  • Performance improvement in scanning time (esp. 'Remove Junk Files').
  • Minor GUI modifications.
  • Updated built-in 'Ignore Lists'.
  • Added option to compact Firefox's sqlite databases which will improve Firefox start-up.
  • Added option to scan invalid Shared Folders entries in 'Clean System Registry'.
  • Modified scanning of 'Invalid File Association' section of 'Clean System Registry'.
  • Modified the way results are shown by 'Auto-Start Manager > Verify'. Results are now shown in the list itself.
  • Updated startup.dat.
  • Backup files are now named in chronological date order.
  • Rephrased some dialog texts.
  • Improved scheduled maintenance (added option to run at user login). Moved Scheduled maintenance to 'Options'.
  • Program now uses system colors wherever possible.
  • Revamped toolbar and icons for various tools.
  • Added keyboard shortcuts for various actions.
  • Added tooltips for various buttons.
  • Changed Ace Utilities application icon.
  • Updated nearly 30 plug-ins.
  • Removed old background style from Options > View.
  • Added an option to use system title bar and window border.
  • Only one System restore point will be created each day ('Clean System Registry').
  • Changed the progress bar style for various scanning actions.
  • Modified default column background color of list views. Now only the sorted column will have gray background. The other columns will use system colors.
  • Modified Options > View dialog. Removed custom second column color. Can now set sorted column background color.
  • Revamped 'Erase Your History' tool GUI.
  • Since 'verify digital sigs' option make 'Auto Start Manager' appear to be hung, a separate progress window is added.
  • Added progress dialogs while loading plug-in, Misc pages
  • Added a separate option in 'Erase Your History' to clear all Jump Lists including pinned items for maximum privacy.
  • Prevents non-experts from unhiding Microsoft entries in Auto-start Manager. Issues a warning if user is an expert.
  • Uninstall Manager now saves column widths and sort order.
  • Modified the invalid (question mark) icon for Auto-start Manager and Uninstall Manager (Vista and later only).
  • Improvement in speed for 'Wipe Free Disk Space' tool. Total time required is now reduced to about half of what it was before.
  • 'Erase Your History' > 'Firefox' will now detect multiple profile locations and custom cache paths.
  • 'Plug-ins' sections will now auto-detect installed programs and enable the corresponding plug-ins.


  • Fixed a nasty bug in the Cookie Manager where some protected cookies get deleted.
  • Fixed a bug related to mapped network drives in DA.
  • Fixed minor issues in 'Cookie Manager' related to Opera browser (duplication of cookie entries, unexpected occurrence of 'set profile folder' message box).
  • Fixed a bug in 'Registry Compactor' related to calculation of compaction percentage.
  • Fixed application hang of 'Erase Your History' tool in some Windows versions.
  • Fixed an issue with Internet Explorer Printing when using 'Remove Junk Files'.
  • Fixed a bug where 'Remove Junk Files' crashed while scanning very large number of files.
  • Fixed some issues related to accessing/deleting files in mapped network drives.
  • Fixed an issue with 'Securely delete Files' tool operation status dialog .
  • Fixed an issue with the warning message shown before wiping via Windows Explorer.
  • Fixed an issue with System restore point creation during first run.
  • Fixed some high-dpi issues (icon painting issues in lists).
  • Fixed an issue related to the integrity of backup zip files created with size greater than 4GB.
  • Fixed a minor issue related to the results shown by Wizard/Tray dialog when a user cancels the operation.
  • Fixed positioning of Tray task dialog (sometimes the Task dialog gets partially hidden by Windows taskbar).
  • Fixed an issue in setup where running from command-line with /D parameter had no effect when default installation path was changed.
  • A few minor bug fixes related to Windows 7 compatibility.
  • Fixed an issue with 'Secure Erase' shell context option operation status dialog.
  • Fixed an issue with 'Find Duplicate Files > Drives/Folders to Scan' dialog.
  • Fixed an issue with 'Options' > 'View' > 'Preview'. It was not showing any preview at all.
  • Fixed a bug in 'Auto-Start Manager' > 'Scheduled Tasks' option. Now it shows all the tasks that run at user logon or system boot (non-Microsoft).
  • Fixed an issue with Options > View > Set Font. It was not setting the font correctly in Vista.
  • Fixed an issue where Erase Your History was clearing user's pinned Jump Lists.
  • Fixed a crash in 'Find Duplicate files' caused by buffer overflow (an uncaught exception).
  • Fixed an issue where Firefox's Google toolbar history was not being cleared.

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